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After 22 Die In Mumbai Stampede, Rail Minister’s 1-Week Deadline For Officials


MUMBAI: Friday’s deadly stampede that killed 22 people in Mumbai, many found pressing against the railings, has spurred the government into action. Hours later, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal ordered officials to cut the red tape and start working on shorter deadlines. The minister also told them to identify critical locations prone to similar tragedies. This also means that the safety ...

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Where Is Modi, The Economic Modernizer?

So what, precisely, has been Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to the fact that his mismanagement of the economy has caused growth to slow to alarming proportions? He’s announced a push towards rural electrification, as well as a new economic policy council. What does this reaction say about his politics going forward? Remember, India has just endured six quarters of ...

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Eman Ahmed, Once World’s Heaviest Woman, Dies In Abu Dhabi


NEW DELHI: Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who came to India for weight-loss surgery and then flew to Abu Dhabi amid controversy, has died at 36. Eman Ahmed had been in Abu Dhabi since May. Reports in the UAE media had claimed that she was seen “dancing in her bed” last month. Ms Ahmed weighed around 500 kilograms when ...

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Arvind Kejriwal, Kamal Haasan Meet For Lunch. Main Course Is Politics


CHENNAI: Arvind Kejriwal became the brand new addition to Kamal Haasan’s “political tourism” sked as he flew down to Chennai today for lunch with the actor. The Delhi Chief Minister was received by Kamal Haasan’s youngest daughter Akshara at the airport. Kamal Haasan, who confirmed recently that he is considering a political career, met Mr Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi ...

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Sonia Gandhi Writes To PM Modi Pledging Congress Support On This Proposal


NEW DELHI: Opposition leader Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to push through legislation which reserves a third of seats in Parliament and state legislatures. The Women’s Reservation Bill was cleared by the Rajya Sabha or Upper House in 2010 when Mrs Gandhi’s party, the Congress, led a national coalition. “Since then it has languished ...

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248 Dead In Powerful Mexico Earthquake, 21 Children Crushed Under School


MEXICO CITY:At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country’s deadliest ever. One of the most gut-wrenching scenes was at the Enrique ...

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