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Bal Thackeray influenced entire Maharashtra: Jaitley

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 21:20 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug. 19 (ANI): Asserting that late Balasaheb Thackeray was a 'gifted communicator', Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he was one of the leaders who had the ability to directly convey his message to the people.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): Additional Director General Anand Kumar Srivastava confirmed that at least 10 have been killed in the Muzzafarnagar train derailment tragedy, further informing that Anti-terror squad (ATS) has been sent to the spot as precautionary measure.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced ex gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who have been killed in the Muzaffarnagar train derailment, Rs. 50 thousand for those who are seriously injured and Rs. 25 thousand for people with minor injuries.

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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Terming the derailment of 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh as 'unfortunate', Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that he has sent two of his ministers to the accident spot to take a stock of the situation.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flagged off the first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims from Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here today.

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Uttar Pradesh [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Saturday visited areas in Eastern Uttar Pradesh that have been affected by floods.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Expressing deep condolences at the loss of life in the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the next kin of any Odia passengers killed in the incident.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his 'picnic spot' comment on Saturday and said that the Uttar Pradesh Government has made a joke of the deaths of over 70 children at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical Hospital in Gorakhpur.

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Kannur (Kerala) [India], August 19, (ANI): The Kerala High Court (HC) on Saturday ordered police protection for a family in Kannur after they filed a complaint alleging they have received threats from radical groups demanding to hand over their 24-year-old daughter to a person named Aneez.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Following the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Railways informed that around 15-20 people have been injured and that an alternate arrangement is being made for stranded passengers.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): Following the derailment of at least five coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has assured that he is personally monitoring the situation and has ordered enquiry on the same.

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Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Aug. 19 (ANI): A 21-year-old female student has been burnt to death in Visakhapatnam district for refusing a marriage proposal.

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Muzaffarnagar train derailment: NDRF mobilized for rescue ops

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 19:09 IST     

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been mobilised for the rescue operation at Muzaffarnagar's Khatauli railway station, where five coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express have been derailed.

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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India, as he paid a visit to Gorakhpur to meet the grieving families of the Baba Raghav Das (

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express have been derailed in Muzaffarnagar's Khatauli area here today, leading to scores of injured passengers.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Coming down heavily on senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav for his revolt, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the rebel leader as to why he never raised an objection when the party was separating from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2013.

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Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], Aug. 19 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Friday condemned the bomb blast that took place in the heart of Darjeeling town, asserting it was a planned move aimed at bringing disrepute to the movement and the demand for Gorkhaland.

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Which country do you belong to: Shiv Sena to AIMIM

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 18:25 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Saturday reacted sharply, after two All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) corporators were suspended amid a scuffle after they refused to stand up when 'Vande Mataram' was sung at the start of the day's proceedings in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation.

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New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Two All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) corporators were suspended on Saturday, after they remained seated when 'Vande Mataram' was sung at the start of the day's proceedings in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation.

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J-K: PDP worker shot dead in Anantnag

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 17:46 IST     

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug. 19 (ANI): An anonymous gunman shot dead a worker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday.

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