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Modi effect: 2,000-odd RSS shakhas sprout in 3 months

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For the last three months, Ravi Tewari, a 22-year-old engineering student, has been waking up at 5am, putting on his white shirt and khaki shorts and rushing to a nearby park for the morning shakha of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ...

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EC bans rallies by Azam Khan, Amit Shah; tells UP govt to initiate criminal proceedings against them

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Taking serious note of the communally-charged campaign speeches by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and BJP general secretary Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed the state administration to withhold permission for all public meetings to be ...

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Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo: UN

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More than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The ...

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Jashodaben is my wife, Narendra Modi admits under oath

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Married at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife. In his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed ...

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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks

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After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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14-year-old schoolgirl raped in Agra

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A 14-year-old schoolgirl going for her tuition class on Friday evening was picked up by three boys in a car and raped by one of them, police said. Police said a medical examination confirmed rape. The three boys, who are ...

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US to accept H-1B applications from April 1(Today)

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Aspirants for the much coveted H-1B visa could start submitting their applications from April 1, a federal US agency has announced. As in the previous years, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B ...

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US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

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In a sudden development, US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. “US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US mission town hall meeting ...

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