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Modi govt failed to keep its promise made to farmers: Anna Hazare
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Modi govt failed to keep its promise made to farmers: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday sought to know the number of industrialists committing suicide in the country and claimed that the farmers doing the same was 12 lakh in the last 22 years. He said he would launch an agitation over the farmers issues and the Lokpal in New Delhi in February. "At least 12 lakh farmers have committed suicide in the last 22 years. I want to know the number of industrialists committing suicide during this period," the veteran Gandhian, who is on a three-day ... Rediff.com, 8 minutes ago
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Cancer and accidents are 'divine justice' for our sins: Assam health minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called "divine justice". The comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients.   "God makes us suffer when we sin. Sometimes we come across young men getting inflicted with cancer or young men meeting with accidents. If you observe the background you will ...
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Congress calls Modi a 'serial abuser'; PM is a victim, says BJP

The Congress on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "serial abuser" and the Bharatiya Janata Party "mother of crass statements", drawing a strong rebuttal from the ruling party which insisted Modi was a "victim" of abuses. With political discourse often getting reduced to vituperative outburst, senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi targeted Modi and the BJP over it, and sought apology. "The BJP is mother and producer of derogatory, insulting, foul language...the sheer brazenness ...
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Saeed is terrorist leader designated by UN and US: Trump admn

Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States, the Trump administration said today, hours after a Pakistani court ordered his release from detention. The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah head, who carries a bounty of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities, has been under detention since January this year. "The US is aware of media reports that Pakistan (court) ...
 Rediff.com27 minutes ago 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to walk free from house arrest  Rediff.com56 minutes ago Pak 'hoodwinking' global community: India on Saeed's release  Rediff.com1 hour ago Ahead of 26/11 anniv, mastermind Hafiz Saeed to be released  Rediff.com8 hours ago
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After DSC Prize, Sri Lankan author bags Shakti Bhatt award

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam, who won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature on Saturday, has now bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his debut novel "The Story of a Brief Marriage", set in the backdrop of the civil war. The jury of Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas chose Arudpragasam's book over Prayaag Akbar's "Leila", Hirsh Sawhney's "South Haven", "How I Became a Tree" by Sumana Roy, Tripti Lahiri's "Maid In India" and "These Circuses that Sweep ...
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Vote: Is Kendall Jenner the 'fashion icon of the decade'?

She received the Daily Front Row's top award earlier this year. She has now become the world's highest paid model.   But are you convinced? Forbes has pegged Kendall Jenner's earnings in the year ending June 2017 at $22 million.Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.   Kendall Jenner is every where we look these days. She is every marquee designer's pick. She walks the runway at every major fashion week. And, according to Forbes, she has now become the world's highest paid ...
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Brahmos successfully test-fired from Sukhoi fighter jet for first time

In a major milestone, India on Wednesday successfully test fired the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile Brahmos from a Sukhoi-30 combat jet for the first time, bolstering the precision strike capability of its air force. The defence ministry said that the test firing against a target in the Bay of Bengal reflected the capability of the armed forces to launch the weapon from air, apart from land and sea, completing the cruise missile triad for the country.   The Indian Air Force ...
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Arjun Tendulkar picks up 5-wicket haul in Cooch Behar Trophy

IMAGE: File photo of Arjun Tendulkar bowling. Photograph: Philip Brown/Action Images/Reuters. Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, on Wednesday, returned a five wicket-haul for Mumbai Under-19 in a Cooch Behar Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh.   Arjun, a promising left arm seamer, ended with figures of 5-95 in 26 overs in the second innings of the match played at the MCA’s Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai. In the first innings, Arjun had figures of 1-42. The ...
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Hardik declares support to Congress in Gujarat polls

Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday pledged his support to the Congress for the Gujarat assembly elections, in a major fillip to the party's bid to sew up a new caste combination to wrest the state from the Bharatiya Janata Party after being out of power for 22 years. The 24-year-old Patel, who was playing cat and mouse game with the Congress for the last few weeks, declared that his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti will back the main opposition party after the latter accepted its ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Congress, Hardik deceiving each other on Patel reservation: Jaitley  Rediff.com3 hours ago Congress has agreed to give quota to Patidars: Hardik Patel  Rediff.com13 hours ago

Meet the man at the center of the net neutrality debate

The chief of America's Federal Communications Commission is not a fan of net neutrality.So what's his vision of communications and digital policy in these times?We find out... IMAGE: Ajit Pai at a Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality hearing in Washington in February 2015. He was then an FCC Commissioner. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters When the time came for United States President Donald Trump to name the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, the choice was ...
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