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Mamata govt bans saffron VHP leader Togadia from entering Bengal

KOLKATA(IANS): The West Bengal government on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders banning the entry of VHP international vice president Praveen Togadia, saying his presence could lead to “communal tension” and disturb public tranquillity. A press note issued by the state home department said the “prohibitory orders under section 144 of the criminal penal code” were promulgated […]

Memorial for Narasimha Rao not a political decision: Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi(PTI): The government on Wednesday said the move to construct a memorial for former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was “not political”. “It was not a political decision. Narasimha Rao was a Congress leader and he was in the Congress party till his last (breath). There is no political angle to it,” Urban Development […]

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Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad Yadav

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Patna(PTI): The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Wednesday and vowed to launch a ‘Mahabharata-like war’ over the Land bill. “The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP and Prime Minister […]

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Giriraj Singh makes racist comment on Sonia Gandhi, later expresses regret; Congress demands his sacking

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New Delhi(PTI/ANI/UNI): Controversial BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh made a racist comment on Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, asking if the Congress party would have accepted her if she had not been white-skinned. “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian or if she (Sonia) wasn’t white skinned, would Congress accept her as a leader?” […]

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Giriraj Singh must question his parochial beliefs: Kiran Bedi

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Patna(PTI): Former IPS officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh needs to question his ‘parochial beliefs’. “He has to question his parochial belief. Even if he has regretted, he knows the statement will go public, is he not afraid? This […]

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Medha Patkar’s resignation won’t impact AAP, says party leader

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Aam Aadmi Party Madhya Pradesh Convener Alok Agrawal today said the resignation of its former leader Medha Patkar won’t impact it politically as she was not active in its affairs after she lost in the Lok Sabha elections last year. “After joining AAP, Medha fought Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai north-east seat. But, […]

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Salman Khan hit and run case: Prosecution rejects actor’s defence of not driving the car

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Mumbai(PTI): Prosecution, on Wednesday, rejected Bollywood star Salman Khan’s defence that it was his driver Ashok Singh who was driving his vehicle at the time of the 2002 mishap, saying it appears to be a “brought up” witness whose contention was belated and introduced at the fag end of the trial. Khan had submitted for […]

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ICC confirms resignation of president Kama

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” The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday officially protested to the ICC over controversial rulings by umpires against Bangladesh during their World Cup quarter-final against India.” Dubai/Dhaka, April 1():  The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the resignation of its president Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal over World Cup trophy-giving fiasco and said in a statement […]

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62 Yemeni children killed in fighting: UN

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Geneva, April 1 (IANS/AKI): At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during fighting between Shia Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing the government, according to the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef). The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified, the Unicef said […]

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New trade policy unveiled; focus on boosting svcs, exports

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Mumbai,April 1(CNBC):  The commerce ministry Wednesday announced its new Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020. To address the infrastructural bottlenecks, complex procedures and manufacturing hurdles, the new trade policy announced two new schemes — Merchandise Exports From India Scheme (MEIS) and Services Exports From India Scheme (SIES). Addressing the media, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman […]

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