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  • Odisha govt. seeks report from DMs on loss caused due to heavy rains
  • India-Russia military drill Indra-2017 kicks off in Vladivostok
  • President Ramnath Kovind to be chief guest at state foundation day function on Nov 15
  • US Secretary of State travels to India and several other countries this month
  • 40 pc dengue patients from TN getting treated in Pondy : CM
  • Sri Lankan shares recover from 10-day low in dull trade
  • Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners
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  • Spain to present measures to impose direct rule on Oct 21 :PM Rajoy
  • Depression over coastal Odisha likely to weaken gradually : MET
  • Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest
  • MP triple murder case: No arrests made so far
  • Pradhan launches supply of Pipe Natural Gas in Bhubaneswar
  • Haryana amends affordable Housing Policy 2013
  • CM provides loans to nine persons, appeals to banks to provide loans
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NZ PM says final election tally does not weaken his chances of forming a coalition govt

WELLINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said a final election tally released on Saturday did not fundamentally change negotiations between his National Party and the nationalist New Zealand First Party to form a coalition government.
The final count in the Sept. 23 election showed National had lost two seats compared to the preliminary count on election night, but remained in the lead with 56 seats, compared to the opposition Labour Party's 46.
"I don't think it weakens it significantly at all, the fundamentals haven't altered," English told reporters in Queenstown in response to a question on his party's negotiation position.
The inconclusive election results have left neither major party with enough votes to form a government without populist New Zealand First, which holds nine seats.
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Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar steps down

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Citing family issues, Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar, today resigned from his post, a source in the Law Ministry said.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:29 PM
Festival of Lights aftermath: Delhi air quality slides

Festival of Lights aftermath: Delhi air quality slides

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) A day after Deepavali, air quality level slid to severe level from very poor in Delhi.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:02 PM
PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

PM blames 'nervous' Congress for refusing his help for 2013 U'khand flash floods

Kedarnath, Oct 20 (UNI) Blaming a 'nervous' Congress for blocking his efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled that the UPA II Government, then in power in Uttarakhand, had refused his offer as Gujarat Chief Minister to rebuild the hill shrine of Kedarnath after the devastating 2013 flash floods in the hill state.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:30 PM
Home Minister to pay homage to Police Martyrs on police commemmoration day tomorrow

Home Minister to pay homage to Police Martyrs on police commemmoration day tomorrow

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh will pay homage to police martyrs here on Saturday on the occasion of police commemmoration day.

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20 Oct 2017 | 3:44 PM
Gujarat CM Rupani, Swamy flay Chidambaram for attack on EC

Gujarat CM Rupani, Swamy flay Chidambaram for attack on EC

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The BJP on Friday slammed senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his adverse remarks on Election Commission for delay in announcing the poll dates for Gujarat.

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20 Oct 2017 | 4:02 PM
Rahul takes jibe at injunction on media publication for writing on Jay Shah

Rahul takes jibe at injunction on media publication for writing on Jay Shah

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP on the injunction against a media publication for writing an article on an increase in assets of Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.

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20 Oct 2017 | 5:48 PM
Ganga at Varanasi to be pollution-free soon

Ganga at Varanasi to be pollution-free soon

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The government has claimed that soon the Ganga river will flow pollution-free along the spiritual city of Varanasi and the objective of Nirmal Ganga will not just remain a dream.

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20 Oct 2017 | 4:01 PM

40 pc dengue patients from TN getting treated in Pondy : CM

20 Oct 2017 | 5:45 PM

Puducherry, Oct 20 (UNI) Stating that 40 percent of the degnue patients getting treated in government hospitals here are from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said and claimed that there was no dengue deaths in government hospitals in Puducherry.

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