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Akhilesh blames Opposition

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Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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‘Bugging devices’ at Gadkari’s house

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A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari’s residence but the Union minister on Sunday dubbed it as “highly speculative” even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust ...

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I am a Christian Hindu

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I am a Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM   A day after a Goa minister ignited controversy by his remark that India will develop as a Hindu nation under Narendra Modi, the state’s deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza on Friday ...

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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium

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With the collegium system of judges’ appointment under fire, the government proposes to end Supreme Court’s monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts. ...

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Is this the only news you can cover

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“Is this the only news you can cover?” was Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s response on Tuesday when questioned by reporters on the rape over a six-year-old at a Bangalore school. Even as hundreds of parents in the city protested against ...

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4 PSUs to shut Arun Jaitley

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The government on Tuesday said that four public sector companies, which cannot be revived will be shut down and finance minister Arun Jaitley asked others to shape up to deal with free competition in an era when state-run firms had ...

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Sabyasachi Panda arrested

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Odisha’s top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, accused in several cases including the killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati in 2008 that triggered a fierce ethno-religious conflict in Kandhamal and adjoining districts, was arrested in Berhampur in Ganjam district late on Thursday, ...

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Congress, AAP move to thwart BJP’s Delhi bid

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With the BJP firming up plans to form the government in Delhi by poaching their MLAs, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party Thursday moved in to guard their flocks and thwart the saffron party’s power bid.   While Congress ...

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CBSE’s Sanskrit Week note riles Tamil Nadu parties

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In another round of head-butting between BJP and state parties, many regional outfits including DMK, MDMK and PMK on Wednesday condemned CBSE’s circular asking schools to celebrate Sanskrit Week from August 7 to 13. BJP’s cultural agenda is proving to ...

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Gays rights should be protected

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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the rights of homosexuals, like everyone else’s, should be protected — a statement interpreted as his support for decriminalization of consensual homosexual act between adults. “Everybody has human rights. It is the ...

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