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Anna to fast from tomorrow, threatens 'jail bharo' agitation

New Delhi, July 24: Reversing his earlier decision, Anna Hazare today said he will sit on an indefinite fast along with his team from tomorrow even as he issued an ultimatum to the government to concede to their demands in three-four days or face a fresh 'jail bharo' agitation.

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Fresh incidents of ethnic violence in Assam; ‘Rajdhani Express’ attacked

Kokrajhar (Assam), July 24: Fresh violence today rocked the trouble-torn Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts in Assam where the Rajdhani Express was attacked by some persons even as the entire train services to and from the Northeast was hit.

Unidentified persons pelted stones and attacked the...

Liberal `Hindutva' will be ideology of new party: Keshubhai

Vadodara, July 24: Dissident BJP leader Keshubhai Patel has said his soon-to-be launched political party will be wedded into broad concept of `Hindutva' and its goal will be to dislodge the "corrupt" Narendra Modi Government from power in Gujarat in the upcoming Assembly polls.

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Akhilesh renames UP districts named after dalits by Mayawati

Lucknow, July 24: The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to rename eight districts whose names were changed during former chief minister Mayawati's tenure. At a meeting chaired by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the state cabinet said Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar and Ramabai Nagar will revert to their original names, Amethi and Kanpur Dehat. The decision, the government...

Oil firms go for petrol price hike again

New Delhi, July 24: The state-owned oil companies on Monday announced another hike in petrol prices, by a minimum of 70 paise per litre, excluding state levies, citing surge in international oil prices and depreciation of the Indian rupee against the US dollar.

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US raises arms sales pitch to India to 'contain' China

New Delhi, July 24: After describing India as "a linchpin" in its new strategic policy to "re-balance" military forces towards Asia-Pacific, in what is seen by many to be an unfolding grand design to "contain" China, the US is now cranking up its arms sales pitch to New Delhi.

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Veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal dead

Kanpur, July 23: Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the first head of the women's wing of the Azad Hind Fauj, died around 11.20 a.m. Monday at a private hospital in Kanpur, her family said. She was 97.

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Will study Afzal Guru's mercy plea, says President Pranab

New Delhi, July 23: India's President elect Pranab Mukherjee has given his first interview to CNN-IBN after winning the President poll. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Pranab said he will study Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's clemency plea, but won't comment on it before that.

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Raisina Hill all set to welcome Pranab Mukherjee as 13th President

New Delhi, July 23: Rashtrapati Bhavan is getting ready for its new resident, Pranab Mukherjee, who will take oath as the 13th President of India at 11.30 am on Wednesday. This evening, Parliamentarians will gather in Central Hall to give a farewell to Pratibha Patil.

In the end, the suspense on...

President poll over, Congress looks to mollify sulking Pawar

New Delhi, July 23: The euphoria over Pranab Mukherjee's win may prove short-lived as ally NCP is flexing muscles over being ignored in decision-making in the ruling coalition. A shift of the popular eye from celebrations in the party to a sulking NCP chief Sharad Pawar in a day's time may not...