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Couple of players have reported approaches in IPL 7: Gavaskar

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BCCI’s interim president Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said a couple of cases of players being approached by “outsiders” during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) have been reported to the anti-corruption officials. Replying to a query whether there were cases ...

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Modi surge brings friends-turned-foes on same plane again

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There was time when Nitish Kumar was dubbed as Lalu Prasad’s “Chanakya”. And after Lalu became the chief minister, the two looked inseparable. Kumar also played a role in Lalu’s ascendency to the CM’s chair in 1990 as both were ...

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‘Advisers’ under fire, Rahul real target of anger in Congress?

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He’s still the one-who-shall-not-be-named — at least, not in this context. But for all intent and purposes, criticism in the Congress is getting focused on Rahul Gandhi, although it is being couched in the euphemism of “Rahul Gandhi’s team”, a ...

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Modi set to lift UPA’s veil on black money

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The incoming BJP government with Narendra Modi as PM will withdraw from the Supreme Court the UPA government’s petition filed on May 16, when trends had indicated its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, seeking recall of the court’s direction ...

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Anandiben to be named Gujarat CM tomorrow

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Senior Gujarat minister Anandiben Patel, always the heir apparent to Narendra Modi, is expected to be formally anointed chief minister on Wednesday. Modi will relinquish office earlier in the day at a one-day special session of the Gujarat assembly, marking ...

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Congress blames ad agency for Lok Sabha polls debacle

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After its disastrous performance, senior Congress leaders are gunning for Dentsu, the Japanese communication agency which handled the party’s poll advertising account. Congress hired Dentsu for nearly Rs 600 crore. One of its primary objectives was to position Rahul Gandhi ...

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Modi greets Jayalalithaa

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A day after Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa wrote a letter congratulating Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on BJP’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, it was the turn of Modi to congratulate Jayalalithaa on her party’s victory in the ...

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Nitish Kumar refuses JD(U)’s request to stay as Bihar CM

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The JD(U) legislature party on Sunday decided to take the final call on choosing a new leader tomorrow in the wake of the resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar. JD(U) MLAs unanimously chose Nitish Kumar as their leader and insisted ...

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Modi tsunami heaps humiliating defeat on Congress

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Narendra Modi wrested the top job in the country on Friday as a saffron wave swept large swathes of India, lifting the Bharatiya Janata Party to its highest-ever tally and leaving Congress in tatters.   Underlining the humiliation of India’s ...

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Congress leaders concede defeat before 2014 poll results

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Congress leaders have conceded defeat ahead of results to Lok Sabha polls, compounding the negativity triggered by the sudden disappearance of Rahul Gandhi’s ‘face’ from party headquarters. Senior leader Rashid Alvi said Congress will not be in a position to ...

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