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Missing from Noida, Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Srinagar: A picture and an audio message, purportedly of Ehtisham Bilal, the Kashmiri student who went missing from Sharda University, Greater Noida, on Sunday, has gone viral on social media in Kashmir. In the picture, the person appears wearing black outfit with some weapons strapped to his body and is posing with a flag of the Islamic State while a voice in ...

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50 Indian items face heat as US revokes duty-free privileges on import of 90 products


Washington: The US on Thursday revoked duty-free concessions on import of at least 50 Indian products, mostly from handloom and agriculture sectors, reflecting the Trump administration’s tough stand on trade-related issues with New Delhi. The federal register issued a notification, listing out 90 products which were so far subject to duty-free provisions under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). President ...

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US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape


New Delhi: A US-based journalist of Indian origin recently wrote in a blog piece on Washington Post that she had been raped by editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar years ago when he was the Editor-in-Chief at Asian Age. Akbar’s lawyer has reportedly dismissed the accusation as ‘false’. In her opinion piece for the American news outlet, she writes that the recent accusations levelled against ...

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Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Lalmati slum opposite Bandra Fire Station

Fire breaks out in Lalmati slum opposite Bandra Fire Station

Mumbai: A Level-3 fire broke out in a slum at Lalmati, opposite Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road on Tuesday. Eight water tanks and nine fire tenders have reached the spot. Rescue operations are currently underway. According to emerging reports, the blaze started at around 11:30 am in the slum behind Nargis Dutt Nagar.  No reports of casualties have emerged so ...

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Delhi’s air quality plummeting to “very poor”, Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting

Delhi's air quality plummeting to very poor

New Delhi: Steps taken by states to control stubble burning “are far from satisfactory”, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as environment ministers of four states around Delhi, including Haryana and Punjab, where the practice is rampant, skipped a crucial meet to discuss measures to stop air pollution levels from deteriorating further. With Delhi’s air quality plummeting to “very ...

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Ahead of MP polls, strife between Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia divides Congress


New Delhi: With less than a month to go for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018, a bitter feud emerged among top Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia. According to party sources, the two heavyweights sparred in the presence of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over seat allotment during the meeting of the central election committee (CEC) on Wednesday night. CEC is ...

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Supreme Court gets four new judges; working strength up to 28

Supreme court

New Delhi: Four high court chief justices were on Thursday night elevated to the Supreme Court, within 48 hours of the collegium recommending their names to the government. The Law Ministry notified their appointments on Thursday night. On Tuesday, the SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended the names of Justices Hemant Gupta, Ajay Rastogi, M R ...

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J-K BJP secretary, brother shot dead, curfew imposed in Kishtwar

J&K BJP State Secretary Anil Parihar,

Jammu: Kishtwar town in Jammu and Kashmir was on the edge Thursday night after BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were shot dead by unidentified gunmen, prompting authorities to impose curfew. The attack, suspected to have been carried out by militants, comes days ahead of the panchayat polls in the state which will be held ...

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