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Toxic air posing threat to wildlife in Kanpur

KANPUR: After humans, increasing air pollution is now posing a threat to wildlife also. The toxic atmosphere is causing changes in the behaviour of animals, besides slowly affecting there health, in Kanpur Zoological Park.

Amnesty got Rs 36 cr in violation of guidelines: CBI

NEW DELHI:A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation carried out searches at four locations of human rights group Amnesty India's offices in Bengaluru and Delhi, the agency alleged the NGO received foreign contributions to the tune of Rs 36 crore from Amnesty International United Kingdom through the Amnesty International India Private Limited (AIIPL).

K'taka BJP's 'defected' contestant declares Rs 1,120-cr assets

BENGALURU:For the ruling BJP in Karnataka, Congress defector M.T.B. Nagaraj is a prize catch, as he declared a whopping Rs 1,223-crore worth assets in his nomination affidavit to contest in the December 5 Hoskote assembly by-election, a party official said on Saturday.

Delhi HC seeks ED's response to Puri's bail plea

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Saturday sought the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) response to the bail plea filed by businessman Ratul Puri in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper money laundering case.

Odisha govt withdraws controversial brochure on Gandhi

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday announced withdrawal of a controversial brochure that described Mahatma Gandhi died due to accidental reasons.

Tap water undrinkable in Delhi, 13 state capitals: Paswan

NEW DELHI:Releasing a study on quality of piped drinking water being supplied in 21 cities across the country, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday that in Delhi and 13 state capitals, tap water is "undrinkable".

Severe cold conditions to persist in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday warned that cold wave conditions in Kashmir will persist till the end of this month.

Defeated BJP drifting to insanity: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI:The Shiv Sena on Saturday cautioned its former ally Bharatiya Janata Party against taking its defeat in Maharashtra to heart, or it would lose mental balance and slide to 'insanity

Congress to hold mega rally in Delhi on Nov 30

NEW DELHI:Accusing the Narendra Modi-led government of leading the country towards starvation, the Congress on Saturday said that it will hold a mega rally in the national capital on November 30 against the anti-people policies of the government.

3 Andhra women not allowed Sabarimala darshan

SABARIMALA:The Kerala police on Saturday did not allow three women, who were part of a group, to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray after checking the identity cards of the women.

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress to seek aid for flood-hit farmers

MUMBAI:Putting up a united face ahead of their proposed alliance, a delegation of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress will call on Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday afternoon seeking relief measures for the farmers affected by unseasonal rains and floods in the state, here on Saturday.

Punjab youth to get special national award

CHANDIGARH:Yashveer Goyal, a differently-abled sportsperson and IT whiz kid from Bathinda, Punjab, has been selected for a national award to be given by President Ram Nath Kovind next month.

BJP insulting people without knowing reality: Congress

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Saturday slammed the BJP over an Union minister's statement rejecting opposition's charge of economic slowdown and said the party was insulting the people without knowing the reality of the country.

Indian Navy plane crashes in Goa, pilots safe

PANAJI:An Indian Navy aircraft crashed on Saturday a short distance from the Dabolim international airport, even as two pilots ejected to safety, an official said.

After final verdict, 1st set of 'shilas' reached Ayodhya

AYODHYA:A group of pilgrims from Rameshwaram have reached Ayodhya with a set of shilas (bricks) and donated them to the Vishwa Hindu Parishads temple workshop here in Uttar Pradesh.

Sabarimala Temple all set to open

SABARIMALA(Kerala):The famed Sabarimala Temple that resembled a fortress a year ago, wore a quiet and peaceful look on Saturday as it was all set to open for the two-month long festival season.

Ayodhya: Fresh demarcation process of acquired land begins

AYODHYA:The administration in Ayodhya has begun preparaing the fresh demarcation process of the acquired land following the final verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid title suit passed on November 9.

Winds help Delhi air quality improve slightly

NEW DELHI:The air quality index (AQI) in the national capital improved on Saturday morning to 404 as local wind speeds are providing ventilation for the pollutants

CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana

NEW DELHI:Delhi Jal Board to deploy trucks and trained staff for the cleaning of septic tanks across Delhi
 Residents can call on a helpline number and avail free septic tank cleaning services

Food, tea to cost more in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duranto trains

NEW DELHI:The railway board has decided to increase the price of meals onboard Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto express trains, which may lead to a hike in their fares by 3 to 9 per cent, the national transporter said.

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