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Presidential Election 2017: Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

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New Delhi: Major opposition parties will hold a crucial meet on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the Presidential Election. Fuelling the suspicion was a meeting between Meira Kumar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. Thou...

Modi-Trump meet: India eyes surveillance drone deal but no discussion on H1-B visa

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NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India is pushing for US approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Securing agreement on the purc...

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared self-styled caliphate

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Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' ...

Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General of India

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India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications. Speaking at a programme here, Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao said the Google Maps is...

Pakistani Border Action Team carried special daggers, headband cameras to record terror attack

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The Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT), which attacked an Indian Army patrol after crossing the LoC, was made up of special forces’ men and terrorists who were armed with ‘special daggers’ and headband cameras for recording the strike in Poonch district. The attack on June 22 left two Indian sold...

Shanghai Film Festival: Salman Khan's Sultan wins best action movie award

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Salman Khan’s 2016 blockbuster Sultan has won big again after taking home the laurels at Indian award shows. The Ali Abbas Zafar directed film was competing at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival has bagged the award for the Best Action Film there. Congratulations to team Sultan. The mo...

'Tubelight' Review: Salman Khan delivers a sentimental kick straight to the heart

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What it's about: Tubelight is against the backdrop of the Indo-Chinese war of 1962. But it's a story of hope and miracles. Bharat Singh Bhist (Sohail Khan) goes off to the war leaving behind his older brother Laxman Singh Bhist (Salman Khan),with special needs, behind. The bothers have never been...

SC orders Constitution of medical board to ascertain 23-week pregnant woman seeking abortion

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The Supreme Court has ordered the constitution of a seven-member medical board to examine the condition of a woman in Kolkata who sought permission to abort her 23-week foetus. The next hearing of the case is on 29 June. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had sought responses from the Centre and the...

Loan waiver has become fashion now: Venkaiah Naidu

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Taking cues from his cabinet colleague Arun Jaitley, Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu too has joined the club of those warning against the farm loan waiver spree, now spreading fast across the country, Karnataka being the latest state. “Loan waiver has become fashion now. It shou...

US President Donald Trump describes PM Modi as a ‘true friend’, says looking forward to his visit

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday described Narendra Modi as “a true friend” and said he was looking forward to discuss important strategic issues with the Indian Prime Minister. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a tr...

CM Fadnavis announces farm loan waiver of ₹34,000 crore, 40 lakh Maharashtra farmers...

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The Maharashtra government, which has given a loan waiver package of Rs 36,000 crore to farmers, has begun the process of political consultations on the matter. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met NCP president Sharad Pawar in New Delhi in the regard Friday. The Maharashtra government’s decision...

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s second confessional video: Full text

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Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, has filed a mercy petition with Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa. In a statement, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) claimed that in his plea, Jadhav has “admitted his involvement...