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Kovind to be sworn-in as India's 14th President today

Kovind to be sworn-in as India's 14th President today

Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn-in as India's 14th President on Tuesday afternoon, at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.Kovind will start the day with a visit to Rajghat to pay his respect to Mahatma Gandhi.He will then go to Rashtrapati Bhavan where outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will receive him and both will proceed to Parliament.Mukherjee and Kovind will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession, where Kovind will be administered oath by Chief Jusitce of India ..., 9 minutes ago

Pranab's 5-decade-long political career comes to an end

Pranab Mukherjee -- rewarded as president yet not trusted enough to be prime minister. IMAGE: President Mukherjee's journey has been a long and extensive one. He became India’s youngest finance minister of India in 1982 at the age of 47. From 2004, he went on to head three crucial ministries -- external affairs, defence and finance -- and became the first occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan to have this distinction. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Sitting on the verandah of ...
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Trump slams attorney general for not probing Hillary Clinton

US President Donald Trump slammed his own attorney general for not probing the alleged links his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had with the Russians during the last year's presidential polls.Over the past week, Trump has been attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his decision months ago to recuse himself from the investigations into possible connections between Trump's campaign and Russia. In March, Sessions had announced that he would recuse himself from investigations related to the ...
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2,200 people evacuated from rain-hit Gujarat... and there are still more to save

Torrential rains have caused floods in Gujarat, forcing the evacuation of over 2,200 people. The state has been put on high alert and the military was called in on Monday to help in relief and rescue operations. IMAGE: A National Disaster Response Force person rescues a girl from a flood-hit village in Morbi district on Monday. Photograph: PTI Photo Army and air force contingents have been rushed in to assist in relief and rescue operations. Four MI-17V5 helicopters were conducting ...
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Army hunts for escaped terrorists in Jammu-Kashmir

A cordon and search operation was launched by the Indian Army on Monday late night after unknown number of terrorists exchanged fire with the forces in Ajas area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir.According to police, the terrorists, riding a car, managed to escape a checkpoint laid out by the security forces at Ajas this evening. The forces also recovered a grenade and a pouch from the spot.Further details are ...
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Sports Shorts: Tomic boasts of 'amazing' achievements; Spieth wins

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday IMAGE: Bernard Tomic said he felt 'trapped' in the sport and had no regrets about his Wimbledon admission of being 'bored'. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images. Under-fire Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has boasted of his 'amazing' achievements in the sport and winning millions of dollars in prize money despite not really trying hard throughout his career. In a candid interview with Australian broadcaster The Seven ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

Trump's son-in-law Kushner denies collusion with Russia

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor of United States President Donald Trump, on Monday flatly denied colluding with Russia during the 2016 election, saying he had no “improper” contacts with the Russian officials. Giving a detailed explanation, Kushner in an 11-page statement said he hopes that that he has been able to demonstrate the entirety of his “limited contacts with Russian representatives during the campaign and transition”. Kushner’s ...
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Parents of terminally-ill British baby end their legal fight

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment.A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the British High Court "time had run out" for the baby.Gard said it meant his "sweet, gorgeous, innocent little boy" will not reach his first birthday on 4 August."To let our beautiful little Charlie go" is "the hardest thing we'll ever have to do", his mother said.Charlie's parents said they made the decision ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

Is this the end of Duminy's Test career?

IMAGE: JP Duminy has been dropped from the South Africa squad for the third and final Test at the Oval beginning on Thursday. Photograph: BCCI South African batsman JP Duminy is to return home ahead of the third Test against England in a move that could signal the end of his Test career. South Africa’s team management said on Monday that Duminy, who had been dropped after the first Test defeat at Lord's, would return home before the third and final Test at The Oval, which starts on ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

I-T department probes 30,000 cases of tax evasion after note ban

The Income Tax department is probing over 30,000 cases of alleged tax evasion wherein the returns were revised by assessees post demonetisation, CBDT chief Sushil Chandra said. The Income Tax returns filed after November 8 last year were scrutinized against their earlier tax compliance following which these cases were detected, he said."We are taking action in these instances," Chandra told reporters.He said that after the first phase of 'Operation Clean Money', it was found that some ...
 Rediff.com9 hours ago
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