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Category: Indian News

Jallikattu row: Protesters to continue agitation till ordinance is passed

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Protesters on Friday rejected the call of Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam who urged protesters to withdraw their protest immediately. However, they vowed to continue the stir until the...

Jallikattu row: Tamil Nadu shuts down in protests as government mulls a way out

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Most of Tamil Nadu is expected to remain shut on Friday as a mark of solidarity with the pro-Jallikattu protesters. However, no organisation has called for a formal bandh in the state in this regard....

Kashmiri Pandit exodus: Convert, leave or be killed, the dreaded sermon haunts 26 years later

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It has been 26 years since the Kashmiri Pandits living in Jammu and Kashmir faced one of their worst nightmares. January 19, 1990, changed everything for them. On that day, mosques issued...

Jallikattu protests continue on day 3

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From the rural hamlets to the headland, students have taken over the Jallikattu protests. Even as Panneerselvam is scheduled to meet the prime minister seeking an ordinance on Jallikattu, the...

Salman Khan acquitted in 18-year-old Arms Act case

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A Jodhpur court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in the Arms Act case. His sister Alvira Khan was also present in CJM court during the verdict. The court said that the actor was...

Madurai’s mystery bomb blasts: NIA cracks case, blames Base Movement

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After five years, investigators have finally managed to solve the mysterious Madurai blasts case. Between 2011 and 2014 there were four blasts in Madurai, and National Investigation Agency sources...

PM-led panel to meet tomorrow to select CBI chief

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A three-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet tomorrow to decide on the chief of the country’s premier probe agency CBI. The post of CBI director is lying vacant for...

Punjab elections: Sidhu continues to keep Congress guessing

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When Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is back from a vacation, will hold discussions to wrap up the selection of candidates for the Punjab assembly elections, he would also have to decide on...

Akhilesh-Mulayam meet: When father proposed and son opposed

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The father proposed, but the son opposed. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s last ditch attempt to bring son Akhilesh on board appears to have failed with the latter rejecting every offer made by his...

Jawan’s food rant: BSF says all is well, but soldier has a difficult past

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Tej Bahadur, a BSF jawan deployed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir, created a flutter with a video in which he said that the troops are served bad quality food and they have to manage...

Who will be CM if BJP wins Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls?

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To declare or not to declare is the question that daunts the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. Will it field a Chief Ministerial candidate or not is the question and sources within the party tell OneIndia that...

8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit to commence tomorrow

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The 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be inaugurated tomorrow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will be held on a mega scale this time with many head of states, top global...

The explosion that went unnoticed before Dilsukhnagar blasts

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Prior to the explosions that took place at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, there was another blast which went unnoticed. Around five kilometres from Abdullapurmet in Hayathnagar, Telangana, where Indian...

Send firm message to Sri Lanka on fishermen arrests: TN CM to Modi

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of apprehension of the state’s fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy at the...

What is the Rs 70,000-crore Air India scam about

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The Central Bureau of Investigation will submit its report on the Rs 70,000 crore scam in the purchase of aircrafts by Air India during the UPA-1 rule by June 2017. The Supreme Court on Thursday,...

A funeral in J&K: This time for a cop and not a terrorist

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The scene was a bit didfferent this time around in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. The state, which has witnessed so many funerals of terrorists being attended by large numbers, decided to pay...

How Modi ruined a tippler’s night in Delhi by not saying ‘Mitron’

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However, the pub hoppers were in for a rude surprise and could not avail this very tempting discount as the PM refused to utter Mitron during his 45-minute address. At Rs 31 after the discount, this...

Officially In Charge, Sasikala Natarajan In Speech Says ‘Will Be Exactly Like Amma’

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Sasikala Natarajan, the closest friend of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has formally taken over the AIADMK’s leadership. Ms Natarajan, 54, took charge as the AIADMK’s...

Jayalalithaa death mystery: Madras HC resonating voice of Tamil Nadu people, says DMK

Chennai: Students of Everwin School take part in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at their school premises in Chennai on Thursday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI12_8_2016_000277B)

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday said doubts raised by the Madras High Court over late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s death has resonated doubts of the people as health bulletins...

India to make special arrangement for Nepal on replacing defunct currency notes

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, a cashier holds bundles of Indian rupee bank notes at a bank in Allahabad, India. India's prime minister has announced late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, scrapping of high denomination 500 and 1,000 Indian rupees currency notes in what he describes as a major step to fight the menace of black money, corruption and fake currency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech carried live on radio and television on Tuesday says there is no need to panic as people would be able to deposit these currency notes in their bank account until December 30. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

With the deadline set by the Indian government to exchange old notes in denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 expiring on Friday, India has said that it will make “special arrangements” for Nepal...

PM Modi intervenes, gets Railways and Defence to put aside land tussle

FILE PHOTO - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session in New Delhi, India, November 16, 2016. To match Analysis INDIA-MODI/CORRUPTION-BANKS. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

AFTER STALLING work of a key railway project in Hyderabad for two years, the Army may get a new rifle range for itself in the bargain — in lieu of its existing rifle range. The rifle range has not...

Sasikala appointed AIADMK general secretary, now she has to get elected

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In a unanimous resolution adopted by AIADMK party members at the party’s general council meeting Thursday, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s  close aide V K Sasikala was...

PM Modi to address nation on New Year eve

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Prime Minister Narendra Moi is likely to address the nation on December 31 evening, a day after his 50-day deadline for the completion of the demonetisation process draws to a close. On December 25,...

No parking space, no car: Centre proposes new rule

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Want to buy a car? Find parking first or else your new vehicle may not be registered. The centre is planning to introduce a much-needed rule which would make it mandatory to produce proof that you...

With fakes flooding the market, how to tell if new Rs 500 or 2,000 note is real?

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In the past month at least three major incidents of the Rs 2,000 notes being fake have come to light. On Tuesday the Bengaluru police arrested four persons for circulating photocopied Rs 2,000 notes....

Fake IT officer from Karnataka seizes Rs 1.5 lakh, lands in jail

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A man posing as an IT official and who was conducting raids in Karnataka has been arrested. The Hubbali police arrested Shivanand Bhajantri after it was found that he had conducted raids posing as an...

Can Rahul Gandhi accuse Modi in Lok Sabha? Here is what the rules state

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Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that he has information about corruption by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He also said that he wanted to speak about it in Parliament, but the...

Rs 3.25 crore old notes belonging to hawala operator seized in Delhi

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In a joint operation conducted by the Income Tax Department and Crime Branch of the Delhi police, around Rs 3.25 crore in old notes were seized from a hotel in Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Wednesday....

PM to be present in Parliament over next 3 days: Naidu

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Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present in Parliament for the remaining three days of the winter session and accused the Opposition of...

Cyclone Vardah throws normal life out of gear in Tamil Nadu, four dead

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Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades, claimed four lives, flattened homes, snapped communication lines and threw into disarray...

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to 2001 Parliament attack martyrs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Parliament House to pay homage to security personnel who lost their lives during 2001 Parliament attack.Members of Parliament and leaders from...

Will end ‘gundaraj’ in UP if voted to power: Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would end the ‘gundaraj’ (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh if the BJP is voted to power in the state in the coming assembly elections...

High alert as Cyclone Vardah likely to hit TN, AP

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There is likely to be heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore and Tamil Naidu’s Chennai as the cyclonic storm Varadha is set to make a land on Monday afternoon. The Cyclone Warning...

Sasikala fit to lead party; no difference of opinion within us, says AIADMK

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AIADMK member and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Thambi Durai has said that late chief minister Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala Natrajan is a well-known person who is fit to lead the party in...

India Jayalalitha: Thousands mourn colourful politician

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Thousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful politicians. The 68-year-old chief minister of Tamil Nadu state suffered...

Note Ban: Why pay day is no joy day for working class

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Raju PN, who works as a helper in a small Udupi restaurant in Indiranagar, Bengaluru, eagerly waits for the first day of every month as he gets his salary on the day. However, this December, Raju...

M Karunanidhi says AIADMK’s win in bypolls an ‘artificial victory

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DMK President M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said the ruling AIADMK’s win in all three Tamil Nadu Assembly seats where polls were held on November 19 was not surprising as the party had...

Israel President Reuven Rivlin to hold talks with PM Narendra Modi

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) shakes hands with Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting in Jerusalem November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel President Reuven Rivlin, who arrived in New Delhi on an eight-day official visit to India, will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday — the focus of which is...

PM Narendra Modi on demonetisation: Kadak like my chai, rich don’t like it

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Hitting back at the Congress and other Opposition parties for opposing his government’s move to demonetise higher denomination currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday urged people to...

FinMin to allow ATM withdrawals up to Rs. 2,500 per day

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The Finance Ministry on Sunday announced increased limits for ATM withdrawals and currency exchanges ahead of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise...

Israel President arrives in Mumbai on 6-day visit

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Israel President Reuven Rivlin arrived in Mumbai on Monday morning on a six-day visit to India to further strengthen bilateral ties.Mr. Rivlin, who landed at the Mumbai airport with a large...

Narendra Modi may visit Israel early next year

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-awaited visit to Israel may take place in the first half of next year coinciding with celebration of 25 years of diplomatic engagement between the two...

Modi gets brickbats, bouquets over ‘surgical strike’ on black money

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement about demonetising Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes was on Tuesday hailed as a “bold step” by President Pranab Mukherjee and BJP, which...

CWC meet: Congress sets stage for Rahul Gandhi to take over from mother Sonia

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In what was clearly a choreographed move, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday set the stage for the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president, possibly within this month, by...

Modi, May talk trade: UK offers new business visas, calls for faster return of illegals

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In a bid to attract business travellers from India and assuage their concerns, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced here Monday that Indian businessmen will have access to UK’s registered...

Jayalalithaa in hospital: DMK blasts AIADMK over ignoring its official duty

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If reports are to be believed, the entire administrative machinery in Tamil Nadu is in a state of limbo. With the chief minister of the southern state, J Jayalalithaa, nursing her ailments in Apollo...

Non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 37.5 per cylinder

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Nov 1 State-run oil marketer Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) on Monday hiked prices of non-subsidised LPG, or cooking gas, by Rs 37.50 per cylinder and by Rs 2 for a subsidised one, effective from midnight....

Jayalalithaa fails to affix her signature, puts thumb impression on election papers

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According to media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday put only her thumb impression and did not sign on nomination papers of three candidates from AIADMK, contesting the...

Poll freebies tantamount to bribing voters: CJ

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Is announcement of free colour TVs in election manifestos in return for votes a “corrupt practice”?In 2013, the Supreme Court replied that a promise in the election manifesto did not amount to an...

New Zealand to play ‘constructive’ role in India’s NSG entry process

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India failed to get an outright statement of support for its bid to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key after talks with Prime Minister Narendra...