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Gujarat second phase clocks nearly 69% voting, all eyes on December 18 (Roundup)
Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) The second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday saw 68.70 per cent ballotting across 14 districts of the northern and central regions of the state, to pick 93 lawmakers.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:48:03 PM

AIADMK bribery case: Dinakaran made accused in supplementary chargesheet
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi Police has filed, in a court here, a supplementary chargesheet making AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran an accused of corruption and conspiracy in a case related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:46:03 PM

Temperature to dip on Friday, air quality remains toxic
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After experiencing a cold northern wind all through the day on Thursday, the national capital is likely to see a further drop in both minimum and maximum temperatures on Friday, the weatherman said.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:42:04 PM

Explosion heard on Bengal coast, source unidentified
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) A mysterious explosion was heard in West Bengal's coastal town Digha on Thursday afternoon, triggering panic among tourists and residents, police said. However, till late in the night, the source of the sound was yet to be identified.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:40:05 PM

Meghalaya will be able to host 2022 National Games: Minister
Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) Meghalaya would be able to host the 2022 National Games despite the perceived shortcomings and paucity of time to prepare for the mega event, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M Sangma said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:40:04 PM

India, Morocco ink MoUs on cooperation in health, transport
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India and Morocco on Thursday inked MoUs to enhance cooperation in telemedicine, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control as well as water resources, roads and maritime sectors, an official statement said.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:38:04 PM

Home Ministry sets new time deadline for ATM replenishment
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In view of spate of cash van robberies across the country earlier, the Union Home Ministry has proposed a new draft standard operating procedures (SOP) for replenishing ATMs, setting a deadline for 9 p.m. in urban areas, 6 p.m. in rural areas and 4 p.m. in Maoist-affected areas, an official said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:30:05 PM

India's first offshore wind projects auction for 5GW in 2018
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India will invite bids for the first time to set up offshore wind power projects in the country with the government planning to auction for 5 gigawatt (GW) of capacity, New and Renewable Energy Minister R.K Singh said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:30:04 PM

Congress workers protest outside EC office, detained
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Several Congress workers were detained on Thursday while protesting against the Election Commission (EC) for issuing a notice to the party's President-elect Rahul Gandhi over his TV interview a day ahead of the second phase of the Gujarat polls and no action being taken against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding what they called a "roadshow" after casting his vote.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:26:04 PM

Telangana seeks Israel's help in cybersecurity
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Telangana is keen to have a partnership with Israel in cybersecurity and emulate its world-class robust architecture, a senior official said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:24:03 PM

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