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Sheila Dikshit on Quitting, Congress and SP politics

As the Congress acknowledged that it was under pressure to form a “secular” alliance to take on the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, its chief ministerial candidate in the state, Sheila Dikshit, said she was willing to step aside to facilitate any such move. The UP assembly elections will be held …

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Amethi man kills 2 women, 8 girls in his family, then hangs himself

In a gruesome murder spree at a village 40 km from Amethi, a 45-year-old businessman killed 10 members of his extended family, including four of his daughters, by slitting their throats after sedating them at their home before committing suicide by hanging, according to UP Police. Police said that among …

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100 Crores in Samajwadi Party Lawmaker’s Bodyguard’s Bank Account. Probe Ordered

Ghulam Jilani, bodyguard of SP MLA Irfan Solanki- a Samajwadi Party legislator, was taken by surprise when he found that his account was credited with nearly 100 crores. Dumbfounded, Mr Jilani rushed to Mr Solanki and informed him about the mystery transaction, who reported the matter to District magistrate Kaushal …

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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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