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Pak firing claims one more life in Jammu and Kashmir

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Srinagar: An Army porter was today killed and a girl injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. “There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Kamalkote area,” an army official said. A civilan working as a porter […]

43 killed in Taliban attack on army camp in southern Afghanistan

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Kabul: The Taliban have killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said today. Spokesman Dawlat Wazir said the attack yesterday involved two suicide car bombs and set off hours of fighting. He says nine other soldiers were wounded and six […]

Death toll in Odisha’s cracker factory blast rises to 8

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Bhubaneswar: The death toll in the explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Odisha’s Balasore district rose to eight today with two more persons succumbing to burn injuries, officials said. The massive explosion at the illegal firecracker factory at Bahabalpur had claimed the lives of six persons and left nine seriously injured last night. Seven […]

PM Modi tweets Diwali greetings, likely to celebrate festival with Indian Army

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Uttrakhand: On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation through a Twitter post. He is likely to celebrate this year’s Diwali with troops of the Indian Army and the ITBP on the China border in Uttrakhand. On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation through a Twitter […]

Swaraj flags H1B visa issue at meeting with US Congressional delegation

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday flagged the H1B visa issue as a “strong concern” during a meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation and sought bipartisan support for it. The 9-member US congressional delegation from the house committee on science, space and technology is led by its chairman Lamar Smith, ministry […]

Govt seeks suggestions for policy on min wages for domestic workers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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New Delhi: Domestic workers across the country may soon have the right to equal and minimum wages, social security cover, skill development programme and forming unions at a par with other workers under the existing labour laws. The ministry has invited views of all stakeholders and general comments on the National Policy for Domestic Workers till […]

2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including top commander Waseem Shah, were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces launched an operation in Litter area of Pulwama this morning following information about the presence of the militants in the area, a police official said. The militants opened […]

Pak wants peaceful relations with ‘belligerent’ India: Bajwa

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Karachi: Pakistan genuinely wants to have peaceful ties with its neighbours, including a “belligerent” India, the country’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said, underlining that it takes “two to tango”. Speaking at a seminar here yesterday on ‘Interplay of Economy and Security’, Gen Bajwa also said that the region surrounding Pakistan remains captive […]

Allahabad HC likely to give verdict on appeal by Talwars in Aarushi murder case

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday is likely to pronounce its verdict on an appeal filed by dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, challenging their conviction for the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The couple were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad in November, 2013. […]

Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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New delhi: Actor Anupam Kher was today appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, Information and Broadcasting ministry officials said. Kher replaces Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute. His term had ended in March. A notification regarding Kher’s appointment has been issued, officials said.  

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