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Modi, Sonia Gandhi greet people on Chhath Puja

October 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', a festival celebrated in parts of the country on the sixth day after Diwali. "Greetings to everyone on Chhath Puja," the Prime Minister tweeted. Sonia Gandhi, in a statement, extended her wishes on the occasion...

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Telangana to develop industrial estate for Muslims

October 23, 2017

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has decided to develop an exclusive industrial estate and IT corridor for Muslims. The decision was taken on Monday by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at a meeting with senior officials and Muslim leaders. It was also decided to construct the Hyderabad International Islamic Cultural Convention Centre on 10 ...

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu admitted to AIIMS, undergoes angiography

October 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday underwent angiography procedure at the All India Institute of a Medical Sciences, according to a senior cardiologist at the hospital. Naidu was admitted to the hospital on Friday after his sugar and blood pressure were high along with he complained of some cardiac issues. He was admitted to th...

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Silver and Bronze for India in Worldskills competition

October 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: As the country plunged in festivity here, a team of individuals found a different brilliance at the shores in Abu Dhabi with the winning of a Silver and a Bronze medal at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, Ministry of Skill Development said in a statement on Friday. Mohit Dudeja won a Silver for Patisserie and Confectionery, and Kiran, a...

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Work is on to link public health with ayurveda: Narendra Modi

October 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga. “Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment. It encompasses social health, public health and environmental health,”...

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India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passes away

October 15, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passed away in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Sunday, following prolonged illness. He was 87 and survived by three daughters and two sons. Khan, who had represented India in 1956 Melbourne Olympics, breathed his last at his house in Islampur, a small village near Repalle in Guntur. Accor...

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Aarushi murder case: Timeline of one of the most mysterious whodunits

October 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Aarushi murder case is one of India's most sensational and mysterious murders. The May 16-17, 2008, double murder of teenager Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj remains an unsolved case, in which the girl's parents, dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar have been acquitted by court. Here is a timeline of the case. May 16, 2008...

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Panneerselvam meets PM, denies differences with CM

October 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering speculation of differences between him and Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy, but he asserted that they were working unitedly. "There are no hard feelings in me. And there will be no hard feelings because of me. It has been an uncondit...

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Sasikala returns to Bengaluru prison after five-day parole

October 12, 2017

BENGALURU: AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala returned to Bengaluru Central Jail on Thursday after the five-day parole granted to meet her ailing husband in a Chennai hospital, jail officials said. "Sasikala has returned to the prison on Thursday at around 4.30 p.m. within the stipulated time," Bengaluru Central Jail Superintendent G. Somashekar said. "...

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Sex with wife below 18 is rape: Supreme Court

October 11, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape, striking down the provision of criminal law that permitted sex with wife aged between 15 and 18. The husband is liable to be prosecuted if the woman files a complaint within a year of the sexual act, the Supreme Court said. The landmark order comes at a ti...

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