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AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said.An Assam Home Department official said that th...

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Maha Police: Navy sailor 'concocted' his kidnap-murder story

Maha Police: Navy sailor 'concocted' his kidnap-murder story

<br>A fortnight after the tragic death of the IN's Leading Seaman, Surajkumar M. Dubey, 27, the Palghar Police's detailed investigations have punched holes into his claims and allegations as per a 'dying declaration' recorded by the police before he succumbed to 90 percent burns on February 5 ...

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At least four killed, seven injured in road accident in Burdwan

At least four killed, seven injured in road accident in Burdwan

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) In a tragic accident, a speeding truck mowed down as many as 11 people, killing at least four in the spot, in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Wednesday.Police said the incident took place on the National Highway (NH)-2 this evening near Palsit when the truck hit a group of p...

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Drug peddler held with heroin worth 25 lakhs

Drug peddler held with heroin worth 25 lakhs

New Delhi, Feb 24 ( IANS ) The Anti-Narcotics Cell of South East District has arrested a drug peddler identified as Shakeel Ahmed and seized heroin worth Rs 25 lakhs from his possession.On interrogation, the accused said he got in touch with one Taju and Rubail, who were engaged in supply of Heroine...

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Mamata writes to Modi seeking help to buy vaccines for everybody

Mamata writes to Modi seeking help to buy vaccines for everybody

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) With high-voltage state Assembly polls round the corner, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Centre to support in purchasing the required number of Covid-19 vaccines "on top priority basis".She said that ...

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President's rule in Puducherry murder of democracy: V Narayanasamy

President's rule in Puducherry murder of democracy: V Narayanasamy

Puducherry: Outgoing Chief Minister of Puducherry and senior Congress leader, V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday reacted angrily to news of imposition of President's rule in the Union Territory. "Implementing President's rule in Puducherry is a murder of democracy," he told IANS over telephone.The senior ...

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Internal disputes in Cong appear in Bihar's Katihar district

Internal disputes in Cong appear in Bihar's Katihar district

Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Internal disputes among Congress leaders are coming out into the open in Bihar quite regularly of late.The latest case emerged from Katihar district, where the supporters of Manihari MLA Manohar Prasad and Prem Rai, the district president of the party's Katihar unit, took on eac...

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Kisan Congress to lay siege to Agriculture Ministry on Feb 26

Kisan Congress to lay siege to Agriculture Ministry on Feb 26

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Kisan Congress on Wednesday announced that it will lay siege to the Union Agriculture Ministry here on February 26 on the completion of three months of the farmers protest over the three farm bills in the national capital region.Addressing the media, Kisan Congress Vice ...

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AP records 94 more Covid cases, tally 8.89 lakh

AP records 94 more Covid cases, tally 8.89 lakh

Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh recorded 94 new Covid cases on Wednesday, raising the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 66 more persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.Chittoor district reported the highest number of cases at 21, followed by Visakhapatnam (15), Anantapur (1...

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Nitish evading debates on people's issues: CPI-ML (Liberation)

Nitish evading debates on people's issues: CPI-ML (Liberation)

Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) CPI-ML (Liberation) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said here on Wednesday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is running away from discussions on the serious issues that matter and the people's questions. "If he claims to be different from the BJP, his politics must ...

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