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WATCH | Viral video shows militant escaping Budgam gunfight site

SRINAGAR In a miraculous escape, a militant reportedly managed to flee the site of a deadly gun-battle in Chattergam area of Budgam district where two militants including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jatt were killed in a firefight with forces on early Wednesday morning. A video of the militant’s escape …

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70 per cent Indians confident about finding better opportunities: LinkedIn

NEW DELHI Despite concerns over a “difficult jobs market”, 70 per cent of people in India are confident of finding better opportunities next year, according to a LinkedIn survey on Wednesday. Nearly two out of three Indians (62 per cent) are optimistic about the general economic situation improving in the next 12 months, according to the …

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JK panchayat polls: Separatists call for shutdown in poll-bound areas in Kashmir

SRINAGAR Separatists on Wednesday called for a shutdown in poll-bound areas in the phase five of panchayat elections in Kashmir tomorrow. A statement issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) – an amalgam of separatist outfits headed by  Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, asked people to observe …

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‘Raag darbari’ of ‘naamdar’ call Naxals, Maoists revolutionaries: PM Modi

BHARATPUR (RAJASTHAN) Courtiers around the “naamdar” believe Naxals and Maoists are revolutionaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday in a sharp attack against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Modi, who often refers to Gandhi as “naamdar” (dynast), was addressing a rally ahead of the December 7 elections in this Rajasthan town. “Raag darbari of the naamdar say Naxals and …

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Naveed Jatt killing: Police version of Chattergam encounter

SRINAGAR Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Naveed Jatt was killed along with an associate in a gunfight with forces in Kuthpora village in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday, police said. “A cordon & search operation was launched in the predawn hours today based on a credible input about …

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Madhya Pradesh polls: Many EVMs malfunctioning, claims Congress

GWALIOR The Congress Wednesday claimed that some EVMs malfunctioned during the ongoing Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and demanded that polling be extended. Polling is underway to elect the 230-member Assembly, where the ruling BJP and opposition Congress are fighting for supremacy. It is being held between 8 am and 5 pm in 227 seats and …

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Kartarpur corridor not connected to dialogue: Swaraj

HYDERABAD External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said the Kartarpur corridor initiative is not connected with the dialogue process with Pakistan and talks can start the moment Islamabad stops terror activities in India. India has been asking for a corridor, which will facilitate visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, for many years …

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