Live: Modi lovers in Mumbai should move back to Gujarat, says Nitesh Rane

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 03, 2013 10:13 hrs

3.35 pm:

Pak nationals using Indian voter ID, ration card; probe ordered

Taking strong note of reports of some Pakistanis here availing facilities at par with Indian nationals and getting voter I-cards made in their names, the district administration has ordered a thorough probe.

"There is report of eight Pakistani nationals who are living in Ballia on long-term visa and their visas have to be renewed every year. The district administration has got a complaint that these Pakistanis have got ration cards made and voter I-cards in their names and are availing facilities at par with Indian national", District Magistrate (DM) Sunil Kumar Srivastava told PTI.

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2.55 pm:

Ganga reaches extreme danger level mark

Due to water level increase in the upper catchment areas of the rive, the Ganges today touched the extreme danger level mark in Malda district.

Irrigation department officials said the water level will continue to increase in the next few days as the same has been happening in places like Allahabad and Patna.

Officials have warned of inundation may occur in few places of the district.

2.20 pm:

Narendra Modi lovers in Mumbai should move back to Gujarat, says Nitesh Rane

A defiant Nitesh Rane, the 31-year-old son of senior Congress leader Narayan Rane, today not only refused to take back his words mocking the Gujaratis settled in Mumbai, but even tried to qualify it by saying he meant those who love Narendra Modi should go back to Gujarat.

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1.30 pm:

No construction on river banks in Kedarnath: Uttarakhand CM

No construction will be allowed on river banks in Kedarnath and near other shrines in Uttarakhand and a reconstruction plan has been chalked out to ensure sustainable development, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said Saturday.

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12.25 pm:

Explosion near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

An explosion occurred today near the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, bordering Pakistan.

Confirming that there was a blast in front of the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, the officials sources said "all Indians are safe."

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12.05 pm:

Blast near Indian consulate in Afghanistan city

An explosion took place Saturday near the Indian consulate in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, reported Xinhua citing a media report.

11.30 am:

Durga fights back, meets UP chief secy claiming innocence

Hindustan Times:
Six days after she was suspended for taking on the powerful sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shakti Nagpal, the 28-year-old sub-divisional magistrate of Greater Noida, reached out to the state government on Friday to proclaim her innocence, possibly spurred by the massive outpouring of support she has got.

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10.47 am:

NDTV:  Make amendments in food security bill, writes Jaya to PM.

10.10 am:

Birthing boutiques attract big bucks in India

Global investors are excited about this new Indian baby. They are checking into birthing boutiques for India's affluent middle class who increasingly bypass traditional nursing homes and large multi-specialty hospitals when choosing child birth destinations.

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9.20 am:

Shoot orders issued in Karbi Anglong

The Hindu:
Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district as large-scale arson by Statehood supporters continued in different parts of the Hill district and also on the outskirts of Diphu where curfew has been clamped and the Army staged a flag march. Supporters of the movement for a separate Bodoland snapped the rail link between the North-east and the rest of India on Friday.

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8.40 am:

Most doctors in urban India are not MBBS: Study

In a shocking representation of the lack of essential healthcare, the largest chunk of doctors in the country do not hold the MBBS degree (bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery) — a basic prerequisite to practice modern medicine (allopathy). Instead, they have degrees of alternative medicine like ayurveda or homeopathy, but they may still be prescribing a significant portion of allopathic medicines.

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8.00 am:

Greater Noida locals brave bullets, chase away sand mafia

A few hours after a villager opposing the sand mafia was shot dead in Raipur village of Noida on Wednesday, a group of villagers in Greater Noida took on the goons when they sneaked into their land.

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7.30 am: 

Maoists blow up rail track in Bihar's Gaya, trains standed

Maoists blew up a railway track near Gaya on Friday night, disrupting traffic on the Gaya-Mugalsari route of East Central Railway.

The explosion on the track between Taraiya and Guraru railway station occurred at around 11 PM, barely 20 minutes after the pilot engine of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani train crossed the area, Gaya Railway DSP Sunil Kumar told PTI.

There were no casualties.

There is usually a gap of one hour between the pilot engine and the train which follows it. Following the blast, the Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani train was stopped at Taraiya station.

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