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Winter Session: Arun Jaitley slams Congress over repeated disruptions

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New Delhi, Dec 24 : Hitting out at the Congress over the disruptions in the Parliament during the recently concluded Winter Session, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the party should seriously explore that its disproportionate and irrational approach in dealing with the Parliament is hurting institutions. ” The Government, therefore, has adopted an alternative option of a ...

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BJP veterans meet to discuss Kirti Azad’s suspension

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New Delhi, Dec 24 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha met on Thursday to discuss party MP Kirti Azad’s suspension, reports said. . The veterans, who form the Marg Darshak Mandal of the party, met at Joshi’s residence in New Delhi. Azad was suspended by BJP president Amit Shah ...

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Policemen injured in Kashmir militant firing

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Srinagar, Dec 24 : A senior police officer and two other cops were injured when suspected militants fired at them in South Kashmir on Thursday, police said. According to reports, the assailtants fired indiscriminately from close range on Deputy Superintend of Police Irshad Rather and two other two cops who were on duty to follow a Milad Procession. “The Deputy ...

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Rahul Gandhi flays PM Modi, demands probe into DDCA corruption allegations

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Amethi, Dec 24 : Hitting out at Narendra Modi for suspension of BJP MP Kirti Azad over DDCA corruption charges, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded that the Prime Minister order a probe into the allegations. “When Modi ji was campaigning, he said that he will neither indulge in corruption nor let anyone do it…But, today his own ...

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Dadri lynching chargesheet filed

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Lucknow, Dec 24 : The Uttar Pradesh police have filed the chargesheet in the Dadri lynching case against 15 persons including son of a local BJP leader, reports said. The chargesheet was filed on Wednesday, three months after the incident in which Mohammad Akhlaq, a Dadri resident, was beaten to death following rumour over cow slaughter and beef eating. The ...

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Modi’s latest collectible, a Najafi Dynasty sword

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Moscow, Dec 24 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gifted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 18th century dynasty sword. After receiving his gift Modi wrote on Twitter: “The 18th century sword from Bengal that belonged to the Najafi Dynasty, gifted to me by President Putin.” Earlier Modi had tweeted about the other gifts he received from Russia’s first ...

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Kejriwal spares VIPs, except himself from Delhi’s odd-even formula for cars

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New Delhi, Dec 24 : Women drivers, those with children below 12, CNG cars and a number of ‘VIPs’ will be exempted from the odd-even formula for cars to be in place in Delhi for the first 15 days of the New Year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday.. “Only Delhi Chief Minister will not be exempt. I will ...

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Saudi Arabia: Fire devours at least 25 lives

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Riyadh, Dec 24 : At least 25 people were killed in a fire in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan General Hospital, that broke out on Thursday morning, officials reported. Over 100 people were also injured in the accident. The fire broke out at the intensive care and maternity department of the hospital. The situation is now under control, according to further reports. ...

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Salary of Parliamentarians may be doubled

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New Delhi, Dec 24 : The parliamentary affairs ministry has proposed that the salary of lawmakers be doubled. According to media reports, the salary hike could happen in the Budget session of Parliament. The ministry has proposed that the monthly salary of parliamentarians be doubled from Rs.50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 and office and constituency allowances from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. ...

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Heart attack patient kept waiting in Kolkata awaiting Mamata’s convoy

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Howrah, Dec 24 : A heart attack patient was left waiting in a traffic jam on the expressway on Wednesday as the police allegedly held up the ambulance for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy, reports said. Mamata was scheduled to return from Digha in East Midnapore and police weren’t even sure if she would fly back or come by road. ...

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