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PM says Prakash Parva will spread message of unity, social harmony, respect for all religions

PATNA, JAN 5 (UNI)- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the agthering at the 350th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Gobind Singh, in Patna on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-120U

Patna, Jan 05: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exuded confidence that the 350th ‘Prakash Parva’ of the 10th Guru of Sikh religion Guru Govind Singh would spread message of ‘unity, integrity, brotherhood, social harmony and respect for all religions across the world.’ Addressing at the main event on the concluding day of the ‘Prakash Parva’ at the historic Gandhi Maidan ...

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Let SP sort out its issues first: Azad on possible alliance


Lucknow, Jan 5: AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in Lucknow to be part of the state executive committee meet on Wednesday, said there was a lot of pressure on all secular parties including the Congress and Samajwadi Party, but maintained that Congress does not want to be seen as intervening in the ongoing feud within the ruling ...

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Note ban may slow down economy in short run: President


New Delhi, Jan 5: Demonetisation may lead to a temporary slowdown in the economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday. “Demonetisation, while immobilising black money and fighting corruption, may lead to temporary slowdown of the economy,” the President said in a video address to the Governors of states and Lt. Governors of Union Territories. “We all will have to be ...

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Five states to vote between February 4 and March 8


New Delhi, Jan 4: Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur will be held between February 4 and March 8, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced on Wednesday. The results from all five states will be known on March 11, Zaidi told a press conference here. While polling in Goa and Punjab will take place on February ...

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Justice JS Khehar sworn in as next CJI


New Delhi, Jan 4:  Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was today sworn in as the next Chief Justice. The CJI was administered oath by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present. Justice Khehar, who will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community, will hold the tenure for over seven ...

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NOTE BAN: Congress seeks white paper from PM Modi, puts forth demands


New Delhi, Dec 28: Seeking a white paper on demonetisation, Congress  on Wednesday posed several questions to the Prime Minister including how much black money has come in and put forth a charter of demands including lifting all restrictions on money withdrawal and compensation to farmers, traders and the poor who have ‘suffered’ due to note ban. Congress Vice President ...

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Will Narendra Modi resign after 50 days, asks Mamata Banerjee


New Delhi , Dec 27: Calling demonetisation the biggest scam post independence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will resign at the end of 50 days if things do not improve. Addressing a joint press conference by several opposition parties here, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said demonetisation decision was “illegal” ...

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Woman finds Rs 100 cr in Jan Dhan account, approaches PMO


Ghaziabd: Shocked to find nearly Rs 100 crore in her Jan Dhan account in a Meerut branch of a state-run bank, a woman on Monday sought the PMO’s intervention after the bank officials did not attend to her complaint and kept asking her to come some other time. In the complaint to the PMO, sent by her husband Ziledar Singh, ...

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Pakistani cinema hall owners likely to resume screening Indian films from December 19


KARACHI: Pakistani film exhibitors and cinema owners are likely to end a self-imposed ban on screening of Indian films on Monday that was put in place amid escalating tensions between the two countries following the Uri terror attack. Zoraish Lashari, Chairman of the Film Exhibitors Association, told reporters that after thorough discussions with parties concerned, it has been decided screening ...

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