Archive for January, 2018

Sharad Pawar denies reports of meeting Modi

New Delhi, Jan 31: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar Friday termed as “mischievous and baseless” media reports of his meeting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

“News of my meeting with Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Jan 17 that appeared in a newspaper…

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DMK members evicted from the Assembly

Chennai, Jan 31: Legislators belonging to the DMK party Friday were evicted from the state assembly following a heated argument with Speaker P. Dhanapal for erasure some remarks by a ruling party member.

Trouble started when AIADMK member G.V. Markendeyan, speaking on the motion of because of the governor…

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Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary should focus on youth, says PM

New Delhi, Jan 31: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Fri said the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, should focus on inspiring youth, and showcase his approach towards backward communities.

The culture ministry is the nodal ministry for carrying out activities related to the…

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Mumbai Police chief quits, may join politics

Mumbai, Jan 31: Mumbai police commissioner Satya Pal Singh said he has quit from the Indian Police Service and is considering a political career.

A home department official confirmed the developments Fri and said Home Minister R.R. Patil is yet to take any decision in the matter…

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New Zealand humiliate India 4-0

Wellington, Jan 31: A comprehensive performance from New Zealand fired them to a 87-run win over India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI), clinching the series 4-0 at the Westpac stadium here Friday.

A consecutive century by Ross Taylor powered the hosts to 303/5…

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‘One By Two’- Slice of urban life, done up in tasteful shades

Film: “One By Two”; Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai; Writer-Director: Devika Bhagat; Rating: ***1/2

It takes a while to figure out why this deliciously yummy concoction about urban aspirations is called “One By Two”. And it would be a crime more criminal than character assassination to tell you…

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Has Congress ever apologised for its failure to protect Muslims?

By Mohd Asim Khan

If Rahul Gandhi is to be believed, the Congress government tried to stop the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that left hundreds dead in just three days in Delhi. This is the first time anyone has made this remarkable claim.

But if this is indeed true…

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Cabinet nod to final spectrum usage charge for 1,800 MHz, 900 MHz bands

New Delhi, Jan 31: The union cabinet Fri approved spectrum usage charges (SUC) at 5 % of annual sales (AGR) for mobile telephone service providers who are all set to buy airwaves in the Feb 3 auction, an official statement said here.

“The spectrum acquired in the current auction will be…

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Contraband drugs worth Rs.2.40 crore seized in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jan 31: Mizoram drug authorities have seized from a house here 120,000 tablets of methamphetamine – illegally used as a stimulant – that had been smuggled in from Myanmar, an officer said Friday.

According to officers of the narcotics cell, the drug haul was price Rs.2.40 crore in…

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Man jumps before Delhi Metro train, dies

New Delhi, Jan 31: A 55-year-old man died Friday after he jumped in front of a Delhi metro train, an official said.

Police have recovered a suicide note from the deceased Paramjit Singh.

“The note says that he was depressed due to a disease,” a police official told…

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