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Train hostesses to welcome travellers with roses

NEW DELHI: Imagine being ushered into a train by a hostess who presents you a rose bud as soft music plays in the background. It will soon be a reality, with the Railways deciding to introduce train hostesses on soon to be launched Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express, the first train in …

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Modi doesn’t understand complexity of India: Azad

NEW DELHI(TH): Presaging a stormy budget session, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has termed the government’s “disregard for maintaining social harmony” the biggest impediment to its own goals, rather than what the Opposition could do. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Mr. Azad …

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Hurt by U.S. plan to sell F-16s to Pakistan: Parrikar

NEW DELHI: Expressing “hurt” over the U.S.’ decision to sell Pakistan eight F-16 fighter jets, the government said it had made it clear that the deal was unacceptable to India. “I am quite hurt by [the sale of F-16s to Pakistan] and we have expressed our opinion quite clearly to …

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Noted poet Nida Fazli takes his last breath

Condolences poured in for noted Hindi and Urdu poet Nida Fazli, who died here on Monday. He was in his late 70s. Fazli’s daughter confirmed the poet’s demise, a member of the organising team of upcoming Urdu festival Jashn-e-Rekhta said. Fazli was a key guest at the festival. Lata Mangeshkar …

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Congress using Patel community for political gains: Hardik Patel

AHMEDABAD(PTI): Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel has written a letter to Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki alleging that his party was using the the community for its own political gains and if this continues, it won’t come to power for another 25 years. He also warned Solanki that …

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