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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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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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PM Modi warns of tough measures

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of “tough decisions” over the next couple of years to improve the country’s financial health, which he said may not go down well with some sections, and attacked the way the previous UPA ...

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Campa Cola compound

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The BMC will now enter the campa cola compound on June 17 to disconnect electricity and water supply. It was the last day for the residents of return their keys to the BMC, but none of the citizens turned up ...

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Students question HRD minister

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Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani’s decision to set up eight new IITs has sparked an interesting debate. Students from the older IITs have begun an online petition seeking review of the move, and 6,000 signatures were gathered in ...

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Eggs, ink thrown at Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi; he says he will defeat Modi

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AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday vowed to defeat BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after arriving here amid hostility from Modi supporters that triggered an ink attack. “I don’t see Banaras as a losing battle. I will defeat Modi” ...

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Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi, Rajnath from Lucknow

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Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, BJP announced on Saturday, putting to rest all speculation and hoping to boost the party’s prospects in the electorally crucial state. Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, will ...

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To plug holes in his party, Lalu stops up his swimming pool

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In a sink-or-swim situation, filling up a pool with mud may sound like a strange remedy. But that’s exactly what a vaastu specialist has prescribed to RJD chief Lalu Prasad after his ‘hanuman’ — Ram Kripal Yadav — walked out ...

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