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AAP MLAs demand salary hike, BJP calls them two-faced

AAP divided over MLAs demand for hike in allowance

A day after calls by some AAP MLAs for a hike in their allowances, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party appeared divided over the matter. Sanjay Singh, a senior AAP leader and member of its Political Affairs Committee -- the party's top decision-making body -- said it was not proper to demand a hike when distressed farmers were committing suicide in the country.    Another AAP MLA, Pankaj Pushkar, who had openly sided with expelled leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, said, "An ..., 14 minutes ago
AAP MLAs seek hike in salaries Chennai Online, 22 hours ago

Wimbledon: Paes-Nestor fight back to advance to third round

India's Leander Paes and his doubles partner Canada's Daniel Nestor entered the third round of the Wimbledon doubles after defeating the Russian-Chinese Taipei duo of Teymuraz Gabashvili and Yen-Hsun Lu 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5 on Saturday. The 11th-seeded Indo-Canadian duo took three hours and 15 minutes to complete a hard-fought victory. Image: India's Leander Paes and his doubles partner Canadian Daniel Nestor celebrate after winning their Wimbledon second round doubles match against ...
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Another Vyapam death: Scribe covering scam takes ill, dies

The Vyapam scam turned murkier on Saturday with an investigative journalist working for a leading Delhi-based news channel dying under mysterious circumstances soon after he interviewed parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal. Minutes after the interview, 38-year-old Akshay Singh started frothing at the mouth. He was rushed to civil hospital and later to a private hospital, but doctors failed to revive him. From there he ...
 Rediff.com37 minutes ago Scribe covering Vyapam scam suddenly takes ill, dies  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Court rejects activist Setalvad's plea to keep passport

The city sessions court in Ahmedabad has rejected social activist Teesta Setalvad’s application for extension of time to re-deposit her passport with the court. Additional sessions judge Rohen K Chudawala rejected Setalvad’s plea, observing that she must cooperate with the probe and ordered her to return the passport by Saturday. Setalvad, who has been relentlessly supporting the cause of 2002 post-Godhra riots victims, is facing a criminal case for uploading an ...
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Wimbledon: Pranjala advances to 2nd round in girls singles

Pranjala Yadlapalli. Pranjala Yadlapalli/Twitter Indian youngster Pranjala Yadlapalli made a confident start to her junior Wimbledon campaign with a straight set win over Colombia's Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez in her girls singles opening round, at Wimbledon on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Pranjala, seeded 15th, handed a 6-4, 6-2 thrashing to her unseeded opponent in the first round, which lasted slightly over one hour. Pranjala broke her rival twice in each set while dropping serve one time.
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BJP gets poll face on, appoints Ram Madhav to be in charge of Assam

In a bid to strengthen the party and improve its poll prospects, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has made some fresh appointments, with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and general secretary Ram Madhav as election in-charges for Assam elections due in June 2016. Shah has also appointed Union Minister J P Nadda as Parliamentary Board Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna as the national election in-charge for organisational elections. Ram Madhav has also been assigned the ...
 Rediff.com49 minutes ago BJP's new appointments: Ram Madhav to be in charge of Assam polls  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Ahead of July 4 celebrations, New York amps up security

Heightened security measures across New York are in place in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert calling for local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State militants. In New York City, the nation's largest municipal police force assigned about 7,000 officers and nearly all its ...
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All's well in the BCCI, says Board secretary Thakur

Secretary of the Indian cricket board, Anurag Thakur, on Saturday, sought to play down health issues of the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya, stating that rumours of a communication gap between the duo is a figment of imagination. It was reported that the Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former Chief Justice RM Lodha felt Dalmiya was not physically well to run the Board as Thakur has been calling the shots. Scotching the rumours, Thakur said: "From Day ...
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Perseverance pays! Meet this year's UPSC toppers

Ira Singh clinched the top position in her sixth attempt. Photograph: ANI/Twitter Delhi-based Ira Singhal on Saturday became the first physically-handicapped woman to top the civil services examination in which the top four positions were scooped by women. Suffering from Scoliosis, a spine-related disorder, 31-year-old Ira, an Indian Revenue Service officer, clinched the top position in her sixth attempt. “I am really very happy. I can’t believe this. I just prepared for the ...
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British Grand Prix: Hamilton on pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes GP (centre) celebrates next to teammate Nico Rosberg (right) and Williams' driver Felipe Massa after claiming pole position during qualifying for the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit in Northampton, on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday. The pole was ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Hamilton plays down struggles  MSN UK22 hours ago
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