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Black money in LS polls: 700 IRS officers to be deployed for vigil


700 IRS officers would be deployed by the Election Commission as observers in ‘expenditure sensitive’ constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls. The EC has asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) an the Central Board of Excise and Customs to finalise the ...

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To plug holes in his party, Lalu stops up his swimming pool


In a sink-or-swim situation, filling up a pool with mud may sound like a strange remedy. But that’s exactly what a vaastu specialist has prescribed to RJD chief Lalu Prasad after his ‘hanuman’ — Ram Kripal Yadav — walked out ...

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Detention order illegal, Sahara chief tells SC


ailed Sahara Chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday challenged his detention ordered by a two-member bench calling it “illegal and unconstitutional.” In a fresh petition filed before the Supreme Court, Roy has demanded his release and sought the March 4 order ...

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Modi buzz getting louder as party men arrive in Varanasi


Members of a team, close to the BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, arrived in Varanasi on Wednesday reportedly to prepare for the celebrations after his name is announced as candidate from the India’s holiest city on Thursday.   Gujarat CM and ...

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Anna Hazare calls in sick, Mamata’s Delhi debut a big flop


Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee was left red-faced at her first rally here on Wednesday as social activist Anna Hazare stood her up at the very last minute, apparently disappointed by the thin crowd at the event. Officially, the Trinamool ...

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US judge dismisses charges in Devyani Khobragade case


An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip search spurred an international flap had charges against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday. The judge’s ruling said Devyani Khobragade had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently ...

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Former Bihar Congress chief joins LJP


In a jolt to the Congress in Bihar, former state president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali KaisarWednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) of Ram Vilas Paswan. Kaisar was reportedly unhappy with the Congress alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad for ...

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Subrata Roy to seek hearing from Supreme Court on Wednesday


In civil prison under judicial custody since March 4, Sahara group chief Subrata Roy’s lawyers are likely to mention his case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday and seek urgent hearing in the matter relating to refund of Rs 20,000 crore by two Sahara ...

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Rahul compares Modi with Hitler, says he stole Gujarat farmers’ land


In what could turn out to be the “maut ka saudagar” moment of this Lok Sabha election, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhion Tuesday compared BJP’s PM candidateNarendra Modi to Hitler, and accused him of stealing land belonging to farmers, calling him a thief. Addressing a ...

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Indian envoy presents credentials to Obama


The new Indian ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, Monday formally presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at his oval office at the White House. Jaishankar was second of the six ambassadors who presented their credentials to Obama one by one in ...

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