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May 27, 2017 9:59 am gmt |
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Cracks surfaced in the Opposition’s attempt at unity as Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Friday skipped the lunch hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but is expected to fly in to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (27th of May). Citing prior engagements ...
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May 27, 2017 7:30 am gmt |
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Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, who is on two-day visit to India, met interior minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday (May 26). Jugnauth held discussion with Singh on a range of regional and bilateral issues. He also met railway minister Suresh Prabhu. The details of the meeting wer...
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May 26, 2017 9:05 am gmt |
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India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the north-eastern state of Assam. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as its own, and refers to it as “southern Tibet”. Beijing recently ...
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May 26, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, outlawed  United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) rebels triggered a powerful bomb blast on an oil pipeline at Dikom Chariali in  Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Thursday. The outlawed Ulfa(I) also claimed responsibility for the blast, which they...
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May 25, 2017 6:57 am gmt |
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Top leaders of several opposition parties will go into a huddle on Friday at a luncheon hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi where they would explore the possibility of fielding a joint candidate for the presidential election. Sources in these parties said the meeting is likely to be held in Par...
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May 24, 2017 7:54 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi a while ago to discuss several issues, including the political situation in the state. The meeting assumes importance as the BJP is trying to rope in the support of two AIADMK factions for the presidential poll...
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May 23, 2017 7:31 am gmt |
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Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on 8 June. An official statement from the poll panel on Monday withdrew an ea...
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May 22, 2017 7:03 am gmt |
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The Election Commission has informed a parliamentary committee that it does not support state funding of elections. It said instead will seek “radical” reforms in the way funds are spent by political parties. State funding of polls implies the government providing funds to parties and can...
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May 21, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Amma faction leader TTV Dinakaran on Saturday refused to give consent in a Delhi court for giving voice sample to the police for their investigation in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case. Dinakaran was brought to the court from the Tihar jail i...
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May 20, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said Indian forces will give “adequate response” to any form of ceasefire violation on the border by Pakistan. After a visit to the Line of Control (LoC), he said Indian Army is fully prepared to foil any form of infiltration bid. For those p...
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May 19, 2017 10:37 am gmt |
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Based on a complaint that Rajya Sabha MP Saiskala Pushpa’s morphed images and articles with obscene comments about her have been posted on the internet, Delhi Police’s cyber cell has booked 15 people, including former Tamil Nadu minister Gokula Indira and Ms. Pushpa’s former personal assistant Balamu...
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May 18, 2017 11:09 am gmt |
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India’s Environment Minister, Anil Dave, died on Thursday (May 18), depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of a key figure as it considers whether to approve the country’s first genetically modified food crop. Dave, 60, died at a New Delhi hospital after complaining of ...
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May 18, 2017 11:06 am gmt |
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The ICJ court on Thursday threw out Pakistan’s arguments and accepted India’s argument thus established the primacy of 1963 Vienna Convention over the 2008 Bilateral Agreement between India and Paksitan. The order has put Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution on hold till the international ...
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May 17, 2017 7:26 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) called off the strike carried out for three days after an agreement was met with the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday (May 16). A.Soundararajan, general secretary, CITU, said that based on the government’s assurance that ₹1,250 crore would be released im...
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May 17, 2017 6:34 am gmt |
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The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that marriage in the Muslim community is a contract and it is open for women to insist on specific clauses in the nikahnama to protect their interests and dignity. Arguing through Ejaz Maqbool, the board submitted ...