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Sharad Pawar slapped by youth over price rise

NEW DELHI:  The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar was on Thursday attacked by a youth claiming to protest against price rise and corruption which the Congress blamed on a BJP statement while there was all-round condemnation of the assault by political parties.

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Kudankulam constructed with highest safety standards: Dr Kalam

NEW DELHI: Batting for nuclear power to ensure energy independence of the country, the former president, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam today said the Kudankulam atomic plant has been constructed with “highest safety standards” and discounted fears of any danger in the event of a disaster.

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At CST, 26/11 heroes still do their duty

MUMBAI: When 26/11 terrorists Ajmal Amir Kasab and Ismail Khan fired manically at passengers, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) announcers Bablu Kumar and Vishnu Zende, displaying immense presence of mind, told people to leave the station from the back exit without revealing the seriousness of the situation.

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Mamata not a fascist, says Mahasweta Devi

KOLKATA: Days after calling the West Bengal government "fascist", the Magsaysay Award winning writer-activist, Ms Mahasweta Devi Thursday said her remark was not targeted at the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, who "can never be a fascist".

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7 killed in Jharkhand train fire

GIRIDIH (JHARKHAND): A 21-year-old Australian woman and two children were among seven passengers burnt to death when a fire broke out in two AC coaches of the Howrah- Dehradun Doon Express in the district early Tuesday with authorities suspecting the hand of miscreants.

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Assembly passes resolution to split Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati on Monday pushed through the resolution to split Uttar Pradesh into four parts in the state assembly in less than 10 minutes ignoring stiff opposition after which the House was adjourned sine die.

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Ishrat encounter fake, says SIT

AHMEDABAD:  In a blow to the Narendra Modi government, the Gujarat High Court-appointed SIT on Monday  concluded that the controversial police encounter with college girl Ishrat Jehan and three others was fake as they were killed prior to the incident.

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Team Anna accuses govt of reducing Lokpal to empty tin box

NEW DELHI: Accusing the government of reducing the proposed Lokpal to an “empty tin box with no powers”, Team Anna today said they were surprised at the move to exclude Citizen’s Charter and lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the ombudsman, contrary to a Parliament resolution.

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