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Mamata extends wishes on Rath Yatra, Eid

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:52

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday conveyed greetings to people on the occasion of Rath Yatra and Eid-ul-Fitr after returning from her tour of the Netherlands.

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Gulmohar trip turned to be fatal for Delhi family

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:34

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A plan for a summer vacation in the cooler climes of Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg happened to be be fatal for Pusa Institute of Technology lecturer Jayant Andraskar, his wife and two daughters as they plunged to their deaths when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent their cable car cabin hurtling hundreds of metres down.

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Those using term 'undeclared Emergency' against NDA must introspect:Jaitley

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:00

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Terming the "Emergency" imposed by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 as an "assault on all democratic institutions", Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the NDA government's critics using the expression "undeclared Emergency" against it, "need to introspect their own roles during the Emergency".

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As Modi, Trump meet, all eyes on Washington

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:32

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) From Moscow to Tokyo, Beijing to Paris and Islamabad to Kabul, all eyes will be on Washington on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.

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President, Vice President, Speaker wish people on Eid-ul-Fitr

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:26

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wished the countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr, hoping the festival brings prosperity to all and also strengthens "faith in our unity and common destiny" that characterises India's composite culture.

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Government holds 3rd 'Slum Yuva Daud'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:10

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two central ministers flagged off the third "Slum Yuva Daud" here on Sunday which saw thousands of youths taking part in the race from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic, Pitampura, to Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi.

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Rohini court sharpshooter held in Delhi

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 21:02

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A sharpshooter of a gang, wanted in the sensational April 29 shootout in Rohini court, has been arrested in west Delhi area, police said on Sunday.

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Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential candidate, on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of conscience" while casting their vote in the July 17 election as the President's office "cannot function to serve narrow political interests".

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An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country now, says Congress

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:50

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Accepting that the "Emergency" was a mistake and the party had learnt from it, the Congress on Sunday hit out at the Narendra Modi government saying the country's situation was that of an "undeclared Emergency".

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Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Monday

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:32

Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday as the moon of 'Shawwal' was sighted on Sunday.

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Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident (Fourth Lead)

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:30

Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent a gondola car cabin hurtling hundreds of meters down in Jammu and Kashmir after snapping the cable, authorities said.

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Dozen bike, phone thieves arrested in Ghaziabad

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:52

Ghaziabad, June 25 (IANS) A dozen criminals who stole motorcycles and mobile phones have been arrested in Ghaziabad, police said on Sunday, adding they had recovered several stolen phones and two-wheelers.

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Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, five arrested

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:38

Sabarimala (Kerala), June 25 (IANS) Five people were arrested on charges of damaging a new gold-coated flag post consecrated only on Sunday afternoon at the famed Sabarimala temple here in Kerala.

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Justice Karnan still in hospital

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:28

Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan continued to be in hospital for the fourth day on Sunday with doctors saying his condition is now stable.

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