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E-toll collection to commence from Oct 27

New Delhi : Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will launch the electronic toll collection system across the country Oct 27, an official statement said Tuesday.

"With the inauguration of electronic toll collection (ETC) system by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways on Oct 27, a uniform and acceptable standard of service to the commuters would become a reality," the statement said.

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JMB trains Assamese men to carry out attacks: Assam DG

Guwahati : Assamese youths have undergone a training under the Islamic terror network Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to carry out attacks, Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma said Tuesday.

"We have received information against some youths who have been visiting Bangladesh for getting the training under the Islamic terror networks such as the JMB to carry out terror attacks," he told reporters while attending a function organised to observe the Police Commemoration Day at the 4th Assam Police battalion at Kahilipara area.

ISRO spy case: Kerala to decide on future course of action

Thiruvananthapuram : The Kerala government will seek legal opinion on the Kerala High Court's ruling quashing the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case.

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here Tuesday that they are yet to get the details of Monday's court directive.

"Once we get it, we will discuss it and then seek legal opinion on how to go about it," said Chennithala.

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All four Indians killed in Nepal avalanche identified

By Anil Giri,

Kathmandu : The Indian embassy in Kathmandu Tuesday said that four Indians were confirmed dead and one was missing in Nepal's snowstorm and avalanche. Twenty one others had been rescued.

All the four dead Indians have been identified.

Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs also confirmed that the bodies of 33 foreign and Nepali nationals have been recovered so far of whom four were Indians, four were Israelis, three Polish, two Slovaks and one Chinese and one Japanese. The identity of one foreigner is yet to be ascertained.

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E-business modernising rail travel in India

By Rohit Vaid,

New Delhi : Gazing at the far-away tracks searching for signs of train arrivals might bring in nostalgic memories as a host of e-companies are providing everything from tracking minute-by-minute locomotive locations to details of taxi availability or the best deals at hotels to make rail journey in India a more pleasant and less taxing experience.

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Security beefed up in Mathura

Mathura : Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district ahead of the five-day festival beginning Tuesday with thousands of security personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil to thwart any possible threats.

Officials said Mathura was on alert following inputs from the intelligence agencies fearing terrorist attacks during the festival season when lakhs of pilgrims would be in Mathura and Vrindavan.

Boys displaying ISIS flags not involved in militancy: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said all the local boys who displayed ISIS flags in recent days in Srinagar have been identified, but none of them has been found to be involved in militancy.

Speaking to media on the sidelines of the Police Commemoration Day here Tuesday, Abdullah said: "All the boys who displayed the ISIS flags in the city have been identified and cases have been registered against them."

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Delhi Metro to halt services at 8 p.m. on Diwali

New Delhi : The Delhi Metro will stop its services at 8 p.m. Thursday on account of Diwali, a statement said Tuesday.

"The last metro train service Oct 23 will start at 8 p.m. from all the terminal stations of metro lines including Airport Express Line," a Delhi Metro statement said.

The terminal stations include Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Jahangir Puri, Huda City Centre, Noida City Centre, Dwarka Sector-21, Vaishali, Kirti Nagar, Inderlok, Mundka, Mandi House, Badarpur, and New Delhi on the Airport Express Line.

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Can't rule out terror attack during festive season: Rajnath

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said terror attacks "can't be ruled out" during the festive season.

"The possibility of terror attacks can't be ruled during the festive season. Terror threats are there and alerts are issued," Singh told the media on the sidelines of an event in Chanakyapuri in central Delhi.

Asked what advisory was issued by the ministry Monday to all states on possible communal tension, Singh said: "We issue such advisory on the basis of information what we get."

Power transmission link via Bangladesh vital: Official

Agartala : A top power company official has suggested erecting power transmission lines for supply of electricity from the northeast region to other parts of India via Bangladesh terming the proposed link as "vital".

"India and Bangladesh should have designated power transmission links and corridors to supply power between the two countries. The transmission corridors are vital to supply electricity from the northeast region to other parts of India via Bangladesh," said P.C. Pankaj, chairman-cum-managing director of the state-run North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).

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