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Ireland education fair organised in Lucknow

Ireland education fair organised in Lucknow

Ireland education fair organised in Lucknow

Lucknow:

The Irish government on Sunday organised its education in Ireland fair in Lucknow for students who wish to pursue higher education in Ireland.

The fair saw Irish institutes addressing various aspects pertaining to programmes available, intakes, offer acceptance, campus life, accommodation, international student support, scholarships, culture, and queries of students and parents here, a…

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One dead, 17 injured in jallikattu

One dead, 17 injured in jallikattu

One dead, 17 injured in jallikattu

Coimbatore:

One person was gored to death while 17 others were injured, one of them seriously, during jallikattu (bull-taming) here on Sunday.

Subash Chandra Bose (24) of Pudukkottai died after the horn of a bull went to his chest while another Murugan (37) of Madurai district got critically hurt when another bull gored him in his throat.

About 1,000 bulls and 820 tamers took part in the event…

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DD gears up for Trump's visit

DD gears up for Trump’s visit

DD gears up for Trump's visit

New Delhi:

Public broadcaster Doordarshan has deployed a fleet of high definition broadcast vans and cameras in Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi to provide live coverage of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, a statement said on Sunday.

The live feed for DD India will be distributed globally.

“Apart from major American and European TV news networks who will be carrying the global live feed of DD…

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Woman techie loses Rs 8.23 lakh to cyber fraudster

Woman techie loses Rs 8.23 lakh to cyber fraudster

Woman techie loses Rs 8.23 lakh to cyber fraudster

Nagpur:

A 26-year-old woman software engineer from Nagpur in Maharashtra was allegedly cheated of Rs 8.23 lakh by a man claiming to be an US government official, police said on Sunday.

The victim, who was aspiring to work in the US, was in the need of International English Language Testing System Certificate (IELTS) and had posted a message for the same on her Facebook account, a police official…

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AAP eyes UP, to contest panchayat polls this year

AAP eyes UP, to contest panchayat polls this year

AAP eyes UP, to contest panchayat polls this year

Lucknow:

Buoyed by its decisive victory in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to turn its focus on Uttar Pradesh as it outlined its plans on Sunday to recruit 25-lakh members in the politically-crucial state and contest the panchayat polls later this year.

AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh said party workers would visit 1.07-lakh villages in the state during the next three months, and gather…

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Trumps to get taste of Gujarat: Khaman on menu list

Trumps to get taste of Gujarat: Khaman on menu list

Trumps to get taste of Gujarat: Khaman on menu list

Ahmedabad:

Famous Gujarati delicacy ‘khaman’ has made its way into the menu of the high tea to be offered to US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania during their brief visit to Sabarmati Ashram here on Monday.

Apart from khaman, the VVIPs from the US and their delegation will be offered broccoli and corn samosa, apple pie, kaju katli and a variety of teas to choose from, said chef Suresh…

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Cops, friend thwart suicide attempt by Kolkata man

Cops, friend thwart suicide attempt by Kolkata man

Cops, friend thwart suicide attempt by Kolkata man

Kolkata:

Timely intervention by the Kolkata Police and a friend saved the life of a city man who went live on Facebook to give updates of his suicide attempt early on Sunday.

Sources in the Kolkata Police said the 30-year-old man, a resident of Garfa area, had announced his decision to commit suicide around 1.30 am.

One of his friends alerted the police, following which a team of officers rushed…

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Girl ends life after being raped in Rajasthan

Girl ends life after being raped in Rajasthan

Girl ends life after being raped in Rajasthan

Jaipur:

A 14-year-old girl allegedly hanged herself on Sunday after being raped by a man in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, the police said.

The girl had gone to collect feed for cattle in the fields in an area under the Halena police station limits on Saturday when the man allegedly raped her, they said.

When the girl raised the alarm, her brother who was working in the field came to her rescue.…

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2 injured during gunfight in Ghaziabad, 1 held

2 injured during gunfight in Ghaziabad, 1 held

2 injured during gunfight in Ghaziabad, 1 held

Ghaziabad:

A man wanted in several criminal cases and a constable were injured during a gunfight in Ghaziabad, police said on Sunday.

At a checkpoint on Hindon Canal Road on Saturday night, two motorcycle-borne men were asked to halt, but they fired upon the police team and sped away in the opposite direction, according to the police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Anshu Jain told PTI that the…

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Mamata should submit accounts of funds spent instead of writing to PM: Dilip Ghosh

Mamata should submit accounts of funds spent instead of writing to PM: Dilip Ghosh

Mamata should submit accounts of funds spent instead of writing to PM: Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata:

BJP West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday claimed that in order to avoid submitting accounts of funds provided by the Centre, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent a letter demanding release of the state’s share of money instead of attending meetings in Delhi for the purpose.

Holding that the Centre gives the state adequate funds, Ghosh claimed that funds get returned to the…

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India looks forward to welcoming US President Trump: PM Modi

India looks forward to welcoming US President Trump: PM Modi

India looks forward to welcoming US President Trump PM Modi

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India looks forward to welcoming US President Donald Trump, who will arrive on his maiden visit to the country beginning February 24.

The US president will be on a two-day visit to India.

“India looks forward to welcoming @POTUS @realDonaldTrump. It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in…

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Security guard killed by unidentified assailants

Security guard killed by unidentified assailants

Security guard killed by unidentified assailants

Nagpur:

An elderly security guard posted at a steel company in Kalamna area of the city was allegedly killed by unidentified persons, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday, they said.

“The deceased, identified as Namdeorao Bawne (69), was sitting on a chair at the company’s gate when some unidentified persons came from behind and hit him on the head with an…

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Unprecedented security measures in place in Delhi for Trump's visit

Unprecedented security measures in place in Delhi for Trump’s visit

South Korea proposes clear-air project with China

New Delhi:

ITC Maurya, the hotel where US President Donald Trump will check-in on Monday, has been brought under an unprecedented security cover with anti-sabotage teams involving the Army and paramilitary conducting checks on the routes to be taken by the visiting dignitary.

Security agencies are also working in close coordination with the US Secret Service, officials said.

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Trump to visit Sabarmati Ashram with PM Modi on Monday?

Trump to visit Sabarmati Ashram with PM Modi on Monday?

Trump to visit Sabarmati Ashram with PM Modi on Monday?

Ahmedabad:

US President Donald Trump will visit the Sabarmati Ashram here in Gujarat during his maiden visit to India on February 24, city Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accompany Trump to the Ashram, which is closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and India’s freedom struggle, in the midst of their joint roadshow from the international…

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President Trump's engagements in India

President Trump’s engagements in India

Prez Trump now says 10 million people to welcome him in Ahmedabad

New Delhi:

Here is the official schedule of US President Donald Trump’s engagements in India as issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Monday, February 24

1140 hrs — President Donald Trump to arrive at Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport, Ahmedabad

1215 hrs — Sabarmati Ashram (Ahmedabad)

1305 hrs — Namaste Trump Event at Motera Stadium

1530 hrs — Emplane for Agra

1645 hrs — Arrival at…

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Seven killed, 15 injured in road accidents in Bihar

Seven killed, 15 injured in road accidents in Bihar

Seven killed, 15 injured in road accidents in Bihar

Darbhanga/Sasaram:

Seven people, including three of a family, were killed and 15 others were injured in two road accidents in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Rohtas districts on Sunday.

In the first incident, three persons were killed and three others were injured when their car collided with a road divider on NH 57 and overturned near Kakarghati village in Darbhanga district, Deputy Superintendent of…

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Two cops injured after car falls into gorge in JK

Two cops injured after car falls into gorge in JK

Two cops injured after car falls into gorge in JK

Kishtwar/Jammu:

Two policemen were critically injured after their car skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Sunday, police said.

Constables Fayaz Ahmad and Mohammad Yaqoob were on their way to Kishtwar from a remote village, a police official said.

He said the driver lost control of the vehicle on reaching Bhandarkote and it fell into the gorge…

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Tuskers trample 3 villagers to death, leave 5 injured

Tuskers trample 3 villagers to death, leave 5 injured

Tuskers trample 3 villagers to death, leave 5 injured

Puri (Odisha):

Two wild tuskers trampled three persons to death and left five others injured in separate incidents in Puri district, police said on Sunday.

The incidents took place in several villages under Delang and Pipili police station limits. While two persons died on Sunday morning, another succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night.

Police said the elephants strayed into villages such as…

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POCSO cells in Bihar schools to hear sexual harassment complaints

POCSO cells in Bihar schools to hear sexual harassment complaints

POCSO cells in Bihar schools to hear sexual harassment complaints

Patna:

Schools in Bihar would soon have ‘POCSO cells’ to hear complaints of sexual misconduct and exploitation, a government official said here on Sunday.

Bihar Education Project Council, an organization dedicated to achieving Universal Elementary Education (UEE) in the state, had last week issued direction to all district education officers to set up POCSO cells in schools, with students among…

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Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in S.Africa, extradited

Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in S.Africa, extradited

Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in S.Africa, extradited

Bengaluru:

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari has been arrested in South Africa and being brought to India by a team of officials, including senior IPS officers from Karnataka, a top police official said on Sunday.

Pujari, wanted in many cases including extortion and murder and been on the run for over 15 years, was deported to Senegal, from where he had jumped bail last year, and extradited.

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