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August 3, 2017 11:25 am gmt |
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  India has secured the release of 251 fishermen and 42 fishing boats in Sri Lankan custody this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. Government has been attempting for the early release of Indian fishermen who are being held by the Sri Lankan Navy for “allegedly” fishing i...
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August 2, 2017 8:38 am gmt |
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  The Supreme Court will be brought to trial the review petition which filed by the three persons including Sasikala, who received conviction in the disproportionate assets case, today (2 august). They requested to release them from the four years imprisonment,  in the petition. However the resu...
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August 2, 2017 8:35 am gmt |
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The Indian contingent of hearing impaired athletes, who returned to New Delhi from Summer Deaflympics in Turkey on Tuesday (August 01), refused to leave the airport in protest after no government official turned up to receive them. WhenIndian contingents returned from Olympics and Paralympics early t...
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August 1, 2017 12:05 pm gmt |
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 Documentary filmmaker Divya Bharathi on Monday alleged that Puthiya Tamizhagam (PT) party leader Dr K Krishnasamy had instigated his party men to send her death threats.Addressing the media here, Divya, who is also the Madurai District Convenor of the All India Students Association (AISA), stated th...
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July 31, 2017 11:45 am gmt |
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India’s navy seized a ship carrying about 1,500 kg of heroin worth 35 billion rupees ($545 million) on Sunday (June 30) in what it said was its biggest ever drugs haul. The vessel, which was operating under the name MV Henry under the Panama flag, was intercepted off the Gujarat coast near the ...
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July 30, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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Major Indian cities saw severe flooding on Saturday (July 29) and Sunday (July 30) after incessant rainfall. India’s northern Varanasi and eastern West Midnapore were affected, forcing residents to wade through knee-deep water and causing traffic jams. Annual rainfall is essential in India as r...
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July 29, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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The Hasthampatty police in Salem city on Friday registered a case against film director and Naam Tamilar Katchi chief coordinator Seeman for a “provocative speech” he delivered in Salem on July 4. During his speech at a meeting organised by his party cadre in the city, Seeman “conde...
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July 28, 2017 9:52 am gmt |
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The decision to part ways with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and joining hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar said on Thursday after being sworn in as the chief minister. Kumar resigned the post on Wednesday evening...
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July 28, 2017 7:23 am gmt |
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Police in India’s southern Aluva district on Thursday (July 27) arrested six persons with demonetized currency worth rupees 27.15 million ($422,000). Reportedly, a police team had signalled the accused to stop near Paravoor Junction but they sped away. They were finally intercepted by another p...
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July 27, 2017 5:07 am gmt |
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Fewer than 24 hours after resigning from the post, Nitish Kumar once again became chief minister of Bihar after he was sworn in today (27th of July)  morning to form a government in the state, this time with the support of the BJP and the NDA. Even as the ceremony was on, RJD workers in Patna set up ...
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July 26, 2017 1:34 pm gmt |
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that “it’s a sin” to presume the 39 Indians missing in Iraq are dead. “This government won’t end the search for our missing citizens until we have proof they are not alive,” the Union minister said in the Lo...
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July 25, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India in New Delhi on Tuesday (July 25) in a ceremony that tightens the government’s hold on positions of power. The 71-year-old low-caste politician backed by the ruling Hindu nationalist-led coalition easily won the presidential election l...
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July 24, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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China’s defence ministry on Monday (July 24) warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratchet...
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July 23, 2017 6:56 am gmt |
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Golden Katar Division personnel on Saturday rescued 35 people from flood in Surendranagar district’s Kuda village and distributed food and medicines to aid the flood victims. The team mobilised several columns of troops along with specialised equipment and trained manpower to boost the ongoing ...
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July 23, 2017 5:35 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and presented him a memento on the occasion. “In keeping with tradition, PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to President on the occasion of farewell hosted by him for the President,” a Press Inf...