Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

US, UK, France support India’s permanent membership in UNSC

NYC(PTI): The United States, Britain and France on Monday reaffirmed their support to India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council as text-based negotiations to expand the most powerful wing of the world body begins in November. PM Narendra Modi at G4 Summit with Germna Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japan PM …

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AAP leader Somnath Bharti surrenders before Delhi police

AAP leader Somnath Bharti accused of domestic violence by his wife Lipika Mitra surrendered before Delhi Police on Monday. Bharti, who was accompanied by his lawyers, reached the Dwarka North police station in his car at around 10.10 pm and made himself available to the police. Wearing a red tee, …

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Congress, BJP spar over Modi’s ‘damaad’ barb during US speech

New Delhi: The BJP and Congress traded barbs over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks in the US, where he made an oblique reference to the unproven corruption taint on Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law. Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu sought to know why the party was getting unnecessarily perturbed since Modi did …

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Coal scam: No evidence against ex-PM Manmohan, CBI tells court

New Delhi(PTI): CBI on Monday opposed in a special court the plea of ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others as additional accused in a coal scam case, saying the application was “devoid of any merits”. Special public prosecutor RS Cheema told …

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Lower Drinking Age Linked to High School Dropout Rate

NEW YORK: Amidst the calls to lower the legal age for drinking — including in India where the permissible age is 25 — a new study said the move could lead to high school dropout rates. The report looked back at high school dropout rates in the 1970s to mid-80s …

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Boat capsizes in Assam, 20 missing

Guwahati, Sep 28 – About 20 people were missing after a boat carrying about 200 people capsized in a river in Assam’s Kamrup district on Monday. Locals said the boat, going from Hatikhola to Gomi over the Kalahi river, developed a snag at Sampupara near Chaigaon and overturned after hitting …

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Boat with 200 onboard capsizes in Assam

Guwahati(PTI): An overcrowded mechanised boat carrying nearly 200 people on Monday capsized in River Kolohi in Assam’s Kamrup district. The details on the casualty is not known yet, and there are no reports yet on any passenger being rescued. The engine of the boat, carrying the passengers from Chaygaon to …

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