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India Inc takes on Sangh hotheads

NEW DELHI(TOI): Corporate India had been complaining in private about Sangh hotheads derailing the development agenda, but on Tuesday it decided to speak up. The new FICCI president, Jyotsna Suri, minced no words. “It (recent statements of hotheads) is certainly diluting the focus and it is uncalled for. It is detrimental to the (development) agenda… […]

Assam in high alert but Bodo terrorists killed 34 people

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Guwahati(PTI): At least 34 people were gunned down and 50 injured in attacks by suspected Bodo terrorist group NDFB (S) this evening at different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. Three more persons were believed to have been killed in another attack by the same outfit in Kokrajhar but the police were yet […]

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Raghubar Das downplays speculation about him being considered for Jharkhand Chief Minister post

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kolkata(PTI): Amid speculation that he may be named the chief ministerial candidate following his party’s splendid show in the Jharkhand Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raghubar Das on Tuesday said that a final call in this regard would be taken by the party’s central leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I am grateful […]

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Modi wave diminishing, will not be a factor in Delhi poll: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Downplaying the electoral success of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said that the Narendra Modi wave has diminished with every assembly election and it would not be a factor in upcoming Delhi polls. Addressing a news conference here, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the BJP had claimed that it would […]

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“All options open for BJP in Jammu & Kashmir”, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

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New Delhi(PTI): All options are open for BJP in Jammu and Kashmir and a threadbare discussion on all issues related to the government formation will take place during a meeting of Parliamentary Board scheduled for Wednesday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. Singh, a Lok Sabha MP from Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur constituency, said […]

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A letter to Santa, writes Twinkle Khanna

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Dear Santa, I would first like to say how much I admire you for holding your own and not giving in to the 4,00,000 diets that are flooding the market and for not trying liposuction or indulging in the current trend, bariatric surgery. You are truly a mascot for ‘Big is Beautiful ‘. I would […]

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Biopic on me should promote badminton, says ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

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Ace shuttler and Olympic Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said that she won’t mind a biopic made on her life and wants it to highlight the sport of badminton rather than focus on her. Saina, who won three titles this year including the recently won China Open, said that if a film or a […]

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Keeping political affiliations aside, Jadavpur University students unite to boycott convocation

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Kolkata(PTI): With just a day to go for the Jadavpur University convocation, students irrespective of political colour, are all set to boycott the ceremony that is to be held on December 24. This is a common sentiment among the students and they have agreed to unanimously support the boycott. “For us, boycotting the convocation will […]

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Big win for BJP in Jammu region as it bags 25 of 37 seats

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New Delhi(PTI): BJP made significant inroads in the Jammu region as it bagged 25 of the 37 seats in the province, a feat which helped it emerge as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir where the Assembly election results were announced on Tuesday. The party, however, failed to make any breakthrough in the […]

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Poll debacle: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to meet AICC general secretaries tomorrow

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New Delhi(PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has called a meeting of AICC general secretaries on Wednesday in the backdrop of the party suffering reverses in assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand. Sources said that the meeting will be attended by all general secretaries and especially by those in charge of the two […]

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