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AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for post of deputy chief minister

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for post of deputy chief minister

Chennai, August 21 (IANS): Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator even as the party decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala […]

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News in Brief

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on News in Brief

Govt seeks holistic approach from Asia-Pacific region for Digital India New Delhi, August 21 (IANS): Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday called for holistic planning rather than a piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India and sought a collaborative approach by the Asia-Pacific governments. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the […]

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Indian sovereignty will be protected at all costs: President

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Indian sovereignty will be protected at all costs: President

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), August 21 (IANS): “We have pledged to protect the sovereignty of our nation in all situations,” President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday as he presented the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge. Speaking here at the event, also attended by Army chief […]

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SC verdict on validity of triple talaq on Tuesday

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on SC verdict on validity of triple talaq on Tuesday

New Delhi, August 21 (IANS): The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the constitutional validity of triple talaq – a practice already described by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) as “horrendous”, “sinful” and “undesirable” which had no sanction of Holy Quran and Shariat. The five-judge bench of Chief […]

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BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt

Mumbai, August 21 (IANS): Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback. The BJP secured nearly two-thirds majority by bagging 61 of the total 95 seats and almost doubled its tally compared […]

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152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in WB: CM Mamata

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in WB: CM Mamata

Malda (WB), August 21 (PTI): Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected around 1.5 crore people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. The state has suffered a loss of around Rs 14,000 crore due to the deluge, she said. The state government, Banerjee said, would send a report on the […]

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Dengue claims its first victim in Delhi ; cases reach 657

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Dengue claims its first victim in Delhi ; cases reach 657

New Delhi, August 21 (PTI): A 12-year-old boy has succumbed to dengue, the first death due to the vector-borne disease reported in the city this season, municipal authorities said today. “The boy, identified as Nitish Kumar, hailed from Bihar and was residing in Safdarjung area in south Delhi. He died at the Sir Ganga Ram […]

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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, August 20 (IANS): Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train accident in Uttar Pradesh amid varying casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the […]

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Police on high alert after 2 blasts in Bengal hills

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Darjeeling, August 20 (IANS): Police in northern West Bengal hills has been put on “high alert” and counter-insurgency strategies enforced after two major blasts in 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, an official said on Sunday. “All police stations have been put on high alert. The security protocol followed in insurgency-hit areas is being followed […]

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Talks on merger moves a step forward, says Panneerselvam

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Talks on merger moves a step forward, says Panneerselvam

Rajapalayam (TN), August 20 (PTI): Rebel AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam today said talks on the merger of factions led by him and Chief Minister K Palaniswami have moved a step forward and a “good” decision would be reached shortly. “I had informed that the merger talks are already progressing smoothly. It has progressed one more […]

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