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Cambodia interested in training its officials at CBI centre

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:56

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A high-level delegation from Cambodia on Monday expressed interest in training investigating officers from the Southeast Asian country at the CBI training centre to develop capacity.

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Jayalalithaa's assets down by Rs.3 crore from 2015

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:40

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa owns movable and immovable property worth over Rs.113.73 crore, as per the affidavit filed along with her nomination for the May 16 assembly elections, a decline of Rs.3.4 crore compared to the value of her assets declared while contesting the bypoll last year.

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Toddler bears brunt of poll violence in Bengal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:34

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) A three-and-half-year-old girl was beaten up alongside other members of her family allegedly by masked men to deter them from voting in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on Monday.

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EC removes three polling officers in Bengal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:28

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday removed three polling officers in North 24 Parganas district during the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

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Parliament passes gurdwara amendment bill after heated debate in Lok Sabha

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:18

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed a bill amending the gurdwara act, paving the way to bar Sehajdhari or unbaptised Sikhs from voting in elections to the community's religious bodies, including the powerful SGPC, with the Lok Sabha's nod to the measure after a heated debate.

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Son takes control of jailed Madan Mitra's campaign

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 22:14

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) He couldn't vote for himself as he is in jail, but Trinamool Congress heavyweight Madan Mitra's campaign was handled by his family in his constituency Kamarhati in North 24 Parganas which went to the polls on Monday.

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JNU rusticates Khalid for a Month, Kanhaiya is fined

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:38

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Two months after they were sent to jail on charges of sedition, the JNU on Monday fined student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and rusticated three students for taking part in an event to commemorate parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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Case against BJP's Roopa Ganguly for assaulting woman voter

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:34

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) A police case was registered against the BJP's star candidate Roopa Ganguly on Monday for assaulting a woman voter and preventing her from casting her ballot in the West Bengal assembly elections, a police officer said.

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Lok Sabha passes biotech centre bill

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:24

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill that seeks to give legislative backing to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology and empower it to award Master's and PhD degrees.

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Post-poll violence won't be tolerated: EC

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:22

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said that no post-poll violence will be tolerated and strict action will be taken against the perpetrators.

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