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Patil Quota: Fasting Hardik Patel admitted to hospital

Ahmedabad(PTI): The surprise move of hunger strike by the Patel stir leader came at a time when his close aides have expressed willingness to hold talks with the Gujarat government. Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, on a hunger strike since Thursday, has been admitted to a hospital after he …

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India, Nepal talk it out; No ‘misunderstandings’ now, says Oli

NEW DELHI(PTI): The relationship between the two countries had soured in the wake of agitation by the India-origin Madhesi community. Success of Nepal’s new Constitution will depend on “consensus and dialogue” and India was for peace, stability and overall development of the Himalayan nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today …

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National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul exempted from personal appearance

NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul Gandhi and other three accused — Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes and Suman Dubey — were granted exemption from personal appearance by a Delhi court on Saturday as per the Supreme Court’s February 12 order. The court also granted bail to co-accused Sam …

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Stir will end only after quota ordinance: Jat leaders

NEW DELHI: With the Jat agitation showing no signs of let up, the BJP government in Haryana on Saturday said it has “accepted” the demands of the community which is seeking quota under OBC category. Appealing to protesters to end their stir, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in a statement …

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Cooch Behar: Demand separate state, disrupts train movement

Guwahati: An indefinite ‘rail roko’ called by the Greater Cooch Behar Peoples Association (GCPA) demanding C category statehood or Union Territory status for Cooch Behar began this morning, disrupting movement of trains. Due to the stir, several long distance trains were held up at various stations, a Northeast Frontier Railway …

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Saffron newly appointed Two V-Cs and campus unrest

NEW DELHI,ANURADHA RAMAN: What is common to the VC of Hyderabad University Appa Rao Podile who is currently on leave, and the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Professor Mamidala Jagadeesh Kumar? Scientists both, they have also earned the collective wrath of their students and teachers for letting them …

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JD(U) opposes move to withdraw minority status for AMU, Jamia

Patna(PTI): Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Friday protested against an alleged move by the government to withdraw the minority status for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), saying it will infringe on the rights of Muslims and will be against the Constitution. He …

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