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36 Indian pilgrims die in Nepal bus accident

KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI: At least 36 Indians were among 40 people killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus carrying Hindu pilgrims from India to a temple in Nepal veered off the road and fell into a deep canal, authorities in Delhi and Kathmandu said.

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Ansari is UPA candidate for Vice President’s post

NEW DELHI: Incumbent Mr Hamid Ansari was on Saturday named the United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) candidate for the Vice Presidential poll in which he is set to get a second consecutive term even though ruling coalition ally Trinamool Congress remained non-committal on support.

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Kalam calls for nuclear weapons-free world

SHIMLA: Making a strong plea for a world free from nuclear weapons, former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Saturday said "universal pressure" should be built to ensure destruction and non-proliferation of such arms.

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Kazmi seeks bail in Israeli diplomat attack

NEW DELHI: Syed Mohammad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in a terror attack on an Israeli diplomat here, today moved a court here seeking bail on the ground that Delhi Police have got the probe period extended in a "malafide and calculated move".

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Mamata keen on Gopal Gandhi for Vice President’s post

NEW DELHI: The race for the Vice Presidential post in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has taken a new turn with Trinamool Congress not sharing Congress’ enthusiasm for a second term for incumbent Mr Hamid Ansari and is keen on proposing former Governor, Mr Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

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Purulia case: India scales down diplomatic ties with Denmark

NEW DELHI: India has decided to scale down its diplomatic ties with Denmark after that country’s refusal to appeal in their Supreme Court against a decision of its lower court rejecting the extradition of Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy.

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