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Himachal suffers Rs.48 crore damage to crops
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) The damage to agricultural and horticulture crops due to unprecedented rains and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh in the past seven months is estimated at Rs.48 crore, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:46:07 PM

Mumbai's Cafe Samovar shuts after five decades
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally downed shutters on Tuesday after over five decades as loyal clients, some in tears, thronged it for one last time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:42:07 PM

Maoist group owns up to Patna blast, Nitish orders probe
Patna, March 31 (IANS) A Maoist group, People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in the Bihar capital on Monday night, police said. A suspect was detained, and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the state police chief to look into the extremism and terrorism aspects in the incident.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:36:08 PM

No information on sanction plea in coal block case, CBI tells court
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday told a court here that it has not received any information from the competent authority regarding grant of sanction to prosecute a coal ministry official for his alleged role in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:36:07 PM

No one convicted for rhino poaching in Assam in five years
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Although hundreds of rhinos have been poached in various areas of Assam, including the high-security Kaziranga National Park, no one has been convicted so far for poaching in the last five years.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:32:05 PM

Demolish unauthorised construction in Chidambaram Stadium: SC
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the three stands (I,J,K) of the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will not be used for seating spectators during cricket matches as they do not conform to regulations and public safety and their unauthorised parts need to be demolished.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:30:03 PM

BSF hands back Pakistani national to Rangers
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday handed over a Pakistani national, who had crossed the international border in Punjab's Gurdaspur sector, to Pakistan Rangers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:20:04 PM

Jadavpur 'sanitary pad protest': Students refuse to relent
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Refusing to abandon their protest despite authorities' disapproval, a section of Jadavpur University students were seen scribbling feminist messages on sanitary pads and sticking a fresh batch inside the campus on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:16:05 PM

Amarinder seeks MEA help for Iraq hostages
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought intervention of the ministry of external affairs (MEA) to save four Indian hostages who have been traced alive in Iraq after several months of their having gone missing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:14:03 PM

Parties, church welcome Kerala bars' closure, drinkers unhappy
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Political parties and the church welcomed Tuesday's verdict of the Kerala High Court allowing only 24 five-star hotels to serve liquor starting Wednesday -- but people who are fond of their drink were unhappy.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:08:04 PM

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