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NEET 2019 exam postponed in Odisha due to cyclone ‘Fani’

PTI New Delhi The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 has been postponed in Odisha due to cyclone ‘Fani’, the HRD Ministry announced on Saturday.              The decision has been taken following a request from the Odisha administration in view of the rehabilitation work being underway in the state. “#NEET exam scheduled for 5th May in Odisha postponed as …

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Muslim education group chief threatened for ban on face-covering attire

PTI Kozhikode (Kerala) The chief of a Muslim educational group in Kerala, which recently barred its students from covering their faces with any attire on campuses, has received death threat, police said on Saturday. Muslim Educational Society (MES) president P A Fazal Gafoor lodged a complaint alleging that an unidentified caller had threatened him with dire consequences if he did …

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Stood by wife Poonam, done my ‘pati dharma’: Shatrughan Sinha

PTI Lucknow Patna Sahib’s Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday said just as he stood by his wife and rival Samajwadi Party nominee from Lucknow, Poonam Sinha will discharge her ‘patni dharma’ and accompany him to his constituency later this month. “I have done my ‘pati dharma’ (duty as a husband), she will also play her `patni dharma’ once polling …

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No apparent error in SC’s Rafale verdict: Centre

PTI New Delhi The Centre has told the Supreme Court that “categorical and emphatic” findings recorded by the top court in its December 14 last year verdict in the Rafale deal case have no apparent error warranting its review. It said the petitioners, in the garb of seeking review of the verdict and placing reliance on some press reports and …

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Cyclone Fani pounds Odisha coast; 8 killed

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/Visakhapatnam: Eight people were killed in Odisha after a severe tropical cyclone made landfall on the eastern coast of the country on Friday, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour pounding the state’s coastal region, massively damaging property and disrupting flight operations, communication, rail and road connectivity.

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‘China was given additional evidence of Azhar terror activities’

New Delhi: China was given a set of additional evidence about Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s involvement in terrorist activities, days after it blocked a fresh proposal at the UN on March 13 to designate him as a global terrorist, diplomatic sources said Friday.

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INS Ranjit to be decommissioned on May 6

New Delhi: INS Ranjit, an Indian navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR, will be decommissioned on May 6, officials said Friday. The third of the five Kashin-class destroyers, it was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered service to the Navy for over 36 years.

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