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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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Delhi downsizes as NCR population booms

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Honey, they’ve shrunk the city. Recently released census data shows that between 2001 and 2011, population in Mumbai, Kolkata and two inner districts of Delhi declined, while in Hyderabad and Chennai only a small increase took place. But surrounding regions ...

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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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Now hiring: White girls

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The new status symbol for Indians is hiring Western women to work at parties and weddings. A white girl, who’s been a living table, statue and usher, shares her experience: Skin colour has always been a contentious issue in India. ...

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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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Visa Bulletin For July 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during July. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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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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