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SC extends all deadlines of Aadhaar linkages to March 31, 2018

December 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday extended till March 31 next year the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in an interim order, also modified its earlier order with regard to linking of Aadhaar with mobile services and said th...

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Sonia has retired as party chief, not from politics: Congress

December 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: As Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, the Congress party clarified that she has retired as party President and not from politics. "Would sincerely request friends in the media to not rely on innuendos. "Sonia Gandhi has retired as President of Indian National Congress and not from politics. Her blessings, wisdom...

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Sabarimala temple received 101 crores in collections

December 12, 2017

SABARIMALA (KERALA): Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple received Rs 101 crore (more than $15 million) in collections in the first 25 days of the ongoing two-month festival, an official said on Tuesday. The Travancore Devaswom Board, the body that runs the temple affairs, said the collections in the same period last season stood at Rs 86 crore. The f...

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Russia, India, China hold trilateral meeting

December 11, 2017

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj along with her Chinese and Russian counterparts Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov held the 15th Russia-India-China trilateral meeting here on Monday. "Towards global and regional peace, security and stability," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted of the meeting. Kumar had said la...

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"Dangal" Actress Zaira Wasim complains of in-flight molestation

December 10, 2017

MUMBAI: "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. The 17-year-old National Award winner shared her ordeal via an Instagram Story. "Managed to get this," Zaira posted with a snapshot of the man's foot, which was rested on her arm...

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Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused arrested

December 07, 2017

JAIPUR: In a horrifying video going viral, a man is seen being burnt alive in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, for allegedly committing "love jihad". Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the crime, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday. According to SP Manoj Kumar, the person killed has been identified as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh. Interrogation of t...

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Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Valley

December 07, 2017

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so far. "A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 a.m. today," sources in the disaster management department said on Thursday. "The epicentre of the quake was...

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2G scam: Court verdict on December 21

December 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: A court here said on Tuesday it would deliver its verdict on December 21 in the 2G spectrum allocation graft cases involving, among others, former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi who are out on bail. CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini has been hearing two separate cases related to 2G spectrum allocation. One is b...

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Cyclone Ockhi: 102 Kerala fishermen yet to return home

December 02, 2017

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The rescue operations jointly launched by the Indian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard after Cyclone Ockhi hit the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, resumed on Saturday with 102 Kerala fishermen yet to return home, a top state official said. Thiruvananthapuram district Collector S. Vasuki told the media that the 102 fi...

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Narendra Modi, Kovind greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi

December 02, 2017

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid is observed as the Islamic prophet's birthday and is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. "On the occasion of Mil...

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