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Hear Voice Of World on Terror,’ India Tells China on Masood Azhar Issue

In another effort to persuade China to rethink its position against designating Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at UN, India said that China must hear the voice of the world on terror. “We really do expect China to hear the voice of the world, not just voice …

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Gang-Raped, Run Over With Bike, 15-Year-Old Left Paralytic in Rajasthan

On Christmas day, a 15-year-old girl in Rajasthan was allegedly gang-raped and beaten-up by two men, who then drove their motorcycle over her. She survived, but only as a paraplegic -paralyzed waist down, with no control over her bladder or bowel. A police case was filed on Tuesday after her …

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Akhilesh Yadav Takes Back Party Workers Suspended By Uncle Shivpal

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has revoked the suspension of four district presidents of Samajwadi Party. The four had been suspended some time ago by his uncle Shivpal Yadav, whom the Chief Minister has openly accused of acting against the party. Mr Yadav signed the order as the “national president” of …

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As Much As 97% of Banned Notes Are Back In Banks

Banks have received 14.97 trillion rupees ($220 billion) as of Dec. 30, the deadline for handing in the old bank notes, the people said, asking not to be identified citing rules for speaking with the media. The government had initially estimated about 5 trillion rupees of the 15.4 trillion rupees …

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Cancel Budget before Elections, Says Opposition. Not At All, Says BJP

With elections being called in five states today including Uttar Pradesh, whether the government can present its budget for the coming year on February 1 is being reviewed by the Election Commission. Dr Nasim Zaidi, who heads the powerful agency, said that it has been asked to disallow the government from sharing …

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Rethink in New Delhi: Dalai Lama, Karmapa to be in the public gaze

The Dalai Lama, is being given pride of place at an international Buddhist conference to be held in March in Rajgir-Nalanda, Bihar. Equally significant, Delhi has finally come around to accepting that the Karmapa Lama, the head of the Karma Kagyu sect, is “not a Chinese spy” 17 years after …

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This Hyderabad Man Turned His 3BHK into A Crazy Weed Farm with Unbelievable Techniques

About three months ago, a 33-year-old Hyderabad man, started cultivating ganja in his own 3 bhk apartment, thanks to his friend who lives in the US, who helped him find videos online. Syed Shahed Hussain, a resident of Manikonda – a commercial hub, was arrested on Sunday while he was trying to …

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Woman Allegedly Raped At Gunpoint in Maharashtra

A woman who had gone out with her friend was allegedly raped at gunpoint in north Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday, adding two persons have been arrested. The woman, who hails from Bhusawal, had gone out in Aklud area of Yaval in Jalgaon district, they said. The accused allegedly assaulted …

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Bengaluru Molestation: Fury Over Karnataka Home Minister’s Remarks

After Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara’s comments – “western culture” is to blame and that “these things do happen,” has further outraged Bengaluru as well as the rest of the country. The Bengaluru Police late on Tuesday, two days after the incident, said they have filed a case after finding credible …

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Paytm Gets RBI Approval to Launch Payments Bank

Paytm has announced that it has received RBI approval to formally launch the Paytm payments bank. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, wrote in a blog post that he intends to take a full time executive role in the Paytm payments bank. The company was one of the entities granted approval to launch …

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