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‘Irresponsible’, ‘Anti-National’ to allege graft in Rafale deal: Gadkari

MUMBAI, March 11: With the Congress attacking the Centre on the Rafale deal, Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said it is "irresponsible and anti-national" to allege corruption in the Euro 7.5 billion fighter aircraft contract with France. His remarks came a day after the Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of "compromising" on national security and causing a loss of Rs. 12,632 crore to the state exchequer on account of purchase of 36 Rafale jets under the inter-governmental deal. "Where is the corruption? It is irresponsible and anti-national to make...
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Panel calls for stronger security measures to stop terror attacks

NEW DELHI, March 11: A parliamentary panel has rejected the home ministry's suggestion that the overall internal security scenario in the country was under control in 2016, saying Jammu and Kashmir remained on the boil throughout the year and there was a "huge upsurge" in number of infiltration attempts. The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader P Chidambaram, also said lack of financial resources has resulted in loss of lives of police and paramilitary personnel in the fight against Naxals. "The committee does not share the...
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Priyanka and I have completely forgiven father’s killers, says Rahul Gandhi

Singapore, March 11: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have "completely forgiven" his father Rajiv Gandhi's killers. During his interaction with IIM alumni in Singapore, Gandhi, when asked if he and his sister Priyanka had forgiven his father's killers, said: "We were very upset and hurt and for many years we were quite angry. But, somehow, completely...in fact, completely (forgiven)." "There is a history that when one realises that when these events take place, it's collision of ideas, forces, confusion. That's where...
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Consensus on Ayodhya difficult, but temple will be built: RSS

Nagpur, March 11: The RSS today said building a consensus on the Ayodhya dispute was not going to be easy, but stressed that a Ram Temple -- "and nothing else" -- would be constructed in the Uttar Pradesh town. RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi also stressed that the matter was sub judice.e "It is certain that the Ram Temple will be constructed at that place (Ayodhya) and nothing else can be built there, this is also decided, Joshi, told reporters here on the sidelines of the RSS's all-important Akhil Bharatiya...
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Irresponsible, anti-national to allege graft in Rafale deal: Gadkari

Mumbai, March 10: With the Congress attacking the Centre on the Rafale deal, Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said it is "irresponsible and anti-national" to allege corruption in the Euro 7.5 billion fighter aircraft contract with France. His remarks came a day after the Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of "compromising" on national security and causing a loss of Rs 12,632 crore to the state exchequer on account of purchase of 36 Rafale jets under the inter-governmental deal. "Where is the corruption? It is irresponsible and anti-national to make...
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Demonetisation should have been thrown in the dustbin: Rahul

Singapore, March 10: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today that demonetisation was "not a good" initiative and if he were the prime minister he would have thrown the proposal in the "dustbin". Gandhi is on a five-day trip to the Southeast Asian countries. He began the Malaysia leg of his visit today and interacted with an "enthusiastic gathering" of Indian diaspora in Kuala Lumpur. Asked how he would have rolled out demonetisation differently, Gandhi said "if I was the Prime Minister and somebody would have given me a file with...
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Rajnath Singh asks police forces to induct more women

New Delhi, March 10: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called upon the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to launch special recruitment drives for women. Addressing the 49th Raising Day Parade of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Ghaziabad, Rajnath said the goal of 33 per cent women officers in CAPFs must be achieved. “The CAPFs must launch special recruitment drives for women to achieve the goal of 33 per cent reservation for women,” Rajnath said. Highlighting that data theft, hacking and cyber crimes have added a fourth dimension...
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Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as new CM of Tripura

Agartala, March 9: Biplab Kumar Deb today took oath as the chief minister of the first BJP government in Tripura, ending the 25-year rule of the Left Front. Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office and secrecy to Deb at a function at the sprawling Assam Rifles ground which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Jishnu Deb Burman of the BJP was sworn in as the deputy chief minister. Deb Burman is yet to be elected as an MLA as polling in his...
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No provision for or against states having a separate flag: Officials

New Delhi, March 9: There is no precedent of any state in India having a separate flag, barring Jammu and Kashmir which enjoys a special status, but the Constitution does not provide for or against it, a government official said today. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had yesterday unveiled the proposed official flag of the state and said his government would send the proposal for Centre's approval. The Flag Code of India and the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act refer only to the tricolour and there is...
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