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Sitharaman's statement raises more questions than answers on Rafale: Yechury

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:04

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's media statement on Rafale has raised more questions than answers, and asked why comparative prices between the earlier scrapped deal for 126 fighter jets and the present one for 36 aircraft had not been shared.

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Modi's silence doesn't augur well for India's democracy (Comment)

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:56

Even as camera-friendly and Internet-savvy Prime Minister Narendra Modi waxes eloquent on his "Beti Padhao Beti Bachao" campaign, the right-wing fringe elements openly threaten a leading actress -- an inspiration and role model for thousands of young Indian girls -- under his government's nose. Modi and his government have done nothing but maintain silence, ultimately amounting to indirect approval and further encouraging these elements.

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Moody's rating goes against people's mood: Sibal

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:24

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the upgradation of India's rating by US credit rating agency Moody's was not in sync with the "mood of the people".

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Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:50

Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners.

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Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her (Comment: Special to IANS) (Nov 19 is Indira Gandhi's 100th birth anniversary)

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:06

No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic politics and weakening the institutions of democracy. As in the case of any leader with a long tenure and an enduring impact, her legacy is one that will be debated long into the future, when today's politicians and journalists, who tend to make snap judgments, have given way to historians and analysts with a longer and more discerning perspective.

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Bihar medical college fines 54 students for ragging

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:28

Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital authorities in Bihar have imposed Rs 50,000 fine each on 54 second year students for ragging their juniors, an official said on Saturday.

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:02

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions here on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a militant's killing the previous day, police said.

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Nagaland legislators to meet Modi on Naga issues

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:34

Kohima, Nov 18 (IANS) The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Friday resolved to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum, seeking resolution of Naga political issues before the state assembly elections next year.

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