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India hopes Pak will provide full consular access to Jadhav

New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed the hope that Pakistan will provide full consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is jailed in Pakistan for the past three years, in compliance and conformity with the recent judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and provisions of the Vienna Convention.   “We are in touch with Pakistani authorities through diplomatic channels to …

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‘India has repeatedly taken up issue with Pak, no action yet’

New Delhi: India has persistently taken up with Pakistan the issue of cross-border terrorism, including funding of secessionist and terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir, but Islamabad is yet to take any action against it, the government said on Thursday. In written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said Pakistan has …

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Priyanka posts video of woman being panned by policeman

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them. She posted the video in which a woman is narrating that she was …

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2nd Scorpene submarine expected to be commissioned into service by Sep-Oct: Navy chief

New Delhi: India’s second Kalvari-class Scorpene submarine is expected to be commissioned into service by September-October this year, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Thursday. He was interacting with reporters on the sidelines of an international seminar on shipbuilding here. INS Khanderi, the second Kalvari-class Scorpene submarine that has superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack …

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BJP treading cautiously on Karnataka govt formation

New Delhi: The BJP is not in a hurry to stake claim to form government in Karnataka as the fate of 17 rebel MLAs, who are from the Congress-JD(S) coalition, hangs in balance with the state assembly Speaker yet to take a call on either their resignations or the two parties’ plea for their disqualification. BJP sources said the party …

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Kumaraswamy non-committal on future of JDS’ alliance with Congress

Bengaluru: A day after the coalition government headed by him collapsed, outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday remained non-committal on the future of his party JDS’ alliance with the Congress, saying both parties have not yet discussed it. The 14-month old Congress-JDS coalition government headed by Kumaraswamy resigned on Tuesday, losing thevote of confidence in the assembly …

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VIP security review frees 1,300 security personnel

New Delhi: Over 1,300 commandos have been freed after the Centre removed the VIP security cover of several politicians and lawmakers across the country, officials said on Wednesday. A comprehensive security review of about 350 VIPs and dignitaries was undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) early this week, they said. More than 1,300 security personnel drawn from forces …

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First orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed: ISRO

Bengaluru: The first earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. The manoeuvre was carried out at 2.52 pm using the on-board propulsion system for a firing duration of 57 seconds, two days after the successful launch into elliptical Earth orbit of 170×45,475 km, ISRO said. The new orbit will …

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Fake currency circulating gang arrested: Rs 2.7 cr seized

Chittoor: Kuppam police on Wednesday arrested a six member gang who had been circulating fake currency notes and seized about Rs 2.7 crore fake currency notes from them. The arrest happened at Samagutta Palle in Kuppam mandal where they rented a house for their nefarious deed. According to Kuppam Rural CI Krishnamohan, the arrested were identified as Manikantan, Kuberan, Anantha …

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BJP set to return to power in K’taka

Bengaluru: The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy collapsed on Monday night capping a 14-month-long turbulent tenure, losing a vote of confidence in the assembly, setting the stage for the BJP’s return to power in the southern state. After losing the trust vote, which missed a couple of deadlines, Kumaraswamy, 59, went to Raj …

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