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TCS increases its hiring target by 15,000, to take in 75,000 this fiscal

Mumbai: Country’s largest software firm TCS on Tuesday increased its hiring target to 75,000 from 60,000 for this fiscal and said attrition level has come down marginally for the company. The attrition rate has stabilised during the second quarter and stood at 16.2% compared to the previous three months, the company said, adding it is […]

Dadri murder wrong, perpetrators should be punished: BJP president Amit Shah

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New Delhi(PTI): The lynching of a Muslim man over beef-eating rumours in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh was “wrong” and the perpatrators should be punished, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said while admitting that controversial party MLA Sangeet Som should not have visited the village. “Whoever has done….this is wrong. They should be arrested and […]

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Writers renouncing honours suffer from ‘disease of secularism’, says RSS

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Nagpur(PTI): RSS has come down heavily on litterateurs suffering from “disease of secularism” returning their “medals”, saying they had no problem in accepting the honours from those “guilty of anti-Sikh riots”. It said nothing but the “Nehruvian model” was acceptable to these secular “pen artistes”. “Some pen artists afflicted with the disease of secularism have […]

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BJP hits back at Shiv Sena, mocks it for displaying ‘fake patriotism’

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Mumbai: Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar has slammed the Shiv Sena, calling its rhetoric a display of fake patriotism and asking the party to work alongside the BJP for the development of Maharashtra, according to a Zee Media report. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday felicitated the attackers of former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni, The Sena […]

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Novelist Dalip Kaur Tiwana to return Padma Shri, more writers protest

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Chandigarh: Eighty-year-old Dalip Kaur Tiwana, known as the leading novelist and short-story writer in contemporary Punjabi literature, announced on Tuesday evening that she is returning her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award. Tiwana is the first to give up the Padma Award, expressing ‚Äúsolidarity with other writers who are protesting against the increasing cultural […]

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Mob turns violent after Ajay Devgn turns up late at BJP rally

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Around 12 people, including some policemen, were injured as police resorted to lathicharge to quell a stone-pelting crowd which grew restive due to late arrival of Bollywood actor star Ajay Devgn at a poll rally here. Superintendent of Police Vivekanand Kumar said, a big crowd had gathered at the ground which became unmanageable with no […]

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BCCI sends letter to DDCA for allowing Vidarbha players to interact with Mohammed Azharuddin

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shot off a letter to the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for allowing some of the Vidarbha cricketers to flout the Anti Corruption norms by speaking to former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin during a Ranji Trophy match against Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla. The […]

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Rohini Salian names Suhas Warke, a Superintendent of Police in NIA who asked her to ‘go soft’ on accused

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Mumbai: More than three months after dropping a bombshell that a NIA officer had asked her to go soft against the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, former Special Prosecutor Rohini Salian has now named the officer. In an affidavit, Salian has disclosed in an affidavit to Bombay High Court that it was Suhas […]

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I am agent of peace and will continue be one, says Sudheendra Kulkarni

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Mumbai(PTI): ORF chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni on Tuesday described himself as an “agent of peace” and not a “Pakistani agent” as labelled by Shiv Sena for hosting former Pakistan minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and asked the saffron party to respect other people’s freedom of expression. “I have been labelled a Pakistani agent in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. […]

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Salman Rushdie dismisses criticism by ‘Modi Toadies’, says against ‘thuggish violence’

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London(PTI): Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie, who came under attack for backing authors protesting against “rising intolerance” in the country, rubbished the criticism by “Modi Toadies”, saying he supported no political party but was against “thuggish violence”. The author was flooded with a barrage of hate messages following his tweet in support of Nayantara […]

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