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  • Follow the example of Kalam and not Owaisi, VHP urges Muslim youths

    Follow the example of Kalam and not Owaisi, VHP urges Muslim youths

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    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today urged the Muslim youth to follow the example of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and said those who attended the funeral of Yakub Memon were "sympathisers" and "followers" of a terrorist."The Muslim youth should follow the example of…

  • India likely to bring in rules to make mills export sugar stocks

    India likely to bring in rules to make mills export sugar stocks

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    India is likely to bring in rules to make it compulsory for sugar mills to export millions of tonnes of surplus supplies to support local prices, sources said, in a move that could quell growing anger among farmers but add to a glut on global…

  • Coal imports drop for first time in 15 months

    Coal imports drop for first time in 15 months

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    India's coal imports fell 11 percent to 19.3 million tonnes in July from a year earlier - the sharpest and the first drop in more than a year - as local supplies rose and money losing power generators held up purchases, commodities trader mjunction said.…

  • Congress must allow house to function: Jaitley

    Congress must allow house to function: Jaitley

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    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said there were "various important issues to be discussed in parliament", and the Congress must allow the house to function."When more and more parties want to discuss issues (concerning the country), the Congress should also…

  • Did not help Lalit Modi to get travel documents: Sushma Swaraj

    Did not help Lalit Modi to get travel documents: Sushma Swaraj

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    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said she never helped former IPL chief Lalit Modi in getting travel documents from the British authorities.The minister told the Rajya Sabha the she has been waiting since last two weeks to make her stand…

  • Sonia rejects Govt offer, insists on resignations

    Sonia rejects Govt offer, insists on resignations

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    New Delhi: A combative Sonia Gandhi today rejected government's offer of Prime Minister's intervention on Lalitgate and Vyapam issues in Parliament to break the impasse, insisting that those responsible for "gross wrongdoings" should first resign.Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress President said he…

  • 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…

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