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SC issues notices to Centre, J&K on MDMK leader Vaiko’s plea seeking Farooq Abdullah’s release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on MDMK General Secretary Vaiko’s habeas corpus petition seeking the release of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah from detention. Most political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), including Abdullah, have been under detention since August 5, when the government announced […]

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White House confirms Trump’s participation at ‘Howdy Modi’, PM terms it special gesture

New Delhi/Washington: With the White House officially confirming President Donald Trump’s participation at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston being organized by the Indian diaspora on September 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday termed the move a “special gesture”. Modi said that Trump’s attendance at the event highlighted the strength of ties between the […]

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12 killed as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: At least 12 persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with over 60 tourists capsized in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Sunday, officials said. Locals rescued 24 people while search was on for others. The accident occurred in popular tourist spot Papikonda. Rescue workers pulled out 10 […]

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More than 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year, 21 Indians killed: MEA

New Delhi: India said on Sunday that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, amid reports that Pakistan was moving additional forces to the border with India. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that India has repeatedly called […]

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Security beefed up along the LoC over Pak’s aggressive stance

New Delhi: The Indian Army has intensified its presence along the Line of Control (LoC) in view of Pakistan’s increased aggressive posture along with direct and indirect threats of war ever since Parliament ended special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6. On Saturday, the Commander of Army’s Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, […]

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Govt focusing on development of J&K, terrorists creating hurdles

New Delhi: After ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has been focusing on implementing various developmental schemes but terror groups are creating hurdles by threatening people and stopping them from carrying out normal day-to-day activities. Unnerved by the absence of a violent public backlash against the abolition of the special […]

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Osama’s son killed in US operation in Afghan-Pak region, confirms Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Though the news was reported a few weeks back, this is the first official acknowledgment of the information. Hamza bin […]

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Govt sets up Rs 10,000 cr fund for housing projects

New Delhi: With a focus on completing construction of unfinished units, the government on Saturday opened a special window of Rs 10,000 crore fund to provide last mile funding for housing projects which are non-NPA and non-NCLT and are net worth positive in affordable and middle income category. The government will also relax the ECB […]