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Haryana power minister resigns, attacks Hooda

CHANDIGARH: Rebellion against Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda mounted ahead of Assembly polls with Power Minister Ajay Yadav resigning today and attacking him for “failing to learn lessons” from the Lok Sabha election debacle. The 55-year-old six-time Congress MLA from Rewari alleged bias in matters of development and recruitment and flayed the controversial induction of members of various Commissions ...

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Chinese withdrew from Demchok after flag meeting: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Virtually admitting that Chinese herdsmen had entered the Indian territory in Ladakh last week, Government today said the men withdrew from the position after a flag meeting between armies of the two countries. Last fortnight, Chinese troops reportedly made two incursion attempts in Demchok and Chumar areas of Ladakh sector in Jammu and Kashmir but were pushed back ...

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Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza

Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end their conflict with Israel. Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in light of the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, expected ...

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Rajnath holds high-level meet on civil services exam row

Amid protests from civil services aspirants against the new exam pattern, the government on Sunday convened a high-level meeting to resolve the issue. The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh among others. “There was a discussion on the issue and ways to ...

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India look to consolidate lead against struggling England

Southampton, Jul 26 : They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord’s green-top and India’s in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here tomorrow. The visitors won the second Test at Lord‘s by 95 runs on a green-top wicket after the ...

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Shah Rukh should play Dhyan Chand on screen: Abhishek

Actor Abhishek Bachchan feels superstar Shah Khan Khan should make a movie on legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand and also essay his role on-screen as he looks like him. The late Indian hockey player is remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals during an era where India was the most dominant team in ...

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Tata-SIA’s flying permit exercise progressing well

Jamshedpur: Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd on Saturday said it hoped to launch flights by September-October this year as it expressed “satisfaction” over the progress made in getting the flying licence from aviation regulator DGCA. “The AOP (Air Operator’s Permit or flying licence) exercise is progressing well and we are expecting to launch the full service airlines’ domestic service in September- October,” ...

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Malaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart. Najib said in a statement on Saturday that he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss securing full access to the crash site and whether Malaysian pathologists can be of assistance in “expediting the ...

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85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: monitor

At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fate of around 200 other soldiers remained unknown, as the IS assault forced the army to pull back late on Friday. The Division ...

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Memorial service for 1945 crash victims in Odisha

A memorial service was held at Rasgovindpur Airstrip in Odisha today for the 14 airmen who died in a crash here on this day in July 1945. War historian Anil Dhir, some locals and school children paid homage with wreaths laid in memory of the dead airmen who have been forgotten as no details of the activities that happened here ...

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