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Congress challenges constitutional validity of Fadnavis government

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The Congress' Maharashtra unit Wednesday moved Bombay High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government and seeking its dismissal. Former minister M. Naseem Khan filed a writ petition before the court questioning the constitutional validity of the nearly month-old government and terming it as illegal. Justice V.M....

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Five soldiers killed in Yemen Al Qaeda attack

Sanaa, Nov 26 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed in a massive attack by suspected Al Qaeda miltants against a Yemeni military base in the southeastern province of Shabwa Wednesday, a police source said. The source told Xinhua that the gunmen attempted to invade an armoured army brigade in the troubled town of Azzan in Shabwa province, and launched coordinated attacks on other key security ...

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Pakistan blocks three Saarc connectivity pacts; Modi, Sharif avoid meeting

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday played spoilsport by blocking three major Saarc connectivity projects initiated by India, even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conspicuously avoided meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit appeared to become a...

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Black money: 250 admit foreign accounts, more names coming

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Refuting strong opposition charges that little was being done to get back illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said a lot of ground has been covered and 250 people have conceded to overseas bank accounts, while more names would come up as cases are filed. The issue is not to disclose or not, but how and when to di...

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IS pamphlets distributed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Unidentified people have distributed pamphlets of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region, residents who have seen the pamphlets said Wednesday. Officials have, however, said that the IS has no existence in the region and someone has distributed the pamphlets only for ulterior motives, according to Xinhua. U...

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Civic officials suspended for negligence sanitation duties in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Lt Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday drove home to local officials the importance of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Campaign when, after a surprise check of government buildings and public facilities, he suspended and transferred civic officials. After visiting 8 hospitals, 20 schools and 6 municipal deputy commissioner's offices across Delhi, Jung expres...

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Three policemen shot dead in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo, Nov 26 (IANS) A police officer and two recruits were shot dead Wednesday by unidentified gunmen in Arish city in North Sinai province, a security source told Xinhua. The militants set an ambush for a police vehicle and opened fire at it near Gisr al-Wadi area in Arish, killing a colonel and two police recruits, the source added, noting that the perpetrators managed to run away aft...

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Article 370 should be permanent feature of constitution: NC manifesto

Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference Wednesday said article 370 should become a permanent feature of the Indian constitution and the party would fight to safeguard this provision giving special status to the state. Releasing the NC manifesto here Wednesday, party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said: Article 370 should be made a permanent provision of the ...

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Ferguson burns as racial protests spread across US

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) As night fell, Missouri state in midwestern United States deployed more security forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager. We are bringing more resources to Ferguson and other parts of the region to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overni...

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Plea in HC against unrecognised play schools in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Wednesday against unauthorized and unrecognized play schools in the capital, contending these are posing danger to the small kids taking admission there. NGO Social Jurist moved the court, saying that the court's 2008 order that no unrecognized school be allowed to run in Delhi, the city state's directorate of educatio...

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Haryana police officer suspended for inaction

Gurgaon, Nov 26 (IANS) An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was suspended for not taking action on a complaint regarding a brawl, police said Wednesday. Harish Kumar, posted at Sector 29 police station was suspended for not registering the complaint of Dharamveer, a resident of Shikohpur village under Kherki Daula police station. Dharamveer, a tempo driver, was allegedly beaten by so...

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Wife-beating in Goa at worrisome levels: DGP

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Wife-beating in Goa homes has reached worrisome levels, said Director General of Police T.N. Mohan adding that instances of domestic assault were quite high especially for an educated state. To my dismay, I find that such instances are quite high in Goa. I was not expecting this, but now that I am dealing (with such cases), I am realizing that such instances are mor...

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New trade policy to address exporters' concerns on slowdown

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The government said Wednesday that the ensuing foreign trade policy will address the concern of exporters on the slowdown in several key markets such as European Union (EU) and Japan. According to Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher, the government was working on a lot of policy developments and diversification measures to deal with the unveiling challenges of merchan...

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Tamil Nadu bans poultry from Kerala

Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Wednesday banned import of poultry from Kerala as a measure to prevent the spread of bird flu in the state, a government release said. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting, headed by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, held here. According to the statement, around 17,000 ducks died in Kerala due to bird flu and as a precau...

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Indian-origin IS member poses with newborn on Twitter

London, Nov 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin Islamist who skipped bail in Britain to join the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Syria has posed on Twitter with his newborn son hailing a new generation of Islamists, a media report said Wednesday. Abu Rumaysah, 31, born Siddhartha Dhar to a family of Indian origin, posted a photograph on Twitter with the hashtag #GenerationKhilafah, mean...

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Fine people for littering to make Delhi clean: HC

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Observing that municipal authorities have failed to maintain cleanliness in the capital, the Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the civic bodies to punish people for littering. The court also ordered the civic bodies to supervise the work of sanitation workers employed in its various units to ensure cleanliness in the city. A division bench of Justice B.D. ...

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Opposition attacks government over black money in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Opposition parties, led by the Congress, Wednesday, tore into the government on the black money issue, asking it to apologise to the nation for making false promises of bringing back illegal cash stashed in foreign banks. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had rejected a notice by the Congress party for an adjournment motion on the issue in the morning and had also refused ...

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Khushboo joins Congress

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Khushboo Sundar Wednesday officially joined the Congress, nearly six months after quitting the DMK. I finally feel I am home, she told reporters after meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Following her victory in the legal battle over her controversial remarks on pre-marital sex, the south Indian actress began her political career with the DMK ...

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AAP promises 2 lakh toilets for women

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Two lakh pubic toilets for women, 100 courts to fast-track rape cases, Wi-Fi connected CCTV cameras are some of the poll promises made by the AAP Wednesday in the second round of its 'Delhi Dialogue' programme which focused on women. Addressing a gathering of over 500 women at Talkatora Garden in the heart of the capital, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also promised t...

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Indian, Chinese businessmen ink $2.4 bn of trade agreements

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian and Chinese businessmen Wednesday signed agreements worth over $2.4 billion at the Zhejiang China-India Business Cooperation Conference to strengthen the bilateral trade relationship. Memoranda of understanding worth over $2.4 billion were signed at the conference. Amongst the MoUs signed, the biggest is between Kunlun Chuangyuan Investment Co, Ltd. (Zheji...

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