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10 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 26 others injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Telangana's Siddipet district on Saturday evening, police said. The accident involving a bus of the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), two trucks and a SUV occurred on Hyderabad-Ramagundam highway at Pragnapur in Siddipet district, about 60 km from here. ...

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JD-S, Congress discuss Karnataka cabinet expansion

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling alliance partners - the JD-S and Congress - on Saturday held talks on cabinet expansion a day after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy won the trust vote in the assembly. Leaders of both alliance partners met at a hotel here and discussed the cabinet expansion and portfolios to be allocated to their legislators. The talks will resume on Monday aft...

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Opposition leaders coming together to save themselves: Modi

Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the opposition unity, saying the corrupt leaders are coming together not to save the country but to save themselves, making an apparent attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi. Due to the commitment of this government against black money and corruption, people who are out on bail in the...

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Hasina, Mamata discuss education, culture, business

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday held discussions on wide-ranging topics including education, business and culture with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. We discussed our education, culture, business, for the well-being of the people of both the countries, Banerjee said after the talks at a South Kolkata five star hotel where Sheikh Has...

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India became global growth engine under Modi: Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completing four years in power, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday said that India has emerged as the global growth engine under his dynamic leadership. The country has made a mark on the world map owing to the distinguished and ambitious policies launched by BJP under Modi's vision which have helped i...

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Nitish Kumar questions benefits of demonetisation

Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday questioned benefits of the much-hyped demonetisation move to common people and slammed banks that allegedly helped rich and powerful manage their cash during notebandi. I was supporter of demonetisation...but how many people benefited from it? Some powerful people shifted their cash from one place to another, said Kumar a...

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Mehbooba welcomes Rajnath's statement on dialogue

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's announcement that the Central government is ready to talk to every stakeholder including the separatist Hurriyat conference. In a statement, she described Rajnath Singh's remarks, made during an interactive session with a TV channel, as a welcome step to initia...

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Mayawati names new party chief for UP unit

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday effected a major shake up in the party organization, naming R.S. Kushwaha as the new president of the Uttar Pradesh unit and Ram Achal Rajbhar as the party's national General Secretary. The decision was taken after a marathon meeting here of the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) top brass, including zonal coordinators and members of the nat...

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NDA catapulted India to 'Bright Spot' as Congress reduced to 'fringe' party: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hailing NDA government's policies on its fourth anniversary, BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India had transformed from being a part of the fragile five to the bright spot on the global economic scene under this regime and had established 'scam-free governance'. But as the Congress is rejoicing its political move that helped it form ...

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Himachal Pradesh launches three welfare schemes

Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday launched three welfare schemes here to mark completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. These schemes are Jan Manch for redressal of public grievances, Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana aimed at providing assistance to the unemployed youth and Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana for off...

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Opposition leaders coming together to save themselves: Modi

Cuttack, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the opposition unity, saying the corrupt leaders were coming together not to save the country but to save themselves, making an apprent attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi. Due to the committment of this government against the black money and corruption, people those who are out on ...

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Hasina conferred honorary D.Litt by Kazi Nazrul University

Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday conferred a honorary Doctorate of Literature by the Kazi Nazrul University here. University Vice Chancellor Sadhan Chakrabarti handed out the degree to Sheikh Hasina at a special convocation, in which a number of senior ministers of her cabinet and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee...

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On NDA's 4th anniversary, Hazare reminds Modi of 'unkept promises'

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) As the National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Modi completed four years in office on Saturday, veteran social crusader Kisan Baburao 'Anna' Hazare sent him a strong reminder of several unkept promises. In a detailed lettee to the PM, Hazare said that after his week-long hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi in March, the ...

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'I said it...' Fadnavis admits to controversial audio-clip

Mumbai/Palghar, May 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday admitted to his voice and content in a audio-clip in which he exhorted his activists to win Palghar elections at any cost, which kicked up a massive political row in the poll-bound Maharashtra district. However, he hit back by alleging that the original audio-clip was selectively edited and doctored to...

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Modi only concerned about corporate houses: Sibal

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is only concerned about corporate houses. Modi is only concerned for the corporate houses. This government is of Whatsapp, Facebook, Amazon and Paytm like companies. It is not for the people of the country, said Sibal, as the NDA government completed four years at...

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Keep environment safety in Concurrent List, Tripura CM urges Centre

Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has urged the central government to keep the conservation and protection of environment in the Concurrent List of constitution instead of only in the Union List, an official said on Saturday. Addressing the 13th meeting of the standing committee of the Inter State Council (ISC) in Delhi on Friday, Deb said: Both Central and state ...

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From being mainstream, Congress is becoming a fringe party: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Congress is rejoicing its political move that helped it form government in Karnataka along with JD(S), BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Congress party has moved into a 'fringe' party from a mainstream one. The Congress is in desperation without the perks of office. From the dominant party of Indian politics, it is moving towards the fringe, its...

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Maharashtra CM's 'audio-clip' kicks up political controversy

Mumbai/Palghar, May 26 (IANS) A purported audio-clip in which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is allegedly heard exhorting his activists to win Palghar elections at any cost, has kicked up a massive political controversy here on Saturday. The audio clip comes on a day when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four...

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Opposition joins hands even as doves in RAW and ISI coo

Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call them game changers but they have considerable potential. The most comprehensive array of opposition leaders, almost a record, who assembled in Bangaluru for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing in as Chief Minister of Karnataka, is significant because it happened despite the ...

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CS 'assault' case: Sisodia quizzed for three hours

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A week after questioning of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Police on Friday quizzed his deputy Manish Sisodia for nearly three hours in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in February. The police sought to know from Sisodia the sequence of events on February 19 and whether the assault was pre-planned, a...

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