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Rahul Gandhi urges Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster

August 18, 2018

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare the floods in Kerala as a national disaster. "Dear PM (Prime Minister), please declare #Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. The lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake," Gandhi tweeted. Overf...

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PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala

August 18, 2018

KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history. The Prime Minister, who flew from Delhi...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93

August 16, 2018

After a 9-week long struggle, India's former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at AIIMS in New Delhi today. The 93-year old political icon was suffering from kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection and even respiratory problems. ...

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Kerala death toll reaches 87, huge damage to crops and properties

August 16, 2018

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the deadly deluge in Kerala continued to take a toll of life and property across the state -- with the number of deaths rising to 87 on Thursday -- the Centre has deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation that is currently underway. Till Thursday afternoon, 20 fresh deaths -- mostly from...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Germany, London

August 16, 2018

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Germany and London next week to meet businessmen, politicians, academics and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), it was announced on Thursday. "Because of the high demand from NRIs, and political, business, academia, intellectuals and media in EU and UK, President of the Indian National Congress...

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Vajpayee health condition remains critical

August 16, 2018

MUMBAI: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vajpayee, 93, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. The BJP veteran's condition remains critical and he continues to be on advanced life-support syst...

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NDA's Harivansh Singh elected RS Deputy Chair

August 09, 2018

NEW DELHI: NDA candidate and JD(U) member Harivansh Narayan Singh was today elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, defeating opposition’s B K Hariprasad. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu initiated the process of the election by calling for division of votes in the House. While Harivansh Narayan Singh secured 125 votes, Hariprasad got ...

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Transport shutdown affects normal life in Kerala

August 07, 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: Starting Tuesday midnight private buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, freight vehicles, state-owned KSRTC buses -- all have gone off Kerala roads in solidarity with a day-long strike organised by the All India Motor Transport Organisation. Even all workshops and spare parts shops have remained closed, turning it into a total shutdown...

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MP's son booked for sexually assaulting 11 nursing students

August 04, 2018

NIZAMABAD: The Nizamabad Police has registered a case against Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP D Srinivas's son for allegedly sexually assaulting 11 nursing school students. The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Nizamabad North, said that they received a complaint from 11 students of Shaankary college of nursing, which is run by Srinivas's...

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India test-fires interceptor missile

August 02, 2018

BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully test-fired the endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, which is a part of the country's ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield against a multiple target scenario. The interceptor missile (it remains within the earth's atmosphere at an altitude below 100 km), fired from the Abdul ...

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