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Drastic changes in land acquisition law

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

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’

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

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%

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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NDA plans purge of statutory bodies

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

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

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

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

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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