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JK admin to intensify tourism promotion activities

JAMMU The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to intensify tourism promotion activities by organising series of events across the country to invite filmmakers for shooting movies at enchanting locations in the state, an official spokesman said Thursday. The decision was taken here at a meeting of the Tourism Department chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, he said. …

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Security beefed up in Haryana, Punjab ahead of verdict in scribe murder case; Ram Rahim an accused

CHANDIGARH Security has been beefed up in Haryana and parts of Punjab in the wake of Special CBI court in Panchkula’s likely verdict on Friday in the journalist murder case in which jailed Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an accused. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Haryana especially in Panchkula, Sirsa (headquarter of Dera) and Rohtak districts with several companies …

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JK police chief chairs high-level meet to finalise R-Day arrangements

SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh today chaired a high level meeting to the finalize arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations in the state. The meeting was attended by top officers of intelligence, Army, CAPFs, Civil and Police. The Director General of Police (DGP) was briefed by the officers …

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Rajasthan Congress to register its anthem-singing rally for Guinness records

JAIPUR Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachriyawas said on Thursday that a farmers’ rally organised on Wednesday in Jaipur where around two lakh people stood united at one place to sing the national anthem will be registered in the Guinness World Records. Khachriyawas said the farmers, police personnel, ministers and visitors along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and …

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Man arrested for duping over 2,000 people of Rs 3 crore by using pics of PM Modi

NEW DELHI A man was arrested for allegedly using pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a government department to promote his organisation and duping over 2,000 people to the tune of over Rs 3 crore on the pretext of providing cheap houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, police said Thursday. The accused has …

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Mamata expresses doubt over implementation of 10 per cent job quota for upper caste poor

KRISHNANAGAR (WB) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed her doubt over the Centre’s intention in approving 10 per cent quota in government jobs for economically weak upper castes, alleging that the NDA was misleading people with polls in mind. She also asserted that the Union government would not be able to implement …

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If talks can be held with Taliban, why not with Hurriyat in Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah

KOLKATA Referring to Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on holding talks with the Taliban for peace in Afghanistan, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked why the Centre was not initiating a dialogue with the Hurriyat leaders in the Valley. Speaking at a seminar entitled ‘J&K– The Road Ahead’ here, Abdullah said leaders like former Indian Prime …

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Congress compares PM Modi with Hitler, says opposition being “strangled”

MUMBAI The Congress Thursday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler and accused him of trying to “strangulate” the rights of the opposition, a day after its party men were allegedly thrashed by police in Solapur during his visit to the city. Senior party leader and former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde also accused Modi of making an “election speech” during the visit to Solapur and alleged …

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