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ED summons Raj Thackeray, Manohar Joshi’s son

New Delhi/Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate  has summoned MNS party chief Raj Thackeray in connection with its money laundering probe in the IL&FS alleged payment default crisis case, officials said on Monday. It had also called Unmesh Joshi, son of former state chief minister and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, in the same case after which he deposed before the central …

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Rains lash northern states; 28 dead in Himachal, Punjab, Uttarakhand

New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed northern parts, leaving at least 28 people dead and 22 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab on Sunday, while a flood alert was sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate. Haryana has asked the Army to remain on standby after 8.14 lakh cusec …

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‘Focus of JK police to isolate terrorists, not let them mislead people’

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police are maintaining pressure on terrorists to isolate them so that they cannot mislead the general public, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh has said.       In an interview, Singh, who has been leading the force since last year, thanked the people of the state for their cooperation in maintaining law and order. “While the security …

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Govt mulling options to enforce ban on e-cigarettes

New Delhi: The government is mulling various options including bringing an ordinance to enforce a ban on manufacture, sale and import of ENDS devices including e-cigarettes if it fails to get a reprieve from the Delhi High Court, which had earlier stayed its order to ban such products, sources said. Banning such alternative smoking devices like e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, vape …

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CBI to probe phone tapping charges in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Days after charges of phone tapping during the previous coalition government headed by JDS surfaced, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders. “On the telephone tapping issue. Several leaders, including Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, have said it should be probed and …

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Google Maps reunites father with daughter after 4 months

New Delhi: Google Maps helped police reunite a father with his 12-year-old daughter who had gone missing over four months ago in Delhi, officials said. The girl had taken an e-rickshaw near the Kirti Nagar furniture market in Holi on March 21, according to the police. When the minor did not get down at the metro station, the e-rickshaw driver …

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Soldier killed in Pak firing

PTI Jammu A soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by shelling forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, prompting strong response from the Indian Army which inflicted casualties and heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts, a defence spokesman said here. Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa (35), a resident of village Rajawala in …

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PIL in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act

IANS New Delhi A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist. The PIL was filed by a resident of Delhi, Sajal Awasthi, who moved the top Court urging it to declare the amendment unconstitutional. The Act is in violation …

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Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue

IANS New Delhi US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White House said on Saturday. Trump’s observation came during a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, hours before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York …

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Key panel to suggest changes in defence procurement policy

PTI New Delhi Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved setting up of a high-level committee to review the existing policy framework on military procurement to ensure seamless flow in acquisition and maintenance of assets. The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP) is due for revision. Officials said the panel will recommend measures to remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition. “The …

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