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India beats France to become world’s sixth largest economy

Paris/New Delhi: India has become the world’s sixth-biggest economy, pushing France into seventh place, according to updated World Bank figures for 2017. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to USD 2.597 trillion at the end of last year, against USD 2.582 trillion for France. India’s economy rebounded strongly from July 2017, after several quarters of […]

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Centre opposes plea seeking to make women liable under offence of adultery

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that adultery must remain a punishable offence and should not be diluted or banned. The Centre opposed a petition seeking to make men and women equally liable under the offence of adultery under section 497 of the Indian Penal Code. The law on adultery says a […]

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Peshawar blast death toll rises to 21 as condolences pour in

RAWALPINDI: The death toll of the Peshawar suicide blast that killed senior Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour on Tuesday rose to 21 as condolences continued to pour in on Wednesday. The blast has left more than 66 people injured, which are seeking treatment at Lady Reading Hospital. Following the attack, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan […]

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SC junks plea against Agra authority order barring outsiders at mosque in Taj Mahal

New Delhi, Jul 9: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the Agra authority’s order debarring non-residents of the city from offering Friday prayers at a mosque in the Taj Mahal complex. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that the Taj Mahal was one of the seven wonders of […]

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Chhapra: A Class 9 girl from Bihar’s Chhapra area on Friday alleged that she was gang-raped by her school principal and two teachers for the last seven months. The minor girl’s horror did not end there as 15 students from the same school also gang-raped her during this period. The Bihar Police on Friday arrested […]

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Islam will collapse if prayers in mosque not recognised, SC told

New Delhi: Islam is a congregational religion and it will “collapse and become irrelevant” if the practice of offering prayers in mosques is not recognised, argued senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan in the Supreme Court on Friday. Dhavan, appearing for the main petitioner M Siddiq, made this submission before a three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra […]

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Yatra stalled for the second time due to heavy rains and landslides

Srinagar: On the directions of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, to Shri Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, an evacuation rescue operations were launched early today to evacuate stranded Yatris from Panjtarni to Baltal. The virtually non-stop rainfall over the past several days has adversely affected the track conditions, […]

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Centre asks states, UTs to prevent mob lynching

The Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory to states and Union Territories (UTs) asking them to take measures to prevent incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting circulating on social media, an official said on Thursday. The advisory urged the states as well as the UTs to keep a watch for […]

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Hurriyat leader Shahid-ul-Islam’s daughters write to PM Modi

srinagar:The daughters of incarcerated media advisor of Hurriyat Conference (M) Shahid-ul-Islam have written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his personal intervention over the hardships being faced by their jailed father and other Hurriyat leaders. The girls, who are aged 15 and 12-years-old, as per the letter available with Mirror had gone to meet their […]

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Cabinet hikes minimum support price of paddy by Rs 200 per quintal

New Delhi: The Union cabinet meeting which was held to decide on Minimum Support Price (MSP) hike of paddy, kharif crops on Wednesday, has decided to double the MSP for paddy what it was last year. The proposed hike is estimated to cost the taxpayers a whopping amount of Rs 15,000 crore annually. The decision, taken […]

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