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What matters is talent, not gender: ISRO scientist Ritu Karidhal

New Delhi,Disha Shetty: Two years back when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the country’s first space probe that would orbit Mars labelled Mangalyaan, one picture stood out. It was that of ISRO’s women scientist celebrating, all of them dressed in Kanjeevaram sarees and with flowers in their …

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Jaitley satisfied with GDP figures, hopes for better future

New Delhi(PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said GDP in the current fiscal will be better than the 7.3% growth rate recorded in the last financial year and improve further in subsequent years. He said manufacturing sector recorded a “significant” growth of 9.3% in the September quarter despite an …

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There is ‘some amount’ of intolerance in the country: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi(PTI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said there was “some amount” of intolerance in the society which has to be identified and dealt with firmly, instead of generalising it. Without referring to any particular incident, Naidu participating in the debate in Rajya Sabha, said people making …

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Pakistan High Commission should be locked: Shiv Sena

Mumbai(ANI): The Shiv Sena on Monday demanded closing of the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital after it emerged that the members of the busted ISI spy-ring had links with them. “This is a very serious matter. Look how far they have penetrated. The people, who were arrested yesterday, …

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Intolerance row: Meenakshi Lekhi slams the ‘Award Wapsi brigade’

New Delhi: The debate on the issue of ‘intolerance’ got off to a stormy start in the Lok Sabha with the House witnessing uproar after a CPI(M) member attributed certain Hindutva remarks to Home Minister Rajnath Singh who denied them outright and demanded his apology. Mohammad Salim cited a news …

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BJP MLA Vijender Gupta carried out of Delhi Assembly by marshals

Delhi(PTI): Amid high drama, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, who is leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly, was on Monday marshalled out of the House which saw continued uproar over his party legislator O P Sharma’s alleged derogatory remarks against ruling AAP MLA Alka Lamba. Speaker Ram Niwas Goel initially asked …

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar retiring from politics?

New Delhi(dnaindia): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly hinted at retiring from politics. Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, speaking at a function in Mapusa town of Panaji, said he does not feel inclined to take up big responsibilities. “After 60 (years), one has to think about retirement. I …

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