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Election for Vice President on August 5: EC

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Thursday announced that polls for the post of Vice President will be held on August 5. The incumbent, Hamid Ansari, is due to retire on August 10. According to the schedule announced by Chief ...

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Stand-off with China: Army Chief arrives in Sikkim

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Sikkim capitol Gangtok on Thursday even as a standoff continues between Indian and Chinese troops in a sensitive sector along the Sino-India border. The Army chief intends to take stock of ...

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Indrani Mukerjea’s claim of being beaten up in Byculla jail true: Doctor

MUMBAI: Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea’s allegation of being beaten up by Byculla prison officials appears to be true, a senior medical officer of the state-run JJ Hospital said on Thursday. Indrani, booked for rioting in the women’s ...

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Cognizant delays promotions, salary hikes to October

CHENNAI: Amid talks of layoffs and tightening US visa programs, US headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) is gearing up for delayed hikes in salaries and promotions. While hikes and promotions are typically communicated to employees in June every year, this ...

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Pakistan slams Indo-US joint statement as being ‘singularly unhelpful’

NEW DELHI: Islamabad has slammed the Indo-US joint statement following the Modi-Trump meet as “singularly unhelpful”, Pakistani media reported Thursday. The joint statement issued Tuesday has some of the strongest words from the US, in recent times, on terror originating ...

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Lalu Prasad’s sense of humour rubs off on his Rashtriya Janata Dal

NEW DELHI: Lalu Prasad’s sense of humour appears to have rubbed off on his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) which today tweeted a hilariously-captioned picture of a Union minister “inaugurating an irrigation project” in a most unusual fashion. “Amid tight security, ...

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With 42 killed, bloodiest Ramzan in Kashmir in years

SRINAGAR: At least 42 people, including nine policemen, were killed in Kashmir in June in what could be the bloodiest Ramzan in the Valley in recent years. The toll includes 27 terrorists and six civilian deaths. A senior police officer ...

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