Daily Archives: June 26, 2017

Chennai’s water supply cut in half as city battles worst drought in 140 years


Chennai is facing severe crisis of drinking water as all four lakes around the city have dried up, the local authorities have said. Tamil Nadu is witnessing the worst drought in 140 years. The city requires 830 million litres of water a day, but the supply has halved over the last few days, say water supply officials. There is no ...

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Thousands rally in Uttarakhand demanding formation of Gorkhaland


Thousands of people took out a rally under the banner of the Gorkhali Sudhar Sabha on Sunday demanding separate state Gorkhaland. Participants in the rally led by Lieutenant General Shakti Gurung (AP) said that they will not give up the movement until Gorkhaland is formed. Earlier, a large number of people of Gorkha community gathered in Parade Ground. The name ...

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Video of UP Woman cop standing up against BJP protestors goes viral


A woman cop from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr has won accolades on social media after she stood up to bullying by a group of BJP workers in Sayana. BJP workers resorted to bullying and sloganeering after senior woman officer Shrestha Thakur fined and arrested one them for not carrying appropriate driving documents. Shrestha Thakur stood up to Pramod Lodhi, who is ...

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Not single taint on my govt in three years, says Modi in US

Highlighting his achievements in rooting out corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there has been “not even one taint or blot” on his government in the past three years. Modi said corruption was the main reason why governments in India were voted out in the past. “Indians hate corruption,” he told the nearly 600 Indian-American community members at a ...

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AIR to launch FM station in Dehradun soon


Public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) will soon launch an FM station in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, with an state-of-the-art studio. A government official said Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will launch the radio station in the next few days. The radio station will have a 10-KW FM transmitter which will offer good sound quality to ...

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Air India privatisation welcome but clear salary dues first: Pilots


 The proposal to privatise Air India is a welcome move but salary arrears should be settled first as promised earlier, feel pilots at the national carrier. Facing tough financial conditions, Air India had resorted to salary cuts in 2012. Since then, arrears have been accumulating even as certain section of employees accepted revised pay scales. The arrears to be paid ...

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