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Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of giving scripted interviews


New Delhi, June 4: In a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday charged that his interviews on public platforms are scripted. “The first Indian PM who takes “spontaneous” questions that the translator has pre-scripted answers to!” said Rahul in a tweet. The Gandhi scion was alluding to an interview PM Modi gave at Singapore’s Nanyang ...

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Thunderstorm, dust storm ‘very likely’ in parts of UP


Lucknow, June 4: The weather office today said the possibility of thunderstorm and dust storm accompanied with gusty winds was “very likely” at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours. Dust storms have become a regular phenomenon in the state and have left over 130 people dead last month. Light rain and thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over ...

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Jaitley back home after kidney transplant


New Delhi, June 4: Union Minister Arun Jaitley returned home on Monday after being discharged from the AIIMS where he underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery last month. “Delighted to be back at home. My gratitude to the doctors, nursing officers and the paramedics who looked after me for over the past three weeks. I wish to thank all well-wishers, colleagues ...

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Two killed in blast in Lucknow


Lucknow, June 4: Two people were killed today in an explosion in a house in Kakori area, on the outskirts of Lucknow, police said. The explosion took place at around 11 am at the residence of a man, Nasir, due to which the house collapsed and several others were damaged, Superintendent of Police, Lucknow (Rural), Gaurav Grover said. One of the ...

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CBSE declares NEET results


New Delhi, June 4: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today declared the results for NEET– the entrance examination for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country. The results can be accessed on official websites — cbseneet.Nic.In and cbseresults.Nic.In. A total of 13,26,725 candidates had appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on May 6. NEET is conducted ...

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Supreme Court refuses to stay announcement of NEET 2018 results


New Delhi, June 4: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the announcement of results of the All-India NEET exam, set to be declared later today. The top court was listening to a plea filed by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) challenging the stay on declaration of results of NEET 2018, a national level entrance examination conducted ...

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No vacancy for prime minister’s post in 2019: Naqvi


Panaji, June 3: There is no vacancy for the prime minister’s post in 2019, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said, and expressed hope that BJP-led coalition will retain power in the next Lok Sabha polls. The “anti-Modi front” has over two dozen aspirants for the prime ministerial post but they will not be able to provide stability, he claimed. Naqvi ...

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India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-5


Balasore, June 3: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5 with a strike range of 5,000 km from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the ...

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US welcomes India, Pakistan ceasefire agreement


Washington, June 1: The US has welcomed India and Pakistan’s decision to implement bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 2003. “The US welcomes reports that the militaries of India and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC),” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. ...

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