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Rahul has all qualities to make a good PM: Tejashwi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has all the qualities to make a good prime minister, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has said, and alleged that the BJP’s propaganda machinery spent hundreds of thousands of crores to malign the Congress leader’s image.

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Gautam Khaitan arrested in fresh money laundering case

PTI   NEW DELHI Lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a fresh case of alleged possession of black money and money laundering and remanded in a two-day custody of the agency by a court here. Officials said Khaitan was placed under arrest Friday night under the Prevention …

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Priyanka may begin political innings with Kumbh holy dip

IANS   NEW DELHI Notwithstanding charges of pursuing “soft Hindutva” hurled at the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi is likely to begin her formal political career with a holy dip at the Sangam at the Kumbh Mela on February 4. Priyanka Gandhi, who will take charge as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East that …

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Railways approach PMO to launch Train-18 with fares 40-50% higher than Shatabdi

IANS   NEW DELHI With all the safety clearances, trials and tests in place, the Railways is all set to launch the indigenously-built Train-18 with fares that are likely to be around 40-50 per cent higher than the Shatabdi Express, officials said. Officials said they have approached Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking time for the launch by Prime Minister Narendra …

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Adityanath: we can resolve Ayodhya dispute in 24 hours

IANS NEW DELHI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said people’s “patience” on the issue of Ram temple is “fast running out” and if the Supreme Court is unable to give an early verdict on the dispute, it should “hand it over to us” and it will be resolved within 24 hours. The Chief Minister also claimed that the …

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Save the cheap shots: Omar to Sumitra Mahajan

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday criticised Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan for her remarks that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took the political plunge as Congress chief Rahul Gandhi could not handle his responsibilities.

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Pranab Mukherjee among 3 selected for Bharat Ratna

NEW DELHI: Former president Pranab Mukherjee, Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika will be conferred the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, an official statement said Friday.

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Kader Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Mohanlal get Padma awards

NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro chairman A M Naik, late journalist Kuldip Nayar, late actor Kader Khan, Malayalam movie star Mohanlal and cricketer Gautam Gambhir were among the 112 people, who were named for this year’s Padma awards.

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