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Congress accuses PM Modi of lying about number of houses built during UPA rule

MUMBAI Congress leader Ashok Chavan Friday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that the UPA government built only 25 lakh houses in its last four years, against 1.25 crore houses built by the present NDA government. The UPA government built almost 25 lakh houses per year between 2004 and 2013, Chavan, president of the Maharashtra unit of Congress, said in a …

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Follow path of Lord Ram, accept ‘Harijan’ to destroy those promoting terrorism: Adityanath

GORAKHPUR (UP) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that people need to follow the path of Lord Ram to destroy those promoting terrorism and naxalism, embrace ‘Harijans’ and conserve the tradition of seers. “The personality of Lord Ram signifies Hindu dharma (religion) and inspire us to fight against evil. He is not only worshipped …

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Amritsar tragedy: Opposition attacks Congress-led Punjab govt, targets Sidhu’s wife

AMRITSAR A tragic train accident in which over 60 people died became a political blame game with the Opposition holding Punjab’s Congress government responsible for allowing a Dussehra event near railway tracks and accusing ex-MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu of running away from the site. Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu who was the chief guest at …

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Two members of Khalistani module arrested in Amritsar

AMRITSAR The Punjab Police on Friday arrested two members of a Khalistani module who were allegedly engaged in propagating the ‘Referendum 2020’ campaign by affixing banners and posters in public places in Amritsar. ‘Referendum 2020’ is a campaign that seeks to garner support for a separate state for Sikhs — Khalistan. The accused …

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Top Dawood Ibrahim henchman to stand trial for money laundering, extortion in UK

LONDON A “top lieutenant” of the D-Company Dawood Ibrahim’s organised crime and terror network – will stand trial in Britain in February 2019 in his extradition case brought by US authorities, a court here said on Friday. Jabir Moti, alias Jabir Motiwala, was remanded in custody to appear for a case management hearing on November 12, before a …

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Gujarat fisherman’s wife says found out about husband’s death in Pakistan jail after a month

VADODARA The wife of a Gujarat resident Thursday learnt of his death last month in a Pakistan jail after a letter from the deceased’s cellmate reached her. Nanubhai Kanabhai Solanki (45), a fisherman from Karjadi village in Una tehsil in the state’s Gir Somnathdistrict, was arrested by Pakistan maritime authorities on November 11 last year for allegedly straying into …

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India’s decision to buy S-400 missile system will further destabilise region: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan said on Friday that India’s decision to buy S-400 missile defence system from Russia will further destabilise stability in the region and renewed the arms race. In a statement, the Foreign Office said the Indian purchase was part of its efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System through multiple sources. “This …

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No coercive action against Navlakha, Teltumbde: Bombay HC to Pune police

MUMBAI The Bombay High Court on Friday said the Pune police shall not take any coercive action against activist Gautam Navlakha and professor Anand Teltumbde, both accused in Koregaon-Bhima case, till next week. A division bench of Justices R V More and Bharti Dangre said it will hear petitions filed by Navlakha and Teltumbde urging the court to quash the …

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Amitabh Bachchan to pay off loan of over 850 UP farmers

MUMBAI Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed he will be paying off loans of over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh. The 76-year-old actor said he previously helped over 350 farmers from Maharashtra by clearing their loans. “It has been a most satisfying experience to give some to them our countrymen that sacrificed their lives for us… 44 …

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