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Presidential poll: Kovind leads after first round counting

July 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: NDAs Ramnath Kovind was leading over opposition-backed Meira Kumar on Thursday after the first round of vote count in the Presidential election. According to Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer for the July 20 election, Kovind secured 60,683 value of votes after ballots from four states - Andhra Pradesh, Arun...

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Modi condoles death of 15 passengers in Himachal

July 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the death of 15 passengers in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district. "My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in the tragic bus accident... May those injured recover quickly," Modi tweeted. At least 15 persons were killed and an equal number inju...

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Fought presidential poll with confidence: Meira Kumar

July 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: Combined opposition-backed nominee Meira Kumar on Thursday said she contested the election for the country's 14th President with "confidence". "I have fought this elections with faith, belief and confidence in the ideology. I also believe in inner voice of conscience," Kumar told the media. She was replying to questions of media perso...

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15 killed in Himachal road accident

July 20, 2017

SHIMLA: Fifteen persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here. The bus with 35 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to N...

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Sachin Tendulkar offers Workship at Tirupati Temple!

July 20, 2017

TIRUPATHI: Sachin Tendulkar today offered workship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala near here. He arrived here with his wife Anjali, industralist Nimmagadda Prasad and former cricketer V Chamundeswara Nath last night by a special flight from Hyderabad. He left for Hyderabad after worship. ...

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GST: Modi govt raises tax on cigarettes

July 18, 2017

New Delhi, July 18: India has raised the total tax on cigarettes resulting in an increase of as much as Rs 792 ($12.31) for every 1,000 cigarettes, adding about Rs 5000 crore ($777 million) in revenues for the government, finance minister Arun Jaitley said. The higher rate will be effective from July 18, Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi on Mond...

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Indian Americans protest mob lynchings in India

July 18, 2017

Washington, July 18: Indian Americans, spanning various communities, held protests in three US cities, to express their outrage over lynching of minorities by mobs in India and the Narendra Modi government's policies which are "emboldening such forces". The protests here as well as San Diego and San Jose on Sunday were organised by The Alliance fo...

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