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Ashok Chakra for martyr

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Major Mukund Varadarajan, 32, who was killed in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir in April will be posthumously awarded the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashok Chakra, on Independence Day. Varadarajan, then serving in 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), ...

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Visa Bulletin For September 2014

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Number 72 Volume IX Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during September. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for ...

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Bharat Ratna for Netaji, Vajpayee

Netaji

There was intense speculation on Sunday that former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose may be awarded the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, triggering a controversy. The Congress said if the government was taking ...

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No forced conversion in Meerut

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Two new disclosures by the police on Friday gave a new twist to the allegations of a woman who recently charged a group of men, including a madarsa teacher, with gang rape and converting her to Islam forcibly, in Meerut ...

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Police ‘single out’ NE residents in Delhi

NE-residents

People from the Northeast who are living in south Delhi were in for a rude shock late Thursday when they were allegedly singled out by the local police and told to provide personal details. Those who went through what later ...

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Beniwal caused Rs. 1,200cr loss

Kamla-Beniwal

Accused by the Opposition of sacking Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal out of political vendetta, the government on Thursday gave two reasons for its action — the first being that she had cost the Gujarat government Rs. 1,216 crore in central funds by ...

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UPSC exam row

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Top former bureaucrats and prominent social scientists have come out strongly against the government’s decision to exclude the marks earned in English from gradation or merit in the civil services preliminary tests. They told TOI that both aptitude tests and ...

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Shiv Sena backs rape-accused cop

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An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna tilting in favour of deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a Mumbai model, created a storm in political circles on Saturday and generated a strong response ...

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US set to woo India

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As part of a deepening cooperation on defence, the United States has offered to create institutionalised links between its military intelligence and India’s and is willing to share classified information on the region, including Afghanistan-Pakistan and China.   While the ...

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HC bans E-rickshaws

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The estimated one lakh e-rickshaws plying in the capital are likely to face a police crackdown from Friday after the Delhi high court banned them, pending regulations. The court said on Thursday that the e-rickshaws posed a “hazard to other ...

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