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Modi government planning to tinker with definition of One Rank One Pension, allege ex-servicemen

New Delhi(PTI): An ex-servicemen’s organisation on Wednesday claimed the government is planning to tinker with the definition of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP), and asserted they would vehemently oppose any such move. “Some unconfirmed reports suggest that there is a possibility of the government announcing the OROP implementation in the next couple of days,” a […]

Sharad Pawar retains presidency of Mumbai Cricket Association

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Mumbai(PTI): Sharad Pawar has retained his post as president of Mumbai Cricket Association in a contest against out going vice president Vijay Patil on Wednesday. Pawar has emerged victorious winning the elections by 172 votes as opposed to 145 for Vijay Patil. Sharad Pawar and Vijay Patil were the only contenders for the top post. […]

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Prime Minister launches ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’

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New Delhi(PTI): The app provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. Stepping up his digital presence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. The Android-based application is also […]

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Cleaner air could save 1.4 million lives in India, China

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New Delhi(PTI): Improving air quality could prevent up to 1.4 million premature deaths per year in polluted countries such as China and India, a new study has found. The study also warned that with no changes in air pollution, deaths per capita from air pollution would increase 20 to 30% during the next 15 years […]

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Saudi-led strikes on civilians fleeing Yemen unrest kill 31

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Sana(PTI): Medical officials have raised the toll from Saudi-led airstrikes on a convoy of civilians fleeing the fighting in southern Yemen to 31, making it among the deadliest single attacks since the air campaign began nearly three months ago. The officials say the attack took place early on Wednesday in the northern outskirts of the […]

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Yoga a perfect exercise for sound mental and physical health: Bundi Shahar Quazi Abdul Shakur

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Kota(PTI): Terming yoga as a perfect exercise for sound physical and mental health, Muslim clerics said on Wednesday the ancient exercise form should not be connected to a particular religion. Bundi Shahar Quazi Abdul Shakur said yoga is the best exercise for mental and physical health and expressed regret over politicisation of the issue. He […]

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BJP, SP spreading hatred, communalism: Mayawati

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Lucknow(PTI): BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday accused BJP and Samajwadi Party of spreading hatred and communalism in the society as some of their leaders were “spewing venom” and demanded stern action against them. “The manner in which (some) BJP and SP leaders are spreading communalism and hatred is most condemnable and unfortunate… this also proves […]

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Sushma Swaraj just made a ‘compassionate intervention’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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New Delhi(PTI): The government on Wednesday saw as “just a compassionate intervention” Union Minister Sushma Swaraj’s help to tainted former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi in securing British travel documents and preferred to wait for “details” with regard to the controversy over Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje allegedly backing his immigration plea. “As far as impropriety […]

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Israel mulling hosting Syrian refugees

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” Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday in Druze villages, under Israeli control, calling on Israel and the international community to take concrete steps to help the Syrian Druze community, under threat of suffering the ravages of Islamic State, Islamist militant groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda, and other rebels in the civil war that Syria has endured since 2011.”

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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ to hit Indian screens on June 26

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” I was so proud to see our poster go up after the ‘Fast & Furious’ poster. I think it’s important for women to see that someone wants to tell their story and make a movie that’s not about who’s going to get married and have a boyfriend, Banks said in a statement while talking about the film. “

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