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Two men forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Maharashtra

Two men forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Maharashtra

Aurangabad: Two men were allegedly forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra by some unidentified persons, triggering tension in the area, police said Monday. This is the second such incident in the city in last few days. Security has been stepped up in the city following the incident, a police official […]

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Top-level changes in Army; Lt Gen Manoj Naravane appointed Vice-Chief

Top-level changes in Army; Lt Gen Manoj Naravane appointed Vice-Chief

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed as the next Vice-Chief of the Indian Army. He replaces Lt Gen D Anbu, who retires on August 31. Lt Gen Naravane is the senior-most Army commander after the present Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat. He is in line to replace Gen Rawat, who retires December 31 […]

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Sheila Dikshit, three-time Delhi CM, passes away

Sheila Dikshit, three-time Delhi CM, passes away

Agencies New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and three-time former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here, her family and the party said.   She was 81. Dikshit breathed her last at 3.55 pm at Fortis Escorts hospital, doctors said.  She was president of Delhi Congress. She served as Delhi’s […]

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36 held for consuming liquor on Noida roads

36 held for consuming liquor on Noida roads

  Noida (UP): Three dozen people have been arrested here for consuming liquor at public place and creating nuisance, police said Saturday. The arrests were made from 9 pm on wards on Friday during an inspection by teams of the Sector 20 and Sector 39 police stations, a senior official said “Thirty-six people were arrested […]

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Punjab CM accepts Sidhu’s resignation

Punjab CM accepts Sidhu’s resignation

Agency: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday accepted Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation, an official said here. He further said Sidhu’s resignation has been forwarded to Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore. The acceptance of the resignation came days after Sidhu resigned from Punjab Cabinet. Singh, who was in Delhi earlier this week, had said Tuesday […]

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LS begins discussion on amendments to human rights act

LS begins discussion on amendments to human rights act

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commission more representative and powerful. Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Protection of Human Rights […]

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Ayodhya Land Dispute Case: SC Allows Mediation Process To Continue

Ayodhya Land Dispute Case: SC Allows Mediation Process To Continue

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court Thursday allowed mediation process in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case to continue and sought a report on its outcome by August 1.A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that after perusing the report filed by the mediation panel, it will take a call on […]

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India, China respecting bilateral pacts for peace at border: Rajnath Singh

India, China respecting bilateral pacts for peace at border: Rajnath Singh

Agencies New Delhi:  India and China are respecting bilateral pacts to ensure peace and tranquillity along the border, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Making a statement on the prevailing situation along the Sino-Indian border, Singh said there is complete restraint by the armed forces of India and China at Doklam, which […]

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Over 2.5 million affected due to floods in Bihar

Over 2.5 million affected due to floods in Bihar

Agencies Patna : The flood situation in Bihar continued to remain grim on Tuesday with over 2.5 million people affected by it across the 12 districts of the state, officials said. In the last 24 hours, all the major rivers were flowing above the danger level, leading to embankment breaches. There were reports of fresh […]

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Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights to operate soon

Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights to operate soon

Agencies New Delhi: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, sources said, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its airspace since February 26. The move is expected to give a major relief to Air India, which suffered a huge financial loss of around […]