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  • Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: Ten convicted

    Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: Ten convicted

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    More than a decade after the gruesome school fire in which 94 children were charred to death in Tamil Nadu's Kumbakonam district in 2004, the owner of the school and its principal are among 10 people found guilty today.Twenty one persons had been named…

  • Congress cannot demand LoP post on basis of entitlement: Nalin Kohli

    Congress cannot demand LoP post on basis of entitlement: Nalin Kohli

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    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli today said the Congress cannot demand the post of Leader of Opposition on the basis of entitlement as they do not have the required number of seats in the Lok Sabha."The Congress Party doesn't have the required…

  • BRICS should explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq: Modi

    BRICS should explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq: Modi

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    Expressing concern over "grave instability that is fast seeping across borders" in West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that remaining mute spectators to countries being torn up can have grave consequences, and called upon countries of BRICS to explore ways to help end…

  • Security, focus of Kiren Rijiju's recent Arunachal visit

    Security, focus of Kiren Rijiju's recent Arunachal visit

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    Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju recently visited arunachal pradesh to review the border area development programme and take stock of the security situation.On his maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh after being appointed as the Union Minister, Rijiju held meetings with…

  • IFS officers could help bring abducted Indians back from Iraq: Mani Shankar Aiyar

    IFS officers could help bring abducted Indians back from Iraq: Mani Shankar Aiyar

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    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said he is hopeful that Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers rather than the government will help bring back the abducted Indians from Iraq.Aiyar said that previously the Congress Government had done well to bring back Indians from conflict-ridden…

  • Yashwant sent to jail in JSEB official assault case

    Yashwant sent to jail in JSEB official assault case

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    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 54 others were remanded in judicial custody by a local court today after they refused to seek bail in a case of alleged assault of a Jharkhand State Electricity Board official.Judicial Magistrate R B Pal sent them to…

  • Talks will not be effective if bomb blasts continue': Modi told Sharif

    Talks will not be effective if bomb blasts continue': Modi told Sharif

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif that if bomb blasts continue, then peace talks between the two countries will be lost in the din, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday."Talks and good relations can be successful and right only…

  • No controversy over new army chief: Jaitely

    No controversy over new army chief: Jaitely

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    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitely said Tuesday there should be no controversy over the appointment of the new Indian Army chief, even as the BJP had opposed the outgoing government's decision on this days before leaving office."I believe there should be no controversy…

  • After landslide win, India's next prime minister begins victory lap, looks to challenges ahead

    After landslide win, India's next prime minister begins victory lap, looks to challenges ahead

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    Thousands of cheering supporters have welcomed India's next prime minister on his arrival in the capital after leading his party to a staggering victory in national elections.Standing on the footboard of his SUV, Narendra Modi flashed a victory sign as he drove past jubilant…

  • 5 issues that the new government must immediately address

    5 issues that the new government must immediately address

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    If the final results are in line with the exit polls numbers, chances are that we will see a clear mandate to the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The market expects that a clear mandate would result in better governance, as was seen in…

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