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Come and collect your Re 1 fee tomorrow: Sushma Swaraj to Harish Salve an hour before her death

HIGHLIGHTSHarish Salve is the lawyer who represented India at the International Court of Justice in the case pertaining to Kulbhushan Jadhav Sushma Swaraj had asked Harish Salve to visit her on Wednesday at 6pm to collect his fee - Re 1 Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away on Tuesday night after suffering cardiac arrestAn [...]

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RIP Sushma Swaraj: Remembering her rivalry with Sonia Gandhi

They were the two most powerful women in Indian politics, and by no means, did they share a relationship beyond this precursor. Sushma Swaraj and Sonia Gandhi were respectively the archetypal 'bharat ki beti' and 'foreign ki bahu', pushing their already distinct political affiliations to a starker contrast.Let us rewind to the year 1999 Lok Sabha election -- [...]

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Tricolour doormats: When Sushma Swaraj took on Amazon

In 2017, Amazon found itself in the middle of a controversy when one of its customers took to Twitter complaining about the selling of tricolour as a doormat on its Canadian marketplace.The customer, Atul Bhosle, complained Sushma Swaraj that the E-commerce giant is selling the Indian flag as a doormat. He tweeted, "@SushmaSwaraj Madam. [...]

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Sushma Swaraj’s last tweets: From ISRO, Article 370 to Jadeja getting out, slamming Azam Khan

Sushma Swaraj thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the abrogation of Section 370 in her last tweet hours before she passed away on late Tuesday evening.Swaraj had posted a few other tweets on Monday too, congratulating Home Minister Amit Shah and the parliamenterians on the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill in [...]

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Dubai-based fashion brand Noor The Label’s abayas embody Eid spirit

DUBAI: Inspired by the festivities of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha holiday, the Dubai-based brand Noor The Label just revealed a special collection of abayas, aimed at the modest modern-day woman.Noor, Arabic for light, was launched in 2015 by the designer with a vision to enrich the fashion scene with elegant modest wear, by shedding that [...]

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Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is ‘stupid’

Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has described proposals by MPs to impose a 1p-per-garment fashion tax on the industry as "stupid". The suggestion was made by a Commons committee in an effort to fund better recycling of clothes.It came amid growing fears that the industry is increasingly dominated by throwaway "fast fashion".But Ms Hamnett said she [...]

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For Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s Nephew, Kashmir Move A “Consolation”

NEW DELHI: The centre's move to revoke Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is "not a matter of celebration", Justice Chhittatosh Mookerjee, the nephew of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, said on Monday.''It is not a matter of celebration. We continue to grieve for him. He died in the [...]

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Mayawati Backs Centre On Jammu And Kashmir Move

NEW DELHI: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Tuesday praised the Centre's move of withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories by scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.Taking to Twitter, she said, "The demand for the removal of Section 370 and Article 35 A [...]

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Yashwant Sinha Terms Article 370 Move ‘Political’, Says it Will Help BJP Beat Rajiv Gandhi’s Record

New Delhi: Former BJP leader and a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government, Yashwant Sinha, on Monday called the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370 “a pure political step” and said the move would help the BJP achieve an even bigger electoral win than what Rajiv Gandhi achieved after the assassination of his mother, [...]

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Congress Outfoxed On Kashmir, Admits Party Leader Amid Divide

HIGHLIGHTSSeveral Congress leaders have come out in support of radical decision Abhishek Manu Singhvi admitted that the party had been outfoxed Rahul Gandhi has not yet made his views public on Article 370Sources say Sonia Gandhi, presented with the options to support or oppose the move, said "We will oppose it and our [...]

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