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Dozens of huts gutted in massive fire 27.5.2018 General News
About three dozen huts and 18 paddy grain dumps were gutted in a massive fire in R S Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today. The fire in the Kalali Tiba village broke out last evening and spread rapidly due to strong winds which swept parts of Jammu region, Deputy Director, Fire and Emergency Services, R C Raina told PTI. Fire tenders from nearby stations were rushed to douse the flame. Eight fire tenders were on the job and managed to restrict the fire after night-long operation. Out of 150 kullas (mud houses), 31 were gutted along with 18 paddy grain dumps and a number of cowsheds, Raina, who led the fire-fighting operation, said. He said five fire tenders were still on the ground as the clearance operation was still continuing. Raina said the cause of the fire was not known immediately but it is suspected that the fire was caused by a short-circuit. He said senior revenue officials are on the spot to assess the damage.
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CERC debates on tariff structure for thermal power plants 27.5.2018 General News
In view of decreasing PLF of the thermal generating stations, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is relooking the current two-part tariff structure and seeking feed back from stakeholders to replace it with a three-part tariff structure. This in turn could encourage signing of long term PPAs by the state owned power distribution companies as it may decrease some of the stress in the power sector for units unable to complete the project or remain idle due to lack of long term power demand agreements, an utility company official told PTI. Due to low demand, coal based power plants are running at a PLF of around 60 per cent. PLF in 2017-18 was 59.68 down from 77.5 per cent in 2009-10, while the government forecasts the same to go lower to 56.50 by FY22'. Consequently, the states have not been coming forward for long term power purchase to avoid fixed cost liability and they have been resorting to short term power purchase to meet their demand, the CERC ...
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All arrangements made for Nagaland Lok Sabha bypoll: CEO 27.5.2018 General News
All arrangements have been made for the peaceful conduct of the bypoll to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland tomorrow, Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said. A total of 11,97,436 electorate, comprising 6,07,589 men and 5,89,847 women voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise, the CEO told reporters here yesterday. The counting of votes will take place on May 31. Out of the 2196 polling stations, 260 are declared as "critical" and 211 as "vulnerable", Sinha said. Voting in 1855 polling stations will start at 7 am and end at 4 pm while in 309 booths it was end an hour ahead, he said, adding that 253 polling stations would have all women polling teams while two polling booths in Wokha district would be manned by only differently abled polling personnel. The CEO said that 225 polling stations would have live web screening and 257 off-line videography. He said that 3196 EVMs and 3075 VVPAT machines had been dispatched for all the polling stations. A total of 40 ...
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Keen contest on cards in bypoll to 2 Maha LS seats tomorrow 27.5.2018 General News
The by-elections to Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra will be held tomorrow for which all four major parties have pulled out all stops as the outcome is likely to have a bearing on their future course. The Shiv Sena has fielded late BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga's son Shriniwas Wanaga in Palghar, much to the dislike of the BJP which has in-turn nominated Congress deserter Rajendra Gavit. During the bitter poll campaign, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray launched an all out attack on the ally BJP. In a veiled attack on the BJP, he called upon opposition parties to fight unitedly against the "calamity which has befallen the country". "I want to tell the Congress, the NCP, even communists, don't go separate ways...let's come together to fight the calamity which has befallen the country. Otherwise, by the time we realise it, it would be too late," Thackeray said at a campaign rally. However, state Congress chief Ashok Chavan said his party will have nothing to do with
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AIR, Betar to co-produce radio programmes 27.5.2018 General News
The All India Radio (AIR) and state-run Bangladesh Betar will co-produce radio programme on music, quiz, theatre, tourism and sports among others, a move aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties, a senior official said. The two broadcasters have also agreed to jointly produce one daily news bulletin of ten minutes with a focus on cooperation between the two nations in various developmental aspects like tourism, commerce and trade, sports, culture, agriculture and climate change, the official added. A music reality show, drawing participants from both the nations, is also on the cards. "The programme would be in the nature of a music competition among participants from different categories namely school and college students and housewives," the official said. They would also produce a series of quiz programme on India and Bangladesh among school and college students. "The finale of it (quiz programme) can be held before invited audience either in Kolkata or Dhaka and the event ...
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Vishy Anand on why he likes poker 27.5.2018 Rediff: Sports
'Poker trains you a lot of skills that chess also prepares you for.''The most vital is restraint.''You may have seen us, chess players, keeping a blank expression or 'poker face'.''The idea is to not give away any information to your opponent.'
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Self-drive travel segment to grow by up to 35%: Experts 27.5.2018 General News
With disposable income in India growing, self-drive holidays are gaining popularity and are expected to grow 35 per cent annually, giving people freedom to explore offbeat destinations, say experts. "The liberty to stop anywhere for meals or sightseeing empowers travellers," FCM Travel Solutions - Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group, Australia, Managing Director Rakshit Desai told PTI here. It also adds a new perspective to the whole self-exploration experience, which is overlooked in group tours with fixed itineraries. Besides, it gives travellers freedom to explore off-beat locations as per their interest, he added. He said, his company has witnessed 35 per cent year-on-year growth in the self-drive segment. "We are confident this trend going to increase from here." Most travellers prefer picturesque or adventurous routes in the country like the coastal belts in the Konkan and hill stations such as Shimla and Manali in the north, especially during summers, he ...
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Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs season 14 finale: Vishwaprasad wins the show to bag Rs 5 lakh prize money 27.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The 14th season finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs on Zee Kannada, took place on May 26 and finalist Vishwaprasad managed to bag the winner's trophy along with a prize money of Rs 5 lakh. The grand finale event was held at White Arcade Convention Centre in Bengaluru. The finalists of season 14 included Ransen Jnanesh, Tejas Shashtri, Keerthana Abhijat Bhat and Vishwaprasad, who fought neck-to-neck to win the show. Finally it was Vishwaparad who took home the trophy and the prize money.  While Vishwaprasad emerged victorious, Tansen and Keerthana ended up at the second runners up spot. Both of them took home a sum of Rs two lakh and runners up trophy each. While Tejas ended up at the third place, Abhijat secured the fourth position.  The winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa season 14 was chosen by the scores of judged Arjun Janya, Vijay Prakash and Hamsalekha along with the votes of the viewers. Season 14 of the kids singing reality show began on December 9 in which 30 contestants from Karnataka took part. Out of ...
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Brazil's truckers protest drags on despite dispatch of military 27.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A truckers protest over diesel prices in Brazil that is hurting supplies of fuel, food and medicines continued for the sixth day on Saturday despite President Michel Temer ordering the military to clear blocked roads the day before.
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UPSC announces date for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018. Download e-Admit Cards from upsc.gov.in 27.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2018 on 3 June, 2018 across all centres in India. More than 50 per cent candidates have already downloaded their e-Admit Cards from the Commission's website upsc.gov.in. The UPSC has advised those candidates who have not yet downloaded their e-Admit Card yet to do so urgently to avoid last minute rush. The e-Admit Cards can be downloaded from UPSC's official website - upsc.gov.in.
Career counselling in Hubballi gets overwhelming response 27.5.2018 Hindu: News
Passion important to succeed in chosen field, students told
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We haven’t called for bandh, says Yeddyurappa 27.5.2018 Hindu: National
B.S. Yeddyurappa, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, has changed tack on the proposed Karnataka bandh (barring Bengaluru) on Monda
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Special train introduced from Pune to Hazrat Nizamuddin 27.5.2018 General News
The Central Railway introduced a superfast special train on special charges from Pune to Hazrat Nizamuddin to manage the extra rush of passengers on May 29Train No. 02099 Superfast Special will leave Pune at 12:25 am on May 29 and will arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin at 2 am the next day.The train will halt at Chinchwad, Lonavala, Panvel, Vasai Road, Surat, Vadodara, Godhra, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Mathura, and Palwal and will comprise AC-2 Tier, AC-3 Tier, nine sleeper class coaches, two second class seating and seven general second class coaches.Bookings will be open on May 27 at all PRS centers and the website www.irctc.co.in.The general second class coaches and second class seating coaches of these trains will run as unreserved coaches and bookings will be done through unreserved ticketing system (UTS).
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Coal Rushed To Delhi Power Plants By Railways To Avert Coal Shortage 27.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
With coal stock of some power stations in the national capital region falling to an alarming level, Coal India and Railways are rushing coal supplies to Dadri and Badarpur power plants of the NTPC.
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CIL, Railways rush coal to Dadri, Badarpur power plants 27.5.2018 General News
With coal stock of some power stations in the national capital region falling to an alarming level, Coal India and Railways are rushing coal supplies to Dadri and Badarpur power plants of the NTPC. A Coal India statement issued tonight said against the linked requirement of seven rakes to these plants, movement of at least 10 rakes are planned to avert the crisis. The problem started as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) was forced to commence generation from these two plants all of a sudden with rise in power demand due to heat wave conditions in the country. The government has also instructed the CIL, Singareni Collieries Co Ltd and Railway to attach top most priority in allocation of rakes for coal movement to power plants till such time the demand from coal-based thermal power plants gets stabilised with the onset of monsoon and increase in hydel and wind power. These two power stations cater to major share of the power demands of Delhi and NCR. Based on the demand for .
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70-year-old killed over verbal abuse 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
The APMC police have arrested a 27-year-old Turbhe resident for killing a 70-year-old woman at her home in Sector 22 in Turbhe last week. The accused
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Snag hits Blue Line 27.5.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Train services were briefly affected on a section of the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line on Saturday afternoon, officials said. “This happened due to loss of
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Did you know? Harshvardhan Kapoor's 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero' chase has been shot by French choreographer 27.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero has piqued the interest of the audience ever since its teaser and trailer released. The film which features Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead role, deals with the common man’s daily problems and was shot in real locations across Mumbai to lend authenticity to the story and its characters. While Mumbai spots like a parking space in Lower Parel and the Oshiwara loading yard, railway stations premises including the Cotton Green skywalk and platform, Charni Road station and Jogeshwari also feature in the film, the makers also decided to incorporate a high-octane bike chase in the film. For the portion, French stunt choreographer Sebastien Seveau was entrusted with the task who put together a gripping eightminute bike chase that was shot during night schedules with a lot of police personnel on the trail. With the intense stunts and neverseen-before locations of Mumbai, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero promises to be an intriguing watch. The action-packed trailer which was ...
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Shahkot all set for high-stakes bypoll 26.5.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister hits the campaign trail on the last day
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New govt. faces another demand, this time from garment workers 26.5.2018 Hindu: National
They seek implementation of draft notification of revised wages that was withdrawn in March
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