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PM Narendra Modi to launch 3 major insurance, pension schemes today

New Delhi: After Jan Dhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three mega social security initiatives -- one pension and two insurance schemes on Saturday.

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Shun violence, PM Narendra Modi urges Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada

Raipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saturday, visiting Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there. Here are the Live updates:

On PM Modi's visit, BJP leader Sambit Patra says: "It is a historic day. A PM has gone to a Naxal-affected area like Dantewada and given a message of peace".

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Pakistani Taliban claim downing helicopter, say PM Nawaz Sharif was target

Gilgit: The Pakistani Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for downing a military helicopter, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, and said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was their target. "The helicopter was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, killing pilots and many foreign ambassadors," an Urdu-language statement e-mailed by their main spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said.

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Lord Ram's birthplace Ayodhya is in Pakistan?

Hyderabad: Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindu warrior-god Ram, is in Pakistan, claims a book by a top Muslim leader. Ayodhya in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh is not the original city by the same name as it was inhabited by human beings only in 7th century BC while Rama is believed to have been born 18 million years ago, says "Facts of Ayodhya Episode" authored by Abdul Rahim Quraishi, assistant general secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

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Jitan Ram Manjhi floats new party in Bihar

Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday formally launched a new party, Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM), which will contest all the 243 seats in the coming assembly polls.

HAM leader Shakuni Choudhary has been named its state president.

"The new party was to be announced on May 10. But I have decided to formally launch it now as I will be out of Patna for the next two days," Manjhi told the media here.

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          RAJNI SHARMA                                                                                               Second phase of Parliamentary elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir ended. All the sections of the society have expressed satisfaction over the culmination of peaceful second phase of polling in the state. In the second phase of...

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