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Yogi Adityanath govt orders 18-hour power supply in villages in UP Yogi Adityanath govt orders 18-hour power supply in villages in UP
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered 18-hour power supply in villages and 24 hours in district headquarters of the state. This decision was taken in the second Cabinet meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier in the day. "It is the dream of BJP chief Amit Shah and the Chief Minister that every house, every poor and every village get power by 2018,"...
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Change in India's nuclear strike policy 'highly irresponsible and dangerous', says FO Change in India's nuclear strike policy 'highly irresponsible and dangerous', says FO
The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday termed the change in India’s nuclear arms usage policy as “highly irresponsible and dangerous” and said it will "not help in promoting strategic restraint and stability in a nuclearised South Asia". “Pakistan has long maintained that the ambiguous no-first-use declaration is not verifiable and hence nothing more than an empty political statement,” said FO spo...
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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi High Court reopens five cases closed in 1986 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi High Court reopens five cases closed in 1986
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reopened five cases in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that were closed in 1986. Earlier, the apex court directed the Centre to deposit more than 190 files in connection with this case. Expressing serious concern over the closure of more than 190 cases, out of a total of the 293 cases referred to SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, the court ...
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Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh chief minister choice criticised Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh chief minister choice criticised
India's governing party has chosen a controversial Hindu religious leader known for anti-Muslim rhetoric as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state. Yogi Adityanath, 44, has said minorities that oppose yoga should leave the country. He once compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to a Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, reports say. Uttar Pradesh has a po...
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India successfully tests interceptor missile India successfully tests interceptor missile
India on Wednesday successfully tested a low-altitude interceptor missile which destroys incoming ballistic missiles. The missile fired off Abdul Kalam Island "successfully destroyed" the incoming "enemy" Prithvi missile, Indian defence officials claimed. The test is a step towards making the country's two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, which incorporates both low-altitude and hi...
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China finds India talks of positive significance China finds India talks of positive significance
NEW DELHI: China said on Thursday that the strategic dialogue with India was of positive significance to ties and that extensive agreements were reached. It however, skirted any reference to the persisting differences over issues like India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) bid and efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. “The dialogue has reached the goal as exp...
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Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal
Chennai: In more trouble for Sasikala loyalist Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, principle opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday announced its decision to move a no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal. Earlier, DMK MLAs had met Assembly Secretary Jamaluddin and handed over the petition against the Speaker. Speaking to reporters here, DMK's worki...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't need to form government in Uttar Pradesh to waive off farmers' loans: Rahul Gandhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't need to form government in Uttar Pradesh to waive off farmers' loans: Rahul Gandhi
Sitapur: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the former only wants to stay in power, adding that he doesn`t need to form government in Uttar Pradesh in order to waive off the loans taken by farmers. "Prime Minister Modi only wants to stay in power, he doesn`t want to speak the truth that there is much power in this state," said Gand...
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India, UK are natural partners in global fight against terrorism: PM Modi India, UK are natural partners in global fight against terrorism: PM Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday drew the attention of British MPs to terrorism, extremism and radicalisation and said that India and the United Kingdom are natural partners in the global fight against terrorism. Hosting an eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians here, PM Modi also said that India and UK ties "have strong bipartisan support in both countries" and c...
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Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Jayalalitha's death
Jayaram Jayalalitha was the undisputed leader of the governing party in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, but her sudden death has raised questions over who will replace her and what direction the party will take. It will take a while for supporters and other leaders of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party, or AIADMK, to come to terms with the huge void created by the death o...
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