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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus...

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

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From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

In Melbourne, after South Africa lost by 130-runs to India, AB de Villiers sat in the...

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

16:41 From firstpost

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs 1 crore...

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

09:16 From firstpost

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's proposals on gold in his first full-year budget are...

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Block our accounts and die: Islamic State issues death threat against Twitter employees

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Block our accounts and die: Islamic State issues death threat against Twitter employees

Islamic State, clearly frustrated by Twitter constantly pulling down its accounts, has issued a death threat to Twitter's founder Jack Dorsey and other employees of the social media site.The threat, w...


Govt body fails to answer RTI query even after sending response over 40,000 pages long

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Govt body fails to answer RTI query even after sending response over 40,000 pages long

An RTI activist DK Joshi got a response to an RTI query he had posted to the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam two years after he had filed his query.If you thought that was ridiculous in itself, the response t...

China defends docking of its submarines at Colombo port

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China defends docking of its submarines at Colombo port

Beijing: China on Monday strongly defended the docking of its submarines at Colombo port as well as the high interests rates charged for its loans asserting that these were done at the instance of the...

National Archive slowly goes digital: Govt spends Rs 25 lakh to digitise 11 lakh documents

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National Archive slowly goes digital: Govt spends Rs 25 lakh to digitise 11 lakh documents

TheGovernment has digitised over 11 lakh ancient documents and manuscripts available with the National Archives of India (NAI) and ispreparing to digitise another 11 lakh historic records, the Lok Sab...

Sansaad Aadarsh Gram Yojana a big hit: 661 MPs have adopted villages, govt tells RS

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Sansaad Aadarsh Gram Yojana a big hit: 661 MPs have adopted villages, govt tells RS

As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year.Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are fro...

#RIPResearch: As Jaitley announces Rs 150 crore for research, scholars protest measly stipend

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#RIPResearch: As Jaitley announces Rs 150 crore for research, scholars protest measly stipend

On Friday 20 February, HRD minister Smriti Irani met a bunch of protesters on hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, promising them that their demands would be addressed. The protesters in questio...

At least 167 terrorists arrested in two months in Assam: Governor

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At least 167 terrorists arrested in two months in Assam: Governor

Guwahati: Security forces have arrested at least 167 terrorists and linkmen allegedly involved in the serial attacks on Adivasi people in many districts across Assam in the last two months."The i...