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Congress-led UDF splits in Kerala

August 7th, 2016 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF on Sunday split as the Kerala Congress (Mani) quit the coalition after blaming a section of the Congress leadership for the assembly election rout. “Better late than never. This should ...

Shot Punjab RSS leader critical, shifted to Ludhiana hospital

August 7th, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh/Jalandhar, Aug 7 (IANS) Senior Punjab RSS leader Brig (retd) Jagdish Gagneja, who was shot at in Jalandhar, continued to be in critical condition and was shifted to a Ludhiana hospital on Sunday afternoon. Gagneja was shot ...

Russia to be barred from 2016 Paralympics: IPC president

August 7th, 2016 (0)
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7 (IANS) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday confirmed a blanket ban on Russia from competing at the 2016 Games. The decision was taken following a recommendation from the World Anti-Doping Agency ...

Gujarat gets new Rupani-led BJP government

August 7th, 2016 (0)
Gandhinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Six days after Anandiben Patel suddenly quit, a new BJP team on Sunday took charge of Gujarat with Vijay Rupani sworn in as Chief Minister and senior leader Nitin Patel as his deputy. ...

PM asks states to act against fake ‘gau rakshaks’

August 7th, 2016 (0)
Gajwel (Telangana), Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked states to probe the fake “gau rakshaks (cow protectors)” and take strong action against them, saying they were destroying the country. Voicing concern over incidents ...

Kejriwal to announce AAP’s plans to contest Gujarat polls

August 5th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will announce the party’s plans to contest the Gujarat assembly election at a rally in Surat on October 16, party sources said. Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh ...

Rajnath on reluctant Pakistan: ‘Yeh padosi hai ki maanta nahin’

August 5th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Miffed over the treatment he received in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India has always tried to be friendly with its reluctant neighbour but “yeh padosi hai ki maanta ...

Vijay Rupani is new Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel his deputy

August 5th, 2016 (0)
Ahmedabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday evening announced the name of Vijay Rupani as the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat, with senior cabinet minister Nitin Patel as Deputy Chief Minister. The decision was ...

Terrorists kill 13 in Assam, army kills one attacker

August 5th, 2016 (0)
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) In Assam’s worst terror attack since 2014, gunmen in military fatigues opened fire at a crowded market in Kokrajhar town on Friday, killing 13 civilians. One of the attackers was also killed. The ...

31st Olympic Games set to open under shadow of doping scandal

August 5th, 2016 (0)
By Hardev Sanotra Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil did its best to roll out the red carpet for athletes, officials and visitors from over 200 countries for the 31st Olympic Games being held under the ...