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Bihar storm: 32 killed, more than 80 seriously injured
Thirty-two people were killed and over 80 seriously injured as a nor'wester ravaged several Bihar districts on Tuesday night, destroying thousands of huts and standing crops.

Principal secretary to Bihar Disaster Management Department Vyasji on Wednesday said the maximum number of 25 deaths were reported from Purnia district, while six have died in Madhepura and one in Madhubani.

The storm hit Purnia, Madhepura, Saharsa, Madhubani, Samastipur, Darbhanga and Samastipur uprooting several thousand trees, damaging power lines and ... Read More
US Ambassador visits Startup Village, offers support to boost startup ecosystem
Kochi, Apr 18: In a remarkable gesture of goodwill and possible long-term cooperation in the development of startup ecosystem in India, US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma on Friday visited Startup Village and interacted with the young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials.

Responding positively to the Startup Village officials’ request for facilitating young entrepreneurs’ visit to Silicon Valley in the US, Mr Verma said he will examine the possibility of supporting a “Landing ... Read More

Better plumbing engineering can enhance sanitation: Conference
Hyderabad, Apr 18: Plumbing fraternity of the country stressed today the need for better engineering practises in their profession so as to conserve water and to ensure the best hygiene and sanitation.

The 19th Indian Plumbing Conference, which concluded here, held a special panel discussion on the “Role of Plumbing in Smart Cities and Swachh Bharat”, besides holding deliberations on varied topics like trends and expectations in Water Supply Systems, Drainage and Vent Systems, Water Efficient ... Read More
Top Kashmir separatist leader arrested
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have arrested a prominent separatist leader just a month after his release from his prison.

They say Masarat Alam has been encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the disputed valley.

He was arrested from his home in Srinagar city on Friday.

He ended a four-year jail term last month for violent protests in 2010 against Indian rule in Kashmir in which more than 100 people were killed.
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Jayalalithaa's bail in disproportionate assets case extended
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa till the disposal of her appeal before the Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case in which she has been sentenced to four years in jail.

The apex court also allowed the plea of the Karnataka High court registry, which had filed an application on behalf of the judge hearing the appeal seeking extension of the deadline ... Read More
Over 500 dancers perform on one stage in Kochi, enter Asia Book of Records
Source : ANI
Over 550 dancers achieved a record for Kerala after performing the traditional Pinnal Thiruvathirakali dance on one platform, leaving the audience mesmerised.

Around 544 women and eight men entered the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records after performing this traditional form of singing and dancing.

Women dressed in traditional attire of white sari with golden border, called 'settum mundum' and men clad in kurta and lungi performed for more than an hour ... Read More
Should Kashmiri Pandits have enclaves?
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) Chief has been detained by police for protesting against segregated colonies for Kashmiri Pandits. He wants them to return to their original homes in the valley.

Several separatist leaders also joined him in the protest. The police used tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had assured the Centre of providing land for a composite colony of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, the separatist ... Read More
Delhi to invite suggestions for participatory budget: AAP
New Delhi: In a bid to prepare a participatory budget, Delhi government will be inviting suggestions from public through Mohalla Sabhas.

"The Delhi government will be issuing advertisements inviting suggestions from the public for preparing a participatory budget," Aam Aadmi Party's spokesperson Raghav Chadha said on Friday.

The demands and suggestions given by electorate through Mohalla Sabhas will be prioritised on the basis of voting done by the electorate of that constituency, he said.
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Andhra encounter protests rock Tamil Nadu, bus services to AP hit
IndiaToday.in New Delhi
TV grab of protests in Tamil Nadu over the Chittoor encounterTV grab of protests in Tamil Nadu over the Chittoor encounterProtests continued in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday against the gunning down of 20 people in a police operation said to be against sandalwood smugglers in Andhra Pradesh even as bus services to the neighbouring state were disrupted due to incidents of stone pelting.

Police said four persons were arrested over attacks on buses ... Read More
IIM in Kozhikode, Kerala, Sets Impressive Record
Kerala: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode entered the record books over the weekend with the largest number of women graduates from any top business school in India -more than 50% of the batch. The best all-round performer, as well as the second and third rank holders, were women.

"To have so many women in a class meant a lot of learning. This will be to my advantage as I join the corporate world ... Read More

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