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    Uttar Pradesh poll: Which Rani will the Amethi voters choose?

    NEW DELHI: The problem with a long-drawn election is that fatigue sets in - the voters get listless, the campaign gets jaded and the ubiquitous poll-watchers get impatient, if not a tad bored. The modest 57 per cent voter turn-out in the fifth phase of UP polls seems to indicate all of the above. For Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi this was the testing phase though. The Assembly...

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    Governors' meeting highlights GOP rifts over health reform

    WASHINGTON: The nation's governors don't want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don't agree on the best approach to replace it. Governors attending the winter meeting of the National Governors' Association met Monday morning with President Donald...

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    Trump proposes USD 54 billion increase in defense spending: Official

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's first budget proposal includes a substantial $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending. Highlighting what Trump has described as a "public safety and national security budget," the plan raises national defense spending -- already the highest...

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    Rahul to PM Modi: Target Mallya, not poor of UP

    DEORA: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop protecting absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya, and instead do something for the poor, deprived and farmers of Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi said PM Modi is duping the poor, honest and hard-working people to help the 50 super-rich families. He questioned Prime Minister Modi of waiving off the debts of Mallya worth...

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    Donald Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, a day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That's according to a senior administration official. Trump initially planned to sign the new order last week, but spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was holding off "to make sure that when we...

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    Irom Sharmila refuses to accept security escort provided by Manipur

    IMPHAL: Irom Sharmila Chanu today refused to accept the 'security escort' provided to her by the state authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India.Sharmila told PTI that she has no enmity with anyone and has "nothing to fear about".The former iconic human rights figure said she does not approve of the "VIP culture" of being...

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    Delhi High Court refuses to release Mukhtar Ansari for Uttar Pradesh poll campaign

    DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to release gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari on parole for canvassing in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls. Justice Mukta Gupta allowed the plea of the Election Commission (EC) which moved the high court challenging a trial court's order granting bail to Ansari till March 4 to campaign. Ansari is contesting...

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    Goofy minister Kiren Rijiju should refrain from making remarks on nationalism: Congress

    NEW DELHI: Branding Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as a "goofy minister" for dubbing the recent clashes between the All India Students' Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Ramjas College as an act of anti-nationalism, the Congress on Monday said that the former should refrain from making...

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    Life of Indian killed in US celebrated by hundreds in peace march

    HOUSTON: Hundreds of people in Kansas City joined a peace march and prayer vigil, celebrating the life of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla cut short in a senseless triple shooting incident at a pub in an apparent hate crime. Marchers held pictures, banners and shouted, "We want peace"; "We love peace"; "Let us not leave our children"; "Unity...

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    The great Rs 100 crore Indian oil steal

    MATHURA: A gang of thieves has stolen oil worth more than Rs 100 crore from a pipeline of state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) here. The thieves had been operating smoothly for the past one-and-a-half years until the police unearthed a well-oiled interstate racket and arrested four persons on February 17. Twelve others are still absconding.

    • 21 hrs ago