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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Venezuela invites regional governments for high-level talks

Caracas, Aug 20 (IANS) Venezuela has invited governments from across the Americas that have taken a position on its political processes to gather for high-level talks. I call on the countries of our region... if they believe that dialogue is the way forward in Venezuela, and they are not using it as a media tactic to create the conditions for a military intervention... to attend this gat...

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Congress targets Gujarat government for defending Amin, Barot

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP government in Gujarat for defending retired police officers N.K. Amin and Tarun Barot, who resigned after the Supreme Court asked the state to take a call on their fate or else it would decide. Both Amin and Barot had been re-employed on contract by the Gujarat government after their retirement. Both, facing crim...

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Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder

Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday. In their order, a division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Arun Upadhye on Friday directed the centre, state...

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'Democracy under threat from pseudo-nationalism, right-wing fanaticism'

Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian democracy is under threat from pseudo-nationalism and right-wing fanaticism masquerading as nationalism, a column published in Renovacao, a Goa Church periodical, has said. Quo Vadis India? by Father Savio Fernandes in the latest edition of the pastoral bulletin of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, also bemoans efforts to make India a Hindu Rashtra by 2020 a...

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Venezuela's Constituent Assembly assumes new powers

Caracas, Aug 19 (IANS) Venezuela's newly-appointed National Constituent Assembly (ANC) voted unanimously to take over the powers of the opposition-controlled legislature. Friday's vote came after the leaders of the National Assembly, the unicameral legislature, refused an invitation to attend the ANC session at the legislative palace, reports Efe news. Venezuela's opposition does...

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Home Ministry's report sought over deporting Rohingyas

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought details from the Home Ministry on its plan to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants of Myanmar to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the government's plan, the NHRC issued notice to the Home Ministry calling for a detailed report on the matte...

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Cabinet colleagues recall Naidu's qualities as politician

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday described former Cabinet colleague and incumbent Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as a common man's politician with the cause of farmers and poor close to his heart. Speaking about the book Tireless Voice, Relentless Journey, a compilation of Naidu's select parliamentary speeches and articles, Un...

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Mamata congratulates Sharad Yadav for 'save composite culture' event

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav for organising the save composite culture event in Delhi. Banerjee also said she and her party Trinamool Congress were glad to be a part of it. Eyeing a new political equation after JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar switched sides to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ...

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Sixth Australian MP in eligibility trouble

Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) A sixth Australian MP will have her eligibility for office decided by the nation's High Court on Friday over the issue of dual citizenship, the media reported. Senator Fiona Nash revealed that she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father, reports the BBC. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia's constit...

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Congress slams Prasad for making personal remarks about Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his remarks about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's birth date, saying it does not behove a minister to make such an obtuse, personal and factually incorrect remark. The Union Law and Justice Minister made some extremely unfortunate and intemperate remarks. What those remarks truly reflecte...

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Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha-led delegation on Thursday met former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in addition to an interaction with some local students. Sinha and his delegation called on both the Abdullahs separately. Sources in the National Conference said the party leaders reiterated their position regarding the Con...

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Brigitte Macron to have public role despite row

Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte has said she will have a clear role at the Élysée Palace despite public opposition to her taking the official title of Frances First Lady. In her first interview since her 39-year-old husband was elected President in May, Brigitte Macron, 64, also said she could not understand the fuss over their relationship and the...

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Goa Church magazine likens contemporary India to Nazi Germany

Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) An article published in a magazine run by the Goa Church has likened the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule in India to Nazi Germany and claimed that a state of constitutional holocaust prevails in the country. The article, written by a city lawyer Dr. F.E. Noronha, which appeared in Renovacao -- a pastoral bulletin of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman -- urged ...

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Composite culture of the country in danger, say Opposition parties

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday brought together opposition parties on a common platform for saving the composite culture of the country that was in danger as participants asserted that there was a need to fight divisive forces that posed a threat to the Constitution. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Leader o...

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BJP terms opposition meet an alliance of 'scared people'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the Sajha Virasat Bachao (save composite culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and scared people. It also asked why they are silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. On behalf of BJP, I ask organisers of the 'save composite culture' how they con...

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SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no compromise on intellect as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. You can't compromise on intellect, said the bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M.Khanwilkar also saying no to state government's plea that it wanted to accommodate stu...

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The country now wants 'Sach Bharat', says Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he speaks about 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) but now the country wants 'Sach Bharat' (Truthful India). Modiji says he wants a Swachh Bharat but we want Sach Bharat. Wherever he goes, he lies, Gandhi said at the Save Composite Culture conclave called by Janata Da...

3 days ago
BJP terms opposition conclave an alliance of 'scared people'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the 'Sajha Virasat Bachao' (Save Composite Culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and scared people and asked why they were silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. On behalf of BJP I ask organizers of the composite culture how they consider the ...

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Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly. After independence, (Jawaharlal) Nehruji, (Sardar Vallabhbhai) Patelji, (B.R.) Ambedkarji all talked about one man, one vote system. They know w...

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