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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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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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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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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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