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31 get life term in post-Godhra riot case

MEHASANA (GUJARAT): Thirty-one people were sentenced to life on Wednesday after they were held guilty of burning alive 33 members belonging to minority community in one of the ghastly crimes unleashed during 2002 post-Godhra riots in Sardarpuara.

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Moody’s lowers outlook of Indian banks

NEW DELHI: Rating agency Moody’s on Wednesday downgraded outlook of the Indian banking system to negative -- a development that evoked sharp reactions from the government and bankers who described the move as ‘unwarranted’ as the domestic banks are better than their global counterparts.

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Rahul to play bigger role in Congress

NEW DELHI:  In the backdrop of persistent reports that Mr Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of working president of the Congress, the party gave clear indications on Tuesday  that his role would expand.

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Switzerland starts sharing banking data with India

NEW DELHI:  Switzerland has started sharing banking and tax-related information with India, more than a year after the two countries signed a revised bilateral treaty that is likely to help tackle the problem of black money.

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16 killed in Haridwar stampede

HARIDWAR:  Sixteen people --14 women and two men -- were killed in a stampede on Tuesday  during a religious ceremony attended by tens of thousands of devotees near the famous ‘Har Ki Pauri’ ghat on the banks of the Ganges river.

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Agnivesh should weigh his words: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up social activist Swami Agnivesh for hurting the religious sentiments of people by describing as “pakhand”, or hypocrisy, the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine.

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