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FTTI row: In show of solidarity, Rahul Gandhi to meet protesting students
FTTI row: In show of solidarity, Rahul Gandhi to meet protesting students New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will today visit the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune to express solidarity with the agitating students against the appointment of their chairman by the Centre.Around 250 students are on strike, demandin..

Angry Over Transfer of Officials, Arvind Kejriwal Writes to Rajnath Singh
Angry Over Transfer of Officials, Arvind Kejriwal Writes to Rajnath Singh New Delhi:  The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal today criticised the Centre for the transfer of senior bureaucrats, accusing them of crossing all limits by not consulting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. Mr Kejriwal also wrote a letter to Union Home Mini..

Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution
Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution New Delhi:  A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and the issue of terrorism, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence and the government hitting back.The recriminations bega..

Congress leader Gurudas Kamat calls Smriti Irani 'bai'
Congress leader Gurudas Kamat calls Smriti Irani 'bai' New Delhi: Congress general secretary Gurudas Kamat has sparked a fresh controversy by calling Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, a 'bai'."Her (Irani) family's financial condition was not good; therefore, she worked in a hotel in Versova. Since, Smriti w..

Ram temple to be built sans political support: Shankaracharya
Ram temple to be built sans political support: Shankaracharya Nashik: Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swarupananda Saraswati who arrived here for the first time for the Kumbh Mela on Thursday said a Ram temple at Ayodhya will be constructed, but not with the help of the BJP government at the Centre, political parties or the RSS.The Ram temple ..

Karnataka: Amended Bill pertaining to Lokayukta's removal passed
Karnataka: Amended Bill pertaining to Lokayukta's removal passed Bengaluru: A bill, which was tabled in the Karnataka Assembly in the wake of controversy over an alleged bribery scandal that has hit the state's anti-corruption ombudsman with growing clamour for his removal, was passed here yesterday.The assembly passed the bill after bri..

Former Haryana minister gets threat letter
Former Haryana minister gets threat letter Faridabad: Former Haryana minister Pandit Shivcharan Lal Sharma yesterday claimed to have received a letter in which a person from Palwal has threatened him of life if he continues to meet with the people in his area.  Sharma received the letter at his residence today by a..

Arun Jaitley deprecates Shatrughan Sinha's signing of Yakub mercy plea
Arun Jaitley deprecates Shatrughan Sinha's signing of Yakub mercy plea New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today lamented that BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha had "embarrassed" the party by signing a petition to the President against the execution of Yakub Memon and said it was "extremely sad" that the actor-turned-politician had ..

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4 Indian teachers, including 2 from K'taka kidnapped by IS in Libya
Four Indian teachers, who were returning to India from Tripoli and Tunis, have been kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (IS).Of them, two are from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru, Government said today, adding the four Indians were "detained" at a check point, about 50 km from Sirte. The area is under the control of the terror outfit."Three of them were faculty members at the University of Sirte and one was working at the Sirte University's brach in Jufra," MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here."We are in regular touch with the families concerne

AP govt urges Swaraj to take steps for release of Indians
 Andhra Pradesh Government today urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to expedite steps for safe return of four Indians, including two persons from Hyderabad and Srikakulam, who were abducted in Libya.In a letter to Swaraj, Andhra Pradesh Government's Special Representative in Delhi K Rama Mohana Rao said that four people including two Professors, Balaram of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopi Krishna from Hyderabad, were abducted on July 29 and held hostage by an unknown group."I request your good self to instruct the officials of the Indian Embassy at Tripoli, Libya and to intera

Coining of 'Hindu terror' weakened anti-terror fight: Govt
Government today hit out at Congress, saying the term "Hindu terrorism" coined by its previous government had "weakened" the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism.Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who made a statement on Gurdaspur attack in Lok Sabha a day after his speech on the issue was disrupted in Rajya Sabha, attacked the opposition for making it appear that Parliament is divided on terrorism.After making the statement, he raked up a host of issues, including Sharm-el Sheikh fiasco and statements at Havana NAM Summit besides the 1962 war

Rahul visits FTII, says RSS promoting mediocrity
 Lending his support to students agitating at the Film and Television Institute here against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the RSS is "undermining" the institution's stature by promoting "mediocrity".Interacting with the students, the Congress Vice President asked why the "little school" was "disturbing" the government's peace of mind and flayed the RSS, saying it wants to promote its idea and would brand the protesting students as "anti-national"."RSS and its ideologues are systematically promoting mediocre people in the system...they are hell bent

Aus police may widen probe into techie's murder to India
Australian police today said they may expand their probe to India in search of clues on the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person they want to question in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.Prabha Arun Kumar was on the phone with her husband in India as she walked home from work, when she was stabbed repeatedly in the neck while walking through a public park, just 300 metres from her home, on March 7.After she was found lying injured, she was moved to hospital, where she died the same night.Australian police rele

Goa parents block roads demanding English medium
Several parents in Goa today blocked the main roads and bridges across the state and allegedly pelted some buses with stones while demanding English to be made the medium of instruction and government grants for every academic year.The demonstrations led to major traffic jams in various parts of the state and cancellation of bus operations by the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) whose vehicles were damaged in the attack.The flash demonstrations that started in Margao, Panaji, Mapusa, Vasco and Ponda cities simultaneously crippled the normal life.At about 8 AM, the Margao-

AP govt urges Swaraj to take steps for release of Indians
 Andhra Pradesh Government today urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to expedite steps for safe return of four Indians, including two persons from Hyderabad and Srikakulam, who were abducted in Libya.In a letter to Swaraj, Andhra Pradesh Government's Special Representative in Delhi K Rama Mohana Rao said that four people including two Professors, Balaram of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopi Krishna from Hyderabad, were abducted on July 29 and held hostage by an unknown group."I request your good self to instruct the officials of the Indian Embassy at Tripoli, Libya and to intera

Aus police may widen probe into Prabha Arun Kumar's murder to India
Australian police today said they may expand their probe to India in search of clues on the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person they want to question in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.Prabha Arun Kumar was on the phone to her husband in India as she walked home from work, when she was stabbed repeatedly in the neck while walking through a public park, just 300m from her home, on March 7. After she was found lying injured, she was moved to hospital, where she died the same night.Australian police released a

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Indian teachers 'kidnapped in Libya'
Four Indian teachers have been kidnapped in Libya, India's foreign ministry says.

India-Bangladeshi enclaves ready to swap sides
India and Bangladesh are set to swap the enclaves dotting their border regions, writes the BBC's Sanjoy Majumder.

Uber wants to invest $1bn in India
The taxi booking service Uber says it will invest $1bn to expand its business to more cities in India.

India raped girl allowed abortion
A 14-year-old Indian girl who became pregnant after allegedly being raped is due to undergo a late-term abortion after Supreme Court's intervention.

India 'to overtake China' by 2022
India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.

India executes Mumbai bomb plotter
India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.

India state funeral for Abdul Kalam
Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam is given a full state funeral in his native town in south India.

India hanging sparks death penalty debate
The execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict reignites the debate about capital punishment in India.

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'Hindu terror', coined by UPA, weakened India's stand on terrorism: Rajnath
"Terrorism is terrorism, it has no religion, no caste," the home minister said.

Rahul to FTII students: RSS promotes mediocrity
FTII students have been on strike since June 12 against the "political appointment" of Gajendra Chauhan as chairperson of the FTII society along with four other members.

4 Indians kidnapped in Libya: Govt
Of the four Indians kidnapped in Libya, three are teachers in University of Sirte and one works at the university.

Two Hyderabadis among four abducted in Libya
Two residents of Hyderabad, allegedly abducted by suspected Islamic State militants from the Sirte University in Libya on July 29, were planning to come back to Hyderabad for a week, family member of one victim said.

ISIS, Pakistani flags raised again in Srinagar
ISIS and Pakistani flags were displayed again on Friday near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Tripura governor slammed for Yakub tweets
Tripura governor's tweets on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon evokes sharp reactions on the social networking site.

TN: Sasi Perumal dies during anti-liquor protest
Perumal, who attended the funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on Thursday, travelled from there to Marthandam to join the residents whose protests for removal of a liquor shop in the area entered the 1028th day on Friday.

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Yakub Memon's mourners potential terrorists: Tripura governor
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said all those who attended the last rites of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon were potential terrorists who must now be keenly watched by the intelligence agencies
UPA govt coined term 'Hindu terror', hurt India: Rajnath
The term Hindu terrorists coined by then UPA government weakened Indias stand on terrorism because they have no religion or caste home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday days after an attack by suspected Pakistani infiltrators
Dressed to impress, Rahul Gandhi plays youth leader at FTII
The countrys best education institutes are being tampered with by a government which believes that there is only one idea of India Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi told students of Film and Television Institute of India FTII wh
Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnight
Standing on the threshold of history every one of the 4000 odd residents of Mashaldanga enclave in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal is thrilled excited and full of hope In less than 12 hours at the stroke of midnight on Friday
Four Indian nationals abducted in Libya
Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya The Indians two from Hyderabad one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli
Yakub hanged: Will prosecution be able to prove others’ guilt?
After Yakub Memons execution it wont be easy for the prosecution to prove its case against the remaining accused in the 1993 serial blasts It will have to address several doubts about admissibility of evidence which was recorded b
DU fake admissions: 4 arrested, cops probe role of  'insiders'
The Delhi Police crime branch team is probing the role of insiders in the alleged admission racket at Delhi University Four people were arrested on Thursday for helping 25 students secure admissions in 10 DU colleges
Drishyam review: It's a high-voltage thriller
Directed by Nishikant Kamat and starring Tabu and Ajay Devgn in lead roles Drishyam works because it doesnt talk about a hero but a common man Drishyam works because it keeps you glued to your seat till the last moment Drishyam wo
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Varun Wraps-Up Dhishoom Schedule With 'Crazy Souls' John, Jacqueline
Dhishoom is being directed by Varun's brother Rohit Dhawan
Celkon Millennia 2GB Xpress With 4.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 6,222
The Celkon Millennia 2GB Xpress is a dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) handset powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
Samsung Woos Developers as It Eyes Tizen Expansion Beyond Smartphones
Samsung hosted the Tizen developer summit in Bengaluru earlier this week.
Earth's Magnetic Field Much Older Than Previously Thought
There are minerals - such as magnetite - that lock in the magnetic field record at the time the minerals cooled from their molten state.
For India-Bangladesh Land Swap, 68 Candles to be Lit at Midnight
Bangladesh and India will, at one minute past midnight, swap tiny islands of land following a historic border pact in June.
No Fallout 4 Mods at Launch
This is because the tools needed to allow users to make their own content are not ready yet.
PF Body To Invest in Stock Market From August 6
Labour Ministry had notified new investment pattern for EPFO in April allowing the body to invest minimum of 5 per cent and up to 15 per cent of its funds in equity or equity related schemes.
'States Told to Ensure Free Treatment to Acid Attack Victims'
The Centre has asked all the states to issue instructions to government and private hospitals to provide free treatment to acid attack victims, Lok Sabha was told today.
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FTII row: Rahul Gandhi bats for discussion, asks Govt. to stop 'suppressing' students
Pune, Jul 31 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the government was suppressing the wishes of the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and asked the ruling dispensation to hear their grievances in wake of the controversy over Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as the chief of the institute. "I spent some hours with the students and I am very proud of them. "It is not going to make the government any smaller if they listen to the voice of the students.

Govt. will do everything possible to prevent cross border terrorism, says Rajnath (Update)
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross border terrorism. Singh, who was making a statement in the Lok Sabha on Monday's attack in Punjab's border district of Gurdaspur, said any effort by the enemies to undermine India's territorial integrity and security or imperil the safety and security of our citizens will meet an effective and forceful response from the security forces. The Home Minister emphaxxxxd that the government has been and will remain resolute in this regard.

We will win over terrorism: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Government has accepted the challenge of terrorism and is assured about countering it. "We have accepted the challenge of terrorism. Earlier in the day, Rajnath had asked all political parties to present a united front to the world against terrorism.

Stop addressing children, focus on Parliament: BJP tells Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should have raised the FTII row in the Parliament instead of addressing the children of the institution. "First of all, I would like to call the students whom Rahul Gandhi met as children.

FTII row: Paresh Rawal taunts 'actor' Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and actor Paresh Rawal on Friday took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for politicising the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman, saying the students must be seeing 'an actor' in the Congress vice-president. "I have not listened to Rahul Gandhi's questions. "I just want to ask the students at FTII that if they are seeing a political worker in Gajendra Chauhan, then are they seeing an actor in Rahul Gandhi?" he asked.

AP, Telangana weavers thank PM Modi for announcing 'National Handloom Day'
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): A delegation of weavers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for announcing August 7 as National Handloom Day. The delegation also gave their suggestions to the Prime Minister on ways to improve returns from the handloom sector. The handloom sector plays an important role in the economic development of the rural poor.

Rahul Gandhi says NDA regime undermining FTII
Pune, Jul 31 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi told protesting Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students here on Friday that the NDA regime is trying to undermine the institution. Gandhi, who was greeted by strong BJP protests outside the FTII campus, asked the students, "Why do you think the government is so disturbed by your protests?" The students replied that "There is lack of knowledge in the people governing us." Gandhi also asked them as to why was the government upsetting their peace of mind. A student said, "This is not just about FTII.

MP CM Chouhan briefs PM Modi about NITI Aayog's sub group
New Delhi, Jul 31 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here and briefed him about the NITI Aayog's sub group that he heads. "The most important discussion was about the NITI Aayog's sub group, of which I am the convener. Till today, all the talks have been done with chief ministers," Chauhan told the media here.

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Did President Kalam have a premonition of his death?
'When I read page number 50 of Transcendence, second paragraph, there he writes, "No more manoeuvres are required any more, as I am placed in my final position in eternity".'

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

Cong's 'Hindu terror' weakened anti-terror fight, says Rajnath
Government on Friday hit out at Congress, saying the term "Hindu terrorism" coined by its previous government had "weakened" the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism.

10 reasons to thank your stars for being born in India
Think about it! Where else you're going to see things like this eh?

Saji Thomas, a deaf-mute and school drop-out built this aircraft
'I can't hear or talk but I could build an aircraft and fly it," says Saji Thomas.

'It was difficult to shoot in a bikini'
'Initially, I was worried how the Calendar Girls would gel. But we bonded on screen and off.' On the sets, we were very mischievous. We were called the Calendar Girls School Girls! Madhur sir was like principal. He would actually tell us to calm down and maintain discipline!' Meet Calendar Girls' Akansha Puri.

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From Hundreds of Miles Away, Indians Converge to Honor Abdul Kalam
Thousands lined up in Rameswaram, India, for a glimpse of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s coffin, many of them having traveled since he died on Monday.

Scavengers Are India’s Real Recyclers
If Modi really wants to create wealth out of waste, there is a workforce waiting for him.

N.B.A. Pick From India Makes Entire Village Feel 7 Feet Tall
Since Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian-born player drafted by an N.B.A. team, Ballo Ke has celebrated the milestone as its own.

India Will Be Most Populous Country Sooner Than Thought, U.N. Says
India’s population was expected to surpass China’s by 2022, not 2028 as it had previously forecast.

India Executes Yakub Memon, Man Tied to 1993 Mumbai Bombings
India’s news media has been stirred by a robust debate over whether Yakub Memon, a Muslim in this predominantly Hindu nation, deserved to die.

India Hangs Man Convicted of 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts
India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court rejected a desperate overnight plea to delay his execution.

July 29, 2015 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from India, West Bank, Italy and Egypt.

The Line Between Male and Female Athletes Remains Blurred
Despite Monday’s ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the issue remains that not every athlete’s anatomy and physiology fits society’s definition of man and woman.

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Sikhs to Commemorate 2012 Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting
A Sikh organisation will observe the annual day of seva (service) in 14 US cities on August 1 in the memory of those who were killed in the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting.

Pakistani Woman Illegally Enters India to Meet Salman Khan
A Pakistani woman, who claimed that she wanted to meet Bollywood actor Salman Khan, has been arrested here for allegedly crossing into India through Attari border without valid travel documents.  

Australia's Batting Collapse Pathetic: Boycott
England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has said Australia’s batting collapse on the second day of the third Ashes Test was "pathetic".

World Food Program Cuts Aid to Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Friday's announcement raises new concerns about more than half a million refugees who live in Jordanian communities rather than camps.

Tracing Back Debris to Find Flight 370 May Prove Impossible
Because of the ocean's counterclockwise currents any remaining debris may have already moved around the clock.

Lausanne to Host 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
The International Olympic Committee chose its home city of Lausanne to stage the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020.

Beijing Wins IOC Vote for 2022 Winter Games
Beijing narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.

Nearly 20 Percent Rise in Honda's April-June Profit
Profit for the Honda Civic was pegged at 186 billion USD 1.5 billion for the three months and went up to 155.6 billion Yen.

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Gold futures down at Rs 24,779 per 10 gm
Gold was down Rs 132 at Rs 24,779 per 10 grams at the futures market today as speculators trimmed their positions amid a weak global trend.On the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery...

Gold heads for longest weekly losing streak in 16 years
Gold slipped to near 5-1/2-year lows on Friday and was on course for a sixth straight weekly fall, its longest retreat since 1999, after upbeat US economic data strengthened expectations for a nea...

Hallmarking does not guarantee full purity of jewellery, says World Gold Council
Better hallmarking can raise jewellery exports to $40 billion from $8 billion now

Gold set for biggest slump on Fed rate outlook
Gold today fell, heading for its largest monthly decline in two years, as the US Federal Reserve moved closer to boosting US interest rates.Gold dropped 0.9 per cent to $1,086.61 an ounce a...

Gold Bond scheme may have annual cap of 500 gm/person: FinMin
Only Indian residents will be allowed to subscribe to the proposed Sovereign Gold Bond scheme which is likely to have an annual cap of 500 grams per person, the Finance Ministry has said. ...

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FTII row: Rahul Gandhi bats for discussion, asks Govt. to stop 'suppressing' students
Pune, Jul 31 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the government was suppressing the wishes of the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and asked the ruling dispensation to hear their grievances in wake of the controversy over Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as the chief of the institute. "I spent some hours with the students and I am very proud of them. "It is not going to make the government any smaller if they listen to the voice of the students.

Stop addressing children, focus on Parliament: BJP tells Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should have raised the FTII row in the Parliament instead of addressing the children of the institution. "First of all, I would like to call the students whom Rahul Gandhi met as children.

In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks with her brother Hugh Rodham during a private fundraiser at the home of long time supporter Virginia McGregor in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The event was closed to the media. (Butch Comegys /The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962.



FTII row: Paresh Rawal taunts 'actor' Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and actor Paresh Rawal on Friday took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for politicising the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman, saying the students must be seeing 'an actor' in the Congress vice-president. "I have not listened to Rahul Gandhi's questions. "I just want to ask the students at FTII that if they are seeing a political worker in Gajendra Chauhan, then are they seeing an actor in Rahul Gandhi?" he asked.

Rahul Gandhi says NDA regime undermining FTII
Pune, Jul 31 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi told protesting Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students here on Friday that the NDA regime is trying to undermine the institution. Gandhi, who was greeted by strong BJP protests outside the FTII campus, asked the students, "Why do you think the government is so disturbed by your protests?" The students replied that "There is lack of knowledge in the people governing us." Gandhi also asked them as to why was the government upsetting their peace of mind. A student said, "This is not just about FTII.

MP CM Chouhan briefs PM Modi about NITI Aayog's sub group
New Delhi, Jul 31 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here and briefed him about the NITI Aayog's sub group that he heads. "The most important discussion was about the NITI Aayog's sub group, of which I am the convener. Till today, all the talks have been done with chief ministers," Chauhan told the media here.

Rahul Gandhi supports agitating FTII students
Pune (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandi arrived in Pune on Friday morning to address and express support to the striking students of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) amidst strong protests launched by local BJP activists here. Since the past two months, more than 200 students of FTII have been agitating against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman and have boycotted classes despite being threatened with disciplinary action. Some students had written a letter to Gandhi and sought his intervention in the issue, besides raising it in parliament.

Naqvi pulls up 'anarchist' Congress for logjam in Parliament
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday criticized the Congress for disrupting parliamentary proceedings and alleged that the grand old party was attempting to obstruct the development of the nation. "Unfortunately, the Congress Party is trying to obstruct the development of the country and this drama of Congress has been completely exposed. The anarchist and egoistic attitude of the Congress clearly reveals that they are not aware of the ground realities and do even wish to understand the same," Naqvi told ANI.

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People at Yakub Memon's funeral 'potential terrorists', says Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
Predictably, cyber furore ensued after the controversial tweet, which prompted Roy to say that he was only concerned about the public.
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Four Indians abducted in Libya - The Hindu

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Four Indians abducted in Libya
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Four Indian nationals, working as teachers in Libya, have been abducted, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. According to the Spokesperson of the MEA, Vikas Swarup, the four Indians - two from Hyderabad and two from Karnataka - were ...
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Yakub Memon hanged: India needs to become more humane and abolish death penalty - Firstpost

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Yakub Memon hanged: India needs to become more humane and abolish death penalty
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The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who don't. For the abolitionists, it is a rare opportunity to ...
Yakub Memon's mourners potential terrorists: Tripura governorHindustan Times
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy slammed for Yakub Memon tweetsTimes of India
People at Yakub Memon's funeral 'potential terrorists', says Tripura Governor ...Daily News & Analysis
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Ahead of assembly election, BJP faces the wrath of sidelined 'Bihari babu' - IBNLive

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Ahead of assembly election, BJP faces the wrath of sidelined 'Bihari babu'
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Patna: The not so angry young man from the Indian cinema industry, Shatrughan Sinha seems to be very miffed with the BJP, the saffron party he has been associated with since 1984, when it was reduced to a mere two parliamentarians or MPs in the Lok ...
Bihar's development has been derailed: BJPBusiness Standard
Bihar polls: Modi takes charge in bid to crush Nitish in his own denFirstpost
Bihar assembly elections 2015: Of caste-based politics and developmentOneindia
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India-Bangladesh Land Swap Will Divide Some Families Tonight - NDTV

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India-Bangladesh Land Swap Will Divide Some Families Tonight
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In this photo from July 30, 2015, sixty-five year old Chopola Barman dries paddy at her home in Dalaha-Khagrabari in the Bangladeshi district of Panchagarh. (AFP). submit to reddit; inShare; Add to Flipboard Magazine. DAHALA-KHAGRABARI: Chapala ...
Enclave Exchange: The road to improved India-Bangladesh ties begins todayFirstpost
Much awaited enclave exchange between India and Bangladesh at midnight tonightEconomic Times
Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnightHindustan Times
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Over 9700 women rights violation cases since April - The Hindu

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Over 9700 women rights violation cases since April
The Hindu
More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April one this year, the government said on Friday. These many cases have been registered with the National Commission for Women so ...
Over 9700 women rights violation cases since April: Maneka GandhiIBNLive

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Coalgate: Court summons Vijay Darda, six others as accused - Economic Times

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Coalgate: Court summons Vijay Darda, six others as accused
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others were today summoned as accused by a special court which took cognisance of CBI's final report filed in a coal block allocation scam case. The court also summoned ...
Coalgate : Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, 6 Others summoned by Special CourtNagpur Today

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Ready for talks with Congress to end Parliament impasse: Government - Daily News & Analysis

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Ready for talks with Congress to end Parliament impasse: Government
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Government on Friday said it is ready to hold talks with the Congress to break the Parliamentary deadlock and a meeting in this regard will be held soon, a day after an all-party meeting called by the Lok Sabha Speaker failed to end the ongoing impasse.
Parliament logjam: Congress stalling nation's progress, says BJPThe Indian Express
I will not adjourn Lok Sabha today, Speaker said as Opposition continued ...IBNLive
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Two-year-old male leopard found trapped
A two-year-old male leopard which had found sanctuary inside the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI) campus, was trapped by the Forest Department and shifted to Bandipur o...
Bill to increase ceiling on regularisation of illegal constructions in villages adopted
The ceiling is proposed to be increased from 2,400 sq feet to 4,000 sq feet.
Realtors oppose revision of market value of lands in A.P.
Upward revision of land market value is all set to put additional burden on the property buyers in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Registration Department which is in a hurry to improve its revenue...
DoT to assess gravity of problem of call drops
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YSRC MLAs protest removal of YSR’s portrait from Assembly lobbies
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Election to Deputy Chairperson: Congress throws hat into ring
In a dramatic development, ruling Congress has fielded its candidate for the election to the post of Deputy Chairperson of Legislative Council on Friday. Dharmasena of Congress has filed nominatio...
Two from Karnataka among those abducted in Libya
Two persons from Karnataka are among the four people kidnapped by the terrorist organisation, Islamic State, in Libya late on Thursday night.Vijay Kumar, a native of Kolar, and Lakshmikant R...
Over 9,700 women rights violation cases since April
More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April one this year, the government said on Friday. These many cases have...
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`28 cases of alleged human rights violation against Army personnel in High Courts of North-Eastern states`
There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the gove
Air India flight makes emergency landing, all aboard safe
An Air India flight with around 150 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Friday. All aboard are safe.
`India, US in process of signing pact for next-gen soldier wear`
The government today said it is in the process of signing an agreement with the US to collaborate on the next-generation lightweight, protective clothing for soldiers.
`Farmer suicide report a cover-up`
With agrarian distress being a major crisis accounting for thousands of farming lives every year, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which claims the suicide rates among Indian farmers has halved, has tr
CPI leader Raja moves resolution for abolition of death penalty
As a debate rages over the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, the Rajya Sabha on Friday admitted CPI leader D Raja`s private member`s resolution to abolish the death sentence in the country.
Over 9,700 women rights violation cases since April
More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April one this year, with Uttar Pradesh seeing the highest number of such cases, the government said on Friday.
Stop addressing children, focus on Parliament: BJP to Rahul Gandhi
  New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should have raised the FTII row in Parliament instead of addressing the children of the institution.
Those present at Yakub Memon`s funeral are `potential terrorists`: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrori
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Yakub Memon's mourners potential terrorists: Tripura governor
Tripura governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said all those who attended the last rites of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon were potential terrorists who must now be keenly watched by the intelligence agencies
UPA govt coined term 'Hindu terror', hurt India: Rajnath
The term Hindu terrorists coined by then UPA government weakened Indias stand on terrorism because they have no religion or caste home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday days after an attack by suspected Pakistani infiltrators
Dressed to impress, Rahul Gandhi plays youth leader at FTII
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Enclave Exchange: India, Bangladesh to make history at midnight
Standing on the threshold of history every one of the 4000 odd residents of Mashaldanga enclave in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal is thrilled excited and full of hope In less than 12 hours at the stroke of midnight on Friday
Four Indian nationals abducted in Libya
Four Indian nationals have been abducted in Libya The Indians two from Hyderabad one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru were reportedly kidnapped from Sirte town near Tripoli
Yakub hanged: Will prosecution be able to prove others’ guilt?
After Yakub Memons execution it wont be easy for the prosecution to prove its case against the remaining accused in the 1993 serial blasts It will have to address several doubts about admissibility of evidence which was recorded b
DU fake admissions: 4 arrested, cops probe role of  'insiders'
The Delhi Police crime branch team is probing the role of insiders in the alleged admission racket at Delhi University Four people were arrested on Thursday for helping 25 students secure admissions in 10 DU colleges
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