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Arun Jaitley cremated with state honours

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was cremated at Nigambodh Ghat here with full state honours on Sunday as scores of his admirers, BJP workers and top leaders from across the political spectrum paid their last respects. The skies opened up as Jaitley’s son Rohan lit the pyre amid chanting of vedic mantras. Hundreds of mourners, who converged at …

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Rajbhar-led outfit to decide on ties with SP on Aug 27

Ballia: The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), a former ally of the BJP, will decide on the tie-up with the Samajwadi Party (SP) for the upcoming bypolls in the state on August 27.   SBSP national general secretary Arvind Rajbhar here on Sunday said, “On August 27, party office-bearers and workers will hold a meeting in Lucknow, in which a decision …

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Jaitley had personal bond with J&K: MoS Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitely had a personal bond with Jammu and Kashmir as his wife belongs to the state and his wedding procession in 1982, which included many top leaders of the BJP,  was received by several Congress leaders from the bride’s side, Union Minister Jitendra Singh wrote in an emotional tribute to his senior party colleague. …

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Jaitley had love for high-end brands; paid for hotel stays

New Delhi: Long before he settled for a subdued and ‘political-friendly’ kurta-pyjama with a jacket — cottons in summer and pure pashmina during winters — the BJP’s one of the most urbane, suave face Arun Jaitley would wear nothing less than a “Bespoke shirt from London or John Lobb handcrafted shoes”. Described with an endless list of adjectives in his …

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Sardar Sarovar Dam water level rises

Indore: A village in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district has begun submerging as the level of the backwater of neighbouring Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar Dam started rising over the past fortnight due to heavy rains. On Sunday, the backwater level rose to 133 metres, 6.5 metres above the danger mark, leaving thousands of trees, large chunk of agricultural land and human settlements …

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PM calls for mass movement against plastic waste from Oct 2

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to observe the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year as a day to make India plastic-free and exhorted municipalities, NGOs and the corporate sector to come up with ways for safe disposal of accumulated plastic waste before Diwali. The call for a mass movement came days after Modi’s …

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Former Union minister and BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley no more

PTI New Delhi Arun Jaitley, who as finance minister ushered in India’s biggest tax reforms and was the chief trouble-shooter of the BJP and the Modi government, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday after battling multiple health issues for the last several months.  He was 66. In a brief statement, the hospital said …

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President, several leaders pay homage to Jaitley

PTI New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and several politicians cutting across party lines offered floral tributes to former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley at his residence in south Delhi on Saturday. Jaitley, 66, passed away at the AIIMS here after prolonged illness and is survived by his …

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Rahul-led opposition team sent back from Srinagar

IANS Srinagar An opposition party delegation, led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here. The delegation of 12 opposition leaders had left Delhi by 11.50 a.m. Air Vistara flight. It was not allowed to leave the airport, sources said. The delegation wanted to …

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J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah

IANS Hyderabad Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir’s integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370. He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Parliament abrogated Article 370 to make Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India. Shah was speaking at the passing out parade of 70th batch …

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