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NDA Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance
NDA Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance New Delhi: Government today decided to re-promulgate the controversial land Ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired.Once approved by President Pranab Mukherjee, the Ordinance would have b..

Congress high command to decide on Mukul Roy issue: Adhir Chowdhury
Congress high command to decide on Mukul Roy issue: Adhir Chowdhury Kolkata:  Refusing to comment on the speculation over TMC leader Mukul Roy's joining the Congress, party's state unit President Adhir Chowdhury today said the high command would take a decision on the matter at an appropriate time."I can't comment on the m..

Decision on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal as early as possible: Karnataka Law Minister
Decision on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal as early as possible: Karnataka Law Minister Karnataka:  Jayachandra said the Advocate General has recommended to the government to file an appeal in the Supreme Court, but refused to share the details of AG's views.Karnataka government would take a call "as early as possible" on "merits" on t..

Land acquisition bill not a matter of life or death for me: PM Modi
Land acquisition bill not a matter of life or death for me: PM Modi New Delhi: Even as his Cabinet decided today to promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance for the third time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the legislation is not “a matter of life or death for me” and that he was prepared to accept any suggestions. &nb..

Modi govt. to observe Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary in a big way
Modi govt. to observe Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary in a big way New Delhi: Amid a race between BJP and Congress to claim the legacy of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar, the Union Cabinet today decided to observe in a big way the 125th birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution.  The Cabinet was apprised of the constitution of..

Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang quits Congress
Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang quits Congress Bhubaneswar: Veteran tribal leader and former Odisha chief minister Giridhar Gamang on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the Congress.He took the decision as he was "humiliated" in the party since 1999, the former union minister and nine-time Congress M..

Narendra Modi is a hands-on Prime Minister, Arun Jaitley tells Aap Ki Adalat
Narendra Modi is a hands-on Prime Minister, Arun Jaitley tells Aap Ki Adalat New Delhi: Strongly refuting the criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not believe in consulting his cabinet colleagues and that he  has concentrated all powers in his hands, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, Modi is "a hands-on Prime Minister who a..

Centre to re-promulgate Land Ordinance for third time
Centre to re-promulgate Land Ordinance for third time New Delhi: The Central government has decided to re-promulgate the contentious Land Ordinance for the third time.The decision was taken at a Cabinet meet presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilit..

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Monsoon slow, to miss forecast date
The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala has been delayed from the date forecast by the Met department due to its “sluggish” pace.The normal date for onset of monsoon over Kerala is June 1. It also marks the official onset of rains in the country. This year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that it would hit the southern state on May 30.According to Skymet, a private forecasting agency, monsoon arrived over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 16, three days prior to the onset date. Since then, the advance has been slow. By May 21, the southwest monsoon advanced

Cabinet okays land ordinance once again
The Union Cabinet on Saturday decided to re-promulgate the controversial land ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and for providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired.The Centre’s move comes at a time when a joint committee of Parliament is looking into the contentious land acquisition bill which got stuck due to the Opposition’s resistance in the Rajya Sabha before the Lok Sabha passed it during the last Budget session.  Though the government appears to be determined to push it through Parliament in the Monsoon session slated for July–since

Committed to uniform pension for forces: Modi
With pressure mounting from ex-servicemen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured them that his government is committed to the long awaited ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme (OROP). In a tweet on Saturday morning, Modi said, “On OROP- the government is committed to OROP and there’s no doubt about it.”Ex-servicemen have been very upset that the government is seen to be dilly dallying on the matter because of the financial implications. OROP will ensure that defence personnel who retire at the same rank and with the same length of service, will get equal pension, irrespective of when the

Nestle, Bollywood stars in soup
Nestle India and Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta have landed in legal soup over Maggi noodles.“Following Food Safety and Drug Administration  (FSDA) Commissioner P P Singh’s permission to file a case against Nestle India, a case has been filed in the court of ACJM (Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate) here,” Barabanki Food Safety Officer V K Pandey said.The case has been lodged against the company’s Nestle Nagal Kalan Industrial Area unit (Haroli, Una in HP), Delhi-based Nestle India Limited, an Easy Day outlet in Barabanki and the Delhi-bas

Deccan Queen completes 85 years of service
The “Deccan Queen”, one of the trains that connect Pune with India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, completes 85 years of operation on Monday. The introduction of “Deccan Queen’’ between the two cities of Maharashtra on June 1, 1930, was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, the forerunner of the Central Railway.  This was the first deluxe train introduced on the railway to serve two important cities of the region and was aptly named after Pune, which is also known as “Queen of Deccan’’ or “Dakkhan ki Rani’’.This anniversary would be speci

Bescom levies Rs 10 crore fine
The vigilance wing of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has levied a record Rs 10 crore fine on a private firm for running an illegal power supply business.The company, Aquamal Water Solution Private Limited (AWSPL), was supplying electricity to another firm after purchasing it from Bescom. “The company had obtained the land on lease from Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board to set up its unit and has not only sub-leased the land and building to another firm but had also sold electricity to the lessee at a profitable price,” Mohammed Asif Khan, assistant general manager,

Modi hits back at Rahul, says suit-boot better than suitcase
Hitting back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s frequent “suit-boot ki sarkar” barb, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that “suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase.”Under constant attack from Rahul who has accused Modi of catering only to the corporate sector and the rich, the prime minister said: “Suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase. After ruling for 60 years, the Congress has suddenly remembered the poor. People of this country have suffered and remained poor due to short-sighted policies of the Congress...Did the coal and spect

Heatwave continues unabated
Heatwave conditions continued unabated in many parts of India on Saturday while showers brought some respite to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where nearly 2,000 people have died over the last two weeks.There was no relief from the heatwave in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and other states. Neither was there any relief from the heat in parts of the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in Maharashtra.Chandrapur in Maharashtra was the hottest place, with a maximum temperature at 48 degree Celsius—the highest recorded in the state so far, and two points higher than Friday’s 46 degrees—though there

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India's economy surges by 7.5%
India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.

Heat wave conditions ease in India
The massive heat wave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.

'Man-eating tiger' to stay in zoo
A court in India's Rajasthan state rejects a plea to release a tiger who has been branded a killer and caged.

India's Mysore crowns new maharaja
A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.

India state lifts 'draconian' law
The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.

India's beef dilemma: to eat or not to eat?
BBC Monitoring's Vikas Pandey explains why two Indian cabinet ministers have different opinions on the subject.

Greenpeace India accounts unblocked
An Indian court orders the government to unfreeze two Greenpeace bank accounts in what is seen as a major boost for the environmental group.

Heatwave crisis: Anger over 'poor response'
Indian officials are urged to treat the heatwave as a 'natural disaster' and provide immediate relief in affected areas.

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You're experiencing world's 5th deadliest heatwave ever
As the death toll in the current heat wave crossed the 2,000 mark, this has become the fifth deadliest ever heatwave in the world and the second deadliest in India, according to an international database of disasters.

PM Modi likely to visit India's oldest mosque
In a gesture that could resonate with the minority community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the centuries-old Cheraman Juma Masjid, India's oldest Muslim shrine, when he visits Kerala in July or August.

Police watch as Dawood clan hosts wedding bash
The family of India’s most wanted got together for a lavish function in Mumbai on Friday evening. Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Zunaid Tungekar — son of the gangster’s younger sister Farzana — threw an extravagant wedding reception party at the Tulip Star hotel in Juhu.

Adani hires boy denied job for being a Muslim
Zeeshan Khan, who made national headlines after he was denied a job by a Mumbai-based diamond firm because of being a Muslim, has decided to join the Ahmedabad-based Adani group.

In a first, party drug meow meow seized in Delhi
Party animals in NCR were no strangers to its purring but for the first time Delhi Police has seized ‘meow meow’, a party drug that started making news worldwide five years ago and hit the headlines in Mumbai early this year.

To breathe life into DRDO, govt splits top post
The government is quite miffed with the lackadaisical functioning of DRDO.

Delhi govt's secret service fund may get Rs 20L
The “cabinet note” on the Rs 35-crore revamp of Delhi’s anti-corruption branch (ACB) includes a proposal to have a secret service fund of Rs 20 lakh.

16 groups protest against IIT-M ban on forum
As many as 16 student groups from across the city came together on Saturday to condemn the ban of the student group Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle by IIT Madras.

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AAP clams up as BJP, Congress step up surveillance protest
A day after the emergence of an AAP proposal to buy highend spying equipment worth Rs 32 crore the Delhi government denied on Saturday any plans to acquire surveillance devices for the AntiCorruption Branch amid continuing protest
To make India truly digital, target the poor, not rich
Americas Federal Communications Commission FCC the powerful regulator for all communication has proposed that poor citizens of the US should have subsidised access to the internet via broadband
PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress, says suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase
Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his attack on the Congress and its leadership on Saturday saying suitboot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase and that leaving the Opposition devoid of any concrete issue with which t
Heat now second-largest natural killer of Indians as number of fatalities increase
In Indias natural death trap the sun is the second biggest killer after water and its victims have increased by over 60 in the last decade as thousands die because of ineffective heat management plans by the government
Delhi University admission: Over 1 lakh register online for UG courses
With offline registration yet to open up for its 54000 seats Delhi University has received more than one lakh online applications for admission to various undergraduate courses offered by the premier institute
PM in amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at any cost: Rahul
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of being in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers by deciding to repromulgate the land ordinance for the third time
Arundhati Roy backs student group banned by IIT-Madras
Author and activist Arundhati Roy has come out in support of the student group banned by IITMadras on the charge of inciting hatred against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus saying it had touched a nerve by making the connec
Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami and no injuries or damage were immediately reported
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Strong Strategy Would be Devised Against Naxalism: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on friday said that a strong strategy would be devised to deal with the Naxalism.
Martin O'Malley Launches White House Bid, Knocks Rival Hillary Clinton
Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, a onetime Hillary Clinton loyalist, launched his White House campaign Saturday, warning the Democratic frontrunner that the presidency was not her "crown" for...
Artificial Heart Lung Machine Used to Cure H1N1-Affected Child
In a first of its kind initiative, an artificial heart lung machine has been used to cure a child suffering from swine flu at the Apollo Children's Hospital in Chennai.
Indian Fisherman Allegedly Shot Dead by Pirates in Saudi Arabia
An Indian fisherman was allegedly shot dead by pirates in Saudi Arabia Sea on Saturday.
Government Announces Massive Plans to Observe BR Ambedkar's 125th Birth Anniversary
The government on Saturday announced its massive plans of commemorating Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary.
Government Hits Back at AK Antony Over 'One Rank One Pension' Remarks
The government on Saturday hit back at former Defence Minister AK Antony over his remarks that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "misleading" the nation on the 'One Rank One Pension' issue.
One Rank One Pension: AK Antony Accuses PM Narendra Modi of 'Criminal Inaction'
Former Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "criminal inaction" leading to delay in implementation of the "One Rank One Pension" (OROP) decision of the UPA go...
Maggi Noodles Row: Case Lodged Against Nestle India, Bollywood Celebrities and More
A case was lodged against Nestle India in a local court over safety standards of its Maggi product, while actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta have also been separately dragged to t...
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Three-year-old Vaishnavi Dixit and family excited by PM Relief Fund response
Varanasi, May 30 (ANI): Dinesh Kumar Dixit, the father of three-year-old Vaishnavi Dixit, said his daughter and the rest of the family were excited to receive a response from the office of the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for contributing a cheque of Rs.500 for Nepal's earthquake victims. "So, we sent a draft of Rs.500 to the PM Relief Fund. Earlier in April, Vaishnavi Dixit and her family had donated some money to the PM Relief Fund to not only provide aid to the Nepal quake-hit families of Varanasi, but also create awareness among people to come forth to help in times of crisis.

Heat wave conditions to prevail in Andhra, Telangana: MET Department
Hyderabad, May 30 (ANI): The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that heat wave conditions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will prevail till the onset of the monsoon, and added that there had been a drop in temperature in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. "In the last week of May and in the first week of June, before the onset of monsoon, the severe heat wave conditions will prevail.

"Development of Maoist affected areas is our priority," says Rajnath Singh
Raipur, May 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that development of Maoist affected areas is one of the priorities of the NDA government, and praised the Chhattisgarh Government for working towards achieving this goal. "To ensure internal security of the country is the responsibility of the Home Ministry, and we will do it. One of our priorities is that development should take place in the Maoist affected areas...The development has reached these areas, but more needs to be done.

West Pakistan refugees appeal to Jitendra Singh to redress their grievances
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): A deputation of 'West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee', led by its president, Labha Ram Gandhi, called on Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh, on Saturday, to seek his intervention for redressal of their long pending grievances. Gandhi said they have great expectations from the present government in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh gave them a patient hearing and said that both the Centre and the state government are committed to ensuring that West Pakistan refugees get all the benefits and privileges which they have been denied over the last six decades.

Prabhu flags off Kalka-Katra Express from Bhuntar Airport
Bhuntar (Himachal Pradesh), May 30 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Kalka-Katra Express Train via remote control from Bhuntar Airport on Saturday. An official spokesman said that the Katra Express Train would have 16 coaches, out of which six would be unreserved.

Land Bill ordinance will eliminate poverty across nation: Goyal
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Rejecting the Congress Party's observation that the NDA Government was trying to grab the land of the poor by re-promulgating the Land Acquisition Bill Ordinance, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the Centre was only seeking to ensure both prosperity and development in the rural areas, which the Congress regimes of the past 44 years had failed to do. "Unfortunately he (Rahul Gandhi) runs a party which only believes in promising to remove poverty, but after 1971, we are now in 2015, and in these 44 years, what his (Rahul Gandhi's) government, his father, his great grandfather and his grandmother-led governments did not do in the last so many years, this government is doing by bringing prosperity and development to the rural areas, to the people of India," Goyal told media here.

Mukherjee to begin five-day visit of Sweden and Belarus from Sunday
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will begin a five-day state visit to Sweden and Belarus from Sunday. During the first leg of his visit, Mukherjee will arrive in Sweden, where, he will meet with King Carl Gustaf, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament.

NDA Govt. aiming to provide educational resources to all citizens: Irani
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Participating in a Talkathon programme organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting here today, Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said the NDA Government is aiming to provide educational resources to every citizen of the country. Irani further said that the Centre is analyzing the learning outcome of every class in the country, and soon parents would be able to see it on the HRD Ministry's website. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that during the last one year, the NDA Government has tried to strengthen the transmission of energy, and is aiming to achieve the goal of providing 24x7 electricity to every household by 2019.

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Suit boot ki sarkar definitely better than suitcase ki sarkar: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently completed one year in office, has, in an exclusive interview with Smita Prakash, editor, ANI, said the opposition alleging that his government is a "suit boot ki sarkar" is definitely better and more acceptable than being labelled a "suitcase" (ki sarkar), and satirically added, that after ruling for sixty years, the Congress has suddenly remembered the poor.

Sizzling summer claims over 2,000 lives
The brutal weeks-long heat wave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities announced on Saturday, with the toll highest in Telangana at 541.

'I don't want to be a big wave; just a drop in the ocean'
Angeline Dias, program manager (PM) at Teach for India (TFI) talks about the lessons she's learned as part of her journey.

Nupur Ghuliani gave up a lucrative career to work in rural India
Nupur was able to successfully build a prototype of a biomass briquette, an alternative fuel from waste materials.

'Modi's Kashmir policy is very imaginative'
'I could have never imagined any other prime minister giving time to a separatist leader.'

French Open PHOTOS: Djokovic, Murray ease into the pre-quarters
Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova and Andy Murray were among the top players who eased into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.

'Being at Cannes was the best time of my life'
Actress Richa Chadha can't get over her Cannes experience.

Modi's 1-year report card: Anti-farmer and pro-corporate sarkar
Modi sarkar took few initiatives to uplift the poor strate of society.

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May 28, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Niger, Burundi, Greece and India.

Indians Urged to Stay Indoors as Sweltering Heat Kills More Than 1,300
Most of the deaths were reported in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in southern India, as temperatures surpassed 116 degrees in some places.

After a Year of Outsize Expectations, Narendra Modi Adjusts His Plan for India
The Indian prime minister gave a speech on Monday that was notable for the subjects it avoided: Large-scale job creation, manufacturing and urbanization.

Indian Minister Is Back
One of India’s most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, was sworn in as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Saturday after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case.

India: Heat Wave Kills More Than 200 Since April
Daytime temperatures in Telangana soared to more than 118 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.

May 22, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Burundi, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and India.

Indian Nurse Dies After 42 Years in a Coma Following Rape
Aruna Shanbaug, 66, succumbed to pneumonia at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. She had been working as a nurse there in 1973 when she was choked and raped by an orderly.

Indian Subcontinent’s Quake-Causing Collision Course
Geologists have conflicting theories as to why India is still on the move, up to two inches a year, and why it has crashed into Eurasia.

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Sat, 30 May 2015  Australian Dollar 48.7567
Sat, 30 May 2015  Canadian Dollar 51.2558
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When will the selling in gold stop?
The resurgence in the dollar is taking a toll on the yellow metal

Gold rebounds on stockists’ buying, global cues
Gold prices recovered modestly at the domestic bullion market here today on renewed buying interest from stockists and retailers amid bullish global cues.Silver advanced modestly owing to su...

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Hungary's far-right Jobbik aims to govern in 2018
The leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik said Saturday he was determined to distance the party from radical elements and move it to the centre in a bid to win general elections in 2018. "We will win the election, take a deep breath and rebuild our country," Gabor Vona told the party's congress in Budapest. Jobbik, once considered a fringe, racist party, has been successfully shunning its bad image and Vona has toned down the party's rhetoric, which once stigmatised Roma as criminals.

Blatter shocked by US anti-corruption tactics campaign
FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed shock Saturday at the tactics used by the US anti-corrupton investigators but insisted he was not a target. Blatter said he suspected the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich on Wednesday under a US anti-corruption warrant was an attempt to "interfere with the congress" that returned him to power. The Jordanian prince, who had the backing of European football body UEFA, withdrew from Friday's race after the first round of voting.

Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post 9/11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire midnight Sunday. Will that make Americans less secure? Absolutely, senior Obama administration officials say. Nonsense, counter civil liberties activists. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.



FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions

FIFA President Blatter gestures after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in ZurichBy Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid. The 79-year-old Swiss comfortably won Friday's vote at a FIFA congress in Zurich, having secured the support of blocks of votes from Asia and Africa, which outweighed dissenters including Europe's powerful soccer body UEFA. One of his most fierce critics, English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke, predicted further scandals before the end of Blatter's new four-year term.



FIFA corruption crisis: Blatter downplays U.S. indictment
London, May 30 (ANI): Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Saturday sought to downplay the criminal proceedings being launched against senior officials of the governing body of world football in the United States. Responding to a series of questions on the seven senior officials and associates arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, earlier this week, as FIFA gathered for its congress to elect a new president, 79-year-old Blatter described the issue as "infractions" involving a marketing company operating in the Americas. Blatter also questioned the timing of the American prosecutors, suggesting that FIFA "could have been contacted at another time" rather than just before its congress had assembled.

Blatter will not see out term of office says FA's Dyke

British FA chairman Dyke arrives for a meeting of the UEFA in ZurichBy Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be forced to resign over the corruption scandals swirling around the game's world governing body, English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke told reporters on Saturday. Blatter was handed another four years in charge when his challenger, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after losing the first round of voting at the FIFA Congress in Zurich. Dyke said he did not think an emergency meeting would be called by FIFA following the latest allegations to hit the troubled organisation, but he added: "I think what is more likely is there will be further scandals.



Land Bill ordinance will eliminate poverty across nation: Goyal
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Rejecting the Congress Party's observation that the NDA Government was trying to grab the land of the poor by re-promulgating the Land Acquisition Bill Ordinance, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the Centre was only seeking to ensure both prosperity and development in the rural areas, which the Congress regimes of the past 44 years had failed to do. "Unfortunately he (Rahul Gandhi) runs a party which only believes in promising to remove poverty, but after 1971, we are now in 2015, and in these 44 years, what his (Rahul Gandhi's) government, his father, his great grandfather and his grandmother-led governments did not do in the last so many years, this government is doing by bringing prosperity and development to the rural areas, to the people of India," Goyal told media here.

Blatter slams Europe's 'hate' campaign
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders. Blatter said he suspected the arrest of seven FIFA officials this week under a US anti-corruption warrant was an attempt to "interfere with the congress" at which he was elected to a fifth term on Friday. While US officials have said more indictments in their investigation are likely, Blatter said he believes there is a deliberate campaign against FIFA including the arrests just two days before the vote.

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PM Narendra Modi says land bill 'not a matter of life or death' - The Indian Express

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PM Narendra Modi says land bill 'not a matter of life or death'
The Indian Express
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that getting the contentious Land Acquisition Bill passed in Parliament was “not a matter of life or death” for him and he was prepared to accept suggestions. Significantly, the Union Cabinet Saturday recommended ...
PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress, says suit-boot is definitely more ...Hindustan Times
Efforts on to pass land acquisition bill in next session of parliament: Rajnath SinghEconomic Times
PM Narendra Modi Cabinet cleared a proposal to re-promulgate land ordinanceFinancial Express
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Bihar elections: Nitish Kumar skips rally as Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav share dais - The Indian Express

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Bihar elections: Nitish Kumar skips rally as Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav share dais
The Indian Express
Even as caste rallies began in the run-up to Bihar assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday skipped a rally of Nishads, an Extremely Backward Class. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, however, attended the rally.
Merger tension whiff in Nitish absenceCalcutta Telegraph
Nitish skips rally with LaluChandigarh Tribune
Janata Parivar: Nitish Kumar fails to turn up for joint rally with LaluDaily News & Analysis
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Unrelenting BJP and a volatile LOC: Two biggest reasons why AFSPA is not ... - Firstpost

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Unrelenting BJP and a volatile LOC: Two biggest reasons why AFSPA is not ...
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Srinagar: Following the decision of the Tripura government to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) after 18 years, similar demands are echoing in Jammu and Kashmir. The controversial law has been criticised in Jammu and Kashmir as it ...
J&K: NC cites Tripura's case, calls for revocation of AFSPA from the stateThe Indian Express
Clamour grows in Jammu & Kashmir to revoke AFSPADeccan Herald

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AAP MLA Tokas files FIR accusing man of abusing her - The Indian Express

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AAP MLA Tokas files FIR accusing man of abusing her
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A resident of South Delhi was booked after AAP MLA Parmila Tokas lodged a complaint against him for allegedly abusing and threatening her during an argument at Gangnath temple in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar. Hours after the registration of FIR, the man, ...
AAP MLA cries attack, man says he's the victimTimes of India
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Ban on sale of beef will promote communal harmony: Shahnawaz Hussain - Economic Times

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Ban on sale of beef will promote communal harmony: Shahnawaz Hussain
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Kicking up another controversy, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain today asked Muslims to demand ban on sale of beef in their states to "promote communal harmony". "Decisions are taken by the government based on public sentiments.
Muslims should demand ban on sale of beef to promote communal harmony ...Daily News & Analysis
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Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang quits Congress: 'humiliated… loyalty has ... - The Indian Express

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Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang quits Congress: 'humiliated… loyalty has ...
The Indian Express
Former Odisha chief minister and nine-time Lok Sabha member Giridhar Gamang, whose single vote had sealed the fate of the 13-month-old Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government at the Centre in 1999, on Saturday resigned from the Congress, ending ...
One-vote Gamang quits CongressCalcutta Telegraph
Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang resigns from CongressThe Hindu
Gamang quits CongressBusiness Standard
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Parrikar rules out combat role for women in armed forces - Times of India

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Parrikar rules out combat role for women in armed forces
Times of India
PUNE: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday ruled out any combat role for women in the Indian armed forces. "Barring combat role, we are increasing the participation of women in every other activity of the armed forces in a phased manner," he told ...
'No combat duties for women in armed forces'The Indian Express
One Rank One Pension: AK Antony Accuses PM Narendra Modi of 'Criminal ...NDTV
Committed to One Rank One Pension, have no doubt, says PM Narendra ModiFirstpost
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Nodal Cell May Be Set Up for West Pakistan Refugees: Government - The New Indian Express

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Nodal Cell May Be Set Up for West Pakistan Refugees: Government
The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: A nodal cell may be set up by the Centre to deal with various issues related to West Pakistan refugees, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today. During a meeting with the delegation of West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee, Singh said ...
West Pakistan refugees appeal to Jitendra Singh to redress their grievancesANINEWS

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Union Ministers connect with Twitterati to mark anniversary
As part of the NDA government’s one year celebrations, Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal on Wednesday interacted with citizens form all over the country via Twitter...
Centre ignoring farmers’ interests: Nitish
Modi is more concerned about corporates than farmers, says Bihar Chief Minister
Again, Nitish avoids sharing dais with Lalu
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar once again skipped sharing the dais with Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday, the second time since the Janata Parivar merger talks reached a deadl...
Prasar Bharati’s autonomy violated yet again
As appointments to the Prasar Bharati Corporation go, there is nothing professional about them. On Friday, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, headed by Arun Jaitley, appointed Veena Jain Di...
PUCL plea in SC questions delay in implementation
The 2013 Act was supposed to have been implemented by July 5, 2014
Jayapura rides crest of development boom
Jitu Banbasi is a happy man today. A member of the Scheduled Tribe Musahar community, from Jayapura village in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, he lived in a makeshift brick house earlier...
Chittoor police nab another Chinese red sanders smuggler in New Delhi
The Chittoor Task Force police on Friday arrested another Chinese national Chenyi Fian (42), at a hotel in Pahar Ganj in New Delhi. Fian is a resident of Xianmen town, Fujian province. Based on hi...
Hyderabad a terror centre: Sakshi
The MP called secularism a sickness, and said he would push for Bhagavad Gita in schools
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PM Modi to address eighth edition of `Mann ki Baat` on Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in the eighth edition of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio (AIR) at 11 am on Sunday.
West Pakistan refugees appeal to Jitendra Singh to redress their grievances
A deputation of 'West Pakistan Refugees Action Committee', led by its president, Labha Ram Gandhi, called on Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh, on Saturday, to seek his intervention for redr
Land Bill ordinance will eliminate poverty across nation: Goyal
Rejecting the Congress Party`s observation that the NDA Government was trying to grab the land of the poor by re-promulgating the Land Acquisition Bill Ordinance, Union Power
Not enough being done to bring black money back: Subramanian Swamy
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said he had written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting ways to bring the black money back, and the present measures were not enough.
Narendra Modi hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says `suit boot` more acceptable than `suitcase`
In a strong response to Rahul Gandhi's 'suit boot ki sarkar' jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said "Suit boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase."
Strong strategy would be devised against Naxals: Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that a strong strategy would be devised to deal with the Naxalism.
Three-year-old Vaishnavi Dixit, family excited by PM Relief Fund response
Dinesh Kumar Dixit, the father of three-year-old Vaishnavi Dixit, said his daughter and the rest of the family were excited to receive a response from the office of the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Prime Minister's Office
Ban on sale of beef will promote communal harmony: Shahnawaz Hussain
Kicking up another controversy, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday asked Muslims to demand ban on sale of beef in their states to "promote communal harmony".
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The Men Behind Modi and Hasina Pull Off a Coup
The Prime Minister’s Bangladesh visit is the culmination of months of preparations by a battery of key actors to create the right circumstances

Telangana and Andhra Succumb to Heat of Moment
As intense heat waves kill 1,930 people across the two Telugu states and death toll continues to rise, government officials watch helplessly

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AAP clams up as BJP, Congress step up surveillance protest
A day after the emergence of an AAP proposal to buy highend spying equipment worth Rs 32 crore the Delhi government denied on Saturday any plans to acquire surveillance devices for the AntiCorruption Branch amid continuing protest
To make India truly digital, target the poor, not rich
Americas Federal Communications Commission FCC the powerful regulator for all communication has proposed that poor citizens of the US should have subsidised access to the internet via broadband
PM Narendra Modi hits out at Congress, says suit-boot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase
Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his attack on the Congress and its leadership on Saturday saying suitboot is definitely more acceptable than suitcase and that leaving the Opposition devoid of any concrete issue with which t
Heat now second-largest natural killer of Indians as number of fatalities increase
In Indias natural death trap the sun is the second biggest killer after water and its victims have increased by over 60 in the last decade as thousands die because of ineffective heat management plans by the government
Delhi University admission: Over 1 lakh register online for UG courses
With offline registration yet to open up for its 54000 seats Delhi University has received more than one lakh online applications for admission to various undergraduate courses offered by the premier institute
PM in amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at any cost: Rahul
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of being in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers by deciding to repromulgate the land ordinance for the third time
Arundhati Roy backs student group banned by IIT-Madras
Author and activist Arundhati Roy has come out in support of the student group banned by IITMadras on the charge of inciting hatred against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus saying it had touched a nerve by making the connec
Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami and no injuries or damage were immediately reported

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