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Shocking that CBSE will hold exams, Priyanka writes to Nishank

New Delhi, April 11: After the CBSE board issued a circular stating that it is going ahead with the Board exams scheduled in May, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank that its 'shocking' that the CBSE has decided to go ahead with

Fire at scrapyard leads to panic in Andhra SEZ

Visakhapatnam, April 11: A massive fire broke out in a scrapyard situated at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duvvada, near here, on Sunday. Firefighters were rushed to the spot, and were trying to douse the huge flames amid the billowing smoke clouds. Police officials said that the mishap originated

Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit city

Lucknow, April 11: Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will now be known as the Sanskrit city in the world. Varanasi has the maximum number of Sanskrit schools as well as the highest number of students studying Sanskrit. There are more than 110 Sanskrit schools that are

Ambani security scare: NIA arrests Waze's associate Riyaz Kazi

Mumbai, April 11: The NIA on Sunday arrested police officer Riyaz Kazi, an associate of suspended cop Sachin Waze, in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence, a police official said. Assistant police inspector (API) Kazi was called for questioning again by the

Mumbai: Man gets 1 year in jail for molesting teen girl

Mumbai, April 11: A 20-year-old man was sentenced to one year imprisonment by a special POCSO court in Mumbai for molesting a teen girl last year. Special Judge Bharti Kale, in her order on April 7, the detailed copy of which was made available on Saturday, convicted the man under

Chhattisgarh Naxal with Rs 1 lakh reward on his head killed

Raipur, April 11: A Naxal with a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday, a police official said. The gunfight took place at around 2 pm in a forest between Gaadam and Jungampal villages under

India's COVID-19 active cases breach 11-lakh mark for first time, record daily high of 1,52,879

New Delhi, April 11: Hitting another record daily high of 1,52,879 new coronavirus infections, India's COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,33,58,805, while the active cases breached the 11-lakh mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the Union health