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After 9 years, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur gets bail

April 25, 2017

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest. She has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 500,000 after the National Investigation Agency had granted a 'clean chit' to her in May 2016. However, the court reject...

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School teacher shot dead by Police driver in Manipur

April 25, 2017

IMPHAL: A school teacher was shot dead by a police driver in Manipur during a quarrel on Monday night, police said. The accused, Rajesh, allegedly fired three bullets at Khagembam Santosh, 25, from a close range in Thoubal district at Nongpok Sekmai. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has sought a report on the incident. Director General of Po...

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6-year-old girl trapped in Karnataka borewell found dead

April 25, 2017

BELAGAVI (KARNATAKA): A minor girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, said a rescue team official early Tuesday. "The rescue team members found six-year-old Kaveri dead and buried in mud around 11.50 p.m. at about 30 feet in the borewell pipe. She fell and rem...

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Attack on CRPF cowardly: Modi

April 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh by Maoists as "cowardly and deplorable". "We are proud of the valour of our CRPF personnel. The sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain," Modi tweeted. "Condolences to their families. May those injured in (the) attack recover at the ea...

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India becomes world's fifth largest military spender

April 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: India's military expenditure grew around 8.5 per cent in 2016, making it the world's fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion, figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) revealed on Monday. As per the figures, the US remains the world's largest military spendere registering a growth of 1.7 per cent be...

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Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K

April 24, 2017

SRINAGAR: As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said. Students of the S. P. College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in Srinaga...

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Mehbooba Mufti meets Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

April 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state. "We held discussions on various issues...the agenda of alliance between the PDP-BJP," Mehbooba told reporter...

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Universities, colleges, schools to re-open in J&K from today

April 24, 2017

SRINAGAR: The authorities on Monday ordered opening of universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in Jammu and Kashmir after a week's closure. An official statement issued in summer capital Srinagar by the provincial administration said all universities, colleges and higher secondary (Class 12 level) schools will open for academic activit...

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India condemns Afghanistan terror attack

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on an army base in Afghanistan that killed at least 135 soldiers. "Strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Mazar-e-Sharif. Our prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones," said Modi. At least 135 Afghan soldiers were killed and 60 inj...

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Modi urges for clean, green planet

April 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Earth Day is an occasion to reiterate a firm resolve to keep the planet clean and green. "Earth Day is a day of gratitude to mother earth," Modi said. "It is our duty to live in harmony with the plants, animals and birds we share the earth with. We owe this to our future generations."...

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