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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi strongly came down on the Modi government while speaking in Lok Sabha during the debate on ‘intolerance’. In his nearly 30-minute speech, Gandhi attacked the BJP-led NDA government on the issues of Dadri lynching, murders of the rationalist thinkers, General VK Singh’s controversial remarks on Dalit killings in Haryana and even police action against the Patidaar sub-community protestors in Gujarat.
The much awaitied counting of votes for the two phased local body polls in the six municipal corporations, 56 municipalities, 31 district and 230 taluka panchayats, which has been termed a litmus test for the Anandiben Patel led BJP government in Gujarat, will be done tomorrow during which as per the new rules the results of women candidates of the two urban bodies will be declared first.
Concluding a special discussion on the Constitution in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in a democratic country like India, 'Every person has made a positive contribution to the nation & that is how the nation was made'.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said that the higher education sector in the country was facing tremendous challenges and owing to lack of quality institutions many meritorious students were leaving the shores of the country to pursue higher education abroad.
Gujarat High court on Tuesday dropped three sections from complaint filed against Patidar Anamat Andonal Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel but refused to drop two other sections including the section pertaining to sedition.
Former India captain Anil Kumble has stepped down as the chief mentor of Mumbai Indians with immediate effect. Kumble, who has been associated with the Indian Premier League franchise since January 2013, has decided to pursue other opportunities in sports and cricket.
David Beckham is among 52 sports stars, who have paid tribute to the Paris terror victims in an emotional video.
The Commonwealth Games is in talks with the International Cricket Council about bringing the sport back into the four-yearly event, organisers told.
According to a video recently posted by YouTube channel, ArtAlienTV on 1st November, Joe White, an amateur astronomer, believes he has spotted a mouse on Mars.
The enthusiasm about Smart City Plans under preparation resulted in huge citizen participation with over 15 lakh citizens from urban areas contributing to the same with their views and suggestions using ‘MyGov.in’.
Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani's wife Kamla Advani was on Tuesday morning admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here because of health complications, hospital authorities said.
Bhuj: In yet another seizure of Pakistani fishing boats from bordering Kutch district in Gujarat two abandoned fishing boats of the neighouring country were found at Harami Nala in Sir Creek area of the district yesterday.
Tuberculosis (TB) is still the largest killing communicable disease in the India with two deaths taking place every three minutes from it, Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the largest pathological chains in the country Dr. Arvind Lal said here today.