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Ally SAD skips NDA meet over 'RSS interference' in Sikhs' matters

The NDA meeting was convened by the BJP to decide the strategy for the forthcoming parliamentary polls. The ally’s absence is being seen as a sign of more trouble in the alliance.

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Underworld don Ravi Pujari arrested in Senegal: Reports

Ravi Pujari , who was mentored by gangster Chotta Rajan, is wanted in India for a number of cases including extortion, kidnapping and murder. He started off as a petty criminal and graduated to big crime with the killing of Bala Zalte, a rival and went on to join Chotta Rajan.

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Budget 2019-20 LIVE updates: Piyush Goyal arrives at Finance Ministry

Interim Budget 2019 Live: As per convention, the election year budgets are interim budget or a vote on account. But Piyush Goyal is widely expected to go beyond those limits by announcing sops to please people engaged in farm sector.

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2 JeM militants killed in Kashmir's Pulwama

At least two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Friday, news agency ANI reported.

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Monthly pension plan for informal workers in offing

The scheme is expected to be named after Deendayal Upadhyay, the late ideologue of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat battle serious drought situation

Many districts in each of these states are witnessing a continuing drought since last year due to regional deficiencies in the country’s main southwest monsoon (June-September) and the relatively smaller winter monsoon season (October-December) which brings rain to south Indian states.

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PM Narendra Modi-led panel to meet on Friday to pick new CBI director

The high-powered panel with the leader of Congress, the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as its members had met on January 24, but

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Defence ministry approves Rs 40,000 crore project to build six submarines

The defence ministry on Thursday approved a project worth Rs 40,000 crore for building six advanced submarines in the country under the government’s ‘strategic partnership’ (SP) model to bolster the Indian Navy’s underwater force levels, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

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As job debate rages, many questions still unanswered

The NSSO assessment published by a financial daily showed that unemployment rate across the country stood at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73.

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Nehru Memorial Museum and Library introduces two Vajpayee fellowships

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library currently awards 32 fellowships — 10 senior, 10 junior and 12 fellows. These fellowships were given in the fields of, India: Recent historical trends and development, India in transition: Issues and challenges and, India and the wider world.

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Woman techie booked for kidnapping man who stalked her

The man, a carpenter, had allegedly been harassing the woman by sending messages and calling her on her mobile phone for the past several days after being warned not do so, they said.

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Different retirement ages within police forces discriminatory, Delhi high court...

Delhi high court on Thursday struck down the provisions which fixed 57 years as the age of retirement for officers below the rank of commandants of three of the Central and Allied Police Forces (CAPFs).

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8 Indian-origin men held in US immigration scam

US-based Telugu group says all held are from Andhra, may provide legal aid.

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Sabarimala, Ram temple in focus at VHP's Dharam Sansad

Rashtriya Swayamsevak chief Mohan Bhagwat equated the Sabarimala temple issue in Kerala with the Ram temple issue in Ayodhya and termed the agitation a movement of the Hindus.

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Avalanche warning issued for Uttarakhand, Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal

Avalanche risk is depicted on a scale of 1 to 5, starting from low risk, to moderate to considerable to high to very high risk. Danger level 2 indicates moderate risk.

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Report claiming 45-year high in unemployment not verified: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar has clarified that a report stating that the country’s unemployment levels hit a 45-year-high is “not verified” and that the “data is still being processed”.

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'Pained, can't keep quiet now': Deve Gowda on alliance with Congress in Karnata...

Just a few days ago, Gowda’s son Kumaraswamy had threatened to step down as Karnataka chief minister.

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'Shockingly pathetic': Mehbooba Mufti on India's response to Pakistan-Hurriyat ...

Referring to past engagements between Pakistani officials and Hurriyat leaders in the state, Mehbooba said it was in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA regime that meetings between separatists and Pakistani officials were facilitated.

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Opposition parties in Bengal demand central forces during Lok Sabha polls

West Bengal’s opposition parties on Thursday urged the Election Commission (EC) to deploy central forces in the state during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to ensure free and fair polling .

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'Past five years a good learning experience': PM Narendra Modi at all-party mee...

Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament building earlier in the day, PM Modi hoped that the Budget Session, which began on Wednesday with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of both the Houses, will be fruitful.

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ED raids 7 locations in Lucknow in 'memorials scam' case of UP during Mayawati's...

The searches were carried out on the premises of stone suppliers and officials of Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN), the government agency involved in constructing the memorials.

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Students, teachers protest against new recruitment system, say positions reserved...

The new quota system, which treats each department as the unit for reservation, was ordered by Allahabad high court in 2017. The Centre filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which upheld the HC judgment last week.

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Another coal mine disaster: 3 dead, one missing in state-owned mine in Bengal

At least three villagers died on Thursday when a portion of a coal mine collapsed in Barjora area of West Bengal’s Bankura district, about 178 km from Kolkata.

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MP BJP leader, six others held for partyman's murder

Manoj Thackeray, 42, mandal [zonal] president of the BJP, was allegedly murdered and his body was found in a field in his home town Balwadi on January 20.

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Alok Verma reiterates refusal to join work, tells MHA he retired on Jan 10

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday.

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'Fighting abilities affected': IAF chief on force's long association with HAL

The air chief was delivering the 10th ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar International Conference at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) in New Delhi and was responding to criticism about the IAF’s alleged dislike for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, the indigenous fighter made by HAL.

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Law banning open drinking, cooking on Goa beaches passed by assembly

Under the new amendment, violators will be fined Rs 2,000, and if the violation is committed by more than one person, the group will have to pay Rs 10,000. There are, however, no penal provisions in the new law.

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Supreme Court judge says he knows CBI interim chief Nageswara Rao, recuses from...

Another Supreme Court judge on Thursday declined to hear a petition challenging the Centre’s decision to appoint M Nageswara Rao as interim Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director.

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Class 6 student killed in Bengal; family alleges gang rape before murder

The police have sent the body for autopsy and begun investigations on a complaint lodged by the girl’s father at Ranitala police station. He claimed his daughter was violated before she was killed.

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11-year-old boy moves Bombay High court, seeks ban on PUBG

An eleven-year-old boy moved the Bombay High Court Thursday seeking a ban on popular mobile game ‘PUBG’.

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'No one who cheats India can hide anywhere in the world, ' says Union minister Arun...

Arun Jaitley’s statement comes against the backdrop of Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena and corporate aviation lobbyist Deepak Talwar getting deported to India. They have been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate.

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'How's the jobs': Akhilesh Yadav says unemployed youths will oust BJP in Lok Sabha...

In a statement issued in Lucknow, the SP president Akhilesh Yadav further alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was a party of “conspirators” and an “expert” in communalising atmosphere.

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Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying govt order

As Alok Verma did not take up the new assignment as directed, he is likely to face departmental action which may include suspension of pensionary benefits, home ministry officials said.

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Five workers die after falling from 10th floor of under-construction building outside...

The incident happened when the workers were undertaking cement work of a double-bedroom housing complex taken up by the state government at Rampalli village under Keesara police station limits in Medchal district, about 25 km from Hyderabad.

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Kerala budget allots over Rs 700 crore for Sabarimala after protests hit revenue

Kerala’s Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led government on Thursday earmarked Rs 739 crore for the development of Sabarimala temple that has seen widespread protests.

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India vs New Zealand: 4th ODI report card – Rohit Sharma and Co put up an embarrassing...

After bowling out India for 92 in Hamilton, it took just 14.4 overs for the Black Caps to chase down the modest target.

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SC to hear pleas challenging women entry to Sabarimala temple on Feb 6

Kerala has witnessed a string of protests in Kerala after the Supreme Court in its order in September last year lifted restrictions on the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50.

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Quoting Narasimha Rao, BJP targets Rahul Gandhi over 'Garibi Hatao' slogan

Referring to Indira Gandhi’s ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan in 1971 Lok Sabha election, the BJP has hit out at Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress is making the same promise for 2019 parliamentary polls.

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Snake found in 'khichdi' being served in Maharashtra school midday meal

As the school staff started serving the khichdi, they were shocked to see the snake in the large vessel, according to district education officer Prashant Digraskar and the service was immediately stopped.

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'Discuss only non-contentious bills': Opposition tells PM Narendra Modi at all-party...

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Opposition had asked the government to take up only those bills that were not controversial in Parliament during the Budget session.

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Man asks voters to return money he distributed after wife loses election in Tel...

After the clip purportedly showing the man seeking return of the money from people in Jajireddygudem village in Suryapet district surfaced, district officials said an inquiry was on into the episode.

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Goa minister quotes Jesus, hails Manohar Parrikar for building bridges

Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday likened ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to Jesus Christ for building bridges, especially with people.

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Kumaraswamy bats for Bharat Ratna for Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swamiji

The 111-year-old seer Shivakumara Swamiji, who was addressed as the “Walking God”, died on January 21.

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India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult reveals what makes him a 'different bowler'

Trent Boult picked 5 for 21 in his devastating spell of 10 consecutive overs to dismiss India for their seventh lowest ODI total

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Goa CM Parrikar to return to AIIMS today for check-up

The chief minister, who admitted he was battling a life threatening condition, made it a point to be present for all three days of the budget session of the assembly including presenting a brief budget speech.

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AgustaWestland accused Rajiv Saxena operated accounts in Swiss banks: Govt

Saxena was brought to the Patiala House court of special judge Arvind Kumar in the morning after being extradited along with corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar from UAE on Wednesday night.

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'Mayawati murdered woman's dignity by joining hands with SP,' says BJP MLA Surendra...

Surendra Singh was referring to the infamous 1995 state guest house incident in Lucknow in which Mayawati was attacked by Samajwadi Party workers.

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'Govt has no money': Congress picks holes in President Kovind's speech

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma claimed that the government used the President to present its false claims, in a bid to validate them.

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Supreme Court summons Sahara chief Subrata Roy for failing to deposit Rs 25,700...

The apex court said six months were given to Sahara by its last order to arrange the amount but what has transpired during the period has not inspired the confidence of the court.

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Come Feb 1, the way Amazon, Flipkart do business in India will change

To continue operating, Amazon and Walmart will now have to turn their sites in India into platforms for independent merchants.

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ED raids in Lucknow over 'memorials scam' during Mayawati's tenure

Earlier this month, the agency had raided several locations in a money laundering case, booked to probe illegal mining in the state and this case has links to former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli's absence hurt batting performance feels Bhuvneshwar...

While talismanic skipper Virat Kohli has been rested after the side claimed an unbeatable 3-0 lead, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is recovering from a hamstring strain.

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'NoMo jobs': Rahul Gandhi's swipe at PM over leaked survey on unemployment

Rahul Gandhi mounted fresh attack on PM Modi over reports claiming that unemployment rate in the country is at the highest in 45 years.

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In this school, kids, drop-out parents share same classroom

Samshad said scared about her daughter’s security, he had not permitted her to go to a nearby village school. After witnessing the success of many village girl students, he had decided to enroll himself along with his daughter.

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12-year-old Bengal girl was gangraped before murder, alleges family

The incident took place in Ranitala area, about 231km north of state capital Kolkata. The Class 6 student went to a field near her home around 12:30pm on Wednesday to hand over lunch to her father who was working there.

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At Kumbh, VHP says Sabarimala issue is like Ayodhya

The leaders and several saints, including yoga guru Ramdev, were speaking at the Dharam Sansad organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which started on Thursday at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

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Punjab CM seeks debt-relief package from Finance Commission to revive state's fiscal...

Speaking at a meeting with the commission team headed by NK Singh, the Punjab CM expressed concern over the permanent loss of revenue suffered by the state following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Rafale will make India stronger, says President Kovind amid oppn attack

Addressing the Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session, President Kovind said, “After decades, the Indian Air Force will induct new generation and modern aircraft Rafale into its fleet.”

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'Sabarimala violence second disaster after floods': Kerala FM Thomas Isaac in Budget...

Kerala finance minister has described the Sabarimala violence as a disaster and compared it with the massive floods that the state faced in 2018.

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Hundreds of Indian students face jail, deportation in US college scam

The justice department’s Michigan branch announced the arrest of the eight men, whose names indicated they were either Indians or American citizens of Indian descent, from all over the country, charged with visa fraud and harbouring aliens for profit

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Bhagwant Mann back as chief of Punjab's AAP unit, hopeful of alliance with 'like-minded...

Bhagwnat Mann, who took charge as chief of AAP’s Punjab unit on Wednesday, said he was still hopeful of an alliance with like-minded parties for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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Result of high-stake Jind, Ramnagar bypolls today

The elections to the Jind and Ramgarh constituencies saw 79.14% and around 76% polling respectively on Monday.

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'Will hamper peace talks': Bodo outfits on NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary's life sentence...

Daimary, who is said to have masterminded the strike from Bangladesh, was handed over to India in 2010. He has been involved in talks with the Government of India since 2013 after he was granted bail.

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Called PM Modi 'sir' to satisfy his ego: Chandrababu Naidu

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief told an all-party meeting on the demand for special category status that he did everything possible in the hope that he will do justice to the state following its ‘unjust’ bifurcation.

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India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma reflects on career, gets nostalgic in 200th ...

The acting skipper’s 200th ODI turned out to be a nightmare as Kiwi pacer Trent Boult ran riot to finish with figures of 5/21 from his 10 overs, including 4 maiden overs.

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India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma and boys register embarrassing record in Ham...

None of the top-order batsmen could make it count as Rohit Sharma and boys registered the unwanted record of lowest contribution by the top six Indian batsmen in an away ODI.

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Jind, Ramgarh by election results LIVE updates: Counting of votes begins

In Jind, the election is considered as a referendum on the Manohar Lal Khattar government and also a semi-final ahead of the general election.

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State of the economy under Modi: Statistically robust, but institutionally frag...

Even according to the 2004-05 series, GDP growth was less than 5% in 2012-13 and 2013-14. This deceleration in growth came at a time when inflation touched double digits and the trade deficit as a percentage of GDP also breached the 10% barrier.

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Will Yogi government push cow as national animal?

Samiti spokesman Srish Sharma said chief minister Yogi Adityanath himself was a staunch ‘gau bhakt’ and if the ‘gau mata’ does not get the status of the ‘rajya mata’ under his regime cow lovers would be disappointed.

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Hindus should be ready to face bullets: Shankaracharya on Ram temple issue

He made the appeal at the three-day ‘Param Dharam Sansad’ where he also announced that February 21 had been set as the final date for proceeding to Ayodhya for laying the foundation of Ram temple there.

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This 81-year-old physical trainer Isha Ghosh defies age to conduct special training...

She spends eight hours in the day conducting physical training. In order to stay fit, she herself walks around seven kilometres in the town daily and conducts physical training programmes in different schools in the city. Ghosh also conducts drills on Japanese music, climbing and yoga, inspiring kids to lead a disciplined life.

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India to have world's only completely-electrified large railway network

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said over 4,000 km of railway tracks were electrified last year, which would increase to 6,000 km this year

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CAG finalising report on Rafale deal

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is finalising its report on the Rafale jet fighter deal and is likely to table it in Parliament in the budget session beginning on Thursday, said officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.

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India may get Vijay Mallya's Swiss bank details soon

India may soon receive details of the money businessman Vijay Mallya has allegedly stashed away in Swiss bank accounts, with moves to this effect already being initiated by the authorities of the two countries after the apex court of Switzerland approved the sharing of information.

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Saudi crown prince likely to visit India next month

Prince Salman is likely to further strengthen India-Saudi Arabia energy cooperation during the course of the proposed visit.

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India summons Pakistan envoy, protests minister's phone call to Mirwaiz

The government of India’s position that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and shall remain an integral part of India, and that Pakistan has no locus standi in any matters related to the state, has been made clear again to the High Commissioner of Pakistan.

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Tranquillity, peace along border key to ensure smooth ties with China, says gov...

At the meeting in New Delhi, both sides reviewed the situation in border areas “with a view to ensure peace and tranquillity in accordance with the strategic guidance given” by Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping during the Wuhan Summit, an official statement said.

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Assam agitation martyrs' families return awards, BJP worker thrashed as Citizenship...

Scores of families of people killed in the Assam agitation of the 1980s returned their awards to the state government in Guwahati on Wednesday to protest against the proposed amendment to citizenship law.

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Ram temple resolution could be adopted at Kumbh Mela Dharam Sansad

A two-day Hindu religious assembly that will start at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on Thursday is expected to adopt a resolution pledging its commitment to the construction of a Ram temple at a disputed site in Ayodhya, senior VHP leaders said on Wednesday.

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'India saving $7 billion yearly with PM's LED movement': Union minister Piyush ...

Power ministers, particularly of European countries, have thanked Modi for making LEDs affordable across the world after an 87% decline in the prices of LED bulbs, he said.

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Delhi in tizzy over US, Taliban talks in Kabul

The developments have been viewed with scepticism in New Delhi, where there is a growing belief that such moves would only embolden the Taliban and their supporters in Pakistan’s security establishment, people familiar with developments said.

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Oppn wants Rafale debate again, vows to stall govt's bills

The budget session of Parliament will run from January 31 to February 13, with just ten working days for key debates and passage of key bills including the Triple Talaq and the Citizenship amendment bill.

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ISRO sets up Centre for Gaganyaan space mission

Gaganyaan is the “highest priority” for ISRO in 2019, according to the space agency, and the plan is to have the first unmanned mission in December 2020 and second for July 2021.

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Rahul Gandhi visit for petty gain, says Manohar Parrikar, Congress chief hits b...

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar questioned Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s “sincerity and purpose” of visit to his office, ostensibly to inquire about his health, after Gandhi claimed at a rally in Kochi, Kerala, that Parrikar had claimed he had nothing to do with the Rafale jet fighter deal.

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Members never discussed concerns, says govt over National Statistical Commission...

The government on Wednesday sought to control the fallout of the resignation of the chairman and an external member of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) by clarifying that the reasons given by them for their exit were never discussed in meetings.

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'Cheap publicity': Supreme Court chides lawyers for putting pressure on judicia...

In a hard-hitting judgement a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said it has become “very common” for advocates to go to the press and criticize judges.

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'Understand the immense pressure': Rahul Gandhi responds to Manohar Parrikar's ...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has responded to Manohar Parrikar’s letter that accused him of using his visit on the ailing chief minister for “petty political gains”.

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'How long can I tolerate': Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on attack by...

On Sunday, Congress MLA ST Somashekhar had demanded that Siddaramaiah be made chief minister again.Somashekhar had claimed that development works had come to a grinding halt here and other parts of the state.

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Ahead of interim budget, defence experts pitch for increase in funds

Ahead of the Interim Budget to be presented on February 1, defence experts are of the view that the government must increase its expenditure on the defence sector.

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Rajiv Saxena, co-accused in AgustaWestland case 'extradited', say lawyers

A co-accused in the AgustaWestland case Rajiv Saxena has been “extradited illegally” to India from UAE, his lawyers were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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Israel PM Netanyahu to visit India next month for talks with Narendra Modi

The visit comes two months ahead of elections in Israel, people familiar with the developments said on Wednesday. The sources said dates for the visit were still being finalised, though reports from Israel said Netanyahu is expected to be in New Delhi on February 11.

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'Next meeting of PM-led panel to pick new CBI chief on Friday': Congress leader...

The last meeting of the panel took place on January 24 but it remained “inconclusive”.

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George Fernandes a political colossus, says Arun Jaitley

Veteran socialist George Fernandes, who was the defence minister in the NDA government headed by the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, following a prolonged illness. Fernandes was 88.

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'Opposition has only one agenda, Modi and Modi': PM

PM Modi said the greatest contribution of his government has been a change of attitude. He said India doesn’t sit silently now when terrorists unleash violence but replies back with surgical strikes.

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“Welcome sister”: Kamal Haasan on Priyanka Gandhi's foray into politics

On the Ram temple issue, Kamal Haasan said he stood for amity and unity of the country.

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Tripura tribals take out mammoth rally against Citizenship Bill

The unprecedented huge rally took place a day after 11 parties of the Northeast held a convention in Guwahati on the same iss

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'Growth of nuke programmes of India, Pakistan increase risk of security incident...

While Pakistan continues to develop new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer range ballistic missiles, India this year has conducted its first deployment of a nuclear-powered submarine armed with nuclear missiles, America’s top spymaster told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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'Chowkidaar couldn't see us in the eye': Rahul attacks Modi over Rafale

Saying that the truth of the Rafale deal can’t be hidden, Rahul Gandhi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi can’t sleep comfortably at night and that he gets nightmares every time he sleeps.

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan denies receiving any notice from Enforcement Directorate

Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has denied the “bizarre” claims made by the Enforcement Directorate.

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After exits from statistics body, govt clarifies on job report, GDP data

The ministry of statistics and programme implementation said the members didn’t express any concerns in any of the meetings of the commission in the last few months.

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Amit Shah throws 'UP ke ladke' jibe at SP-BSP alliance

Setting Amit Shah stepped up his attack on the opposition parties attempting to present a united front against the BJP-led NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Travel Unravel Holidays seeks budget support to boost growth

Income up to Rs 5 lakh should be exempt from income tax as the “increased exemption slab will give people a window to use the additional money for travel and tourism sector”, Saurabh Sharma, co-founder and director, Travel Unravel Holidays, said.

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India vs New Zealand: Two players earn maiden call-ups to New Zealand's squad for...

Daryl Mitchell has been selected for the entire three-match series, while Blair Tickner will replace Lockie Ferguson in the squad for the third T20I. Ferguson will be rested for the final match of the series. The T20I series will begin on February 6.

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'Padharo Mhare Desh': Rajasthan govt reverts to old tourism slogan

The previous BJP government had replaced the grand old campaign slogan ‘Padharo Mhare Desh’ (Welcome to my land)and introduced ‘Jaane Kya Dikh Jaye’ as the new slogan for Rajasthan tourism in 2016.

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Mamata, Rajnath in spat over clashes at Amit Shah's Bengal rally

Mamata Banerjee reportedly told Rajnath Singh to rein in BJP workers after the latter called her following clashes after BJP president Amit Shah’s rally in Contai on Tuesday.

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India vs New Zealand: Reserves to get game time with World Cup in mind - Indian...

The fielding coach is happy that the core team is ready as “all pieces are falling in place”, with the bowling unit taking itself “10 notches higher”.

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PM Narendra Modi seeks clear majority in 2019, says coalition government can't ...

In his speech after inaugurating the new terminal building of Surat airport, PM Modi said demonetisation helped wipe out black money in real estate helping the middle and lower income group realise their dreams of owning a home.

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15 minors rescued from shelter home were allegedly abused, forced to watch porn

The home in-charge reportedly made them watch pornographic content before abusing them.

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India vs New Zealand: What keeps them fit? Young brigade reveals on Chahal TV

“I maintain myself through the training programs given to us. Our training is going on very well. I am felling very good being with the team,” said Shubman Gill.

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Martyrs Day 2019: Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary observed

Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary - January 30 - is marked as Martyrs Day every year.

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'Lanka has been won': BJP leader calls Rahul Gandhi Ravana, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra...

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Surendra Singh, who represents the Bairia assembly constituency in Ballia district, also called Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lord Ram.

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Pay Rs 25,000 to contest LS polls: AIADMK, Punjab Congress to ticket seekers

AIADMK had asked the party ticket aspirants to pay the same amount for contesting 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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FIEO demands support measures in budget to push exports

Exporters body FIEO Tuesday expressed concerns over slow growth in exports and demanded support from the government in the forthcoming interim budget to boost outbound shipments.

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'Don't politicise courtesy visit,' Goa minister to Rahul after remark on Parrik...

Mauvin Godinho, Goa’s minister of panchayats said Rahul Gandhi should not capitalise on his visit to see ailing chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

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'One more institution died': Chidambaram on statistics body resignations

Chidambaram’s attack on the government came in the wake of two independent members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) -- P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi -- resigning on Monday over disagreement with the government.

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India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni back in practice, takes centre stage - Watch India's...

In the absence of Virat Kohli, the presence of Dhoni in the side will bolster the experience and confidence in the side and captain Rohit Sharma would love his seasoned campaigner to take his purple patch forward.

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Delay in CBI selection panel meet may rule out senior officer

Rina Mitra, a special secretary (internal security) in the Union home ministry, will be out of contention for the top job at the CBI if the selection committee does not meet in the next two days as she is set to retire on January 31, people familiar with the development said.

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Man gives triple talaq to wife over phone allegedly for reaching 10 mins late

The woman said she promised her husband that she will return home within 30 minutes, according to news agency ANI.

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Enforcement Directorate issues notice to Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan under...

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had in 2011 slapped charges under FEMA and Customs Act violation against Khan and his manager Maroof in connection with recovery of huge undeclared foreign currency from them.

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Security tightened ahead of Indian Youth Congress' 'Yuva Kranti Yatra' in Delhi

Indian Youth Congress’ nation-wide public outreach campaign ‘Yuva Kranti Yatra’ in run up to the Lok Sabha polls will reach its final destination here on Wednesday after covering 25 states in about a month-and-a-half during which it raised alleged “failures” of the Modi government.

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Assam security personnel makes 3-year-old take off jacket, CM orders probe

The video of the incident has gone viral on social media and has also been aired by local TV news channels in Assam.

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Tamil Nadu priest dies after fall while garlanding massive Hanuman statue

Venkatesan was severely injured on his head and was admitted to a private hospital in Salem by the state government’s Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment trust (HR&CE).

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India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni returns as India hit the nets ahead of 4th ODI at...