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July 22, 2017 9:00 pm

"Since no structure exists there now, it is an extremely serious matter and amounts to their families and the country having been clearly misled," said AAP leader Ashitosh.

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July 22, 2017 8:52 pm

"Nitish Kumar is wasting time meeting Rahul Gandhi for reportedly asking Tejaswi Yadav to tender resignation," senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said.

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July 22, 2017 10:02 pm

"The party's stand is clear and mentioned in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos. The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue," Amit Shah said at a press conference. 

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July 22, 2017 8:41 pm

What does he know about Bengal and its situation? They were making those vague statements as they are apprehensive of their own future after witnessing TMC's rally yesterday," said Partha Chatterjee

July 22, 2017 8:56 pm

Anil Kumar Raturi will replace M A Ganapathy on Monday to assume office as the 10th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttarakhand. Raturi has previously also held the position of DGP (Rules and Manuals), Vigilance Director and Prosecution Director.

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July 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Talking about BJP government's work in Rajasthan, Amit Shah said, under the Ujjwala scheme, 2.5 crore families were given gas connections, of which 20.38 lakh LPG connections were given in the state.

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July 22, 2017 8:20 pm

The prime minister appreciated the close bilateral cooperation in sectors of investment, urban development, civil aviation, and skill development, the PMO said in a statement. 

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July 22, 2017 8:13 pm

Lauding Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Shah said she had done a good job in Rajasthan and the Centre had also allocated funds and grants in the last three years many times more than the previous years.

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July 22, 2017 8:43 pm

Sushil Shinde become the new general secretary of AICC. The latest development comes a day after senior Congress leader Ambika Soni had asked the party to relieve her as in-charge of the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand citing health reasons.

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July 22, 2017 8:07 pm

Amit Shah said his party wants the Ram temple in Ayodhya to be constructed in a legal manner after mutual dialogue. "The party's stand is clear and mentioned in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos," he said.

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July 22, 2017 8:15 pm

Later, Gandhi also tweeted, "Hitler, once wrote: Keep a firm grasp on reality, so you can strangle it at any time. This is what is happening today-strangulation of reality."

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July 22, 2017 7:43 pm

"There is a need to frame a law which mandates for at least 100 days of active presence of members when Parliament is in session. Then only Parliament would function smoothly," said Sitaram Yechury.

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July 22, 2017 7:39 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi engages with his 32-million strong follower base on Twitter from time to time, answering their questions and asking for suggestions on various topics.

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July 22, 2017 7:25 pm

The shortage of skilled manpower needs concerted action from policymakers or else "the demographic dividend will become demographic crisis in the years to come", Shanmugaratnam said.

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July 22, 2017 7:24 pm

The statement of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam assumes significance as Indian IT companies use that country as a gateway to serve clients in the region.

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July 22, 2017 7:33 pm

At least nine people, including six women were killed and 22 other were injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat met with an accident near Udaipur.

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July 22, 2017 7:07 pm

Shivajirao Giridhar Patil, worked as a minister in the cabinet led by late chief ministers Vasantrao Naik, Shankarrao Chavan and Vasantdada Patil. He was also was awarded the Padma Bhushan, in 2013.

July 22, 2017 7:05 pm

Various public figures have spoken in the support of the RJ and the actions of BMC are widely being perceived as vindictive. Opposition parties int he state have also criticised the BMC's action against RJ Malishka. 

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July 22, 2017 6:45 pm

"Unfortunately, Maharashtra is no more the number one state in the country. Other chief ministers are wooing industry to their states. Maharashtra CM should be on his toes," Sena MP Sanjay Raut said

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July 22, 2017 6:42 pm

The Congress leader said the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh should hold talks with Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar about the rehabilitation issue.

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July 22, 2017 6:31 pm

Police said there were 47 boys were in the group, of whom 34 had valid documents and letters from their parents. The boys were heading for Udayavar Jammat Masjid near Udupi

July 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel on Saturday said he had no immediate plans to enter electoral politics and will continue to focus on raising issues related to his community and the agriculture sector.

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July 22, 2017 6:10 pm

On the CID summoning him, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly and two other leaders in connection with the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case, he termed it "political vendetta" by the TMC government.

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July 22, 2017 6:02 pm

"Besides exempting 'langar' (Sikh community kitchen) served in Darbar Sahib, the langar sewa performed in all faiths -- Hindu, Christians, Muslims and even Dalits -- should also be exempted from GST," said AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira

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July 22, 2017 5:55 pm

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi said those behind the anonymous threat letter to renowned Malayali author K P Ramanunni should be arrested. "Criminals who wrote the letter should (be) arrested," Owaisi tweeted.

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July 22, 2017 5:54 pm

Chief Minister K Palaniswami's response on the matter came days after actor Kamal Haasan, who is crossing swords with the ruling AIADMK over corruption, criticised the state government on the health issue.

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July 22, 2017 5:48 pm

Stating that the government is keen on ensuring quality of teachers, Javadekar said, "I have asked affidavits from 15,000 odd BEd colleges all over the country and gave July 15 deadline."

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July 22, 2017 7:06 pm

"We should take forward Shimla and Lahore agreements the way our elder leaders like (former PM) Indira Gandhi and (former PM Atal Bihari) Vajpayee did," Mehbooba Mufti said

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July 22, 2017 6:55 pm

Prakash Javadekar's remarks came after Banerjee yesterday called for the ouster of the BJP from the country for "failure on all fronts" and announced an 'Oust BJP from India' programme from August 9.

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July 22, 2017 5:21 pm

The Sathish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh had placed an order with KCP Limited, Thiruvottiyur for supply of the vacuum chamber

July 22, 2017 5:04 pm

A pillar of an under-construction railway overbridge collapsed near Sasaram station in Bihar on Saturday killing two labourers and injuring five. The accident disrupted movement of trains on the Grand Chord line of Gaya-Mughalsarai rail section after 10 am.

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July 22, 2017 6:57 pm

Police registered a case against the management of the centre for alleged negligence that caused the cattle deaths at the shelter which was filled with slush due to heavy rains, according to the East Godavari district officials

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July 22, 2017 10:23 pm

A case was registered against the MLA based on the statement of the woman who tried to end her life at nearby Balaramapuram. The woman's husband had also filed a complaint with the police alleging that the Congress leader used to harass his wife over the phone.

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July 22, 2017 4:52 pm

The BSP chief will be issuing directives on how to go about in the changed atmosphere arising out of her resignation from the Upper House.

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July 22, 2017 4:52 pm

Gorkhaland agitation: If the quiet hills have been set on fire, then the reason is the Chief Minister’s attitude and her handling of the issue,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said

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July 22, 2017 4:42 pm

India's plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities to support the country's rapidly growing urban population may have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, unless greater emphasis is placed on supporting infrastructure and utilities, a major study has found.