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Preserving credibility biggest challenge before media, says PM Narendra Modi

Kolhapur (PTI): Preserving its credibility is the biggest challenge before the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said as he emphasised the importance of criticism in “purifying” democracy but deprecated the practice of levelling accusations. “Democracy will come to a standstill if there is no criticism. Water is clean when flowing but dirty when […]

Nitish Kumar flays Centre for bringing ordinance on land acquisition

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Patna(PTI): Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government over the land acquisition ordinance, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar accused the Centre on Saturday of working against interest of farmers to benefit industrialists. “What was the need to bring the ordinance through ‘chor darwaza’ (back door) in a hurry?” Kumar told reporters after a meeting of political […]

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Left parties to stage protests ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to India

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New Delhi(PTI): Six Left parties would organise demonstrations across the country on January 24, ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit here, to protest US “interference” in India’s internal affairs and the BJP-led government’s “pro-US” policies. The parties, which met here on Friday, decided to hold the protests on three primary slogans – ‘halt US aggression’ […]

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Air India to run 5 more flights to Ahmedabad for Vibrant Gujarat and Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

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NEW DELHI(PTI): National carrier Air India has said it will operate five additional flights to Ahmedabad from Delhi during the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit and Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) in Gandhinagar. Air India will deploy a 122-seater A319 plane to operate these flights, which will facilitate the travel of participants attending the Pravasi […]

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Fear returns to Indo-Pak border amid heavy mortar shelling, killing one and injuring eight

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Jammu(PTI): Terror seems to have returned to the Indo-Pak border areas in Jammu and Kashmir, where heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers since the past twelve hours, has triggered migration from the affected border villages. “We are leaving our homes and hearths shelled by Pakistan since last night. We are going to shelter camps. There […]

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Pakistan troops target villages, 13 border posts; 6 civilians injured in Jammu & Kashmir

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Jammu(PTI): Pakistani troops targeted villages and 13 border outposts in heavy shelling since last night along the border in Kathua and Samba districts in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving six civilians injured. The latest round of ceasefire violations by Pakistan which started on New Year eve has left a BSF jawan dead and seven others injured […]

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Woman says forced as minor into sex with Prince Andrew; Buckingham Palace denies allegations

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London(AFP): Buckingham Palace on Friday denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman. The woman, referred to as “Jane Doe #3” in legal papers filed this week in […]

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Idaho’s governor appeals to Supreme Court to reinstate ban on gay marriage

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Salmon, Idaho: Idaho’s Republican governor and attorney general petitioned the US Supreme Court on Friday to hear their appeals of a court decision legalizing gay nuptials, arguing Idaho residents have the right to define marriage as between a man and a woman. A ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in October struck […]

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Australian quick Mitchell Johnson doubtful for fourth India test

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Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is doubtful for the fourth and final test against India next week after a hamstring problem forced him out of training on Saturday. The 33-year-old reigning ICC Cricketer of the Year’s decision to sit out Saturday’s session is thought to be precautionary, with an eye on the World Cup starting […]

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Coach David Moyes says struggling Real Sociedad can floor Barca

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Barcelona : Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces his biggest La Liga challenge yet when second-placed Barcelona visit on Sunday and says his players have shown they are capable of beating the best. The former Manchester United manager took charge of the relegation-threatened club in November. Since then they have lost only once but also […]

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