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Chavan's decision to skip PM's function 'unfortunate': BJP

Mah CM seeks green signal for Lavasa
The BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday termed as 'unfortunate' chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur and said Congress should introspect why people are 'unhappy' with the state leadership.

Hemant Soren gets the Hooda treatment at Modi rally

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren  was booed by the crowd while sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ranchi on Thursday, just two days  after  his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda faced a similar humiliation. Should PM Modi ask BJP supporters to behave?

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Assam militants brand girl as informer, kill her

Assam violence
The militants believed her inputs helped a combined team of army, paramilitary and police personnel to kill five of its cadres near the village earlier in the day.

TMC leader calls for burning 'real' human effigies

Even as the controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape and kill remarks is yet to subside, a party legislator has now talked about burning 'real human effigies'.

Goa CM says sorry for 'Negro' remark in assembly

Manohar Parrikar
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for using the word "Negro" in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions from the members.

Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector

Arun Jaitley
Advocating for low taxation regime, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection.

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia: Muthalik

Pramod Muthalik
Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

Jharkhand can play a vital role in India's progress: PM

BJP leaders
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to India on Thursday, the 765 kv Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line (Powergrid) connecting the Eastern and Western parts of the country. He also inaugurated the transmission link online at Prabhat Tara.

Moderate intensity earthquake rocks parts of HP

A woman

A moderate intensity earthquake rocked Kangra, Mandi, Shimla and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday afternoon measuring 5.2 on the richter scale. It took place at 1.41 pm and lasted for a few seconds.

Maharashtra CM Chavan boycotts Modi event after Hemant gets Hooda treatment

Mah CM seeks green signal for Lavasa
Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan boycotted on Thursday a function attended by  PM Narendra Modi in Nagpur after two other CMs, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Hemant Soren, were booed by BJP workers. 

SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal

Supreme Court thumb

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi challenging the procedure followed in securing his resignation in the wake of BJP coming to power.

Vardhan says Chaturvedi not eligible for CVO's post

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed as the chief vigilance officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) because he was not eligible for the post.
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