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Sushma Swaraj urges NRIs to come back

Monday, January 8th, 2018
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New Delhi: Setting the tone for the government’s outreach to the Indian diaspora, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday urged people of Indian origin to take advantage of India’s projects for connectivity to Southeast Asian countries. Speaking in Hindi at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore, she said her Ministry prioritised the welfare […]

BJP govt failed to protect defence personnel: Congress

Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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New Delhi: Referring to the IED blast that claimed the lives of four policemen in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the Congress questioned the recent covert meeting of the NSAs of India and Pakistan and alleged that the BJP-led Centre has “singularly failed” to protect the country’s defence personnel. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said […]

I am being targeted by BJP: Jignesh Mevani

Friday, January 5th, 2018
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New Delhi: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani today denied making any inflammatory speech in Pune and said he was being targeted by the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. An FIR was filed against the Gujarat MLA and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid yesterday for their alleged provocative speeches during an event in […]

Rajinikanth will be very good as a politician: Akshay Kumar

Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has faith in his “2.0” co-star Rajinikanth as the actor believes the South superstar, who recently took the political plunge, will be “very good” in his new stint as a politician. On December 31, the 67-year-old star announced that he will float a new party that will pursue “spiritual politics” and will […]

Two Naxals killed in encounter

Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Raipur: Two Naxals, including a woman, were today gunned down in an encounter with security forces in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said. The encounter took place at around 7:30 am in Muduvandi-Kawadgaon forest axis when a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General of […]

Now age proof required to offer worship in Sabarimala

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Kerala: An authentic age proof document is now a must for women visiting the famed Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala in Kerala, where the entry of female devotees in the age group of 10-50 is banned. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the shrine, has decided to make the age proof mandatory during the […]

Netanyahu to gift water desalinisation jeep to Modi

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present a special gift – the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep – to his friend Narendra Modi during his visit to India starting January 14, according to sources here. Netanyahu and Modi waded into the Mediterranean Sea and rode the “buggy” jeep on the coast during the […]

4 died, 5 injured in fire in Mumbai

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Mumbai: Four people, including two children died and five were seriously injured after an upper floor of a residential building in suburban Marol caught fire here today, an official said. “Mumbai Fire Brigade got call at 2.10 am about fire at the fourth floor of Ground plus Mamoon Manzil building at Marol in Andheri East. […]

Congress has double standards on triple talaq bill: Jaitley

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today accused the Congress of “double standards” in its stand on the triple talaq bill, saying it was trying to stall the bill in the Rajya Sabha after supporting it in the Lok Sabha. Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party, the Union finance minister also said the government wanted […]

Court asks man to pay Rs 2.7 lakh alimony to wife who left career for marriage

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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New Delhi: A Delhi court has awarded Rs 2.7 lakh maintenance to a woman who left a lucrative career in showbiz to be a housewife in 2000 and taken note of the uncertain nature of the film industry and the difficulties she may face in regaining a “foothold” in it. Additional Sessions Judge A K […]

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