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Modi scores hat-trick in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Surmounting incumbency factor and snuffing out a feeble challenge from a renegade saffron party, stalwart Mr Narendra Modi on Thursday scored an unprecedented hat-trick, catapulting the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in Gujarat for the third consecutive time.

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Congress wrests power from BJP in Himachal

SHIMLA: Riding an anti-incumbency wave and staving off corruption charges against its veteran leader, Mr Virbhadra Singh, Congress on Thursday wrested power from BJP in Himachal Pradesh with a wafer-thin majority of 36 in the 68-member Assembly.

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Gang-rape sparks protests across shocked nation

NEW DELHI: Angry protests erupted across India on Wednesday over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student, with the national capital being the epicentre of demonstrations outside the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit’s residence, Police Headquarters and at the India Gate.

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Parliament wants death penalty for rapists

NEW DELHI: The Parliament on Tuesday unitedly voiced shock and outrage over the gang-rape in Delhi, prompting the government to promise steps to ensure safety of women besides fast-tracking the trial of Sunday’s incident and action if lapses are found on part of the police.

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