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Encephalitis claims two more lives, toll 159

Two children succumbed to encephalitis at the BRD Medical College Hospital here, taking the death toll in the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh this year to 159.

The children, who hailed from Gorakhp

Samajwadi Party activist shot dead

A Samajwadi Party worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants at his residence in Sahabganj area of the district, police said here on Tuesday.

45-year-old Merajul Hasan, who was also a Nagar Niga

Two more succumb to encephalitis; toll climbs to 101

Two children succumbed to encephalitis, taking the toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 101 this year.

The two children hailing from Gorakhpur and Sidhharthanagar died on Tuesday at

RSS says it is very much part of Anna's movement

Insisting that it was very much part of his movement against corruption, RSS on Saturday said social activist Anna Hazare's comments that there was no support from the Sangh founthead to his Jan Lokpa

RSS stands behind Anna’s fight against corruption

In another gesture of support to Team Anna, RSS on Friday said it will stand behind any individual or organisation taking up the fight against corruption.

RSS chief skirts Ayodhya, talks of corruption


Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat took everyone by surprise when he opened a seven-day national convention of the organisation here with exclusive focus on corruption, steering clear of the traditional Hindutva-related issues.

Oldest prisoner freed from jail

India’s oldest prisoner Brij Bihari Pandey has been freed from a jail here at the age of 108, having spent 24 years behind bars for committing multiple murders.

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