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US congratulates India on becoming member of FATF

NEW DELHI: The United States Saturday congratulated India on becoming a full member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) efforts.

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Protests in Anantnag after curfew relaxed

SRINAGAR: Police fired warning shots and lobbed teargas shells to disperse stone-pelting protestors during two-hour curfew relaxation in old Anantnag town Saturday morning even as authorities imposed curfew in two more areas of Trehgam and Kupwara towns after agitation by locals.

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Top Maoist leader gunned down in Andhra

ADILABAD: In a major setback to CPI(Maoist), a top Naxal leader who was allegedly involved in attempts on the lives of two former chief ministers, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu and Mr N Janardhan Reddy, and another suspected Maoist were killed in an encounter with police in Adilabad district on Friday.

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BJP invites Modi to campaign in Bihar

AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday invited the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi to campaign in Bihar, a move that is sure to be a red rag to the Janata Dal (United) and may revive a bitter clash between the two coalition partners ahead of assembly elections.

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Omar for political solution in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah on Friday said a political solution, not jobs, was needed to solve the Kashmir problem as curfew continued in the tense valley with sporadic clashes despite strict security restrictions.

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ULFA resumes extortion of tea firms, businesses

GUWAHATI: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom  is back with its terror designs after a long gap by slapping huge extortion notices on tea companies, business houses and individuals across Assam, officials Friday said.

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MP minister quits over murder row

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Mr Anoop Mishra, who resigned in the wake of allegations that some of his close relatives were involved in the killing of a youth over a land dispute, Friday said he quit the State Council of Ministers to seek justice and ensure that his family gets it.

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Loot of iron ore going on since 2003: Yeddyurappa

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Friday  said in the state assembly that the “loot” of iron ore has been going on unchecked since 2003-04 and favoured an inquiry into the matter.

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