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HC to pronounce verdict on 20 disqualified AAP MLAs pleas tomo...

The Delhi high court is likely to pronounce on Friday its verdict on the plea of 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs challenging their disqualification for holding office-of-profit when they were appointed parliamentary secretaries. A bench of  justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar kept its decision pending since February 28, when it had reserved the judgement after the legislators, Election Commission of India and other parties had concluded their arguments. During the arguments, the MLAs had ..., 4 minutes ago

I was confident of proving my innocence, says Shami

'I knew from within that I had done nothing wrong but was still scared that I might get framed' IMAGE: India pacer Mohammed Shami. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images A hurt but 'relieved' Mohammed Shami, on Thursday, said that he was always confident about proving his innocence in the wake of corruption allegations levelled against him by his wife Hasin Jahan.   The beleagured Indian pacer was absolved of all charges related to corruption after the Board of Control for Cricket in ...
 Rediff.com8 minutes ago Was scared that I might get framed, says 'relieved' Shami  Rediff.com10 minutes ago

India at CWG: IOA bats for parents of Sindhu, Saina to accompany them

IMAGE: Olympic champion Carolina Marin’s mother Toni Martin poses with Saina Nehwal and her father Harvir. Photograph: Abhijeet Kulkarni/ Twitter. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narendra Batra feels Sports Ministry should allow the parents of star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal to accompany them at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. "I don't know why the sports ministry is not agreeing to clear the parents of Sindhu and Saina to accompany them at the CWG. The ...
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Uber drivers call off strike

Drivers of app-based cab service Uber today called off their four-day-old strike, the transport wing of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which spearheaded the stir, said. A similar strike by drivers of Ola, another popular ride-hailing app, was called off yesterday. Claiming "victory" for the "owner-operators" of Uber cabs in Mumbai and other places, the MNS, in a statement in Mumbai this evening, said the Uber management, during their talks with the police and the wing's ...
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Don't like sledging and car horn honking: Rahane

Having experienced verbal retorts from rival teams at the top level of the game, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has developed a distaste for such banters. The 29-year-old today compared sledging with horn honking when driving his car. "Just as I don't like sledging (on the cricket field), I also don't like car honking while driving," said Rahane. The Mumbai cricketer was speaking at a media conference to announce an initiative by the motor vehicles department, Maharashtra in association with ...
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Need to pool anti-BJP votes state wise to beat saffron party: Karat

Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Prakash Karat today said the most effective electoral tactic to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections was to ensure pooling of anti-BJP votes state-wise, as any effort to build a non-BJP, non-Congress "federal front" was bound to fail. In an editorial in the latest edition of the party organ 'People's Democracy', the former general secretary of the party said regional interests would prevent regional parties from coming together.
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India successfully flight tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

India successfully flight tested the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from Pokhran test range, Rajasthan on Thursday morning. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter and congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful fight test while stating how it will be a further boost for the country's ...
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All CCTV cameras removed during Jaya's hospitalisation: Apollo

Apollo Hospitals, which treated former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016 till her death, on Thursday said no footage of hers in the hospital room was kept as "we did not want everyone to be watching." Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Apollo Hospitals founder-chairman Prathap Reddy said the medical staff did their best to save Jayalalithaa but she passed away after suffering a "massive heart attack." Admitted for fever and dehydration in September 2016 at the corporate hospital, ...
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BCCI clears Shami of match-fixing charges, hands central contract

Shami has been given a Grade 'B' annual contract IMAGE: Big relief for Mohammed Shami. Photograph: BCCI The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Thursday, cleared India speedster Mohammed Shami's central contract after its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) exonerated him of corruption charges levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan.   Shami has been given a Grade 'B' annual contract, which will make him richer by Rs 3 crore. He will also be free to play in the Indian Premier League for his ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Big relief for Shami, BCCI clears match-fixing charges  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid a political crisis in the country. "Though there still exists a diminished threat to national security... in an effort to promote normalcy, the president has decided to lift the state of emergency," Yameen's office said in a statement.   Yameen declared the state of emergency on February 5 for 15 days after the country's top court ordered him to free high-profile dissidents ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Maldivian prez lifts emergency after 45 days  Rediff.com3 hours ago
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