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Hardik Patel's will: Parents, protesters and 'gaushala' named as inheritors...
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose hunger strike entered ninth day on Sunday, said he has prepared his will, anticipating he would die early. In his will, he has mentioned his parents, a cow shelter and kin of 14 agitators who died in violent protests, three years ago, as the inheritors.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 13:18 UTC
Maharashtra Congress launches 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' against BJP govt...
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The Congress party today launched its 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' campaign in Kolhapur to highlight the 'failures' of the BJP-led central and state governments in fulfilling the promises given to the people. The campaign also aims to convey to the people the solutions that the Congress has to offer.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-31 11:48 UTC
Village in RaGa's constituency to be digitized by Smriti Irani...
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In 2014, Smriti Irani contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Amethi constituency in UP, but lost to Rahul Gandhi by over one lakh votes. Now, in 2018, it's not RaGa, but Irani who is set to completely digitize a village in the Amethi constituency, and connect it digitally with the outside world.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-31 06:40 UTC
Noida: Men abduct, rape 16-year-old, force her to drink alcohol...
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In Noida, a 16-year-old was allegedly kidnapped, forced to drink alcohol and gang-raped by two men, police said on Thursday. The victim was returning home from her sewing class when two men, riding a motorcycle, abducted her on August 24. She was dumped near her house the next morning.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-31 06:07 UTC
Rupee hits all-time low, breaches 71-mark for the first time...
The rupee slumped to a record low of 71 against the US dollar for the first time ever, amid persistent demand for the US currency and rising crude prices. At Forex market, the local currency opened at 70.95 a dollar and slipped further to hit its lifetime low of 71 from its previous close of 70.74.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-31 06:04 UTC
Will banks remain shut in September's first week?...
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Contradicting reports that banks across India will remain shut for days in the first week of September, National Organization of Bank Workers' VP has said banks will remain open and ATMs will function too. There were reports operations will be paralyzed due to Janmashtami and RBI employees' strike.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-31 05:23 UTC
Shivpal Yadav, uncle of Akhilesh Yadav, forms 'Samajwadi Secular Morcha'...
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Sidelined Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today announced the formation of a Samajwadi Secular Morcha and said he would try to unite smaller parties under it. However, Shivpal, who is still an SP legislator, refused to answer whether the Morcha will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-29 13:12 UTC
Rafale-deal: Slamming RaGa's 'poor understanding', Arun Jaitley asks 15 questions...
In his first video interview after resuming charge as Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has slammed Congress and Rahul Gandhi for their 'factually false' allegations about the Rafale deal. He posted 15 questions for Gandhi on social media, asking him to answer them. He claimed NDA got a cheaper deal.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-29 13:06 UTC
Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin elected DMK's 2nd ever President...
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An era had ended with the passing of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, a new one has now begun with his son, MK Stalin, having taken up the mantle. The decision to give Stalin the reins was taken during a party executive committee meeting on August 14, where the waiting prince was urged to become president.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-28 08:32 UTC
#PolicyExplainer: Get upto Rs. 60,000/year post-retirement with Atal Pension Yojana...
An alarming 90% of the Indian population isn't currently covered under any pension scheme, mainly due to the lack of availability of affordable schemes. To address the issue and provide an affordable old-age income security plan, the government launched the Atal Pension Yojana in 2015.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-28 05:15 UTC
Study says there's absolutely nothing healthy about alcohol...
In what is being claimed to be one of the most important studies on the effects of alcohol, researchers have found that no amount of drinking is beneficial to health.

Published in the medical journal 'The Lancet', the Global Burden of Disease study dispels previously-held ideas that controlled,
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-27 14:00 UTC
#GamingBytes: All about OG, the new DOTA 2 champions...
DOTA 2's The International recently ended and like all sports, the final was a great story. OG, an underdog team for 2018, faced PSG.LGD, who were favorites. The game stretched for 5 matches with OG beating LGD 3-2. The OG players are now some of the highest players in the world.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-27 12:36 UTC
Indian Railways: How to avail a duplicate train ticket...
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In case a passenger ends up losing their ticket or gets it torn or damaged, they can still undertake the journey, as the Indian Railways provides the facility of availing duplicate tickets upon submission of a prescribed fee. Here are a few points to know about duplicate train ticket issuing service
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-27 12:30 UTC
Kohli following in Tendulkar's footsteps: Here are the similarities...
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We Indians are lucky to have been gifted with the batting icons Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli who have carried the pressure of a billion people on their shoulders and still shone every time. Both have broken numerous batting records. Here is a look at the similarities between the two.
By ratnakarshukla4696 on 2018-08-27 07:10 UTC
Jaipur: Man has unnatural sex with female stray dog, booked...
A man was booked in Jaipur on Friday for having unnatural sex with a female stray dog, police said. The case was registered on basis of a complaint filed by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Sachin Stalin, an animal rights activist. The accused was sent to judicial custody.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-25 06:00 UTC
#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme...
Many schemes for electrification were launched in India, yet, there are millions of households without electricity. To address this issue, in 2017, PM Modi announced Saubhagya Scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana to provide electricity to every rural and urban un-electrified household.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-25 05:03 UTC
You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app...
Former President Pranab Mukherjee today unveiled NETA app, which lets users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country. The app aims to foster political accountability and transparency among the leaders.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-24 13:31 UTC
Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan...
Pakistan has solid evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case against him at ICJ, the country's new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday. Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court on spying charges in April 2017.
By Shontyraj on 2018-08-24 09:38 UTC
Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala Flood Victims...
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli today dedicated his India's victory in the third Test against England to the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.

Around 400 people have lost their lives, with more than a million people displaced, This has been the worst natural calamity in the state for a
By Shontyraj on 2018-08-23 12:25 UTC
Haryana: Jats to protest at functions attended by CM Khattar...
Jat community members in Haryana have planned to hold peaceful protests at public functions attended by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his ministers for not implementing quota in government jobs and education and not withdrawing cases filed in connection with 2016 quota stir.
By Shontyraj on 2018-08-23 09:36 UTC
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