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NDA may win 2/3rd seats in UP, Bihar


NEW DELHI: BJP seems well-placed in the key battleground states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where it looks set to outscore rivals by a wide margin with 41-49 seats projected in UP while the Bihar tally is seen in the 22-30 range. ...

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Resolve Devyani Khobragade issue to revive ties, India tells US


NEW DELHI: Foreign secretary Sujatha Singhon Wednesday asked visiting US assistant secretary of state for South Asia Nisha Biswal to address the issue of diplomat Devyani Khobragade to help bring the strategic relations back on track. As TOI reported earlier, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz is ...

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Kejriwal’s detention in Gujarat sparks AAP-BJP clashes across cities


AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: Gujarat policedetained Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwalon Wednesday for all of half-an-hour in Radhanpur town, halting his four-day tour of the state to expose BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi’s claim of model state. It triggered massiveAAP protests outside BJP offices and violent ...

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BJP likely to field Rajnath from Lucknow


NEW DELHI: BJP chief Rajnath Singh is likely to contest from the prestigious Lucknow seat in Uttar Pradesh in the coming Lok Sabha elections, shifting out of Ghaziabad which he now represents in Parliament. The announcement is expected after the party’s central election committee ...

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UP doctors on strike, 8 more die


LUCKNOW/KANPUR/ VARANASI/ALLAHABAD: Eight more patientsdied in medical colleges across UP in the past 24 hours as residents of super-specialty medical institution like Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences joined the junior doctors’ strike which entered its fourth day on Tuesday. At least 30 patients have reportedly ...

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After Penguin, another publisher recalls Wendy Doniger’s book


BANGALORE: Within weeks of Penguin controversially recalling Wendy Doniger’s book, ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’, another publisher, Aleph, pulled out the American author’s previous work, ‘On Hinduism’, on Tuesday. Bookshops across Bangalore received calls from representatives of Aleph Book Company, ...

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Kerry: We will stand with the people of Ukraine


Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that he is not planning to annex Crimea, even though he calls last week’s overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych an illegal “coup.” Yes, Russian troops are in Crimea, but no shots have been fired ...

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Give up your weapons, Russian troops demand


Kiev, Ukraine  — Ukraine’s new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned Sunday his crisis-hit country was on the “brink of disaster,” accusing neighbor Russia of declaring war. Ukraine’s shaky new government mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday, even as ...

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Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine


Russia’s upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous.   Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s ...

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Ukraine official: 8 Russian cargo planes in Crimea


SEVASTOPOL, UKRAINE: Armed men took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin’s iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama warned Moscow ...

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