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Medal shortage forces Defence Ministry to order duplicates

Nearly 1,682,577 service medals are pending for issue to the Army, Navy and Air Force, as on 31 December 2016. Read More...

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No Indian PoW in Oman prison, says Indian embassy

This newspaper had sought details of the presence of Sepoy Jaspal Singh, who was captured by the Pakistan Army and supposedly transferred to a prison in Oman. Read More...

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Section 377, Delhi, Indian Penal Code, homosexuality, unnatural sex, Delhi police, RTI, LGBT
‘Misuse’ of Section 377 sees arrest of 100 people in Delhi

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality and “unnatural sex”, is being misused to settle scores. Delhi police has picked up nearly 100 people under Section 377 in 2015 and 2016, but has been able to charge-sheet only half that number till date. Read More...

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Chandu Chavan returns to his ancestral home

Will face the second round of inquiry in Jammu next month; elder brother Bhushan Chavan says Chandu has been told not to speak about the probe. Read More...

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Indian warship INS Viraat, budget, scholarships, debt-ridden farmer, Maharashtra, BJP, 2014 election manifesto
Maha residents give wish list for budget

From turning the recently decommissioned Indian warship INS Viraat into a warfare museum to granting scholarships to meritorious students of debt-ridden farmers. Read More...

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Nitish Kumar, Bihar government, caste data, SECC, Awas Yojana, welfare schemes, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Congress, NDA government, BPL, Grameen Kaushal Yojana, Nand Kishore Yadav
Bihar government mixes up caste data

‘Details of the Census can upset the political future of those leaders who resort to caste-based politics’. Read More...

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‘Criminals in garb of monks occupying temples’

State government has expressed its helplessness in getting the illegal occupants of temples evicted. Read More...

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Trivendra Rawat, BJP, Uttarakhand, RSS, Doiwala Assembly seat, Swachhik Chakbandi Yojana, Pauri Garhwal district, Jharkhand Assembly, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Narendra Modi
‘Trivendra Rawat is a hard working, honest man’

Rawat has assets worth over Rs 1 crore and has no criminal cases against him. Read More...

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Modi cements ties with TDP by legalising AP package

Cabinet resolution granted legal status to Andhra’s economic package.Read More...

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KCR woos OBCs, MBCs to balance upper caste tilt towards Congress

KCR has announced close to Rs 10,000 crore for different castes that come under the purview of OBCs.Read More...

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Demonetisation cases set to rise

Individuals and firms from across the nation have started approaching the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) seeking stay on the action initiated by the Income Tax (I-T) department for depositing over Rs 2.5 lakh in cash in their bank accounts in banned higher denomination notes. Read More...

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Delhi police, Jat stir, Delhi police, reservations, All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samititi, Amulya Patnaik, Yashpal Malik
Delhi police to deal with Jat stir

The Delhi police has made adequate preparations to deal with the agitation by Jats demanding reservations, that will begin from 20 March. Read More...

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Hiking minimum wages, Delhi government, workers, Atul Bhargava, Confederation of All India Traders
‘Hiking minimum wages will only burden the industry, traders’

Delhi government has proposed to revise the minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers to Rs 13,350, Rs 14,698 and Rs 16,182 per month, respectively. Read More...

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Anti-social elements dot Gurugram’s MG Road

Even as the Millennium City of Gurugram dazzles with high-class discotheques and pubs on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road, the 1.5 km stretch between IFFCO Chowk and the MG Road Metro station turns a “few shades darker” at night. Read More...

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Bahubali 2’s trailer is a big hit on the Internet

“Bahubali-2” the Conclusion’s theatrical trailer release in four languages—Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam—has become a big on Internet with around 1.5 crore hits on the second day by Saturday, a record of sorts for any Indian movie till now. Read More...

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Triple talaq, Darul Uloom Deoband, political discourse, BJP, Brijesh Singh, Tehzeeb Creations, Muslim women, Aisha Siddiqui
‘Triple talaq was not a poll issue’

‘Women in Deoband are hardly aware of such issues and hardly participate in political discourse’. Read More...

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Hindus are in majority in Deoband

Under Deoband’s administrative division, there are 178 villages which are Hindu dominated. Read More...

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Haseeb Siddiqui, Narendra Modi, Muslims, Muslim Fund Trust, Deoband, Quranic Shariah model, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, UP Assembly elections, UP
‘Muslims should open their minds to PM Modi’

‘Narendra Modi wants to work for all in his development agenda. He wants India to develop’. Read More...

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Left political parties, poll debacle, Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Manindra Nath Thakur, Kavita Krishnan, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal
Left parties staring at extinction after poll debacle

‘Masses have rejected the narrative set by the Left parties’. Read More...

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BSP, Dalits, Mayawati, Dalit-Muslim, failure of Mayawati, 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP,  Dalit leadership
Maya failed to change, took Dalits for granted, brought BSP down

The main cause for the BSP rout, according to party sources, is the failure of Mayawati to recognise the changing face and mood of the Dalits, and to address their aspirations.Read More...

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Dalits have decisively voted to oust the SP, BSP and the Congress: Sanjay Paswan

‘Gone are the days where doles proclaimed our very existence. Dalits are moving towards celebrating victoryhood rather than being stuck in the age of victimhood.’ Read More...

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‘PM Modi has the will and capacity to end Kashmir impasse’

‘It is high time that the Central government should reach out to the Kashmiri youth’.Read More...

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Subhash Sharma, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, The Kapil Sharma Show, BJP, state secretary, Punjab, AAP, Bhagwant Mann
Opposition slams Sidhu for comedy show comment

Opposition came down heavily on Navjot Singh Sidhu, newly inducted as the Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs in the Punjab government, for deciding to continue being a part of the popular comedy show on TV, The Kapil Sharma Show. Read More...

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Small traders still wary of embracing GST

Despite the government’s best intentions to roll out GST tentatively by 1 July, stakeholders do not seem prepared to embrace the new indirect tax regime that early.Read More...

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French presidential polls, Uttar Pradesh, Rupee, dollar, Kotak Securities, Anindya Banerjee, Rajya Sabha, Indian policy makers,  BJP, Federal Reserve
Rupee likely to be Rs 65/$ till French presidential polls

The rupee, which strengthened handsomely by over 2.5% after the BJP’s emphatic victory in Uttar Pradesh, is still holding the fort (at Rs 65 to a dollar level) even after the Federal Reserve actually hiked interest rates by a quarter percentage points on Wednesday. Read More...

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Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, insurance hike, increase National Insurance Contributions, Spring Budget, The Electoral Commission, Independent Standards Parliamentary Authority
Hammond holds back declared insurance hike

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, had announced to increase National Insurance Contributions in his first and last Spring Budget.Read More...

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Rajya Sabha, EWS, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, West Bengal, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, PMAY(U) mission
Over 6 lakh houses sanctioned under PM scheme in two years

Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), a total number of 603,854 persons have been sanctioned houses during 2015-2016, as per information provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India. Read More...

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Uttar Pradesh, Ameeta Singh, Garima Singh, Amethi, Sanjay Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Mukhtar Ansari, Alka Rai, Swati Singh
Wronged women avenge themselves in UP elections

Uttar Pradesh has given its “wronged women” a sense of “natural justice” in the recently concluded Assembly elections, by awarding them stunning victories against those who were perceived to be their tormentors. Read More...

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BJP targets 2019, many sitting MPs may get the chop

A substantial number of the sitting 282 BJP MPs are not likely to be given tickets for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, making way for new faces, senior BJP party leaders have stated. Read More...

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress, UP, Punjab, Special Task Force, Prashant Kishor
If Akalis revive soon, AAP will be out of Punjab: Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh believes that the Aam Aadmi Party’s relevance in the state would be further diminished if the Shiromani Akali Dal was able to get its act together and revive in a short span. Read More...

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Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma, BJP, Yogi Adityanath, U.P, Narendra Modi, Uttarakhand, RSS, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress, Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Modi accepts MLAs’ choice Yogi Adityanath as U.P. CM

The new CM will have two deputies: state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, currently Mayor of Lucknow and vice president of party. Read More...

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BJP, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal, Gujarat, Goa, Rajya Sabha, Uttarakhand, UP, Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha, ND, BJD
BJP will have to wait a year for RS majority

Next year, as many as 69 members will retire, out of which 30 are from BJP-ruled states. Read More...

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Bahubali 2, theatrical trailer release, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Assembly elections, director Vijayendra Prasasd, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, motion picture
Bahubali 2’s trailer is a big hit on the Internet

“Bahubali-2” the Conclusion’s theatrical trailer release in four languages—Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam—has become a big on Internet with around 1.5 crore hits on the second day by Saturday, a record of sorts for any Indian movie till now. Read More...

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BJP, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal, Gujarat, Goa, Rajya Sabha, Uttarakhand, UP, Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha, ND, BJD
BJP will have to wait a year for RS majority

Next year, as many as 69 members will retire, out of which 30 are from BJP-ruled states. Read More...

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress, UP, Punjab, Special Task Force, Prashant Kishor
If Akalis revive soon, AAP will be out of Punjab: Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh believes that the Aam Aadmi Party’s relevance in the state would be further diminished if the Shiromani Akali Dal was able to get its act together and revive in a short span. Read More...

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Haseeb Siddiqui, Narendra Modi, Muslims, Muslim Fund Trust, Deoband, Quranic Shariah model, BJP, Uttar Pradesh, UP Assembly elections, UP
‘Muslims should open their minds to PM Modi’

‘Narendra Modi wants to work for all in his development agenda. He wants India to develop’. Read More...

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BJP, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh, MPs
BJP targets 2019, many sitting MPs may get the chop

A substantial number of the sitting 282 BJP MPs are not likely to be given tickets for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, making way for new faces, senior BJP party leaders have stated. Read More...

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