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Last updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:58:03 PM

Modi most effective communicator of times: Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "one of the most effective communicators of the times" at a function where two books were released on Modi on completion of his three years in office.

Friday, May 26, 2017 9:12:04 PM

Kerala ministers, others flay new anti-slaughter rules
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The central government's announcement of stringent rules on sale of cows and buffaloes at animal markets across India on Friday, aimed at deterring slaughter, took several Kerala ministers and the Congress-led opposition by surprise.

Friday, May 26, 2017 9:10:04 PM

Only NCP to take up EVM hacking challenge
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will hold a challenge to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines in which only the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will participate, while the AAP and Congress have declined to send their representatives.

Friday, May 26, 2017 9:04:03 PM

Hazarika, 'Bard of the Brahamputra', has bridge named after him
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika was known as the "Bard of the Brahmaputra" -- the river was his muse and inspired him to write around 100 songs, many in its praise.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:52:04 PM

Four airstrips in Odisha to be developed for UDAN programme
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday decided to make four airstrips operational by September this year for regional air connectivity under the initiatives of Ude Desh Ka Amm Nagarik (UDAN).

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:50:04 PM

Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees C; respite likely on Saturday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital as the mercury soared to 44 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:48:05 PM

Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:48:04 PM

Modi, other leaders condole 'supercop' Gill's death
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a host of political leaders on Friday to mourn the death of 'supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who was hailed for his role in stamping out militancy in Punjab in the 1990s.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:44:03 PM

Four neighbours held for murder, gang rape in UP's Jewar
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A day after a scrap dealer was killed and four women of his family raped by a gang of armed men near Jewar, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday held the family's four neighbours and were probing personal enmity/robbery as the crime's motive.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:40:04 PM

Centre modifies rules to end cattle slaughter
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Friday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering.

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:30:04 PM

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