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July 1, 2015 9:14 am gmt |
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AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was returned to the Tamil Nadu assembly today (Tuesday) by a record victory margin from the Radkhakrishnan Nagar constituency. Jayalalithaa polled 160,432 votes while her nearest rival, Communist Party of India’s (CPI) C. Mahendran, go...
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July 1, 2015 6:07 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the target of terrorists in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan blast in October 2013, arrested suspect Haidar Ali told National Investigation Agency (NIA). During the interrogation, Haider told NIA that Modi was the real target of the fidayeen attack and it was planned similar to ...
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July 1, 2015 5:32 am gmt |
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Countering the spread of Islamic State (IS) terror will be a key part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s eight-day visit to five Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, next week (July 6-13), as those states gear up to battle the Islamic State’s rising inf...
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July 1, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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Maggi noodles may be banned in India, but manufacturer Nestle has been allowed to export them, the Bombay High Court said yesterday (Tuesday). Maggi was banned by India’s food regulator on June 5 after a high amount of lead and monosodium glutamate was found in samples of the popular noodles. N...
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July 1, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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The Rajasthan High Court yesterday (Tuesday) refused to stay the exercise of Surya Namaskar as a part of yoga curriculum in state-run schools. A bench of Justice A K Singh and Justice Anupinder Grewal refused to accept a petition filed by Ajmat Rasool Foundation challenging the government decision. I...
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July 1, 2015 4:52 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Week today (Wednesday) aiming to encourage involvement and creating awareness about the field. Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that many dignitaries will join the government with their investment plans for the sect...
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June 30, 2015 10:29 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will, unsurprisingly, win her election to the state legislature by 63,023 vote differences. Shortly after noon, she was ahead of her rival, C Mahendran of the Left, by more than one lakh votes in the constituency of RK Nagar. The seat was held by her AIADMK, the...
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June 30, 2015 9:13 am gmt |
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Amid allegations of favouritism in the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam conducted last year, records show that at least 65 sitting judicial officers from 11 states failed the exam. The latest revelations have raised serious questions about the evaluation process in the exam. The DJS exam has three ...
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June 30, 2015 7:25 am gmt |
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The Karaikal Port received its maiden vessel MV Caravos Harmony on Sunday. The vessel carried a load of 72,200 metric tonnes of coal from Indonesia for IL & FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Limited, located at Porto Novo, according to a press release from the port authorities. G.R.K Reddy, Chairman &a...
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June 30, 2015 6:19 am gmt |
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A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the Kashmir valley in the early morning today (Tuesday).”A moderate intensity earthquake occurred at 3.40 a.m. today,” an official of the local MET department told. “The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.5 on t...
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June 30, 2015 6:12 am gmt |
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The Defence Ministry has raised a bill of Rs 500 crore for its assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government for carrying out relief and rescue operations during the floods that battered the valley last year. The Defence Ministry was paid Rs 500 crore by the Union government as the amount was adjusted f...
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June 30, 2015 5:28 am gmt |
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday (Monday) inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs. 21.72 crore at four railway stations in the metropolis comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT. The system will monitor passenger activities through a network of CCTV camera...
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June 30, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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The Congress today alleged that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, her son Dushyant Singh and former IPL chief Lalit Modi had illegally converted the Dholpur Palace – a government property –  into a luxury hotel. The Dholpur Mahal was declared government property six times between ...
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June 30, 2015 5:04 am gmt |
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There are 28 candidates in the fray, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and CPI candidate C. Mahendran. Voting for the by-elections in Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly segment in Chennai has begun. Voting will go on 5 p.m., while the counting of votes will be taken up on June 30. Persons wi...
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June 29, 2015 8:51 am gmt |
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The hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter received a special mention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, following which it started trending not only in India but worldwide. PM Modi mentioned the contest started by the sarpanch of Bibipur village in Haryana and said, “S...