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Cyclone Nanauk moves towards Oman, monsoon to reach Maharashtra, Gujarat in few days

“Nanauk”, the tropical cyclone that emerged in the east-central Arabian Sea is likely to hit Oman on June 15, 2014. Due to the influence of the cyclone, Delhi witnessed an unexpected hike in moisture levels which caused rain bringing the soaring temperature down.  As per India’s Met Department the cyclone is likely to affect the southwest ..

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West Bengal, Maharashtra sign agreement to help victims of trafficking

The governments of West Bengal and Maharashtra have inked an MoU to facilitate identification and repatriation of women and children who are victims of human trafficking. The governments signed pact to follow a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to establish identities of those rescued. It has been seen in most cases that when the Maharashtra Police ..

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Supreme Court bans use of bulls in sports

The Supreme Court put a ban on the use of bulls and bullocks in sports. These animals have been used in sports like Jallikattu (traditional bull fight of Tamil Nadu) and bullock-cart race (Maharashtra) for centuries. The court banned use of bullocks and bulls in these events on the ground that it amounted to cruelty ..

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Maintain status quo on INS Vikrant: Supreme Court

The Supreme court has ordered maintenance of status quo on India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which is on the brink of being converted into scrap. The court has issued notices to Ministry of Defence and other authorities concerned on the petition. The petition challenges the Bombay High Court decision which quashed the plea to preserve ..

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'M-Pesa' launched in Odisha

Telecom major, Vodafone India and ICICI Bank announced the launch of mobile commerce initiative called ‘M-Pesa’ service in Odisha. About M-Pesa service A mobile money transfer and payment service that allows customers to transfer money to any mobile phone, remit money to any bank account, make utility payments, recharge of mobile, DTH payment and earn ..

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