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Asaram Bapu case: Court rejects woman’s plea for new statement

Gandhinagar(PTI): A court in Gandhinagar on Monday turned down the plea of a 33-year-old woman, who had accused self-styled godman Asaram of sexual assault, to record a fresh statement under section 164 of CrPc. The woman had last week filed the application seeking re-recording of her statement in connection with …

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Now, a PMO note says Christmas is a working day for government

New Delhi(TOI): The Prime Minister’s Office has reportedly sent out a wishlist to all the ministers saying Christmas this year, which the Narendra Modi government has declared as Good Governance Day, be considered a working day for the NDA government. The PMO is likely to follow the wishlist with a …

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RJD member tears newspapers in Lok Sabha, draws flak from Chair

NEW DELHI(PTI): Lok Sabha witnessed a low with a member tearing a newspaper and throwing its pieces in the House, drawing strong condemnation from the Chair. As the atmosphere was surcharged with protests from opposition members on the conversion issue, Rajesh Ranjan (RJD) tore a newspaper and threw bits all …

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Lokpal amendment bill sent to Standing Committee of Parliament

NEW DELHI(PTI): A bill seeking to amend Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act to include leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in a panel which will select chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body was today referred to the Standing Committee of Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu …

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Sachin Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 ICC World Cup

New Delhi (ANI): Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was today named the event’s ambassador for the second successive edition. “The International Cricket Council today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time …

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Maoists attack forest offices in two places in Kerala

Palakkad(PTI): Suspected Maoists on Friday attacked offices of forest department in Palakkad and Waynad districts in Kerala in the wee hours. No one was hurt in both the incidents. Billboards and posters allegedly by Maoists were found in both the places, police said. A forest range office at Mukkala in …

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