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  • Rainfall batters interior Sindh

    Rainfall batters interior Sindh

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    HYDERABAD: The power supply to various grid stations suspended following the continued heavy rainfall across the Sindh province that has also damaged vast farmlands.Rainfall affected hundreds of acres of standing crops in Badin district only. More than 700 coastal villages were cut off from…

  • 520,000 pilgrims already – Amarnath set for a record

    520,000 pilgrims already – Amarnath set for a record

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    Just three weeks into the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, the number of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine is heading for a record after crossing the half-a-million mark Friday.The previous record of 537,0000 pilgrims of 2008 can be broken any time now…

  • Nearly 70 percent of Indians live in villages: Census

    Nearly 70 percent of Indians live in villages: Census

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    Over 68 percent, or 833 million, of Indians still live in villages despite a sharp decline recorded for the first time in the overall growth rate of the country’s rural population, according to the census data released Friday.According to the rural urban distribution of…

  • TRS MPs, another minister from Telangana quit

    TRS MPs, another minister from Telangana quit

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    Resignations of members of parliament, ministers and legislators from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh continued for the second consecutive day Tuesday.Intensifying the movement for a separate state of Telangana, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao and his colleague Vijayshanti faxed their resignations…

  • Two-day Telangana shutdown begins, bus transport paralysed

    Two-day Telangana shutdown begins, bus transport paralysed

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    Bus transport came to a grinding halt across Telangana Tuesday as a two-day shutdown called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) began in Hyderabad and nine other districts amid tight security.State-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) suspended all its services in…

  • If I’ve black money, make it national property: Ramdev

    If I’ve black money, make it national property: Ramdev

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    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who fasted earlier this month against mounting corruption in the country, said here Sunday that if any black money was found with him, it could be declared national property.“If the government finds any black money with me, they can declare…

  • Supreme Court rejects Kanimozhi’s bail plea

    Supreme Court rejects Kanimozhi’s bail plea

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    The Supreme Court Monday rejected the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, who are in jail in connection with the 2G spectrum case.However, an apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice B.S. Chauhan said that…

  • Seized cash not ours: Sai trust

    Seized cash not ours: Sai trust

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    Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district Sunday seized Rs.35.5 lakh from a car belonging to the Sathya Sai Central Trust that manages the spiritual empire of the late Sathya Sai Baba. But the trust denied that the cash belongs to it.Sai Baba’s nephew and…

  • Trust decides to open Sathya Sai Baba’s personal chamber

    Trust decides to open Sathya Sai Baba’s personal chamber

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    Nearly two months after the demise of spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba, the trust managing his empire Tuesday decided to open Yajur Mandir, his personal chamber in Prashanti Nilayam ashram at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.As the speculation continued about what was inside,…

  • Chiranjeevi’s PRP merges with Congress

    Chiranjeevi’s PRP merges with Congress

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    Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) Monday formally merged with the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh, bringing curtains on the party floated by Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi in 2008.The Election Commission of India gave its approval to the merger, and the state election commission Monday…

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