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Delhi pilgrim dies enroute to Vaishno Devi shrine


Jammu, July 21: A 30-year-old man from Delhi died of suspected heart attack enroute to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. Mukesh Sharma, a resident of Delhi’s Rohini area, fell unconscious near Battery car point along the new track to the cave shrine last evening and was later declared ...

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India


New Delhi, July 20: As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. “In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world, ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,753 Pilgrims leave Jammu for Jammu


Jammu, July 20: A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek towards Pahalgam,” said an official. Over ...

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India’s secular fabric being changed: Farooq


Srinagar, July 20: Reacting to the spike in attacks on minorities across India, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday alleged that attempted were being made to change the secular fabric of India. “The communal tension is growing across country. Muslims are being killed. There are some persons who act like mad dogs and think they are all powerful. This ...

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Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out


New Delhi, July 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not satisfied with his response, the opposition walked ...

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Yatra 2018: Over 2,600 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir


Srinagar, July 19: A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 81 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley. The pilgrimage was halted for sometime on Wednesday due to inclement weather. After it resumed, over 7,000 pilgrims had paid their obeisance ...

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PDP urges Governor to reverse appointment of Kathua gang rape and murder case defense counsel as AAG


‘There stands an imperative need to protect the interests of the victim’ Srinagar, Jul 18: Taking strong exception to appointment of one of the defence counsel for accused in the Kathua gang rape and murder trial as Additional Advocate General (AAG) by the Jammu and Kashmir government PDP Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir has said that it is a decision ...

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ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland chargesheet


New Delhi, July 18: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke. While filing the chargesheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the ...

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