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R-Day march was to defy anti-India elements: Gadkari

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party chief, Mr Nitin Gadkari Wednesday denied that his party was trying to derive political mileage from the flag-hoisting march to Srinagar as it was a rally to “defy anti-India elements in Kashmir”.

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Govt officer burnt alive by petrol mafia in M’rashtra

NASHIK/MUMBAI: In a brazen act, an Additional District Collector was Tuesday burnt alive in broad daylight at a roadside eatout at Manmad in Maharashtra’s Nashik district by the local mafia during raids to uncover illegal hoarding of kerosene and petrol.

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Youth attacks Aarushi’s father outside court

GHAZIABAD: Dentist Dr Rajesh Talwar, father of slain teenager Aarushi, was Tuesday attacked and injured outside a court here by the same man who had stabbed former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, a convict in the Ruchika molestation case.

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Navy helicopter crew to get gallantry award

NEW DELHI: Two navy helicopter crew members were on Tuesday named to receive Naosena Medal for gallantry for carrying out a daring rescue of sailors of a naval submarine who were washed overboard in a freak mishap 100 km off Mumbai in August last year.

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Kalmadi sacked as CWG OC chairman

NEW DELHI: Embattled Mr Suresh Kalmadi was Monday sacked as the chairman of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee to enable an “unhindered” probe into alleged corruption, bringing an unceremonious end to his tenure which was plagued by scandals and controversies.

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Radia tapes: SC notice to Centre on full disclosure

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre’s stand on a plea for complete disclosure of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s telephonic conversations with various public figures, including ministers and corporate czars, recorded by the government in 2008-09.

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Doyen of Hindustani classical music no more

PUNE: Legendary Hindustani vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, whose powerful and penetrating voice transcended the mundane and transported his audience into the sublime, died in a city hospital here Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

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