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Campaigning Reaches High Pitch In Himachal Assembly

New Delhi: In Himachal Pradesh, the campaigning for the ensuing assembly election is at its peak these days. Prime Minister NarendraModi today addressed two election rallies in Rait town of Kangra and Sundernagar town of Mandi districts. 

Mr. Modi appealed people to vote in favour of BJP for a corruption free and responsible government in the state. He said that the Congress party has left Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh alone in the election campaign and all the senior leaders of the Congress are missing from the election campaign in Himachal Pradesh. 

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Heavy Rain Leads To Inundation In Different parts of Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: Heavy rain has pounded coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry since Saturday afternoon. 

It has led to recurrence of inundation in many low lying areas. In some places, authorities cut off power supply on fears of electrocution. 

The Meteorology officials have observed two weather systems in the region, including a new upper air circulation in the Gulf of Mannar close to Rameswaram. 

The other is the Low-Pressure Area that is spread over Tamil and southern Andhra coast and the East Central Bay. 

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Khichdi Enters Guinness Book Of World Records

New Delhi: India entered the Guinness Book of World Records for making 'largest serving of rice and beans' after preparing 918 kgs of Khichdi in New Delhi on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the 918 Kgs of Khichdi with 'tadka' by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was distributed among the 10,000 under-privileged families in Delhi.

Ramdev used Patanjali products, 500 gram of cumin seeds, 25 Kgs of Ghee and 1 Kg of turmeric, for the 'tadka'.

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How FASTag Will End Queues At Toll From December 1

New Delhi:The ministry of road transport and highways on Thursday has said motor vehicles “sold on and after December 1, 2017 shall be fitted with FASTag.

A FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it and is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle and enables the commuter to drive through toll plazas, without stopping for cash transactions.

Come December 1 and it would be mandatory for all new four-wheelers to have FASTag devices fixed on front windscreens by automobile manufacturers or authorised dealers.

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Security Breach DuringDelhi-UP Ranji Trophy Game At Air Force Ground In Palam

New Delhi: International cricketers GautamGambhir, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant and their Delhi teammates survived a major security scare when a youngster drove his car on to the pitch at the Palam Grounds during their Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh.

In a first of its kind incident, a Delhi resident, Girish Sharma, from BuddhVihar locality, drove his WagonR in full speed inside the stadium and entered the field of play upon finding that no guard was stationed at the Air Force stadium gate.

As the Delhi fielders and UP batsmen - AkshdeepNath and Imtiaz Ahmed - ran to save themselves from getting hit by the car, Girish - who later told police that he works for the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at its Parliament Street branch - tried to make an '8' on the pitch as if he had come for a driving test.