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    Church denies funeral to Priyanka Chopra’s grandmother

    Kochi: A Jacobite parish in Kerala on Sunday refused to bury the maternal grandmother of Priyanka Chopra, a leading actress of Bollywood. Madhu Jyotsana Akhauri had died in Mumbai on June 3, aged 94. She was a freedom fighter, social activist and a former legislator. Born Mary John in St...
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    Church funded, fuelled militancy in India, says former CPI-M MP

    A senior CPI-M leader and former Member of Parliament of India has said the church has been used by various external agencies for the pumping in of funds for organizing militancy and separatist movements in Tripura. Khagen Das was speaking with reference to the militant activities and the...
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    India planning acquisition of S-400 Triumf air defence missile system

    NEW DELHI: In what could be a game-changing arms acquisition, India is planning to acquire the new-generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems that can destroy incoming hostile aircraft, stealth fighters, missiles and drones at ranges of up to 400-km. Sources say the defence...
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    Frightened Iraqis flock to Delhi to escape IS misery

    Delhi has become the latest destination for a large number of Iraqis who have managed to escape the dreaded Islamic State (IS) terrorists in their home country. A large section of these Iraqis are applying to the office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Delhi, seeking...
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    Rs 10,500 cr remitted by Christian missionaries: Why is opposition mum?

    Now that the opposition has decided to bring up the issue of re-conversions, it would also do well if it debated at length the inflow of money amounting to Rs 10,500 crore that is pumped in every year to Christian missionaries to convert people. As has been noted by Phillip Goldberg, the author...
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    Delhi, Damascus open line on IS

    New Delhi, Nov. 1: India and Syria are quietly preparing to swap visits by their internal security chiefs, their first since the emergence of the Islamic State. Syria has invited national security adviser Ajit Doval to visit Damascus and its own interior minister Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar will...
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    Indian, who joined ISIS in Iraq, killed: Report

    Baghdad/Mumbai: Months after reports claimed that four Indians `enrolled` themselves in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group in Iraq on its website Wednesday claimed that one of the youngsters from Mumbai has been killed. Aarif Majid was one of the four persons...
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    Two Arrested in Tamil Nadu Over Group Photo in ISIS T-shirts

    Ramanathapuram: Two men have been arrested in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu for suspected links with the Sunni militant group ISIS after a photo showing them sporting T-shirts that carried the group's emblem went viral on social media. The duo allegedly distributed the T-shirts to the 24 other...
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    VVIP chopper deal: Middleman told AgustaWestland to 'target' advisers of Sonia

    The Italian prosecutors have produced an explosive note in court last week to highlight the role of middleman Christian Michel in the VVIP chopper deal. The 2008 note between the middleman and AgustaWestland has mentioned the names of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh...
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    Border love row

    Border love row: Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda says she posted messages of Pak journo Mehr on his Twitter handle NEW DELHI: Shashi Tharoor, junior minister for HR, found himself at the centre of an unseemly controversy Wednesday evening after intimate messages, supposedly sent to him by a...
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    Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka's Editor for six months over sexual assault

    New Delhi: Tarun Tejpal has recused himself for six months as the Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka, after being accused of sexual assault by a woman journalist in the magazine. A person close to the journalist spoke to NDTV and said it was an act of "grave sexual misconduct." "It happened not once...
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    Jats sore at PM, Sonia for visiting only Muslim relief camps

    MUZAFFARNAGAR: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday came face to face with the communal divide in western Uttar Pradesh, and also saw their visit to the riot-hit areas itself becoming a point of discord. Within hours of...
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    NDA ahead of UPA, Modi top choice as PM: Survey

    New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA has a clear edge over the UPA in terms of support base if Lok Sabha polls were held now and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's performance is rated below that of his government, says a opinion survey released Friday. According to the latest survey...
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    Indian jihadis are fighting in Syria, says Assad's envoy

    Syria's ambassador to India has said that "Indian fighters" are waging "Islamic jihad" against President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria alongside fighters from Afghanistan and Chechnya. Ambassador Riad Kamel Abbas told The Indian Express Wednesday that some of these Indian nationals had...
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    US court summons Sonia Gandhi

    On a complaint by a Sikh group, a US federal court has issued summons against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi for shielding party officials allegedly involved in inciting attacks on Sikhs in November 1984, an attorney said. In a class action suit filed Tuesday before the district court...
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    Rahul Gandhi mocks the poor, says poverty is just a state of mind

    First, Congress leaders Raj Babbar and Rasheed Masood mocked the poor by their Rs 12 and Rs 5 for a meal remarks. Now, it's none other than the Gandhi scion who has come out with his own, bizarre definition of poverty. Speaking at a function in Allahabad on Monday, Rahul Gandhi stirred the...
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    Defence Ministry probing irregularity charges in Rs 3,000 cr howitzer deal

    New Delhi, Jul 28: The Defence Ministry is probing allegations of irregularity involving a top retired Army official in the Rs 3,000 crore deal to procure 145 ultra-light howitzers from the US under an inter-governmental agreement. The M-777 howitzers are being procured by the Army...
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    Al Qaeda leader’s poem in Calicut varsity(Kerala) syllabus

    A poem written by an al Qaeda leader -- while serving sentence at the famous Guantanamo Bay prison – has found its way to the syllabus for third semester degree students of Calicut University in one of the worst educational howlers in the country, triggering a storm of protests in Kerala...
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    Lost SC berth for opposing HC judgeship for CJI Kabir's sister: Guj CJ

    Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya has complained that Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir — who retires on July 18 — blocked his elevation to the Supreme Court earlier this year because, as a member of the collegium of the Calcutta High Court, he had opposed the...
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    Jogis under lens in Naxal massacre

    NEW DELHI: Theories suggesting a political conspiracy in the DarbhaGhati massacre, where Naxals killed 29 people from a Congress cavalcade have not yet been ruled out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is investigating the attack. The agency has even put a 'padayatra' that former...

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