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Government asks auto dealers to set up pollution testing facility


New Delhi, May 10 : In order to ensure that a stricter check may be kept on vehicular emissions, Delhi government has directed all car and motorbike dealers in the national capital to set up pollution measuring facilities on their premises. All automobile dealers, except those who sell battery- operated e-rickshaws, have been asked to come up with pollution checking ...

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Parliamentary panel calls for multi-pronged strategy to protect Taj Mahal


New Delhi, May 10: Amidst reports pointing at the discolouration of Taj Mahal, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a “multi-pronged” strategy be adopted to preserve the “pristine beauty” of the monument and asked the Archeological Survey of India to submit at the earliest an action plan for the same. The committee for Demands for Grants (2015-16) for Environment Ministry ...

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Private buses killed 436 persons in two years, total death toll 737


CHANDIGARH: Even as many accidents by private bus operators in Punjab are not registered by police, the official figures of death due to accidents by buses are alarming. Total 737 persons had died in road accidents involving only buses, out of which 436 persons were killed by private buses. Accordint to available records, private buses have done more road accidents ...

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Australian police foils terror plot; arrests teenager


Melbourne, May 9 : Australian police today said it had foiled a terror strike planned for Mother’s Day tomorrow and arrested a 17-year-old for plotting multiple bomb attacks in the heart of Melbourne. Police said they seized three pipe bombs from the boy’s bedroom during a raid at the Greenvale family home after learning an attack was allegedly planned for ...

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Pentagon ups alert level at military bases in US


Washington, May 9: The Pentagon decided to raise the alert at all its military bases and installations in the US, to “Force Protection Bravo” level, as defence against “homegrown extremists” inspired or instigated by Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The threat level was raised by the Northern Command on Friday due to the “increased and predictable threat of terrorism” at all ...

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