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Stung by poor show in Punjab and Goa, AAP changes poll strategy – 'No Modi-bashing' Stung by poor show in Punjab and Goa, AAP changes poll strategy – 'No Modi-bashing'
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to stop criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of a new strategy for the MCD polls in Delhi following its humiliating defeat in Punjab and Goa elections last month. The Kejriwal-led party would now focus on a "positive campaign" instead of its usual Modi-bashing tactics as it faces a high-stake MCD municipal polls. "We are adopting the...
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Aadhaar card initiative a watershed event in development story of India: President Aadhaar card initiative a watershed event in development story of India: President
New Delhi: Stressing that India is on the cusp of a digital revolution, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday highlighted the important of the Aadhar card initiative, saying it is a watershed event in development story of India. "I am happy today to be a part of the digital payment movement that India has embarked upon. I congratulate each one of you who has contributed in this mission to make I...
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Punjab Police deny Rakhi Sawant's arrest; actress has surrendered, claims spokesperson Punjab Police deny Rakhi Sawant's arrest; actress has surrendered, claims spokesperson
Ludhiana: The Punjab Police on Tuesday denied the arrest of Rakhi Sawant following an arrest warrant issued by a court here. But a spokesperson for the TV and Bollywood actress said she has surrendered. "Rakhi is with the police. She has surrendered," spokesperson Parul Chawla told IANS on telephone from Mumbai, claiming she had a Whatsapp conversation with the controversial actress. Ludhian...
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India meat crackdown leaves butchers concerned India meat crackdown leaves butchers concerned
Several slaughterhouses and meat shops have been shut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comprehensively won state assembly elections in India's most populous state. The new chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, is a strong supporter of laws protecting cows, and has publicly opposed beef consumption. The slaughter of cows and consumpt...
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Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah clerics safe, will be back in India tomorrow, tweets Sushma Swaraj Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah clerics safe, will be back in India tomorrow, tweets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, March 19: In the wake of the uproar created over two Indian Sufi clerics of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah going missing in Pakistan and their subsequent scheduled return to India on March 20, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday stated that she spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami, one of the missing clerics, in Karachi and was assured they were safe and would be back to Delh...
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Close to Indian border, China operationalises second-largest airport terminal in Tibet Close to Indian border, China operationalises second-largest airport terminal in Tibet
China on Monday operationalised the second-largest airport terminal in Tibet, close to the Indian border, which will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020. The new terminal, the sixth to be opened in Tibet, is part of Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh. China's extensive development road, rail and air infrastructure ...
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Tamil Nadu: Traders ban Pepsi, Coca-Cola to support local products Tamil Nadu: Traders ban Pepsi, Coca-Cola to support local products
Traders in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have banned the sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in favour of local products. The ban, which was proposed by the state's top two associations of traders, came into effect on Wednesday. The associations say that soft drinks firms take too much water from rivers, leaving farmers struggling to irrigate their land at a time of severe drought. The Indian...
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Maha Shivaratri 2017: 10 Biggest Shiva temples in South India Maha Shivaratri 2017: 10 Biggest Shiva temples in South India
The most important festival of Lord Shiva devotees – Maha Shivaratri – will be celebrated on February 24 this year. And on this day, which is dedicated to the Lord of the Lords, here’s taking a look at 10 biggest temples in south India built in reverence of Lord Shiva. 1) Brihadeshwara Temple in Tanjavur Built by Raja Raja Chola I, the Briahadeshwara or the Tanjavur Periya Koil is a c...
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Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations
New Delhi: India’s newest private airline, Zoom Air, launched its daily scheduled operations from Wednesday. The airline began with its commercial services with a flight to Durgapur via Kolkata from New Delhi. The regional airline became the 12th operational domestic carrier to enter the country's aviation sector. The airline received the schedule operating permit from the DGCA on February 3...
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Economy to grow at 7.4% next fiscal: Ind-Ra Economy to grow at 7.4% next fiscal: Ind-Ra
New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow by 7.4 percent in the next fiscal year, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) on Tuesday said. "India Ratings and Research expects the gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 7.4 percent year-on-year in FY18...Ind-Ra, however, has revised down GDP growth estimate for 2016-17 to 6.8 percent from 7.9 percent, which is even lower than Central Statistical ...
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