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April 15, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday (April 13) that India has done a lot to eradicate untouchability but a lot more is to be done to treat everyone as equal. Singh was speaking at the inauguration of ‘Untouchability no more’, an event organised by social service organisation ...
In India
April 15, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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Google is celebrating the 124th birth Anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar by posting his animated picture on its homepage. Popular known as Babasaheb, Dr Ambedkar was an economist, jurist and a social activist. He was Independent India’s first law minister and was architect of the Constitution of In...
In India
April 15, 2015 5:17 am gmt |
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Now women across India are posting pictures of themselves wearing the traditional dress “Saree” on Facebook and Twitter. But the women rarely wear Saree because most of the time, they favour the practical clothing like jeans and dresses. They say that, every saree has a memory based on an...
In India
April 14, 2015 8:15 am gmt |
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Shahpur Public School and Dani Limda Public School are unique for being its only English-medium schools. But, the uniform at Shahpur school where most of the students are Hindus is saffron-coloured, while the Dani Limda school where almost all the students are Muslim...
In India
April 14, 2015 6:15 am gmt |
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For us, development is not a mere political agenda; it is an article of faith,” he said. Pledging a stable and transparent tax regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wooed global investors, saying development is “not a mere political agenda” but an “article of faith” and sought internat...
In India
April 13, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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Three persons, including two women, were charred to death after the ambulance in which they were travelling hit a roadside tree and burst into flames near Erode today, police said. The van was transporting 61-year-old Kandasamy, who complained of chest pain, to the government hospital in Erode in the...
In India
April 13, 2015 5:30 am gmt |
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An Indian-origin girl (17 years 0ld), presently living in Virginia, has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools, which are considered the most prestigious universities worldwide. Pooja Chandrashekar decided to apply to all eight ivies hoping to get into just...
In India
April 13, 2015 3:38 am gmt |
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A shutdown was observed on Saturday across the Kashmir Valley in protest against plans to create separate zones for the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits. While private vehicles were not affected, shops, businesses and educational institutions were closed for the day.Saturday’s shutdown was the ...
In India
April 12, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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The office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi exercises such an extent of control over policy matters that it could be impeding implementation, suggested to Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, who is on a brief visit to the U.S. Speaking at a private event at the World Bank foc...
In India
April 12, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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Jail officials in Rawalpindi said Mr Lakhvi was released on Friday morning.India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the release “unfortunate and disappointing”, Indian media reports say. Mr Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in detention under public order ...
In Europe
April 10, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi visit France on the first leg of his three-nation tour. PM Modi arrived in Paris late last night and he is expected to hold talks with French President Francois Hollande and business leaders. Civil nuclear, defence and trade will be the focus of his d...
In India
April 10, 2015 5:46 am gmt |
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Despite Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s pledge to grant on arrival Indian Visas to Sri Lankan tourists from April 14, confusion reigns over the matter with doubts if it would be implemented from that date. Colombo’s Indian High Commission First Secretary Gaurav Ahluwalia said they were yet to receive ...
In India
April 10, 2015 4:35 am gmt |
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A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agency’s exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistan’s Inter-...
In India
April 10, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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India launches an 18 billion USD plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces. Modi’s government has pledged to lay 700,000 kilo metres of broadband cable to connect India’s 250,000 village clusters within three years, build 100 new “Smart Cities” by 2020 and shi...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:06 am gmt |
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“Jayakanthan was 81 and is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. He won both the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards. Firebrand writer Jayakanthan, considered a colossus in Tamil literature, died here on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness” Tamil novelist, short-story writer an...