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China blames Indian troops for Ladakh scuffle


Beijing, Aug 21: China on Monday blamed Indian troops for a scuffle between the two Armies in Ladakh sector and said it had complained to New Delhi. Beijing said Indian soldiers started the trouble, causing injury to Chinese soldiers near the Pangong Lake. Representational Image On August 15, when Indian troops tried to stop the Chinese from entering the Indian ...

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BJP Backed Statement Of Rajnath Singh On Reduction Of Stone Pelting Incidents In Kashmir


New Delhi, Aug 21: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that incidents of stone-pelting have declined in Kashmir due to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed same statement. “A very effective operations has been conducted by NIA against separatist and the nature of funding received by these organsiation to create disturbances in Jammu ...

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Doklam standoff: After last week’s racist anti-India video, China’s mouthpiece calls for ‘sober’ solution


Doklam standoff: China’s mouthpiece Xinhua alleges that the Doklam issue shows a lack of “strategic trust” on the Indian side and the standoff could lead to “strategic myopia” and hurt its own interests. Beijing, Aug 21: Backpedaling from last week’s racist video which portrayed India as a nation of hairy men, China’s mouthpiece Xinhua News has changed tack and attempted ...

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J&K Tourism Sets Benchmark At ITM Ludhiana


LUDHIANA, AUGUST 21: An all-inclusive participation of Jammu & Kashmir delegation in the 3 days Tourism Exhibition organized at Ludhiana by India Travel Mart(ITM) from 18th -20th August 2017 enhanced the scope of making all three regions viz-a-viz JAMMU, KASHMIR and LADAKH of the state of J&K as destinations of high esteem. Dr Umesh Shan, Assistant Director Tourism lead the ...

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3 J&K Students Booked For Not Standing During National Anthem


Hyderabad, Aug 20: Three engineering students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir have been booked for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem by not standing when it was being played in a cinema hall here, Cyberabad police said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the three students studying at a private college in Hyderabad went to a cinema hall under ...

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40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi


The minister of state for minority affairs said the government was mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of the country. New Delhi, Aug 20: The government has decided to proffer 40% reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas ...

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BSF adopts ways to curb suicides, depression among soldiers


A wellness quotient assessment test, a multi-point questionnaire which is being linked to the annual medical test of jawans and officers, was launched recently. New Delhi, Aug 20: In a first-of-its kind step, the country’s largest border-guarding force, the Border Security Force (BSF), has launched two ambitious projects to curb suicides and depression amongst its jawans and has introduced a ‘wellness ...

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Demonetisation, NIA raids leave Kashmiri separatists cash starved, claims Arun Jaitley


New Delhi, Aug 20: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said that demonetisation, crackdown by National Investigation Agency have made it difficult for separatists to carry on their activities in Jammu and Kashmir. “Now, the fund squeeze is such that it is difficult for them (separatists) to gather 25-50 people,” Jaitley said while addressing a gathering. Commenting on the stone-pelting in Kashmir, ...

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Around 1,000 non-Muslims are converted in Malappuram district of Kerala in a month, Union minister Hansraj Ahir spews communal venom


Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir spewed communal venom on Saturday alleging that around 1,000 non-Muslims are converted in every single month in the Malappuram district of Kerala. Malappuram is the most Muslim populated district in the state. Ahir claimed conversions take place in the district in a large scale adding that Muslims and Christian residents are compelled ...

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Due to NIA stone pelting cases decline in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh


New Delhi, Aug 20: Home Minister Rajnath Singh while praising the National Investigation Authority for the role it has played since its inception credited it for the decrease in cases of stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of the NIA’s Lucknow office building. ”Those involved in terror funding are afraid of the NIA. ...

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