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Lok Sabha opposes Sashi Tharoor’s same sex bill

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s plan to introduce a bill that decriminalises gay sex in India, took a hit on Friday amidst protests from the BJP and some of his own party members, reports said. Tharoor’s plan was supported by only 23 other MP’s and with majority going against it, including Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda, ...

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Youngest Delhi gang-rape convict to walk free from reform home

New Delhi, Dec 19 : The juvenile offender in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case will be freed from a special home in the next few days after the Delhi high court on Friday refused to stay his release stating that there is lack of any legal provision to intervene. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice ...

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Ahead of Sonia, Rahul’s apperance in court Congress leaders and supporters huddle at party headquarters

New Delhi, Dec. 19 : A large number of Congress supporters have gathered at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi as party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi prepare for their court appearance in the National Herald case. However, reports said cancelling its plans of a protest march planned as a show of strength, the Congress has instead ...

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Govt projects fiscal deficit at 3.9 per cent of GDP in 2015-16 financial year

New Delhi, Dec 19 : The Centre on Friday said the fiscal deficit of the country has been projected at 3.9 percent of GDP in 2015-16 financial year. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed that the Government continues to adhere to the path of fiscal consolidation. Despite the pressing need for enhanced public investment to boost the economic growth and ...

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UP: 3 engineers suspended after UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and wife get stuck in elevator for 20 mins

Lucknow, Dec 19 : After Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple spent twenty minutes, stuck in an elevator at the Vidhan Bhawan on Friday, three engineers were accused of negligence and suspended from their duties, according to media reports. Principal Secretary (home), Devashish Panda was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times, “We are going to order an ...

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West Bengal: BJP holds law violation programme in Jalpaiguri

Kolkata/Jalpaiguri, Dec 19 : Protesting against the deteriorating law and order situation, misrule as well as violence against women in the state, the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a law violation programme in Jalpaiguri district on Friday. The programme was held under the leadership of newly selected party’s national secretary Rahul Sinha. Huge number of ...

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Prince George to attend nursery from next year

London, Dec 19 : Prince George is all set to join nursey school next year, media reports said. He will be visiting Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk from January, reports said. A nursery spokesman was quoted as saying by BBC: “We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery.” Prince Williams and Kate Middleton’s first child Prince George ...

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Indian sailors abducted in Nigeria are safe: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 18 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said five Indian sailor, who have been abducted by pirates in Nigeria, are safe. “I have the report on abduction of 5 Indian sailors in Nigeria.The contact with pirates is established. Indian sailors are safe,” Swaraj tweeted. She said India is making all efforts to secure their release. ...

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Shyamji Krishna Varma: PM hands over certificate to Anandiben Patel

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday handed over to the Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel, a certificate to mark the posthumous reinstatement to the bar, of Shyamji Krishna Varma. The reinstatement has been done by the Society of the Inner Temple, London. The certificate had been given to the Prime Minister in the presence ...

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Pune girl of 16 planned to ISIS in Syria, cops say

Pune, Dec. 18 : A 16-year-old class eleven student from Pune was preparing to leave for Syria, where the terror group ISIS had promised to sponsor her through medical college, reports said. The girl, who had been in touch with the ISIS through social media, turned a radical through sustained indoctrination. The girl was interrogated by the Anti Terrorist Squad ...

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