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PM Narendra Modi finally breaks his silence on mob lynchings

In the aftermath of the killing of 15-year-old Junaid Khan on a train a day before Eid, the Prime Minister has finally broken his silence on the series of deaths from lynchings that has claimed the lives of many innocent people from minority communities.


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MEA soft-pedals 'Indian administered Kashmir' remark saying US has used it in

Facing criticism for not objecting to the US' reference to Jammu and Kashmir as 'Indian-administered', the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday defended itself by saying that similar terms had been used by the US in the past as well.


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GST rollout: Sonia Gandhi to meet Manmohan Singh to decide on joining the

While the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is busy preparing for the historic launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime at midnight on June 30, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is set to meet former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday to decide whether her party should join or skip the event.


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Meira Kumar files nomination papers for Presidential election

Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her nomination papers for the July 27 election for the post of President of India. Her candidacy is backed by a number of parties including congress, Rashtriya Janata...


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EC rejects 21 AAP lawmakers' pleas to drop office of profit case against them

In a big blow for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, the Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 AAP legislators to drop office of profit case against them.


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India calls Pak's new Kulbhushan Jadhav confessional video 'farcical'

Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death for allegedly spying in Pakistan, has filed a mercy petition with the country's chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday.


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Presidential election 2017: Opposition may field Meira Kumar against BJP's Ram

Congress president Sonia Gandhi met senior Congress leader Meira Kumar at her residence fueling speculation that the former Lok Sabha Speaker has made the cut among a number of names doing the rounds as the Opposition's candidate for India's next President.


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Congress opposes Kovind because of his strong RSS-BJP ideology: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress will oppose the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind for the President's post because of his strong RSS-BJP ideology, said leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Tuesday.


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Supreme Court denies bail to C S Karnan; no stay on jail sentence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied interim bail to controversy-ridden Justice (retd) CS Karnan. The top court also refused suspension of Karnan's 6 month jail sentence in a contempt of court case.


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AAP rift out in open? Posters calling Kumar Vishwas BJP friend, traitor go up

Posters went up outside the Delhi office of Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday morning against senior party leader Kumar Vishwas. In the images shared on social media, the posters called Vishwas a friend of BJP and also a traitor.


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Congress leader refers to Rahul Gandhi as 'pappu', removed from all party posts

A Congress leader in Uttar Pradesh, Vinay Pradhan, was removed from all party positions as he allegedly used the phrase 'pappu' while praising party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.


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Lalu Prasad celebrates 70th birthday, to cut 70 pound cake

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad is celebrating his 70th birthday today (11th June 2017) and has sent out a political message that he was committed to unite non-BJP parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


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Now Kapil Mishra tries to enter Arvind Kejriwal's house, stopped by police

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, who was sacked from the Aam Aadmi Party last month, tried to enter Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence along with his supporters on Friday but was stopped by police.


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CPM's Sitaram Yechury heckled, party condemns incident, calls for action

Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPM) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was heckled by the Hindu Sena activists on Wednesday. Senior party leader Prakash Karat condemned the incident and said that the party would counter such actions.


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CBI raids NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy; channel says will continue fighting

The CBI on Monday informed that raids were being conducted at the residence of NDTV co-founder and executive co-chairperson Prannoy Roy. The CBI registered a case against Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, a private company and others for causing an alleged loss to a private bank.


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Women to be allowed in combat role in Army, says Gen Bipin Rawat

In a big move, the Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries globally.


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EVM challenge for political parties is on; CPI(M), NCP taking part

The EVM challenge conducted by the Election Commission of India is underway today. Only two political parties Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Nationalist Congress Party are taking part in the EVM challenge programme of EC.


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Islamabad summons Indian deputy High Commissioner over LoC firing

Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday summoned deputy Indian High Commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged a protest over ceasefire violation along Line of Control.


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AAP to hold hackathon on same day as EC, party invites experts

The Aam Aaadmi Party will hold Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) hackathon on the same day as the Election Commission's challenge.


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Babri Masjid demolition case: CBI court grants bail to LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma

In a big relief for BJP, CBI court in Lucknow today granted bail to LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and all the other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.


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EC rejects plea for open hackthaon, AAP threatens to pull out of EVM tampering

A day after the Election Commission (EC) rejected the Aam Aadmi Party’s plea to allow an open hackathon, the party said that it was unlikely to take up the challenge on the existing ‘terms and conditions’.


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Muslim board to Supreme Court: Will issue advisory to Qazis against triple talaq

In a u-turn on Monday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) assured the Supreme Court that it would issue an advisory to Qazis to enlighten bridegrooms not to annul their marriages with triple talaq.


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Three decades after the Bofors kickback controversy, India gets first howitzer

Three decades after the Bofors kickback controversy that thawed the pursuit to acquire howitzers, the Indian army on Thursday received the first two guns out of the 145 M777 ultra light artillery guns from the US, media reports said.


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Environment minister and river conservation expert, Anil Madhav Dave, dies

Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, an expert in river conservation and an environmentalist at heart, died on Thursday morning in the national capital after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 60.


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Can women have the right to decline instant triple talaq, SC asks Muslim Law

On the fifth day of its hearing on the contentious issue of triple talaq, the Supreme Court today asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) if it is possible to give women the right to decline instant triple talaq.


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Kapil Mishra files corruption complaint with CBI against Arvind Kejriwal

A day after the suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra ended his indefinite hunger strike, he filed a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over allegations of corruption.


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Triple talaq a matter of faith, just like Ram's birthplace is for Hindus:

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday defended triple talaq in the Supreme Court, saying it was being practised for 1,400 years and was a matter of faith just like Ram Lalla’s birthplace.


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CBI raids homes of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, son Karti

The CBI on Tuesday conducted searches in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai, including at the residences of former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti.


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National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to face IT probe after Delhi HC order

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to stay the income tax proceedings against Young India Ltd in the National Herald case, which involves Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.


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Hack it if you can: EC dares parties to break into EVMs this Sunday and Monday

The Election Commission of India today asked the political parties to feel free to hack their Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) this Sunday or Monday. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting the poll panel held today in New Delhi.


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