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Strong army necessary for peace- Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has accorded highest priority to the modernization of defence forces as strong security was necessary for an atmosphere of peace, amity and harmony in the country. He was addressing a “Sainik Sammelan” ...

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Judges’ appointment

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Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the government has the highest respect for the judiciary, but it has the right to be consulted on the appointment of judges. “We have the highest respect and regard for the institution ...

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No bikini ban on Goa’s beaches

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Goa chief minister ManoharParrikaron Wednesday ruled out banning wearing of bikinis on the state’s beaches, a day after a minister in his government advocated such a measure, but said drinking of liquor in public places will be prohibited. “Goa government does ...

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RSS joins BJP’s workshop for first-time MPs

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RSS on Sunday joined in the second and last day of workshop for over 150 first-time BJP MPs here, with Sangh ideologue Suresh Soni addressing the new parliamentarians. Soni, who is the RSS points person with BJP, is one of ...

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DU’s BTech to be 4-year course: UGC

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UGC asked Delhi University on Sunday to continue with the four-year BTech programme only for the students admitted during the academic year 2013-14, putting an end to uncertainty following rollback of the controversial FYUP. University Grants Commission (UGC) also asked ...

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UP MLAs want salary hike

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Legislators, cutting across party lines during the ongoing budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, are worried, among other things, about their perks and salaries — now at Rs 50,000 a month. Citing the price rise and inflation, these otherwise ...

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DDA to offer more houses, says Naidu

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Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been asked to plan more housing schemes for all categories from low to high income buyers to help meet the Capital’s shortfall of housing, urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said. Speaking to TOI ...

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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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