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2 killed as trainer aircraft crashes into river

April 26, 2017

BALAGHAT (MP)/GONDIA (MAHARASHTRA): A trainer aircraft crashed on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a trainee, after the craft got entangled in wires, officials said. Pilot Ranjan Gunta and student pilot Himani died when the National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) aircraft crashed around 9.30 a.m into the ...

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No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday putting to rest recent speculation on a politically sensitive issue "I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income," Jaitley said in a tweet, clarifying that the Ce...

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Modi thanks Delhiites for municipal poll victory

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of Delhi for their "faith" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it headed towards a sweep in the Delhi civic polls. "Grateful to the people of Delhi for the faith in BJP," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet. "I laud the hardwork of team @BJP4Delhi (Delhi BJP) which made t...

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Ajay Maken to resign as Delhi Congress Chief

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the civic polls and announced he was resigning from his post. "I will submit my resignation to the Congress President and Vice-President shortly," Maken told reporters. The Congress was a distant third in the Delhi municipal corporation po...

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AAP alleges widespread EVM tampering for BJP's civic poll win

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: With the BJP poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged large-scale tampering of EVMs. Speaking to reporters after counting trends showed the Bharatiya Janata Party winning and AAP at second spot, Delhi Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai and party leader Ashutosh said the results were comin...

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Kejriwal must resign, BJP will clean Delhi in 4 months: Manoj Tiwari

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: As the BJP was poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal must resign and promised that the BJP, which has been heading the civic bodies for the past 10 years, will “clean the city in four months”. “We will make Delhi a clean city ...

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BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls, wins 6 wards

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: The BJP was on Wednesday set to sweep the Delhi civic polls, leading in over 140 wards and has won six wards so far, according to the Delhi State Election Commission. The Aam Aadmi Party, was at second spot, leading in 40 wards and has won one ward so far. The Congress was at third spot, and was leading in 28 wards. In the East Delhi ...

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7-year jail to Chhota Rajan, 3 others in fake passport case

April 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: A special court on Tuesday awarded seven-year jail term to gangster Chhota Rajan and three retired public servants in a fake passport case. Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal awarded the sentence to Rajan and others for offences including forgery of valuable security under the IPC which entails a maximum punishment of life imprisonment....

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India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

April 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan. "Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia; #IndiaArmenia sign three agreements," External Affairs Ministry spokesper...

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Rahul Gandhi's aunt dead

April 25, 2017

KASAULI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's aunt Shobha Nehru died at her residence here on Tuesday morning owing to age-related complications, her family said. She was 108. She was married to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cousin B.K. Nehru, an Indian diplomat who nearly succeeded Dag Hammarskjold as United Nations Secretary ...

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