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Swine flu: 39 more deaths, toll Crosses 1000 mark

New Delhi(PTI): Swine flu claimed 39 more lives as the death toll reached closer to the 1000 mark while the number of people affected with the H1N1 virus across the country crossed 17,000 on Thursday. Ministry sources said 965 people have perished due to the disease while the total number of people affected with the […]

Former RSS leader KN Govindacharya slams PM Modi government over land ordinance issue

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New Delhi(PTI): ovindacharya on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government’s “eagerness” to bring amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill shows that it is “anti-people and pro-corporate”. He said, “The government must issue a white paper on the land of the industries it had shut down and furnish details of the land it had alloted to […]

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Shoaib Akthar wins long running legal battle against PCB

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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday reportedly won a long running legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for recovery of seven million rupees, which were deducted from his earnings as penalty imposed on him by an appellate tribunal for indiscipline. In October 2007 when Nasim Ashraf was Chairman of the PCB, […]

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Virat Kohli can score 50 ODI tons, says Sourav Ganguly

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Kolkata(PTI): India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro’s 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. “Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries, he still has 28 […]

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To ensure water supply in Delhi, Kejriwal writes to Haryana CM ML Khattar

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New Delhi(PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought the cooperation of his Haryana counterpart ML Khattar for ensuring adequate supply of water in the national capital as he took up the long-pending issue of the Munak canal ahead of the onset of summer. Urging Khattar to look into the matter personally so that the […]

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College student gives birth in toilet, kills infant in Tamil Nadu

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Coimbatore(PTI): A final year undergraduate student, who had been concealing her pregnancy, gave birth to a baby in a toilet of a petrol bunk and allegedly strangulated the newborn in the early hours today, police said. The woman pursuing Bsc at a private college in Athur in Salem district was returning along with her collegemates […]

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PM Modi will not take suggestions as he is ‘allergic’ to me: Anna Hazare

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New Delhi(PTI): Social activist Anna Hazare, who is spearheading agitation against the Land Acquisition Bill, today said Prime Minister will not accept his suggestions on the issue as Narendra Modi is “allergic” to him. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accept my suggestions on the Land Acquisition Bill as during the Lok Sabha elections, I […]

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New NDA government, old UPA ideas: The continuing defence of Section 66 (A)

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New Delhi,Pranav Joshi: On Wednesday, the Modi government argued before the Supreme Court of India that Section 66 (A) of the IT act was essential, despite the controversy surrounding it. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that “there was a need for a mechanism to put checks and balances on this medium”, because […]

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Hindu gods wont forgive Railway Minister for neglecting Uttarakhand, says Congress

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Dehradoon(PTI): Describing the rail budget as “extremely disappointing” for Uttarakhand, Congress on Thursday said the Hindu deities will never forgive the Railway Minister for neglecting the hill state also called “Devbhoomi”, the land of Gods. Reacting to the rail budget, PCC president Kishore Upadhyay said, “The rail budget is full of hollow promises and has […]

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Bombay High Court takes action on rights of undertrial prisoners on Supreme Court order

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Mumbai(PTI): The Bombay High Court has taken cognisance of the issue of rights of undertrial prisoners, especially females and their children, and also mentally- challenged convicts and undertrials on the basis of a Supreme Court order. Justices PV Hardas and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi on Wednesday appointed counsel Ashok Mundargi as ‘Amicus Curiae’ (friend of court) to […]

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