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At CST, 26/11 heroes still do their duty

MUMBAI: When 26/11 terrorists Ajmal Amir Kasab and Ismail Khan fired manically at passengers, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) announcers Bablu Kumar and Vishnu Zende, displaying immense presence of mind, told people to leave the station from the back exit without revealing the seriousness of the situation.

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Mamata not a fascist, says Mahasweta Devi

KOLKATA: Days after calling the West Bengal government "fascist", the Magsaysay Award winning writer-activist, Ms Mahasweta Devi Thursday said her remark was not targeted at the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, who "can never be a fascist".

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7 killed in Jharkhand train fire

GIRIDIH (JHARKHAND): A 21-year-old Australian woman and two children were among seven passengers burnt to death when a fire broke out in two AC coaches of the Howrah- Dehradun Doon Express in the district early Tuesday with authorities suspecting the hand of miscreants.

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Assembly passes resolution to split Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati on Monday pushed through the resolution to split Uttar Pradesh into four parts in the state assembly in less than 10 minutes ignoring stiff opposition after which the House was adjourned sine die.

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Ishrat encounter fake, says SIT

AHMEDABAD:  In a blow to the Narendra Modi government, the Gujarat High Court-appointed SIT on Monday  concluded that the controversial police encounter with college girl Ishrat Jehan and three others was fake as they were killed prior to the incident.

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Team Anna accuses govt of reducing Lokpal to empty tin box

NEW DELHI: Accusing the government of reducing the proposed Lokpal to an “empty tin box with no powers”, Team Anna today said they were surprised at the move to exclude Citizen’s Charter and lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the ombudsman, contrary to a Parliament resolution.

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SC pulls up Centre for not taking action in Kargil scam

NEW DELHI: "It cannot go on like this," the Supreme Court tersely told the Centre today while rapping it for not taking action against officials allegedly involved in the multi-crore scam in the purchase of defence equipments in 1999 Kargil operations.

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Compensation announced for kin of eunuchs killed in fire by Dikshit

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit today announced a compensation of rupees two lakh for the next of kin of the eunuchs, who were killed in a major fire that broke out at a community function of transgender congregation here on Sunday evening.

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