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Haryana polling ends, turnout 62 per cent Pioneer
Haryana recorded a turnout of 62 per cent at the close of polling for 90 constituencies in the assembly elections on Monday, officials said. Polling that began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm was largely peaceful, barring one violent incident in Nuh, officials said.
63 pc voting in Maha Assembly poll; turnout similar to 2014 Pioneer
Maharashtra Assembly elections held on Monday saw a voter turnout of around 63 per cent, almost matching the 63.38 per cent polling recorded in the the last state elections in 2014. Rural areas of the state fared better, with voters there showing more enthusiasm than their urban counterparts.
Uttar Pradesh tops in crimes against women, says NCRB report Hindu
After a delay of two years the annual Crime in India Report 2017 was published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Monday. As per the report, 3,59,849 cases of crime against women were reported in the country. Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 56,011 cases followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal 30,002.
No government jobs for those with more than 2 kids, decides Assam cabinet Mint
The Assam Cabinet on Monday decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021. The important decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held late Monday evening that also adopted a New Land Policy, which will give three bighas of agricultural land to landless indegenous people and half a bigha for constructing a house.
Punjab bypolls: Polling underway on four assembly seats Pioneer
Polling was underway on Monday for the bypolls to four assembly seats—Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian in Punjab. Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, officials said. Around 7.76 lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of total 33 candidates. The results of the elections will be declared on October 24.
Non-recognised private schools in Delhi will not be shut: Sisodia Pioneer
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday assured parents of students studying in non-recognised private schools in Delhi that such institutions will not face closure. His assurance came after the Delhi government's Directorate of Education (DOE) identified 700 such unrecognised private schools that violate the provisions laid down in the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
Telangana RTC employees to go ahead with state-wide shutdown on 19 Oct Yunus Y Lasania, Mint
Telangana is all set to witness a state-wide bandh, based on a call given by unions of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), even as the High Court on Friday asked the state government and union leaders to hold talks and submit a report based on it on 28 October. The order came a day before the state is all set to witness a bandh on 19 October.
Open category students will not suffer due to quota: Fadnavis Pioneer
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of all sections of the society and referred to a scheme in the BJP manifesto wherein students from open category would get scholarships to study abroad.
In Message to Shiv Sena, Amit Shah says BJP can get majority in Maharashtra on its own News18
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has predicted a two-thirds majority for the NDA in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections; but in a message to its alliance partner Shiv Sena has not ruled out the BJP getting absolute majority on its own.
Delhi air gets toxic, NASA’s crop burning images point to worse days ahead Vatsala Shrangi, Hindustan Times
The concentration of particulate matter — PM 10 and PM 2.5 — shot up twice the safe limit on Tuesday, when the national capital region’s (NCR) emergency action plan to tackle bad air came into effect, which includes a ban on diesel generator (DG) sets. Vacuum and water-cleaning of roads will be intensified, pollution hot spots put under closer scrutiny and emission regulations are enforced under GRAP.
Delhi: Odd-even fine doubled, no curbs on 2-wheelers Pioneer
After women commuters, two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even scheme which will be rolled out from November 4 to 15, Transport Department officials said on Tuesday, adding that the penalty for the scheme violation has been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000.
Farooq’s sister, daughter detained for protest sans order Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
The police on Tuesday detained a  small group of women led by daughter and sister of National Conference president and sitting Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar when they tried to stage an “unathorised” sit-in protest against the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of State into two Union Territories.
3 militants killed in encounter in J-K Pioneer
Three terrorists were killed Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said. The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag on a specific intelligence provided by the district police.
Pak's service charge for Kartarpur like 'Jazia': Punjab CM Pioneer
Comparing it with 'Jazia', a tax imposed in earlier times on non-Muslims in Muslim countries, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for immediate withdrawal by Pakistan of the proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
Delhi Govt to open 140 new Mohalla Clinics by Sep end Pioneer
Eyeing the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leaving no stone unturned to extend its flagship Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic project in Delhi. Around 140 Mohalla Clinics will be set up by end of this month. The AAP Government has set a target to construct around 800 Mohalla Clinics before the Assembly election process begins in Delhi.
Odd-Even scheme to be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15 Economic Times
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced a 7-point plan to tackle pollution in the national capital which will include the implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 4 to November 15 to curb pollution post Diwali.
2 dead, five injured as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi Sajana Nambiar, Hindustan Times
At least two persons were killed and several were injured when a dilapidated four-storey building in Bhiwandi, about 40 km north of Mumbai collapsed early Saturday even as residents were being evacuated, officials said. The injured have been rushed to the Indira Gandhi civic hospital.
Tamil Nadu on high alert after warning on Lashkar terrorists entering state Arun Janardhanan, Indian Express
Based on intelligence inputs, the Tamil Nadu Police Thursday midnight launched a massive combing operation across the state in search of a six-member Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) group that is believed to have entered the state. A senior officer said the input was specifically on Coimbatore city.
Release leaders detained in J&K: Opp Pioneer
Opposition parties, including the Congress, the TMC, the DMK, the RJD, the Samajwadi Party and the National Conference staged a protest in the national Capital on Thursday seeking immediate release of political leaders put under detention in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
5 workers suffocate in Gzb sewer Pioneer
In yet another case of criminal apathy, five sanitation workers who had entered into a sewer died after inhaling toxic gas in Nandgram locality on Thursday. The police have registered a case of negligence causing death and launched an investigation to fix responsibility. Authorities have been asked to submit a report within 15 days.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested after clash in Delhi over Ravidas temple demolition Hindu
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was arrested a few hours after being detained at South East Delhi’s Govindpuri police station early on Thursday. A clash had broken out between police and Dalit protesters in Govindpuri on Wednesday night during a demonstration against the demolition of the Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad.
Three killed as helicopter crashes in rain-hit Uttarkashi Pioneer
A helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand crashed on Wednesday, killing three persons on board, an official said. Uttarkashi Disaster Management officer Devendra Patwal said those on board included the pilot, co-pilot and a local.
Bihar Cops left Red-faced as 22 guns fail to fire single shot at former CM's state funeral News18
While former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra's mortal remains were being cremated with full state honours on Wednesday, guns toted by 22 police personnel failed to fire a single shot. Hours after the cremation took place at Balua Bazar, Mishra's ancestral village in Supaul district, local news channels began beaming video footage of the embarrassing spectacle.
23 MLAs take oath as ministers as CM Yogi Adityanath expands UP cabinet Zee News
Twenty three MLAs were inducted as new ministers in the Uttar Pradesh government as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his cabinet on Wednesday. Out of the 23, six of them have been given the rank of cabinet ministers in what was the first reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state.
Civilian killed in Pak firing along LoC in Poonch Hindu
A 22-year-old civilian was killed in heavy mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
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