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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi lead Congress protest against MPs’ suspension

Bolstered by support from most opposition parties, Congress on Tuesday took to the streets to mount a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government over the suspension of its 25 MPs, terming it as “murder of democracy” and demanding that Prime Minister hear the “voice of the country”. Leading the assault from the front, Congress […]

Mamata Banerjee declares 12 districts flood-hit, demands central funds

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared 12 districts in West Bengal as flood-hit and demanded adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood work, even as the death toll in it mounted to 83. The chief minister held the Damodar Valley Corporation responsible for ‘abnormal’ release of water from their barrages, claiming this resulted in […]

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Railways improving but long way to go: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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Railways is improving but it just a beginning and there is a “long way to go”, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday as he talked about various initiatives, including launch of bullet trains and tapping solar energy, as part of modernising the national transporter. Replying to a debate on Supplementary Demands for Excess Grants […]

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Sensex sheds 125 points post RBI policy review

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Mumbai, Aug 4(IANS) – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading at 124.84 points or 0.44 percent down during the afternoon session as India’s central bank Reserve Bank of India kept its key lending rates unchanged during its monetary policy review on Tuesday. Sensex sheds 125 points post […]

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Yureka Plus smartphone price dropped to Rs 8,999, registrations for next flash sale now open

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The 4G phablet phone space gets more interesting with manufacturers regularly lowering prices Yu Yureka Plus The Yu Yureka Plus has just seen a price cut to Rs 8,999. | Image source: Yu From its launch price tag of Rs 9,999, this mid-range 4G phone now costs a thousand rupees lesser, just ahead of its […]

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Maharashtra requests Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan to help save tigers

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The Maharashtra government has written to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Amitabh Bachchan requesting them to be brand ambassadors for its tiger conservation project, it was announced here today. Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told reporters that he has written to the two icons last week seeking their involvement in the government’s efforts to save […]

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Congress to protest against suspension of its 25 MPs in Parliament premises

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Confrontation between government and opposition is set to escalate with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspending 25 Congress members for five days for “persistently, wilfully obstructing” the House”. The Congress party will on Monday stage a protest at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises. AAP leader Bhagwant Mann had also stated that his party’s […]

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Jammu & Kashmir: Heavy firing on border; Pakistani Rangers target 12 BOPs, one civilian killed

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One civilian has been killed in Pargwal sector of Jammu and Kashmir in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on Tuesday morning. Targeting 12 border out-posts (BoPs) Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border. BSF troops retaliated resulting in exchange of fire, which was still going on when last reports […]

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