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Monsoon session of Parliament faces washout?

Dr Satish Misra

Twenty four days long Monsoon session of Parliament, which began its sitting on July 21, faces a total washout bringing back the memories of the UPA years when session after session met the same fate. As a matter of fact, while the session is 24 days long…

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86th Birth Anniversary of Kishore kumar

On the 86th Birth anniversary of the Legendary Kishore Kumar,his son Amit Kumar has launched an Video paying tribute to his father “Called ‘Baba Mere” featuring his Grand daughter Muktika Ganguly,produced by Kumar Brothers.Kishore Kumar was an Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay…

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Udupi, A Land of ethereal beauty

Udupi is loveable tourist spot. The temples, churches and beaches are the major attraction in this part of the Konkan coastal belt. Lord Krishna of Udupi has a magnetic appeal. Other important temples are Ambalpady, Kumbashi Sri Mahaganapathi, Siddhi Vinayaka temple in Hattiangady, Kollur Mookambika temple, Basadis in Karkala and…

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Politicising the military: A strategic blunder

India’s armed forces, apart from their role of safeguarding the nation, provide a bright strand in the national fabric, which represents the ideals of integrity, discipline, secularism and professional excellence.

Since independence, they have embodied a proud pan-Indian martial tradition that promotes a sense of national unity and…

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Officer’s Choice Blue to be Calcutta Football League title sponsor

Kolkata, August 4 (IANS) Officer’s Choice Blue will be the title sponsors of the Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier Division-A for the next four years, the Indian Football Association (IFA) announced here on Monday.

The IFA, which is the apex body for soccer in West Bengal, has inked…

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Reliance Group concludes multiplex sale, debt cut by Rs.700-crore

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Reliance MediaWorks, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it has concluded the sale of its multiplex business in a cash-cum-debt transfer deal, which will cut its parent company’s liabilities by Rs.700 crore.

The group said the deal…

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Mob attacks Secunderabad police station after man’s death

Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) A mob attacked a police station in Secunderabad following a man’s death soon after he was released. A probe has been ordered.

Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said a team from Central Crime Station (CCS) will conduct an inquiry into both the incidents.

“We will…

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Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.

“The sky would be generally cloudy today (Tuesday). Thunderstorms may occur later in the day in some areas,” an official of the India Meteorological Department…

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Citing India, Obama unveils clean power plan

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants citing how global climate changes were affecting the world with more storms, droughts and floods and decimating crops from India to Africa.

“This is our moment to get this right and leave…

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Assam fixes new speed limits on national highways

Guwahati, Aug4 (IANS) People can now drive at 100 km per hour on four-laned divided carriageways on the national highways (NHs) in Assam, according to new speed limits fixed on Monday.

The public works department (building and national highways) has prescribed speed limits for all types of vehicles in…

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