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'I come from BJP ideology. I am not imported' :Kiren Rijiju

Discrimination against those from the North­east is a subject that’s close to minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju’s heart. The home ministry is recruiting around 160 police personnel from the Northeast for the Delhi police, the MP from Arunachal Pradesh tells Sonia Sarkar… 1,578 more words

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A leader's scrapbook

“You are a puritan: you neither drink nor womanise. Such men are dangerous.” Gales of laughter ensued when the late writer Khushwant Singh observed thus in his characteristic irreverent humour to Lal Krishna Advani. 2,020 more words

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Concrete Roads

A crack or pothole appearing on a bitumen road within months of its construction is no wonder in India. Poor quality is to blame in this case. 394 more words

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The Defusing of Operation Parakram (2001-2002)

Between February and March of 2002, many parts of the western Indian state of Gujarat were subjected to a series of communal riots between Hindus and Muslims. 5,295 more words

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New AIIMS lack basic equipment, staff: Report

In March this year, the union health ministry sent CK Mishra, one of its senior-most officers to inspect the medical facilities at AIIMS, Patna. His report was a devastating expose on the mess the institute was in. 155 more words

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The Hindu - Foreign Secretary talks: Najma Heptullah puts onus on Pakistan

Najma Heptullah said Prime Minister Modi was treading the same path as Vajpayee and wants to take along the neighbouring countries

Srinagar, 17 August 2014.  Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Sunday said Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan would be able to break the ice between the two nations only if the intention of the neighbouring country was good. 505 more words

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