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Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president

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New Delhi, December 11 : Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed to the position of Congress president, the party’s Central Election Authority announced after Monday’s deadline for withdrawal of nominations. Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing Gandhi’s name for the position. “Eighty-nine nomination papers proposing the name of Rahul Gandhi ...

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Three militants, woman killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounter

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Srinagar, December 11 : Three militants and a woman were killed during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir on Monday, police said here. Director General of Police SP Vaid said the slain militants were apparently Pakistanis. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the early hours at Unisoo village of Handwara following intelligence ...

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Sirsa dera chief’s counsel deposits Rs 30 lakh in Panchkula CBI court

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Panchkula, December 11 : The counsel of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh on Monday deposited two cheques for Rs 15 lakh each in the CBI court here. While pronouncing the sentence to the Dera chief in the rape case, the CBI judge had ordered that Rs 30 lakh be paid to the two sadhvis. Meanwhile, the trial against ...

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Senior Supreme Court lawyer quits practice citing ‘humiliation’

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New Delhi, December 11 : Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan has quit legal practice, citing “humiliation” at the hands of the top court in the Delhi government versus L-G case. Dhavan, who was not seen in the Supreme Court on Monday, has requested Chief Justice Dipak Misra to take back his designation as senior advocate. He, however, said he wouldn’t mind ...

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397 crorepati candidates in fray for Gujarat elections

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Ahmedabad, December 9 : As many as 397 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the Gujarat assembly elections, an analysis of their election affidavits done by two NGOs has found.Of the total 1,828 candidates trying their luck in the two-phased Assembly polls, 1,098 nominees have passed class 12 or below. Also, there are only 118 women candidates in the fray, ...

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