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Depopulate Kashmir Valley to curb protests: Swamy

April 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday suggested that the troubled Kashmir Valley should be de-populated and Kashmiris sent to refugee camps in Tamil Nadu to curb protests in the state. "Solution to (the) Kashmir Valley revolt is to depopulate as was done to Kashmir Valley Hindus. For a few years keep them in refugee camps in TN (Tamil Nad...

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Class 6 student commits suicide after tiff with classmates

April 18, 2017

KOLKATA: A Class 6 student allegedly committed suicide following a tiff with her classmates in south Kolkata's Behala, police said on Tuesday. "Srestha Dey (11), a Class 6 student of Jodhpur Park Girls High School, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her house at A.K. Paul Road in Behala's Parnasree area at around 10 p.m. ...

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Vijay Mallya arrested in London, could be heading to India soon

April 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya who is wanted in India for defaulting on loans worth Rs 9,000 crore has been arrested in London. Mallya is likely to be extradited to India. A CBI team will visit United Kingdom soon. Mallya, who has been declared by some banks as wilful defaulter, has been in the United Kingdom since March last year. ...

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Nepal President accorded ceremonial welcome

April 18, 2017

NEW DELHI: Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Bhandari. She was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Special honours for a close neighbour,” Exte...

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Broadband, mobile internet services suspended in Kashmir

April 17, 2017

SRINAGAR: Students clashed with security forces in several places in the Kashmir Valley on Monday during protests against the alleged “highhandedness” of security forces at a college in Pulwama in south Kashmir. The students also boycotted classes. Meanwhile, the authorities suspended broadband and mobile Internet services in the Valle...

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HRD Minister Javadekar launches RUSA app, website

April 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched the website and a mobile application for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally funded education scheme. Along with these two, the minister also unveiled 17 facilities built across 14 states. "Our government's first priority is to give quali...

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‘Exchange of prisoners could possibly sort out Kulbhushan Jadhav issue’

April 17, 2017

KOLKATA: Former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Monday said an exchange of prisoners is possibly the only way to sort out the controversy surrounding alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. “From my point of view, an exchange of prisoners is possibly the only way we can sort it (the issue) out,” Narayanan said here. But he declined ...

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Mahatma Gandhi united people: Rahul Gandhi

April 17, 2017

PATNA: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said people belonging to all faiths unitedly fought for the freedom of India under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. "Saabhi ne ek hokar Azadi ki ladai ladi aur hum azaad hue (all unitedly fought for freedom of the country)," said Rahul Gandhi in his address here at a felicitation ceremony of f...

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Former Andhra minister Devineni Nehru is dead

April 17, 2017

HYDERABAD/VIJAYAWADA: Former Andhra Pradesh minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Nehru died of cardiac arrest on Monday, his family members said. He was 65. A key figure in Vijayawada politics, he suffered cardiac arrest at his house in Hyderabad. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Nehru, whose real name was Devineni Rajasek...

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India is what it is because of Sardar Patel: PM Modi

April 17, 2017

SURAT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for redrawing the Indian map after independence "to give us what it (country) is today". "If we live in India with pride and our heads held high, it is because of him," Modi said after inaugurating a diamond manufacturing unit in Surat. The Prime Minister, who arrived h...

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