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PM Modi launches Aadhaar-linked BHIM App on Ambedkar’s birth anniversary

PM Modi

Nagpur / New Delhi, April 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched an Aadhaar-based money transfer mobile platform for traders along with two incentive schemes, in a push to make the economy “less-cash” and curb black money generation. Addressing a gathering at local sport complex in Nagpur on the 126th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, PM Modi said that ...

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Kids of single moms shouldn’t have to name father to get degree, caste docs: Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi

NEWDELHI, APR 14: Children of separated or divorced women should be able to get their degree and caste certificates without having to disclose their fathers’ names in the application forms, Union women and child development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi has said. Gandhi has written to her counterparts in the human resource development (HRD) and social justice and empowerment ministries, requesting ...

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Resolving Kashmir issue is not easy: Parrikar


Panaji, Apr 14: The Kashmir conundrum is not an easy issue to resolve and only a long term policy can tackle it, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Parrikar also said that there was a lot of pressure on him when he was serving as the Defence Minister in the national capital. “It is ...

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Six die in Pakistan attack

Six persons were killed and 22 injured in an attack on a convoy of census teams here in Pakistan on Wednesday.  Four security personnel and two civilians were among the dead, The News International quoted a government spokesperson as saying. Punjab Law Minister said the security threat was imminent on census teams and the government has been very vigilant in ...

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Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Sushma

New Delhi, Apr 3: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year. “I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their 3 Bahraini boats, “Sushma Swaraj”   said in a tweet. She also thanked the Indian Embassy ...

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Kashmir: Security agencies to use unmanned drones for surveillance, counter-insurgency ops

Srinagar: Security agencies in Kashmir will be accelerating the use of Israeli-built drones during counter-insurgency operations in the Valley, after facing stiff resistance from protesters while carrying out anti-militancy operations in congested localities. These drones will not only help security forces keep a tap on the movement of protesters thronging encounter sites, they will also pin point the exact location of ...

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20 people murdered in Pakistan shrine

Islamabad: At least 20 persons were killed and three injured by the custodian of a shrine in Sargodha city of Pakistan on Sunday morning, officials said. According to Sargodha Deputy Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta, custodian Abdul Waheed, believed to be suffering from mental health issues, killed his disciples from machetes and batons after drugging them at the Ali Ahmed Gujjar ...

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