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  • India hangs man convicted of funding 1993 Mumbai bombing

    India hangs man convicted of funding 1993 Mumbai bombing

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    Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea, several newspapers and TV stations reported. There was no immediate…

  • People's President Kalam laid to rest

    People's President Kalam laid to rest

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    Rameswaram: Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders.The People's President's body, draped in the Indian tricolour was brought to the burial site at…

  • Shaken investors to stay away from gold as confidence shatters

    Shaken investors to stay away from gold as confidence shatters

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    London: Investors seeking alternative assets are moving on from gold, whose failure to perform when its price was expected to rise and recent volatility were demonstrated by Monday's price plunge.While the market's bedrock of jewellery buyers and central banks has largely stayed intact, the…

  • When Tharoor speaks on Modi, headline-writers struggle

    When Tharoor speaks on Modi, headline-writers struggle

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    The media has always found it difficult to report on Shashi Tharoor. His high educational qualifications, long years of experience in the international diplomatic scene and flair for speaking means he has made criticising the opposition into a fine art.He can sometimes be what…

  • Sumitra Mahajan to hold all party meeting ahead of Monsoon Session

    Sumitra Mahajan to hold all party meeting ahead of Monsoon Session

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    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be holding an 'all party meeting' of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament today.On Sunday, top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met at the Prime Minister's official 7 Race…

  • Modi's cancelled trip costs taxpayers Rs 17 crores

    Modi's cancelled trip costs taxpayers Rs 17 crores

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    Varanasi: As rains led to the cancellation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his parliamentary constituency on Thursday, for the second time in the past one month, a staggering Rs.17 crore of the tax payer's money also has gone down the drain.If local…

  • Arvind Kejriwal transfers 800 Delhi Jal Board officials

    Arvind Kejriwal transfers 800 Delhi Jal Board officials

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    New Delhi: Cracking down on corruption in Delhi Jal Board, the Delhi government on Monday suspended three officials of the water distribution utility and shifted around 800 others in a bid to streamline its service delivery mechanism.Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar…

  • Raj Thackeray detained, released, to meet CM tomorrow

    Raj Thackeray detained, released, to meet CM tomorrow

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    MNS chief Raj Thackeray was today detained before being released during his party's uncharacteristically peaceful 'Rasta Roko' agitation against toll collection across Maharashtra after receiving an invitation for talks with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.Known for his strong-arm tactics, the MNS boss was detained at…

  • Of SoniaBhakts, PappuBhakts and KejriBhakts

    Of SoniaBhakts, PappuBhakts and KejriBhakts

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    In 1991 Congress President Sonia Gandhi was offered the post of Prime Minister of India by her party. What were her qualifications? Zero days as Chief Minister. Zero days as MP. Zero days as a government official. Zero days as party functionary.Then on what…

  • Raje, Lalit Modi have direct financial dealings: Congress

    Raje, Lalit Modi have direct financial dealings: Congress

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    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had "direct financial dealings" with IPL's former chief Lalit Modi and a company owned by them was managing a public property as a private property."Niyant Private Limited, owned by Raje, her son…

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