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Congress stages walk-out over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:01:35 +0530
Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walk-out in the Chhattisgarh Assembly over alleged irregularities in the appointment of 'patwaris' (a village-level revenue official) in the state.

CWG Scam: ED slaps forex charges against Suresh Kalmadi, 6 others
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:49:02 +0530
Five years after charges of alleged financial irregularities had hit the CommonWealth Games in Delhi, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday slapped charges of Rs 4.64 crore forex violations in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) event against former CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and six others.

Sixteen-year-old girl allegedly raped, murdered in Hazaribagh
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:46:21 +0530
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then murdered in Hazaribagh district and one person was arrested in this connection, the police said.

Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:06 +0530
In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect".

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
2011-08-02T10:39:19Z
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
2011-08-02T10:28:06Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
2011-08-02T10:19:28Z
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
2011-08-02T10:09:23+00:00
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
2011-08-02T09:56:34Z
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:24:51 GMT
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.







Markets' post-election enthusiasm lost on consumers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:09:36 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Software engineer Sanjay Bhatnagar used to watch a new Bollywood movie every week with his family, but now goes to the cinema once a month as spiralling costs of food and other staples eat into his budget for non-essentials.







French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:48:14 GMT
ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said.







Iraq elects president as Ban urges unity to save nation
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:42:37 GMT
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament elected a senior Kurdish lawmaker president on Thursday, a significant step in a delayed process to create a government capable of uniting the country and countering insurgents threatening to march on Baghdad.


Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy "Birdman"
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:10 GMT
ROME (Reuters) - Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premiere of "Birdman", a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily towards war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday.







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Union Cabinet clears insurance bill, Cong offers support
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:53:50 GMT
If BJP and Congress do agree on the insurance bill, it will end a long standing jinx that has often seen party considerations stall the legislation at the last moment.

CWG 2014: Lifters Sanjita, Sukhen bag gold medals for India on Day 1
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:22 GMT
Inda launched CWG campaign in impressive fashion with weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey winning gold medals in women's and men's category.

PM Modi may address NRIs in New York's Madison Square Garden during US visit
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:50:58 GMT
Come September, Madison Square Garden is likely to see a political spectacle unlike anything before: Some 20,000 NRIs may troop in to see Modi address overseas Indians.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:10 GMT
Flight AH5017, which took off from Ouagadougou bound for Algiers with 116 people on board, went missing amid reports of heavy storms, officials said.

Iraq jihadists order genital mutilation of all women
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:50:18 GMT
The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, took over large swathes of the country last month and has begun imposing its extreme Salafist interpretation of Islam.