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Beniwal caused Rs. 1,200cr loss

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Accused by the Opposition of sacking Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal out of political vendetta, the government on Thursday gave two reasons for its action — the first being that she had cost the Gujarat government Rs. 1,216 crore in central funds by ...

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UPSC exam row

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Top former bureaucrats and prominent social scientists have come out strongly against the government’s decision to exclude the marks earned in English from gradation or merit in the civil services preliminary tests. They told TOI that both aptitude tests and ...

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Shiv Sena backs rape-accused cop

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An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna tilting in favour of deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a Mumbai model, created a storm in political circles on Saturday and generated a strong response ...

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US set to woo India

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As part of a deepening cooperation on defence, the United States has offered to create institutionalised links between its military intelligence and India’s and is willing to share classified information on the region, including Afghanistan-Pakistan and China.   While the ...

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HC bans E-rickshaws

E-rickshaws

The estimated one lakh e-rickshaws plying in the capital are likely to face a police crackdown from Friday after the Delhi high court banned them, pending regulations. The court said on Thursday that the e-rickshaws posed a “hazard to other ...

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Akhilesh blames Opposition

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Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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In Saharanpur 38 held

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An edgy peace reigned over Saharanpur on Sunday following the arrest of 38 people for the violence in which three people were killed and scores injured. The Uttar Pradesh police registered nine FIRs and the state government said it would ...

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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium

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With the collegium system of judges’ appointment under fire, the government proposes to end Supreme Court’s monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts. ...

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Is this the only news you can cover

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“Is this the only news you can cover?” was Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s response on Tuesday when questioned by reporters on the rape over a six-year-old at a Bangalore school. Even as hundreds of parents in the city protested against ...

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Visa Bulletin For August 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. 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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