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Priyanka Gandhi finds a home in Lucknow

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Lucknow, 08 Oct : Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will use the bungalow of former Union Minister Sheila Kaul as her abode in Lucknow. Kaul was the maternal aunt of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and wife of famous botanist Professor Kailash Nath Kaul.

The bungalow, located on Gokhale Marg, has been locked up for years and was now being spruced up for Priyanka Gandhi’s residence. It is flanked by a government colony and has a few high rise buildings in the neighborhood.

With her finding a home in Lucknow, it is clear that the Congress General Secretary will be spending more time in the the Uttar Pradesh state capital in the coming months. Party sources said that Priyanka Gandhi has planned to spend at least a week in Lucknow every month and travel around the state with her base in the state capital.

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Cops vs lawyers: Nov 3 order needs no clarification: HC

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New Delhi, 6 Nov : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that its November 3 order directing no coercive steps against the lawyers against whom FIRs were registered in the aftermath of Tis Hazari court violence on November 2 is “self-explanatory and needs no clarification”.

The order was passed by a division bench, presided by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar on a plea by the Home Ministry, seeking clarification on the court’s earlier order. The Ministry of Home Affairs, which directly controls Delhi Police, sought clarification whether protection was extended only with respect to the two FIRs registered on November 2 after the Tis Hazari violence and not the subsequent events.

During the course of hearing, the bench heard another application filed by the Delhi Police seeking expunction of certain observations made by the Court in its para 15 of the November 3 order.

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Centre to take call on onion imports as prices surge

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New Delhi, 6 Nov : With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80 a kg, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday that the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries.

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Remembered for her leadership, Kiran Bedi gets emotional

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New Delhi, 6 Nov : Hours after Delhi Police personnel protesting outside the Police Headquarters remembered one of their most beloved officers with loud chants of “Kiran Bedi lao, Delhi Police bachao”, the Puducherry Lt. Governor took to Twitter to share her memories and emotions of an era gone by when the national capital had seen similar scenes of protesting as they vented anger over their colleagues being thrashed by lawyers.

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