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SC dismisses plea against Sai Baba

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition by an NGO seeking direction to the central government to step in to prevent Sri Sai Baba idols from being removed from temples as urged by Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati. ...

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Durga Shakti husband suspended

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IAS officer Abhishek Singh, husband of Durga Shakti Nagpal whose suspension as SDM had triggered a controversy, was on Saturday suspended by the UP chief minister for allegedly treating a dalit teacher in an “inhuman” manner in Mathura district. Singh, ...

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Nobel for Kailash Satyarthi

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Noisy OB vans and an unending caravan of cars: on Friday afternoon, Kalkaji, a middle-class locality in south Delhi, was suddenly abuzz with activity and animation. It’s barely an hour since the news flashed on TV screens. But everybody knows ...

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Nithari case

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After spending seven years in prison, Nithari murder co-accused and Noida businessman Moninder Singh Pandher walked out of the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad on Saturday evening. His release came after the Allahabad High Court granted him bail on August 4 ...

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Arrest me if you Can

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The chargesheeting of BJP president Amit Shah and the FIR against the party’s star campaigner Yogi Adityanath by the UP police on the eve of crucial by-elections have again put the spotlight on hate speech. The two BJP leaders were ...

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CRPF suspends 17

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In a first disciplinary action of its kind, the CRPF has suspended 17 of its men for allegedly deserting their martyred colleagues during a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh in March this year. The force may also award gallantry medals on ...

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All Indians are Hindus

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After stoking controversy over her ‘Hindu’ remark, minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla on Friday said she was misquoted and clarified she had called all Indians ‘Hindi’- Arabic for people living in India- and not ‘Hindus’ as reported. She said it was ...

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UPSC prelims exam held across India

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The UPSC civil service preliminary examination was on Sunday held across India, after much protest and changes in the test pattern.   A row erupted after aspirants staged violent protests demanding scrapping of the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) introduced ...

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RSS wants all post-1947 secret files made public

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The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) wants all official papers of Independent India to be declassified, saying it’s time to open up — a demand that is likely to make the government uncomfortable. In an interview to HT, Balmukund Pandey, all-India ...

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Nurse gang-raped in a Delhi

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A 27-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men in a suite at Oberoi Hotel, central Delhi, on the night of August 15. The survivor is a nurse employed to take care of an ailing woman at the hotel while ...

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