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PM Modi poll speech “below the level of Sarpanch”: KCR

HYDERABAD In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao accused him of lying on central allocation to the state and said his campaign speech was “below the level of sarpanch”. Rao also said he does not have a desire to be the Prime Minister. Taking exception to Modi’s criticism against …

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EC examining report on Adityanath’s “Modiji ki sena” comment

NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday received a factual report on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s reported remarks referring to the Indian Army as ‘Modiji ki sena’ and has started examining it to ascertain whether it violated the model code of conduct. The district magistrate of Ghaziabad has furnished a report in this regard. “It is …

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Won’t resort to personal attacks against PM Modi, says Sharad Pawar citing ‘mother’s influence’

KOLHAPUR NCP chief Sharad Pawar Tuesday cited his mother’s influence and said he would not resort to attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally, despite the latter having done so. Launching the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance’s poll campaign in Maharashtra at a public rally in Wardha on Monday, Modi had made a stinging attack on Pawar claiming the NCP chief had withdrawn from the Lok Sabha polls as he had …

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Video | NC will fight for restoring pre-1953 Constitutional relationship with India: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR The National Conference will fight for the restoration of the pre-1953 Constitutional relationship between Jammu and Kashmir and India, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday. Speaking to the media at Pattan in Baramulla district, the National Conference leader said: “We will fight for the restoration of the pre-1953 Constitutional relationship between the state and India.” Abdullah was …

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Iran orders 70 villages evacuated in Khuzestan over flood danger

DUBAI/GENEVA Flood risks forced Iranian authorities to order the evacuation of over 70 villages in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan on Tuesday, the state news agency IRNA reported. State television said the armed forces, including the elite Revolutionary Guards corps, had stepped up relief efforts in flood-stricken areas, airing …

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Iran says US ‘economic TERRORISM’ impeding flood aid

LONDON Iran said on Monday that U.S. sanctions were impeding aid workers from sending helicopters to flood-hit regions of the country because of the poor state of the national helicopter fleet. The country has announced an emergency situation in southern provinces threatened by flooding and has evacuated dozens of villages …

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Iran braces as floods set to spread to oil-rich Khuzestan

TEHRAN Iranian emergency services were bracing for widespread flooding on Tuesday with mass evacuations planned as extensive rainfalls in regions neighbouring Khuzestan converge on the oil-rich southwestern province. “The water moving south from Ilam and Lorestan provinces will enter Khuzestan… many villages there will be submerged,” said Ali Asghar Peivandi, …

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Millions of pilgrims throng Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate martyrdom anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kadhim

BAGHDAD Several million Shiite Muslims have travelled to the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Baghdad in recent days to commemorate the revered Shiite figure’s death, an Iraqi official said Tuesday. “More than five million pilgrims” have flocked to the glittering shrine from other parts of Iraq as well as …

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