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Climate accord blueprint delivered at Paris talks, India hopes for ‘just’ outcome

Paris(PTI): A blueprint for a pact to cap greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming was delivered on Saturday by negotiators from 195 nations as India hoped for a “just and equitable” outcome at the climate conference. The 48-page draft, that still contains all the unresolved options on the key issues at stake, will form […]

5 farmers committed suicide in Nashik in past 5 days

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Mumbai: Five farmers have committed suicides in last five days since December 1, 2015 in Nashik district out of which four have been in Malegaon tehsil and one in Igatpuri. Sunil Desale, 35, a resident of Sherul village in Malegaon, hanged himself from a tree to end his life. A bus driver who was taking […]

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Development remains Modi government’s lone agenda, says Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi(PTI): Stating that development is Narendra Modi Government’s lone agenda, Union Minister and BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said those attacking it in the name of “intolerance” were actually hurting the image of the country. “Those attacking the NDA Government in the name of “intolerance” are actually hurting the image and standing […]

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BJD distances itself from MP Jay Panda’s view on role of Rajya Sabha

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A day after six MPs moved a notice alleging breach of privilege and contempt against BJD MP Baijayant Panda over his write-up seeking the reduction of Rajya Sabha’s power, the regional outfit on Saturday distanced itself from the controversy. “Whatever Panda said on the Rajya Sabha’s role, that is his personal opinion and does not […]

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Triple suicide blast on Lake Chad island; 30 dead, 80 injured

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Three suicide bombers attacked the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad on Saturday, killing around 30 people and injuring 80, two security sources told Reuters. The sources said the attacks coincided with market day. Earlier this year, thousands of people fleeing Islamist militant group Boko Haram sought refuge on the island […]

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Myntra Ad: Radhika Apte addresses bias against pregnant working women in the corporate world

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Mumbai: Radhika Apte has time and again proved her mettle as a talented actress. Her ability to take tough decisions, though not in line with norms actresses usually follow, is inspirational. In Myntra’s latest ad in the ‘Bold is beautiful’ series, Apte plays the role of a talented pregnant woman who is denied promotion by […]

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Sushma Swaraj’s visit will help improve Indo-Pak ties: National Conference

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New Delhi(PTI): National Conference on Saturday hoped that the proposed visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan next week will help in improving relations, lead to resumption of dialogue process and resolution of all outstanding issues between the two countries. National leaders Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, both former Chief Ministers […]

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PDP president Mehbooba Mufti says Bihar election results a lesson to fringe elements misusing Hinduism

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Srinagar: PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday demanded that “fringe elements” acting in the name of Hinduism should be checked, drawing comparison with elements of ISIS who misuse Islam. “In our country tolerance is the strength of the country and if we don’t stop this so-called fringe elements…What is happening in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq… because […]

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Relief materials allegedly being allowed only after carrying Jayalalithaa stickers

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Even as Chennai battles historic floods, power cuts and shortage of essential commodities, relief materials are being allowed into certain parts of the city only if they carry a sticker of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, according to a report in an English daily. Several people have taken to Twitter and have alleged that relief […]

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Singapore to provide US $75,000 assistance to flood-hit Chennai

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New Delhi(PTI): Singapore has contributed US $75,000 to assist those affected by the devastating flood in Chennai, country’s foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday. Additionally, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has also sent a letter to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday. Balakrishnan has also informed the Chief Minister of Singapore’s contribution of […]

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