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  • India strikes a balance with combat exercises with US, China

    India strikes a balance with combat exercises with US, China

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    India on Tuesday will kick off wargames with two military superpowers, the US and China, striking a fine balance amid the geopolitical jostling between the two for supremacy in the crucial Asia-Pacific region. Even as 162 Indian soldiers touched down in an IAF IL-76 at…

  • Govt throws rings of protection around PM candidate Narendra Modi

    Govt throws rings of protection around PM candidate Narendra Modi

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    Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations.A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally Modi held in the…

  • 300 Rly staff killed by trains every year, most of them while inspecting tracks

    300 Rly staff killed by trains every year, most of them while inspecting tracks

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    A railway employee dies in the line of duty on four days out of five, making his job statistically far more dangerous than that of security forces in some of India's most violent combat zones.An average 300 railwaymen have been killed in accidents every…

  • Notice to centre, TN on plea for fishermen's protection

    Notice to centre, TN on plea for fishermen's protection

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    Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the centre and Tamil Nadu on a petition seeking protection to fishermen from the state from being captured by the Sri Lankan Navy."Not only they captured the fishermen, but also damaged their boats" and it takes months before…

  • Aarushi Talwar case: The end is near

    Aarushi Talwar case: The end is near

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    ​Yet another application by the Talwars was rejected by the special CBI court in the Aarushi-Hemraj trial on Wednesday. No surprises there, all the pleas the Talwars have made to the trial court in the last six months have been turned down. And when they…

  • Kejriwal gets death threats but refuses security cover

    Kejriwal gets death threats but refuses security cover

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    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal today refused to accept security cover for himself by Uttar Pradesh police with party leaders saying it was against their ideology.Upon the direction of Home Ministry, some officials of the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) of…

  • South Africa may take field without Steyn or Amla

    South Africa may take field without Steyn or Amla

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    South Africa could take the field for the second and final test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday without either the world's top-ranked bowler or batsman.Fast bowler Dale Steyn missed training on Monday after feeling tightness in his right hamstring while practising on…

  • Nitish Kumar no Lalu Prasad, can't stop Narendra Modi from entering Bihar, says Rabri Devi

    Nitish Kumar no Lalu Prasad, can't stop Narendra Modi from entering Bihar, says Rabri Devi

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    RJD leader Rabri Devi said Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar does not have the strength to stop Narendra Modi from coming to the state, the way her husband Lalu Prasad had stopped LK Advani during his rath yatra in 1990."Lalu Prasad had the guts…

  • Rahul escapes Modi's velocity

    Rahul escapes Modi's velocity

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    All those who complained that Rahul Gandhi spoke too little, must now regret, that he's taken their lament a tad too seriously. The characteristically twitchy, unobtrusive Rahul has rapidly been seen upping the ante at his rallies, making unconcealed attempts at connecting with the masses…

  • Sankalp Sabha: Security intensified in Ayodhya, SMS banned

    Sankalp Sabha: Security intensified in Ayodhya, SMS banned

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    The Uttar Pradesh government has put a ban on short messaging services (SMS) in Ayodhya to clamp down on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) 'Sankalp Sabha' scheduled for Friday, an official said.More than 1200 people across the state have been placed under preventive arrest.Officials…

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