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Death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbs to 213

Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains. The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesday’s total of 123 as waters recede from low-lying areas, allowing workers to reach remote spots where …

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Pistol woman held for selling illegal weapons for 15 years

An absconding woman who sold illegal weapons for 15 years has been arrested on Sunday. Delhi Police’s special cell also seized 14 pistols and 14 magazines from her. The woman was declared absconding in 2014, according to officers of Delhi Police. According to India Today, she is identified as Mobai …

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‘Mann Ki Baat’: Relief Operations, the Quit India movement and lower Prices due to GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday exhorted people to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India movement by launching a mass movement of their own against “filth poverty, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism”. “Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan of ‘do or die’ when he saw the intensity of freedom movement …

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Telangana: 13-year-old girl takes life over test marks

A girl studying in class IX, committed suicide by hanging at her residence, under the West Marredpally police station limits. According to the police inspector Uma Maheshwar Rao of Marredpally, “The girl was depressed as she had scored less marks in her tests since she was not able to attempt …

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Kurla: Postman suspended over 14,000 undelivered letters for 2 years

This month, Kurla residents have been receiving posts on Sundays, the one day of the week when men in khaki, lugging large paper and parcel filled sacks, are not seen. At the post office, a simple equation makes it clear why. Twenty-two postmen are racing against time to deliver 14,000 …

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This boy watched too much CID and killed his sister over poor handwriting jibe

An 11-year-old boy in Pakistan, who was inspired by a popular Indian television series CID, has been arrested for allegedly killing his younger sister after she teased him for his poor handwriting. Nine-year-old Eman Tanvir was found strangled at her grandmother’s house in Shalimar area in Lahore, Punjab province, on …

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RBI’s printing orders: Rs 200 notes coming soon

The Reserve Bank of India is set to introduce Rs 200 notes. According to news agency ANI, a top government official, who was involved in the decision-making process, said, “Printing order (for Rs 200 notes) has been placed.” According to a report in Economic Times, Soumya Kanti Ghosh, group chief …

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