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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks

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After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

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In a sudden development, US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. “US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US mission town hall meeting ...

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Rajnath invokes Vajpayee legacy

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BJP chief and Lucknow candidate Rajnath Singh kicked off his campaign on Wednesday by invoking Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s legacy as he arrived in the city with the former PM’s close aide Shiv Kumar. “After I was declared party candidate, he ...

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Rupee gains 34 paise to end at 8-month high against dollar

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In line with rising local equities, the rupee on Wednesday firmed up by 34 paise to close at eighth-month high of 60.14 against the dollar on sustained capital inflows. Dollar selling by exporters and some banks also aided the rupee ...

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Leaked 1962 war report triggers political slugfest, BJP targets Congress

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The ill-conceived and ill-timed ‘Forward Policy’ of the then Jawaharlal Nehru government, without proper intelligence or adequate military preparation, was the root cause of India’s humiliating military debacle against China in 1962.There is nothing startlingly new in this conclusion, which ...

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Martyred jawan’s wife inducted into Army as lieutenant

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Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was on Saturday inducted into the technical wing of the armed force as a young officer. From a college-going woman married to an Army ...

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Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again

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Rara Avis is a Latin term for a “rare bird.” The diplomatic fraternity could well coin the term “Bharara Avis” to describe this US attorney, a rare prosecutor who simply does not lose sight of his quarry no matter what ...

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