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Dinakaran group to meet Governor on Tuesday

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:44

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday.

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Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension for now

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:30

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but remain under suspension from service for now, informed sources said on Monday.

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Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM to visit India

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:24

New Delhi/Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) In what will be his first foreign trip after assuming office in June, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will arrive in India on August 23 on a five-day visit, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.

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Dhinakaran faction to meet TN Governor on Tuesday

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:18

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday and discuss the latest developments that led to the merger of two other factions and induction of O. Panneerselvam as Deputy Chief Minister.

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Srijan scam accused dies in Bihar hospital

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:04

Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Mahesh Mandal, one of the key accused arrested in the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, has died in a hospital, police said on Monday.

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Amnesty criticises book ban in Jharkhand

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Jharkhand governments decision to ban a collection of short stories by an Adivasi writer and suspend him from his government job for allegedly hurting peoples sentiments is an attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said on Monday.

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Lotus blooms in Mira-Bhayander polls, Shiv Sena jolted

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:56

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback despite improving its tally.

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Congress flays AIADMK over NDA alliance

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:48

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Congress on Monday criticised the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for its reported decision to join the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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AIADMK expected to join NDA, cabinet reshuffle on the cards

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:38

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) An early reshuffle of the Union Cabinet appears to be on the cards with a united AIADMK expected to join the National Democratic Alliance in the next few days and JD-U having already having decided to join the ruling alliance at the Centre.

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Pakistan firmly supports China

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:36

Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan said on Monday that it firmly supports China on issues concerning its core interests.

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