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Have not suggested rethink on complete electrification of railways: Bibek Debroy 

A media report last week had said that Debroy had sent a note to the PMO and Rail Bhawan asking the government to rethink the railways' 100 per cent electrification mission.

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Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi | Photo: All India Radio/Twitter
Avani Chaturvedi becomes first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet 

Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight.

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Varun Sindhu Kul Kaumudi takes over as ADG CRPF J-K Zone 

Kaumudi is credited with cracking the famous fodder scam case while serving with the CBI on deputation.

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Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia (File photo)
Police file chargesheet in Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case 

In May 2014 Zinta, co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab IPL cricket team, had filed a police complaint against Wadia, alleging that he had molested, abused and threatened her in Wankhede Stadium.

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Over 50 per cent turnout in Gujarat district and panchayat taluka polls 

The polling was held for Banaskantha and Kheda district panchayats and 17 taluka panchayats of Banaskantha, Kheda and Gandhinagar districts.

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IndiGo airlines denies boarding to passenger after he gets into coach 

A video clip showed a passenger complaining about being denied boarding even after getting into the coach to go to the aircraft and was also seen arguing with an IndiGo staff.

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SIT probing NH-74 scam questions former Uttarakhand Congress president Kishore Upadhyay

The questioning was regarding allegations that part of the compensation package for the procurement of land from farmers for widening of NH-74 was used in the party's campaigning activities.

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Officials visit LoC areas in J-K's Poonch, review situation 

They inspected construction of bunkers and other basic facilities being provided to border residents, especially medical services in view of frequent Pakistani firing.

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Punjab National Bank fraud case: Vipul Ambani and five others in CBI custody till March 5 

The six accused were arrested yesterday in connection with two separate FIRs registered by the CBI involving Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the owner of Gitanjali Gems.

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The crisis erupted over the weekend when KFC switched its delivery contract to DHL from South African-owned supplier Bidvest. (FIle | Reuters)
KFC counts its chickens as UK stores slowly reopen

Some outlets will remain closed while others may operate with a reduced menu or shortened hours, he added.

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Nirav Modi and Choksi have come under the scanner of multiple agencies in the wake of the nearly Rs 11,400 crore fraud disclosed by state-owned Punjab National Bank. | Reuters
Punjab National Bank fraud case: ED raids shell firms; I-T attaches Rs 145 crore assets 

While the ED seized assets worth Rs 10 crore today, the tax department said it has attached a total of 141 bank accounts and fixed deposits worth Rs 145.74 crore of the Nirav Modi group.

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Prithvi-II missile being test fired from ITR off the Odisha coast. Photo: EPS
First night trial of nuke capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II successfully conducted in Odisha

Equipped with state of the art guidance system the missile was test fired from a mobile launcher positioned at the launching complex III (LC-III) of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8.30 pm.

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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Following Congress complaint, collector transferred 

The state government, in an order issued today, said that V S Choudary Kolasani, would be the new district collector of Ashok Nagar in place of BS Jamod.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (File|PTI)
Narmada project: Three states owe over Rs 6,100 crore to Gujarat

While Rs 4,115.06 crore are due from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra owes Rs 1391.41 crore and Rajasthan Rs 593.83 crore, as on December 2017.

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Rotomac Global Pvt Limited director Vikram Kothari (Photo | Facebook)
Rotomac bank fraud: I-T attaches assets in Kanpur, Ahmedabad 

This attachment of assets, they said, has been carried out to "recover outstanding tax demands" from the group, understood to be about Rs 85 crore.

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Tripura Assembly poll: Higher Secondary exams of two papers rescheduled due to clashing dates

The Higher Secondary examinations to avoid clashing of dates with election at Charilam assembly constituency on March 12.

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Centre urges West Bengal to resolve Bhangar power project issue 

The state power minister also said the Bhangar project faced resistance not from the locals but from outsiders who had political backing either from the Congress, CPI(M) or the Naxalites.

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No negotiation with agitating Calcutta University students on attendance: VC Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee

Banerjee, who has not left the campus since 8 pm yesterday, that the protesting post-graduate students did not have the required attendance percentage.

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal  (File | PTI)
Ayodhya railway station to be built on temple model, nothing objectionable in VHP design: Piyush Goyal 

Giving an example, he mentioned he had recently instructed that the entrance of Belagavi Railway Station in Karnataka be built like the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat.

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Supreme Court says law may cure defect Aadhaar data was collected without authorisation

The bench said the Centre came out with the law in 2016 to negate the objection that it was collecting data since 2009 without any authorisation.

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Bombay High Court (File | PTI)
Bombay High Court seeks response from Centre, Maharashtra government on plea against Navi Mumbai airport

The PIL, filed by city-based NGO Vanshakti, claims that the state government has failed to protect ecologically-fragile areas and has started work at the proposed airport.

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