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Modi’s silence has left country speechless: Congress

New Delhi, July 27 – The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not speaking on various issues of national importance, saying his silence had left the country speechless. He does not speak here (in India). He can address the US Congress for over 40 …

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Lok Sabha passes Benami Transactions Amendment Bill

New Delhi, July 27 – The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Benami Transactions Amendment Bill, which seeks to amend the definition of benami transactions, establish adjudicating authorities and an appellate tribunal. The legislation has the provision of confiscating benami assets and it is predominantly an anti-black money measure, Union …

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Assam reels under massive flood; 1.5 million affected

Guwahati, July 27 – Over 15 lakh people are marooned by the current wave of floods in Assam in 19 districts even as there are reports that new areas have been inundated by surging waters of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries. Flood waters have inundated 2,653 villages across 19 districts, …

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Lok Sabha clears Lokpal amendments without discussion

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, without circulating copies of the Bill, pertaining to dilution of Section 44 of the Act dealing with disclosure of assets of those holding positions on the Boards of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Prime Minister Narendra …

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Kashmir Valley locked down, curfew back in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 27 – Curfew was re-imposed in various places in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday following clashes between protesters and security forces amid heavy rains, hours after a dragging security lockdown was lifted in all areas barring the volatile southern districts. A police officer said here that angry young …

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Xiaomi announces Redmi Pro, Mi Notebook Air

Beijing, July 27 – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday unveiled Redmi Pro smartphone and marked its entry into the laptop market with Mi Notebook Air. Redmi Pro will be available in China on Mi.com and at Mi Home stores starting August 6 and Mi Notebook Air will be available …

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Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Kalam on first death anniversary

New Delhi, July 27 – Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday paid homage to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, terming him a true humanist and an ardent believer in unleashing India’s true potential. Dr. Kalam was a true humanist, a pioneering scientist, an ideal teacher …

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Proud to be hosting Global Citizen with Usher: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, July 27 – Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen hosting the United Nation’s Global Citizen Festival which raises awareness about global issues with singer Usher and humanitarian Hugh Evans. The actress announced the special news on the American TV show Today Show. Being Global Citizens on the ‘Today …

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