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May 26, 2015 4:53 am gmt |
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The BJP celebrates Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year in office with a week-long campaign called “Jan Kalyan Parv” or “People’s Welfare Festival” aimed at countering a flood of charges that its policies are ‘pro-corporate’ and ‘anti-poor.’ The party holds 200 rallies across the country with Mr. ...
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May 25, 2015 12:26 pm gmt |
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An official of the government-run telecom operator BSNL was killed and two more were injured today after gunmen opened fire at a crowded market in north Kashmir’s Sopore district. The terrorists allegedly targeted the employees of BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, who were standing outside ...
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May 25, 2015 12:04 pm gmt |
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The searing heatwave in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has killed 432 people so far with more deaths being reported as vast swathes of the country reeled under the unrelenting summer heat. There was no respite in sight with the India Meteorological department warning that severe heat wave conditions ar...
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May 25, 2015 10:28 am gmt |
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The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of India has approved hike in entry fee to the magnificent mausoleum Taj Mahal in the country’s northern Agra city. Taj Mahal, one of the most visited world heritage site attracts thousands of tourists every day. The entry for domestic tourists is rupees 20 (...
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May 25, 2015 5:41 am gmt |
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The Bombay High Court is today likely to decide on actor Salman Khan’s plea seeking permission to travel to Dubai for a show later this month. The actor, who is out on bail after being convicted in a 2002 hit-and-run case, needs to seek the court’s permission every time he wants to leave ...
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May 25, 2015 5:38 am gmt |
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Eleven people have been killed in a head on collision between mini bus and luxury bus on National Highway 8 which connects Mumbai to Ahmedabad. A 5-year-old girl is among those killed, and 15 others are injured. According to reports, the minibus which was on its way to Surat, rammed into the luxury b...
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May 25, 2015 5:37 am gmt |
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After being sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fifth time, Jayalalithaa signed in five files at her first day in office on a Sunday at Fort St. George. In the Chief Minister’s chamber after a gap of seven months, Ms. Jayalalithaa gave the official nod for five schemes worth over Rs. 2,000 crore b...
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May 25, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance. ‘Pakistan should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today,’ Singh told reporters. On Pakistan&...
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May 24, 2015 12:07 pm gmt |
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It will be a working Sunday for Jayalalithaa  who took oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time yesterday. Jayalalithaa will reach the Secretariat at around 3 pm, her supporters are expected to gather outside to greet her. On the first day of work, the chief minister is expected to...
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May 24, 2015 10:34 am gmt |
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A freak cyclone caused widespread damages in India’s eastern Darjeeling town late on Saturday (May 23) night. However, no casualties were reported. The storm blew up roofs of several houses and uprooted trees. Most of the areas in the tea-garden town in eastern West Bengal state plunged into da...
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May 24, 2015 7:53 am gmt |
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To mark his government’s 100 days in office, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he and his cabinet will hold a public meeting at the Central Park in central Delhi’s Connaught Place on Monday. The AAP government will complete 100 days today. Mr Kejriwal invited residents of th...
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May 24, 2015 7:29 am gmt |
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The toll due to heat wave crossed 200 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, officials said. “128 persons have died in Telangana as per the information received till this evening from various districts,” revenue secretary BR Meena said. In Andhra Pradesh, the toll rose to 95 with 15...
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May 24, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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In January this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Save Girl Child) initiative from Panipat, Haryana, promising to address the issue of declining sex ratio. India has seen a steep decline in child sex ratio in the last decade, from 927 (girls per thousa...
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May 24, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam General Secretary Jeyalaitha sworn as a chief minister of Tamil Nadu today. After the judgment of Karnataka supreme court for case of disproportionate assets, the ban has been lifted for becoming member of legislation council as well as chief minister. Jayalal...
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May 23, 2015 12:24 pm gmt |
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The agitation of a farming caste in India’s northwestern Rajasthan state, demanding reservation in government jobs, entered its third day on Saturday (May 23).Members of Gujjar caste have been demonstrating on railway tracks in Bharatpur district, seeking five percent quota in government jobs s...