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Drastic changes in land acquisition law

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The “land acquisition law” bearing Rahul Gandhi’s imprint, enacted by the UPA government last year, came under all-round attack from states, including those ruled by Congress, raising the prospect of drastic changes in its provisions. The meeting of state revenue ...

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Preity, Ness Wadia friends try for ‘settlement’

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Even as the Marine Drive police are busy gathering evidence to corroborate allegations of molestation and threats levelled by actor Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend and industrialist Ness Wadia, sources close to both sides indicated that well-wishers have been ...

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Offer for Campa Cola residents

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Staring at a possible backlash during the forthcoming assembly elections, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday offered a solution to the residents of Campa Cola that will ensure the 96 illegal flats are not demolished and they return to legal ...

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33% reservation for women

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Gujarat’s first woman chief minister Anandiben Patel delivered a blow for women empowerment on Tuesday when she declared recruitment norms would be revised and relaxed for women to ensure 33% jobs in the khaki force for the fair sex. Gujarat ...

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Campa residents give in, seek President’s ‘mercy’

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Campa Cola society residents, who have been resisting action by the civic authorities, on Sunday finally relented and decided to allow officials to cut electricity, water and gas supply of the 96 illegal flats. The decision was taken by the ...

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Railroads fare hike 14% and 6.5%

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The Narendra Modi government on Friday administered the first bitter pill it prescribed with the railways announcing a sharp hike of 14.2% in passenger fares and 6.5% in freight tariffs — the steepest single-shot increases in recent memory and perhaps ...

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Kidnapped Indians unharmed

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India’s attempts to rescue 40 construction workers kidnapped by deadly ISIS militants made some headway on Thursday with the Iraqi government confirming the location where they are being held captive. None of the workers has been physically harmed, according to ...

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Poor rapport with Stalin

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Her inability to patch up with DMK’s senior leader M K Stalin and strike a good working rapport with him forced actor Khushbu to cut short her stint in the party, say sources. While the actor-turned-politician’s letter to party chief ...

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40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq

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Around 40 Indians working on projects near the Iraqi city of Mosul were kidnapped by suspected ISIS militants when they were being evacuated from the area ravaged by the war between the Shia-dominated government in Baghdad and Sunni jihadis. The ...

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Maharashtra ban dance bars

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The Maharashtra assembly on Friday passed a law to ban dance bars across the state. The Congress-NCP-led government got approved the amendment in Maharashtra Police Act which banned performance of bar dancers in all hotels, bars and restaurants. While the ...

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