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NDA plans purge of statutory bodies

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After having its way with Congress-appointed governors, the NDA government has moved on to purge UPA nominees from statutory bodies, starting with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Following suggestions from the government asking them to quit, NDMA vice-chairman M ...

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Poor rapport with Stalin

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Her inability to patch up with DMK’s senior leader M K Stalin and strike a good working rapport with him forced actor Khushbu to cut short her stint in the party, say sources. While the actor-turned-politician’s letter to party chief ...

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40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq

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Around 40 Indians working on projects near the Iraqi city of Mosul were kidnapped by suspected ISIS militants when they were being evacuated from the area ravaged by the war between the Shia-dominated government in Baghdad and Sunni jihadis. The ...

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Delhi power cuts

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Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of President Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday participated in a candlelight march organized by Congress party in east Delhi to protest prolonged power cuts and water crisis. Delhi congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, senior leader Mukesh Sharma and ...

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PM Modi warns of tough measures

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of “tough decisions” over the next couple of years to improve the country’s financial health, which he said may not go down well with some sections, and attacked the way the previous UPA ...

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Maharashtra ban dance bars

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The Maharashtra assembly on Friday passed a law to ban dance bars across the state. The Congress-NCP-led government got approved the amendment in Maharashtra Police Act which banned performance of bar dancers in all hotels, bars and restaurants. While the ...

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Campa Cola compound

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The BMC will now enter the campa cola compound on June 17 to disconnect electricity and water supply. It was the last day for the residents of return their keys to the BMC, but none of the citizens turned up ...

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Narmada Dam raised by 17 metres

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The government has decided to raise the height of the Narmada Dam by 17 metres — a longstanding demand of Gujarat — within 20 days of Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister, raising protests from activist Medha Patkar who drew ...

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Jayalalithaa to launch ‘Amma Salt’

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After low-cost canteens and drinking water, the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu is launching “Amma Salt” on Wednesday. Chief minister Jayalalithaa will inaugurate the sale of the “Amma Salt”, a product of Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation Limited (TNSC) under the ...

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Congress rules out giving fresh support to AAP in Delhi

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Pouring cold water over hopes of MLAs keen to avoid an election in Delhi, Congress has ruled out any truck with Aam Aadmi Party that would lead to a fresh bid to form a government in the city. Congress sources ...

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