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UP ATS arrests BSF trooper ‘honey-trapped’ by ISI

LUCKNOW The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF trooper from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said Wednesday. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was “honey-trapped” into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman who claimed to …

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Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army Chief demoralising for soldiers: Sitharaman

NEW DELHI Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday said Navjot Singh Sidhu’s gesture of hugging the Pakistan army chief during his visit to Islamabad last month was demoralising for soldiers in India. She said Sidhu could have avoided hugging the Pakistan army chief as there have been “very clear” feelings about the army of the neighbouring country in India. Sitharaman was replying to a question during an interactive …

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Central agencies not being misused to harass Congress-JDS leaders: Rajnath

BENGALURU Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday rejected the accusation made by the Congress and JD(S) that central agencies were being misused to harass the ruling coalition leaders in Karnataka, saying he did not think such things happen. “I don’t think, it is the job of CBI or ED to harass people. I don’t think …

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Rupee falls 47 paise to close at record low of 72.98 as crude oil rises

MUMBAI The rupee Tuesday slid further 47 paise to settle at a record low of 72.98 against the US currency due to surging crude oil prices and escalating trade war worries. Panic dollar demand from importers and speculative traders sent the home currency sinking to a historic low of 72.99 in late afternoon deals with very little chance …

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Congress women’s wing activists show black flags to BJP MP over feet washing incident

DUMKA (JHARKHAND) The Congress women’s wing activists Tuesday showed black flags to BJP MP Nishikant Dubey in protest against the incident when a Bharatiya Janata Party worker washed his feet and drank the water at a function. The incident came to light when Dubey went to lay the foundation stone of a bridge at Kanbhara village in …

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PM Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal: Antony

NEW DELHI Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “gravely compromising national security and defence preparedness” by reducing to 36 the number of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France. “In 2000, the Indian Air Force (IAF) told the then NDA government that they require at least 126 fighter aircraft. With threats looming on both eastern and western borders, modern air …

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Doubtful if Rahul Gandhi knows Rabi and Kharif: Amit Shah

JAIPUR Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, BJP chief Amit Shah Tuesday said it was doubtful whether the Congress leader knows about Rabi and Kharif crops and alleged the opposition party cannot protect farmers’ interest. Addressing farmers at a function in Nagaur district of poll-bound Rajasthan, Shah also said the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi do not give slogans …

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Three infants die every two minutes in India: UNIGME

UNITED NATIONS Three infants die every two minutes on an average in India due to lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, according to a report by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, but the infant …

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1,000 farmers oppose bullet train project in Gujarat HC

AHMEDABAD As many as 1,000 farmers affected by the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train submitted affidavits in the Gujarat High Court Tuesday, voicing their opposition to the project. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi is hearing five petitions challenging the land acquisition process for the high speed rail project. Besides these petitioners, …

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