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Ruckus in Parliament over UPSC issue

Telecom and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the government is serious about the issue

India summons Pak diplomat over 26/11 trial

Lodges protest against repeated adjournments in the case

Oppn leaders express solidarity with agitating UPSC aspirants

The students argue that the questions asked in language comprehension skills are asked in English and no Hindi translations are provided

India asks China to cease activities in PoK: Jaitley

He said issues are discussed by the government in regular meetings with Chinese counterparts

Modi to address Nepal parliament on his maiden Nepal trip

A special prayer will be performed at the Pashupatinath during Modi's hour-long visit

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Europe's debt wish
Kenneth Rogoff

Structural reforms and fiscal austerity fall far short of being a complete solution to Europe's debt problems

The US biologist who changed India
Devangshu Datta

The Green Revolution owes a debt to Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary falls this year

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Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

No spectrum solution

New guidelines will not permit real spectrum sharing

No patchwork reform

Labour law overhaul must happen at the Centre

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@SinghRPN
What a win #Team India, the new 'Lords' of Test cricket with a young, passionate side. GenNext of Test cricket is here
@milinddeora
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@digvijaya_28
Saw Barkha interviewing Maj DP Singh the Blade Runner. Why Defence Ministry and other Govt Departments of State and GOI be more sensitive?
@thekiranbedi
(No!Its a selfless-re-living) @AnupamPkher: "Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love"
@ajaymaken
.@BDUTT @MirzaSania Unfortunate-Sports icon who gave so much of joy,happiness&pride to millions of Sports lovers in India,is hurt like this
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Picture of the day I'll say RT "@FirstpostSports: Meanwhile... football is gaining ground in India. http://t.co/nM4ChFpPh1"
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My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
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@Swamy39
@joganram : First you tell why you oppose SL
@narendramodi
I also suggested to Dr. Jim Yong Kim that the cleaning of the Ganga would be a very inspiring project for the @WorldBank.
@abdullah_omar
I'd like to see how the BJP/SS would have reacted if a Muslim MP had forced a non-Muslim Vegetarian to eat meat. Shame on them.
@varungandhi80
Regarding the J.J. Act: if you are old enough to rape, then you are old enough to be tried as an adult in a court of law.
@ArvindKejriwal
RT @waglenikhil: The truth is,@narendramodi manipulated media thro' crony capitalists before LS election n is continuing to do so post elec…
@PMOIndia
TDP MPs and a delegation met the PM today http://t.co/nKIM1FSJ7t
@rajeev_mp
7/7 I believe #Budget2014 is a strong first step but a difficult one to slowly re architecting & reviving our economy #TransformIndia
@quizderek
Here is the full transcript to my speech on behalf of Trinamool Congress in RS on the Railway Budget http://t.co/QnlYTlJhPE Feedback welcome
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Govt to hike direct tax collection: .@arunjaitley http://t.co/5vcgc3sdbu
@SushmaSwaraj
Indians in Iraq - Call attention motion in Lok Sabha on 24 July 2014 http://t.co/IL98YmGdmW
@arunjaitley
Birth Anniversary of Chandra Shekhar Azad. http://t.co/H7g6lQ1bIu
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
@drrajumd Pl provide details.
@nitin_gadkari
Had a meeting with Kerala CM, conveyed him that the NDA Govt. will support all the states in their development agenda http://t.co/RO8Zaabb7A
@DVSBJP
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@AnanthKumar_BJP
At a function for MP's from Karnataka @ the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi... http://t.co/bDBtBvdDd2
@smritiirani
RT @Drvineetgarg65: @smritiirani Thanx @HRDMinistry for sending HONORARIUM of my daughter for 12thCBSE which @KapilSibal held on since 2011…
@drharshvardhan
Sad-Death count in West Bengal from encephalitis reportedly crossed 100 today. Wrote to CM Mamata Banerjee today.Offered all possible help.
@Gen_VKSingh
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@Rao_InderjitS
RT @AnupamPkher: My salute to Kargil Martyrs and big warm respectful hug to their families. Their courage is our security. We will always b…
@nsitharaman
Grateful to Shri@arunjaitley for giving me,his junior, an opportunity to speak on Budget '14 in Rajya Sabha. A magnanimous gesture. Honored.
@RSSorg
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Pranab Mukherjee
 
Picture of the day:  President Pranab Mukherjee speaks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Rajnath Singh clap during the inauguration of the newly created museum at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday

 

Budget failed to pursue reforms aggressively: Opposition

They also faulted the govt for not going in for big bang measures in the first budget of the NDA govt to address the stagflation

Not enough funding for basic science in India: Kalam

He called for 'big' investment to promote researches in higher education

Remarks on Sania not BJP's position: Javadekar

He added she has an international standing on her own so, we have no objection

Stop buying Israeli military equipment: CPI-M

The CPI-M said the refusal to discuss the issue "was actually a cover to conceal its (BJP's) real political and ideological affinity with the ...

India, Pak foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad

Both secretaries have agreed to take bilateral process forward as directed by the two Prime Ministers

Swaraj to visit Nepal this week

Swaraj is expected to meet a cross-section of the political leadership in Nepal

No proposal to close budget session: Naidu

He said there was a misconception that the govt did not have enough business

Residences for poor: TN seeks Center's funds

R Vaithilingam said the state govt had requested the Centre for funds during the 16th Finance Committee meeting held in Chennai

International

 
Picture of the day :  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most revered and influential Shiite cleric, in the southern city of Najaf, Iraq, on Thursday