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Teams scramble to rescue quake victims

MANGAN (SIKKIM):  Digging through landslide debris, troops and relief teams are scrambling to rescue victims of the earthquake in remote mountainous areas in Sikkim after they reached an area here on Tuesday closest to its epicentre.

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North-East reviews disaster preparedness after quake

AGARTALA/AIZAWL/GUWAHATI:  In the wake of Sunday’s 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked large parts of north, east and northeastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal, the northeastern states are reviewing their preparedness to deal with any such disaster.

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Lokayukta raids Yeddyurappa kin’s home

BANGALORE: The police attached to the Karnataka Lokayukta on Tuesday raided the residence and office of scam-hit former chief minister Mr B S Yeddyurappa’s son-in-law Mr R Sohan Kumar here in search of evidence over graft cases.

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I make no distinction between minorities, majorities: Modi

AHMEDABAD: Attempting an image makeover, Mr Narendra Modi on Monday wound up his three-day fast for communal harmony, claiming his government made no distinction between minority and majority communities and skirted the issue of his being in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial race.

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Finance ministry creates new wing to check poll funding

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has set up a special investigation unit to “regulate” the funding and donations made to political parties. The unit recently got approval from the office of the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee.

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Centre for statutory framework on occupational safety

NEW DELHI:  The government on Monday favoured a statutory framework on occupational safety and health in workplace across all sectors of industrial activity including providing a system of incentives to employers and employees to achieve higher standards in the area.

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UPA allies force govt to hold back on LPG issue

NEW DELHI: The Trinamool Congress and the DMK on Friday forced the government to hold back any moves to limit the supply of subsidised LPG even as the allies joined the opposition in demanded the roll back of hike in petrol price.

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