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Kerala turns into war zone after women’s entry into Sabarimala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Hurling crude bombs and stones, Hindu fringe groups Thursday rampaged through the streets of Kerala, fighting pitched battles with police and political rivals, leaving scores of people injured including three BJP workers in a knife attack, officials said. The dawn-to-dusk ‘Hartal’ called by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organisation of pro-Hindutva groups, and …

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Parliament nod to President’s Rule in J&K, Rajnath says open for polls with Lok Sabha elections

NEW DELHI Parliament on Thursday approved imposition of Presidents Rule in Jammu and Kashmir with Home Minister Rajnath Singh stating that the government will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) decides to hold Assembly polls in the state along with the coming Lok Sabha elections. The Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved the proclamation of President’s Rule …

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Sabarimala: Over 100 Journalists attacked by Sangh Parivar activists

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Around 100 media personnel, including women, have been attacked in Kerala in the last two days since protests erupted after two women prayed at the Sabarimala temple, a journalist leader said on Thursday, blaming the Sangh Parivar activists for the mayhem. The dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called by the Sabarimala …

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Spending on 9 out of 21 central scholarship schemes declines in 2017-18

NEW DELHI Spending on nine out of a total 21 central scholarship and fellowship schemes for students registered a decline between 2016-17 and 2017-18, the HRD Ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Among the schemes where the expenditure recorded a decline are those for students hailing from the Northeast and belonging to Scheduled Caste …

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Defence Minister to probe death of Army Major in Nagrota militant attack

NEW DELHI The Defence Ministry has set up a panel to probe the death of Major Akshay Girish in a militant attack on Nagrota military base in Jammu and Kashmir in November 2016, officials said Thursday. Seven Army personnel including two officers were killed in the attack which was allegedly carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in …

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Two smugglers arrested with heroin in Udhampur

JAMMU Two narcotic smugglers were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’sUdhampur district on Thursday, the police said. Based on a tip-off, a police party intercepted a car at main market in Udhampur city and during its search, 60 grams of heroin was recovered, they said. The occupants– Shubham Gupta and Harjeet Singh of Udhampur were …

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Drug peddler arrested with intoxicant capsules near Lakhanpur

JAMMU An alleged drug peddler was arrested with intoxicant capsules in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district Thursday, police said. Bahadur Singh of Pathankot, Punjab was held near Lakhanpur and a total of 905 intoxicant capsules were recovered from him, they said. A case has been registered and further investigation is on, they added. Share on: WhatsApp

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Pakistan dubs 2016 surgical strike a ‘figment of Indian imagination’, says there was no such event

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Thursday again rejected the 2016 surgical strike as a “figment of Indian imagination”, saying there was no such ‘event’. The Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on militant launch pads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, but Pakistan denied any such attacks. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said this at his weekly briefing when asked about …

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Former ACD Rajouri booked for corruption

JAMMU A former assistant commissioner development (ACD) was booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Thursday on charges of corruption in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said. The ACB registered a formal case against Noor Alam, then ACD Rajouri, on the basis of a verification into the allegations that the suspect officer, in sheer abuse of his …

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Jammu-Srinagar Highway reopened for vehicular traffic after day-long closure

JAMMU The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, has been reopened for vehicular traffic Thursday after a day-long closure due to snowfall, police officials said. The highway has been reopened and stranded vehicles at Udhampur and Jammu have been allowed to move towards Kashmir, they said. …

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