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High Court seeks report from Jharkhand govt on mob lynching

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Monday sought a report from the state government on the mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Seraikela-Kharsawan district on June 17 and the violence that took place in Ranchi during an agitation to protest the tragedy. A division bench of Justice H.C. Mishra and Justice Deepak Roshan was hearing a PIL filed by Pankaj …

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‘Over 2,000 died due to extreme weather events in India in 2018-19’

New Delhi: More than 2,000 people died in India in the last one year due to extreme weather events, the Environment Ministry informed Rajya Sabha Monday but denied any direct connection to the global issue of climate change. In a written reply to a query, MoS in Environment Ministry Babul Supriyo said, “As per the information received from the Ministry …

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Liquor shops, slaughterhouses on Kanwars’ route to be shut

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure no liquor shops and unauthorised slaughterhouses function on the route of the upcoming Kanwar yatras to various Shiva temples in the state. The month-long yatra will start from July 17 with the beginning of the Hindu month of ‘Saawan’. Officials have been directed to get the roads on …

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Cong, JD(S) in a huddle to save Karnataka govt

Bengaluru: A day after the resignation of over a dozen ruling Congress-JD(S) MLAs rocked the ruling coalition in Karnataka and plunged the state into a political crisis, both parties have gone into a huddle to discuss the next course of action to save the government. This comes even as opposition BJP said it is keeping a watch on the ongoing …

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Unaware of K’taka MLAs’ presence in Mumbai: BJP

Mumbai: The Maharashtra BJP claimed on Sunday that it was not aware of the presence of ten dissident MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) combine from Karnataka in Mumbai, even as a saffron party leader was spotted at a hotel where the legislators are put up. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan accused the BJP of attempting to topple the democratically elected Congress-JD(S) …

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Amid leadership confusion in Cong, Rahul loyalists Scindia, Deora quit posts

New Delhi: The spate of resignations within the Congress continued on Sunday with Rahul Gandhi loyalists Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora resigning from their posts in the party, weeks after the Lok Sabha poll debacle. While Scindia resigned as AICC general secretary for Western Uttar Pradesh, Deora resigned as Mumbai Congress chief; both took moral responsibility for the party’s poor …

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Team Rahul’s future uncertain

New Delhi: Inducted into key roles with much fanfare and hope, top members of team Rahul Gandhi face an uncertain future as the party deals with the aftermath of its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha election and resignations pour in. Gandhi recently quit as the Congress president, taking responsibility for the drubbing, and many of his closest aides followed …

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Will not withdraw resignations, say K’taka MLAs camped in Mumbai

Bengaluru: Even as Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy went into a huddle with the coalition leaders in a last-ditch attempt to save his 13-month-old alliance government, hit by resignations of over a dozen Congress-JD(S) MLAs, disgruntled MLAs camped in Mumbai Sunday made it clear they will not withdraw. This comes even as opposition BJP said it is keeping a …

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31 fishermen go missing in Bay of Bengal

Kakdwip/Kolkata: A total of 31 fishermen on board two trawlers have gone missing in the Bay of Bengal Sunday after they had ventured into the deep seas without paying heed to the warning of authorities, a state minister said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters because of inclement weather, …

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Kerala priest arrested for sexual abuse of minors

Kochi: A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys’ home here, police said. George alias Jerry was arrested on a complaint lodged by the parents of the children, who ran away from the home in Perumbadom near here on Saturday night when he allegedly attempted to sexually assault them, they said. The …

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