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Zakir Naik to be chargesheeted by NIA this week

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Srinagar, Oct 22: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will be chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) this week for his alleged role in “funding and money laundering” cases in the country, officials said. The formalities to file the chargesheet against Naik, who left the country in July last year, have been completed and it will be submitted before a special court ...

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India, Pak trade fire on second consecutive day along LoC in Uri

In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

Srinagar, Oct 22: The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged fire for the second consecutive day along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that Pakistan army fired at Indian army posts in Kamalkote area around 11am. “The firing started at 11am and is going on intermittently,” he said, adding ...

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3 Kashmiris arrested in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Oct 22: Three people, wanted by the Jammu and Kashmir police, were arrested on board a train in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district, officials said today. Suhail Ahmad and two others were caught by the Railway Protection Force from the Ahmedabad-Jammu Tawi Express near the Merta Road station in Nagaur district on Thursday night. They were handed over to the Kulgam police ...

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Govt owes an explanation over braid chopping incidents: Tarigami

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Srinagar, Oct 21: CPI (M) leader MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday said that the cutting of Women’s plaits and putting them to disrespect is the latest unfortunate situation, the people of Kashmir are facing. He said, “This mysterious perplexing and sudden development has generated wide spread panic and has disturbed the social and economic activities in the valley. Fear ...

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Pak firing claims one more life in Baramulla

In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

Srinagar, Oct 21: An Army porter was today martyred and a girl got injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Baramulla district. “There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Kamalkote area,” an army official said. A civilan working as a porter for the Army was martyred “when ...

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Security situation in Kashmir is improving: Gen Bipin Rawat

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Srinagar, Oct 21: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Saturday said that the overall security situation in the State of Jammu Kashmir is improving. Army Chief, who is on a visit to Jammu division of the state, said, “Security situation in Kashmir valley improving. There is utter frustration among the militant.” Commenting about the NIA raids Rawat said , “In Kashmir we ...

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Armies of India, Pak exchange fire in Kamalkote sector of Uri

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Srinagar, Oct 21: The armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged light mortar shelling across the line of control in Uri. Officials said that the firing started at around 11 am today in Kamalkote sector near the line of control. Authorities have shut the primary and middle schools in the area as a precautionary measure, officials said. Latest reports from ...

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Amid shrinking Saffron lands, Minister in Spain to sell the prized crop

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Tax payers’ money spent sans scrutiny! Jammu: At a time when the saffron lands are encroached with impunity under government’s nose, a senior minister is busy with his Europe tour, discussing ways of producing and selling saffron at an international level. Out 0f the state exchequer which already is reeling under crises due to mishandling of affairs by the previous ...

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Air India looks for Rs 1,500 crore short term loans

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New Delhi, Oct 20: Disinvestment-bound Air India has sought proposals for short term loans worth Rs 1,500 crore to meet “urgent” working capital needs, according to a document. This is the second time in little over a month that the flagship carrier has floated tenders for short tenure loans even as the government is working on the modalities for the stake ...

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PM Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple

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Uttarakhand, Oct 20: UTTARAKHAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor K.K. Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Himalayan shrine, dedicated to Shiva, will be closed from Saturday for six months owing to winter. Later, he will lay the foundation stone for ...

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