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May 31, 2015 1:35 pm gmt |
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President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the land ordinance, which was cleared by the Cabinet yesterday for the third time after the government failed to convert it into law during the recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament. The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had decid...
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May 31, 2015 4:51 am gmt |
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Cigarette smuggling into India increased four – fold (by value) between 2012 and 2014, seizure data from the Direcotorate of Revenue Inetelligence shows. The data has been cited in a latest draft working paper prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to contend that illicit trade in toba...
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May 31, 2015 4:05 am gmt |
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202 more deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha since yesterday, taking the number of people killed from heat wave in the country to over 2,200. In Andhra Pradesh, 146 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, while 52 more people died in Telangana, taking the total n...
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May 30, 2015 9:30 am gmt |
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Gamang’s single vote against the confidence motion caused the fall of the Vajpayee government in 1999. In a major political development, former Odisha Chief Minister and nine-time Lok Sabha member Giridhar Gamang resigned from Congress on Saturday. This move comes amidst speculations that he would jo...
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May 30, 2015 7:14 am gmt |
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Minister Arun Jaitley said an economy growing at fastest then China.  Jaitley made these comments when asked about the Singh’s statement that recovery in the Indian economy was very fragile. The Finance Minister said the fourth quarter (January- March) GDP growth of 7.5 per cent and 7 per cent ...
In India
May 29, 2015 7:20 am gmt |
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On the possibility of TRS becoming a coalition partner of the NDA at the Centre, Mr. Rao merely said that it was not on the agenda. Maintaining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “doing his best” given the “big agenda” of transforming India he has undertaken, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekh...
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May 29, 2015 5:28 am gmt |
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Indian home Minister Rajnath Singh warned that activities for supporting Pakistan in Jammu Kashmir is unbearable. While speaking at Rajasthan Jodhpur, he stated that hoisting Pakistan flag and arising the slogans supporting  Pakistan are not acceptable. He accused that Pakistan is expanding it’...
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May 29, 2015 4:59 am gmt |
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Police in Punjab’s Amritsar district, bordering Pakistan, are playing hosts to a pigeon, suspected to have come from the neighbouring country on a ‘secret mission’. According to police, the pigeon is kept in an air-conditioned room in Ramdas village, around 35 km from Amritsar and a...
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May 29, 2015 4:55 am gmt |
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The death toll in the sweltering heat sweeping many parts of the country climbed to 1826 yesterday (Thursday), with 414 lives being claimed by the scorching sun in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since Wednesday. In Andhra Pradesh, the toll rose to 1334 yesterday, 314 more than Wednesday. The death figu...
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May 29, 2015 4:10 am gmt |
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People in India continue to battle a brutal heat wave which has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just one week, according to the country’s state media. Most of the heat-related deaths so far have occurred in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Telangana, where top temperatures have soared to 47 degrees Ce...
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May 28, 2015 10:48 am gmt |
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On the completion of one year of Narendra Modi’s  NDA government on Tuesday, BJP president Amit Shah today said that the party does not have the majority to implement its core issues like Ram Temple and Article 370. His senior BJP leader said that the party requires 370 MPs, two-third majority,...
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May 28, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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National carrier Air India has suspended 17 air hostesses for indiscipline in discharging their duties. An Air India official said that all 17 were found to have delayed flights for mare than three times. The airline has started strictly monitoring the reporting time of each crew member at different ...
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May 28, 2015 8:29 am gmt |
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For several years now, Indian-Americans have won most of the prestigious spelling awards in the United States. As many as 25 Indian-Americans have made it to the list of 49 semi-finalists of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, in yet another indication of their continued dominance in the presti...
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May 28, 2015 7:38 am gmt |
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He attacks Modi, says he runs an “over-centralized” government that will not go too far if it continues like this. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s veiled charge that Sonia Gandhi was an “unconstitutional authority” and instead accused the BJP and the...
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May 28, 2015 5:39 am gmt |
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India’s tallest man is struggling to find love because of his height. At 8 ft 1 in tall, only two inches shy of the world record, Dharmendra Singh stands head and shoulders above his fellow countrymen. Mr Singh said “In terms of marriage, the main problem is my height. It will be very difficult to fi...
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May 28, 2015 4:30 am gmt |
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The death toll due to intense heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country continued to mount and reached 1412 , with only Andhra Pradesh and Telangana accounting for 1360 deaths. As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood 1020 while it was 340 in Telangana. T...
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May 27, 2015 11:40 am gmt |
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DMK president M. Karunanidhi today (Wednesday) said the party would not contest the June 27 by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency. The assembly elections were only a year away and democratic norms would not be followed during this by poll and hence the party...
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May 27, 2015 7:40 am gmt |
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Under intense criticism over the 2G scam, former prime minister Manmohan Singh hit back at the Narendra Modi government saying he never used public money to enrich himself. Speaking at a function, Singh also slammed the Centre over its economic policies. He said that, he has not used public office to...
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May 27, 2015 6:18 am gmt |
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In a big-ticket pre-poll announcement aimed at wooing voters in Bihar, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari yesterday (Tuesday) announced that the state will get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore and the work will be started this year itself. The Union Minister also said that a wate...