GJM under pressure to be ‘flexible’ on bandh
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) is facing increasing pressure from within and outside the outfit to take a “more flexible view” on its indefinite bandh and go for “some sort of relaxation” before Eid, which comes up next week.
June 22, 2017 at 08:12AM
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Education growth in villages Kovind’s pet theme
NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was never angry or vengeful as a Dalit leader but believed in mobilisation, acting as a silent crusader for the uplift of his community.
June 22, 2017 at 08:07AM
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Yoga Day: In Gujarat, 23 records and counting
Enduring the early morning rains, more than 3 lakh people from Ahmedabad and other districts of Gujarat congregated at the GMDC ground and four other venues in Vastrapur early on Wednesday and created 23 world records, on International Yoga Day.
June 22, 2017 at 07:41AM
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IS bombs mosque where Baghdadi became caliph
Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul’s iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself “caliph” in his only public appearance, an Iraqi commander said.
June 22, 2017 at 07:15AM
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46% of 3cr pending cases filed by Centre, states
If the governments at the Centre and in states today decide to withdraw all litigations filed by them in courts, the docket of 3.15 crore pending cases across the country would automatically come down by 46%.
June 22, 2017 at 06:50AM
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Govt asks Russian defence firms to ‘Make in India’
Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday invited Russian firms to join hands with Indian companies through joint ventures and other means to develop and produce top-notch military platforms and weapons systems under the “Make in India” framework.
June 22, 2017 at 06:06AM
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SC notice to govt on abortion deadline
Delay in amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to provide women a wider window to abort terminally ill fetuses is forcing many to move the Supreme Court for permission to end their pregnancies that are beyond the legally permissible termination period of 20 weeks.
June 22, 2017 at 05:52AM
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Prez poll: Oppn in disarray as Nitish backs Kovind
Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday announced its support for BJP’s nominee for President Ram Nath Kovind, dealing a hard blow to the opposition’s efforts to turn the election into a larger ideological fight against the saffron camp.
June 22, 2017 at 05:41AM
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Cop asks survivor for sex to arrest rapists
A 37-year-old woman, who had been raped by two men early this year, had gone to the investigating officer (IO) at Rampur’s Ganj police station for help. She said her rapists are roaming around freely and she fears for her life. She begged for her tormentors to be arrested. The officer instead allegedly asked her to first have sex with him before he takes action against the accused.
June 22, 2017 at 05:33AM
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India to airlift its citizens stuck in blockade-hit Qatar from next week
Air India Express will operate special flights between Kerala and Doha from June 25 to July 8, an aviation ministry official said. The airline will use 186-seater Boeing 737. Jet Airways will operate extra flights between Mumbai and Doha on Thursday and Friday using its 168-seater B-737.
June 22, 2017 at 04:57AM
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