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Pune: One killed, nine injured in blast after LPG leak

August 9, 2020 7:47:37 pm

According to the local police, the explosion took place at 7.30 am in a residential complex in Mahadevnagar area of Dighi. 

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Punjab: In a big haul, Excise dept seizes over 27k litres of illicit chemicals in Derabassi

August 9, 2020 4:42:17 pm

The statewide raids as part of the crackdown on illicit/spurious liquor business have been intensified since the hooch tragedy case, which claimed the lives of 113 persons across three districts

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Lucknow: Mukhtar Ansari’s aide gunned down in encounter

August 9, 2020 2:36:46 pm

Rakesh Pandey alias Hanuman Pandey was shot dead in Sarojininagar area of the state capital.

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Man’s wallet lost in Mumbai local train found by cops after 14 years

August 9, 2020 2:21:23 pm

After the easing of restrictions, Padalkar, a resident of Panvel in neighbouring Navi Mumbai township, recently went to the GRP office at Vashi where he was given part of the money that was in the wallet.

Konkan Railway: Rain damages tunnel; disrupts train movement to Goa, South

Konkan Railway: Rain damages tunnel; disrupts train movement to Goa, South

August 9, 2020 2:01:43 pm

Portion of the wall, measuring nearly 10 metres, of the 1.5-km-long tunnel has caved in allowing slush into the tunnel from multiple cracks.

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Kolkata: Drive-in concept to combat Covid crisis this Durga puja

August 9, 2020 1:58:38 pm

Three Durga puja committees in the city, all crowd-pullers and located within one-km stretch in south Kolkata, have joined hands to introduce a drive-in 'darshan' concept.

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Delhi man held for stalking Telugu actress

August 9, 2020 12:38:47 pm

Police said the man has completed his MSc from NIT, Jamshedpur and was working with a private company in Gurgaon.

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Hyderabad: To keep in sync with audience, Telugu bands take to live in-sync concerts

August 9, 2020 11:04:07 am

With the coronavirus-induced lockdown still putting a lid on cultural events, several Telugu regional music bands have now launched virtual concerts and live streamings on social media to connect with their audience.

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UP: 4,800 fresh Covid cases, 47 more deaths in last 24 hours

August 9, 2020 4:57:00 am

UP has till now had a total of 1,18,038 cases for Covid-19 and 2,028 deaths. The total number of active cases in the state is 46,177 with 69,833 people discharged after treatment till date.

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Pune: MSRTC starts intra-district bus services on 40 routes at 50 per cent capacity

August 9, 2020 1:05:04 pm

Owing to the lockdown, MSRTC has suffered huge financial losses. The state Transport department had sought a Rs 1,000-crore financial assistance from the Centre to tide over the crisis.

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UP: ‘July revenue collection hints at economic revival,’ says Finance Minister Suresh Khanna

August 9, 2020 4:53:15 am

Giving credit for this recovery to the financial management and discipline as well as directives of CM Yogi Adityanath, he said that despite the challenge posed by coronavirus pandemic, the state has managed to pay the salaries and pension to its staff in time.

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Covid-19 measure: In Kolkata, Bidhannagar & Howrah, govt to monitor senior citizens living alone

August 9, 2020 2:10:25 pm

Municipality teams, accompanied by officials from the local police station, will conduct the survey. They will be asked to visit housing complexes, especially those in containment zones, to gather first-hand information about senior citizens living there.

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Boy kidnapped from Moradabad rescued from Ghaziabad bus stand

August 9, 2020 4:44:47 am

“The victim’s family suspect the role of one of their relatives in the kidnapping… Police are still trying to trace the accused involved in the kidnapping," said Moradabad SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary, adding that a note mentioning the boy’s home address was found from his pocket.

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Bengal: With vegetable prices soaring, residents feel the lockdown heat

August 9, 2020 2:29:27 pm

Potato prices have also gone up despite surplus as the supply chain has been hit following enforcement of lockdown. Bengal sends surplus potatoes to other states, including Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Jharkhand.

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Bengal biweekly lockdown: Public transport off the streets, offices remain closed

August 9, 2020 2:27:04 pm

Kolkata Police said it arrested 671 people and prosecuted 32 vehicles for violating lockdown rules since the morning. The officials booked or prosecuted 379 people for not wearing masks, and 25 people were booked for spitting in the public.

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UP: Trust building Ayodhya mosque to invite CM to launch work on public facilities

August 9, 2020 12:12:25 pm

The Trust said as per Islam, foundation stone laying is not done for construction of a mosque, so there is no question of calling the Chief Minister for that, but he will be invited for inauguration of four other facilities, including a hospital and a library, on the same plot.

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Herbicide in Centre’s proposed ban list of 27 sees all-time high sale in Punjab

August 9, 2020 4:12:26 am

Experts said that around 12-15 lakh litres of Pendimethalin was sold in Punjab this year and if this is banned then DSR sowing will definitely get hit till the time its alternative is not available.

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For 10th day in a row, Gurgaon records less than 100 Covid cases

August 9, 2020 4:10:23 am

According to officials, there has been an improvement in both the doubling rate and the growth rate between July 27 and August 7, with the former rising from 52.88 days to 108.67 days, and the latter falling from 1.40 percent to 0.87 percent.

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Bengal: Over 90,000 infected, 2,005 succumb to Covid-19

August 9, 2020 2:17:02 pm

The state’s overall recovery rate is also above the national rate, but has stalled since climbing over 70 per cent at the start of the week. It declined marginally to 70.32 per cent on Saturday despite the release of 2,064 patients.

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BJP to form panels to oversee MCD work, counter AAP charges

August 9, 2020 12:19:12 pm

“One person from the party will be heading each civic body, and the remaining 15 people will be mayors, leader of houses, standing committee heads and other senior leaders of the corporations,” he said.

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Liquor smuggling in Haryana: After deputy dismissed SET findings, Khattar says not subject to agreement

August 9, 2020 4:03:35 am

Speaking in Faridabad, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, “It does not matter who agrees or disagrees with the report’s findings...corruption will not be tolerated at any cost.”

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18 schools in Palwal named after martyrs from the district

August 9, 2020 12:08:35 pm

The spokesperson said the martyrs hence honoured are associated with a range of battles including the 1962 Indo-China war, 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts, Operation Meghdoot, Pawan, Kargil, Rakshal, and other counter-insurgency operations.

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Punjab: As govt pushes for PCOCA, question mark over policing

August 9, 2020 3:53:33 am

While the hooch tragedy has exposed a well-oiled nexus of illicit liquor mafia, experts ask if PCOCA could have actually helped the police, which, in fact, was caught unawares and reacted too late.

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UP gets largest Covid facility with 400-bed capacity in Noida

August 9, 2020 12:49:07 pm

According to a Tata Trusts spokesperson, the hospital has its own diagnostics and pathology lab, which are equipped for processes such as haematology, biochemistry and serology.

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Delhi: Forest dept floats idea of ‘land bank’ for all compensatory tree plantation

August 9, 2020 3:28:51 am

The principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF), Ishwar Singh, told The Indian Express that creation of a land bank would make the process of compensatory plantation simpler and quicker, as the DDA would not have to identify new land each time and companies or agencies could approach the forest department directly.

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