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  • Seven wards of Oulgret municipality declared as ODF
  • Nine MPs to be presented Sansad Ratna awards for outstanding performance in Parliament
  • Poonam Mahajan demands SIT probe into murders due to Left Wing terrorism
  • Velrasu takes over as new Municipal Commissioner
  • Man stones father to death in Thane
  • 2-lakh visited Tulip Garden, being expanded further next season
  • Drastic changes made in IT laws to weed out black money: Official
  • JGBs gain, taking cue from slumping equities
  • Thane gets 100 ft tall flag post
  • Vikram Phadnis' directorial debut 'Hrudayantar' to be showcased at Goa Marathi Film Festival
  • Vikram Phadnis' directorial debut 'Hrudayantar' to be showcased at Goa Marathi Film Festival
  • Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future
  • UP Minister grabbed Waqf land, says Shia Central Waqf Board chairman
  • Nikkei slips as yen gains, but still manages weekly rise
  • Drug addict kills aunt in Moga
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Six South Africans killed at naval base after sewer gas leak

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 17 (Reuters) Six South African men, including three soldiers, died today when they were overcome by methane gas leaking from a sewer at a naval base in Durban, a navy spokesman said.
"There was gas leak and some of the workers called our soldiers for help," said Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi, spokesman the Naval Base situated on Salisbury Island off South Africa's east coast.
"The three soldiers went down into the sewer pit to try and rescue them, and all six of them were overcome by gases," he said, adding that 22 people had been taken to hospital for treatment.
Emergency service ER24 said in a statement that rescue teams had already retrieved the bodies of six men from the sewer pit.
"Paramedics assessed all six men and found that they showed no signs of life," ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said, adding that local authorities were investigating the incident.
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PM opens country’s longest bridge; walks in solitude over new bridge

PM opens country’s longest bridge; walks in solitude over new bridge

Guwahati, May 26 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the country’s longest bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river, in the eastern tip of Assam.

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26 May 2017 | 11:50 AM
UP Minister grabbed Waqf land, says  Shia Central Waqf Board chairman

UP Minister grabbed Waqf land, says Shia Central Waqf Board chairman

Lucknow, May 26 (UNI) Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvvi has alleged that State Waqf Minister Mohsin Raza was involved in the Waqf property scam.

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26 May 2017 | 12:39 PM
Govt to ensure public is not  affected due to liquor shops : CM

Govt to ensure public is not affected due to liquor shops : CM

Puducherry, May 26 (UNI) Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told the Assembly today that the government will ponder over to establish the liquor shops in such a way that the public will not be affected.

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26 May 2017 | 12:39 PM
Bridging gap: Modi brings Bhupen Da in Arunachal’s lap

Bridging gap: Modi brings Bhupen Da in Arunachal’s lap

Itanagar, May 26 (UNI) The longest bridge of the country, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, on the mighty Brahmaputra river not only reduced travel distance between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by almost five hours but also brought out a lesser known fact to the fore that the legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika was an Arunachali, going by his place of birth.

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26 May 2017 | 11:59 AM
No relief for Geelani, Shabir also put under house arrest in Srinagar

No relief for Geelani, Shabir also put under house arrest in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 26 (UNI) There was no relief for chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani while chief of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was again put under house arrest in Srinagar, where separatists have given a call for protest after Friday prayers against rewarding the Army Major who used a man as human-shield on April 9 in Central Kashmir district of Badgam.

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26 May 2017 | 11:58 AM
Tripura ratified GST bill

Tripura ratified GST bill

Agartala, May 26 (UNI) Tripura Legislative Assembly yesterday unanimously passed Tripura Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017 and Tripura Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017, paving the way for the rollout of the indirect tax regime from July 1 next in the state.

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26 May 2017 | 11:54 AM
Nine MPs to be presented Sansad Ratna awards for outstanding performance in Parliament

Nine MPs to be presented Sansad Ratna awards for outstanding performance in Parliament

Chennai, May 26 (UNI) Nine Members of Parliament would be presented with the annual Sansad Ratna Awards-2017 for their outstanding performance.

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26 May 2017 | 12:39 PM
Ford to name new head for Europe, Asia - FT

Ford to name new head for Europe, Asia - FT

25 May 2017 | 5:20 PM

Undated, May 25 (Reuters) Ford Motor Co, which earlier this week named turnaround expert James Hackett as its chief executive officer, will announce replacements for some of its key executive positions as early as Thursday, the Financial Times reported, citing sources.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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