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Tendulkar urges Gadkari to act against fake helmet makers


New Delhi, Mar 20: Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has sought action against manufacturers of low-quality helmets, continuing his campaign for safe two-wheeler riding. In a letter to transport minister Nitin Gadkari, Tendulkar said given the high rate of accidents involving two-wheeler drivers, it is important that safety equipment for them is of highest quality. “I am writing ...

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‘Either unfurl tricolour in Lahore or leave Kashmir,’Javed Rana challenges PM Modi


Srinagar, Mar 20: Senior National Conference MLA Javed Rana on Sunday courted controversy by challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unfurl a tricolour in Lahore. Addressing the public at the funeral of five members of a family killed in shelling by Pakistan, NC MLA from Mendhar in Poonch district, Rana said, “People living on the border are getting crushed between the ...

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Pak disappointed at India for not issuing visas to pilgrims


Islamabad, Mar 19: Pakistan today expressed disappointment at India for not issuing visas to more than 500 Pakistani pilgrims for visiting the famed shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA) in Ajmer. The visit was to take place under the 1974 Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines and is a regular annual feature, Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement. “Pakistan ...

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17 dead in Tamil Nadu forest fire: CM


Chennai, Mar 19: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said 17 trekkers lost their lives in the Kurangani Hills forest fire in Theni district on March 11. Speaking in the Assembly, Palaniswami added that the trekking groups – one from Chennai and another from Erode and Tiruppur – did not have the necessary official permission for the trekking. He ...

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SC asks Centre for report on conditions in Rohingya camps


New Delhi, Mar 19: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to file a “comprehensive status report” giving details of conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves that conditions at the camps are unhygienic and “filthiest ...

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Raj Thackeray calls for ‘Modi-mukt Bharat’


Mumbai, Mar 19: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has called for opposition unity and a “Modi-mukt Bharat” by 2019. Addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai yesterday, Thackeray said, “The country is fed up with the false promises made by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and ...

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Wang Yi is China’s key negotiator on border talks with India


Beijing, Mar 19: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will now be its key negotiator with India on the vexed border issue after Beijing promoted him to the post of State Councillor, the country’s top diplomat, it was announced on Monday. Wang succeeds Yang Jiechi, China’s senior-most diplomat, who until now was the country’s Special Representative on border talks with India. He ...

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Modi not fighting corruption, is corruption himself: Rahul


New Delhi, Mar 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not fighting corruption but was “corruption himself” and under him, the country is controlled by “corrupt and powerful”. “The name Modi symbolises the collusion between India’s biggest businessmen and the Prime Minister,” Gandhi said while addressing the Congress’s plenary session here. Referring to the ...

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