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Congress to raise China, Kashmir, mob lynching in Parliament

New Delhi, July 16: Ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday, the Congress on Sunday said it would seek answers from the government over an ongoing border stand-off with China, the worsening situation in Kashmir and mob lynching incidents in the name of cow.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the situation on the border with China in...

 
Sonia attacks Modi government, seeks conscience vote in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 16: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government, saying the country cannot be hostage to those “who wish to impose upon it a narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision” as she called for conscience vote in the presidential and vice-presidential elections. Addressing a meeting here of several opposition parties on the eve of the pr...

 
Ganga not just about faith, is lifeline for millions: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, July 16: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that river Ganga is not just about faith but also provides livelihood to millions.

“Ganga is not just about faith and ‘pooja paat’, it also gives livelihood to millions..but over the years we have totally neglected this aspect,” she said on the of signing an MoU between her Ministry an...

 
'People of Kashmir are between two maximalist positions'

New Delhi, July 16: Blaming the Centre for the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said the people of the valley are caught between the two maximalist positions.

“The people of the Kashmir Valley are caught between the two maximalist positions... The Central government has taken a maximalist position that h...

 
HC rejects MP Minister's plea to vote in presidential poll

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Sunday refused to allow Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Narottam Mishra — disqualified by the EC for not disclosing money spent on paid news in 2008 assembly elections — to participate in the July 17 Presidential poll. A Division Bench of Justice Muralidhar and Justice Pratibha Singh rejected Mishra’s application that challenged a si...

 
PM urges opposition to shun corrupt politicians

New Delhi, July 16: In a veiled attack on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his kin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged all political leaders to stay away from corrupt leaders and refrain from protecting them. “Due to the corrupt practices going on, there is a question mark on the people engaged in public service. All political leaders will have to take the lead to set this right,” h...

 
BJP parliamentary board to decide vice-presidential candidate

New Delhi, July 16: A meeting of BJP parliamentary board will be held here on Monday to decide the name of vice-presidential candidate, party sources said. The meeting of the board will be held a day before the end of nominations for the vice-presidential elections. The meeting will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and other members of the board.
Congress and...

 
All set for election of next President today: Kovind has clear edge

New Delhi, July 16: The stage is all set for the election of the 14th President of India on Monday in a contest in which National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has a clear edge in the electoral college over the opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The total value of votes of the electoral college is 10,98,903, and the NDA candidate is slated to cross the halfway-mark and get ab...

 
16 pilgrims killed, 26 grievously injured in bus accident

Jammu, July 16: Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 26 seriously injured when the bus in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Sunday, authorities said. The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corp bus was on its way from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley when the driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle at Nichnala near Baniha...

 
‘Trolls make sure even comedians won’t say what they want to say’

New Delhi, July 16: Bollywood films are seeing cuts and beeps by the censor board, musicians are facing flak and being misinterpreted, actors are being judged on the basis of their religion. So, is stand up comedy the only platform devoid of interference from “moral policing”? In stand-up comedy, artistes take bold pot shots at politicians or comment on social issues like the beef b...

 
An Indian mother who started running marathon in her 40s

Kolkata, July 16: Anjali Saraogi is the first Indian woman to have run the complete 89 km stretch of the Comrades Marathon — the world’s oldest annual ultra-marathon between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa — and won the Bill Rowden Medal for the effort.
This mother of a teenaged daughter is 43 — an age when many athletes hang up their boots...

 
Lawmakers can’t use own pens to vote in Presidential poll

New Delhi, July 16: MPs and MLAs cannot use their pens and will have to mark their preferences in the Presidential poll on Monday with a specially-designed writing instrument. Voting by using any other pen will be held invalid, the Election Commission said on Sunday. The violet ink pen, procured from Mysore Paints that supplies indelible ink to mark voters’ fingers, carries a unique seria...

 
Police say not worried by PR efforts for Malayalam superstar Dileep

Thiruvananthapuram, July 16: The Kerala Police say they are not worried about the so-called PR efforts for Malayalam superstar Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress. Since Friday, local and online media have reported about a leading PR agency being appointed for damage control to protect the actor’s sagging image.
The agency is...

 
Wanted to mess with distinction between fiction and nonfiction: Author Amitava Kumar

New Delhi, July 16: Fiction and nonfiction, the two conventional genres of literature, are distinct in their narratives, structure and style. But acclaimed writer Amitava Kumar has challenged this “fixed distinction” in his new novel, saying he wanted to “mess with” it. The most outstanding feature of “The Lovers” (Aleph/Rs 599/255 pages) is that this decided...

 
Child abused and pierced with needles, still in trauma

Kolkata, July 16: The three-year-old girl child, who was admitted to SSKM hospital here on Saturday with several needle injuries and a broken arm, could not be operated on Sunday as she was still in trauma, a hospital source said. The girl, a resident of West Bengal’s Purulia district, was brought to the hospital here in a critical condition on Saturday evening, after she was allegedly ph...

 
No emergency evacuation after bird hit: AirAsia

Ranchi, July 16: An AirAsia India flight aborted its take off here in Jharkhand on Saturday after a bird hit but there was no emergency evacuation as reported earlier. The airline said the flight, I5 541, from Ranchi to New Delhi suffered a bird hit on take off roll at the Birsa Munda Airport. “The crew immediately discontinued the take-off and taxied back to the ramp and passengers deboa...

 
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 Meghalaya News
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 Northeast News
NPF supremo Liezietsu wins Nagaland by-poll
SSA teachers continue hunger strike despite minister's appeal
Bangladeshi held in Tripura with gold
 Cachar News
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 National News
Curb on terror funding happened for first time: Shah
India will continue to engage with China: Foreign Minister
Modi calls Pranab 'father figure', hails his 'wisdom'
Maoists attack railway station, abduct employee
 International News
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 State-1
AJYCP stages protest against big dam construction
Stalemate over payment of compensation to land owners resolved
Oikya Sena Asom stages NH-39 blockade
Deputy Commissioner reviews preparations for Gunotsav
 State-2
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