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Malegaon blast case: SC to hear bail plea of Colonel Purohit, in jail for past 9 years, on Monday

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the bail plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. On August 17, he had told the apex court that he had been caught in "political crossfire" and was languishing in jail for nine years without ev...

In a year, no more physical police verification for passports: Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi

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The physical police verification for getting a passport will soon be a thing of the past as the government plans to connect the service with a robust national database of crimes and criminals that will check the antecedents of applicants at the click of a mouse. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrish...

IIT aspirants may expect faster results as entrance test to go online from next year

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NEW DELHI: Entrance to the premier engineering colleges-Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will completely go online from 2018. In a meeting held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on Sunday, the Joint Admission Board (JAB), it was decided that from next year the Joint Entrance Examinat...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also come in a 256 GB internal storage variant according to leaked pamphlet

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One of the most highly anticipated phone of 2017, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is to be unveiled on 23 August. A number of leaks and renders of the flagship phone have been doing the rounds online, for the past few months and this time an alleged pamphlet for the phone has been leaked revealing some m...

World Badminton Championships 2017: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin start as favourites

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World badminton's flagship event begins on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland. The World Championships, probably the second most important badminton event after the Olympics, is also one that offers the second-highest ranking points. In Glasgow, India are competing with the largest contingent ever sent ...

Premier League: Wayne Rooney focusing on Everton, England call-up after scoring 200th league goal

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Manchester: Everton star Wayne Rooney said becoming only the second person to score 200 Premier League goals when he netted in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Monday was a sweet moment. The 31-year-old, who joined former England and Newcastle United great Alan Shearer in reaching the 200-goa...

Demonetisation has left Maoists, J-K separatists ‘fund starved’: Arun Jaitley

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Demonetisation has left Maoists in many parts of India and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir “fund starved”, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. He also stated that note-ban has significantly reduced the number of protesters taking part in stone-pelting in the strife-torn region. “...

Muslim women cheer on triple talaq verdict: Come a long way from Shah Bano to Shayara Bano

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THE FIRST question that Shazia Fatima, 26, asked the inspector at the Women’s Police Station at Central Crime Station in Hyderabad as she walked in at 11.30 am Tuesday was about the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq. Inspector Madhavi Latha tried to explain but, unable to comprehend fully, Fa...

Working on plan to beat Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat: BJP

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The BJP is evolving a strategy to win majority of Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, on the lines of party president Amit Shah’s “Mission 2019” at national level, including a plan to defeat Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, says a party fucntionary. As part of the “Mission 80” strategy, the ...

Triple talaq order could boost Modi govt's Uniform Civil Code agenda

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The landmark triple talaq verdict has given big boost to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has long pushed for a uniform civil code to be enforced which would end the reach of different religious laws in civil issues, sanctioned originally to protect the independence of different fait...

AIADMK merger: DMK wants floor test, 19 MLAs loyal to Dinakaran meet governor

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The opposition DMK on Tuesday demanded an immediate floor test in Tamil Nadu after a faction of the ruling party MLAs told the governor they had lost confidence in chief minister Edappadi Palanisami, adding to political uncertainty in the southern state. Tamil Nadu is battling a political crisis ...

Doklam row: PLA conducts live-fire drills; Chinese media says military exercises meant to strike awe in India

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Beijing: Amidst a standoff with India in the Doklam sector, the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Western Theater Command has conducted military exercises, Chinese media has reported. Chinese daily Global Times quoted state-run China Central Television (CCTV) saying that more than 10 PLA units, in...