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Guj polls: Manmohan asks Modi to apologise for Pak conspiracy

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the nation for alleging that he was conspiring with Pakistan for BJPs defeat in the Gujarat polls.

Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD

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Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola, who headed Namma Metro, on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India. A 1985-batch Karnataka cadre officer, Kharola succeeded Rajiv Bansal, who was holding the…

NCERT bans use of IT facilities to download 'recreational materials'

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has banned officials, staff and students from using its information technology infrastructure for downloading of "recreational materials" like movies, games and porn.

Hurriyat constituent splits into two factions

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The Muslim Conference (MC), a constituent of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, has split into two factions as the rebels expelled veteran separatist leader and MC president Abdul Gani Bhat for meeting the Centres special representative for…

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Hardik holds roadshow in city sans police permission

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel today began his 15-km-long roadshow in Ahmedabad despite police denying permission to it.

Elderly in India feel neglected: Survey

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Elderly people in India feel neglected and their rights being trampled, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by Agewell Foundation Society involves around 5,000 senior citizens across the country. The study claimed that every…

Modi should apologise for Pakistan collusion remark: Congress

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The Congress party has demanded an apology from Prime Minister Nadendra Modi for accusing former vice president Hamid Ansari and former prime minister Manmohan Singh of hatching a conspiracy against him in collusion with Pakistan.

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Congress hopes for Patel-OBC-Dalit vote consolidation in Gujarat

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The Congress party is banking on the Patel-OBC-Dalit vote consolidation in Gujarat North Gujarat - the epicentre of the Patel quota agitations. Traditionally North Gujarat region, which will go to the polls on December 14, with its 53…

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Modi afraid of Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared of BJP president Amit Shah.

Prasad raps Pakistan for sermon on elections

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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today condemned the "unwarranted" statement by Pakistan on Gujarat elections and seemed to suggest that it was aimed at bailing out Congress party.

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'Father of DNA fingerprinting in India' Lalji Singh dies

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Eminent scientist and Father of DNA fingerprinting in India, Lalji Singh, has passed away following a massive heart attack while he was on his way to Delhi.

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Ahmedabad Police denies permission to roadshows of Rahul, BJP

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The Ahmedabad Police has denied permission to the roadshows of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the BJP which were to be held here tomorrow, a senior police official said today. The BJP had sought permission for the roadshow from…

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Ockhi: Kerala death toll climbs to 40, 250 fishermen return

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The death toll in the Ockhi cyclone in Kerala rose to 40 today with the recovery of two more bodies, even as search operations to trace the missing fishermen entered the 10th day.

3 Pakistani militants killed in J&K encounter

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Three Pakistani militants and a woman were killed in an overnight encounter between security forces and ultras in north Kashmir's frontier Kupwara district on Monday. Sources said that the Army's 22-Rashtriya Rifles and special operations…

Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat election: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Pakistan was interfering in Gujarat Assembly polls, and sought an explanation from the Congress over its top partymen who are said to have recently met leaders from the neighbouring country.…

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Upper, lower fee limits soon for engg courses

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The All India Council for Technical Education has kick-started the process to fix minimum and maximum fees for engineering courses, and assigned the task to a committee headed by Justice (Retd) B N Srikrishna.

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'Over 23k bunkers being constructed along IB'

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Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Sunday said over 23,000 individual and community bunkers would be constructed near the International Border (IB) in the Hiranagar sector in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, for protection of…

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Actor Zaira 'molested' on flight; man arrested

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The man who allegedly molested actor Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight last night was arrested here today after a huge public outcry over the incident prompted the Maharashtra State Commission for Women to seek an enquiry into the…

Govt may defer thorny GST rules till 2019

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With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) increasingly posing hurdles to businesses, a wary government may postpone certain pricking rules till 2019.

UP woman booked for performing mock marriage with CM

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A woman anganwadi worker, who had performed a "mock marriage" with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a few days ago was booked for treason along with other offences and sent to jail.

Sunday, Dec 10

Minor cancer patient raped twice

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In a horrific incident, a minor, a patient of blood cancer, was reportedly raped twice on the same day at a village on the outskirts of the state capital. According to police sources here, the 14-year old, resident of Sarojini Nagar area…

Junnar to become 'tourism-tehsil' of Maharashtra

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Junnar which has thousands of years of history, dense forests, forts and cave complexes would be developed as a "tourism-tehsil" of Maharashtra.

Omar demands action against man accused of molesting 'Dangal' actress

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today demanded legal action against an unidentified man accused of molesting "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight.

Category 8 paves way for India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement

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If India got a seat at the Wassenaar Arrangement this week, it was largely due to the "Category 8" - the latest inclusion in its export control list.

Saturday, Dec 9

Modi may visit Palestine

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit Ramallah soon to strike a balance between Indias traditional support to the cause of Palestine and its growing ties with Israel.

4 CRPF personnel shot dead allegedly by colleague in C'garh

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Four CRPF personnel, including two sub-inspectors (SIs), were today killed and another wounded when their colleague allegedly opened fire at them in the Naxal-affected Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.

PM, Rahul, Hardik trade barbs during 1st phase polling in Gujarat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel continued to trade barbs as electorate in 19 districts of Gujarat cast their vote in the first phase of Assembly polls across 89…

EC dismisses EVMs with bluetooth linkage charge

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The Election Commission has dismissed allegation that some Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used during polling in Porbandar in Gujarat on Saturday could be linked with smartphones through bluetooth technology. The EC also stated that…

Friday, Dec 8

Voting for 1st phase of Gujarat elections today

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It is perhaps one of the most high-stakes Assembly elections the country has seen in years. And the deciding authority would rest with about 2.12 crore Gujarat voters, who will cast their ballots at 24,689 polling booths in the first phase…

Mamata condemns brutal killing of a laborer from Bengal

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee strongly condemned the killing of a labourer from the state in Rajasthan and stated it as disturbing and heinous.

Why is development missing in PM's speeches: Rahul

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today stepped up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why there is no mention of development in his speeches during the Gujarat election campaign. Gandhi said he did not get an answer to even…

Wassenaar Arrangement admits India as 42nd member

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India got a berth at the Wassenaar Arrangement, which controls the global commerce of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.

Thursday, Dec 7

GST, Patels seek to rock BJP boat

While South Gujarat has been a BJP bastion, there is some resentment within the party that it does not get sufficient representation in the government.

Congress suspends Aiyar over 'neech' jibe against Modi

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The Congress today suspended its senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from the primary membership of the party and issued him a show cause notice, after he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech aadmi" (vile man).

Posters seeking support for Ahmed Patel as CM stir controversy

Posters appealing Muslims to vote for Congress to make Ahmed Patel the chief minister came up in some minority-dominated areas here on the last day of campaigning for first phase of Gujarat polls, but Patel called it a "dirty trick" by the…

Mani Shankar Aiyar calls PM 'neech aadmi', Rahul asks him to apologise

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Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today kicked up a row when he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech" (vile man), drawing a sharp reaction from the latter who dubbed it as an "insult" to Gujarat and a reflection of "Mughal…

Wednesday, Dec 6

Quake hits Rudraprayag, tremors in north India

Tremors were felt in several parts of North India as a medium-intensity earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale, hit Uttarakhands Rudraprayag district on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department.

NGT seeks fresh action plan from Delhi on air pollution

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The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government and its neighbouring states over their action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution and directed them to file a detailed document to tackle with the problem by…

Rahul owns up error, says unlike Modi, I am human

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A day after BJP workers had a field day targeting him for miscalculating inflation figures, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday owned up the mistake declaring that he was human, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "For all…

UP approves Centre's draft law on triple talaq

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved the Centres draft law to end the practice of instant triple talaq, reports PTI from Lucknow.