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Yogi cuts security cover for Akhilesh, Mulayam, Maya

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LUCKNOW, April 23: (Agencies) In a sudden move, Uttar Pradesh government took away or downgraded security cover of several opposition leaders, including former chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati and Samajwadi Party MPs Dimple Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav and SP leaders like Shivpal Yadav and Azam Khan. However, some have had their security cover upgraded, including ...

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Haryana: STET cleared before July ’11 valid for teachers’ recruitment

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Chandigarh, April 23: The School Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) of Haryana, if cleared before 2011, will be valid for the recruitment that the state government started before July 20, 2016. This significant decision is set to benefit a sizable number of pre-2011 STET qualified candidates aspiring for teachers’ job through the ongoing recruitment of 11,000 Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) and ...

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Rajnath asks all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris Banners calling Kashmiris to leave UP come up in Meerut

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  New Delhi, April 21,(Agencies): Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said all states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris in different parts of the country, condemning the alleged attack on students from Kashmir in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh on Wednesday.       The Home Minister said he had heard last night that “in one or two parts of India, people misbehaved with Kashmiri youth”. According to ...

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BJP’s Swamy blames Doval and Madhav for Kashmir crisis

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New Delhi, April 21, (Agencies): Senior BJP leader Subramanian Sawamy Friday blamed India’s National Security Advisor Ajid Doval and BJP point man for Kashmir Affairs Ram Madhav for the current Kashmir crisis. In multiple tweets related to current ‘unrest’ in Kashmir he responded to remarks that Ram Madav made in an interview with a private TV channel.     “Ram Madhav admits ...

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Delhi based citizens’ group calls for dialogue with separatist leadership

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  New Delhi, April 21, (Agencies) A Delhi based citizens’ group on Friday called for a political outreach, including dialogue with the separatist leadership. The group, headed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, warned against a repetition of 2016, that saw a five-month long unrest. “Nobody in his right mind should want a repetition of the ...

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“A debate is going on now a days and the silence on the issue reminds me of Draupadi’s chir haran (disrobing),” Adityanath said, alluding to the custom that many say is loaded against women. Adityanath’s comments come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked party workers to stand by Muslim women who want to fight triple talaq, saying dignity was guaranteed to all under the Constitution. Last October, the Centre opposed the practice in the Supreme Court, the first time a government has taken a stand on an issue that divides the Muslim community.

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Syria, April 17: (Agencies) The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer has been postponed, opposition activists said, a day after a deadly blast that killed more than 120 people, many of them government supporters. The reasons for the delay were not immediately clear. It came ...

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Triple talaq or Draupadi disrobing: Those who watch in silence guilty too, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

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Lucknow, April 17: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath appeared on Monday to compare the “silence” over the Islamic practice of triple talaq to the disrobing of Draupadi in the Mahabharata epic. Speaking at an event in Lucknow, the 44-year-old said anyone who remained quiet and didn’t oppose the custom — under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by ...

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