Phase-II voting will be key to Gujarat verdict

Phase-II voting will be key to Gujarat verdict

By Nilanjan MukhopadhyayThe flurry in BJP camp over the past few days and Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s attempt to sharpen the electoral pitch has a statistical backdrop: 93 seats going to votes in Phase-II of the Gujarat elections are located...
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NGT ban on religious hymns at Amarnath draws ire of Hindu groups, netizens

NGT ban on religious hymns at Amarnath draws ire of Hindu groups, netizens

A controversial decision by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban chanting of religious hymns and slogans at the Amarnath cave shrine has evoked sharp reactions from netizens and Hindu groups alike. The move purportedly intends to curb noise pollution...
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Shame on you PM: NCP Chief on Modi’s remarks against Manmohan Singh

Shame on you PM: NCP Chief on Modi’s remarks against Manmohan Singh

Nagpur: Coming down heavily on the Prime Minister for alleging that his predecessor Manmohan Singh was conspiring with Pakistan for the BJP’s defeat in Gujarat, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that Narendra Modi shoul...
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Will set up 12 special courts to try cases involving netas as accused, Centre tells Supreme Court

Will set up 12 special courts to try cases involving netas as accused, Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: At least 12 special courts would be set up to decide cases involving politicians as accused, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court. It also sought more time to collect and collate data of pending cases against...
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Sankar murder: Six sentenced to death in honour killing case, Kausalya welcomes verdict

Sankar murder: Six sentenced to death in honour killing case, Kausalya welcomes verdict

In a sensational case of honour killing, Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Court on Tuesday sentenced six persons to double death penalty for the daylight murder of 23-year-old dalit V Sankar who had married an upper caste woman....
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Kumta tense after BJP protest march turns violent

Kumta tense after BJP protest march turns violent

A protest by Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) activists at Kumta in Uttara Kannada district, over the alleged murder of a Sangh Parivar activist, turned violent with protesters resorting to stone pelting and setting a police vehicle ablaze on Monday. Over...
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Gujarat polls: Rare row between PM and predecessor; Manmohan tears into Modi

Gujarat polls: Rare row between PM and predecessor; Manmohan tears into Modi

NEW DELHI: A rare row between a sitting and a former premier broke out today after Narendra Modi insinuated that Manmohan Singh colluded with Pakistan in the Gujarat polls with the Congress leader accusing his successor of setting a “dangerous...
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Minor cancer survivor gang-raped in Lucknow

Minor cancer survivor gang-raped in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: A 15-year-old blood cancer survivor was gang-raped by two youths in Sarojininagar late on Saturday night. When she sought help from a passerby, he too forced himself upon her on the pretext of offering help. The accused passerby —...
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Won’t Utter “Wrong Words” Against PM Modi, Says Rahul Gandhi

Won’t Utter “Wrong Words” Against PM Modi, Says Rahul Gandhi

Kalol/Dakor:  Amid the acrimony-filled poll campaign in Gujarat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi but promised he would not use even one “galat shabd” (wrong word) against him because he respects the post of...
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Mehsana gives BJP the jitters, discontent even in PM’s hometown

Mehsana gives BJP the jitters, discontent even in PM’s hometown

Mehsana/Vadnagar: It’s not every day that you find a hardened BJP worker muttering under his breath that his party, which has been ruling Gujarat for the last 22 years, is on a sticky wicket. When you do find one, that...
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Separatist seminar disallowed, JKLF chief Yasin Malik goes underground

Separatist seminar disallowed, JKLF chief Yasin Malik goes underground

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik (Photo | AFP) SRINAGAR: Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here. JKLF...
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