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NEET exams to be held on June 10


New Delhi, Dec 14: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for entrance to DM/MCh will be held by the National Board of Examinations on June 10, 2017. Exams will be held as a computer-based test and comprise 200 multiple choice questions from the MD/MS curriculum, followed in medical colleges of India, duly prescribed or adopted by Medical Council of India with ...

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Modi ‘personally’ involved in corruption: Rahul


New Delhi, Dec 14: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was himself involved in graft. He said he wanted to reveal it in Parliament but was prevented by the ruling majority from speaking there. “I have personal information regarding corruption involving the Prime Minister. If I will speak, his balloon will burst. He ...

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RAJINIKANTH: Jayalalithaa lost 1996 election because of me

New Delhi: At a condolence meeting, organised by the South Indian Artistes’ Association or the Nadigar Sangam for Jayalalithaa and actor-journalist Cho S Ramaswami, Rajinikanth also recalled his strong statements against her during the 1996 Assembly polls, which had “hurt” her. “I had hurt her. I was a key reason for her (party’s) defeat,” he said, referring to his criticism of ...

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Indo-Pak ties have become sluggish: Govt

New Delhi, Dec 7: The government on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that the India-Pakistan relationship has become “sluggish” but added that there has been no impact on bilateral arrangements, including on exchange of fishermen and prisoners caught on either side.Responding to a question related to Indian fishermen being arrested by Pakistan, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh ...

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54 killed in earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province: Army chief

  Meureudu: A strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia`s Sumatra island on Wednesday, causing dozens of buildings to collapse. Army Chief in Indonesia’s Aceh province says that 54 people have been killed in the earthquake. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers. Mosques and ...

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Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, or 85% if caught: Government


NEW DELHI: Providing a window to black money holders, the government today proposed to levy a total tax, penalty and surcharge of 50 per cent on the amount deposited post demonetisation while higher taxes and stiffer penalty of up to 85 per cent await those who don’t disclose but are caught. Nearly three weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ...

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Mamata Banerjee: ‘I’ll die or live but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics’


KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today pledged to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Indian politics. Banerjee took this pledge while taking part in a protest march against demonetisation in Kolkata. “Today, I am taking the pledge that either I’ll die or live but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics,” Banerjee told her supporters. Attacking PM Modi, ...

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Women set to re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years


MUMBAI: After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah here on Tuesday afternoon, an activist said. A group of around 75-80 women from all over India would visit the mausoleum of the saint for prayers around 3 p.m., said the activist, keen to enter the ...

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Sharad Yadav, Jaitley exchange barbs in Rajya Sabha


NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today exchanged sharp barbs in the Rajya Sabha over the demonetisation issue as the Opposition stalled the pre-noon proceedings. The incident happened when members of the Congress, TMC, BSP and SP created a ruckus over their demand that the House mourn the killing of 25 armymen since surgical ...

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