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Media watchdog warns India over spike in journos’ killings in first Incident Report

  Agencies India may slip further from its current 138th place in the World Press Freedom Index as four journalists were murdered in less than six months amidst a sharp rise in hate speech, a global media watchdog warned today in its first report on the country. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had come out with a report exclusively […]

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Won’t return to India till I feel ‘safe’: Zakir Naik

Mumbai: Dr Zakir Naik, the Islamic scholar and preacher who has been staying abroad to evade arrest in various cases in India, today said he would not return home till he felt “safe from unfair prosecution”. Naik’s statement, issued through his PRO, came amid reports that he was being deported to India from Malaysia. “The […]

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Good governance and development our goal in Kashmir: PM Modi

New Delhi: The union govrnment’s goal in Jammu and Kashmir is “good governance, development, responsibility and accountability”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. “Recurrent terror attacks” that were common under the UPA rule are now history, Modi asserted in an interview to Swarajya magazine while discussing wide-ranging issues of internal security, including Maoist violence and the […]

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Weather Alert: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected to lash large parts of India this week, warns IMD

New Delhi: In its latest weather update, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in large parts of India, including several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Gujarat, over the next few days till Friday. According to the IMD, heavy to very heavy rains at a […]

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Kathua rape: SC asks witnesses to move J&K HC with grievances

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Monday told the three witnesses in the Kathua rape and murder case to approach the High Court for seeking protection from the alleged harassment and torture by the police. Three witnesses had moved the top court claiming they were tortured by the Jammu and Kashmir police before their statements were […]

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Congress core group on JK meets in Delhi

The Congress’ core group on Jammu and Kashmir met today to discuss the political situation in the state. The meeting was held at the residence of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who heads the group. The group also includes senior Congress leaders Karan Singh, P Chidambaram, Congress general secretary in charge of the state Ambika […]

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2 pilots among 5 killed as plane crashes in Mumbai suburb

Mumbai: Five persons were killed when an aircraft on a test flight crashed in a crowded Mumbai suburb this afternoon, police said. Those killed include two pilots and as many flight engineers on board, besides a pedestrian in the Ghatkopar area where it crashed, police said. The King Air C90 12-seater aircraft, which took off […]

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India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

NEW DELHI: India’s oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a ‘drastic reduction or zero’ imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New Delhi is responding to a push by the United States to cut trade ties with Iran. India has said it does not recognize unilateral […]

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BJP will target Kashmiris ahead of Lok Sabha polls: CPI-M

New Delhi :  After bringing down the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP will target Kashmiris as anti-national and harbourers of terrorists, the CPI-M has said. “The BJP decision to bring down the government is a conscious political move keeping in mind the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019,” said an editorial in the CPI-M journal “People’s […]

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Cong accuses Modi govt of politicising ‘surgical strikes’

New Delhi: The Congress today accused the Modi government and the BJP of politicising the September 2016 ‘surgical strikes’ after a video of the same was released and said “the blood and sacrifice of the country’s brave soldiers cannot be a political vote garnering tool for them”. Addressing a press conference, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep […]

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