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NDA for electoral reforms

After the passage of the National Judicial Appointments Commission, the NDA government is considering bringing in major electoral reforms that may bar a candidate from contesting polls if a chargesheet has been filed against him in a court for heinous ...

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Dot Bharat domain

Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script – with “dot bharat” standing in for the currently common “dot in” domain to ...

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Eng thrash India

If a Test match is gruelling, what would one call a five-match Test series then? Ask the Indians and they would say soul-crushing and this was epitomised on day three of the fifth and the final Test at the Oval ...

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Will be Hitler

Defending his government’s decision to hold a day-long survey of Telangana residents that may cost the new state Rs. 20 crore, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, in an interview to NDTV on Sunday, said, “I am a Hitler and will be ...

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SP targets BJP in Saharanpur riots

A five-member probe panel has questioned the role of a BJP MP while blaming “administrative lapses” for last month’s communal violence in Saharanpur which had left three persons dead and several injured. Saharanpur Nagar is among 11 assembly constituencies where ...

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Kerala school says no to Vande Mataram

A private school in south Kerala removed Vande Mataram from Independence Day programme after a religious outfit allegedly threatened its management saying some of the words in the song were against the religious belief of a section of the community. ...

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PM Modi reaches out to youth

Delivering his first Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of building a brave, new India — a country in which every citizen has a bank account, women are safe, parliamentarians adopt ...

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Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if ...

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Ashok Chakra for martyr

Major Mukund Varadarajan, 32, who was killed in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir in April will be posthumously awarded the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashok Chakra, on Independence Day. Varadarajan, then serving in 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), ...

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Indian-origin wins Nobel Prize

Mathematicians of Indian- and Iranian-origin are among the four winners of the 2014 Fields Medal, widely considered the Nobel Prize for maths that has been broadly dominated by white males since it was instituted in 1936. The award going to ...

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