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Reporter held for carrying live cartridges to Baba Ramdev interview


Dehradun, Apr 29: A reporter of a private TV news channel was arrested on the charge of carrying live cartridges to an interview with yoga guru Ramdev, police said today. Ashu Sharma had last night gone to Ramdev’s Patanjali residence in Bahadarabad area of Haridwar to interview the yoga guru who has recently returned from quake-ravaged Nepal, SHO of Bahadarabad ...

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Earthquake in Nepal: 500-year-old Kathmandu temple turned to rubble after quake


Kathmandu, Apr 29: The devastating earthquake that struck the Nepalese capital has turned the 500-year-old Kashtamandap temple to rubble, killing several under the debris of the historic structure from which the city derives its name. Incidentally, on the fateful day, a private company had organised a blood donation camp and most of the donors including the nurses are dead. “The ...

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dismissed: Royal decree


Riyadh, Apr 29: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today dismissed the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and replaced him with the Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef. ”We have decided to respond to his highness and what he had expressed about his desire to be relieved from the position of crown prince,” said a statement ...

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India cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs over foreign funds


New Delhi : India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens surveillance on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations in the country.The crackdown comes days after the government suspended the licence of Greenpeace India and put U.S.-based Ford Foundation on a security watch list, ordering government approval of any ...

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Death toll in Nepal may go up to 10,000: PM Sushil Koirala


Kathmandu, April 28: The death toll in Nepal’s devastating earthquake may go up to 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday told the envoys of India, China and the US. Koirala told the ambassadors that nearly 4,400 people were already dead from Saturday’s temblor, many of the thousands of injured were in serious condition and further hundreds were missing across ...

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