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Relief for economy as Supreme Court lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa

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Heeding pleas to restart mining in Goa, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the complete ban on extraction of iron ore in the state but made resumption of mining activities conditional on issuance of fresh leases. The decision offers a ...

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MNS not like parties in UP, Bihar: Raj Thackeray

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MNS chief Raj Thackeray has asserted that his support was for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and not the saffron party, while dismissing any possibility of merger with it.   “MNS is not a party like the ones in UP and Bihar which ...

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Modi sidesteps question on apologizing for Gujarat riots, attacks Congress

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Sidestepping the question of apologizing for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said the Congress should first account for their “sins” before asking him to tender an apology. The BJP prime ministerial candidate was asked during an ...

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For first time, an opinion poll gives NDA a clear majority

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For the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a poll on Monday predicted a clear majority for any pre-poll alliance with NDTV projecting that NDA would get 275 seats in the 543-member House. This is 16 seats more ...

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Modi effect: 2,000-odd RSS shakhas sprout in 3 months

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For the last three months, Ravi Tewari, a 22-year-old engineering student, has been waking up at 5am, putting on his white shirt and khaki shorts and rushing to a nearby park for the morning shakha of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ...

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EC bans rallies by Azam Khan, Amit Shah; tells UP govt to initiate criminal proceedings against them

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Taking serious note of the communally-charged campaign speeches by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and BJP general secretary Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed the state administration to withhold permission for all public meetings to be ...

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Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo: UN

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More than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The ...

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Jashodaben is my wife, Narendra Modi admits under oath

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Married at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife. In his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed ...

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