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No bikini ban on Goa’s beaches

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Goa chief minister ManoharParrikaron Wednesday ruled out banning wearing of bikinis on the state’s beaches, a day after a minister in his government advocated such a measure, but said drinking of liquor in public places will be prohibited. “Goa government does ...

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RSS joins BJP’s workshop for first-time MPs

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RSS on Sunday joined in the second and last day of workshop for over 150 first-time BJP MPs here, with Sangh ideologue Suresh Soni addressing the new parliamentarians. Soni, who is the RSS points person with BJP, is one of ...

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DU’s BTech to be 4-year course: UGC

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UGC asked Delhi University on Sunday to continue with the four-year BTech programme only for the students admitted during the academic year 2013-14, putting an end to uncertainty following rollback of the controversial FYUP. University Grants Commission (UGC) also asked ...

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UP MLAs want salary hike

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Legislators, cutting across party lines during the ongoing budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, are worried, among other things, about their perks and salaries — now at Rs 50,000 a month. Citing the price rise and inflation, these otherwise ...

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India writes to Switzerland

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India has made a fresh request to Switzerland seeking bank details and names of Indians having unaccounted money in Swiss banks, as the government expands its efforts to combat the menace of black money. The latest request has been made ...

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Drastic changes in land acquisition law

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The “land acquisition law” bearing Rahul Gandhi’s imprint, enacted by the UPA government last year, came under all-round attack from states, including those ruled by Congress, raising the prospect of drastic changes in its provisions. The meeting of state revenue ...

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Offer for Campa Cola residents

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Staring at a possible backlash during the forthcoming assembly elections, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday offered a solution to the residents of Campa Cola that will ensure the 96 illegal flats are not demolished and they return to legal ...

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Campa residents give in, seek President’s ‘mercy’

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Campa Cola society residents, who have been resisting action by the civic authorities, on Sunday finally relented and decided to allow officials to cut electricity, water and gas supply of the 96 illegal flats. The decision was taken by the ...

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Jaya, BJP allies oppose Centre’s move on Hindi

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The row over Centre’s move to promote Hindi in social media and official work snowballed on Friday with Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha and two of BJP’s allies opposing it strongly while a Union minister said a “wrong propaganda” ...

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Railroads fare hike 14% and 6.5%

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The Narendra Modi government on Friday administered the first bitter pill it prescribed with the railways announcing a sharp hike of 14.2% in passenger fares and 6.5% in freight tariffs — the steepest single-shot increases in recent memory and perhaps ...

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