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Hundreds clean river to save Agra's heritage monuments

Hundreds clean river to save Agra’s heritage monuments

Agra: Hundreds of river activists and volunteers of NGOs on Sunday joined a massive cleanliness drive opposite the Etmauddaula tomb to lift garbage and idols immersed in the Yamuna. River Connect Campaign member Devashish Bhattacharya told IANS that regular cleaning of Yamuna was necessary to save heritage monuments along the[Read More…]

Amritsar attack: Rajnath assures strong action

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, assuring “strong action” against those responsible for a grenade attack at a religious gathering on Nirankaris in Amritsar which killed three people. Calling the Sunday attack a “reprehensible act of violence”,[Read More…]

Congress troubleshooters meet dissidents in Telangana

Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A three-member committee deputed by the central leadership of the Congress party on Sunday held talks with the party’s Telangana leaders who are unhappy over being denied the ticket for next month’s elections to the state Assembly. The panel headed by Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy[Read More…]

Kabir ‘vaani’ resounds in Varanasi through music, walks, literature

Varanasi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic 15th century Bhakti poet-saint Kabir’s couplets, bhajans and compositions, rendered by noted musicians, reverberated in Varanasi’s spiritual air for two days as part of the three-day Mahindra Kabira Festival (MKF) here. Conceived by the Mahindra Group and arts entertainment company – Teamwork Arts, the third[Read More…]

Oil spill at TN port

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) An oil spill was reported in Tamil Nadu’s Kamarajar Port on Sunday while an oil tanker was discharging fuel, said a top port official. “The oil tanker Coral Stars was discharging fuel on Sunday morning. Suddenly one of its flexible pipes broke resulting in a small[Read More…]

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