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6 dead, 43 injured as bus falls into gorge in Jharkhand Monday, June 24th, 2019

JHARKHAND, BIHAR, (PTI): At least six people were killed and 43 injured on Tuesday when a bus fell into a gorge at Anuraj Ghati in Garhwa district, police said. The accident took place around 3.30 am, they said. CRPF jawans recovered the bodies of six people and rescued 43 passengers by entering..

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Modi and mutts on mats for International Yoga Day Friday, June 21st, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some well-poised pooches led the way Friday for International Yoga Day, this year with the theme of stopping climate change. Yoga Day, observed mostly in India but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere's longest day, was Modi's idea. It..

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427 stranded tourists evacuated from North Sikkim Thursday, June 20th, 2019

SIKKIM, (PTI): PTI) Altogether 427 tourists were evacuated from North Sikkim on Thursday, four days after they got stranded in the district as torrential rain damaged road infrastructure, an official said. The district administration arranged vehicles for all the 427 tourists to reach the state..

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Om Birla chosen as Lok Sabha speaker Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Rajasthan MP Om Birla was on Wednesday chosen as speaker of the Lok Sabha. The motion to choose Birla as the speaker was moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also Leader of the House, and passed by a voice vote "That Shri Om Birla, a member of the is House, be chosen as..

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7 civilians injured in grenade attack near police station Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

SRINAGAR, (PTI): At least seven civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants on a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, officials said. The militants lobbed the grenade towards the police station, but it exploded on the roadside, causing injuries to seven..

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Rupee rises 11 paise to 69.80 vs USD in early trade Monday, June 17th, 2019

MUMBAI, (PTI): The rupee appreciated by 11 paise to 69.80 against the US dollar in opening trade Tuesday, driven by positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude prices. Forex dealers said, selling of the American currency by exporters and fall in crude oil prices supported the rupee...

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Cloud cover, gusty winds protect Delhi from heat

NEW DELHI, (PTI): The national capital Monday recorded the lowest temperature for June this year at 33.3 degrees Celsius, as a cloud cover and gusty winds offered a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat. Light rainfall witnessed over the last two days ended a dry spell of around 20 days..

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Security forces kill terrorist in gunfight in Sopore

SRINAGAR, (PTI) A terrorist has been killed in an overnight gunfight with security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police official said Wednesday The exchange of fire began during a search operation launched by security forces Tuesday evening after they received..

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Water tankers prove a lifeline for India’s parched villages Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals -- mostly women in saris -- come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre (3,170-gallon) tank,..

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