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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Tenders cancelled to boost ‘Make in India’

DPIIT changes norms to promote indigenous goods Government tenders worth over Rs. 25,000 crore were either cancelled or modified and re-issued after the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) stepped in to change their conditions to promote ‘Make in India’ goods, a top official said. “The Department …

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170 rescued from flooded hospital

Discharge of water from nearby Mulshi dam flooded Pune hospital basement Around 170 people, including 50 patients and 120 staff members, were evacuated from Surya Hospital in Pune’s Wakad on Sunday after continuous discharge from the nearby Mulshi dam flooded its basement. “After the water reached the hospital basement, a …

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Several bodies lie unclaimed on LoC

Army asks Pakistan to take back the corpses, but it denies any hand in the infiltration attempts The Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of its Border Action Team (BAT) personnel lying in Indian territory, Army sources said on Sunday. “The Pakistan Army was contacted by us …

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Navy, IAF rush to Mumbai’s aid

Bhatsa, Uihas rivers breach banks, leaving people stranded in their homes The Indian Navy, Army and Air Force on Sunday participated in rescue operations to assist Thane, Palghar and Kalyan district administration as Bhatsa and Barvi dams overflowed leading to Bhatsa and Ulhas rivers breaching their banks and stranding people …

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Flood situation in Godavari delta still grim

18,000 shifted to relief camps; heavy property loss in 71 villages The flood situation in East and West Godavari districts continued to be grim as the Godavari river received heavy inflows in the last 24 hours, necessitating the issue of second-level warning at Arthur Cotton barrage in Dowleswaram and maintenance …

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Heavy rain hits life in Mumbai again

Over 800 evacuated to safety Heavy rain in Mumbai and adjoining regions disrupted life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the track, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. Mumbai received 204 mm until Sunday morning, less than its …

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Satwik and Chirag breach the wall of China

They won India’s first-ever men’s doubles final at the Thailand Open badminton championship India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted a piece of history on Sunday by breaching the ‘Chinese Wall’ of reigning World champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, with a 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 victory in the …

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J&K leaders placed under house arrest

Tension mounts as additional forces move in, occupy civilian installations and police stations An uneasy calm enveloped the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as additional security forces occupied civilian installations and police stations and were put in “standby mode.” Late in the night, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic …

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