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‘Not easy to get support of UNSC, Muslim world on Kashmir’

PTI Islamabad Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked his countrymen not to live in a “fool’s paradise” as he highlighted that it will not be easy for Islamabad to get the support of the UN Security Council as well as from the Muslim world against India’s decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.  Addressing the media in …

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Normal life affected in parts of Punjab in shutdown over Ravidas temple demolition

PTI Jalandhar/Chandigarh Normal life was affected as parts of Punjab observed a complete shutdown on Tuesday in a strike called by Dalit groups to protest against the demolition of a Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlakabad area. Protesters blocked roads at a few places, including the Jalandhar-Delhi national highway, causing huge traffic jams, officials said. Protest marches were taken out …

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Croc on rooftop in flood-hit Karnataka

IANS Belagavi A 10-feet long crocodile perched on the rooftop of a house in flood-hit Karnataka’s Raibag town has send the social media into a tizzy. The reptile swept away by the swirling waters of the Krishna river in spate had landed on top of the asbestos roof of a fully submerged house about 90km north of Belagavi city, an …

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Fire on Coast Guard vessel, one missing, 28 rescued

IANS Visakhapatnam One crew member of Coast Guard was missing while 28 were rescued after a major fire broke out on an offshore support vessel off Visakhapatnam coast on Monday. According to a spokesperson of Eastern Naval Command, crew of offshore support vessel Coastal Jaguar had to abandon their vessel and jump into water to save themselves from fire which …

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9 killed in landslides in Uttarakhand, J&K

PTI New Delhi Heavy showers lashed Uttarakhand and Jammu leaving nine people dead in landslides, while rescue and relief operations continued in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Monday with the death toll climbing to 173 in the four flood-hit states. Rains subsided in many parts of the flood-hit states where over 12 lakh people have been affected and the …

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No exchange of sweets along Indo-Pak border on Eid

PTI New Delhi The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the International Border did not take place on the occasion of Eid on Monday as the neighbouring country refused to send its personnel, officials said. There has been fresh strain in ties between India and Pakistan after the government scrapped special status to Jammu and …

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Ambani to sell stakes to Aramco, BP to make Reliance debt-free by March 2021

PTI Mumbai On a mission to cut debt in Reliance Industries, billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday announced plans to sell stakes in the firm’s oil and chemicals business to Saudi oil giant Aramco and in fuel retail network to BP plc for Rs 1.15 lakh crore, and said its telecom unit Jio will begin offering fibre-based broadband services from next …

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Kashmir celebrates Eid amid lockdown

PTI Srinagar The festive buzz was missing in Kashmir on Monday with Eid prayers limited to neighbourhood mosques as authorities imposed strict controls and security forces fanned out across towns and villages, restricting the movement of people and prohibiting congregations in large grounds. Eid al-Adha passed off peacefully, barring a few minor incidents, inspector-general of police S P Pani said, …

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UT of J&K to be under the thumb of Centre

New Delhi: The Centre will be in direct control of law and order and police in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir through the Lieutenant Governor, while land will be a subject under the elected government there, officials said on Sunday. President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave assent to a legislation for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir under …

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300 special telephone booths being set up in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that 300 special telephone booths are being established to help people communicate with their loved ones. In an advisory, it said that liaison officers have also been activated in various areas, including Aligarh and New Delhi, to help students from Jammu and Kashmir communicate with their families. The advisory was issued …

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