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US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman
India on Friday said the US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue.

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LoP needed for other key appointments too

Parliament House
The Supreme Court may have emphasised on the importance of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha for the appointment of Lokpal, but the role of LoP is equally crucial in appointments to several other statutory bodies.

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Calling off talks is a message to Pakistan, says Amit Shah

Amit Shah
By calling off the scheduled foreign secretary talks, the Modi government has sent out a message to Pakistan that bilateral dialogue cannot be held if it continues to engage separatists in Kashmir vis-a-vis India, BJP president Amit Shah said on Friday.

Rane calls BJP govt ‘two-faced’, Cong campaign in Maharashtra to start on Sept 1

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Industries minister Narayan Rane, while announcing the Congress’ assembly poll campaign plans on Friday, took on the BJP government and called it two-faced for having failed to deliver on its pre-poll promises.

Shot in the arm for Cong as JVM-P’s ex-MP joins it

Dr Ajay Kumar, a former IPS officer and JVM-P MP, joined the Congress on Friday in presence of state party chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, HRD minister Geetashree Oraon and party leaders.

Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls

A realty bill at last!

With assembly polls likely in a couple of months, the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to private-sector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in.

Two vaccines work better for polio eradication: Study

A volunteer administers polio drops to a child in Patiala
A study done in India by researchers of the WHO and published in international journal Science on Friday shows that polio vaccine would be most effective when both the oral and injectable doses are used simultaneously.

High-stakes Maharashtra polls could break expense records

BJP, Congress flags
According to political leaders and experts, more than Rs. 2,000 crore could be spent in the contest for 288 seats. This raises the question: Where is all the money coming from? The answer is not clear.

Uddhav trying hard to bring satraps on board

Uddhav Thackeray
To gain an upper hand over ally BJP in the upcoming assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is on a spree of inducting Congress and NCP defectors and leaders with considerable clout in areas where the Sena is not as prominent.

Teenage boy abused, assaulted in govt-run home

Crime
A 13-year-old boy was abused and assaulted in a government-run home in Bangalore for allegedly refusing to clean toilets, and police have launched a manhunt for three persons, including the head of the home, in connection with the incident.

Science is universal, tech must be local: Modi

Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon Indian Institutes of Technology to provide local technical solutions in order to reduce dependence on the West.

Govt junks Qureshi's claim of being asked to quit

BJP Rajnath Singh
The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.
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