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Review of Article 370 overdue

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Commenting on the controversy raging over the comments made by MoS in the PMO Jitendra Singh over the need for a “rethink” of Article 370, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Karan Singh said he has “been distressed ...

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BJP silent on govt formation

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Hectic parleys were held on Sunday on government formation involving Narendra Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders as also the RSS, but there was a veil of secrecy in the exercise, triggering speculation on who gets key ...

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Narendra Modi’s swearing

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Gujarati popular dish kela methi nu shaak, mouth-watering ‘Chicken chettinad’ from Tamil Nadu, Punjab’s Dal makhani and Bengali dish Potol Dorma will be served at a private dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee for visiting foreign dignitaries tomorrow. The visiting ...

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Fate of governors hangs

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Fate of more than ten state governors, including Karnataka’s HR Bhardwaj and Punjab’s Shivraj V Patil, appointed by the outgoing UPA government hangs in balance with indications that the new dispensation may politely ask them to vacate the Raj Bhavans. ...

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Aishwarya nails her Cannes look in yet another Cavalli gown

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Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opted for a white fishtail Roberto Cavalli gown for her second red carpet appearance at the Cannes film festival.   The former Miss World teamed up her silvery white gown with diamond jewellery and soft ...

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Modi surge brings friends-turned-foes on same plane again

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There was time when Nitish Kumar was dubbed as Lalu Prasad’s “Chanakya”. And after Lalu became the chief minister, the two looked inseparable. Kumar also played a role in Lalu’s ascendency to the CM’s chair in 1990 as both were ...

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‘Advisers’ under fire, Rahul real target of anger in Congress?

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He’s still the one-who-shall-not-be-named — at least, not in this context. But for all intent and purposes, criticism in the Congress is getting focused on Rahul Gandhi, although it is being couched in the euphemism of “Rahul Gandhi’s team”, a ...

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Modi set to lift UPA’s veil on black money

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The incoming BJP government with Narendra Modi as PM will withdraw from the Supreme Court the UPA government’s petition filed on May 16, when trends had indicated its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, seeking recall of the court’s direction ...

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Congress blames ad agency for Lok Sabha polls debacle

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After its disastrous performance, senior Congress leaders are gunning for Dentsu, the Japanese communication agency which handled the party’s poll advertising account. Congress hired Dentsu for nearly Rs 600 crore. One of its primary objectives was to position Rahul Gandhi ...

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Nitish Kumar refuses JD(U)’s request to stay as Bihar CM

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The JD(U) legislature party on Sunday decided to take the final call on choosing a new leader tomorrow in the wake of the resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar. JD(U) MLAs unanimously chose Nitish Kumar as their leader and insisted ...

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