14/04/2015 8:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: You Haven't Heard The Last Of 66-A; 2 Farmers May Bag Train As Compensation

b/w version of the train (actually sepia!!)

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A lower court in Himachal Pradesh has ruled that two farmers, who lost land in 1998 due to a railway line on their field, may be eligible to get an entire train—the Delhi-Una Janshatabadi—as compensation.

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Two English-medium municipal corporation schools in Ahmedabad, one with a Hindu and the other a Muslim majority, have prescribed saffron and green uniforms respectively for their children.


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