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SC stays criminal action, Priya, movie director express happiness

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:18

New Delhi/Thrissur, Feb 21 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed criminal action by Telangana and Maharashtra authorities against Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained other states from taking action based on song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi...", the Malyalam actress and film director Omar Lulu expressed happiness.

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Rahul questions PM's silence on PNB fraud in 'Mann ki Baat'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:02

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the country wants to hear about these issues in his 'Mann Ki Baat'.

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PM announces Rs 20,000-cr defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:36

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand -- a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh -- that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.

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Punjab CM meets Trudeau, Sajjan

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:26

Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here. Both leaders discussed the strong bond that exists between the two places, largely due to an influential Punjabi community settled in the western nation.

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Will not invite NDA leaders to HAM functions: Manjhi

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:24

Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Striking a discordant note, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he will not invite any NDA leader to a party function since he was not extended the same courtesy.

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Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:16

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits and Muslims.

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AAP planned Chief Secretary attack to divert attention: Congress

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:14

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday called the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs a "planned strategy" of the ruling party and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologise to the bureaucrat.

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Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:40

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that it is an opportunity to reflect about further advancing ties between the two countries.

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8 die in MP road accident

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:38

Jabalpur, Feb 21 (IANS) A speeding truck on Wednesday crushed eight persons to death at a roadside in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district, police said.

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Delhi Minister 'manhandled' at Secretariat to meet Lt Governor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:34

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who was allegedly manhandled by a crowd at the Secretariat here, will on Wednesday evening meet Lt Governor Anil Baijal, under whose jurisdiction Delhi Police falls.

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