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  • EC can cancel polls in Bengal if Mamata defies order: Sources

    EC can cancel polls in Bengal if Mamata defies order: Sources

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    The general elections in West Bengal could be cancelled in the event of the chief minister Mamata Banerjee not transferring the officials.Lashing out at the Election Commission after it transferred eight West Bengal officials, Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to carry out the orders and…

  • Rasta roko: Raj Thackeray arrested

    Rasta roko: Raj Thackeray arrested

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    MNS chief Raj Thackeray was on Wednesday arrested at suburban Chembur here as the state-wide 'rasta roko' against toll plazas called by the party began with several protesters being taken into custody for disrupting traffic at many places across the state.Raj Thackeray, who left…

  • CNG prices to be cut by Rs 15, piped cooking gas by Rs 5

    CNG prices to be cut by Rs 15, piped cooking gas by Rs 5

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    CNG prices will be cut by about Rs 15 per kg and cooking gas piped to kitchens by about Rs 5 after government decided to supply cheaper domestic gas to fuel retailers in cities like Delhi and Ahmedabad.Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said the…

  • Indian Supreme Court orders investigation into gang rape order

    Indian Supreme Court orders investigation into gang rape order

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    The Press Trust of India is reporting that the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked on the orders of a village council.The woman told police that Monday's attack in West Bengal came as punishment…

  • Bravery and Sacrifice: Poems by an Indian war Hero

    Bravery and Sacrifice: Poems by an Indian war Hero

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    A veteran of the Sino-Indian war of 1962 and the Indo-Pak war of 1965, he was a young major heading a Gurkha unit when he was dropped behind enemy lines in East Pakistan, in the Indian Army's first heliborne operation in the 1971 war. In…

  • Seven things to learn from the Congress

    Seven things to learn from the Congress

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    The Indian National Congress, the Grand Old Party of India, has been around for more than a century and is the absolute master of all political parties when it comes to strategies of all kinds.Here are a few things its rivals could learn from…

  • Arvind Kejriwal seeks 10 days to resolve problems of people in Delhi

    Arvind Kejriwal seeks 10 days to resolve problems of people in Delhi

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    New Delhi: A day after he took over as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal today sought ten days' time to formulate a system to address grievances and problems of the people in Delhi.He said that he would accept the applications of the…

  • Hike in Indian gold tax to fight trade imbalance squeezes wedding budgets, spurs smuggling

    Hike in Indian gold tax to fight trade imbalance squeezes wedding budgets, spurs smuggling

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    With India's wedding season in full swing, the glass sales counters in Mumbai's famed Zhaveri gold bazaars are crowded with customers eyeing elaborate headpieces, nose rings and necklaces. No one does jewelry quite like an Indian bride, who by tradition wears all the gold she…

  • Winter session of Parliament begins today; 38 bills slated for passage

    Winter session of Parliament begins today; 38 bills slated for passage

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    New Delhi: The Winter Session of Parliament will commence from today. 38 bills, including the Lokpal, Women's Reservation, Telangana and Street Vendors Bills, are slated for passage during the session which will conclude on December 20.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had earlier said that…

  • US Sikh body gets more time for plea against Sonia Gandhi

    US Sikh body gets more time for plea against Sonia Gandhi

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    A US federal Court has given Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) time till Dec 3 to file an amended complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in an alleged human rights violation case.Despite opposition from Gandhi's attorneys, the federal court here Monday granted the Sikh rights…

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