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NARENDRA MODI APPEALS TO SPORTS STARS TO TURN OUT HIGH VOTE

NARENDRA MODI APPEALS TO SPORTS STARS TO TURN OUT HIGH VOTE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged members from different categories and fields to encourage people to come out and vote during the Lok Sabha Elections which are scheduled to begin in under a month. He called upon cricketers MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag; shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth; wrestlers Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Bajrang Punia, Geeta Phogat, Vinesh Phogat, Babita Phogat, Ritu Phogat and athlete Neeraj Chopra to encourage youth to vote in the elections. In a series of tweets, Modi wrote, “Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45, You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming…
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NERALY 40 CRPF PERSONNEL KILLED IN KASHMIR

NERALY 40 CRPF PERSONNEL KILLED IN KASHMIR

Nearly 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today, in what is the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state. Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives. The injured have been moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar, 20 km from the attack site.  Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. Home Ministry sources said that terrorists triggered the car bomb while 78 vehicles with over 2,500 CRPF men were on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The stretch on which the incident occurred had been sanitized earlier in the morning,…
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PM MODI ON CRPF ATTACK, TERRORISTS HAVE TO PAY HEAVY PRICE

PM MODI ON CRPF ATTACK, TERRORISTS HAVE TO PAY HEAVY PRICE

The Prime Minister headed a meeting with members of the Cabinet Committee on Security earlier in the day, which took stock of the situation in the Jammu and Kashmir after the terror attack, and decided to take diplomatic action to isolate Pakistan on an international level. A day after at least 38 CRPF jawans were killed in the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said those who committed the heinous act will pay “a heavy price”. The Prime Minister headed a meeting with members of the Cabinet Committee on Security earlier in the day, which took stock of the situation in the Jammu and Kashmir after the terror attack, and decided to take diplomatic action to isolate Pakistan on an international level. “Those who did the heinous act…
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PRIYANKA GANDHI, FIRST WEEK WITH MANY HEADLINES AND FAN FOLLOWING

PRIYANKA GANDHI, FIRST WEEK WITH MANY HEADLINES AND FAN FOLLOWING

From her Twitter debut to maiden roadshow in Lucknow to a marathon 16-hour meeting with party leaders, Priyanka has made sure to break into headlines-without speaking much. In her first week as the AICC general secretary of Uttar Pradesh, East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kickstarted her four-day UP tour Monday with a 25-kilometre roadshow in capital Lucknow, sat down with senior party leaders to chalk out a plan for the 2019 general elections, and took breaks from business to ensure she was by the side of her husband, Robert Vadra, in Jaipur when he was grilled by the ED in a money-laundering probe. Priyanka has surely broken into headlines without speaking much. Priyanka Gandhi has been given charge of 41 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh East region. On Tuesday, after making her…
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SHEILA DIKSHIT IS UPSET WITH THE FALSE PROMISES OF AAM ADMI PARTY

SHEILA DIKSHIT IS UPSET WITH THE FALSE PROMISES OF AAM ADMI PARTY

Upping the ante against the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Monday accused the ruling dispensation of employing the same "cunning" strategy which it did four years back during the Assembly polls by claiming electricity rates have been reduced to half. The former Delhi Chief Minister accused the AAP government of making "false" promises ahead of the elections and said contrary to the government''s claims, the power rates have become costlier than before. "AAP had employed the same cunning strategy before the Delhi Assembly elections four years ago, that electricity will be provided to the consumers at half the rate but reneged on its promise after coming to power in Delhi," Ms Dikshit said. "After completing four years in…
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PM MODI INAUGRATES WAR MEMORIAL NEAR INDIA GATE

PM MODI INAUGRATES WAR MEMORIAL NEAR INDIA GATE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated a new National War Memorial, situated in the India Gate complex in New Delhi, to the nation. He lit the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone obelisk to pay homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty. "Our armed forces are among the strongest in the world. They have always risen to every challenge in front of the nation and responded with their full strength," PM Modi said, honouring the soldiers who have given up their lives to defend the country and also launching a piercing political attack on the Congress at the event. The National War Memorial complex, spread across 40 acres, includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame, and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought…
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SAIF ALI KHAN SAYS NOT VOTING SHOULDN’T BE AN OPTION

SAIF ALI KHAN SAYS NOT VOTING SHOULDN’T BE AN OPTION

Actor Saif Ali Khan has urged people of the country to vote and said that not voting should not be an option as people of the country can make a positive change by exercising their right of voting. Asked if he thinks elections unite the country, at a panel discussion here on Tuesday during the launch of the #UnitedByVote Campaign, Saif said: "Yes… the act of voting in the largest democracy in the world is obviously a very unifying thing. Voting is the most important thing that you can do as a citizen of this country. "Young people notoriously do not vote and I think that is the reason we have been brought here today is to speak at this forum to try and influence and point out the importance…
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VOTING IN VARANASI, POLITICS IN THE LAND OF LORD SHIVA

VOTING IN VARANASI, POLITICS IN THE LAND OF LORD SHIVA

A popular myth in Varanasi goes that when Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati, he asked her where would she want to build their home on earth. Mesmerised by the flow of the holy Ganges and the purity of the land that surrounded it, Goddess Parvati is believed to have chosen Varanasi, as the place she wanted to dwell in with her husband. Later, Shiva became so attached to the soil of Varanasi, that he brought to the place all other deities of the Hindu pantheon and settled them there. In the larger worldview of Hinduism, Varanasi is its spiritual centre. “There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as the city of Banaras,” writes scholar of religious studies Diana L.…
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