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Policing only effective when women feel safe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on effective policing to ensure that women feel safe and secure in the country. His remarks came against the backdrop of recent cases of crimes against women, which has triggered a public outcry. The prime minister was speaking at the 54th Director General of Police (DGP) / Inspector General of Police (IG) conference that was being held from December 6-8 at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pashan.

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‘No safety gear, fire alarm, escape route’, says Delhi Police’s FIR

There was no firefighting equipment, panic alarm, accessible emergency exit, or other safety measures at the old Delhi building gutted in a devastating inferno that killed 43 workers of an illegal factory, the Delhi Police’s FIR said on Monday, even as the victims’ families tried to come to terms with the worst such tragedy in two decades. The blaze broke out at the five-storey building in Anaj Mandi early on Sunday, killing many of the 70 workers who slept…

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Surat: Diamond businessman’s family among 18 to take Diksha on December 2

SURAT: A group of 18 Gujaratis from across the country will take Diksha (monkhood) at Surat on December 2. The group includes a Mumbai-based family consisting man, , a brother-sister duo and a fashion designer. Of 18 who will embrace monkhood, seven are from Surat.The event is being organized by Adhyatma Parivar in Pal area of the city. Those taking Diksha are aged between 14 and 42 years.

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Bengal government starts selling onion from ration shops

With onion prices continuing to bring tears to the eyes of common people, the West Bengal government on Monday started selling the bulb at ration shops here and adjacent districts at heavily subsidised rates. Every family with ration card was given 1 kg onion at Rs 59. In the local markets, the vegetable is being sold for Rs 130-140 a kg, which is a seven-time increase in four months. Over the past couple of weeks, the state government had…

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