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BJP chief Amit Shah chose to visit Gorta to reopen 1948 wounds, say critics

Amit Shah
This village of around 2,000 voters on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border is apparently unremarkable, but BJP president Amit Shah chose this as his destination when he came calling on September 17.

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RSS rewrites history: Dalits 'created' by Muslim invaders

Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) taking out a march in Kurukshetra
Emboldened by the BJP’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS has intensified its efforts to find and validate a common Hindu thread to unify all groups under one Hindu identity.

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‘No plan at all’ to ask for PM-Sharif meet in New York

Modi, Nawaz Sharif
The possibility of India and Pakistan resuming talks with a high-level political meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York looks very slim with New Delhi unwilling to make ‘the first move’ as insisted by Islamabad.

Declaring inviolate area for mining stalled

The promise of the Narendra Modi government to declare minimalist inviolate (no-mining) green areas to protect pristine forests will not happen soon. The government is struggling to get information on forest areas that are rich water source for rivers and water-bodies.

Cong-NCP talks on hold, wait for saffron combine’s decision

Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel
The seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP camps are not going well either. The Congress on Sunday ignored the 24-hour ultimatum issued by its ally through senior leader Praful Patel to better its offer of 124 seats.

Azamgarh ‘poll birds’ set to flock Maharashtra

Abu Azmi, File
In a show of strength, several locals and NRIs hailing from Azamgarh, would soon leave for Maharashtra to campaign for Samajwadi Party’s state president Abu Asim Azmi, who hails from Azamgarh.

Soon, babus may also work from home

govt babu
They are already spending longer hours at office but now government officials may soon end up working out of office too. The Narendra Modi government this week lifted a decade-old restriction on the purchase of laptops, notepads and tablets iPads for central government officials.

Dalit woman raped by doctor, compounder in Aligarh

A 22-year-old dalit woman was gang raped by a doctor and compounder when she had gone for treatment to a private nursing home on IIT road in Aligarh on Saturday night.

Situation along LAC tense but under control

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced

The situation along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remained tense but under control, a government official said on Sunday.

Centre scales down NDMA members’ authority

Relief and rescue work being carried ut by NDMA personnel outside the UT
The Modi government’s decision to scale down the status of NDMA members this week was aimed at discouraging influential retired civil servants from pulling strings to get a status upgrade at the cost of the country’s disaster preparedness.

Only AIR, DD to air breaking news, I&B ministry tells netas

The information and broadcasting ministry has written to all the Union ministries and departments to give all breaking news, relating to government decisions and policy initiatives, only to AIR and Doordarshan before private TV channels and news agencies.

Jaitley to attend investors meet in London

Why did EC allow Rahul's roadshow and deny Modi, asks Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will be the first minister of the Narendra Modi -led BJP government to visit London when he comes here for an investors meet in October, official sources told HT.

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