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Modi scraps 4 committees


In the second major decision to end the UPA government’s legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four cabinet committees, including one on Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI), as part of his efforts to minimise decision-making processes. The other committees ...

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Kejriwal: Yadav a dear friend, will try to bring Shazia back


AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that Yogendra Yadav is a very dear friend and a valued colleague. With Aam Aadmi Party mired in bitter infighting, Kejriwal attempted to reach out to the dissidents, saying Yogendra Yadav had raised ...

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Students question HRD minister


Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani’s decision to set up eight new IITs has sparked an interesting debate. Students from the older IITs have begun an online petition seeking review of the move, and 6,000 signatures were gathered in ...

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NDA not to renew Natgrid CEO’s contract


After deciding not to renew Natgrid CEO Raghu Raman’s contract, the NDA government has initiated the process of finding his successor to take forward the project that envisages linking various databases of an individual to help track terror activity. Pending ...

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Removal of UPA’s governors


A phased removal of governors is on the cards as the BJP-led NDA government sees an opportunity to do what the UPA government did in 2004 — sacking four BJP-leaning politicians as governors of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Goa ...

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Modi and Obama will meet in Washington


In what is probably the most significant foreign policy decision taken since he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has confirmed to US President Barack Obama that he will have a bilateral meeting with him in Washington in the last week ...

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IT Prof killed over Facebook post


A 28-year-old man was beaten to death on Monday night by people with suspected links with a Hindu fundamentalist outfit over a Facebook message they found offensive, according to police. Six more youths were arrested on Wednesday for the murder ...

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Gopinath Munde died


Union minister Gopinath Munde’s liver was ruptured in the road accident and he suffered a cardiac arrest due to shock, as per preliminary postmortem report by a team of doctors at AIIMS here. “His liver was ruptured which caused internal ...

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SC dismisses the plea of Campa Cola residents


The Supreme Court on Tuesday dashed any remnant of hope residents of Campa Cola Compound had by dismissing their fresh plea against demolition. The Campa Cola Residents Association had filed a new petition to stop the demolition on the grounds ...

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Massachusetts sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac


Massachusetts on Monday filed a lawsuit against mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, accusing them of violating state law by blocking “foreclosure buyback programs” intended to help poor residents keep their homes. In a foreclosure buyback program, a ...

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