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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).

India for global convergence to fight terrorism, says NSA

New Delhi : India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in his first public interaction, called Tuesday for a collective global convergence on terrorism and said that a UN convention on terrorism could not be formulated for the past 13 years as Pakistan had objected to “freedom fighters” being termed terrorists.

Addressing the Munich Security Conference meet here, Doval also said that India considers strong democracy as the best tool to foster security both within the country and in the region.

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अच्छे दिनों के साथ अच्छी दीवाली आई है : राम नाईक

By TCN News,

लखनऊ: उत्तर प्रदेश के राज्यपाल राम नाईक ने अपने हालिया बयान से प्रदेश की राजनीति में एक भूचाल ला दिया है. अपने ताज़ा बयान में श्री नाईक ने कहा है कि उत्तर प्रदेश में कानून व्यवस्था में सुधार लाने की ज़रूरत है. उनके इस बयान के बाद समाजवादी पार्टी ने कहा है कि राज्यपाल उत्तर संवैधानिक सत्ता के रूप में व्यवहार कर रहे हैं.

Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

Patna : A shutdown in Bihar Tuesday to protest the arrest of three men for the alleged gang rape of six Mahadalit women has hit rail and road traffic, police said.

The shutdown was called by the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtrawadi Kisan Sanghathan.

Hundreds of activists headed by slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh's son Indu Bhusan disrupted road traffic and blocked railway tracks, affecting half a dozen trains.

"Protestors forcibly stopped Jan-Sadharan Express and Patna-Pune Express at Ara railway station for hours," an official said.

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CBI files revised closure report in Birla coal block case

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a revised closure report in a coal block allocation case involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others in a Delhi court.

The report was filed before Special Judge Bharat Parashar who posted the matter for Nov 10.

The court, during the last hearing, had sought clarifications from the investigating agency whether an element of criminality was involved while allocating the coal blocks to the Birla-promoted Hindalco.

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