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Marans got Rs. 600cr bribe

Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran received a Rs. 600-crore bribe in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the CBI claimed Friday.   The agency charged the DMK leader, his media baron brother Kalanidhi Maran and Malaysian business tycoon Ananda Krishnan with criminal conspiracy and corruption. ...

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Indian get Swiss banks’ data

Tax investigators pursuing instances of black money stashed abroad by Indians have finally been able to circumvent the Swiss secrecy code by asking over 100 such account holders to submit on their own details of personal balances in these banks, ...

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UPSC prelims exam held across India

The UPSC civil service preliminary examination was on Sunday held across India, after much protest and changes in the test pattern.   A row erupted after aspirants staged violent protests demanding scrapping of the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) introduced ...

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RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) wants all official papers of Independent India to be declassified, saying it’s time to open up — a demand that is likely to make the government uncomfortable. In an interview to HT, Balmukund Pandey, all-India ...

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Nurse gang-raped in a Delhi

A 27-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men in a suite at Oberoi Hotel, central Delhi, on the night of August 15. The survivor is a nurse employed to take care of an ailing woman at the hotel while ...

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Chavan not with Modi

Shaken by the booing of their Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday, Congress chief ministers are wary of sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in election-bound states, fearing that BJP would use these events to embarrass them ...

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NDA for electoral reforms

After the passage of the National Judicial Appointments Commission, the NDA government is considering bringing in major electoral reforms that may bar a candidate from contesting polls if a chargesheet has been filed against him in a court for heinous ...

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Will be Hitler

Defending his government’s decision to hold a day-long survey of Telangana residents that may cost the new state Rs. 20 crore, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, in an interview to NDTV on Sunday, said, “I am a Hitler and will be ...

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SP targets BJP in Saharanpur riots

A five-member probe panel has questioned the role of a BJP MP while blaming “administrative lapses” for last month’s communal violence in Saharanpur which had left three persons dead and several injured. Saharanpur Nagar is among 11 assembly constituencies where ...

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Kerala school says no to Vande Mataram

A private school in south Kerala removed Vande Mataram from Independence Day programme after a religious outfit allegedly threatened its management saying some of the words in the song were against the religious belief of a section of the community. ...

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