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President tells law graduates to say no to corruption, injustice
Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) Advising law graduates to be the change they seek in matters relating to governance and the state, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday urged them to refuse to pay bribe or support violence or oppression.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:00:04 PM

CPI-M legislator in Tripura dead, cremated with state honours
Agartala, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Tripura legislator Samir Deb Sarkar, of the ruling CPI-M, died here on Sunday after protracted illness. He was 67.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:02:11 PM

India takes a baby step in developing scramjet engine: ISRO official
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) The successful testing of scramjet, or air breathing engine, by India on Sunday is a baby step in space transportation and would take more than a decade to have such an engine to power a full-fledged rocket, said a senior official of Indian space agency.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:20:04 PM

ACB questions Sheila Dikshit in water tanker scam
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government on Sunday questioned former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in its ongoing probe into the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:58:03 PM

Floods abating in Bihar, claim officials
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Bihar on Sunday showed signs of improvement with river Ganga and its tributaries receding and relief operations continuing, officials said.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:50:04 PM

Minor student beaten to death for not paying fees
Imphal, Aug 28 (IANS) A class six student was allegedly beaten to death by school officials as his parents could not pay the fees in time, police said.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:46:04 PM

Woman pensioner donates Rs 50,000 for LPG to poor women: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Pitching for the government's 'Give It Up' campaign to voluntarily surrender cooking gas subsidy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cited the case of an octogenarian retired woman teacher who has donated Rs 50,000 for the programme to replace the smoke-emitting "chulhas" (stoves) on which poor women have to cook food.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:42:04 PM

PM bats for better sports acumen, touches on Kashmir in Mann Ki Baat (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congratulating Indian sportsmen and athletes, especially the "daughters of India" who performed well at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was clearly a need to do more to improve the country's medals tally

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:40:04 PM

Velankanni church ready to receive lakhs of devotees
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) A total of around 800,000 devotees from all faiths are expected to pray at the basilica Our Lady of Health in the Tamil Nadu coastal town of Velankanni during a 11-day festival starting on Monday.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:20:03 PM

Dharamsala experiences 106 mm rain
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Dharamsala, the seat of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Sunday experienced 106 mm rain, the highest in Himachal Pradesh, the weather bureau here said. But the overall monsoon was 17 per cent deficient in the state.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:16:04 PM

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