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India stresses on ‘unimpeded’ consular access to Jadhav

IANS New Delhi India has asked Pakistan to provide “unimpeded consular access” to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in an environment “free from the fear of intimidation and reprisal”, after Islamabad said it has sent a proposal to New Delhi allowing consular access to the Indian national. “Pakistan has been asked (on Thursday) to provide unimpeded consular access to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav, in …

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Ayodhya dispute mediation fails

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hold day-to-day hearing from August 6 to decide the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya as the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation have failed. The apex court took note of the report of the three-member mediation panel, headed by former apex court …

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Unnao rape: SC transfers all cases to Delhi

PTI New Delhi/Lucknow The Supreme Court transferred all cases connected to the 2017 rape of a minor girl in Unnao to a Delhi court on Thursday, a day of mourning and reckoning that saw a funeral and the BJP expelling its jailed legislator accused of the assault and also of killing the survivor’s two aunts.  As the young woman at …

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Normal monsoon likely in August, September: IMD

PTI New Delhi The monsoon is expected to be normal in August and September, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday in its forecast for the second half of the four-month rainfall season. Quantitatively, the rainfall across the country as a whole during the two-month period is likely to be 100 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with …

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Activists urge Prez to withhold assent to RTI bill

PTI New Delhi The Delhi Police on Thursday detained a group of activists who marched to the Rashtrapati Bhavan here with a plea urging the president to not give his assent to the RTI Amendment bill passed by Parliament last week. The group of activists from National Campaign for People”s Right to Information (NCPRI) had gathered outside gate number 38 …

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3 policemen suspended, SP demands UP CM’s resignation

PTI Lucknow Amid nationwide outrage over the Unnao rape incident, the Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday swung into damage control mode by suspending three constables entrusted with the task of guarding the rape survivor, even as Opposition sought the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Stepping up its attack on the ruling BJP, the Samajwadi Party said in a tweet, …

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Over 500 Sikh pilgrims return from Pakistan by road

IANS Amritsar A “nagar kirtan” comprising 500 Sikh pilgrims returned to India from Pakistan via road on Thursday after paying obeisance at the historic Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev. The “nagar kirtan” or religious procession was associated with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, which would begin on a …

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Coffee tycoon’s body found in river; cremated

PTI Mangaluru/Bengaluru The body of billionaire coffee tycoon V G Siddhartha was found on Wednesday on the banks of the Netravathi river in Karnataka and cremated in his ancestral village from where he began the hugely successful cafe chain that helped make coffee a lifestyle beverage in India. The death of 59-year-old Siddhartha, who police say appears to have committed …

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LS passes bill on single tribunal for river disputes

PTI New Delhi A bill seeking to expedite and streamline resolution of inter-state water disputes was approved by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. A key feature of the inter-state river water disputes (amendment) bill, 2019 is the constitution of a single tribunal with different benches, and the setting up of strict timelines for adjudication. At present, there are nine tribunals …

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‘Women will be ultimate sufferers’

IANS Hyderabad Women will be the ultimate sufferers of the triple talaq legislation as they will be damaging their homes and causing harm to their husbands, Asma Zehra, the Chief Organiser of the women’s wing of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said on Wednesday. In an interview here with IANS, Zehra described as “anti-women” The Muslim Women …

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