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  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam
    7:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) The CBI Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki

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  • Bangalore child rape: Activists, parents protest against school
    2:55 PM

    Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) Hundreds of socio-political activists and parents Friday staged a massive demonstration against a private school in the city’s eastern suburb where a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped twice this week by a teacher. Seeking severe punishment to the suspect and stringent action against the school

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  • World Bank aid for power projects in northeast
    1:21 PM

    Agartala, Oct 31 (IANS) The World Bank would provide a major share of Rs.8,150 crore for improving power transmission system in six northeastern states, officials said Friday. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) would execute the World Bank-aided projects in six of the eight northeastern states. “Under the

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  • Modi flags off Run for Unity
    8:29 AM

    New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off Run for Unity from Vijay Chowk to mark the the birth anniversary of India’s first home minister Sardar Patel. Modi walked along the Raj Path to India Gate after flagging of the run in which hundreds of people

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  • Another Bangalore school girl raped, suspect arrested
    12:07 AM

    Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) A physical training teacher at a private school was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a six-year-old student twice this week, a police official said. “We have arrested the accused, Jaishankar, on a complaint by the victim’s parents that he had allegedly raped their young daughter twice

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  • IS releases 25 kidnapped Kurdish students in Syria
    10:19 AM

    Damascus, Oct 30 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has released 25 Kurdish students it had kidnapped in Syria last May, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Wednesday said the released school children were part of 150 Kurdish students captured by the IS fighters late

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  • Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as ‘heroes’
    4:25 AM

    Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them “heroes” deserving to be applauded rather than discouraged. “All of them have signed up to leave their homes and their loved ones to head straight into

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  • India plans second Mars mission in 2018
    10:28 PM

    Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Riding on the recent success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India plans to revisit the planet in 2018, possibly with a lander and rover to conduct more experiments, a space official said Wednesday. “We plan to launch a second mission to Mars in 2018, probably

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