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Modi insulted Bengaluru by calling it garbage city: Rahul


New Delhi, May 4: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “natural liar”, and said he had insulted Bengaluru by referring to it as a garbage city. Gandhi’s condemnation comes a day after Modi attacked the Congress party’s government in Karnataka for destroying the cityscape. “Calling Bengaluru, the garden city and the pride of India a ...

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UN Council chief calls for action on Rohingya refugees


Srinagar, May 4: Ambassador Joanna Wronecka of Poland, UN Security Council president for May, has said that the world body must act when Rohingya refugees are suffering. She made the remarks on Thursday here after visiting Myanmar Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh earlier this week, Xinhua news agency reported. “So, when you see the people suffering we have to act,” she ...

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Visit of Indian experts to Pak ‘normal’: MEA on Track II diplomacy


New Delhi, May 3: India today termed as “normal” the visit of a group of Indian experts to Pakistan to revive Track II diplomacy, but asserted that there was no dilution in its policy towards Islamabad that “talks and terror cannot go hand-in-hand” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said functional exchanges between the two sides have continued and is ...

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When Congress wins, only few families shine: Modi


Karnataka, May 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at the Congress, saying the party misleads people by making “false promises” before elections and when it manages to come to power, only a few families prosper. “The Congress, in this election, is seeking votes of Dalits. Khargeji (Mallikarjun Kharge) is a big leader of the Congress. In the ...

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Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at UN Committee on Information; India objects


United Nations, May 3: Pakistan has raked up the issue of alleged human rights violation in Kashmir at the UN’s Committee on Information to which India raised strong objection, saying it was irrelevant to the work of the panel. Pakistan’s delegate Masood Anwar, addressing a session of Committee on Information yesterday, raised the issue of Kashmir alleging that human rights violations ...

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Mahatma Gandhi had special love for Kashmir, says Mehbooba


Srinagar, May 2: Saying that the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are much more relevant today than there were before, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the biggest tribute to the Father of the Nation would be to work for creating a society free from confrontation, violence and acrimony. The spokesman said that speaking at the inaugural meeting of the National ...

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Violence at Aligarh Muslim University over Jinnah portrait


Aligarh, May 2: Police today lobbed teargas shells to disperse AMU students demanding the arrest of protesters who had barged into the campus, shouting slogans over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which hangs at the student union office. District magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said two two youths were injured in the police action. Earlier, members of a right-wing organisation had ...

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Centre agrees to accord in principle NH status to Mughal Road


Srinagar, May 2: The Centre has agreed in principle to accord National Highway status to Mughal Road connecting Jammu and Kashmir provinces through Pir Panchal region. The Centre has also decided to put the construction of Vailoo-Singhpora and Chenani-Sudhmahadev tunnels on the fast track mode to expedite the start of work. The spokesman said that these decisions were taken in a ...

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India’s digital drive inspires me: Michael Dell


Las Vegas, May 1: Complimenting India on its digital drive, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, said that he gets inspired by what the country is doing to transform its society and economy. “IndiaStack, for example, is a world-leading concept and as a techie, I get very inspired by what India is doing. It is an amazing government-led effort,” ...

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Cabinet reshuffle has nothing to do with Kathua incident: Ram Madhav


Srinagar, Apr 30: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Ram Madhav on Monday said cabinet reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir “has nothing to do with the Kathua incident”. Madav made a comment on micro blogging website Twitter. “The cabinet reshuffle has nothing to do with the Kathua incident. Our government has completed three years and we decided to give a chance ...

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