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Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Nov. 16 (IANS): A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead and a trail of destruction in several districts. Authorities said the cyclone crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. with wind speeds of […]

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Not possible to impose emergency-like press censorship today, says Jaitley

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New Delhi, Nov. 16 (IANS): Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views. Speaking at an event on the occasion […]

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Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief

Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 16 (IANS): Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks that a “Chaiwala” (tea-seller) became Prime Minister because of Jawaharlal Nehru’s commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress challenging it to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years. He said the Congress was not […]

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CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him

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New Delhi, Nov. 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday told CBI Director Alok Verma to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him. The allegations were levelled by his deputy, Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Describing the CVC report as “exhaustive, accompanied with annexure”, a bench of […]

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Sabarimala festival begins amid tight security

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Sabarimala , Nov. 16 (IANS): The two-month-long festival season at the famed Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala kicked off on Friday with the opening of the temple doors at 5 p.m amidst unprecedented security and new guidelines from the police for the pilgrims. The new season would take a three-day break on December 27 […]

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Maha. assembly completes historical 4 years without deputy speaker

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Maha. assembly completes historical 4 years without deputy speaker

Mumbai, Nov. 16 (PTI): The 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will go down in state history as the one without a deputy speaker for the longest gap of four years. The BJP government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assumed office on October 31, 2014 and won the trust votes on November 12. Prior to the […]

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Odisha Assembly crippled on first day of winter session

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Bhubaneswar, Nov. 16 (PTI): Odisha Assembly was crippled on the opening day of its winter session on Friday amid ruckus by opposition Congress demanding immediate discussion on issues pertaining to farmers, leading to its adjournment for the day. Soon after the House made obiturary reference for former MLAs and others who died in the recent […]

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Court agrees to hear criminal defamation case against Tharoor

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New Delhi, Nov. 16 (IANS): A Delhi court on Friday agreed to hear criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor for his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “a scorpion seated on a Shiv-ling”. After taking cognisance of the defamation complaint, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal set December 22 for […]

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Naxalism will end in next three-five years — Rajnath Singh

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Naxalism will end in next three-five years — Rajnath Singh

Raipur, Nov. 15 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed confidence over eliminating naxalism in the coming three-five years and asked Maoists to join the mainstream by surrendering under the rehabilitation policy for them.

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HC asks govt. to maintain status quo on Herald House till Nov. 22

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on HC asks govt. to maintain status quo on Herald House till Nov. 22

New Delhi, Nov. 15 (IANS): In a relief to the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the Delhi High Court in an interim direction on Thursday said status quo should be maintained until November 22 at the Herald House from where the National Herald newspaper is published.

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