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IUML leading in Kerala by-poll

April 17, 2017

MALAPPURAM (KERALA): On expected lines, IUML strongman and sitting legislator P.K. Kunhalikutty got off to an early lead as counting of votes began at the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Kunhalikutty was leading with over 13,000 votes as counting began at 8 a.m. here. The total turnout at Malappuram by-election on April 12, was 71.33 per cen...

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Death sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent: India

April 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: India said on Thursday that the alleged Indian spy sentenced to death in Pakistan was innocent of the charges hurled at him. The External Affairs Ministry also said that New Delhi was not aware where Kulbhushan Jadhav was held and the condition he was in due to Islamabad's refusal to provide consular access to him. "We have no informat...

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Jallianwala Bagh massacre martyrs won't be forgotten: Modi

April 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Punjab, saying that their heroism will never be forgotten. "Saluting the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Their valour and heroism will never be forgotten," Modi tweeted. The massacre took place on April 13, 1919 when a crowd o...

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BJP wins Rajouri Garden by-poll in Delhi

April 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: The BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Thursday won the Delhi assembly byelection from the Rajouri Garden constituency. He defeated his nearest rival Meenakshi Chandela of the Congress by a margin of nearly 14,000 votes, pushing the ruling AAP's candidate to a distant third, according to the Election Commission. Sirsa polled 40,602 votes, ...

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BJP leads in six out of 10 bypolls

April 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: The BJP was on Thursday leading in six and the Congress in two out of 10 assembly constituencies across eight states where by-elections were held on Sunday, said the Election Commission. As early trends emerged after the vote count began at 8 a.m., the Bharatiya Janata Party was ahead of the Congress in two assembly constituencies, Ater...

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After EC, opposition leaders meet President on EVM issue

April 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Opposition leaders, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee on the EVM issue and raised concern over what they dubbed as an "environment of fear and insecurity" in the country. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, and Communi...

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Modi world's most followed leader on Instagram

April 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: With 6.8 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the world's most followed leader on Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram, a new study revealed on Wednesday. Modi, who was at third spot on Instagram last year, is closely followed by the US President Donald Trump with 6.3 million followers, said the study conducted b...

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BJP leader offers Rs 11 lakh to behead Mamata

April 12, 2017

ALIGARH: A BJP youth leader has announced a bounty of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Yogesh Varshney of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha made the statement after police clashed with people taking part in a Hanuman Jayanti rally in West Bengal's Birbhum district. "She stands up for Muslims. Aren't Hind...

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Former Union minister Akhilesh Das dead

April 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Former Union minister and Congress leader Akhilesh Das passed away after suffering heart attack in Lucknow on Wednesday, a party source confirmed. He was 56. Das had rejoined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Das was Minister of State for Steel in the Manmohan Singh-led Cabinet during the United Progressiv...

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Bird hits Jet Airways flight, passengers stranded

April 12, 2017

VARANASI: About 150 passengers of a Jet Airways flight were stranded at the Varanasi airport on Wednesday after a bird hit the flight while taking off. According to the captain, three blades of the right engine were damaged due to the hit. The 9W 2423 flight from New Delhi-Khajuraho-Varanasi-New Delhi was unfit to fly, a Jet Airways official said...

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