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Gondwana University textbook declares Pranab Mukherjee as 14th President of India

Gadchiroli, July 18: Though the Presidential polls are yet to held, Gondwana University has already described UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee as "the 14th President of the country" in a just-published textbook.

The book, 'Democracy in India', has been prescribed for first year students of BA...

26/11: Pak court terms judicial panel report illegal

Islamabad, July 18: In a setback to the prosecution of seven suspects charged with involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a Pakistani court on Tuesday ruled that all findings of a judicial commission that visited India were illegal and could not be made part of the evidence against the accused.

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Trinamool to vote for Pranab Mukherjee

Kolkata, July 17: The Trinamool Congress will vote for UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the July 19 presidential poll, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday.

"We have decided to support Pranab Mukherjee for the presidential poll keeping in mind the...

Guwahati molestation: Editor-in-Chief of TV channel resigns

Guwahati, July 17: The editor-in-chief of the local television news channel, which had videographed the molestation of a girl outside a pub here, on Wednesday resigned after expressing doubts over impartial enquiry into the allegations that a journalist had instigated the incident.

Addressing a press...

India plans action over fisherman killing by US warship

New Delhi, July 17: India Tuesday said it will initiate appropriate action in the killing of its fisherman by personnel on board a US naval vessel off Dubai Monday evening even as Washington conveyed its condolences over the death and ordered a probe.

India is ascertaining facts into the...

Anger in India after floods leave 109 dead, 400,000 homeless

Pazarbhanga, July 17: India: India’s annual monsoon has claimed 109 lives since rains started in June and left at least 400,000 people homeless in the northeastern state of Assam, in a tragedy experts say was made worse by corruption and poor management of the Brahmaputra River.

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Gogoi: yes, there were lapses on our part, but what about scribe’s responsibility?

Guwahati, July 17: Even as the July 9 molestation of a girl in the city by a gang rocked the Assam Assembly on Monday, outside the House, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the Government had asked the CID to probe the allegation that a television journalist instigated the incident.

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Saviour or Sonia's poodle, asks UK paper about PM Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 17: Hailed abroad not too long ago as statesman and economic guru, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is at the receiving end of increasing harsh comment with British daily, The Independent, critiquing his tenure under a disparaging headline "Manmohan Singh - India's saviour or Sonia's poodle?"

The report, although...

Estranged Raj Thackeray rushes to ailing Uddhav

Mumbai, July 17: When one cousin's heart became cause for concern, the other cousin's heart melted. On Monday, when Uddhav Thackeray, executive president of the Shiv Sena, was hospitalized on account of a suspected heart ailment, his estranged cousin Raj Thackeray cut short his two-day party conclave in Alibaug to be at...

Back off, angry govt tells Obama

New Delhi, July 17: A day after US President Barack Obama's call for lifting of foreign investment curbs by India, the government on Monday shot back asking Washington not to meddle with the country's internal affairs and suggested that the world's largest economy should lead the fight against protectionism. The statement came amid protests...