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CBI court grants bail to one more in NPCC bribery case

IANS New Delhi A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to one more accused in an alleged bribery case relating to the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC). Special CBI Judge Sanjay Garg granted bail to Aneesh Baid and directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of the same amount. Earlier, the court had …

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When night falls over city: jawans on alert to keep Kashmir safe

Srinagar: From dawn to dusk, and sometimes from dusk to dawn as well, the hours pass by in wakeful alertness for paramilitary troopers tasked with ensuring law and order in a land that is many hundred miles from home. In the long hours of the night, as others try to get some sleep, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans can …

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Amid India-Pak tension, Rajnath talks about nukes

PTI Jaipur/New Delhi India is “firmly committed” to its ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons policy but future of the security doctrine will depend on the circumstances, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, in remarks which came in the midst of rising tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir. Singh made the comments after visiting Rajasthan’s Pokhran – …

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UNSC holds closed door meeting on Kashmir

PTI United Nations India on Friday told Pakistan that it has to stop terrorism to start talks as the UN Security Council held a rare closed door meeting to discuss revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Briefing the media following the conclusion of the informal meeting requested by China and Pakistan, Indian envoy to the UN Syed …

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Modi govt burnt all bridges for dialogue in Kashmir, say Gandhians

AGENCIES New Delhi A statement by 24 eminent Gandhians, scholars and activists has severely criticised the Modi government’s action on Kashmir, warning it that once the lockdown was over “people will come out and their anguish will burst forth.” They denounced arrest of the state’s political leaders terming it as ironical as they were urging the Kashmiri people to maintain …

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Yediyurappa meets PM, seeks Rs 10,000 cr fund

IANS New Delhi/Bengaluru Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Karnataka Chief Minister of central aid to speed up relief works in its flood-hit districts, an official said. “Modi assured state Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa of soon releasing central funds for relief works in the state at the earliest and rushing a central team to assess the damage caused …

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Jaishankar holds talks with US Deputy Secretary Sullivan

IANS New Delhi External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and visiting US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on Friday sat down for talks to take forward the “deep convergences” in the India-US strategic ties, with both sides focussing on a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific – amidst the backdrop of China’s widening footprints in the region. “Glad to receive … …

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SC to decide if Rohingyas will get refugee status or be deported

IANS New Delhi Will thousands of illegal Rohingya migrants get the status of refugees in India or will they be deported? This question is to be decided by the Supreme Court, expectedly before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17. Two Rohingya men had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the government’s plans to deport 40,000 members …

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India to have chief of defence staff

PTI New Delhi Asserting that India now has a decisive leadership to handle the country’s myriad challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the creation of the post of chief of defence staff, vowed to fulfil aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir, called for checking the “population explosion” and renewed his push for ‘one nation, one election’. In …

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Ladakh celebrates ‘1st Independence Day’ after being declared UT

PTI Leh Ladakh, which will become an Union Territory after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, celebrated Independence Day with fervour on Thursday, with local BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal saying the region has got “independence from Kashmir”. The parliamentarian, whose speech in the Lok Sabha after abrogation of special status to the state drew praises, was seen dancing and …

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