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Monthly Archives: March 2016


Four states, Puducherry go to polls from 4 April

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday set the dates for assembly elections in four states and the Union territory of Puducherry that will test the popularity of their incumbent governments and the ability of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to expand

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Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma passes away

According to reports, Sangma died of a heart attack at his Delhi residence. Sangma, who unsuccessfully contested the presidential election as an opposition candidate against Pranab Mukherjee, was 68 years old. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other members of the House today condoled the


Katheria did not speak anything objectionable: Rajnath

Rejecting Opposition demand for sacking of Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria and slapping of sedition charge against him for an alleged hate speech in Agra, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said he did not say anything “objectionable” and media reports on the event appeared to


Google is donating $1 million to UNICEF to fight Zika

The tech giant has provided a $1 million grant to the United Nations’ program, to help raise global awareness, while supporting vaccine development and prevention efforts against Zika’s transmission, Google announced Thursday. Google is also sending top engineers, data scientists and designers to work with


Urmila Matondkar ties the knot

It hasn’t been long since Preity Zinta secretly tied the knot in Los Angeles, another Bollywood actress, Urmila Matondkar, has got hitched too. ‘Rangeela’ girl of Bollywood, Urmila got married to Mir Mohsin Akhtar, who is a businessman and a model by profession. We wish