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Omar surprised at Army’s resistance over removal of AFSPA

NEW DELHI: With withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) topping the agenda, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah has expressed surprise over “more resistance” from the Army for removal of the Act from certain areas of the state despite assurances that their interests would be protected.

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Indian Army to hold war games with top powers

NEW DELHI: Top global powers, including US, Russia, France and some of the friendly neighbours such as Bangladesh, will engage in war games with the Indian army to learn from its over five decades of experience of counter terrorism and urban warfare operations.

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Time to consider Right to Reject, says Quraishi

NEW DELHI: The Chief Election Commissioner, Mr S Y Quraishi on Saturday said that the time to consider the ‘Right to Reject’ may have come, thus endorsing an idea backed by the anti-corruption crusader, Mr Anna Hazare that has caused much discomfort among the country’s political class.

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82% turnout in Manipur polls

IMPHAL/NEW DELHI: An estimated 82 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise on Saturday in the Manipur assembly elections, which were marred by militant violence that claimed seven lives, including that of an ultra.

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EC issues notice to UP CEO on ‘sting operation’ video

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer taking cognisance of a “sting operation” which shows some aspiring poll candidates in the state allegedly trying to obtain “bribe” from corporates.

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Need of hour to expand CPI-M base in other states: Karat

NEW DELHI: The CPI-M Saturday said the electoral reverses in West Bengal and Kerala have made it imperative to expand its influence in other parts of the country, focus on building Left unity and project a Left and democratic alternative to counter the Congress and the BJP.

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Bangladeshi pirates kill 3 Indian fishermen

KOLKATA: A gang of Bangladeshi pirates attacked three Indian trawlers in the Bay of Bengal killing three fishermen including a father and a son and hijacked one of these vessels holding 14 fishermen captive.

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