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Yeddyurappa’s sops to dissidents to save ministry

BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka on Wednesday plunged into crisis being reduced to a minority after 19 MLAs withdrew support, prompting the Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj to ask the Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa to prove his majority in the assembly before October 12.

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Waqf Board to move SC against Ayodhya verdict

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: Efforts for an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya title dispute suffered a setback on Tuesday with the Sunni Central Waqf Board deciding to challenge the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Supreme Court by the end of this month or early November.

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Rahul slams nepotism, sycophancy

BETUL (MP):  Sending a strong signal to those  hankering for election ticket and slots for their kith and kin, the Congress general-secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday  made it clear nepotism and sycophancy would not be tolerated in the party.

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New salary scheme for paramilitary forces

NEW DELHI: The government has brought more than eight lakh personnel of paramilitary forces like CRPF, BSF and NSG under a new ‘charge-free’ salary scheme which entitles them to have concessional loans and hassle-free withdrawal of salaries.

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50% of air force equipment obsolete, says IAF chief

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF), the world’s fourth largest, that turns 78 on Friday, is grappling with a shortage of officers and 50 per cent of its equipment is obsolete, a top military commander said on Monday.

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SC expresses concern over declining tiger population

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the declining population of tigers and lashed out at notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who has been convicted for trading animals’ body parts, saying a day would come soon when human skin will be traded for commercial purposes.

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Regional parties to meet in Delhi for new states

AGARTALA:  As many as a 100 regional political parties and community-led organisations will hold a two-day conference and massive rally in New Delhi on October 28-29 to press for the demand for creation of autonomous states in various parts of the country. 

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Rabri to contest from 2 seats in Bihar polls

PATNA:  Nominating his wife Ms Rabri Devi from two assembly seats, the RJD chief, Mr Lalu Prasad on Monday released the second list of candidates for the third and fourth phase of polls in Bihar.

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