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BJP, Congress engage in slugfest over Rushdie issue

NEW DELHI: A political slugfest broke out on Monday over the Salman Rushdie controversy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slapping charges of “match fixing” on the Congress, which hit back accusing the saffron party of playing a “dangerous” game on a sensitive issue.

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Encroachments galore on Metro stations

NEW DELHI: The world-class metro service of the national capital is now grappling with a new problem, encroachments as 46 illegal structures have been raised on its properties spread across 143 stations network.

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Farmers’ suicide taking place in WB: Governor

KOLKATA: Countering the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee's claim that there was no suicide by farmers in West Bengal, the Governor, Mr M K Narayanan today said such incidents were "unfortunately" taking place in the state.

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Crime funds trickling in casinos: Govt report

NEW DELHI: Indicating signs of possible funds related to crime and terror trickling into the Indian casino sector, a government report has said that more than 7,000 instances of suspicious transactions have been detected in the elite gaming business during the last financial year.

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Blast outside Manipur Speaker’s house; 1 killed

IMPHAL: At least one person was killed and three others injured in a powerful explosion Sunday evening outside the residence of the Speaker of the outgoing assembly and Congress party candidate in election-bound Manipur, an officer said. It was the third attack on candidates in the past two weeks.

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India has more to it than poverty, feels Oprah Winfrey

JAIPUR: The traffic manners may have left her aghast, but the world’s most celebrated talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was impressed by India’s “glorious” family tradition and would love to return to the country which had much more to it than filth and poverty.

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All eyes on Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: In the absence of a wave and no issue that could have an emotional sway on voters, the Muslim vote seems to be the one that could make or mar political fortunes in Uttar Pradesh.

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