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Sonia snubs US court, says won’t give passport copy


Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court as documentary evidence in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, citing refusal by the Indian government on grounds of personal security and confidentiality. US district judge ...

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Wal-Mart shrugs off BJP manifesto, will add 50 more stores


Wal-Mart, which operates as a wholesaler in India, on Friday announced its plans to add 50 stores to its network of 20 outlets over the next four-five years, shrugging off a growing clamour against FDI in multi-brand retail. The announcement ...

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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks


After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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LS polls: 85% turnout in Tripura, 78% in Assam


A high turnout of 85% was recorded for one Lok Sabha seat in Tripura, while Assam registered 76% in five seats in the first phase of the elections which began peacefully today from the country’s northeast. In Tripura, where election ...

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BJP remains committed to pet Hindutva issues but scales down emphasis


BJP has reiterated its commitment to the trinity of Hindutva issues — construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, promulgation of uniform civil code and repeal of Constitution’s Article 370 which guarantees special status for Jammu and Kashmir. While it invited ...

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Andhra boost for BJP as TDP returns to fold after 10 years


In the works for weeks, negotiations between BJP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) finally fructified on Sunday with Chandrababu Naidu announcing a pre-election agreement with the saffron party and rejoining the National Democratic Alliance after a gap of 10 years. ...

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Sri Lanka break finals jinx, thrash India to win World T20 title


The finals hoodoo has been broken. Sri Lankan supporters can finally smile. Their golden generation of cricketers, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and captain for the last three matches Lasith Malinga have something to show for their efforts. After ...

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Amit Shah booked for his ‘revenge’ remark as EC asks for tapes of his speech


Narendra Modi’s key associate Amit Shah has been booked on Sunday by the Bijnore district administration for allegedly inciting the public by a controversial “revenge” remark during a speech in Uttar Pradesh. “A case has been lodged under various sections ...

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