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'Bharat Bandh' against SC/ST Act amendment: Section 144 imposed, security tightened in MP 'Bharat Bandh' against SC/ST Act amendment: Section 144 imposed, security tightened in MP
Elaborate security arrangements have been made and a high alert has been sounded by the authorities across the state of Madhya Pradesh in view of the 'Bharat Bandh' called by nearly 35 outfits linked to the upper caste on Thursday to protest against the amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Ahead of the ‘Bharat Bandh,' the police have beefed up s...
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Tejas fighter clears one more milestone, IAF tests mid-air refueling on jet Tejas fighter clears one more milestone, IAF tests mid-air refueling on jet
In a first, a Tejas fighter jet was refuelled mid-air by an Indian Air Force aircraft on Tuesday. According to a report in NDTV, it is major step that would ensure expansion of the range up to which the fighter jet can strike in combat situations. As per the report, there was no actual transfer of fuel from the Indian Air Force II-78 tanker to the light combat aircraft. Several more tests need ...
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Some people in NDA do not wish to see Modi as PM again: Upendra Kushwaha Some people in NDA do not wish to see Modi as PM again: Upendra Kushwaha
Asserting that no talks of seat-sharing for Lok Sabha polls have taken place in Bihar so far, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha claimed today some people in the NDA, who don't wish to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, were circulating misleading news. A section of media had recently reported that an arrangement had been made between the BJP and its allies for the 2019 elections. Quoting...
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Diesel-guzzler Indian Railways turns to natural gas to cut costs Diesel-guzzler Indian Railways turns to natural gas to cut costs
Indian Railways on Thursday signed a preliminary deal with gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd to use natural gas in some of its operations, part of a drive by the world`s third-biggest oil consumer to gradually shift to cleaner fuels. India is building infrastructure, including pipelines and import facilities, to raise the share of gas in its energy mix to 15 percent in next few years from the current l...
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Rahul Gandhi considers Naxals as activists, Congress is a fringe outfit: BJP Rahul Gandhi considers Naxals as activists, Congress is a fringe outfit: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for siding with the activists who were held by the police on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that it was a matter of concern that Rahul Gandhi considered Naxals as human rights activists. “It is a matter of concern that Rahul Gandhi ji consi...
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Indian delegation reaches Pakistan for talks on Indus water treaty Indian delegation reaches Pakistan for talks on Indus water treaty
A nine-member Indian delegation arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to hold talks on Indus water treaty with Pakistani authorities. The talks have been scheduled for August 29 and August 30. The Indian delegation is led by Water Commissioner PK Saxena. The delegation was welcomed at the border by Pakistan’s water commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah. The talks are slated to be held at the Lahore headquar...
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No RSS invite for Rahul Gandhi yet, appropriate reply will be given once received: Congress No RSS invite for Rahul Gandhi yet, appropriate reply will be given once received: Congress
The Congress has said that party president Rahul Gandhi is yet to get any invitation for an event of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the national capital. When asked about reports of the RSS inviting the Gandhi scion, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Monday that the party would respond only when it gets the invitation from the right-wing group. "I do not answer hypot...
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PM Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties him rakhi, says he hasn't changed in 24 years PM Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties him rakhi, says he hasn't changed in 24 years
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh tied him the rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Sunday. Qamar is PM Modi's rakhi sister and has been tying him the holy thread for the past 24 years. Recalling her relationship with the PM, she said that he had not changed even a bit in the last 24 years. "I have known him since the time he was an RSS worker and have been tying h...
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Congress prepares for 2019 elections, sets up three key panels Congress prepares for 2019 elections, sets up three key panels
In a step towards the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress party on Saturday announced the setting up of three crucial committees to look after election matters related to coordination, manifesto and publicity. Party president Rahul Gandhi formed the key nine-member Core Group Committee comprising A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, Jairam R...
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Kerala gets respite from rain, fears rise over disease in camps Kerala gets respite from rain, fears rise over disease in camps
A deluge in flood-stricken Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps. Incessant rains since Aug. 8 have caused the state`s worst floods in a century, and at least 186 people have perished, many of them killed by landslides. The beaches and backwaters...
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