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Modi is servant of politics, not people: Congress

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New Delhi, May 20: The Congress on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, following a tragedy earlier this week in which 18 persons were killed and termed him a “servant of politics”, not of people. Talking to reporters here, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill also called upon Modi to initiate a probe into the allegations ...

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Kashmiri woman assault case: DMC seeks report from police, RWA

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New Delhi, May 20: The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the police and a resident welfare association (RWA) here, seeking reports about the alleged assault on a Kashmiri woman and her relatives earlier this month. The commission’s chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan, said notices have been issued in the recent incident in southeast Delhi’s Siddhartha Extension to the police ...

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PM Modi urges Kashmiri youth to return to ‘mainstream’

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Srinagar, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to those Kashmiri youth who have joined militancy to return to their homes and live a life of “dignity and peace.” Addressing an official function at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar where he inaugurated the 330mw Kishenganga Hydel Project and also laid foundation of Srinagar Ring Road, Modi said: ...

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Modi wants Jammu, Kashmir people to learn from Ladakh

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Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the people of Ladakh have set an example in human endeavour and urge for progress that must be followed by those living in Jammu and Kashmir regions. Speaking at the closing ceremony of centenary birth celebrations of the Buddhist spiritual leader, Kashuk Bakula here, Modi said: “Despite hardships and inaccessibility, Ladakhis ...

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SC order vindicates Congress’ stand: Rahul

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New Delhi, May 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed a Supreme Court order directing the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday and said it vindicates the party’s stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally. Gandhi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) bluff has been called out by the court and the party will now try to ...

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Pak summons Indian diplomat to condemn ‘unprovoked firing’

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Islamabad, May 18: Pakistan summoned India’s Acting Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the “unprovoked firing” on the Line of Control by Indian forces that killed a civilian, the Foreign Office said today. Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said that Indian forces resorted to “unprovoked firing” on May 15 in the Hotspring Sector which killed a civilian resident of Dehra Sher Khan ...

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Centre announces ceasefire during Ramadhan in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Centre on Wednesday asked the forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramadhan. However, forces have been given the right to retaliate “if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.” “The Centre asks Security Forces not to launch operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month ...

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Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of offering Rs 100 crore to JD-S MLAs

Bangaluru, May 16: Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused the BJP of offering Rs 100 crore and cabinet posts to its newly elected legislators in a “desperate” attempt to form a government in Karnataka. “Our legislators have been offered Rs 100 crore and cabinet seats by the BJP in return for support. Where are the Income Tax ...

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