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Naidu says seeking loan waiver has become fashion, draws flak

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New Delhi/Mumbai, June 22 (PTI): Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today that seeking farm loan waiver had become a “fashion”, but later offered a clarification after drawing flak from several Opposition parties. Addressing an event in Mumbai in the morning, Naidu said seeking loan waivers had become a “fashion” now but it was not […]

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Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

New Delhi, June 22 (PTI): NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers tomorrow in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature. Besides the NDA’s constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the […]

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12 Thane police men injured as farmers’ protest turns violent

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 12 Thane police men injured as farmers’ protest turns violent

Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS): At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers’ opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said. Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told the media that at least 12 policemen were […]

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GJM leadership to resign from GTA today

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on GJM leadership to resign from GTA today

Darjeeling, June 22 (PTI): In a bid to step up their stir for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leaders have to quit the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) tomorrow. The GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, who is in hiding, will also put in his papers. He said the GTA has been […]

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Nation news in brief

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Nation news in brief

Will provide uniform, shoes to students till class VIII: Yogi Lucknow, June 22 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that the state government will make efforts to provide school uniform, shoes, socks, bags and books to students till class eighth. Adityanath said this at an event where he felicitated 147 meritorious students […]

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Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS): Unprecedented scenes were witnessed in the Punjab assembly on Thursday with the turban of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator allegedly tossed and two other legislators taken to hospital with injuries. While the AAP and Shiromani Akali Dal accused Speaker Rana K.P. Singh of letting loose marshalls on protesting AAP lawmakers, […]

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India and world twist and chant on International Day of Yoga

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on India and world twist and chant on International Day of Yoga

  Lucknow/Delhi, June 21 (PTI): Breathe in, breathe out. Stretch and bend. Twist and chant. Wellness was the mantra on the third International Day of Yoga today with lakhs of people across time zones rolling out their mats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the connect that bound India to the globe. From the ancient […]

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Prakash Ambedkar emerging top pick of Left for prez post

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Prakash Ambedkar emerging top pick of Left for prez post

Hyderabad, June 21 (PTI): Prakash Ambedkar, a former MP and grandson of B R Ambedkar, is emerging as the top pick of Left parties for the presidential election against the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Though the Left parties are aware that the numbers are loaded against them, they are firm on a “political contest” […]

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No relief for Justice Karnan as SC declines to hear bail plea

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on No relief for Justice Karnan as SC declines to hear bail plea

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain the plea for grant of bail and suspension of six-month jail term it awarded to former Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan for his contempt of the apex court. A vacation bench of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said: […]

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Nation news in brief

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Nation news in brief

Two militants killed in Kashmir Srinagar, June 21 (IANS): Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in the Kashmir Valley. Police said the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force surrounded Pazalpora village in Baramulla district on Tuesday evening following intelligence inputs […]

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