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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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BJP manifesto to stick to Hindutva issues but leave room for negotiations

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BJP’s manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is expected to reiterate its commitment to Hindutva issues relating to the demand for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, uniform civil code and Article 370 as articulated in its 2009 manifesto. The ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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TDP back in NDA, joins hands with BJP for LS, assembly polls

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BJP and TDP on Sunday formally announced electoral alliance for the upcoming polls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana amid reports of protests by the cadres of both parties who are opposed to the alliance. Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral, who ...

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