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Jaitley contests Antony statement on Italian firm's blacklisting

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:40

Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Contesting Congress leader A.K.Antony's claim that Italian company Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland Helicopters, was blacklisted during the UPA's tenure, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the former defence minister appears to have suffered "a memory loss".

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SC allows Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:26

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles to be used for various activities, including VVIP security, but asked it to pay a 30 percent environment compensation charge on the total cost of vehicles.

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Seven-year-old girl raped in Gurgaon

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:24

Gurgaon, April 30 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was raped by unidentified people here, police said on Saturday. She was shifted to a Delhi hospital as her condition deteriorated.

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Marxist top guns vote for Congress candidates

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:52

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The commissars of the CPI-M have not only stitched an alliance with the Congress for the West Bengal assembly polls, but several of their top leaders ended up exercising their right to vote in favour of their long-time foes.

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Massive fire in Delhi scrap godown

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:50

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a scrap godown here in Kapashera area on Saturday, a fire official said. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot but the flames could not be doused till evening.

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'Antagonised' Mamata to become more combative after Bengal polls (News Analysis)

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:38

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Irked by the constant attacks against her and her government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could bring out the claws against her rivals, a la a "Bengal tigress", especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, post the state elections that the ruling Trinamool expects to win comfortably, her close associates say.

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SC refuses to re-look into NEET order

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:32

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to re-look its order directing the holding of two National Eligibility Entrance Tests (NEET) for admission to under graduate medical courses for 2016-17.

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'Need more sensitisation among poll officials on third gender'

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:18

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) On a day when West Bengal made history with a third gender managing a polling booth in the assembly polls, a prominent leader of the transgender community here has lamented the lack of sensitisation among polling officers regarding the 'other' category.

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Polling ends for fifth phase in Bengal

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:14

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Polling officially came to an end at 6 p.m. on Saturday for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday.

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Can Shah question Modi government on AgustaWestland deal? Congress

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 18:06

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) In a scathing attack on BJP president Amit shah, the Congress on Saturday asked if he would question the Narendra Modi government over protecting AgustaWestland and its parent company Finmeccanica, which he had termed a 'bogus company'.

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