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A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and Lucknow Metro officials. He is likely to discuss alignment and finalization of routes for the metro, an official said. Senior metro officials for the past one week have been scouting for the route trajectory in the state capital. Rajeev Agarwal, the managing director of Lucknow Metro, said surveys were being done to map new routes.

Pak military clears 80 percent of militants from N Waziristan, Taliban's old stronghold

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Pak military clears 80 percent of militants from N Waziristan, Taliban's old stronghold

Islamabad: Pakistani military has cleared militants from more than 80 percent of the restive North Waziristan tribal region, once considered a bastion of the Tehrik-e-Taliban.The military in June laun...


Vijayawada, Vizag to be developed as smart cities: Venkaiah Naidu

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Vijayawada, Vizag to be developed as smart cities: Venkaiah Naidu

Vijayawada: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh would be developed as 'smart cities'.He also said that Vijayawada, Guntur an...

Aus probes terror threats against hospitals, raises terror level to high

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Aus probes terror threats against hospitals, raises terror level to high

Sydney: Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just ...

Saradha scam: ED grills top East Bengal club officials

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Saradha scam: ED grills top East Bengal club officials

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday quizzed three East Bengal club officials, including general secretary Kalyan Majumdar, in conneciton with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund sc...

Encouraged by support of US allies in fight against Islamic State: Kerry

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Encouraged by support of US allies in fight against Islamic State: Kerry

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has said in a TV interview that he is "extremely encouraged" that his country's allies have expressed a willingness to offer military assistance ...

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Dewatering operations launched in Srinagar

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Jammu and Kashmir floods: Dewatering operations launched in Srinagar

Srinagar: Massive dewatering operations have been launched in flood-hit Rajbagh and Jawahar Nagar areas of the city, with nearly 30 water pumps, including two heavy duty pumps provided by the Oil and ...

Bodies of two British tourists found naked on Thai beach

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Bodies of two British tourists found naked on Thai beach

Bangkok: Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand.Police Col Prachum Ruangthong said on Monday the m...