New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) It was a foggy Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 11 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, the weather office said. "The sky would remain partly cloudy throughout the day," an official of the India Meteorological Department said. Maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
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- ‘Our session about serves with Greg and Marcos meant a lot,’ …
DURING THE Punjab Marshalls’ practice session at CLTA Courts on Thursday, team legend and captain Greg Rusedski along with Marcos Baghdatis was seen giving tips to Indian player Saketh Myneni. The British and Cypriot player were watching Myneni closely and also kept telling him about serves. Perhaps it was those tips which worked for Myneni as he partnered with Baghdatis earlier this week to win the doubles match in the tie against Mumbai Tennis Masters.
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According to recent intelligence reports, there are 15 Indians who are still part of ISIS, but killings of six fellow Indians and ill treatment meted out to them by the ISIS top brass - mainly comprising Arabs - has left them dejected.
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- Gujarat Panchayat polls: Women candidates step out to campaign, …
On a hot Wednesday morning, a day after unseasonal heavy rain in various parts of Vadodara, Nipa Patel, BJP candidate for a Dashrath district panchayat seat, makes her way through the muck and dung on the concrete path of Sukhlipura, a Kshatriya-dominated village. There are 10 villages under Dashrath district panchayat. A first-time candidate, 33-year-old Nipa’s campaign is led by her brother-in-law, Kalpesh Patel, former sarpanch of Dashrath village.
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- Intolerance a political issue, says Gujarat Lokayukta
It’s a political one,” said Gujarat Lokayukta Justice (retired) D P Buch on Thursday on the sidelines of a lecture organised by United World School of Law at Uvarsad village in Gandhinagar. The lecture was organised by the institute on the “Importance of Rule of Law in Civilised Society” to celebrate the Constitution Day. Incidentally, United World School of Law is headed by former trial judge of 2002 Naroda Patiya Massacre Case, Jyotsana Yagnik.
- Winter session begins: Rajnath swipe at Aamir and ‘secular’; …
The winter session of Parliament got off to a rocky start Thursday when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, initiating a discussion in Lok Sabha on the commitment to India’s Constitution as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar, antagonised the Opposition by saying secularism is now the most “misused” word. With the government under attack for not doing enough to check rising acts of intolerance, Singh said “we are facing problems in ensuring social harmony because of the misuse of these expressions”. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who spoke after the Home Minister, mounted a counter-offensive while highlighting the role of Ambedkar and the Congress in drafting the Constitution.
- Our Constitution ensures benefits of democracy reach the last …
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday said that the Indian Constitution which has empowered all citizens and ensured their rights is one of the best in the world. Taking a pledge to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Din’, he said, “My government has and will always be governed by the Constitution whose chief architect was Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.” Ambedkar strived for the socio-economic upliftment of the oppressed and suppressed sections of the society and the Constitution laid the very foundation of social justice and equality, he added.
- How each uses party prism to look at Babasaheb
Six decades after the death of B R Ambedkar, the “architect of India’s Constitution” was at the centre of a Lok Sabha debate Thursday which saw every major political party trying to appropriate his legacy and invoke his name to strike at each other. On the first morning of the two-day debate on the commitment to India’s Constitution on the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, the government launched an offensive against the Opposition, mainly the Congress, over the inclusion of the words secular and socialist in the Preamble saying Ambedkar didn’t want them there but Indira Gandhi had her way. “The words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ were incorporated in the Preamble through the 42nd amendment of the Constitution.
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