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In Delhi polls, nepotism is not limited to Congress

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:50
Wives, daughters, daughter-in-law, son and brother, all linked to politicians, are in the fray for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls with the Congress fielding the maximum number of political dynasts.
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Nepal forms panel to probe death of 8 Kerala tourists

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:35
The Department of Tourism said that a five-member committee has been formed to investigate if the resort was following the standards set by the government.
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India jumps 8 spots on Competitiveness Index

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:31
dia has moved up eight places to the 72nd position in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. Switzerland topped the list of 132 countries, followed by the US and Singapore.
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Anupam hits back at Naseeruddin's 'clown' jibe

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:29
Naseeruddin Shah recently expressed his views on the ongoing anti-CAA-NRC-NPR protests happening in the country in a recent interaction with with 'The Wire'. He even opened up about spoke about the other actors who expressed their point of view on the issue. He mentioned actor Anupam Kher and his views on social media.
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'Implement CAA, NRC in announced chronology'

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:48
Senior JD(U) functionary and political strategist Prashant Kishor on Wednesday dared Union minister Amit Shah to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC in the same "chronology" that he "audaciously announced" to the nation. Kishor’s comment came just a day after Shah, while addressing at a rally in Lucknow on Tuesday, firmly ruled out the repeal of CAA.
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BB 13: Akanksha ends her relationship with Paras

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:48
But the recent Weekend Ka Vaar episode was like a final nail in the coffin as Paras told host Salman Khan that he wants to break up with Akanksha. The has exclusively learnt that the Vighnaharta Ganesh actress has decided to end her relationship with Paras.
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Govt in SC seeks 7-day limit for hanging of convicts

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:40
The MHA's plea sought a direction from the top court in fixing the deadline for filing of curative pleas after the rejection of review petitions. The MHA submitted that the top court should 'mandate all the competent courts, state governments, prison authorities in the country to issue death warrant of a convict within seven days of the rejection of his mercy petition.
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Pak claims Trump to visit soon; US prez skirts query

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:29
Donald Trump has assured the Pakistani leadership that he would visit the country "soon", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday though the US President appeared to parry a question whether his planned trip to India would include a stopover in Islamabad.
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Javed on Shabana's health: 'All reports positive'

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:50
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who met with a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on January 18 was rushed to the MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai and later shifted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital the same day.
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Why Rajini's 'Periyar row' is not a vote-catcher

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:47
If the Congress lost in Tamil Nadu in 1967, never to return, or the DMK and the AIADMK have kept their place in power and electoral politics since then, it owes not to their love or hatred for gods or for one religion over another. Instead, they had always been linked to performance and incumbency/anti-incumbency factors. There may be something in such constructs for Rajini's strategic team to consider, especially if the superstar is to enter direct politics by around this time next year. But then, they would need to brush up their homework more than at present, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
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Centre moves SC, seeks 7-day deadline for execution of convicts

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:41
The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court for fixing a seven-day deadline for the execution of death row convicts. The plea of the ministry of home affairs (MHA) assumes significance in view of the the death row convicts in the sensational Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012 filing review, curative and mercy petitions, which have delayed their hanging.
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Interpol issues Blue Corner Notice against Nithyananda

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:20
A Blue Corner Notice is issued by the international police cooperation body to collect additional information from its member countries about a person's identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.
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Do states really need an upper house?

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:00
Speculation is rife whether the YSRCP government will move to abolish the Upper House after the decentralisation bill, to facilitate creation of three capitals in Andhra, was not passed in the legislative council
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Mehbooba slams Union ministers' visit to Kashmir

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:58
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday termed the visit of Union ministers to Kashmir "curated photo" opportunity to show there is normalcy in the region, even though there is "internet shutdown" in the valley.
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China's food markets source of deadly virus?

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:31
Gao Fu, director of the Chinese centre for disease control and prevention, said in Beijing on Wednesday that authorities believe the virus likely came from "wild animals at the seafood market" though the exact source remains undetermined. A price list circulating on China's internet lists a menagerie of animals or animal-based products including live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, giant salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks — 112 items in all.
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Mumbai to remain open 24x7 from Jan 27: Aaditya

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:31
Thackeray also said that while taking the decision, excise rules have not been touched and pubs and bars will close as usual at 1.30am.
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Tata Altroz launched, price starts at Rs 5.29 lakh

The Times of India - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:12
Tata Motors on Wednesday launched the premium hatchback Altroz in five trim at an introductory price starting from Rs 5.29 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the diesel version.
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Meet Vyommitra, the humanoid for Gaganyaan

Rediff News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 06:06
Vyomamitra, a combination of two Sanskrit words Vyoma (Space) and Mitra (Friend), took everyone by surprise when she introduced herself to the audience gathered there.
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