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Latest NewsRahul backs FTII stir, says RSS undermining system
01/08/2015
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Rahul backs FTII stir, says RSS undermining system

Pune Aug 01-Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today mounted a blistering attack on the Modi government saying the RSS and its ideologues were “undermining” educational, bureaucratic and judicial systems and “bullying” critics as “anti-national” and “anti-Hindu”.Rahul also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing comparisons between the Congress and the BJP and remarking “no one o [ ... ]


Latest NewsNigeria attacks kill 16, force chief vows Boko Haram crush
01/08/2015
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Nigeria attacks kill 16, force chief vows Boko Haram crush


Kano  01 Aug- female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 persons in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged today to crush the insurgency "very soon".Major General Iliya Abbah's appointment in an Abuja ceremony as chief of the 8,700-strong force came as a woman bomber on a tricycle killed six persons in a busy market in Maiduguri, the largest city i [ ... ]


Latest NewsNot aware of any will left by Kalam: Nephew
01/08/2015
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Not aware of any will left by Kalam: Nephew

Rameswaram-01 Aug-Late former President APJ Abdul Kalam may not have left behind any will and had asked his elder brother to take care of a small piece of property he owned.“I am not aware of any will left behind by my uncle (Kalam). One by one, several of our properties were sold. What remains is he ancestral house and a small site near the house which Kalam's father Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen had left for him," the late former President' [ ... ]


Latest NewsYakub hanged, first convict to be executed for ’93 blasts
31/07/2015
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Yakub hanged, first convict to be executed for ’93 blasts

Nagpur/Mumbai, July 31-Mukherjee rejected his plea again after holding consultations with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Secretary LC Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.Some senior lawyers led by Prashant Bhushan filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court. Around midnight, an officer of the SC Registrar brought the petition to Chief Justice of India HL Dattu at his residence. Around 1 am, the CJI constituted a three-m [ ... ]


Latest NewsTerrorists wanted to kill cops’ families: Punjab Police
31/07/2015
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Terrorists wanted to kill cops ’ families: Punjab Police

Chandigarh, July 31-The Punjab Police are convinced that the three terrorists involved in the Dinanagar terror attack crossed the International Border via Fatto Chak (a Pakistani village) and Mastgarh (an abandoned village in the Dorangla area of Gurdaspur district in India). However, an analysis of the coordinates obtained from the GPS devices used by the terrorists hints that the Dinanagar police station was not their target.


Latest NewsDebris from Reunion island sparks MH370 speculation
31/07/2015
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Debris from Reunion island sparks MH370 speculation

Kuala Lumpur, July 31-Wreckage washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is “very likely from a Boeing 777”, the same model as MH370 that mysteriously vanished over a year ago with 239 people including five Indians on board, and will be sent to France to determine whether it is from the same plane.“Initial reports suggest that the debris is very likely to be from a Boeing 777, but we need to verify whether it is from flig [ ... ]


Latest NewsLandslides kill 25 in Nepal
31/07/2015
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Landslides kill 25 in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 31-At least 25 persons, including 13 women, were killed and several others went missing today after landslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses across Nepal.Nineteen persons were killed in Kaski district, 250 km west of Kathmandu near the famous tourist spot Pokhara as flood triggered by incessant rain buried houses, according to the Home Ministry officials.Those killed include 11 women and eight men. Fourteen people have gone missing in a s [ ... ]


Latest NewsDebris found in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777: US official
30/07/2015
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Debris found in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777: US official

Washington, July 30-Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a US official has said.Air safety investigators - one of them a Boeing investigator - have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 7 [ ... ]


Latest NewsTight security in Mumbai, Delhi
30/07/2015
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Tight security in Mumbai, Delhi

Mumbai, July 30-Security has been tightened in Mumbai in view of the execution of 1993 serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, especially in Mahim area where his family resides and sensitive localities of the metropolis.Top police officers visited Mahim and reviewed the arrangements i the wee hours today.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting with senior police officials last evening on security situation as well measures to be put in pla [ ... ]


Latest NewsEx-Prez wasn’t against Sonia as PM: Manmoha
30/07/2015
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Ex-Prez wasn’t against Sonia as PM: Manmoha

New Delhi, July 30-In the first interview he has given since he demitted office as the PM, Dr Manmohan Singh has said it’s “a complete canard” that APJ Adbul Kalam, as the President, was reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as the PM. Manmohan said this is “totally untrue and I cannot understand how this story has spread.”In the interview to a TV channel, Manmohan confirmed that Kalam extended him great support dur [ ... ]


Latest NewsKapurthala gives tearful sendoff to its braveheart
30/07/2015
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Kapurthala gives tearful sendoff to its braveheart

Kapurthala, July 30-Thousands of residents of Kapurthala today bid tearful adieu to brave Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who was gunned down by terrorists during Monday’s terror attack at Dinanagar.People had started converging on his house since morning to pay respects to the officer as the family brought his body and began making preparations for the funeral. The markets in the town remained closed during the day.Residents w [ ... ]


Latest NewsObama flays African leaders who won’t give up power
29/07/2015
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Obama flays African leaders who won’t give up power

Addis Ababa, July 29-Barack Obama today condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader. “Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end,” Obama said in a speech at the AU’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.“No one should be president for life,” Obama said, adding that h [ ... ]


Latest NewsPranab leads mourning for People’s Prez
29/07/2015
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Pranab leads mourning for People’s Prez

New Delhi, July 29-The Tricolour flying half-mast today reflected the sombre mood in the capital as the country right from President Pranab Mukherjee down to ordinary citizens paid homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.As the body draped in the national flag that was brought to Delhi on a special IAF transport aircraft from Guwahati, President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in offering last respects to the "People's President".Pr [ ... ]


Latest NewsGPS data reveals Dinanagar was on target
29/07/2015
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GPS data reveals Dinanagar was on target

Chandigarh, July 29-Security agencies investigating material evidence on the ground are getting convinced that the three heavily armed Gurdaspur attackers were Pakistanis who arrived well in advance before the operation and had intruded from the riverine area of Gurdaspur bordering Pakistan.Investigators from the state police, Border Security Force (BSF) and Central agencies are anlalysing the data of two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices recov [ ... ]


Latest News My memories of flying a VVIP
29/07/2015
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My memories of flying a VVIP

Wg Cdr Rajiv Sharma 29 july  -APJ Abdul Kalam touched millions of lives, leaving each one with a personal heart-warming story to tell.In my four-year plus stint in the Air Headquarters Communications Squadron, or the VVIP Communication Squadron as it is known in the IAF parlance, Kalam would easily be one VVIP I have had the honour of flying a number of times.A delightful passenger, he was a VVIP who never carried the baggage of one. He had no demands and c [ ... ]


Latest NewsTerror again: They came to kill, got killed
28/07/2015
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Terror again: They came to kill, got killed

Dinanagar, July 28-Three militants, disguised in Army fatigue and suspected to be members of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, sprayed bullets at a moving bus and then stormed the Dinanagar police station before being killed after a 12-hour operation. A Superintendent of Police, three Home Guard personnel and as many civilians were also killed. “Mission accomplished” was the message flashed by the police’s SWAT (Special Weapons And [ ... ]


Latest NewsCourageous railway trackman saves 270 lives
28/07/2015
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Courageous railway trackman saves 270 lives

Dinanagar, July 28-Trackman Ashwani Saini turned out to be the saviour for 270 passengers of the Amritsar-bound 54612 down passenger train that came to a grinding halt just 3 km away before Dinanagar.The train, having seven bogeys, started its journey from Pathankot at 5.10 am and it came to a halt just 100 yards away from the bridge where five bombs (attached to sophisticated detonating devices) were planted on the track. The site where the explo [ ... ]


Latest News‘Missile Man’ Abdul Kalam passes away
28/07/2015
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‘Missile Man’ Abdul Kalam passes away

Guwahati, July 28-Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong following a heart attack this evening. He was 84.Dr Kalam was delivering a lecture at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RG-IIM) when he felt uneasy and collapsed around 6.30 pm. He was taken to the Bethany Hospital in Shillong, where doctors declared him dead around 7.30 pm.Hospital sources said Dr Kalam was brought in a critical s [ ... ]


Sport NewsJustify death warrant against Yakub Memon, SC to Centre
28/07/2015
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Justify death warrant against Yakub Memon, SC to Centre

New Delhi, July 28-The Supreme Court today raised several questions on the validity of the death warrant for hanging Yakub Abdul Razak Memon on July 30 for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that had left 257 people dead and over 700 injured.A Bench comprising Justices Anil R Dave and Kurian Joseph asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to explain and justify tomorrow the government’s move to execute Memon under the warrant issued  [ ... ]


Punjab NewsDeepen democracy, tackle graft, Obama tells Kenyans
27/07/2015
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Deepen democracy, tackle graft, Obama tells Kenyans


Nairobi, July 27-US President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father’s homeland there was “no limit to what you can achieve” but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity.After political talks on Saturday with President Uhuru Kenyatta on security and business, his speech to a packed sports hall in Nairobi struck a persona [ ... ]


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