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RLSP may ditch NDA to join hands with RJD before 2019 polls

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:20

Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) Speculation about RLSP chief and Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha joining hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad is rife in political circles here following a secret meeting between the two on Monday night.

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SRFTI students protest against 'dictatorial attitude'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:02

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The students' body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day.

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Kashmiri separatists' custody extended till November 15

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:56

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Sessions court here on Tuesday extended until November 15 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and allowed their video conferencing from prison in the next hearing.

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Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Shah to CPI-M

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:52

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop.

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53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre (Fourth Lead)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:24

Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.

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Slain PDP activist's house torched in Kashmir

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:14

Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) Agitated youths on Tuesday torched the house of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist who was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district late on Monday.

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Nasscom to train girls in using technology

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:12

Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.

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HC tells striking sanitation workers to not obstruct others

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:10

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the striking sanitation workers of civic agencies not to obstruct other workers from discharging their duties such as cleaning garbage, saying it imperils the lives of citizens.

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EC directive mandates use of VVPATs in Himachal, Gujarat

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:08

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sent detailed instructions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of poll-bound Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat for mandatory use of VVPAT machines at all polling stations and counting of paper slips in the coming assembly polls.

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Ensure dignified living for construction workers, Minister tells builders

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:02

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday expressed concern over the living conditions of construction workers and urged builders to ensure dignified living for them by providing the necessary basic facilities.

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