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BJP will build Ram Mandir in Ayodha: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

New Delhi: Mahesh Sharma, the Cultural Minister of India has reiterated his party’s desire to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. He was quoted saying by ANI, that the nation’s dream is that Ram Mandir should be built soon. He said that his party has already made their views about the subject be known and that […]

Facebook’s Free Basics: Not the big bad wolf it’s made out to be?

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Mumbai, Marco D’Souza: Wait. Before unleashing a tirade of invectives at so preposterous a suggestion, let’s step back and take a long, rational look at the situation so far. It started with Facebook announcing their ostensibly noble Internet.org initiatve in the country in February this year; a platform that saw them partnering with Reliance Communications […]

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Gopal Subramanium panel to probe DDCA affairs even if struck down by Centre: Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi(PTI): Striking a defiant note, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Commission of Inquiry ordered by his government will probe alleged irregularities in DDCA even if it is struck down by the Centre. Kejriwal said the file pertaining to setting up of the commission has been forwarded to the PMO by the […]

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Jayalalithaa allots houses for people who lost homes in deluge

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CHENNAI: Setting in motion the process of resettling people who had lost their hutments in areas, including the banks of River Adyar here in recent floods, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa today issued orders allotting houses for them. The government has also announced that families that relocate would get an allowance of Rs 5,000 towards […]

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Rs 50,000-crore loans disbursed to small entrepreneurs under MUDRA: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Underlining that financial inclusion is the government’s core focus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said banks have given loans worth Rs 50,000 crore to small entrepreneurs under the MUDRA Yojana. Addressing Dalit entrepreneurs, he said, “80,000 borrowers have benefited from the scheme under which more than Rs 50,000 crore worth of loans […]

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Mandana Karimi behind-the-scenes video from ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum 3’ is too hot to handle!

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The makers of Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3 have released a behind-the-scenes video of Mandana Karimi, who’s a Bigg Boss 9 contestant and will soon be seen in India’s first porn-com movie with Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani. The Iranian model sends the temperature soaring in a two-piece suit. KKHH 3 claims to be India’s […]

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Jamia convocation on Jan 19, PM Modi expresses inability to attend

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Scientist Goverdhan Mehta will be the chief guest at the annual convocation of Jamia Millia Islamia on January 19 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his inability to preside over the event due to time constraints. The varsity had in November extended an invite to Modi, which triggered a controversy as a […]

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Disinvestment Secretary Aradhana Johri shifted to Cabinet Secretariat

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New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Aradhana Johri has been shifted out as Disinvestment Secretary to Cabinet Secretariat and Sanjay Mitra has been named as the new Road Transport and Highways Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle. Johri, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been replaced by Neeraj Kumar Gupta, […]

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Smriti Irani Protests ‘Worse Than ULFA Violence’, Says Chief Minister Gogoi

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has declared yesterday’s BJP protests in the state as “unparalleled in history” and more egregious than the acts of violence committed by terror group ULFA (United Liberation Front of Asom). BJP leaders, on the other hand, claim that 50 people were arrested for the demonstrations which demanded action against […]

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NEW DELHI: Nine Indian reporters were among 110 journalists killed around the world in 2015, a media watchdog group said today, dubbing India as “Asia’s deadliest country” for media personnel, ahead of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. In its annual roundup, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said nine journalists had been murdered in India so far in […]

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