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Severe weather kills 7 in Jammu

June 08, 2017

JAMMU: Seven people were killed, dozens of cattle perished and hundreds of houses damaged in massive windstorms and lightning here in Jammu and Kashmir. Damage to houses, electric department infrastructure including transformers and poles were reported from Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi, Kathua and Samba districts due to the severe weather conditions l...

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Juvenile held for sexually assaulting minor

June 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: A juvenile has been taken into custody for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl who considered a brother, police said on Wednesday. Police said the incident occurred in Mangolpuri area of west Delhi on Tuesday evening when the girl's grandmother sent her to bring grocery items from a near by shop. The 17-year-old juvenile met the gir...

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Presidential election on July 17

June 07, 2017

NEW DELHI: The election to elect 14th President of India will be held on July 17 with counting of votes slated for July 20, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. Announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters here that the last date of filing nominations is June 28, scrutiny of nominations will take place...

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EC to announce Presidential election date

June 07, 2017

New Delhi: The Election Commission will on Wednesday evening announce the date for next month’s Presidential election. The announcement is expected to be made by Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi and the two Election Commissioners at a press conference here. President Pranab Mukhereje’s term expires on July 25. ...

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Jaitley leaves on 4-day visit to Paris for OECD meetings

June 06, 2017

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday left on a four-day official visit to Paris to participate in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meetings and hold bilateral talks. "The Finance Minister will arrive in Paris on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday, he will deliver the keynote address at OECD meeting," th...

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Government at war with farmers: Rahul Gandhi

June 06, 2017

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Centre of waging a war against the country’s farmers. “In Bharatiya Janata Party’s new India, our farmers get the bullets when they ask for their rights. This government is at war with the farmers of our country,” the Congress leader tweeted. His commen...

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Woman alleges gang rape in auto-rickshaw

June 05, 2017

GURUGRAM: A 23-year-old woman has alleged that her six-month-old daughter was killed by three unknown persons and she was gang raped by them in an auto-rickshaw here last week, police said on Monday. The victim is a resident of Bass Kusla village near IMT Manesar. She said in her complaint to police that the incident took place on May 29 midnight....

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Goa lawyer demands ban on Zakir Naik, IRF Facebook pages

June 05, 2017

PANAJI: A lawyer filed a complaint with Goa Police on Monday, demanding a ban on the Facebook pages of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his organisation Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). The Goa-based lawyer said the pages are active despite a ban on the foundation. "The Islamic Research Foundation and Dr Zakir Naik are active in In...

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GSLV-Mk III rocket dubbed 'Bahubali'

June 05, 2017

SRIHARIKOTA (ANDHRA PRADESH): India's newest and heaviest rocket, the GSLV-Mk III which on Monday launched the GSAT-19 satellite safely, was nicknamed the "fat boy" by Indian space scientists but the Telugu media called it "Bahubali". While the lightweight Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is called the workhorse of the Indian Space Research O...

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Four ‘Fidayeen’ militants killed in retaliatory fire in Kashmir

June 05, 2017

SRINAGAR: Four ‘Fidayeen’ militants were killed on Monday in an attack on a central reserve police force (CRPF) camp in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “Four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by troops of 45 battalion of the CRPF and J&K police at Sumbal in Bandipora district during a suicidal attack by the ...

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