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    Kashmiri Pandits to struggle for their identity

    Kashmiri Pandits have "pledged" to launch a "sustained struggle" in Jammu and Kashmir for the restoration of their "lost identity and rights", an outfit representing the community said. Members of the community had to flee the Kashmir Valley in the wake of the spread of terrorism in 1989-90. The pledge was taken at a convention titled "Future of next generation of...

    • 19 min ago
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    Black money law: Centre moves SC on HC order

    The Centre on Monday approached the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order that stated that the Black Money law can't be applied prior to the date of April 1, 2016, fixed by Parliament. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter before a bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna, saying that the order would have ramifications on several pending cases. The top court...

    • an hour ago
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    MP government in minority: BJP to Governor

    Even before the results of the Lok Sabha elections are out, the BJP has begun an exercise to topple the five-month-old Kamal Nath government. Citing exit-polls that have shown the BJP winning 26-28 out of 29 parliamentary seats in Madhya Pradesh, leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava has demanded calling an assembly session for floor test soon. The Congress has 114 seats against the BJP's 107 in the...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Pawan Hans sale: Govt to issue fresh bid document

    After a botched attempt for sale of Pawan Hans, the government is likely to issue a fresh bid document by the end of this month and provide indemnity to the potential buyers against contingent liability of about Rs 500 crore in the helicopter service company. The government has decided to make the bid document more attractive after discussions with investors on their concerns as the sale process...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Swaraj to attend SCO foreign ministers meet in Bishkek

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend a two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), beginning Tuesday, in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, during which several pressing issues including a thread of terrorism are expected to be discussed. The External Affairs Ministry said the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) will exchange views on topical issues of...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    CM Kumaraswamy slams exit polls, points fingers at EVMs

    Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has slammed exit polls that predict second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while raising concerns over the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVM) just ahead of the big Lok Sabha election results day on May 23. "The exit poll surveys on May 19 only reiterated the serious concern of the Opposition parties on misuse of vulnerable...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Naidu to meet Mamata for post-poll alliance talks

    A day after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Monday, sources said. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president will meet Banerjee as part of his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23....

    • 4 hrs ago
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    After exit poll results, Shiv Sena takes swipe at Naidu

    The Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at the opposition parties for trying to come together to keep the BJP out of power after the Lok Sabha poll results, saying the country cannot afford to have a coalition government "crawling" with the support of several small outfits. Taking a swipe at TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu's efforts to forge an alliance of opposition parties, it said he...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Black money law: Centre moves SC on Delhi HC's order

    The Centre on Monday approached the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order that stated that the Black Money law can't be applied prior to the date of April 1, 2016, fixed by Parliament. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter before a bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna, saying that the order would have ramifications on several pending cases. The top...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Google, FB against disclosure of mails with EC

    Social media platforms, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, have not agreed to share their correspondence with the Election Commission with Right to Information (RTI) applicants as reported by Economic Times. The correspondence includes those related to concerns over misinformation during general elections and requests for contents to be taken down. Facebook and Google have declined to share...

    • 5 hrs ago

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