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Special status to J&K: SC seeks Centre's response

August 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea challenging the validity of the Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to the state. A bench of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice A.K. Goel and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked the Centre and the state to file respon...

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21-year-old student dies of botched abortion

August 07, 2017

HYDERABAD: An engineering student died of botched abortion at a private maternity hospital in Hyderabad's Vansthalipuram area on Monday, police said. The 21-year-old died of excessive bleeding. As her condition was deteriorating, the maternity hospital staff shifted her to another private hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The police ...

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Women’s hockey star found dead on railway tracks

August 04, 2017

GURUGRAM/NEW DELHI: Jyoti Gupta, a 20-year-old hockey player who represented the women's national team and was seen as a future star, was found dead on the railway tracks in Haryana's Rewari on Wednesday evening. Police believe she committed suicide, going by the account of the driver of the Chandigarh-Jaipur Intercity Express, who reported that...

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Massive Earth-sized storm on Neptune spotted

August 04, 2017

NEW YORK: Astronomers have spotted a storm system nearly the size of Earth near Neptune's equator, a region where no bright cloud has been seen before. "Seeing a storm this bright at such a low latitude is extremely surprising," said Ned Molter, an astronomy graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley. "Normally, this area is really...

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Major, soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir

August 03, 2017

SRINAGAR: An Indian Army Major and a soldier were killed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen, which earlier lost two of its men to security forces in Kulgam district, officials said. The Hizbul claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army patrol in Zaipora village which left Major Kamlesh P...

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Fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan

July 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out at the Shastri Bhawan on Monday due to a short circuit in an air conditioner (AC), an official said here. "The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the building at 9.42 a.m. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot and it was doused," the fire service official said. No casualties were reported, he said. The Shastri Bha...

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Sasikala jail bribery case: D Roopa served notice

July 27, 2017

Bengaluru: A top police officer, who came out with a controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala, was yesterday served a legal notice by transferred Karnataka DGP H N Satyanarayana Rao. "You (D Roopa) are required to get an apology duly published in all leading newspapers in the next three days, f...

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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

July 27, 2017

PATNA: Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as partner of his Janata Dal-United, within 24 hours of quitting the Grand Alliance. This is his second innings in the last two years, after he snapped ties late on Wednesday with the Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress, over cor...

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No evidence 39 Indians are dead, search to continue: Sushma

July 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: There is no evidence of the 39 missing Indians in Iraq being dead or alive but search for them will continue till there is concrete evidence about their fate, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament on Wednesday. Making in a statement in the Lok Sabha, the Minister refuted the allegation that the government was mislea...

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Text of speech by new President Ram Nath Kovind

July 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: Following is the text of the speech delivered by Ram Nath Kovind after being sworn in as the 14th President of India in the Central Hall of Parliament here on Tuesday. "Respected Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji, Shri Hamid Ansari ji, Shri Narendra Modi ji, Shrimati Sumitra Mahajan ji, Shri Justice J. S. Khehar ji, Excellencies, Hon'ble M...

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