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  • 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…

  • Pawar's party gets income tax notice for huge cash deposits

    Pawar's party gets income tax notice for huge cash deposits

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    Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has come under the scanner of the Income Tax department after it recently detected cash deposits of over Rs 34 crore in the party's account without depositor details like PAN card.The I-T's investigation unit…

  • Narendra Modi's manufacturing push cheers steel makers

    Narendra Modi's manufacturing push cheers steel makers

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    When prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi asked at an election rally if anyone knew of a country that exported wheat but imported bread, steelmakers joined his followers to cheer.For steel executives, it was just what they wanted to hear: their calls to restrict exports…

  • Two Shankaracharyas to work against Modi in Varanasi

    Two Shankaracharyas to work against Modi in Varanasi

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    Two Shankaracharyas have come out openly against Narendra Modi and decided to work for his defeat in Varanasi as they believe he is a "sinner" in the 2002 Gujarat riots.Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath today said he will go to Varanasi and campaign against…

  • Campaigning for 89 seats ends: Parties trade vicious personal attacks

    Campaigning for 89 seats ends: Parties trade vicious personal attacks

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    Even as the 2014 Lok Sabha elections inched a step closer to the finish line, with campaigning ending for Wednesday’s polling on 89 seats, political parties on Monday continued to trade personal attacks on one another’s leadership.The Congress questioned the alleged “close links” of…

  • BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award

    BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award

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    Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Cricket Board's Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the BCCI for the Government's prestigious Arjuna Award this year."Yes, Ashwin has been recommended for the Arjuna Award before the April 30 deadline.…

  • Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote

    Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote

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    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar who is celebrating his 41st birthday today, cast his vote along with wife Anjali around noon at a polling booth near their residence in suburban Bandra.The Bharat Ratna awardee, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP reached the Supari Taki…

  • Chennai pulls down the polling percentage in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai pulls down the polling percentage in Tamil Nadu

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    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The poll turnout for the 2014 general elections in Tamil Nadu would have been slightly higher than 73 percent had only the voters of Chennai participated like their counterparts in other constituencies.Out of the three Lok Sabha constituencies in the…

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