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Last updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:16:17 PM

Told to quit as reward for my honesty, says former Puducherry governor
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Former Lt. Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria, who was given marching orders by the Narendra Modi government earlier this month, Friday said his ouster was a "punishment for his honesty, integrity and views on the present set up" in the union territory.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:56:17 PM

New programme to reduce malnutrition: Maneka
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A new programme which aims to reduce malnutrition among women and children has been launched in 200 high-risk districts of the country, parliament was told Friday.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:52:15 PM

Lightning kills three in Tripura
Agartala, July 25 (IANS) Three people, including a school student, were killed and two others injured when lightning struck them in Tripura Friday, an official said.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:48:03 PM

Genital mutilation against Islam sanctity: Muslim clerics
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The reported order passed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants for girls and women in and around Mosul in Iraq was Friday condemned by Indian Muslim clerics who said that such an order is "completely against Islam" and has brought "shame" to the religion.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:46:17 PM

'69 percent of military requirements sourced from Indian companies'
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Sixty-nine percent of the military requirements in the last three years were sourced from Indian public and private sector companies, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:44:03 PM

BJP, Shiv Sena's politics based on bullying people: Rahul
Amethi, July 25 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday attacked the Shiv Sena and the BJP over the incident in Maharashtra Sadan in which a Shiv Sena MP tried to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer, saying the two parties base their politics on "bullying people".

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:38:03 PM

Bengal seeks JE vaccination drive in Cooch Behar
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government has requested the central government to launch a mass vaccination programme for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the Cooch Behar district in the state's northern part, which is in the grip of the disease, an official said Friday.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:16:15 PM

Seven die in IAF helicopter crash
Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed Friday in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, killing all seven people on board, police said.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:16:14 PM

Centre asks UPSC aspirants for patience, protests continue
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Friday appealed to the UPSC aspirants to be patient about their demand for scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), adding that no injustice will be done to them.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:12:15 PM

Bengal encephalitis toll mounts, three health officials suspended
Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Blaming health officials in north Bengal for keeping the higher-ups in the dark about the spread of encephalitis, the West Bengal government Friday suspended three senior officials even as three more people died of the disease since Thursday night, taking the toll to 113.

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:12:14 PM

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