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Rahul to visit Karnataka's Chikmagalur where grandmother Indira Gandhi made her political comeback Rahul to visit Karnataka's Chikmagalur where grandmother Indira Gandhi made her political comeback
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is slated to visit Chikmagalur on Wednesday as part of the campaign for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. Interestingly, Chikmagalur is the place where his grandmother Indira Gandhi scripted her political comeback. The former PM had visited the place when she was not even a Member of Parliament. Indira had contested the Lok Sabha bypolls from Chikmag...
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Members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva clash in Karnataka's Kalaburagi Members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva clash in Karnataka's Kalaburagi
Massive clashes broke out in Kalaburagi between members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva followers after the state cabinet's approval for the recommendation of separate religion for Lingayat community. The clashes broke out when members of Lingayat came out to celebrate cabinet's decision to approve the recommendation of a separate religion. Members of Veerashaiva community - who had assembled to pr...
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Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress Plenary rhetoric of a loser: BJP Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress Plenary rhetoric of a loser: BJP
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders lashed out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for mocking Narendra Modi-led Centre at the Congress plenary session on Sunday. “It sounds like a rhetoric of a loser devoid of substance,” said senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “Congress Party wants to identify itself with the Pandavas – the same party which questioned the funda...
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PM Modi greets people on Ugadi, says nation wants to break free of internal weaknesses PM Modi greets people on Ugadi, says nation wants to break free of internal weaknesses
Wishing people on Ugadi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the festival marks the beginning of human civilisation. “Ugadi ka arth hota hai 'ek yug ki shuruat' (Ugadi mean 'the beginning of an era). It is the festival of the beginning of human civilisation, it is the festival of the beginning of everything,” said PM Modi. He was addressing a programme to mark Ugadi in Srisail...
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Mumbai gets 25 hybrid buses in bid to cut vehicular emissions. Mumbai gets 25 hybrid buses in bid to cut vehicular emissions.
Tata Motors on Friday handed over 25 hybrid electric buses to the city's planning authority MMRDA. Developed indigenously, these Tata-Starbus hybrid electric buses come with full low-floor configuration, offer global design standards, can run on dual power (diesel and electric) and use lithium ion batteries, the firm said. The buses comply with all UBS-II (urban bus specifications), AIS 052 ...
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Centre okays higher speed limits: Cars can do 70 kmph in cities, 120 kmph on expressways. Centre okays higher speed limits: Cars can do 70 kmph in cities, 120 kmph on expressways.
The Centre has approved a proposal to raise speed limits in cities and on highways across the country. The new limits would allow cars to go up to 70 kmph in cities and motorcycles up to 60 kmph. However, state governments will retain the power to set lower limits in their jurisdictions, reports said. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday approved the raising of ...
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Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins. Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today applauded the low-cost jute based sanitary napkin developed by Indian Jute Industries Research Association (IJIRA) here and asked the body to help promote women entrepreneurship. ''The jute-based sanitary napkins are natural and do not have many chemical interventions compared to normal napkins available. I want IJIRA to make presentations to minist...
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Naresh Agrawal attacks 'film wali' Jaya Bachchan after joining BJP. Naresh Agrawal attacks 'film wali' Jaya Bachchan after joining BJP.
Shortly after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal on Monday hit out at actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan for getting a ticket for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, slated to be held on March 23. "Films mein kaam karne wali se meri hesiyat kardi gayi, unke naam par humara ticket kataa gaya, maine isko bhi bahut utchit nahi samjha. Meri koi...
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30,000 distressed farmers reach Mumbai, Shiv Sena's Aditya Thackeray offers support. 30,000 distressed farmers reach Mumbai, Shiv Sena's Aditya Thackeray offers support.
A group of 30,000 farmers which left Nashik on Tuesday, protesting against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government over the agrarian distress, reached Mumbai on Sunday. The group will be gathering around the assembly on Monday to bring attention of the government to their demands. Soon after the All India Kisan Sabha-led farmers reached Mumbai, Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray met them...
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Parked Jet Airways flight hit by tug at Mumbai airport, suffers damage. Parked Jet Airways flight hit by tug at Mumbai airport, suffers damage.
A Jet Airways flight which was supposed to fly from Mumbai to Ahmedabad could not take off after a tug hit the aircraft while it was parked at the Mumbai airport. The damaged aircraft was examined after which an alternate flight was arranged. The departure was delayed in the procedure. "Jet Airways Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight operated with a delayed departure as engineering team carried out an insp...
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