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Rahul flags off green marathon, runs in north Karnataka

Vijayapura (Karnataka), Feb 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday flagged off a marathon to promote environment and ran with a few participants at the historic Gol Gumbaz monument in north Karnataka's Vijayapura district. Clad in yellow T-shirt and blue jeans, Gandhi joined party's state unit leaders and cadres who assembled at the 17th century tomb of king Mohammed Adil Sh...

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Sridevi dead, nation mourns

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai after cardiac arrest, engulfing the entire country in a pall of gloom. From Indian stars to Indian political personalities to Pakistani icons, her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief. The Padma Shri recipient passed away in Dubai on Saturday night due to cardiac arrest. Sridevi was there to attend the mar...

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BJP has entered kitchens to see what's cooking, says Congress leader

Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of playing the politics of religion, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the party had been entering the people's kitchen to see what meat they were eating. They have gone to the kitchens of people or hostels to see what meat is being eaten or kept in the fridges there. That has never been the responsibility of the ruling party ...

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Campaigning ends for Meghalaya polls

Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) The high-decibel campaign for assembly elections in Meghalaya, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to unseat the ruling Congress, ended on Sunday. Voting to the 59 of 60 assembly constituencies will take place on Tuesday morning. The counting of votes will take place on March 3. Election in Williamnagar Assembly seat has been adjourned follow...

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Army in India should remain non-political: Azad

Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same. We have great regard for the army, they are our protectors. But the army should not look into the growth of any political parties in the country. The Army Chief's duty is to protect the territory and ever...

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Siddaramaiah government 'irresponsible', 'insensitive': Amit Shah

Bidar, Feb 25 (IANS) Terming Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government irresponsible and insensitive, BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday that under the Congress, over 3,000 farmers across the state have committed suicide but the Chief Minister was busy in politics of appeasement. Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, on Sunday interacted with sugarcane farmers. In Siddara...

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Stop wearing political loyalties on heads: Himachal CM

Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday asked people in the state, especially government functionaries, to stop wearing political loyalties on their heads, literally. Ending decades of practice that his predecessors promoted, he said at a public meeting in Solan town that the time has come to bid farewell to cap politics in the state. A comm...

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan gets second term as Kerala CPI-M state secretary

Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 25 (IANS) On expected lines, senior CPI-M politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday was unanimously elected as the party's state secretary for a second three-year term. The election of the new secretary and its state committee is the last in the agenda of the 22nd State Party Conference that comes to a close with a massive public rally here on Sunday.

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Maharashtra Governor, CM condole Sridevi's demise

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the demise of veteran film actress Sridevi. Describing her as Bollywood's Woman Superstar, Rao said: Sridevi was one of the most talented and versatile actresses who dominated the silver screen for nearly three decades. She scripted some of the most memor...

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Maharashtra CM, Governor condole Sridevi's demise

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C.V. Rao on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the demise of veteran film actress Sridevi. Describing her as Bollywood's Woman Superstar, Rao said: Sridevi was one of the most talented and versatile actresses who dominated the silver screen for nearly three decades. She scripted some of the most memorable ...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 promo leaked before launch

Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 next week, a full-length product promo video accidentally got published on YouTube, the media reported. We have seen far more of the phone in an extensive set of leaks up to this point, and have a good idea of many of its specs, Android Central reported on Saturd...

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Come April, government will be more comfortable in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Come April, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals, though a clear majority will elude them for a while more. As 58 MPs, including three Nominated and one Independent, are set to retire in April, the Rajya Sabha math ...

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Kovind, Modi mourn Sridevi's death

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the death of veteran actress Sridevi, who died in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest. Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as 'Moondram Pirai', 'Lamhe' and 'English Vinglish' remain an inspiration ...

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Youth Congress gets six General Secretaries

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appointed six new General Secretaries of Indian Youth Congress (IYC), promoting them from the post of Secretary keeping in view their past performance. The six new General Secretaries are Devendra Kadyan, Pratibha Raghuvanshi, Ravindra Dass, Shafi Parambil, Sitaram Lamba and Srinivas B.V. According to a party st...

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BJP confident of Tripura, Nagaland victory, hopeful in Meghalaya: Rijiju

Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing confidence that the BJP will form the next governments in Nagaland and Tripura, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the assembly polls in these two states and Meghalaya are a defining election for the entire northeast. We have formed the government in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. Now these three elections is a defining e...

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Over 59% voting in Ludhiana municipal poll

Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Over 59 percent of the 10.5 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the election for 95 wards of the cash-rich Ludhiana Municipal Corporation on Saturday amid reports of clashes, alleged booth capturing, rigging and firing during the day-long voting process. Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal; and Aam Aadmi Party leaders accused the ruling Congress of malpracti...

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TN got more funds and projects under NDA rule: Modi

Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Wooing the people of Tamil Nadu particularly women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the state got higher funds allocations and projects with huge investments under his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. However in his about 15 minute speech, he avoided any reference to the strong demand from state parties for setting up of a Cauvery Manage...

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NRC demanded in Bengal to stop infiltration from Bangladesh

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Stating that continuous infiltration from Bangladesh is adversely changing the demographic pattern and increasingly posing a threat to the Hindu population in the bordering districts of West Bengal, an forum on Saturday demanded the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state on the lines of Assam. Criticising the current Trinamool Congress ...

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Goa Congress wants woman constable's suicide probed

Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The women's wing of the Congress party in Goa on Saturday staged a protest march demanding a probe into the suicide of a newly-recruited woman police constable, who committed suicide earlier this month. The constable committed suicide after a police officer she was in a relationship with allegedly refused to marry her. Speaking to reporters after the march, ...

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No party offered any 'money or sops': Meghalaya Church

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 24 (IANS) The Baptist Church in Meghalaya on Saturday said that no political party has offered it any money or sops ahead of February 27 assembly polls to influence its members. The statement comes a day after Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons rubbished the contention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to buy the ch...

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