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ISRO to tap small cities for innovations

Agartala gets space technology incubation centre The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala on Tuesday. It is the first of six such centres planned nationally to build capacity in new locations. More such space research activities will be splashed in a …

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Vaid’s report advised against J&K polls

The Centre’s decision to hold elections to urban local bodies and panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir has come despite negative reports submitted to the Union Home Ministry by the J&K police on the ground situation. Meanwhile, in a sudden spike in violence, four panchayat buildings were set on fire in …

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Kabul seeks support for peace

Afghanistan is going through a tough period, says envoy Afghanistan is seeking India’s support for its peace process, as well as for military hardware like helicopters, says Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Abdali , ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Delhi and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on …

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Tribunal questions NRC process

Asks how foreigners are identified An order by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in central Assam’s Morigaon district has questioned the process of identifying foreigners and ‘D’ (or doubtful voters), who have been struck off the updated National Register of Citizens. Gautam Soren, member of Foreigners Tribunal 3 (FT3) in Morigaon, highlighted …

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Ask Goa govt. to prove majority: Cong.

Congress MLAs petition Governorfor floor test Claiming that the BJP-led government in Goa has collapsed and it has lost the trust of the people, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) led by Chandrakant Kavlekar on Tuesday urged Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to summon a day-long session of the Assembly and direct …

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School arts festival from Dec 7 to 9

The State School Arts Festival has been trimmed to three days in December. A meeting of the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) committee for schools here on Tuesday decided to conduct the festival in Alappuzha from December 7 to 9. Only stage events will be held. Of the 231 total events …

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Madurai woman dies after botched abortion

Sex-selective procedure done by nurse A suspected sex-selective abortion, performed by a nurse, proved fatal for a 28-year-old woman, R. Ramuthai, of Uthapanaickanoor, near Usilampatti in Madurai district, on Tuesday. Police suspect the victim, a mother of three girls and seven months pregnant with a fourth child, could have opted …

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Bullet train: farmers oppose land acquisition

Around 1,000 farmers from Gujarat, whose land will be acquired for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, have filed affidavits in the High Court, opposing the land acquisition process started by the State government. The affidavits were filed before a division bench of Chief Justice R.Subhash Reddy and Justice V.M. …

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‘Save Constitution’ rally in Hubballi

Copies of the Bhagavad Gita and the Manu Smriti burnt Hundreds of people took out a protest march in Hubballi on Tuesday as part of the “Save Constitution” rally to condemn the burning of a copy of the Constitution in New Delhi and demanding steps to save the Constitution. A …

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