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TN Governor justifies review meet, says will repeat it

Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday said that his recent review meeting with officials of Coimbatore district was within the framework of the Constitution and he would continue to hold such meetings. Responding to criticism that the meeting was political agenda and an action at the behest of the Central government, a statement by the Governor's Princip...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills....

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'Arrogant' Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on the country's Parliamentary democracy. Asserting that the government wanted to avoid questions and answers ahead of the Gujarat elections, she warned the NDA ...

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GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief

Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said. The decision was taken in the party's central committee meeting held in Darjeeling district's Ghum in the northern West Bengal hills.

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Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article 192 (2) of the Consti...

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CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the communalsiation of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair being held in Jaipur. The CPI-M strongly condemns the outrageous directions issued by the Rajasthan Minister for Primary and Secondary Education according to which the students of all g...

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I choose to be optimistic: Shahid on 'Padmavati'

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of Padmavati, on Monday said he is confident that the historical drama will release and will be as loved and celebrated as his Udta Punjab. Shahid spoke on the sidelines of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. He said stopping the release of the film would set a precedent which he would not be p...

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Kenya SC confirms President's election victory

Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner, paving the way for his swearing-in next week. Six judges determined that two petitions against Kenyatta's re-election lacked merit and therefore were dismissed, saying the President was validly elected, reports Xinhua ne...

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Iraqi court annuls Kurdish independence referendum

Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum, in Kurdistan region and the disputed areas outside the region, was unconstitutional, a local media report said. The court also nullifi...

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Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by locking the temple of democracy. Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met here to finalise the schedule for the election of ...

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Odisha, Chhattisgarh should resolve Mahanadi issue amicably: Prasad

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said both Odisha and Chhattisgarh should resolve the Mahanadi water dispute amicably and try to reach a consensus through discussions. It would be better if both the states resolve the issue amicably by holding discussions. If it is not resolved through this process, then the legal process would be followed, Pras...

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Indira showed commitment to people can't be killed: Pranab

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In her death, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi left a message that a commitment to the people can never be killed by any power, however strong it may be, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Mukherjee was speaking at the inaugural function of a photo exhibition on Indira Gandhi on the centenary of her birth anniversary at her memorial here.

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Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. We have recently issued notification making it compulsory that tribal name and languages must be displayed on the signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all...

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Zuma pledges to protect central bank's independence

Cape Town, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid growing calls to nationalise the central bank, President Jacob Zuma has pledged to protect the independence of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). South Africa will continue to support institutions that strengthen its democracy and its economy as part of creating the right environment for economic growth and development, Zuma said in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal...

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National elections to be held as scheduled: Iraqi PM

Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) The national elections in Iraq will be held as scheduled on May 15, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said urging the people to participate in the polls to support his anti-corruption plan in the coming years. A statement issued by Abadi's office on Saturday said the Premier made his comments while visiting an electoral center in Baghdad in order to receive his own ne...

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Resolution possible in Zimbabwe crisis: Zuma

Johannesburg, Nov 19 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has said that he was cautiously optimistic about an amicable solution to the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean military took control of the African country early Wednesday morning, placing President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest. Although it is early days, we are cautiously optimisti...

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Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns. If India wants to liberate the PoK, let it move towards the LoC with guns, A...

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BCCI exploring ways to avoid Pakistan in ICC test league

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is exploring ways in which India doesn't bump into arch-rivals Pakistan in the nine-team Test league which got the green light recently from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket. According to acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhury, present here dur...

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China has begun feasibility study on cross-border rail line with Nepal: Envoy

Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chinese Ambassador to Nepal has said that China has taken the request of Kathmandu for building a cross-border railway line seriously and has begun a feasibility study, the media reported. In an interaction with the media here on Friday, Ambassador Yu Hong also said Beijing is working towards fostering a new type of international relations and to build a comm...

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BSE Sensex to be reconstituted from December 18

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Asia Index on Friday informed that lenders IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank will enter the 30-scrip sensitive S&P BSE Sensex from December 18, 2017. According to Asia Index which is a 50-50 partnership between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and BSE, pharma majors Cipla and Lupin will exist the barometer after reconstitution. The reconstitution exercise involves...

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