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Mahajan to take decision on Leader of Opposition post studying rules

Keeping the Congress on tenterhooks, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will take a decision on the issue of giving the post of Leader of Opposition to the party after studying rules, regulations and precedents. Elected to the post unanimously a week ago, she says she would consult constitutional authorities, legal experts and “experienced persons” before deciding the issue ahead of ...

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Home Minister for doubling police modernisation budget

NEW DELHI: In order to better equip police and paramilitary forces in the country, theUnion Home Ministry has decided to seek doubling of the budgetary allocation for their modernisation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met officials to discuss issues “which need to be addressed on priority” vis-a-vis central paramilitary and other police forces. During the meeting, a ministry statement ...

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Trinamool Congress Appreciates President’s Address

Trinamool Congress today appreciated the President’s Address to Parliament in which the Narendra Modi government’s agenda was outlined and promised to be by its side if it fulfills pro-people programmes. Trinamool member Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, while speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha, said her party supports the speech delivered on June 9. ...

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Himachal tragedy: one more student’s body recovered

The spot where 24 engineering students from Hyderabad were washed away in the Beas river in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on June 08, 2014. Six bodies have been recoverd so far. Rescue teams on Wednesday fished out the body of a student from the Beas River and intensified the hunt for 19 others missing, even as a case of ...

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Looking forward to working with Modi: Sharif

Looking forward to working with Modi: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing satisfaction over his meeting with him recently and said he was looking forward to working with him in “harmony on all unsettled matters”. In a letter which was delivered to the Prime Minister’s Office over the weekend, Sharif, who was among the leaders from the neighbouring countries ...

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More of UPA legacy gone: PM Narendra Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees, including one on UIDAI

NEW DELHI: In the second major decision to end the UPA government’s legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today scrapped four cabinet committees, including one on Unique Identification Authority ( UIDAI), as part of his efforts to minimise decision-making processes. The other committees disbanded were the Cabinet Committee on Prices, the Cabinet Committee on Management of Natural Calamities and the Cabinet ...

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Himachal tragedy: Search on for 20 missing persons

Rescue teams along with divers and rafters today scoured the Beas River for signs of the missing 19 students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college and a tour guide who were washed away due to sudden discharge of water from the reservoir of Larji Hydropower Project. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams yesterday recovered bodies of only five students including three ...

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Telangana Home Minister, Police Team Leave for Himachal Pradesh

Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy and government officials along with a police team today left for Himachal Pradesh in the wake of 25 engineering students from the city being washed away in the Beas river in the hill state. Two teams of NDRF comprising of 45 members each have been dispatched to the mishap site to help local ...

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Economic revival ‘paramount’ goal of Modi govt, President says

NEW DELHI: Seeking to heal the fractured and contentious politics of the previous years, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the new government at the Centre will work for development in a resurgent India in which corruption will have no place. “They (people of India) have voted for a united, strong and modern India — ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshta Bharat’—. My government ...

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India raises fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

India raises fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

India today raised with Sri Lanka the arrest of 73 Indian fishermen by Lankan forces for allegedly poaching in its waters. The Indian High Commissioner in Colombo has been instructed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of arrest with Sri Lankan authorities, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said. “And our High Commissioner has ...

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