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Akali Dal 'shocked' by Kejriwal's 'anti-Sikh' stand
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal said on Friday that it was "shocked" by disclosures made by ousted AAP Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur regarding "anti-Sikh" remarks made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:42:05 PM

Asked to remove pagdi, BJP MP refuses US visa
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) BJP's member of parliament Virendra Singh 'Mast' on Friday turned down a visa by the US Embassy here after he was asked by embassy officials to remove his 'pagdi' or headgear for the visa documentation.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:42:04 PM

Stop behaving like Kejriwal, BJP advises Mamata
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Advising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benarjee to stop behaving like her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, who usually blames the central government for non-cooperation, the BJP said on Friday that she should rather focus on governance.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:40:04 PM

SC to hear plea against Justice Lodha Committee on MCI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 29 a plea contending that the top court appointed oversight committee headed by former Chief Justice R.M.Lodha was going beyond its mandate of monitoring the work of Medical Council of India (MCI).

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:36:05 PM

Mukherjee condoles death of Italy quake victims
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has written a letter to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, conveying his condolences on the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the massive earthquake that struck central Italy.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:36:04 PM

Scorpene leak: Parrikar shoots down concerns, journalist claims India downplaying (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India on Friday reiterated the leaked Scorpene documents will not hurt the country's strategic interests with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressing that it was not a "big concern" while the Australian journalist who broke the story claimed the Indian government was downplaying the incident.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:34:05 PM

Kejriwal, Mamata to lead delegations to Mother Teresa's Canonisation
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Besides an official Indian delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be leading separate delegations to the Vatican for the Canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa on September 4, officials said on Friday.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:32:04 PM

SC restrains Tamil Nadu Police from arresting expelled AIADMK MP
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu Police from arresting expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa on a complaint of alleged sexual harassment and ill-treatment by her former maid working at her home.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:28:04 PM

AAP sacks Punjab unit chief over alleged corruption
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) In the biggest internal setback for its Punjab unit just six months before the state assembly elections, the AAP removed its Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post on Friday following allegations of corruption.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:24:03 PM

Humid Friday in Delhi, rain likely on Saturday
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The national capital experienced a humid day on Friday with rain at some locations while the maximum temperature settled at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met office said. It forecast rain on Saturday.

Friday, August 26, 2016 9:22:04 PM

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