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Ratan Tata has not made any comments on JNU, says Tata Group

MUMBAI(PTI): A political slugfest has erupted over the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition amid allegations that some students shouted anti-India slogans. Amid a raging controversy over events at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tata Group was caught in social media crossfire and had to officially deny comments attributed to its Chairman Emeritus […]

Not desirable to use exchange rate to spur economic growth, says RBI Chief Rajan

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MUMBAI(TH): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government don’t favour undervaluation of the exchange rate as a means to spur economic growth, RBI Governor Raghuraman Rajan said. “There are those who argue that in countries such as China, Japan and Korea business enterprises grew via an undervalued exchange rate,” Dr. Rajan said at […]

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Why our Indian universities are in ferment

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NEW DELHI,NIVEDITA MENON: As over two thousand students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi gathered peacefully on Saturday to protest police action on campus and the arrest of the President of the Students’ Union, a potentially dangerous stampede was set in motion at the front, when at Rahul Gandhi’s entrance, media people […]

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Govt. attempting to impose ideological hegemony on varsities: Karat

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The CPI(M) on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi Government, alleging that it “directed the crisis” at JNU and was attempting to impose ideological hegemony on varsities in the country. “Ever since the Modi Government came to power, universities across the country have been under siege. There have been constant attempts to impose ideological […]

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Situation tense in Kashmir after 2 civilian killings by armed forces

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JAMMU(PTI): Situation remained tense in Kashmir valley on Monday in the aftermath of killing of two civilians and a militant in south Kashmir on Sunday, with the authorities imposing curfew in parts of Srinagar and south Kashmir. Areas falling under six police stations in Srinagar and Pulwama district were placed under a curfew to stop […]

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Airstrike destroys MSF-supported clinic in Syria

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An airstrike destroyed a makeshift clinic supported by an international aid group in northern Syria on Monday, killing and wounding several people, activists and aid officials said. Mirella Hodeib of Doctors Without Borders also known by its French acronym MSF said the airstrike destroyed the MSF—supported structure in the northwestern town of Maaret al—Numan in […]

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Hafiz Saeed dismisses Rajnath’s claim over JNU protests

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ISLAMABAD(PTI): JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Monday rejected claims by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he had supported the event in JNU in memory of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. “The India home minister has alleged that I am behind the protest of Kashmiri students in Jawaharlal Nehru University where they chanted slogans […]

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Nepali PM K P Sharma Oli says India visit aimed at normalising ties

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KATHMANDU(PTI): Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Monday said his maiden visit to India this week is aimed at bringing bilateral ties back on track by clearing “misunderstandings” even as he defended the new Constitution, opposed by Madhesis, as “inclusive and democratic“. “There were some misunderstanding in the relations with our neighbour [India] […]

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An evening with Adnan: Exclusive interview

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SUSANNA MYRTLE LAZARUS: There was music, dance, entertainment and more at the concert in Chennai, the singer’s first after becoming an Indian citizen Love was in the air at the University Centenary Auditorium in Chepauk on Sunday night. But it wasn’t just because it was Valentine’s Day; it was one big celebration with singer Adnan […]

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Bachchan narrates frightening fire accident at ‘Make in India Week’ event

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Amitabh Bachchan is relieved that there were no casualties during the fire that broke out at the ‘Make In India Week’ event, saying the incident happened just after his performance.     “What happened at event? I just finished my performance got off stage and sat in my car and left… Just then fire on […]

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