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Ram Nath Kovind, a lawyer who cracked civils but lost 2 elections

Ram Nath Kovind

NEW DELHI: His appointment as Bihar governor two years ago was as surprising as his selection as the next ‘probable’ President+ . That’s probably because he was not very well known in political circles. But Ram Nath Kovind was one ...

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Punjab 3rd state to waive farm loans, to take Rs 24,000 crore hit

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CHANDIGARH: The farm loan waiver fever is spreading across the country, threatening to place a huge additional burden on the already creaking finances of state governments. On Monday, Punjab became the third state this year — after UP and Maharashtra+ ...

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Neha Saxena and Shakti Arora split after four years

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Theirs seemed like a love story for keeps. Shakti Arora andNeha Saxena got engaged in 2014 and were set to tie the knot in November last year. However, the marriage was postponed because of the demonetisation drive. Now, BT has ...

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Chinese loans may put Bangladesh in debt trap

Chinese loans may put Bangladesh

China is arm-twisting Bangladesh to convert soft loans it offered -during PresidentXi Jinping’s visit to Dhaka last year -to commercial credit (incurring higher interest rates) with apparently no headway into projects for which the amount was earmarked.  Bangladesh, however, has ...

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TDP MP may go scot-free, thanks to caste equations

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HYDERABAD: Amidst high drama over Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy’sVisakhapatnam airport episode, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to meet party leaders from the district on Saturday. After Reddy’s rowdyism caught national attention, Naidu is believed to be taking ...

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Presidential poll: EPS faction agrees to support BJP

EPS faction agrees to support BJP

CHENNAI: The NDA’s president candidate will have it easy if the AIADMK factions keep their word. AIADMK (Amma) leader M Thambidurai, who called on Union information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, has pledged support for the NDA ...

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Burglars cut 2-foot hole in bank wall, rob 30 lockers of items worth crores

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GHAZIABAD: Sometime over the weekend, burglars drilled a two-foot hole in the wall of the strongroom of Punjab National Bank’s Modinagar branch, entered through the opening they had made, and emptied out 30 lockers. Nobody really knows the exact value ...

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Ajeetha IPS succeeds husband as Kollam top cop

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The change of guard at the Kollam city police commissionerate in Kerala last week was a special affair for the Indian Police Service (IPS) fraternity. For, in an extremely rare instance, incumbent city police chief Satheesh Bino made way ...

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