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Bhagwant Mann suspended for Parliament videography! December 09, 2016 16:45

AAP member Bhagwant Mann was suspended from the Lok Sabha for the remainder of the Winter Session after he found guilty by a parliamentary panel of putting the security of Parliament House at risk. The motion was approved by the house put byKirit Somaiya who chaired the 9-member committee probing the videography issue. The motion reads that, “That the House having taken note of the report of the committee to inquire into the improper conduct of a member of the Lok Sabha accepts the findings and recommendations of the committee that Bhagwant Mann has committed a highly objectionable act which is unbecoming of a member of the House and that he may be suspended from the membership of the House for the remaining period of the current session.” Also Read: Demonetisation helps to bring back Indian family values - Vijnana Bharati Nandini

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Pakistan plane with 47 on board crashed! December 07, 2016 18:26

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane PK 116 reportedly crashed near the city of Abbottabad in the country’s north. According to initial reports, there were 47 people on board the ATR plane from Chitral to Islamabad. PIA spokesperson Daniyal Gilani earlier said to the media that, flight PK-661 had disappeared from air control radar while flying from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to Islamabad. PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani tweeted, "PIA's ATR-42 aircraft operating as PK-661, carrying around 40 persons lost its contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago." "All resources are being mobilized to locate the aircraft." Also Read: Flight, transporting Brazilian football team, crashed! Nandini

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President’s aircraft returned due to technical snag December 06, 2016 15:06

President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee’s aircraft going to Chennai to attend Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s last rites returned to Delhi due to technical snag. President will again embark on the journey. Within 30 minutes of take-off from the Palam Technical Area, the aircraft developed a technical problem and returned to base, sources said. Officials had said that, it will take 40 minutes to one hour for the President to be airborne again. Remembering the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the President called Jayalalithaa “one of India’s most charismatic and popular leaders” and a “visionary and able administrator”. “Her life was dedicated to the socio-economic transformation of Tamil Nadu and its people. In her passing away, the nation has lost an icon who was loved and admired by millions. Her contribution to the progress and development of Tamil Nadu will be long remembered,” he said. By Premji

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Jayalalithaa very critical, Apollo Hospitals December 05, 2016 14:59

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is very critical and is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and life support systems, according to Apollo Hospitals. The chief minister suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. A statement by Apollo Hospitals chief operating officer Subbiah Viswanathan, said that, "The chief minister is being treated and closely monitored by a team of experts." According to the Apollo Hospitals, they had been updating the Prime Minister's Office, Union health ministry and  Raj Bhawan about the health condition of the chief minister. AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi had said that, "There was an angio procedure this morning. Doctors say don't worry, Amma will be fine." "We are telling cadres don't worry. God is with Amma, she will come back. Definitely she will be okay." - Nandini

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TIME Person of the Year - Narendra Damodar Das Modi December 05, 2016 12:12

Time magazine has announced that, ” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year, beating out other world leaders, artists and politicians as the most influential figure in 2016 among people who voted. The magazine’s editors decide the final Person of the Year, but poll results provide a look at how the world sees these figures. ” PM Modi won with 18% of the vote when the poll closed Sunday at midnight. Time said that, “He placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, who all received 7% of the “yes” vote. Modi also placed far ahead of other prominent figures of this year, like Mark Zuckerberg (2%) and Hillary Clinton (4%).” By Premji

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Congress official Twitter account hacked! December 01, 2016 13:10

The Congress party’s official account @INCIndia was found to be hacked. Abusive tweets were posted on the Congress’s account, although those tweets were removed within 30 minutes. The party’s website inc.in has also been found to be hacked. The hacking incident took place hours after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account  hacked. “It’s a huge question mark on the digital security,” Gandhi said. Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala tweeted immediately afterward, that, “Such unscrupulous, unethical and roguish conduct of venal trolls to hack @OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture.” The official Congress Twitter account has 1.38 million followers. Also Read: Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital! Nandini

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Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital! November 29, 2016 17:38

The Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi after suffering a viral infection. She will also undergo some tests at Sir Gangaram hospital, officials said. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that, “The Congress president has been admitted to a hospital following viral fever. She will be discharged within two days. She will resume her Parliament duty soon. There is no cause for worry.” The Hindu reported, according to the sources, 69-year-old Ms. Gandhi was down with viral fever and doctors advised her to be under medical supervision. In August,Ms. Gandhi had to cut short her roadshow in Varanasi after she fell ill and had to be hospitalized. Nandini

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Pope Francis likely to visit India next year! November 24, 2016 18:09

A senior Catholic priest says, Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, is likely to visit India next year. According to Archbishop-designate Joseph Kalathiparambil, who recently returned from Vatican, said that, an indication was conveyed in this regard to him when he visited the Pope at his residence. Kalathiparambil said that, "What I understood is that the Pope wishes to visit India next year. An indication in this regard was given to me when I visited him at his residence at Santa Marta in Vatican." Kalathiparambil will take over as the Archbishop of Latin Archdiocese of Verapoly on December 18 in Kerala.   Also Read: Havard university to have specially designed courses targeting Indians Nandini

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Demonetisation: Book PM Modi for murder November 22, 2016 18:21

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam said the Prime Minister “should be booked for murder” for the deaths caused due to Modi's Demonetisation move. He blamed Narendra Modi for the deaths of over 70 persons linked to demonetisation. He said that, after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, there are millions of families were on the streets and they had no money to buy medicines, food or other articles of daily necessities. Nirupam said that, “These people have been standing in long queues for so many days, waiting to deposit and withdraw their own money which is now stuck in the banks. So far, more than 70 persons have died.” “One and only person is responsible for all these deaths Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I demand he should be held responsible and booked under Section 302 (of IPC) for murder,” he said. “The government should have made adequate preparations before the sudden demonetisation. Now that millions suffer, the RBI should immediately supply more currency for the public. The people have been put to great hardships due to sudden demonetisation,” he said. Also Read: Opposition blocks parliament in the issue of demonetisation Nandini

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri! November 19, 2016 16:33

Pakistani army violated Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district with mortars and small arms fire. A defence spokesman said that, "Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Nowshera sector from 1030 hours using 120 mm mortars and small arms fire. Our army is giving a befitting response to the Pakistani fire." There has been no loss of life, injury or damage to property reported, even as the exchange of firing continued, he said. Earlier, Pakistani army had targeted civilian villages and along LoC in the Pallanwala sector of the Jammu district. Nandini  

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Abandoned bag with pistol, ammunition found in JNU campus November 07, 2016 11:47

A bag with arms and ammunition was found abandoned in the JNU campus, which is infamous for anti-national movements, on Sunday night. The local police were informed and later a case of arms act was registered. On Sunday night, when the security guards were patrolling the area near the north gate of JNU campus they had found an abandoned bag. While checking the bag, they found that it contained one pistol and seven cartridges. The bag was found around 50 metres from the north gate of JNU campus. One 7.65 calibre country-made pistol along with seven catridges was found in the bag. More information is awaited. By Premji

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Human Rights Only For Terrorists not for Jawans November 02, 2016 14:59

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan took a jibe at the opposition parties, amidst the controversy over the "encounter" killing of eight alleged SIMI terrorists by Madhya Pradesh Police, saying that for them "human rights are only for terrorists," while "the lives of soldiers don't matter." "For Afzal, Yakub, Ishrat, Burhan, Batla (House encounter) they'll cry foul and chatter. Human Rights are for terrorists only, lives of soldiers don't matter," Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology, tweeted. It has become an usual thing that whenever a terrorist is killed, the communists, Congress and the Aam Admi party comes together to raise question about the killing, But, they are conspiciously silent about the sacrifice of the soldiers of the forces. These political parties are seen like vultures who are aiming at the vote bank politics and are not bothered about the danger the country is facing. They comes out in pilgrimage and visit the killed terrorists familly and announce crores of rupees as compensation but are reluctant to condemn the killing of the soldiers in the line of duty. By Premji

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