Day: March 15, 2019

Major General RP Kalita From Assam Promoted to Lieutenant General

15th March 2019

Major General Rana Pratap Kalita from Rangiya, #Assam has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Indian Army. Lieutenant General Kalita studied in Sainik School Goalpara of Assam. He was also a student of the National Defence Academy and later was commissioned in the Army in 9th Kumaon Regiment in 1984. Until […]

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Spot-fixing case: Supreme Court asks BCCI to reconsider life ban on Sreesanth

15th March 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph said the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) […]

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Video-Christchurch terror attack: 49 dead, Australian man arrested

15th March 2019

49 people confirmed dead and 48 injured. One of the Terrorist arrested was an Australian citizen, reportedly Brenton Tarrant. The Terrorist entered the crowded Al Noor mosque in Christchurch at about 1.45pm local time. A second shooting took place at Linwood Masjid in Christchurch shortly after. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that four […]

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Kartarpur corridor: Visa-free access sought for 5,000 Indians a day

15th March 2019

India sought visa-free access for 5,000 pilgrims a day to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan during the first round of talks on Thursday between the two sides on the Kartarpur corridor, which is expected to be opened in time for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, in November. Only limited […]

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19 arrested in Gujarat’s Rajkot for playing banned mobile game PUBG

15th March 2019

Nineteen people, including six college students, were arrested in Gujarat’s Rajkot city in the last two days for allegedly playing PUBG on their mobile phones despite a ban on it, officials said. On March 6, police commissioner Manoj Agrawal issued a notification banning the multiplayer online game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), in the city. The ban […]

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6 dead, 33 injured as foot overbridge collapses near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai

15th March 2019

At least six persons were killed and 33 others injured after a portion of the concrete slab of a key foot over bridge (FOB) connecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to a school on the busy Dadabhai Naoroji Road in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday at around 7.35 pm. Built in 1887, CSMT is Mumbai’s […]

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Guwahati LS seat has highest, Diphu lowest number of voters

15th March 2019

The Guwahati constituency has the highest number of electorates among all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, while the Diphu constituency has the lowest number of voters who are eligible to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections. As per official data, there are a total of 21,49,230 voters in the Guwahati Lok […]

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BJP shortlists candidates for 10 State LS seats

15th March 2019

The ruling BJP has shortlisted panel of names of prospective candidates for 10 of the Lok Sabha constituencies from Assam. Sources said that barring Tezpur constituency, for which only one name – that of State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma – has been shortlisted, the panels for the other seats contain multiple names. For the […]

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