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The Test of the Road Safety Act Will Lie in its Implementation Whenever I open a newspaper in India, I come across stories of lives needlessly lost in road crashes. Children riding their bicycles to…

The Test of the Road Safety Act Will Lie in its Implementation Whenever I open a newspaper in India, I come across stories of lives needlessly lost in road crashes. Children riding their bicycles to...

J-K, Himachal likely to receive rainfall today: IMD

J-K, Himachal likely to receive rainfall today: IMD

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to receive snow/rain today due to the prevalence of Western Disturbance over central Pakistan and neighborhood, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region and plains of northwest India from tonight and another …

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J-K, Himachal likely to receive rainfall today: IMD

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to receive snow/rain today due to the prevalence of Western Disturbance over central Pakistan and neighborhood, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan Region and plains of northwest India from tonight and another one from January 20.

The northern part of India was engulfed by fog during the early morning hours today. A few isolated pockets over Punjab and Odisha were also covered by a thick blanket of fog.

The visibility recorded at 5:30 am was 200 meter or less in Patiala, Agra, Amritsar and Bhopal. In Chandbali and Bhubaneshwar, the visibility was less than 25 meters, the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.

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BSF seizes 22 packets of heroin in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: A team of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday seized 22 packets of heroin from Chauntra post in Gurdaspur.

The BSF has also seized 1 pistol and several bullets from the spot. The smugglers, however, managed to escape.

A search o…

BSF seizes 22 packets of heroin in Punjab’s Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: A team of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday seized 22 packets of heroin from Chauntra post in Gurdaspur.

The BSF has also seized 1 pistol and several bullets from the spot. The smugglers, however, managed to escape.

A search operation is underway.

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UPPCL EPF scam: EOW arrests accountant from Delhi

UPPCL EPF scam: EOW arrests accountant from Delhi

Lucknow: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested an accountant from Delhi in connection with alleged money laundering of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) employees’ provident fund. The arrested accused has been identified as Lalit. Several arrests have been made in connection with the alleged investment of UPPCL employees’ provident fund money in the …

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UPPCL EPF scam: EOW arrests accountant from Delhi

Lucknow: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested an accountant from Delhi in connection with alleged money laundering of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) employees’ provident fund.

The arrested accused has been identified as Lalit.

Several arrests have been made in connection with the alleged investment of UPPCL employees’ provident fund money in the scam-hit housing finance company DHFL.

The economic offences wing of the Uttar Pradesh police had also raided the residence of AP Mishra. According to available records, over Rs 2,600 crore of employees’ General Provident Fund was invested in DHFL.

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Immigrant from Pak to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan

Immigrant from Pak to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan

Tonk: Neeta Sodha, an immigrant from Pakistan who was recently given Indian citizenship is contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan’s Natwara. “My father in law has been an active member in Panchayat and guides me in my political journey. I came to India 18 years back but I was given nationality just 4 months ago and …

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Immigrant from Pak to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan

Tonk: Neeta Sodha, an immigrant from Pakistan who was recently given Indian citizenship is contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan’s Natwara.

“My father in law has been an active member in Panchayat and guides me in my political journey. I came to India 18 years back but I was given nationality just 4 months ago and now I am fighting for the Sarpanch elections,” said Sodha.

Neeta said that she wants to work for women empowerment and better education in the village.

“I will try my best to take women forward. I will work for better education and hospitals. Most importantly, I will ensure that women are given their wages for better growth and prosperity of the village,” she added.

Sharing her experience in India, she said, “India has a better living condition for women and education than Pakistan. Since the time I have come here I have received great support from the people which helped me to move forward.”

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CAA-NRC: VBA calls for ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ on Jan 24

CAA-NRC: VBA calls for ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ on Jan 24

Mumbai: The Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Thursday has called for a Maharashtra bandh on January 24 against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) and current economic crisis. “In today’s meeting, we had invited people, who protested against CAA and NRC in Maharashtra. To bring this issue before …

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CAA-NRC: VBA calls for ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ on Jan 24

Mumbai: The Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Thursday has called for a Maharashtra bandh on January 24 against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) and current economic crisis.

“In today’s meeting, we had invited people, who protested against CAA and NRC in Maharashtra. To bring this issue before people, it has been decided to call for a bandh in Maharashtra on January 24,” Ambedkar told ANI.

Issue of economy

“Besides these two issues, the issue of economy should be raised too,” he added.

Earlier, Ambedkar had said that the CAA and the NRC will “adversely affect Scheduled Castes (SCs) and tribes as well.

Protests

Protests have erupted across the country over the newly-enacted citizenship law, which grants citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.

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