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US President impeachment hearing: Trump prioritised Biden probe over Ukraine aid, say top aides

The top US diplomat in Ukraine, in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, on Wednesday linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically. William Taylor was one of two career diplomats who testified before the US House of […]

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at 2020 Republic Day celebrations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations next year. Modi, who is in Brazil for the 11th Brics Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India’s ties with the world’s five major economies, met Bolsonaro […]

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Maharashtra Governor acted fairly in recommending President’s Rule: Legal experts

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has not committed “any unconstitutional act” by recommending President’s rule in the state, legal experts said on Tuesday. President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday evening amid a political impasse, after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in a report to the Centre stated that formation of a stable government was […]

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Hindu Mahasabha seeks withdrawal of cases against karsewaks involved in Babri Masjid demolition

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on Tuesday demanded the withdrawal of all criminal cases lodged against ‘karsewaks’ for allegedly demolishing Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. The outfit raised the demand arguing that the Supreme Court too has ruled that a temple existed in place of the mosque. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Ex-Army captain accused of stealing books, falls to death in jail. Family alleges negligence

Days after a former Army captain, arrested on charges of stealing books, died allegedly after jumping off a building in Tihar Jail, his family claimed that there was negligence by prison authorities who denied the charge. Captain Mukesh Chopra, who was discharged from service in 1983, was arrested on November 2 after being accused of […]