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CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'. CBI may reopen Bofors case probe; Congress calls move 'politically motivated'.
Decades old Bofors arms scandal may come to haunt the Congress party again if the CBI gets a go-ahead from the Narendra Modi government to re-open investigation into the case. According to media reports, the CBI has told a parliamentary panel that it can reopen investigation into the Bofors arms deal case. The CBI has made this submission before a six-member sub-committee on Defence attache...
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PM Narendra Modi warns absentee BJP MPs of consequences in 2019. PM Narendra Modi warns absentee BJP MPs of consequences in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reportedly warned BJP MPs who don't attend Parliament that they may not get to contest the next Lok Sabha polls if they persist with the habit. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary party meeting here, Modi also praised Amit Shah on completing three years as the BJP President and on being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he had brought ...
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Supreme Court constitutes bench to hear Ayodhya dispute. Supreme Court constitutes bench to hear Ayodhya dispute.
The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from August 11. The bench, whose other members are justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, would adjudicate the dispute over ownership of Ram temple-Babri masjid land. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad...
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Indian doctor arrested for groping sleeping teen on UA flight. Indian doctor arrested for groping sleeping teen on UA flight.
A 28-year-old Indian doctor has been arrested for allegedly groping a minor girl who was sitting next to him on a New Jersey-bound United Airlines flight, according to media reports. The 16-year-old girl, who was travelling alone on July 23, was asleep on the flight, when a stranger's hand on her thigh awakened her, the Washington Post reported. The man, identified as Vijakumar Krishnappa, s...
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Cabinet clears proxy voting for NRIs. Cabinet clears proxy voting for NRIs.
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws, a senior government functionary said. For overseas Indians, the Representation of the People Act needs to be amended to include proxy voting as other means to cast their votes. While NRIs and overseas Indians are free to cast their votes in constituencies where they are re...
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PM Modi invites ideas from public for his Independence Day speech. PM Modi invites ideas from public for his Independence Day speech.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited ideas from the general public for his Independence Day speech next month. People can send their suggestions and ideas to the special forum created on the Narendra Modi APP, his office said on Monday. The prime minister will address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the Independence Day on August 15. “When I address the nation from the...
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Ram Nath Kovind elected as President of India, should not be seen as Dalit face now: Centre. Ram Nath Kovind elected as President of India, should not be seen as Dalit face now: Centre.
The Centre on Friday said that Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the President of the country and should not be seen as the face of the Dalit community only. In an exclusive interview with Zee Regional Channels' CEO Jagdeesh Chandra, Union Minister for Urban Development Narendra Singh Tomar said, "Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the President of the country and he should not be seen as a Dalit fac...
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Floods kill 120 in Gujarat, with industry, cotton hit. Floods kill 120 in Gujarat, with industry, cotton hit.
Ahmedabad: Widespread flooding in Gujarat has killed more than 120 people and paralysed infrastructure, officials said on Friday, with tens of thousands of cotton farmers also suffering heavy damage. Torrential monsoon rain and flooding in recent weeks have killed at least 300 people in western and eastern states, an official in the National Disaster Management Authority told Reuters in New Del...
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PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar for breaking with RJD, hails his 'fight against corruption'. PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar for breaking with RJD, hails his 'fight against corruption'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the resignation of Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister and said that in doing so he had joined the fight against corruption. PM Modi tweeted, "Congratulations. Mr Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption. 1.25 crore people are welcoming and supporting his honesty." "For the bright future of the country and especially Bihar, it is...
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'Shachi and Shruti' - first naval petrol warships launched by private sector shipyard in India. 'Shachi and Shruti' - first naval petrol warships launched by private sector shipyard in India.
Gandhinagar: Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) – a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure - on Tuesday launched first two offshore naval petrol vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The two NOPVs - 'Shachi' and 'Shruti' - are among five ships being constructed by RDEL under the P-21 project of the Indian Navy, the company said in a statement. The two NOPVs were...
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