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New Governors, new foot overbridges

30 September, 2017 4:37 PM
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President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Banwari Lal Purohit as Tamil Nadu governor on Saturday. It is the first time that the state has got a full time governor after K Rosaiah retired in August 2016.

A day after a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station killed 23 people, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal called a meeting of the Railway Board to take decisions in a bid to ease passenger congestion at railway stations across the country.

President appointed appointed Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar, Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam and Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya.

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday unearthed a 14 feet-long tunnel, which was being dug from the Pakistani side along the international border and recovered “war-like” store at the Arnia sector here, officials said.

Veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter on Friday lost his battle against skin cancer at his residence here, his manager said. He was 67. Tom Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September.

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move “which will kill everything else”, and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety.

Death sentence of 15 Indians, lodged in Kuwaiti jails, have been commuted to life imprisonment by the Emir of Kuwait, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

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At a conference in Australia on Friday, Musk said if you build a ship capable of going to the moon and Mars, why not use it for high-speed transport here at home. He proposes using his still-in-the-design phase rocket for launching passengers from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes flat.

Actor Kamal Haasan and filmmaker Shankar are all set to reunite after two decades for the sequel to their highly successful and celebrated 1996 Tamil film Indian. The film, to be bankrolled by Dil Raju, will be made in Tamil and Telugu.

Source: thehindu.com

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