Rain fury in several states leaves 12 dead

Rain fury in several states leaves 12 dead
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Four rain-related deaths were reported from Assam, three from Gujarat, two each from Odisha and Rajasthan and one death in Himachal Pradesh. Two persons are also feared dead in Jammu and Kashmir. In Assam, the death toll in the floods climbed to 69

July 19, 2017 at 01:59AM
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BJP calls Mayawati’s resignation a ‘drama’; Lalu backs BSP chief

BJP calls Mayawati’s resignation a ‘drama’; Lalu backs BSP chief
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The BJP on Monday termed BSP chief Mayawati’s stormy exit from Parliament and her subsequent resignation as member of the Rajya Sabha a calculated “drama to create confusion”, even as support poured in for her from some quarters.

July 19, 2017 at 01:28AM
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Women’s HWL S/F: India go down 1-4 to England

Women’s HWL S/F: India go down 1-4 to England
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Drag flicker Gurjit Kaur (57th minute) was India’s lone scorer, while Giselle Ansley (6th), Alex Danson (13th), Susannah Townsend (42nd) and Hannah Martin (60th) sounded the board for England in the quarter-final of the Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final on Tuesday.

July 19, 2017 at 01:24AM
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Bigg Boss: Puthiya Tamizhagam threatens to file 100cr defamation case against Kamal Haasan, Tamil TV channel

Bigg Boss: Puthiya Tamizhagam threatens to file 100cr defamation case against Kamal Haasan, Tamil TV channel
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Puthiya Tamizhagam leader K Krishnaswamy has threatened to file a case against actor Kamal Haassan for refusing to apologise for a ‘derogatory’ statement made by a contestant in the Bigg Boss reality show he hosts on a Tamil TV channel.

July 18, 2017 at 11:40PM
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Nagaland CM hints at stepping down as governor orders floor test

Nagaland CM hints at stepping down as governor orders floor test
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Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu hinted at stepping down before taking the floor test on Wednesday at 9.30 am following a fresh notice from governor PB Acharya. The governor’s directive came soon after the Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court cleared the decks for the trust vote to resolve the ongoing crisis over leadership within the ruling Naga People’s Front.

July 19, 2017 at 12:16AM
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Nagaland governor orders trust vote tomorrow

Nagaland governor orders trust vote tomorrow
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Nagaland governor PB Acharya on Tuesday sent a fresh directive to chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to take the floor test to prove his majority on Wednesday. The governor’s directive came soon after the Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court cleared the decks for the trust vote.

July 18, 2017 at 11:23PM
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Controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s passport revoked

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s passport revoked
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Naik has reportedly been travelling between Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and other countries, but this will now restrict his movement. NIA, probing Naik’s speeches that allegedly incited youth to commit terror acts, had moved for passport revocation after he failed to respond to its multiple notices asking him to join the investigation.

July 18, 2017 at 11:27PM
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