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Last updated: Monday, October 05, 2015 11:56:22 PM

Centre, states working closely to address discoms' debt: Official
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The finance and power ministries are working closely with concerned state governments to address the issue of distressed state power distribution companies (discoms) that are a major burden on bank finances, the government said on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 11:14:03 PM

India, Germany to intensify anti-terrorism cooperation
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India and Germany on Monday agreed to intensify their cooperation in countering terrorism in all its forms, including recruitment, financing, propaganda, training and movement of terrorists.

Monday, October 05, 2015 11:00:03 PM

South Africa crush India, clinch T20 series
Cuttack, Oct 5 (IANS) South Africa backed up their fierce bowling performance with the willow to inflict a crushing defeat on India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International at the Barabati Stadium here on Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:50:03 PM

Dengue, malaria cases rise in Rajasthan, separate OPDs set up
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) With the number of dengue cases in Rajasthan touching 1,931, and that of malaria hitting 7,350, the government on Monday decided to have separate out-patient departments (OPDs) in all government hospitals for patients showing symptoms of the two diseases.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:44:03 PM

Spurious pesticide: Punjab acts against agriculture officers
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) On a day when Punjab's agriculture director Mangal Singh Sandhu was arrested on charges of cheating and corruption in a multi-crore-rupee pesticide purchase scam, the state government placed him under suspension. Two other senior officers of the agriculture department have been chargesheeted.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:28:02 PM

NDA to get clear victory in Bihar, says survey
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A clear victory is predicted for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the Bihar assembly polls, with it set to win 147 seats in the 243-member house, according to a survey by Zee News and "Janta Ka Mood".

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:26:15 PM

Assam-Nagaland governor welcomes northeast cell in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Assam and Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Monday welcomed the announcement by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that his government will set up a northeast cell in the national capital.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:20:03 PM

Bengal civic bodies poll count now on October 9
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC), which had postponed the vote count indefinitely in three civic bodies following mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices, on Monday announced counting will be held on October 9.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:10:05 PM

SC notice on pollution charge for commercial vehicles entering Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central and Delhi governments as to why pollution compensatory charge be not levied on the trucks and commercial vehicles entering national capital and further contributing to already alarming air pollution in the city.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:04:05 PM

Assault on journalists: Bengal celebs slam Mamata administration
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) Expressing concern over the violence-marred local body polls and assault on journalists, a section of the civil society on Monday gave a call to build a mass movement to safeguard democratic rights of people in West Bengal.

Monday, October 05, 2015 10:04:04 PM

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