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Mehbooba to meet Modi as threat of governor's rule looms

April 22, 2017

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to discuss the current crisis when she meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 23—against the backdrop of the April 19 meeting of the BJP core group that reviewed the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley and is believed to have discussed the option of Central rule. Later, the...

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Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army that killed more than 80 soldiers. "Strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Mazar-e-Sharif. Our prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones," said Modi. At least 70 others were injured in the Friday attack when a group...

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Congress alleges graft in working of government’s procurement portal

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday alleged massive corruption in functioning of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal, launched by the NDA government for procurement of both products and services. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the allegations of corruption were raised by none other than some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lea...

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14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra

April 21, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: At least 14 persons were killed and 24 injured when a truck rammed into a group of villagers standing outside some shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said. The speeding truck hit an electric pole, before ramming into roadside shops on the Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road in Yerpadu, about 30 km from the temple tow...

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Major fire broke out at Bank Of India building in Mumbai

April 21, 2017

MUMBAI: A major fire broke out in the upper floors of Bank of India's heritage building here on Friday evening, officials said. There were no reports of any casualties so far. Thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing out of the top floors of the building, located close to the Bombay High Court and the Flora Fountain-Hutatma Chowk memorials in...

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Modi to meet BJP CMs

April 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting of Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of 13 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states on Sunday in the national capital. With an eye to the 2019 General Elections as well as upcoming assembly polls in several states, Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will be discussing with the CMs...

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Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

April 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail terms to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed. Those convicted by District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath are Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan alias Mohammed Raf...

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10 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra

April 21, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said. The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into roadside shops on Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road in Yerpadu, about 30 km from the temple town of Tirupati. Police said the acciden...

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We are now in an era of competition: PM Modi

April 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Stressing the importance of competition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics, the government needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler. “Things have changed vastly in the last 15-20 years. Earlier, government was everything. General public depended on the government for all t...

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50 students of the Jaypee University hospitalised in Himachal

April 21, 2017

SHIMLA: Over 50 students of the Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) near here have been hospitalised following suspected food poisoning, a senior doctor said on Friday. "The students were admitted late last (Thursday) night...," Shimla's Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand sa...

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