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#MeToo: PM Modi, morals travel in opposite direction, says Congress

Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil questioned PM Modi's silence on the charges of sexual harassment against Akbar, and said the prime minister is yet to act against him despite demands being raised. He said Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has not ducked a qu

Court rejects Pragya's plea for exemption from appearance

The trial court on Thursday rejected an application made by BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, seeking permanent exemption from appearance once a week. The newly-elected Bhopal MP had said in her plea that she was suffe
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Court rejects Pragya's plea for exemption from appearance

The trial court on Thursday rejected an application made by BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, seeking permanent exemption from appearance once a week. The newly-elected Bhopal MP had said in her plea that she was suffering from various ailments and was not in the condition to attend the court.

Two crore houses to be built in villages under PMAY in three years: President

Nearly two crore houses will be built in the villages under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the next three years, President Ram Nath Kovind said. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has two parts -- PMAY (Gramin) and PMAY (Urban). Under the mission, the governme
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Two crore houses to be built in villages under PMAY in three years: President

Nearly two crore houses will be built in the villages under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the next three years, President Ram Nath Kovind said. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has two parts -- PMAY (Gramin) and PMAY (Urban). Under the mission, the government aims to ensure 'Housing for All'.

Told Rahul Gandhi I was hurt by utterances of Congress, JD(S) leaders: H D Dev Gowda

Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda Thursday said he told Congress president Rahul Gandhi that he has been hurt by the repeated public utterances of some leaders of the grand old party and his JD(S) about the coalition government in Karnataka
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Told Rahul Gandhi I was hurt by utterances of Congress, JD(S) leaders: H D Dev Gowda

Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda Thursday said he told Congress president Rahul Gandhi that he has been hurt by the repeated public utterances of some leaders of the grand old party and his JD(S) about the coalition government in Karnataka

Setback for Chandrababu Naidu: 4 TDP Rajya Sabha MPs split, propose merger with BJP

Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party in Rajya Sabha split on Thursday, with four of its MPs proposing merger of the party with the BJP. The four MPs who who signed the resolution for merger include YS Chowdary, TG Venkatesh, CM Ramesh and GM Rao.
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Setback for Chandrababu Naidu: 4 TDP Rajya Sabha MPs split, propose merger with BJP

Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party in Rajya Sabha split on Thursday, with four of its MPs proposing merger of the party with the BJP. The four MPs who who signed the resolution for merger include YS Chowdary, TG Venkatesh, CM Ramesh and GM Rao.

Surgical, air strikes displayed intent, capability; will take all possible steps for security: President Ram Nath Kovind

Asserting that national security is the government's «topmost priority», President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday said India has amply demonstrated its intent and capabilities through surgical strikes and Balakot air strikes, and in future too, all poss
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Surgical, air strikes displayed intent, capability; will take all possible steps for security: President Ram Nath Kovind

Asserting that national security is the government's «topmost priority», President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday said India has amply demonstrated its intent and capabilities through surgical strikes and Balakot air strikes, and in future too, all possible steps will be taken to ensure security

BJP government has record of raising high expectations, not delivering anything: Congress

The Congress alleged on Thursday that the BJP-led government had a record of raising high expectations by making tall promises but not delivering anything and the president's address to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament was the prime example of &la
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BJP government has record of raising high expectations, not delivering anything: Congress

The Congress alleged on Thursday that the BJP-led government had a record of raising high expectations by making tall promises but not delivering anything and the president's address to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament was the prime example of «a lot of intent founded upon sheer inaction»

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo to visit India from June 25-27: MEA

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the external affairs ministry said. During his visit, Pompeo would hold talks with external affairs mini
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US secretary of state Michael Pompeo to visit India from June 25-27: MEA

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the external affairs ministry said. During his visit, Pompeo would hold talks with external affairs minister S Jaishankar and call upon other dignitaries.

'One nation, One election' will create confusion among voters: Deve Gowda

Former Prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday said «One Nation, One Election» - holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies - would create confusion among the voters. «I have my own apprehensions abo
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'One nation, One election' will create confusion among voters: Deve Gowda

Former Prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday said «One Nation, One Election» - holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies - would create confusion among the voters. «I have my own apprehensions about it. I feel we are not so advanced,» he told reporters here, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called an all-party meeting in New Delhi to build a consensus on the idea

Operations in J&K being conducted in professional, dedicated manner: Army

«We have a very strong code of conduct which values human dignity and the values of the society. So I wish to assure you that all the operations by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out in a professional and dedicated manner,» Army'
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Operations in J&K being conducted in professional, dedicated manner: Army

«We have a very strong code of conduct which values human dignity and the values of the society. So I wish to assure you that all the operations by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out in a professional and dedicated manner,» Army's northern command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Wuzur in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Government's stress on infrastructure, EVs; 35,000 km of national highways to be built by 2022: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the government's endeavour is to build 35,000 km of highways by 2022 and to lay a strong foundation for urban infrastructure that will encourage employment generation. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of P
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Government's stress on infrastructure, EVs; 35,000 km of national highways to be built by 2022: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the government's endeavour is to build 35,000 km of highways by 2022 and to lay a strong foundation for urban infrastructure that will encourage employment generation. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said electric vehicles are being promoted to reduce pollution.

India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from t
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India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from their counterparts in that country.

Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital aft
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Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital after he was released. On Thursday, a Jamnagar sessions court sentenced him to life imprisonment. Bhatt was sacked in 2015.

Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.
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Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.

US mulling 15% cap on H-1B visa for Indians

In a move that could widen the row over tariffs and trade, the United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store data locally. India, which has upset firms such as Mastercard and irked t
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US mulling 15% cap on H-1B visa for Indians

In a move that could widen the row over tariffs and trade, the United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store data locally. India, which has upset firms such as Mastercard and irked the US government with stringent new rules on data storage, is the largest recipient of these temporary visas.

Why Muslims in this UP village are burying the dead in their homes

A clutch of houses in Chah Pokhar in Achnera block of Agra have turned into graveyards as families are forced to bury their departed in their homes due to lack of a burial ground. As a result, the dead here are a constant part of day-to-day life. TOI found wo
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Why Muslims in this UP village are burying the dead in their homes

A clutch of houses in Chah Pokhar in Achnera block of Agra have turned into graveyards as families are forced to bury their departed in their homes due to lack of a burial ground. As a result, the dead here are a constant part of day-to-day life. TOI found women cooking next to where their children were buried while the elderly rested on cots in a backyard full of graves.

Athawale's promise to new Speaker: Will make you laugh

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday left PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with other Lok Sabha members in peals of laughter by his witty remarks. He began his speech reciting a poem and promised to make the new Speaker laugh. &laq
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Athawale's promise to new Speaker: Will make you laugh

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday left PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with other Lok Sabha members in peals of laughter by his witty remarks. He began his speech reciting a poem and promised to make the new Speaker laugh. «You (Birla) do not laugh, but I will make you laugh,» said Athawale.

Congress eyes DMK help to get Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha

Congress is learnt to have asked ally DMK for a Rajya Sabha berth amid indications that it may be used to bring former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who retired recently, back to the Upper House. Sources said Congress has sought one of the three seats that D
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Congress eyes DMK help to get Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha

Congress is learnt to have asked ally DMK for a Rajya Sabha berth amid indications that it may be used to bring former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who retired recently, back to the Upper House. Sources said Congress has sought one of the three seats that DMK is set to win out of the six seats that would go for voting this month.

BJP MP Om Birla elected Lok Sabha speaker

On June 19, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was elected after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed his name on Day 3 of Lok Sabha session
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BJP MP Om Birla elected Lok Sabha speaker

On June 19, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was elected after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed his name on Day 3 of Lok Sabha session

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