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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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Expect leaders, workers to toe party line in public interactions: Rahul

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a clear warning to some of its loose cannons, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stressed that it expected its leaders and workers to toe the party line on larger political issues and maitain discipline in their public interactions. Sources said former Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed concern over discipline in the party, terming it the n...

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Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We are setting up a group to do it, Gandhi told reporters after a meeting of Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, which authorised him to decide on pre and post-poll alliances. ...

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Chidamabaram pitches for more alliances

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday told the Congress Working Committee that the party can win at least 150 seats on its own in 12 states where it is strong and it should forge alliances in other states in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to boost its numbers. Sources said Chidambaram, a former Finance Minister, told the CWC, the party's highest decision maki...

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Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We are setting up a group to do it, Gandhi told reporters after a meeting of Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, which authorised him to decide on pre and post-poll alliances.

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India produce strong performance at Asian junior wrestling

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Indian wrestlers bagged two gold medals on the final day to finish the 2018 Asian Junior Championships on a high note here on Sunday. In men's freestyle, Deepak Punia emerged champion in the 86 kilogram category while Sachin Rathi won gold in the 74kg freestyle division. Meanwhile Suraj Kokate (61kg) and Mohit (125kg) ended up with bronze medals in their...

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Kalanithi loses Rs 1,323 cr arbitration to regain SpiceJet

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) An arbitration tribunal has rejected the claim of former Spicejet owner Kalanithi Maran and his company Kal Airways for Rs 1,323-crore as damages from Spicejet. In a stock exchange filing on Saturday, Spicejet said that the tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court in 2016 rejected Maran's claim to damages of Rs 1,323 crore for not issuing warrants to him and...

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DCW busts illegal drugs, liquor sale in Bhatti Mines

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday busted a racket of illegal liquor and drugs sale in Bhatti Mines area here According to the Commission, the illegal trade has been ongoing in the same region for some years now creating trouble for women and girls. Throughout day and night, drunk men create nuisance on the streets and many times beat up the...

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Failed government seeking communal polarisation, says Congress on Meghwal's remarks

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said that Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwals remarks that more incidents of lynching would take place with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, indicated that a failed government was trying to polarise the society. Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said that every time a Minister makes such loathsome comments, he...

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Rahul non-performing Congress chief: BJP

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Sunday dubbed him a non-performing chief of a party that is doing negative politics as against the positive politics pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the defeat of the no-confidence motion in Parliament, the Congress non-working committee met today (Sunday) under a non-performing party Pr...

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Congress girds up for 2019, Rahul authorised to decide on tie-ups

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Virtually kicking of its campaign for the 2019 elections, the Congress on Sunday said it will oust the BJP-led alliance from power and authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take a final decision on both pre and post-poll alliances. Rahul Gandhi was also announced the party's face and Prime Ministerial candidate. The Congress' decision to forge state-to...

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SAI clears 734 budding athletes for scholarship programme

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday cleared 734 players for a scholarship programme under the Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme. The scholarship programme is designed to take care of their expenses including training, development, boarding and lodging and tournament exposure apart from offering them out of pocket expense allowance.

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Woman accuses two company seniors of molestation

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 30-year-old married woman working as an Area Manager with a multinational pharmaceutical company here has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against two senior colleagues, following which an investigation has been initiated, police said on Sunday. Police said the woman, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, complained against company's General Manager Gau...

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Army chief stresses on battle focused training

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Sunday emphasised on battle focused training and mental mobility in operations to ensure decisive victory. His remarks came during his visit to the 1 Corps HQ at the Mathura Military Station where he appreciated the measures being undertaken to improve operational readiness and training of the Corps and also the efforts made to im...

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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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Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision concerning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Sunday said that party chief Rahul Gandhi will take the decision on both pre and post-poll alliances. The party also said that he will be the face of the party in the campaign to oust the BJP and he will be the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. The decision to authorise Rahu...

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Man held for killing wife, cremating her secretly

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A young man has been arrested on the charge of killing his wife and cremating her surreptitiously in west Delhi after suspecting she had an affair, police said on Sunday. Accused Navin, 24, of Sultanpuri was arrested after he kept changing his statements regarding his wife's death. Police said the death of a woman in suspicious circumstances and the sub...

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Rahul smells scam in Rafale deal

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he smelled a scam in the Rafale deal, claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi squirmed when questions over the price of the fighter planes were raised in Parliament. The PM squirms when asked about the price of Rafale and refuses to look me in the eye. Sure smells like a scam, Gandhi said on Twitter. He a...

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Britain;s Triumph flags off adventure ride for Tiger series bikers

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Sunday flagged off, to Himachal Pradesh's Spiti, the second edition of its Tiger Trails experience for owners of its Tiger series bikes, the company's Indian arm said in a statement. Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer said that this ride-cum-training programme has been specially designed to cater to adventure...

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Women politicians welcome no GST on sanitary pads

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Women politicians, cutting across party lines, have welcomed the government's decision on scrapping GST on sanitary napkins. Reactions flowed in from many women politicians after Finance minister Piyush Goyal announced that sanitary pads are now 100 percent exempt from tax. In a remarkable move, Piyush Goyal during the 28th GST Council Meet announced to ...

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