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UPSC exam row

Top former bureaucrats and prominent social scientists have come out strongly against the government’s decision to exclude the marks earned in English from gradation or merit in the civil services preliminary tests. They told TOI that both aptitude tests and ...

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Shiv Sena backs rape-accused cop

An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna tilting in favour of deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a Mumbai model, created a storm in political circles on Saturday and generated a strong response ...

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US set to woo India

As part of a deepening cooperation on defence, the United States has offered to create institutionalised links between its military intelligence and India’s and is willing to share classified information on the region, including Afghanistan-Pakistan and China.   While the ...

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Big blow to JVM as 7 MLAs join BJP

Separate Jharkhand’s first chief minister Babulal Marandi, who quit disenchanted with the BJP in 2006, received a jolt to his plans to cultivate a credible alternative to both the BJP and the ruling JMM on Thursday when seven of his ...

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SC orders Supertech to refund Noida flat buyers

In an order expected to have wide-spread implications for home buyers who have their savings stuck in litigious property, the Supreme Court has directed Supertech to refund, with interest, those allotted flats in its Noida twin towers, which are now ...

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Akhilesh blames Opposition

Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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‘Bugging devices’ at Gadkari’s house

A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari’s residence but the Union minister on Sunday dubbed it as “highly speculative” even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust ...

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In Saharanpur 38 held

An edgy peace reigned over Saharanpur on Sunday following the arrest of 38 people for the violence in which three people were killed and scores injured. The Uttar Pradesh police registered nine FIRs and the state government said it would ...

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I am a Christian Hindu

I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM   A day after a Goa minister ignited controversy by his remark that India will develop as a Hindu nation under Narendra Modi, the state’s deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza on Friday ...

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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium

With the collegium system of judges’ appointment under fire, the government proposes to end Supreme Court’s monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts. ...

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