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Metro lines fast-tracked to reduce pressure on Mumbai trains

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Mumbai, October 1 : The Maharashtra Government has decided to speed up construction of Metro lines across Mumbai following the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station on Friday that claimed 23 lives. At a meeting held with various officials on Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked them to fast-track construction of eight major Metro lines that will link downtown ...

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No surrender, Langah on run

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Gurdaspur : Former SAD minister Sucha Singh Langah, booked for rape yesterday, did not turn up at the district courts to surrender today, as announced by him on Friday. There was high drama inside the courts with his supporters camping there since morning. A senior officer called it a ploy to divert police attention. Mediapersons and CID personnel too kept waiting ...

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Air France A380 makes emergency landing after engine blows out

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Paris, October 1 : An Air France A380 superjumbo carrying more than 500 people made an emergency landing in Canada after suffering “serious damage” to one of its engines, with passengers recounting hearing a loud bang followed by violent shaking. Video and photos posted on social media showed extensive damage to the outer starboard engine, with part of its external ...

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Official on board Navy ship dies of bullet injury

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Kochi, October 1 : A Naval official died on Sunday after he mysteriously sustained a bullet injury on board a hydrograhic survey ship anchored in this Kerala coastal city that houses the Southern Naval Command, police said. According to naval authorities, a gunshot was heard at 7.30 am around the INS Jamuna. Minutes later, Raksha Kumar Parmar, a security official ...

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Ambala, Hasimara air bases being readied for Rafale jets

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Ambala, October 1 : The Indian Air Force has initiated major infrastructure upgrade at its frontline base here for deployment of the first squadron of Rafale jets which will give India greater “potency” over Pakistan as these will be capable of carrying nuclear weapons and other missiles. The government has already sanctioned Rs 220 crore to set up 14 shelters, ...

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