NEET row: CBI takes over five more cases in multiple states; Mamata Banerjee writes to PM

CBI forms STF to investigate teachers recruitment scam in Bengal

New Delhi: The CBI Monday took over five new cases of alleged malpractices in the medical entrance exam NEET-UG that were being investigated by police in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Bihar, as the political storm intensified with the opposition gearing up to confront the government in Parliament on the paper leak issue. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police also arrested a Zilla Parishad school teacher from Latur and registered a case...

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BJP chief and Union minister Nadda named Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: BJP president and Union minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has been named Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, official sources said Monday. Nadda replaces Union minister Piyush Goyal, who recently won the Lok Sabha election and took oath Monday as a member of the Lower House of Parliament. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Besides Nadda, 11 other members of...

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INDIA bloc’s show of strength in Parliament, raise call to ‘save Constitution’

INDIA bloc's show of strength in Parliament, raise call to 'save Constitution'

New Delhi: INDIA bloc MPs gathered in the Parliament complex Monday in a show of strength on the first day of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, holding copies of the Constitution and raising slogans on ‘saving democracy’. Opposition leaders, including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress' Sudip Bandyopadhyay, and DMK's TR Baalu, among others assembled at the spot where the Gandhi statue once stood...

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Supreme Court denies interim relief to CM Kejriwal, posts matter for hearing Wednesday

Supreme Court denies interim relief to CM Kejriwal, posts matter for hearing Wednesday

New Delhi: In a big jolt to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court Monday denied passing any interim direction against the stay ordered by the Delhi High Court on his release on bail. Without passing any interim relief in CM Kejriwal’s favour, a vacation bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti adjourned the proceedings saying that it will take up the matter for hearing Wednesday as the Delhi...

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Polarised France

It is an ominous sign of the times that religious affiliations of the electorate are being used by political parties to lure voters and capture power. Not only in India, this is frighteningly and obnoxiously becoming a global phenomenon. But, its manifestation in the most outrageous form in a liberal country such as France, which will hold...

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India post 205/5 against Australia after Rohit’s 92

Gros Islet (Saint Lucia): Skipper Rohit Sharma blazed away to a 41-ball 92 as India posted an imposing 205 for five against Australia in their final Super Eights match of the T20 World Cup here Monday. Batting first, Rohit fired on all cylinders and struck as many as eight sixes and seven fours during his sparkling knock....

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Attempt made to kill me during BJD regime: Odisha CM Majhi

Keonjhar: Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi Monday alleged there was an attempt to assassinate him during the regime of the previous BJD government by hurling bombs. Majhi made the remark while addressing a function to felicitate him at Jhumpura in his home district Keonjhar. “There was an attempt to kill me in a bomb blast in...

Internet services suspended for 48 hours in Balasore town, curfew extended indefinitely

Curfew to continue in Odisha’s Balasore town till Tuesday night

Balasore: The district administration of Odisha's Balasore Monday said curfew with relaxation periods will continue in the town's municipality areas until Tuesday night. The district administration said curfew will be relaxed from 5am to 5pm in Town police limits, while in Sahadevkhunta police limits, the relaxation will extend from 5am to 9pm Tuesday. Curfew was initially imposed...

Australia win toss, ask India to bat in T20 World Cup match

Australia win toss, ask India to bat in T20 World Cup match

Gros Islet (Saint Lucia): Australia won the toss and elected to bowl against India in a crucial Group 1 Super Eight match here Monday. Australia made one change, bringing in Mitchell Starc in place of Ashton Agar. India fielded an unchanged playing eleven. A win will ensure India's entry into the semifinals by topping the group. Teams:...


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Team’s Gaffe

The country’s youth aspiring for coveted professional careers are being traumatised by a corrupt examination system about which the BJP-led...

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