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Hoardings showing Mayawati as Goddess Kali spark furore

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:56

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Posters and hoardings of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in the form of Hindu goddess Kali and holding the chopped off head of union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani have surfaced in Hathras, leading to a political furore.

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MPs demand ban on Chinese goods, government says not possible

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:50

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha members, including those from the BJP, on Monday strongly demanded a ban on the import of Chinese goods since, they said, substandard materials from the communist country were harming India's small and medium enterprises.

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Manipur opens relief camps for rain-hit villagers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:44

Imphal, April 25 (IANS) The Manipur government has started opening relief camps for villagers who were rendered homeless in the recent torrential rains and thunderstorms, an official said on Monday.

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Over 52 percent turnout in Bengal elections till 2PM

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:38

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Braving sweltering heat, over 52 percent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the first six hours on Monday in 49 constituencies of Howrah and North 24 Parganas bordering Kolkata during the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

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SC to hear Jairam Ramesh's plea on Aadhaar bill

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:24

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh who has challenged the propriety of the government introducing the Aadhaar law as a money bill, and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to address the court on the issue.

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BJP's Roopa Ganguly alleges heckling by Trinamool

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:20

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) BJP's star candidate Roopa Ganguly on Monday faced angry protests by Trinamool Congress activists in her constituency during the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls.

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Pandemonium on Uttarakhand marks first day of Parliament

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:14

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pandemonium and slogan shouting against the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand marred the first day of the Lok Sabha on Monday as opposition members flayed the government for its "autocratic" decision.

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RSS must admit women, says Trupti Desai

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:52

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) must allow women to become its members, Trupti Desai, who has been leading a campaign for women's right to worship in temples, said on Monday.

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Nine members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:50

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nine newly-elected members, of them five from the Congress, were administered their oath of membership of the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

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SC to hear Jairam Ramesh's plea on Aadhaar bill

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:48

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh who has challenged the propriety of the government introducing the Aadhaar law as a money bill, and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to address the court on the issue.

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Uproar over Uttarakhand forces Rajya Sabha adjournment

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:48

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday as Congress members raised the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand, raising slogans against the Narendra Modi government.

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Around 42 percent turnout in Bengal election

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:40

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Some 42 percent of 1.08 crore electorate voted in the first four hours in phase four of the West Bengal assembly election on Monday in 49 constituencies of Howrah and North 24 Parganas bordering Kolkata.

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Paresh Rawal apologises for odd-even violation

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:30

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) BJP's parliament member and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal on Monday apologised to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating the odd-even motor vehicles scheme and said it was a "serious blunder".

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