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May 29, 2015 5:23 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 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 28, 2015 1:15 pm 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 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 5:41 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 5:31 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 11:41 am gmt |
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The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1,100, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas. Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where at least 1,118 people have died since last week. Reports say at least 24 people have died from...
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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...
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May 27, 2015 5:47 am gmt |
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Ahead of the assembly elections in Assam, the Narendra Modi government has decided to issue an executive order to help religious minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh who live in India, to get residential permits. The decision is expected to affect the fate of lakhs of immigrants who are residing a...
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May 27, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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About 100 more heat-related deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday, even as the two states continued to reel under temperatures above forty. Nearly 600 people have died in the two states in the past few days. On Monday, as many as 36 people died in Andhra’s Krishna, Gu...
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May 26, 2015 10:57 am gmt |
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The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi undertakes a two-day trip to Kerala today, during which he is scheduled to meet fishermen and rubber growers. Gandhi, who would visit the state today and tomorrow, begins the Kerala visit by addressing a youth Congress rally today in Calicut city. Fishermen ha...