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Mithilalok Foundation to celebrate birth anniversary L.N. Mishra

New Delhi: For the first time in the country, a socio-cultural and economic body, Mithilalok Foundation, will celebrate the birth anniversary of former Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra on February 2, it was announced on Sunday.

"Lalit Divas will be held on February 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lalit Narayan Mishra, a legendary icon of development in the Mithila region. His contribution to Mithilanchal has been immense," said Birbal Jha, Chairman of the Mithilalok Foundation.

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India urgently needs uniform civil law: Taslima Nasrin

Jaipur: Bangladeshi author and freedom of expression advocate Taslima Nasrin, who has been living in exile since 1994 after facing the ire of fundamentalists, said on Monday India urgently needed a uniform civil law.

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Supreme Court junks plea for deferring Union budget

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for deferring the Union budget 2017-18, in view of assembly polls in five states, holding that the presentation has to be done before the start of the financial year (FY) -- from April 1 -- and not during the FY.

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War against corrupt till victory, says PM Narendra Modi

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday put up a spirited defence of demonetisation in the face of sharp attacks at home and abroad, saying the move was only one of the many intended radical reforms to cleanse India of corruption and black money and make the country developed in one generation.

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