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4 PSUs to shut Arun Jaitley

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

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

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

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

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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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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