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Azharuddin Returns to Hyderabad, Stakes Claim to Cricket Club

Erstwhile Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday sought to return home filing his nomination for the post of president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, which fell vacant after incumbent Arshad Ayub had to quit following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee reforms. Azhar, who was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the ...

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IFC Report Not Optimistic on Arab World’s Microfinance Sector

In a new study, the World Bank’s investment arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the Arab World’s microfinance sector is facing serious challenges in view of the external risks, security concerns, and over-indebtedness. The study, conducted in conjunction with Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, said tackling those problems will be key to spurring the development of the industry. ...

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‘One Rank One Pension’ Protests Hit Streets as Finance Ministry Finds ‘No Funds’

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) implementation delay has led to protests by ex-servicemen on Sunday demanding implementation of the policy that was approved by the Congress government, assured by PM candidate Narendra Modi in 2013, but failed to figure in the Budget allocation this year. The sensitive implentation of OROP entails uniform pension benefits for those defence personnel who ...

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My reputation tarnished by low and dirty stories, says Sujatha Singh

Two days after she was abruptly relieved of her post, former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said Friday that her reputation has been tarnished by adverse stories coming out about her on social media and that “it was not necessary to get low and dirty”. Singh, who sought early retirement after the Narendra Modi government appointed S. Jaishankar to replace her ...

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Kiran-Modi Alliance: Real Politics Dominates BJP Agenda

The former key figure in the Anna-Hazare group, Kiran Bedi, who joined BJP appears to be a typical politician with her statement, “New, decisive leadership wiped out my aversion to politics.” Bedi, once who said, “One day NaMo will need to respond with clarity about riots massacre. Despite Courts clearing him so far,” has changed her statement on Sunday, saying, ...

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Peshawar attack: How Pakistanis and Indians Found on Same Note?

Twitter, Facebook and other social media is bridging the gap between Indians and Pakistanis and more so when disasters like Peshawar attack shook the mothers of Army Public School students. Indians have been constantly posting Twitter messages condemning the Peshawar attack and showing solidarity in the hour of grief and the gesture has been acknowledged by Pakistanis who are “overwhelmed” ...

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Jayalalithaa’s Conviction: 16 Die in Tamil Nadu

After a special court in Bangalore has sent AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha for four year imprisonment in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday, a minimum of 16 people has reportedly committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu on Monday. There have been wide protests in the State regarding the arrest of “Amma.” After the conviction ...

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj holds her first detailed discussions with her Chinese counterpart Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New Delhi

Opening remarks by Official Spokesperson on talks between Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers on June 08, 2014: External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj has just had her first detailed discussions with her Chinese counterpart Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Foreign Minister Wang Yi is here in New Delhi as the Special Envoy of the President of China. These talks come in ...

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Facebook Update: Polarising posts drive ‘unfriending’ on Facebook

Have you unfriended your best friend on Facebook because he/she posted frequent, uninteresting or contradictory comments about religion or politics? You are not alone. An interesting research reveals that the most common reason for unfriending someone is that the person posted polarising comments often about religion or politics – the other big reason for unfriending is frequent, uninteresting posts. One ...

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Gandhis are under siege, says Jaitley

  Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday attacked the Congress, saying the “Gandhis are under siege” and the party appears to be getting “more and more desperate”. Commenting on media reports that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wanted to contest against Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Jaitley in his blog Monday ...

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Narrow escape for Mayawati’s plane

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had a narrow escape late Sunday when the front wheel of her charter plane got stuck during landing, officials said Monday. The incident took place at Lucknow airport when the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo was on her way back from campaigning in Maharashtra. She was accompanied by her close aide S.C. Mishra. As the ...

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Balakrishna to contest for assembly from Hindupur on TDP ticket

Close on the heels of box office hit of his latest film “Legend”, popular Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna will not wait for long to cash in on the newly-found support base by deciding to contest the assembly election from Hindupur constituency in Seemandhra region on the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu gave the green signal ...

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British envoy undermines protocol, meets Modi on polls eve

British High Commissioner James Bevan’s meeting with Narendra Modi in Gujarat on Monday is a gross violation of India’s sovereignty and the electoral code of conduct, leaving aside the purpose behind it, which amounts to interference in our domestic politics. Smacking the days of British Raj when the country’s principalities were divided and conquered by the British to establish two ...

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India’s vote against Sri Lanka to cost it dearer in future

Indian diplomacy has shown twist in its policy when it voted against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, ignoring the future of its own destiny in the event of similar onslaught on its secessionist movements in the north-east and in Jammu and Kashmir. By toeing the line of the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, India ...

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Former BJP CM of Karnataka Yeddyurappa sent to jail

In a final twist to the ongoing saga over Bellary illegal mining row, former chief minister of Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa was also sent to jail on Saturday by a Lokayukta court, rejecting his bail plea. He will be held in Bangalore’s Parappana Agrahara jail until Oct. 22. Yeddyurappa, who was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the Saginaw Valley State University ...

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