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Ram Nath Kovind, a lawyer who cracked civils but lost 2 elections

Ram Nath Kovind

NEW DELHI: His appointment as Bihar governor two years ago was as surprising as his selection as the next ‘probable’ President+ . That’s probably because he was not very well known in political circles. But Ram Nath Kovind was one ...

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Punjab 3rd state to waive farm loans, to take Rs 24,000 crore hit

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CHANDIGARH: The farm loan waiver fever is spreading across the country, threatening to place a huge additional burden on the already creaking finances of state governments. On Monday, Punjab became the third state this year — after UP and Maharashtra+ ...

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Chinese loans may put Bangladesh in debt trap

Chinese loans may put Bangladesh

China is arm-twisting Bangladesh to convert soft loans it offered -during PresidentXi Jinping’s visit to Dhaka last year -to commercial credit (incurring higher interest rates) with apparently no headway into projects for which the amount was earmarked.  Bangladesh, however, has ...

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TDP MP may go scot-free, thanks to caste equations

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HYDERABAD: Amidst high drama over Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy’sVisakhapatnam airport episode, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to meet party leaders from the district on Saturday. After Reddy’s rowdyism caught national attention, Naidu is believed to be taking ...

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Presidential poll: EPS faction agrees to support BJP

EPS faction agrees to support BJP

CHENNAI: The NDA’s president candidate will have it easy if the AIADMK factions keep their word. AIADMK (Amma) leader M Thambidurai, who called on Union information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, has pledged support for the NDA ...

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Ajeetha IPS succeeds husband as Kollam top cop

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The change of guard at the Kollam city police commissionerate in Kerala last week was a special affair for the Indian Police Service (IPS) fraternity. For, in an extremely rare instance, incumbent city police chief Satheesh Bino made way ...

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Akhilesh Yadav photo on Gujarat govt school bags distributed in enrollment drive

Akhilesh Yadav

GANDHINAGAR: A recent Gujarat government led school enrollment drive’Shala Pravesh Utsav’ tossed a surprise at officials after many of the 12,000 bags that were distributed to school children carried former Uttar Pradesh chief ministerAkhilesh Yadav’s image. It also carried a ...

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