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  • 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…

  • Can BJP do without Advani?

    Can BJP do without Advani?

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    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani appears to have made his peace with the fact that Narendra Modi will be Prime Minister of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) if it comes to power. It is another matter that smart ally management will be needed,…

  • Indian jawan killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire twice on Tuesday

    Indian jawan killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire twice on Tuesday

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    An Indian army jawan was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian forward posts in Balakote sub-sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Tuesday evening in what is stated to be the second ceasefire violation of the day and the…

  • Odisha flood situation remains grim

    Odisha flood situation remains grim

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    Bhubaneswar: The situation in four flood-hit Odisha districts Tuesday remained grim, though flood waters have begun to recede, a minister said."The flood water has started receding. We hope it will recede further during the day," state Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surya Narayan Patro…

  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances

    Heavy rains lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances

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    While Cyclone Phailin is expected to disrupt flight movements at Bhubaneswar airport, thunderstorm clouds over the Bay of Bengal near Odisha are leading to flight deviations on the busy Mumbai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Gulf routes. Usually, planes between these sectors take two routes that pass over Odisha.…

  • Angry tweets question Indian-origin winner of Miss America

    Angry tweets question Indian-origin winner of Miss America

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    Washington: Nina Davuluri, 24, had this to say after winning the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City on September 15, 2013: "I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new…

  • Delhi gangrape: All four convicted for rape and murder

    Delhi gangrape: All four convicted for rape and murder

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    New Delhi: Four accused in the December 16, 2012, gang rape were Tuesday convicted by a court here.Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna found the four guilty in the case. They were present in the court.The court's decision on accused -- Mukesh, Pawan Gupta,…

  • Gujarat govt rejects IPS officer DG Vanzara's resignation: Report

    Gujarat govt rejects IPS officer DG Vanzara's resignation: Report

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    NEW DELHI: The Gujarat government has rejected jailed DIG DG Vanzara's resignation from the Indian Police Service.The Narendra Modi government said on Wednesday that Vanzara's resignation cannot be accepted as he's an accused in encounter cases, Times Now reported.DG Vanzara, the man who…

  • Asaram Bapu sent to Jodhpur central jail, to move bail plea today

    Asaram Bapu sent to Jodhpur central jail, to move bail plea today

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    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram here, was behind bars on Monday after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court. Wearing a white dhoti and kurta and a red cap, the controversial…

  • Blindly following Asaram was 'big mistake', says victim's father

    Blindly following Asaram was 'big mistake', says victim's father

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    He has taken down the signboard showing the way to the ashram of Asaram Bapu here that he once proudly displayed outside his house.Asaram taken to Ashram to recreate crime sceneThe father of the girl allegedly sexually assaulted by the self-styled godman wishes…

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