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Ashok Khemka seeks central deputation


Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation ...

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I set Manjhi govt’s broad agenda


Former CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the Jitan Ram Manjhi government was running on the broad agenda set by him for governance. Addressing the first meeting of the new JD (U) state executive, he said he has nothing to ...

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Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader


A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The ...

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Amit Shah next BJP president


BJP general secretary Amit Shah looks set to take over from Rajnath Singh as BJP president on Wednesday. Sources said senior party leaders, in consultation with the RSS leadership, have cleared Shah’s name as Singh’s replacement and the formal announcement ...

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3 in 10 Indians poor


Nearly one in three Indians was poor in 2011-12, according to a new report that was commissioned following widespread criticism two years ago that the government grossly underestimated the number of poor in the country by choosing an unrealistic poverty ...

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Hindu Munnani leader murdered in TN


A 38-year old Hindu Munnani leader was murdered during wee hours on Saturday in front of his house at Sankarankoil near here by three unidentified men, triggering tension in the area, police said. Jeevaraj was a former town secretary of ...

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NDA stand on Rajiv killers


Keeping aside political differences, the NDA government has decided to maintain the UPA regime’s stand in the Supreme Court and oppose on Tuesday Jayalalithaa government’s February 19 decision to release seven life imprisonment convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by ...

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Strong army necessary for peace- Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has accorded highest priority to the modernization of defence forces as strong security was necessary for an atmosphere of peace, amity and harmony in the country. He was addressing a “Sainik Sammelan” ...

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Sunanda death case


For five-and-a-half months, the investigations into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of the then union minister, Shashi Tharoor, made no headway. Delhi Police has been patiently waiting for a conclusive medical-forensic report. Now, the startling allegation made by ...

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Judges’ appointment


Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the government has the highest respect for the judiciary, but it has the right to be consulted on the appointment of judges. “We have the highest respect and regard for the institution ...

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