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WB: Indian Coast Guard rescues B'deshi fishing boats with 31-member crew

Updated: Aug 18, 2016 20:03 IST      
WB: Indian Coast Guard rescues B'deshi fishing boats with 31-member crew

Kolkata, Aug 18 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard rescued Bangladeshi fishing boats Allar-dan with 15 men and Farhad with 16 crew members, after it became non-operational due to engine failure in mid seas.

The rescue operation was undertaken during bad weather which had developed owing to the low pressure off the West Bengal coast on 16-17 August.

The crew of Allar-dan were shifted to a local fishing boat and Farhad with 16 crew members were towed to Frazerganj with the help of local fishing boats.

The fishermen were provided food and required medical assistance by Indian Coast Guard.

The entire operation was coordinated by Coast Guard Regional HQ (NE)

"Coast Guard is maintaining enhanced vigil in view of the extremely rough sea conditions and we are ever prepared to render any kind of assistance to seamen in distress." HQ, Inspector General KR Nautiyal said. (ANI)

Delhi court to hear defamation case against Kapil Mishra

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 06:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): A Delhi court will on Friday hear Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's defamation case filed against Kapil Mishra for levelling corruption charges against him.

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], July 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today at 11 a.m.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir activist Sushil Pandit, while welcoming the nabbing of Hurriyat leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, on Friday said that the graver charges against Separatist leaders must be probed.

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BJP confident of Nitish's victory in floor test

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 04:32 IST     

New Delhi/Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday expressed confidence over Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar proving majority on the floor of the house.

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NCP dubs Bihar upheaval pre-planned

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 04:19 IST     

New Delhi/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 28 (ANI): The swift developments in Bihar, with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation to his swearing-in again within 24 hours, made the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday dub it as pre-planned.

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TN: PM Modi flags off weekly express train at Rameswaram

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:53 IST     

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the weekly express train Shraddha Sethu Express in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram.

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Flood situation in Assam under control: Rijiju

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:38 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The flood situation in Assam is under control and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) with the state government is keeping a constant round the clock watch on the situation, the Centre said in Parliament on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday sentenced Abid Khan for five years of rigorous imprisonment and asked him to pay Rs. 5,000 for hatching a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts and owing allegiance to the banned terrorist organisation ISIS.

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J-K: Terrorists fire upon joint party of Army, Police

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:30 IST     

Shopian/Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 27 (ANI): Few terrorists fired upon a joint party of the Army and the Police on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir, which was returning from a cordon and search operation at Shopian district's Materbugh area.

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Ministry of Defence enhances financial powers to Armed Forces

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 22:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence on Thursday decided to delegate substantial financial powers to the Armed Forces for undertaking works for the perimeter security of sensitive military installations.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July27 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday announced that the state government would soon launch a mobile app for farmers to apply online for the loan waiver and for this, the government has opened nearly 26,000 facilitation centers to help them fill the forms.

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Howrah (West Bengal) [India], Jul 27 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who visited the flood-affected areas on Thursday, said she has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam does not release large amounts of water which has been causing flood in several areas.

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Party had no idea about CM Nitish's plan, claims JD(U)

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 22:11 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Surprised with the overnight change in the government in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) senior leaders on Thursday asserted they had no idea about the decision being taken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday remained unperturbed after three of its members from Gujarat joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the deflection won't affect the party's prospects in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.

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Chhagan Bhujbal files fresh plea in special PMLA court

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 21:42 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 27 (ANI): Ex-deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Thursday filed a fresh bail plea in special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court here.

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jul 27 (ANI): Former deputy inspector general (Prisons) D. Roopa on Thursday said she wouldn't apologise and is ready to face the court proceedings after former Director General of Police (Prisons) H.N. Sathyanarayana Rao sent a legal notice asking her for her unconditional apology into the alleged bribery remarks she had made against him.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): With the latest political ruckus in Bihar, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Thursday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stating that the recent episode in the state politics has brought his dubious character to fore.

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CBI arrests garrison engineer employee for accepting bribe

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:54 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested Lt. Colonel J.S. Bath of Garrison Engineer and R.B. Chauhan, an assistant in Garrison engineer for accepting bribe for clearing pending bills of civil contractor.

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LS passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Lok Sabha passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Several amendments were moved by the government during the passage of the Bill.The Bill amends the 2013 Act to address difficulties in implementation with respect to compliance requirements and facilitates ease of doing business.

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Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid talk about nationalism on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra's show

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Bani Simer Kaur

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra recently invited Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid on his chat show 'Shut Up Ya Kunal' on YouTube with the aim of providing them an opportunity to speak their mind.

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