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Modi calls up Trump, raises Pakistan’s anti-India rhetoric – 2 min read

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke with US President Donald Trump on phone and conveyed that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace”, in an obvious reference to the Pakistani leadership spewing anti-India venom over the Kashmir issue. Days after the UN […]

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How these J&K officers are fighting fake news on Kashmir – 3 min read

Srinagar:  With a full-fledged information war breaking out following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, several officers of the state have put themselves on the front line of fighting fake news propaganda, mostly emanating from Pakistan. Among the officers of Jammu and Kashmir busting fake news, […]

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ED summons P. Chidambaram in aviation scam case – 1 min read

New Delhi: In more trouble for former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him for questioning in an aviation scam case dating back to the UPA regime, authorities said on Monday. A senior ED official told IANS: “We have summoned Chidambaram on August 23 for questioning in the […]

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Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing – 2 min read

Srinagar: After a gap of nearly a fortnight, around 200 schools in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children. “I can’t send my children to school. The situation is not conducive and I can’t take a risk,” said Abdul Aziz, a […]

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Arun Jaitley’s condition critical, kept on extra-corporeal life support – 2 min read

New Delhi: Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems. Jaitley, 66, has been put on […]

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Bhupinder Singh Hooda backs Article 370’s abrogation, puts Congress on notice – 2 min read

Rohtak (Haryana): In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. Addressing a ‘Mahaparivartan Rally’ in his hometown, Hooda said he would not compromise with anyone on the issue of patriotism. “When […]

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17 phone exchanges restored, curbs lifted in 35 police stations in J&K – 2 min read

Srinagar:  Following the clampdown for 12 days in Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, the state government on Saturday said that 17 of the 96 exchanges were made functional while restrictions have been lifted from 35 police stations in North, South and Central […]