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Only 25 Muslim MLAs in UP assembly this time
Lucknow, March 12: For all the focus on Muslims in the Uttar Pradesh elections -- demonised by the BJP and actively wooed by the BSP as well as the Congress-SP combine -- the number of people from the community in the [...]
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Congress wins just 7 seats in UP, fails to open account in Amethi
The BJP's win is historic indeed, but in the process of making a record, the party has managed to create another history. For the first time, the Congress, along with its alliance partner Samajwadi party lost all seats in Amethi with [...]
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Alliance with Congress will continue, says Akhilesh Yadav
Outgoing chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav spoke to the media after conceding defeat to the BJP in the assembly polls. While congratulating the people for a clear mandate, Akhilesh confirmed that the Samajwadi party-Congress alliance was here to stay. [...]
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BJP celebrates UP, Uttarakhand win
Lucknow, March 11: Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the BJP on Saturday trounced rivals the SP-Congress and the BSP in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, getting a two-thirds majority in the 403-House. The SP won 44 seats and was ahead [...]
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No merit in allegations: ECI tells Mayawati
"There is no merit in the allegations of EVM tampering," the Election Commission has told the Bahujan Samaj Party. The ECI replied to a complaint filed by BSP supremo Mayawati after her party faced a humiliating defeat in the Uttar Pradesh [...]
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Uttarakhand: One killed, two missing after avalanche in Pithoragarh
One person was killed while two others were missing after they were hit by an avalanche in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, which has faced heavy snowfall over the last two days. A high danger avalanche warning valid for next [...]
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India needs no lessons in democracy, tolerance, says Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi, Mar 10: India is a tolerant and democratic country and "people don't need to teach us that", BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said on Friday as he warned DU students to be wary of attempts to divide the [...]
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AI flight loses ATC contact over Hungary, reaches London safely
Mumbai, March 10: An Air India Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight lost communication with the local Air Traffic Control and was escorted by fighter jets over Hungary, officials said here on Friday. The flight AI-171 had departed from Ahmedabad at 7 a.m. on Friday [...]
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Rahul Gandhi hopes for Bihar ‘victory’ encore in Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi, March 10: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday dismissed the results of various exit polls--giving maximum number of seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. When reporters asked him to comment on the exit poll [...]
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Six subjects mandatory for Class X board exams: CBSE
New Delhi, Mar 10: Students appearing for Class X board exams from next year will have to study six subjects instead of five with the CBSE remodelling its assessment scheme. Class X students have to presently study five subjects -- two [...]
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2012 Maruti factory violence case: 31 convicted, 117 acquitted
A Gurgaon court has convicted 31 persons for the violence at India's largest auto manufacturer Maruti's factory in Manesar in which a manager was set on fire in a conference room on July 18, 2012. After four years of trial, the [...]
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Exit Poll 2017 at a glance
The BJP will be smiling going by the exit polls that were out at 5.30 pm on Thursday. Almost all exit polls have predicted a big win for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. In Punjab and Manipur, the Congress is ahead. [...]
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Another Delhi resident gets fake Rs 2,000 note from ATM
New Delhi, March 9: A Delhi resident has filed a complaint after receiving a fake Rs 2,000 note from an automated teller machine of a private bank in south Delhi, the police said on Thursday. Chandan Rai, who works in [...]
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Two days ahead of vote count, Goa allows one more offshore casino
Panaji, March 9: With the counting of the votes polled in the state assembly elections just two days away, the BJP government in Goa on Thursday granted licence to a sixth offshore casino operated by a firm linked to former Haryana [...]
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India concerned over killing of Madhesis in Nepal, says MEA
New Delhi, Mar 9: Expressing concern over the killing of four Madhesi protesters in police firing, India on Thursday said peace and stability in Nepal were of "paramount interest" to it. External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson Gopal Baglay said India's consistent view [...]
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Pakistan apprehends 747 Gujarat fishermen in two years
Gandhinagar, Mar 8: The Gujarat Government on Wednesday revealed on the floor of the assembly that as many as 747 Gujarat-based fishermen have been apprehended by Pakistani authorities during the last two years. Replying to a question raised by [...]
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Rajnath Singh to make statement in Parliament on UP, MP incidents
New Delhi, March 8: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to make a statement on Thursday in Parliament on the killing of a suspected IS terrorist in a Lucknow gunfight and train blast in Madhya Pradesh, a ministry official said. [...]
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EPFO extends deadline, pensioners can submit Aadhaar-based life certificate by Mar 31
New Delhi, March 8: In view of the fact that many pensioners are yet to submit their Aadhaar-authenticated "Jeevan Pramaan" or life certificate for continuation of their pension, the EPFO on Wednesday extended the last date of submission of digital life [...]
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Modi for fight against discriminatory mentality towards girl child
 Gandhinagar, Mar 8: Discriminatory mentality towards the girl child has to be fought against and changed with determination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, describing it as everyone's "social, national and human responsibility". He urged women sarpanchs to [...]
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60% women voters rooted for BJP in Goa polls, says Manohar Parrikar
Panaji, Mar 8: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday claimed 60 per cent of the women electorate in Goa voted for his party BJP in the last month's Assembly polls. "We conducted our own surveys after the Goa polls. [...]
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Benefit of midday meal scheme to continue without Aadhaar
After a backlash, the Centre has clarified that no one will be deprived of the benefits of subsidy schemes for the want of an Aadhaar number. Other identity proofs will be accepted, the HRD ministry has clarified. The clarification comes after [...]
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O Panneerselvam camp goes on statewide protest
Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam and his supporters will sit on a day-long protest across the state on Wednesday. While sit-in protests have been planned across the state, supporters of Panneerselvam will go on a day-long hunger strike [...]
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Inside the house of an Islamic State operative in UP
"I want to attain shahdat (martyrdom)," the suspected Islamic State operative said when asked to surrender. Saifullah, an alleged Islamic State operative was gunned down following a 11-hour encounter on the outskirts of Lucknow on Wednesday. The police carried out a [...]
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In UP elections, Mayawati, the enigma, becomes Mayawati, the decisive factor
After staying under the radar for much of the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, BSP leader Mayawati is emerging as a decisive factor in eastern UP. [...]
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The Kanpur Conspiracy: Was the Pukhrayan rail tragedy an accident or act of terror?
Was the Pukhrayan rail accident in November 2016, which killed 150 people, an act of sabotage? The NIA sees a terror hand. [...]
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Celebrating womanhood, celebrating International Women's Day
International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8 celebrating the strength and achievements of women. The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911 as a result of the International Conference of Woking Women. Today, however, it is [...]
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Tension in Assam town following clash, vandalism
Guwahati, March 7: Tension prevailed in Silapathar town in Assam on Tuesday after members of a linguistic minority organisation attacked and vandalised the office of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) on Monday. Dhemaji district administration on Monday imposed [...]
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Appear for questioning on Mar 14: NIA tells Zakir Naik
The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday directed controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to join the investigations and face questioning. He has been directed to appear before the NIA at its headquarters in Delhi on March 14. The notice was [...]
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