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Rahul congratulates ragpicker's son for cracking AIIMS entrance test

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated Asharam Choudhary, the son of a ragpicker in Madhya Pradesh, who cracked the AIIMS MBBS entrance test in his first attempt and hoped that he would contribute to nation-building and inspire many in future. I congratulate you on clearing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test in your first at...

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Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year. Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri is also the skipper of former I-L...

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Tanmay Bhat will do comedy till he is totally 'suppressed'

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tanmay Bhat of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is no stranger to controversy. There were times when his group received immense flak for its take on powerful people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he says he will continue doing his job, which is speaking truth to power, until the day he gets completely suppressed. AIB has got into trouble fo...

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India have form problems going into first Test

Indian cricketers have been in England for over a month, the senior team playing in the shorter formats and Rahul Dravid's 'A' squad helping out some seniors in getting a knock before the Test series. Yet there is no clarity on the ideal eleven for the first Test. The problems for the Indian team management stem as much from uncertain form as the injuries to key bowlers. The form issues ...

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Will do comedy till I am totally suppressed: Tanmay Bhat

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tanmay Bhat of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is no stranger to controversy. There were times when his group received immense flak for its take on powerful people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he says he will continue doing his job, which is speaking the truth, until the day he gets completely suppressed. AIB has got into trouble for the...

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A battle to protect chess players' interests

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) They should have battled over the chess board against several players during the past seven years. Instead, they fought their battles in legal forums against the All India Chess Federation (AICF). They both feel that there should be a strong association to represent the players' interests with AICF. However, with a verdict in their favour from the Competition Comm...

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Cell towers, mobiles unlikely to harm humans: Official

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Current scientific evidence do not support any harmful effect on the human body by electromagnetic field radiation of cell phone or its towers, said a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) official on Saturday. The radiation norms in India are below the safe limits prescribed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and Word Health O...

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BJP-Congress war over Rahul hugging PM intensifies

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for unwanted hug during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) described Gandhi as an incapable leader to hold any public office, while the Congress said th...

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War over Rahul hug of PM intensifies

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Congress President for unwanted hug during the no confidence motion in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP and the Congress traded barbs over the issue. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) described Gandhi as an incapable leader to hold any public office, while the Congress said th...

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BJP minister says Alwar lynching done to defame Modi

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of co...

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Will tackle Modi's hate with love: Rahul

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after surprising the Prime Minister with a hug, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he would tackle Narendra Modi's hate and fear with love and compassion. The point of yesterday's debate in Parliament...Prime Minister uses hate, fear and anger in the hearts of some of our people to build his narrative. We are going to prove that love and comp...

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Situation in Assam of 'great concern': AIUDF MP

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal on Friday said the situation in Assam was of great concern and referred to the large number of people detained there without hearing. There are a number of issues, the first two are of Citizenship amendment Bill and NRC (National Register of Citizens)... a large number of people are held in detention like ...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices. According to the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), transportation services to and from ports, refineries and industrial units have be...

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Farmers' rally expresses 'no trust' in Modi government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops. Farmers from several regions of the country marched from Mandi House to the ...

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India, China to play international friendly in October

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Friday that the Indian team will take part in an international friendly against Asian powerhouse China during the scheduled FIFA window in October. The Indian team, who are placed 97th in the latest FIFA rankings, will travel to Beijing to play against the 75th ranked China during the FIFA window of October 8...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Over 90 lakh trucks and around 50 lakh buses, tempos and tourist vehicles went off the roads on Friday as their owners began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including reduction in diesel prices, an official said here on Friday. The strike response is very good... all economic activities like movement of goods and people are virtually paraly...

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Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy retain places in BWF rankings

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their positions in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Saina skipped last week's Thailand Open, Sindhu made it to the final before losing to reigning World Champion Nozomi Okuhara, who climbed up two spots to 6th. Despite her runn...

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Consumer Protection Bill likely to pass during Monsoon Session

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, which seeks stringent action including jail terms for misleading advertisements and adulteration along with time-bound redressal of consumers grievances, is likely to be passed during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. The Bill also introduces provisions related to product liabilities, unfair trade practices and contracts,...

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LS to take up no-trust motion on Friday, Modi, Rahul to speak

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BJP and opposition Congress sharpened their attacks on each other on Thursday, a day before the Lok Sabha takes up the no-confidence motion for debate and voting in an increasingly polarised environment with each side trying to maximise its chances of victory in the 2019 general elections. Top guns of the two parties, including Congress President Rahul Gandh...

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AAP condemns proposed amendment to RTI act

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday strongly condemned the proposal to amend Right to Information (RTI) Act, saying that it will give BJP a free hand over the Information Commissioners. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to dump the RTI act in the dustbin by amending it. As it gives BJP the power to alter the salaries and allowances of the Information Commission...

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