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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as BJP leaders CP Thakur and Sushil Kumar Modi look on during an election rally in Naubatpur near Patna (Photo: PTI)
BJP leader CP Thakur demands quotas for poor upper caste people; cites Madras HC's example

The former Union Minister said the poor from other backward classes should be given reservation to help them to join the mainstream, and similarly, poor from upper castes should not be neglected.

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Kaushik Sen and family. (Facebook Photo | Riddhi Sen)
Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen, son at Kolkata airport over parking fee

An altercation broke out between an airport parking employee and the actor on Saturday night after the employee allegedly misbehaved with Sen's driver and slapped a fine on them.

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Denied visa to travel abroad, 21-year-old Punjab woman commits suicide

Police officials said that it was not known immediately which country had rejected her visa application.

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Argentinean woman robbed by three youth in Varanasi

The victim, who works for an NGO, was robbed of Rs 2,000 and beaten too when she was meditating at the bank of River Ganga on Saturday evening.

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Three injured after fire breaks out at chemical factory in Mumbai

At least three people were injured after a massive fire broke out in a chemical factory in Turbhe MIDC Industrial area of Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

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Rahul Gandhi's maiden speech as Congress President. (Twitter Photo | @OfficeOfRG)
My plan is to transform Congress bottom upwards: Rahul Gandhi

In his first interview as party president with National Herald and Qaumi Awaz, Gandhi rubbished BJP's claims that his party fought the recently held Gujarat state elections on casteist lines

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Uttar Pradesh: Man thrashed for raping minor, paraded with garland of shoes in Deoband

A man, accused of raping an eight-year-old girl, today was allegedly thrashed and paraded by locals with a garland of shoes around his neck in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband.

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It is a prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home state Gujarat and a litmus test for new Congress president Rahul Gandhi. (File photo)
It's PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as stage set for counting of votes

The voting was held in both states, following an acrimonious campaign, where both the main political parties indulged in no-holds-barred attacks on each other.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma (File | PTI)
Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma accuses PM Modi of making official program a BJP rally

Modi, who had inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoi-Rongjeng-Tura Road, launched the public rally dubbed as "The Rally for Change" wherein he claimed that Meghalaya was not witnessing any development.

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Rahul Gandhi is the new president of the Congress party. (Twitter | INCIndia)
Congress asks if Election Commission notice to Rahul Gandhi was ploy to prevent interview telecast

The commission had on December 13 issued the show cause notice to Rahul Gandhi for "prima facie" violating the provisions of the election law and the model code by giving interviews to TV channels

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16-year-old girl gangraped by three men in Delhi on fifth anniversary of Nirbhaya case

The girl, who works as a domestic help, was sitting in a park near Haiderpur slums with a male friend, when the three men came and picked up a fight with him.

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ED notice to Syed Ali Shah Geelani 'unrealistic': Hurriyat

The ED had served the notice on December 13 to Geelani to appear before it on Monday for adjudication proceedings related to a foreign exchange violation case involving USD 10,000.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File | PTI)
RJD's Bihar bandh will not create problems for Sikh pilgrims: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Sikh pilgrims coming to the state to take part in the closing ceremony of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh would not face any problems on account of the RJD's bandh on Dec 21.

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Maharashtra: Bar waitress held for forcing minor daughter into flesh trade

Following a tip-off, sleuths of the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell laid a trap at a mall here and nabbed the woman and rescued her 13-year-old daughter.

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Congress to build alternative narrative based on fairness: P Chidambaram

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said Rahul Gandhi's inaugural speech yesterday laid down the contours of an alternative narrative that the Congress will put forward before the people.

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Amarinder Singh with Rahul Gandhi
Punjab civic poll results vindication of Congress' policies: CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, Dec 17 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today hailed the civic poll results as a clear vindication of the Congress policies an...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Army recovers body of one of five soldiers trapped under snow

Five days after five army men were trapped under snow heavy after coming under snow avalanches at two places along the LoC, body of one of the missing soldiers has been recovered.

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Rahul Gandhi consoling  family members of scores of dead and missing fishermen after Cyclone Okhi hit the Poonthura coast in Thiruvananthapuram and many places in Kerala and southern Tamilnadu. Local MLA V S Shivakumar is also seen. (Express Photo | BP Deepu)
Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi, demands package for cyclone-hit fishermen of Tamil Nadu, Kerala

The Congress leader highlighted the sufferings of the cyclone-hit fishermen, whom he had met during his recent visit to Kerala and Tamil Nadu on December 14.

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A fleet of MI 8 'Pratap' helicopters on their last sortie for the formal adieu to the Multi-role helicopters during the phasing out ceremony at the Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Sunday. (PTI Photo)
Bengaluru: IAF phases out Soviet-era multi-utility MI-8 helicopters

The MI-8 operated in several major IAF operations,including Operation Meghdoot in the Siachen Glacier and Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka and in the Chennai floods in 2015.

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Madhya Pradesh 'forced conversion' incident: Catholic priest, Bajrang Dal activist held in Satna

Suspected workers of the right-wing group had allegedly beaten up priests and seminarians over forced conversion of Hindus to Christianity in Satna in Madhya Pradesh three days ago.

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SP leader's daughter-in-law found dead in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar

Thirty-five year old Babita, the daughter-in-law of local SP leader Kullan Devi, was found dead in her house in Kotwali police station area here, the police said.

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