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JNUSU polls 2018: Candidates fight it out at presidential debate JNUSU polls 2018: Candidates fight it out at presidential debate
It was a fiery presidential debate ahead of the JNU Students Union (JNUSU) polls, with candidates alleging that "anti-national" elements were present on the institute's campus and the country was turning into "lynchistan". The election to the JNUSU president's post is scheduled to be held on Friday. In his speech, United-left panel candidate N Sai Balaji, a frontrunner for the top post, sai...
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Get Maths lessons: BJP faces Twitter backlash over confusing graphic on petrol, diesel prices Get Maths lessons: BJP faces Twitter backlash over confusing graphic on petrol, diesel prices
As anger grows over record fuel prices, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting advice on social media to seek lessons in mathematics and graphic design after it posted a bar-chart graphic that showed fuel prices lower than in prior years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for not doing enough to cut fuel taxes that account for more than a third of retail petrol and diesel pr...
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Delhi HC dismisses Sonia, Rahul pleas against reopening of their tax assessment Delhi HC dismisses Sonia, Rahul pleas against reopening of their tax assessment
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the pleas of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi challenging reopening of their tax assessments for 2011-12. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla said, "The writ petitions have failed." The bench also dismissed the petition of Congress leader Oscar Fernandes who too had challenged reopening of his tax assessment for the same year...
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BJP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Amit Shah, defers organisational polls BJP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Amit Shah, defers organisational polls
The issue of holding organisation elections was reportedly discussed at the meeting of the BJP office bearers, state unit chiefs and its general secretaries (organisation) which was held under the chairmanship of Shah. A formal resolution, in this regard, is expected to be passed by the National Executive which has formally begun at Ambedkar International Centre here. The office-bearers meet...
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Indian monopoly ends as Nepal gets access to Chinese ports Indian monopoly ends as Nepal gets access to Chinese ports
China on Friday agreed to allow Nepal to use four of its seaports and three land ports for third-country trade reducing the landlocked country's dependence on India to conduct international commerce. Nepal will be able to access Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, the latter being the nearest seaport at a distance of around 3,300 kms from the Nepalese border, according to foreign minis...
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Congress warns of fast on Friday in support of Hardik Patel in Gujarat Congress warns of fast on Friday in support of Hardik Patel in Gujarat
The Gujarat Congress on Thursday announced that it would observe a 24-hour fast on Friday in support of Patidar leader Hardik Patel if the state government did not begin talks with him. Patel's fast, which started on August 25 at his farmhouse near here, entered its 13th day Thursday as a visibly weak Patel was seen being moved around in a wheel-chair. Doctors from Sola Civil hospital, after...
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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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