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BJP stooped to conquer, Congress must not follow it 19.12.2017 Opinion | The Asian Age
The Congress was accused of concentrating too much on caste and community but not, it must be stressed, of fanning communalism.
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Nashik police make fourth arrest in arms haul case  19.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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12 workers killed in Mumbai shop blaze 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Mumbai, December 18 At least 12 persons were killed when a massive fire broke out at a snack shop in Saki Naka-Kurla area in the early hours today, an official said. The blaze erupted at the ‘Bhanu’ farsan (snack) shop in Makaria Compound on the Khairani Road at around 4.25 am, following which the structure collapsed, the official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s Disaster Management Cell said. Twelve persons working inside the shop were trapped due to intense heat and smoke, he said. The fire spread quickly due to the presence of electric wiring and electrical goods, huge stock of eatables and furniture inside the shop. It led to the collapse of the loft, trapping the workers under the debris, the civic official said. Three fire engines, four jumbo water tankers, rescuers and ambulances reached the spot and launched a rescue operation, he said. All the 12 workers were pulled out of the debris and taken to the civic-run Rajawadi Hospital in suburban Ghatkopar where they were declared ...
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Rs 39.48L for Yogi’s oil painting 19.12.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Lucknow, December 18

The Yogi Adityanath government has earmarked Rs 39.48 lakh for an oil painting of the CM that will be hung in the art gallery of the Vidhan Sabha.

The first supplementary budget of Rs 11,388.17 crore tabled in the Assembly on Monday also provides for Rs 7.2 lakh for an oil portrait of the Vidhan Sabha Speaker.

The Vidhan Sabha complex will get Rs 3.44 crore for installation of digital CCTV cameras and Rs 4.99 crore for building a system of live telecast of assembly proceedings.

The government’s focus in the supplementary budget in on sectors like infrastructure — particularly road, power, health, education and people oriented schemes. The government has set aside Rs 173 crore for completing the leftover work of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and starting work on the Purvanchal Expressway.

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Loot at gunpoint 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Jagraon: Four unidentified persons reportedly looted Rs 65,000 from a petrol pump staff at gunpoint on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway last night. The miscreants also took away the DVR of the CCTV cameras installed at the petrol pump.  The incident took place at Reliance Petrol Pump between Chaunkimann and Mullanpur-Dakha. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons and launched investigation. In his complaint, the petrol pump manager said four persons carrying weapons arrived at the pump in a car and looted Rs 65,000 from the employees at gunpoint. The robbers were so fearless that they forced a pump employee to fill the fuel tanker of the car they came in. Following this, the robbers fled. IO ASI Surjit Singh said the hunt for the robbers was on. OC Fire at MLA’s house Ludhiana: Congress MLA from Ludhiana East, Sanjay Talwar, and his family members had a narrow escape after a fire broke out at his house in Ram Nagar near the CMC on Monday.  Talwar was standing outside the house and ...
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12 die in Mumbai fire 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, December 18 Twelve people lost their lives after a fire broke out at a shop in Saki Naka area early this morning, police and fire officials said. Officials said the fire was apparently cause by a short-circuit at Bhanu Farsan shop on Khairani Road around 4 am today. The victims were sleeping on a loft inside the shop and could not escape as the fire spread. Due to the intense heat, the loft collapsed. “The local people told us that 15-20 people sleep in the shop every night after it closed for business,” chief fire officer PS Rahangdale told reporters here. He added that fire officials who rushed in managed to pull out six people who were badly burnt. They were later declared dead at the hospital. Fire officials recovered the bodies of the remaining victims from the debris of the collapsed loft, Rahangdale added. Police officials said the shop might have been locked from the outside by its owner because of which the victims could not escape. “We will file charges against the ...
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Awareness rally against drugs 19.12.2017 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Jagraon, December 18

Akal Academy, Sawadi Kalan, carried out an awareness rally against the menace of drugs here today.

Jagraon DSP Kanwarpal Singh Bajwa flagged of the rally which started from the Jagraon Tehsil Chowk and concluded at Raikot Road, after passing through various areas of the city. Jagraon City SHO Inderjit Singh Boparai and Traffic Police head Nidhan Singh were present during the occasion. Students participating in the rally carried placards.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Gurbinder Kaur said such rallies were carried out throughout Punjab by students of Akal Academy today. She said: “Drugs have ruined the lives of thousands of youths and it is only through awareness that we can eradicate the menace from our society.”

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On Goa’s Achievements And Challenges 19.12.2017 Commentary – The Navhind Times
EDUARDO FALEIRO On December 19, we celebrate the Liberation of Goa from colonial rule. On that day, in 1961 Goa joined the Union of India and independent India became complete. Goa has achieved remarkable progress since the Independence. The greatest gain of the Liberation has been the feeling of self-respect regained, the opening of the ...
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When residents woke up to clean roads 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 18 Much to residents’ surprise, the roads from where the Jagannath Rath Yatra passed through last evening, gave a clean look today. No filth was witnessed on roads unlike other occasions, when litter used to remain scattered all over for 2 to 3 days. The residents in the city have appreciated the efforts made by the civic body in ensuring cleanliness following the yatra. Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh, who had held a meeting with the organisers of the yatra, said their sole motive was to make sure no litter or garbage is witnessed in the city following the yatra. Earlier, paper plates, wrappers and litter used to remain scattered all over for 2-3 days and authorities were condemned for being callous in lifting the garbage. This time, over 600 employees of the MC were involved in cleaning roads, once the yatra was over late last night. Not just employees, but sanitary inspectors, chief sanitary inspectors, doctors of the Health Department ensured cleanliness ...
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Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone in town 19.12.2017
Deepika Padukone"s boyfriend and star actor Ranveer Singh made a special appearance at a sports initiative by Dippy"s father, Prakash Padukone and former Indian captain, Rahul Dravid. It was a big day for legendary badminton champ Prakash Padukone and cricketer Rahul Dravid as the duo has opened a sports academy in Yelahanka on Sunday. The idea behind this initiative is to provide world class, hassle-free infrastructure for a range of sports. Ranveer Singh With Prakash Padukone Deepika even made a moving speech in praise of her father which was widely appreciated. Ranveer took to his Instagram account to share a sweet selfie with Prakash Padukone and captioned it as, "God of Badminton... Prakash Padukone." Ranveer made it a point to mingle with the guests present and patiently posed for pictures and selfies. He sweetly agreed to recorded messages too as requested by some fans. Now that the couple seems to be making official appearances together,  are wedding bells around the ...
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Invincible councillors take it easy 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 18 They are experienced. Neither they themselves nor the voters are going to stop. According to them, they will fight and their voters will make them win every time. Balraj Thakur, Surinder Kaur, Gian Chand and Jagdish Raja are the councillors from the Congress who have convinced the voters that they are the right choice for them. Gian Chand, 70, who has won from ward number 70, is rejoicing his fifth triumph. He is unmarried and holds an honest image among the voters. When asked about people’s love towards him, he said, “Public kamm mangdi hai (public demands work) which has always remained my priority. I have made sure that whosoever comes to me with his or her problems, is treated well. I stand for even small work of people.” “Due to the area being low lying, inundation is a big problem here. Even the water supplying pipes had got eroded which will be changed,” he said. Jagdish Raja (63), a strong leader of the Congress, has won from the ward number 48. “My ...
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NOTA finds 3,000 takers 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, December 18 For the first time, the NOTA (none of the above) option made its way in the Municipal Corporation polls. Several youths, some along with their families, opted for it to express their dissatisfaction over the candidates. According to the figures received from the district administration, NOTA drew over 3,000 votes and those who opted for it said lack of development and false claims made by candidates, who disappear after assuming power, drove them to vote for the none of them. The young voters said the political parties, be it the Congress or the SAD-BJP alliance, had always ignored the core issues concerning the people of the district. They say it has been now a normal routine for them to make promises before elections, but no change is witnessed later on. “I never go for any political party. I see the candidates and their capability to bring a change. Women candidates, who have been used merely as a card by ex-councillors just to win seats, have in fact no vision or ...
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Defunct signal causing mishaps 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, December 18 The defunct traffic lights at Ravidass Chowk and Link Road crossing, two of the busiest traffic intersections in the city, have been causing road mishaps besides hindering the traffic flow for the past couple of months. In the latest mishap that took place two days ago, a businessman, Sarabjeet Singh aka Dimple (38) lost his life. The family has blamed the civic body for the mishap as the officials concerned didn’t repair the lights even after receiving several complaints from the market committee of the area. Victim’s wife Jass Kaur said, “My husband was on his way to home when he got stuck in a traffic jam at Ravidas Chowk. His car was rammed by an unidentified Xuv from the rear side, resulting in his death on the spot.” “There have been a lot of road accidents taking place on a daily basis in many parts of the city, but the local body is yet to come up with a concrete solution,” she said. Gautam Ray, a shopkeeper in the area, said, “The traffic lights have been lying ...
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Raja, Surinder lead mayoral race 19.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 18 With a record number of women candidates having won the MC elections from Jalandhar this year, the murmurs of a woman being chosen as a mayoral candidate for the Municipal Corporation (MC) is gaining the ground. Meanwhile, the social media was abuzz with debates over the next Mayor. With MLA Rajinder Beri already having indicated that a woman mayor might not be the Congress’ favoured pick (he isn’t even keen on his own wife Uma Beri – third time councillor — for a mayoral candidate), Beri and his wife’s support lies with firebrand councillor and last tenure’s Leader of the Opposition, Jagdish Raja. Rajinder Beri said, “I have announced my support much before the municipal polls. Raja can lead the House as he is a veteran and is connected to the roots of the civic society. He understands the needs of area residents and how to get them done.” Among male contenders, four-time winner and ward 45 councillor Balraj Thakur is another top contender. While among women ...
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Nervy Sensex ends on a winning note 19.12.2017 Business | The Asian Age
Counting trends dominate market sentiments; high volatility recorded during intra-day trade.
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Civic work gains momentum for President’s winter sojourn 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
Kovind to attend WTC valedictory event at L.B. Stadium in city
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Chargesheet filed in Dr. Amrapurkar’s death 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
Accused charged with causing death due to negligence
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Govt. surveys hawkers in State 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
To help implement vendors’ policy
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Two held in city in Nashik arms haul case 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
The police have made two more arrests in the city in the past 24 hours in connection with the Nashik arms haul case.The Nashik rural police seized a large cache of arms concealed in a Mahindra Bolero...
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Educators send their suggestions to CBSE for children with special needs 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
Need for an SOP to identify such children and requirement of teachers stressed
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