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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sadhvi Prachi kicked up another controversy by calling for a boycott of films starring Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan and asking right-wing Hindu outfits to tear posters of their films and make a bonfire of them.

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Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday demanded from the National Democratic Alliance government the return of the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, a day after assuming power in alliance with BJP.

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New Delhi: The huge cut of 16 per cent in the education sector for 2015-16 has been attributed to the higher tax devolution to the states as has been recommended by the Finance Commission. The Union Budget presented for 2015-16 has proposed Rs 69,074 crore as against Rs 82,771 allocated in the previous fiscal.

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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday fixed June 5 for hearing a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar in 2006. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who was scheduled to record evidence in the case on Monday, fixed it for June 5 and 6 for further proceedings as Sharmila did not appear before the court.

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New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has approved 'in principle' a proposal for raising four battalions of Composite Eco Task Force named as Ganga Task Force, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

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New Delhi: A bill to replace an ordinance brought to overcome the uncertainty in the coal sector after the Supreme Court cancelled the allocation of coal blocks was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition from the BJD.

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New Delhi: State-run carrier Air India on Monday said that it has taken the delivery of its 19th Dreamliner aircraft and plans to induct one more this month. The aircraft, which was delivered to the carrier last week, would cater to the Delhi-Cochin-Dubai route of Air India, a release said.

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New Delhi: To expedite electrification of railway lines, the government Monday said it has put in place better project monitoring mechanism besides giving more powers to field units for award of contracts, among other measures.

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New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President.

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