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Scanty rainfall affects 25-40 percent paddy crop in Jharkhand

 Ranchi, Oct 24, Around 25 to 40 percent paddy crop has been damaged due to scanty rain, an official said on Saturday citing the Jharkhand government’s initial report.

Jharkhand has more than 260 blocks and in 122 blocks the paddy crops have been damaged by over 40 percent. In…

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BJP seeks explanation from Akhilesh over Azam Khan's comment

 Lucknow, Oct 24 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on senior minister Azam Khan’s statement that mobile phones were a big cause for rapes in the state.

Alluding to Khan’s statement that mobile phones were triggering rapes…

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School which rejected R.K. Laxman to house his memorial!

Mumbai, Oct 24 The Maharashtra government plans to erect a befitting memorial to the legendary cartoonist and creator of ‘The Common Man’, R.K. Laxman, on the campus of the Sir J.J. School of Arts here, a family member said here on Friday.

Ironically, this is the same institution…

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Modi's strongman image losing its lustre (Column: Political Circus)

The expression of concern by President Pranab Mukherjee twice in less than a month over the deteriorating law and order situation is unusual for any head of state, especially if he holds a largely ceremonial position.

Because of his stature, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not be able to…

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Flight operations at Jammu airport resume

Jammu, Oct 24  Flight operations to Jammu airport resumed on Saturday after the Indian Air Force (IAF) withdrew its notice to airmen (NOTAM).

An official at the Jammu airport told IANS the matter was taken up by the civil aviation ministry with the defence ministry on Friday after which the…

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