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Na na karte pyar: Akhilesh mocks Nitish's return to NDA

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav today struck a musical note to mock JD(U) president Nitish Kumar for again allying with the BJP to become chief minister.   

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No decision on merger of institutions for classical languages: Prakash Javadekar

No decision has arrived yet on the merger of institutions for classical languages with central universities, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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After Shankarsinh Vaghela, three Gujarat Congress MLAs join BJP, one named Rajya Sabha candidate

The resignation of Balwantsinh Rajput, the party's chief whip in the Assembly, Tejashreeben Patel and Prahlad Patel reduced the Congress's tally to 54 in the 182-seat assembly.

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Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang (File | PTI)
Not promoting Heraka, I am devout Christian: Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang

The assertion came against the backdrop of the charge by Naga People’s Front that he was preferred by Acharya, who spent years in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh .

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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (File | PTI)
Nitish has joined party which asked for his ‘DNA check’: Congress

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi azad said Nitish Kumar has earlier also betrayed a few parties. He cannot stay at one place.

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MP alleges assault by Trinamool workers in West Bengal

Nominated member George Baker today alleged in the Lok Sabha that he was assaulted and his convoy vandalised in West Bengal by the workers of ruling Trinamool Congress recently.

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New Delhi BSP supremo Mayawati. (File | PTI)
Bihar developments ominous for democracy, says Mayawati

The BSP supremo said that the democratic values in the country were being weakened by such lust of power by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Air India to save around Rs 10 crore annually on non-vegetarian food decision

The move is to save costs, reduce wastage, improve service and also avoid any chances of mix-up of meals, said the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha.

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Centre asks states to do away with affidavits

All states have been asked to do away with the requirement of taking affidavits for executive-level jobs and allow self-attestation, the government told Parliament today.

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Graft charges against top J-K police officers for illegally leasing out land to restaurant owner

Cases were registered against unnamed senior officials of the Armed Police Headquarters and two battalions under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.     

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Arunachal Pradesh: Tax and excise joint commissioner surrenders in molestation case

Absconding Tax and Excise Joint Commissioner Tani Jonkey, accused of molesting a minor girl, has surrendered in a hospital, police said today.

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Election Commission announces bypolls to 4 assembly seats on August 23

The by-elections in Bawana (Delhi), Panaji and Valpoi (Goa) and Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) will be held on August 23.

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Prime Minister flags off Ayodhya-Rameswaram train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off a weekly train linking the pilgrimage centres of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Rameswaram, saying both are linked to Lord Rama.

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Airport Authority of India hikes fine amount for violators at airports

Any person contravening the AAI regulations will face up to Rs 5,000 penalty, a steep hike from the earlier Rs 500, as per the new regulations.

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India raised Tibet, stapled visa issues with China: Sushma Swaraj

There is no quid pro quo with China on the issue of "sufferings" of the Tibetan people and stapled visas being given to Arunachal Pradesh residents by Beijing, government said today.

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Congress, TMC ask why number of demonetised notes deposited in banks remains undisclosed

The government had said RBI has to count the actual number of such currencies deposited during the period after verifying the numerical accuracy and authenticity.

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RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with wife Rabri Devi and Tejaswi Yadav (L) in Patna. (Photo| PTI)
Now, ED files FIR against Lalu’s family

The Enforcement Directorate will investigate the alleged proceeds of crime generated by the accused, purportedly through shell companies.

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Nitish Kumar is CM again; leaves opposition alliance in tatters

The deft political manoeuvres by Janata Dal (United) chief Kumar left the opposition stunned as he joined hands with friend-turned-foe-turned-friend BJP.

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Six Maoists, including section commander carrying Rs 3 lakh bounty, surrender in Chhattisgarh

Hapka Payku , one of the Naxals who surrendered, was active as the section commander of military platoon No.13 of the Maoists. He carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head,

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No proposal by CBSE to advance board exams: HRD ministry

The Central Board of Secondary Education has no plan to advance the class 10 and 12 examinations to February from March, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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133 officers given premature retirement: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

With a view to identify officials who may not be fit to be retained in the government service, instructions have been issued to all cadre-controlling authorities to review their performance.

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