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Delhi HC stays attachment proceedings of Virbhadra children's properties

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:46

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In an relief to son and daughter of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed "all further proceedings" in connection with provisional attachment of their properties by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe.

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Rs.18.5 crore seized, 32 booked ahead of Kerala polls

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:38

Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Police and income tax authorities in Kerala have seized Rs.18.5 crore in cash and booked 32 people for possessing unaccounted money ever since assembly elections were announced in the state.

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Clarify on Agusta chopper scam, BJP asks ex-minister Antony

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:26

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday asked former defence minister A.K. Antony to clarify if any Congress leader was involved in accepting bribe in the $750 million AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal.

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States don't give food subsidy, Centre does: Paswan

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:20

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) State governments like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have contributed nothing to implement the National Food Security Act and yet try to claim credit for the scheme, union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

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Parsi community lauded for role in nation-building

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:20

London, April 26 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Navtej Sarna lauded the Parsi community for its role in India's freedom struggle as well as in post-independence nation-building.

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Modi-Mamata collusion a danger to Bengal: Sonia

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:10

Canning (West Bengal), April 26 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for making "false promises", and said the "Modi-Mamata collusion" was a grave danger to the state as well as democracy.

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After liquor ban, crime graph down in Bihar

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:58

Patna, April 26 (IANS) The complete ban on liquor in Bihar is showing positive results -- crimes as well as road accidents have come down in the last 20 days, officials said on Tuesday.

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BJP dares Congress to come clean on AgustaWestland deal

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:44

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday dared the Congress to come clean on the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland deal after an Italian court observed that it was "proven" that illegal money had made their way to Indian officials.

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Suspected IM operative nabbed at Mumbai airport

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:28

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) A suspected Indian Mujahiddeen (IM) operative wanted by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat Police forces for various acts of terror -- among these the July 2011 triple blasts of Mumbai -- was arrested from the airport here on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

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Disclose all overseas assets to banks: SC tells Mallya

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:24

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to disclose all the overseas assets held by him and his estranged wife and children to the banks which are seeking the recovery of more than Rs.9,000 crore in the principal and interest, loaned to his now-grounded Kingfisher Airlines.

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Manipur's rain-hit await relief as government gathers reports

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:16

Imphal, April 26 (IANS) People affected by torrential rains in Manipur in the last 10 days are sore over the alleged sloth in official response to their plight as the government awaits district collectors' reports before disbursing relief.

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Slum fire in Lucknow destroys 50 shanties

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:04

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) About 50 shanties in a slum here were gutted on Tuesday in a fire, but no one suffered any serious injury, police said.

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BJP asks its MPs to go on offensive on Ishrat Jahan case

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:58

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday asked its members of parliament to go on the offensive against the Congress over the issue of Ishrat Jahan gun battle case.

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Gandhinagar civic polls: BJP, Congress win equal seats

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:52

Gandhinagar, April 26 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress won equal number of seats in the election to the municipal corporation of Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar, throwing up a tie.

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