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We are all ‘hairy baboons’, say Kashmiris post abrogation of Article 370

PTI New Delhi Sporting a beard may be a growing fashion statement, but for many Kashmiris it has become a sheer compulsion, and to some, a great deal of consternation. Reeling under strict restrictions with no access to communication since August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate …

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ED seeks additional 5-day custody of Shivakumar

PTI New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday sought in a Delhi court five-day extension of custodial interrogation of Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case, saying he was evasive in his replies. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar reserved the order on ED›s plea and will pronounce the order shortly.                 Shivakumar, arrested on …

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11 drown as boats capsize during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal

PTI Bhopal Eleven people drowned when two boats carrying them capsized during Ganesh idol immersion in Lower Lake of Bhopal, a senior police official said on Friday. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Khatlapura on the banks of the Lower Lake, Deputy Inspector General of Police Irshad Wali said. Eleven people died in …

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SC deprecates UP minister’s remark on Ayodhya case

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday deprecated the remarks of an Uttar Pradesh minister that like the Ram Mandir and the disputed land in Ayodhya, the top court is also “ours”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the statement of senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Muslim parties including Sunni Wakf …

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No second consular access planned for Jadhav: Pak

PTI Islamabad/New Delhi Pakistan on Thursday said that there was no plan to grant India consular access to death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav for a second time. Jadhav (49) was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017, following which India had moved the International Court of Justice, seeking a stay …

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Modi launches pension schemes for farmers, traders

IANS Ranchi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three national level schemes for farmers, small traders and tribal students here. Modi launched the Prime Minister Kisan Mandhan Yojna (PM-KMY). Under this scheme, farmers will get Rs 3000 per month as pension after attaining the age of 60 years. For this, a farmer between the age of 18 and 40 …

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Maharashtra to draft sustainable rehab plan for flood-hit parts: CM

PTI Mumbai Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday announced that the state government would draft a sustainable rehabilitation plan for the flood-hit parts of the state with the help of the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Due to heavy rainfall, several districts of Maharashtra witnessed devastating floods last month, with Sangli and Kolhapur becoming the …

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Kashmir an integral part of India, says top Muslim body

IANS New Delhi The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a top Muslim body in India, on Thursday reiterated its “unflinching stand that Kashmir is an integral part of India” and added that it considers all separatist movements harmful not only for India but for the people of Kashmir as well. A resolution on this, adopted by the General Council of the Jamiat at …

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Fire breaks out at HPCL plant after explosion

UNI Unnao Fire broke out at the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) plant in  Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao following a blast in the tanker, injuring three people, here on Thursday.  Later, a high alert was sounded after the blast at the plant. Train services on the Kanpur-Lucknow route were disrupted for a couple of hour after the blast in one of …

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Democracy in peril, govt misusing mandate: Sonia

IANS New Delhi Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the BJP government over the economic slowdown and accused it of indulging in vendetta politics as she told party leaders that it was not enough to be aggressive only on social media as “democracy was in peril” and the mandate was being “misused” by the government. According to a …

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