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Throw out Nitish.. NDA partner dares Modi

The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on Saturday challenged its ally BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar-led JD-U ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RLSP state president Nagmani said here. Nagmani's statement comes at a time when seat-sharing talks between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) are reportedly on the final stage. "BJP should get rid of JD-U, which has a social support base of 1.5 per cent while RLSP has a social support base of 10 per cent," former Union Minister Nagmani told media.

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Another surgical strike soon? Time to act and give pain to Pakistan, roars Army Chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat has warned of a befitting reply to Pakistan for its barbaric activities in Jammu and Kashmir being put into action via terrorists. Army chief said “it is time” that a reply be given to Pakistan. However, he refused to divulge the details of the possible action saying it cannot be revealed in public. "We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying out. Yes, it's time to give it back to them in the same coin ... not resorting to similar kind of barbarism. But I think the other side must also feel the same pain," General Rawat said.

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Minor raped in UP, body dumped in school toilet

The semi-naked body of a six-year-old girl was found dumped in a school toilet in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, police said. Prima facie it appears to be rape, Gonda Superintendent of Police (SP) Lalla Singh told.

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Massive hunt for terrorists ends in South Kashmir

Massive cordon and search operations launched in about eight villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Pulwama districts ended peacefully barring clashes between locals and security forces in Shirmaal area of Shopian district. There was no report of any encounter with any armed militants in the areas that remained under cordon and search operations till late afternoon since early morning today.

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Rafale-Ambani deal signed under UPA.. BJP blasts Rahul

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his "thief" jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said "irresponsible, shameless and baseless" remarks were being made by a family which is out on bail in the National Herald case and is the source of all corruption in the country. Addressing the media, a livid Prasad rejected Gandhi's demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the issue, saying a JPC probe is not set up to "satisfy the ego of an ill informed and ignorant leader".

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Modi has been called 'chor' by Hollande, PM should reply: Rahul

Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said former French President Francois Hollande has called him a "thief" in the Rafale deal and sought a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the agreement to purchase 36 fighter jets from France. Addressing a press conference a day after Hollande had said that the French government had no role in making a private Indian firm get the offset contract, he questioned Modi's silence and asked him to come clean on whether Hollande was telling the truth or not.

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Modi tears into Cong, says now 100 paise reaching pepole not 15 paisa

Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said unlike earlier times, there is no corruption in his government and every rupee meant for development is reaching the desired end. He said that after coming to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government ended the system of giving benefit of social schemes selectively to those who voted for a particular party, or those close to some politicians. Speaking at a rally here, Modi said more roads were constructed in Chhattisgarh in the last four years than built since Independence.

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No Govt role in charge of Ambani for rafale: Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry on Saturday said the Indian government had no role in the selection of an Indian private firm as the offset partner of the French firm Dassault Aviation as it was a commercial decision of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) which was taken as early as 2012 when the UPA was in power. Reacting to the raging controversy over the deal, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said that unnecessary controversies were being sought to be created following media reports on a statement purportedly made by the former French President Francois Hollande, concerning the selection of Reliance Defence as the offset partner by Dassault.

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Why is PM silent on Hollande's Ambani revelation: Rajeev Shukla

In a scathing attack on Modi government, senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that the government is giving confusing clarifications on the Rafale deal. He added that government says HAL can’t manufacture Rafale but Ex HAL chairman said that the public sector unit was very much capable of manufacturing Rafale fighter jets. Shukla also questioned the silence of PM Narendra Modi on the issue even after former French President said that Anil Ambani’s company was forced upon them by the Government of India. " Rahul Gandhi has asked PM to clarify, but PM remains silent. Every statement made by the Government is being contradicted," added Shukla. He also said that Modi government is confused on Pakistan, saying "our Pakistan policy is a complete failure".

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Gandhi family is source of corruption, PM is symbol of honesty..Rahul is acting like Pak agent..BJP returns Cong's 'chor' fire

The BJP on Saturday condemned as "shameful and irresponsible" Congress chief Rahul Gandhi remarks against Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, saying no president of any party has ever used such language against a prime minister. Rahul had said that " former French President has called PM Modi a chor, PM should reply" Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Gandhi after the Congress president alleged that there was "clear-cut" corruption in the Rafale deal and asked the prime minister to clear his position on the issue. Reactly sharply to Rahul's allegations, Prasad said, " Gandhi family is source of corruption, while PM is a symbol of honesty."

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