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Salahuddin's nuclear threat: What did Modi-Doval do to rattle Pakistan so much?
Pakistan-based Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin's threat of nuclear war against India should come as no surprise. In a country where the official military nuclear doctrine itself is an irresponsible 'touch-me-not' doctrine, born of acute weakness and insecurity, the Pakistani military seems [...]
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The artifice of solidarity
As J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti surfaces on stage amid photo ops and press statements these days, the rather cynical analysis of the performing arts finds a fitting parallel in political life.[/ [...]
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Revenge of the powerless voter
Justice index captures the mismatch between votes polled and seats won by any major political party. (Design by C R Sasikumar) In the vote-rich waters of the UP electoral Ganges, al [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Good news! Minimum pension of retired govt staff goes up by 157%
New Delhi, Aug 7: Retired central government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs 9,000, up 157.14 per cent from the current Rs 3,500, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances [...]
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Listen to the PM
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned gau rakshak vigilantism, firmly and unambiguously, at a Delhi town hall meeting on Saturday, he broke a deafening silence. Bigotry and blackmail, lumpenism and violence in the name of the cow have picked up pac [...]
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GST bill to be taken up by Lok Sabha tomorrow
New Delhi, August 7: Major tax reform--GST bill--will be taken up by Lok Sabha tomorrow, with virtually all political parties backing this legislation. GST, the biggest economic reform since 1991, is likely to sail through smoothly in the Lower House. {image-gst-05-1470389252.jpg [...]
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Shocking! Four women raped, modesty of 9 outraged every day in Delhi in 2012-15
New Delhi, Aug 7: At least four women were raped and modesty of nine outraged every day on an average between 2012 and 2015 in the national capital, according to data compiled by the Delhi Police regarding crimes against women. In [...]
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Game is on
It is a measure of Nepal’s shambolic politics and the undue influence of neighbours in it that Pushpa Kamal Dahal, or Prachanda, who accused “the external lord” of unseating him as prime minister in 2008, is now accused of maneuvering himself back i [...]
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Complicity and inequality
After almost two decades of BJP rule, Gujarat is at a crossroads again. (AP Photo) The tragic episode in Una and the Dalit mobilisation that followed last month reflect the conditio [...]
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Bricks And Mortar As Well
Some experts point out the inadequacy of office space for political parties in the building. They also refer to major and minor incidents which are a cause of concern. Last week new [...]
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Cong issues whip to MPs to be present in Lok Sabha Monday
New Delhi, Aug 7: Congress has issued a whip to all its MPs to be present in Lok Sabha tomorrow where GST Constitutional Amendment Bill is scheduled to be taken up for passage, party leader and chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia said [...]
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GST impact: Cars, FMCG items to get cheaper; services dearer
New Delhi, Aug 7: Luxury cars, FMCG products, consumer durables, electronics items and readymade garments will become cheaper once GST is rolled out next year, but mobile phones, banking and insurance services, telephone bills as well as air travel will be [...]
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Flood alert in Jammu after incessant rains
Jammu, Aug 7: Authorities sounded a flood alert on Sunday after incessant rains continued for over 24 hours in Jammu city, causing many rivers and water bodies to swell."A flood alert has been sounded and all departments concerned with flood protection [...]
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IIIT closure: Another case of ‘politics over Amethi’?
The institute was established in 2005 and was one of the pet projects of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi who first got elected to the constituency in 2004. (Source: File/PTI) T [...]
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Delhi govt to build 17,000 toilets in city's JJ clusters
New Delhi, Aug 7: To make the national capital open defecation free, the AAP government will construct around 17,000 toilets in JJ clusters in the city by March next year at a cost of Rs 150 crore. The Delhi Urban Shelter [...]
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Spirit of the law
Ever since Arvind Kejriwal swept to power in Delhi with an unprecedented majority in 2015, he has been in near constant conflict with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, whom it accuses of acting at the behest of a hostile Centre. The histrionics that have a [...]
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Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM
Ahmedabad, Aug 7: Vijay Rupani was on Sunday, Aug 8 sworn in as the chief minister and Nitin Patel took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat. The swearing-in ceremony took place at 12.40 pm in Gandhinagar in the presence [...]
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Across the aisle: Good sense triumphs, danger lurks
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP members during the voting on the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo) The first round of the Goods and Services T [...]
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PM Modi congratulates Rupani as new Gujarat CM
New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Vijay Rupani, who was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, and other members of his team, saying they would "continue the development journey" of the state. "Congrats to @vijayrupanibjp, [...]
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Out of my mind: Task ahead
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (file photo) Rahul Gandhi has said that the bullet train proposed by the Prime Minister is just for him and his suit-boot friends. I have a surprise fo [...]
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Safety Valve For Defectors
The court restored status quo ante and the Nabam Tuki government was restored. (PTI Photo) On July 13 2016, the Supreme Court delivered a judgment reaffirming the principle of democ [...]
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J P Nadda advocates for promotion of Breastfeeding
New Delhi, Aug 6 Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Friday said that breastfeeding should be promoted at all levels, as it is the most natural and cost effective intervention of human development. {image-breastfeeding-04-1470297017.jpg www.oneindia.com}"There is a need to promote [...]
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News Flash: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Kokrajhar terror attack victims
New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold "Obama style" townhall to connect with citizens in Delhi today. Get all national, international news updates: {image-sarbananda-sonowal2-06-1470465796.jpg www.oneindia.com} 2.12 pm: #FLASH One man, Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al [...]
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Four die in landslide on Vaishno Devi Shrine track
Jammu, Aug 6: At least four people -- three pilgrims and one Ponywallah were killed and eight injured on Saturday morning in a landslide on old track to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu region.A landslide hit the old track to [...]
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Rs 2800 crore irrigation project to check flooding : Mamata
Burdwan (WB), Aug 6: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state will undertake an irrigation project worth Rs 2800 crore with the help of World Bank to check flood fury. "To undertake canal dredging in Burdwan, Hooghly, Bankura, East [...]
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Fifth column: Wake up, Mr Modi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi passes by PM Modi during a felicitation programme for Sharad Pawar on his 75th birthday in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal/File) D [...]
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Inside Track: CBI dis(armed)
Investigative journalist Josy Joseph’s book A Feast of Vultures, which deals with corruption at all levels of Indian society, opens a Pandora’s box. The book highlights some forgotten corruption cases involving the rich and the powerful, which the CBI [...]
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Retailers earn more from online than offline sales: Study
Melbourne, Aug 6: Retailers offering customers an option to buy products online earn more revenue than those who only sell their goods offline, according to a new study. The study suggests that customers spend more online because it is easier to [...]
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