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Varanasi stampede: Sheila Dikshit blames lax police, organizers

Updated: Oct 17, 2016 15:42 IST      
Varanasi stampede: Sheila Dikshit blames lax police, organizers

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 17 (ANI): Congress' chief ministerial candidate in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election Sheila Dikshit on Monday blamed the state administration for the killing of 24 people in the Varanasi stampede during a sabha of Baba Jai Gurdev.

She said that there was lapse on the part of the organisers and the police to handle the situation here.

"We are here to show our condolences to the deceases family. It was a very unfortunate incident. This event takes place every year so; somewhere there was a lapse in the party of police and organizers to handle it," she told ANI here.

At least twenty-four people, including 20 women, were killed and more than 60 others injured in a stampede as thousands of followers of religious guru Jai Gurudev scrambled to cross a bridge in Varanasi on October 15.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha, spoke to the officials and enquired about the incident.

He also offered his condolences to the victims and announced a financial aid of Rs. Two lakh each to the families of those who died in the stampede and Rs. 50,000 to those injured. (ANI)

Lynching of Kashmir cop against Islam, humanity: Congress

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Condemning the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith by a mob, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday stated that the brutal act was against both tIslam and humanity.

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Bimal Gurung resigns from GTA's chief executive post

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:42 IST     

Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], June 23 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Friday resigned from the post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

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Darjeeling unrest: 43 GJM members resign from GTA

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:32 IST     

Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], June 23 (ANI): At least 43 Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) members resigned from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

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Next PSLV launch to carry replacement satellite: ISRO

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:25 IST     

Sriharikota [India], June 23 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday in its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites.

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Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] June 23 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday branded the cop lynching incident as 'murder' and assured action in the matter.

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): The Indore Police on Friday denied the death report of 17 patients due to oxygen supply cut and said the death was due to illness.

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New Delhi [India] June 23 (ANI): National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the President of India is above politics.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Ram Nath Kovind, who has been chosen as a nominee by the National Democratic Party (NDA) for the upcoming Presidential elections, filed his nomination papers in the Parliament House here today.

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Cop lynched: Two arrested, third identified, says J-K Police

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:06 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] June 23 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said two people have been arrested and a third person has been identified in connection with the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Friday expressed her happiness at being nominated, while stating that the poll is a fight of ideology.

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Bhind (Madhya Pradesh) [India] June 23 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader named Gajraj Jatav on Friday announced cash reward of Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who would sever tongue of Jammu and Kashmir Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for supporting Pakistan after it defeated India in Champions Trophy finals.

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CBSE declares NEET-UG results

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 12:42 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): After persistent delays, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the Under-Graduate results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which was taken by 12 lakh students aiming to join medical and dental colleges across the country.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 23 (ANI): Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday condemned the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith by a mob, stating that such brutality to snatch the humanity and values cannot be allowed.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday announced the addition of 30 new cities under the Government of India's 'Smart City' project, with the total number of cities under the umbrella project reaching 90 so far.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for successfully launching Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) for earth observation from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota earlier in the day.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the constitution of a seven-member medical board to examine the medical condition of a 23-week pregnant woman who had sought permission to abort her foetus suffering from serious abnormalities.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 23 (ANI): Branding the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith as a 'shameful' act, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned the people of the state to not test the patience of the security forces, who use restrain in dealing with locals.

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Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India] June 23 (ANI): Darjeeling, a home to some of the oldest and renowned boarding schools in the country, is facing an indefinite shutdown over the demand of a separate Gorkhaland.

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New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday asserted that the Income Tax department inquiry in connection of the ownership of Benami properties is a conspiracy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against him.

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Chandrababu Naidu 'purchasing' votes: CPI

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 11:13 IST     

Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) state secretary K Ramakrishna slammed Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister (CM) N Chandrababu Naidu for allegedly purchasing votes during elections.

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