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Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion

Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion

Sri Lanka’s Parliament was disrupted for the second day on Friday with MPs allied to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa throwing chilli powder at opposing MPs and hurling chairs at police officers even as the Assembly passed another no-confidence motion …

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Rafale is not government-to-government deal: Congress

Rafale is not government-to-government deal: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal. Keeping up the attack over the Rafale “scam”, Congress also said the French defence major was a “non-compliant” company and the …

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World leaders solemnly commemorate 100 years since WWI Armistice

World leaders solemnly commemorate 100 years since WWI Armistice

Dozens of leaders from around the globe on Sunday converged in Paris to attend a portentous ceremony commemorating 100 years since the armistice that put an end to the brutal conflict now known as World War I. Some 70 heads …

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Price of Rafale aircraft a national secret, says Rahul sarcastically

Price of Rafale aircraft a national secret, says Rahul sarcastically

Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at him, saying the price of the Rafale aircraft was a “national secret” as the government was not even willing to reveal it …

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RSS chief sets BJP’s electoral agenda

RSS chief sets BJP's electoral agenda

There was never any doubt about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) anti-minority electoral gambits but the agenda has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated by the party’s friend, philosopher and guide, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Delivering the organisation’s customary …

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Asia Bibi can leave Pakistan only after court decision: Official

Asia Bibi can leave Pakistan only after court decision Official

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi can leave the country only if the Supreme Court rejects an appeal challenging her acquittal in a blasphemy case, the government said on Thursday. Bibi, a mother of five, was released on Wednesday night from …

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Opposition slams Modi over note ban, goernment hails it (Roundup)

Opposition slams Modi over note ban, goernment hails it (Roundup)

The second anniversary of demonetisation on Thursday saw the Congress leading the opposition assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “wrecking” the economy with his “reckless” move even as the BJP defended it saying it sought to “formalise the economy”. …

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Protecting depositors, taxpayers is public interest: RBI

Protecting depositors, taxpayers is public interest RBI

Amid speculation that the government may have invoked a hitherto unused section to overrule the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the pretext of “public interest”, the central bank has shot back with its own definition of “public interest”. Reserve …

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Ireland eduation fair to open in Delhi on November 17

Ireland eduation fair to open in Delhi on November 17

The Ireland government will be organising a week-long education fair — Education in Ireland — across five Indian cities to familiarise aspirants here with higher education prospects in the European nation, an official said on Tuesday. The fair, an Irish …

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