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Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome

April 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Anastasiades. He was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt. Later during the day, Anastasiades will participate in delegation-l...

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‘Terror’ attacks must be met with strategic, decisive action: Rahul

April 27, 2017

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said such attacks must be met with strategic and decisive action. “Repeated terrorist attacks, especially on Army camps, is extremely worrying. Must be met with strategic and decisive action,” Gandhi tw...

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Vote for change in Himachal: Modi

April 27, 2017

SHIMLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. "Now times have changed. UP and Uttarakhand's fresh air is now coming towards Himachal Pradesh. Even the fresh air from Delhi is coming here," he said at a public rally here. Without naming Chief M...

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Modi condoles Vinod Khanna's death

April 27, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna who died after a prolonged illness. He was 70. "Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader and a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences," Modi tweeted. Khanna was admitted to S...

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Mamata Banerjee condoles Vinod Khanna’s death

April 27, 2017

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former Union Minister Vinod Khanna. “I am deeply saddened by his death. He was a shining star of cinema. With his death, an era has ended. This void can never be filled. I extend my condolences to his bereaved f...

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Social media platforms banned in J&K

April 27, 2017

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages". Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widesprea...

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5 killed in suicide attack in Kashmir’s Kupwara

April 27, 2017

SRINAGAR: Five, including three soldiers and two militants, were killed in a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on an army camp on Thursday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Fidayeen terrorists attacked the Panzgam army camp close to the Line of Control (LoC) around 4.30 a.m.” Defence Ministry Spokesman, Colonel Rajesh K...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: The mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking Islamabad's intervention for the release of her son who has been sentenced to death and expressed a desire to meet him. The appeal was handed over by Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale, during his meeting with Pakis...

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Kejriwal congratulates BJP, assures support for 'betterment of Delhi'

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the BJP for its victory in the civic polls and assured his party's support for Delhi's betterment. "I congratulate (the) BJP on their victory in all three MCDs (municipal corporations of Delhi). My government looks forward to working with the MCDs for the betterment of Delh...

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Modi, Sri Lankan PM discuss bilateral issues

April 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed a range of bilateral issues and matters of mutual concern with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. Following the talks, an agreement on cooperation in economic projects between India and Sri Lanka was signed. "Held comprehensive talks with PM Ranil Wickremesin...

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