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  • PM Singh highlights bright side of crashing rupee

    PM Singh highlights bright side of crashing rupee

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    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought to soothe worries about the Indian economy on Friday, telling parliament that the crashing value of the rupee was part of a needed adjustment that would make Asia's third-largest economy more competitive.The speech was the veteran economist's first substantial…

  • Narendra Modi special guest at dinner hosted by Rajnath Singh

    Narendra Modi special guest at dinner hosted by Rajnath Singh

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    New Delhi: Narendra Modi was the star guest at a dinner hosted by BJP President Rajnath Singh in New Delhi for his party MPs where the Gujarat Chief Minister and veteran L K Advani shared the table sitting next to each other and sharing warm…

  • Anna ready to endorse Modi if he leaves BJP: US media

    Anna ready to endorse Modi if he leaves BJP: US media

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    New York: India's anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has said that he would be "happy to endorse" Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi if he left the BJP, an American media outlet has reported.Hazare, who left for India from New York on Thursday after a nearly…

  • India's Chandrayaan helps NASA detect water on Moon

    India's Chandrayaan helps NASA detect water on Moon

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    Washington: Using data collected by India's Chandrayaan mission, NASA has detected magmatic water locked under the surface of the Moon.The findings represent the first remote detection of this form of water that originates from deep within the Moon's interior, NASA researchers said.Earlier studies…

  • Congress gives itself some election security, LS passes Food Security Bill

    Congress gives itself some election security, LS passes Food Security Bill

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    After much delay and uncertainty, the landmark Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha today which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger.Editorial: Food bill debate…

  • All five gangrape accused held, police say victim was made to clean crime scene

    All five gangrape accused held, police say victim was made to clean crime scene

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    Three days after the alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist at Shakti Mills in Mahalaxmi, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested the two remaining accused on Sunday. With today's arrests, all five accused have been arrested.NCW says police should file chargesheet in 20 days…

  • 28 pilgrims mowed down by speeding train in Bihar

    28 pilgrims mowed down by speeding train in Bihar

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    At least 28 Hindu pilgrims were mowed down on Monday by a speeding train when they were crossing the track at a railway station in Bihar's Khagaria district, triggering anger among devotees and locals who lynched the train driver and set ablaze six coaches.Officials…

  • Hundreds of Air India passengers, several international flights cancelled

    Hundreds of Air India passengers, several international flights cancelled

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    Hundreds of passengers in several airports across the country bound for foreign trips faced woes as Air India cancelled its international flights after a section of pilots went on a flash strike since Monday.More than 150 pilots have not reported for duty since Monday,…

  • India inducts new nuclear submarine

    India inducts new nuclear submarine

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    India is to return to the elite group of countries with a nuclear-powered submarine on Wednesday when it inducts a new vessel leased from Russia. Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is to formally commission the INS Chakra II at its base in Visakhapatnam, a navy…

  • Defence Ministry Dismisses Troop Build Up Report

    Defence Ministry Dismisses Troop Build Up Report

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    The Defence Ministry was today dismissive about a media report that the Army moved two units towards Delhi in January without informing the government, saying such exercises are conducted from time to time. “The points raised in the report have already been clarified by the…

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