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President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet nation on New Year

Updated: Jan 01, 2017 09:03 IST      
President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet nation on New Year

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended warm wishes to the citizen on the occasion of New Year.

"My warmest greetings and best wishes to all my countrymen in India and abroad on the occasion of New Year," President Mukherjee tweeted.

"May the New Year bring progress and prosperity to our glorious nation," he added.

The President also urged the nation to pledge to make India a beautiful country which is clean and pollution free.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to extend his warm wishes on the occasion saying, "Greetings on the start of 2017. May this year bring good health, happiness and prosperity in everyone's lives."

Joining the beeline, External Minister Sushma Swaraj, also extended New Year greetings to everyone. (ANI)

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] August 20 (ANI): General Manager of Northern Railways, Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said that a probe is underway in the Utkal Express derailment, adding if there was a minor work on the tracks when the accident took place which affected the safety of the public, then a required investigation will take place.

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Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): In a scathing attack, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday asserted that YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy is associated with corrupt and criminal people.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 20 (ANI): In the first definitive step taken post the deadly Utkal Express derailment, an FIR has been lodged against unknown persons under various sections including 304 A of IPC (death due to negligence).

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] August 20 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the terror funding issues and naxalism, the Northeast region has witnessed 75% and 40% fall respectively in both the areas.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The higher authorities of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) opened a school within the premises of the Recruit Training Centres (RTC) to facilitate better education opportunities to their children.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday launched a scathing attack against the Centre over the deadly Utkal Express derailment and indicated that casualties and death due to train accidents soared up after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power.

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New Delhi [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered the Chairman of the Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by end of the day, in connection with the Utkal Express derailment in which 23 people have been killed.

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Need a 'five-year plan' for Indian railways: BJP

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 12:04 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): Following the derailment of 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which killed 23 people, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suggested a five-year plan for the Indian Railways, adding that all the money earned by the Railways should remain with it.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): Left shaken after surviving the deadly Utkal Express derailment, survivors of the tragedy are still coming to terms with their ordeal.

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PM Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 11:25 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): On the occasion of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled his contributions to the nation.

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Khatauli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): Locals of Muzaffarnagar showed their humanity for the traumatised victims of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, by assisting the rescue and relief operations and providing the shaken passengers with food and basic amenities.

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Sharad Yadav no match for Nitish Kumar: BJP

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 10:32 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug. 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday displayed their firm support for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar amid the power tussle with rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, saying that the latter has absolutely had no locus of his own.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) on Sunday reiterated their warning to rebel senior party leader Sharad Yadavm saying that he will face action if he attends Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally.

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UP: Minor allegedly gangraped by cop, father dies of shock

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 10:11 IST     

Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by a police constable and the village headman in Reoti area in Ballia.

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Muzaffarnagar [U.P.], Aug. 20 (ANI): With restoration work underway at the site of the deadly Utkal Express derailment here where the death loss has now mounted to 23, all the trains on the Meerut line have been cancelled or diverted till 6 p.m.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The entire Gandhi family including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary in the national capital.

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Ramdas Athawale bats for SC, ST reservation in Indian Army

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 08:27 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug. 20 (ANI): Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army.

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Muzaffarnagar [U.P.], Aug. 20 (ANI): Rescue and relief operations are in full swing at the site of the deadly train derailment here where the death loss has now mounted to 23.

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Muzzafarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] August 20 (ANI): The passengers of the derailed Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express rescued injured passengers till the government help arrived.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday reiterated that party leader Sharad Yadav will face action if he attends Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally.

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