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Occupancy ratio of RTC improves

The figures rose significantly when compared to the lows recorded due to lockdown While the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation informed the media on Saturday of the heavy losses it incurred, there appears to be a glimmer of hope as the transport juggernaut’s performance parameters, till the end of July, have improved over the past few months. The TSRTC had ...

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Pawar underlines need to lift 50% cap on reservations

NCP chief hints at Home Ministry role in deployment of PegasusAllowing States to identify OBCs meaningless with quota cap, says NCP chief Central government’s hasty move to pass the bill giving rights to States to identify OBCs without lifting the 50% reservation limit is to deceive the OBC community, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on August 16. ...

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To preserve rare Nilgiris orchids, Forest Department staff collect displaced flowers from uprooted trees

The orchids are brought to the Gene Pool in Gudalur for their “rehabilitation” and survival; the Dept. hopes to collect specimens from all 125 recorded orchid species in the district The Forest Department is helping to conserve rare species of orchids and ferns native to the Western Ghats, by collecting them from wind-fallen trees and “rehabilitating” them in the Gene ...

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Man injured in elephant attack

Devan was attacked by the tusker while trying to run away, says Forest Department officials A 39-year-old man was injured when he was attacked by an elephant near Mettur. According to Forest Department officials, Devan from Lakkampatti has been making a living by fishing at Nidhipuram lake. During the early hours of Sunday, a wild tusker that strayed out of ...

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Birth anniversary of Aurobindo observed

A bonfire communion, prayer sessions and quiet meditation marked the birth anniversary celebrations of poet, philosopher and nationalist Sri Aurobindo at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville amid COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday. Auroville launched a year-long 150th birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo broadly centred on the theme, ‘Sri Aurobindo: A Force in Action (1872-2022)’ with the traditional pre-dawn bonfire ...

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Rowdy attacks police with pepper spray

The Byadarahalli police are on the lookout for a rowdy, who along with his associates, allegedly attacked a probationary police sub-inspector and other police personnel with pepper spray in order to evade arrest. The incident took place on Wednesday night.When attacked with the pepper spray, probationary PSI Harish K., 28, sustained a burning sensation in his ears and was taken ...

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Crop loan waiver up to ₹50k to be effected from today

The amount for crop loan waiver up to ₹50,000 per farmer, as part of the waiver announced as a pre-poll promise in 2018, would be transferred into their bank accounts from Monday, Minister for Agriculture S. Niranjan Reddy said here on Sunday. The process would go on till the month-end. A trial run on the process was carried out on ...

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CM stresses on Deshbhakti, yoga in I-Day speech

Kejriwal says govt. working towards fulfilling budget promises to make Delhi a modern and world-class city During the Independence Day celebrations at the Delhi Secretariat on Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked India’s freedom fighters, the bravehearts who kept the freedom intact for 74 years and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who put their lives at stake to serve the ...

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