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Why Bernie is beating Hillary
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Why Bernie is beating Hillary

Bernie Sanders' stellar victory in New Hampshire showed that his campaign has some serious legs. He won 6 of 10 voters and led in virtually every demographic category, except for those over 65 and households earning more than $200,000.Slowly, Sanders has been undercutting Hillary Clinton's electoral strength and putting together a campaign that could go all the way into the summer convention.The Clintons continue to dismiss the idea that Sanders is a serious candidate, painting him as someone ... Rediff.com, 10 minutes ago
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TERI Chancellor Dr RK Pachauri goes on leave, won't attend March 7 convocation

Amid outrage over his appointment as TERI's Executive Vice Chairman, R K Pachauri has proceeded on leave on Thursday and will skip TERI University's convocation on March 7 after a group of students refused to receive degrees from him. Facing the heat due to multiple sexual harassment charges, Pachauri, the Chancellor of the University was recently elevated to the newly-created post, a move which triggered severe critisism from the alumuni and women activists across the country. "Yes. He is on ...
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Booby trap that killed Lt Col Niranjan at Pathankot wasn't in NSG SOP

The National Security Guard lost an experienced counter-Improvised Explosive Device officer to a deadly booby trap in the Pathankot terror attack as the terrorists used an innovative technique whose antidote was not included in the Standard Operating Procedure of the elite counter-terror force. After losing the "brilliant" officer Lt Col Niranjan EK, the NSG has now decided to revise its Standard Operating Procedures for defusing bombs and IEDs, a senior NSG official said in New Delhi on ...
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Don't care what Headley is saying; she was innocent: Ishrat's sister

The family and the lawyer of Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in Gujarat, on Thursday raised questions over David Coleman Headley's testimony that she was a Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative, saying this was for the "political benefit of some big people" whose names have been "besmirched." Musarrat, the sister of the 19-year-old college girl, and lawyer Vrinda Grover claimed that she had no terror links, hours after the Pakistani-American terrorist's deposition in a special ...
 Rediff.com22 minutes ago Headley said what we have been saying all along; Ishrat encounter was genuine: Vanzara  Rediff.com1 hour ago Headley may be told to be depose in Ishrat case, says encounter cop Vanzara  Rediff.com3 hours ago Govt welcomes Headley's revelations  Rediff.com4 hours ago
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The 'Untouchable' who cycled from India to Sweden ... for love

Charlotte Von Schedvin was a blonde, blue-eyed young woman who hailed from Swedish nobility.PK Mahanandia was a poor art student from eastern India, seen as an "untouchable" in his country's caste system.Yet their chance meeting in Delhi, late 1975, when Von Schedvin asked him to paint her portrait, led to him cycling from India to Sweden to be with her -- a mammoth 3,600km journey spanning eight countries and taking over four months to complete.Read more HERE. ...
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10 biggest falls in Sensex history

The Sensex has come off more than 23 per cent from its all-time peak of over 30,000, scaled nearly a year ago on March 4, 2015. Sinking to its lowest level in 21 months, the market benchmark Sensex on Thursday crashed 807 points to drop below 23,000-mark as concerns over global economy and mounting bad loans wiped off over Rs 3 lakh crore from the wealth of panic-stricken investors. Marking the eighth biggest single-day fall, the Sensex closed 807.07 points down at 22,951.83 -- a new low for ...
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Musharraf in ICU after blood pressure shoots up

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of a naval hospital in Karachi after he developed high blood pressure and fainted. The 72-year-old ex-commando-turned-politician was admitted to the Pakistan Navy Ship Shifa or PNS Shifa, a multi-speciality naval medical treatment facility. Sources said Musharraf was sitting with family at his home in Karachi -- where he lives with his daughter to seek medical treatment for a spinal condition -- ...
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Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad loses battle for life

Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad on Thursday died due to multiple organ failure, after waging a grim battle for life for nine days. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar places a wreath over the coffin of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad. Photograph: PTI Photo The end for the doughty soldier came a little before noon, three days after he was miraculously pulled out alive from under 30 feet of ice-and-snow debris where he lay buried for six days on the unforgiving Siachen ...
 Rediff.com43 minutes ago Siachen braveheart Hanamanthappa's village plunges into grief  Rediff.com4 hours ago

Governor can't take away Speaker's powers: SC

The Supreme Court today critically examined a decision of Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa ordering maintenance of the party-wise position of MLAs in the assembly and said he had "no role to play" in it, as the anti-defection aspect fell under the domain of the Speaker."How can the Governor take away the constitutional powers of the Speaker to disqualify lawmakers on the grounds of defection?"The Governor may have some role in the functioning of the assembly, but he has no role to play ...
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Rupee ends at fresh 29-month low of 68.30

The rupee had slumped to its all-time closing low of 68.80 a dollar on August 28, 2013. The rupee on Thursday plummeted by 45 paise to end at an over 29-month low of 68.30 a dollar on fresh demand for the US currency from banks and importers in view of sharp fall in equities amid foreign capital outflows. The market benchmark Sensex today crashed 807 points to drop below 23,000-mark, its lowest level in 21 months, on concerns over global economy and mounting bad loans as also weak quarterly ...
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