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Six die in Pakistan suicide bombing

Islamabad, Feb 15: At least six persons were killed and many injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan on Wednesday. Two suicide bombers were on a motorbike — one blew up while the other was shot dead by security forces — at the main gate of Mohmand Agency headquarters in Ghalanai ...

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Centre’s Kashmir policy ‘total failure’: Yechury

New Delhi, Feb 15: The CPI(M) today questioned Centre’s alleged silence over killings of army personnel in Kashmir over the past three days. “This reconfirms the total failure of Centre’s policy in Kashmir. An absolute lack of acknowledgement or meaningful political action by this government is shocking,” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said. He also expressed shock at the “absolute ...

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ISRO sets world record, launches 104 satellites

SRIHARIKOTA (AP), Feb 15 : Space agency ISRO today scripted history by successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite, on a single rocket from the spaceport here. This is the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission.Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 blasted off at 9:28 AM from the first launch pad at the ...

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Govt keen to involve stakeholders in tourism promotion: Rafi Mir

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 14: Vice-Chairman JKTDC Rafi Ahmad Mir today interacted with tourism stakeholders ahead of SATTE, a leading travel show. On the directions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, VC JKTDC Rafi Ahmad Mir reviewed preparation of the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department for the prestigious travel and tourism show. Describing tourism as core industry to promote economy of the ...

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Will frame issues relating to Triple Talaaq on Feb 16,says SC

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NEW DELHI, Feb 14: SC says it will frame issues relating to Triple Talaaq on Feb 16 and asks parties to placeby tomorrow the agreeable points. SC makes it clear it will only deliberate on legal propositions relating to Triple Talaaq. SC will not decide whether divorce under Muslim Personal Law should be supervised by courts. (agencies)

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Pakistani court allows channels to show Indian movies

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Agencies Islamabad, Feb 14: The Lahore High Court has allowed private channels to show Indian movies as per their terms of agreements with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The court on Monday granted permission in the light of Pemra’s 2002 ordinance that television channels were allowed to run Indian films, The News International reported. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah ...

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India, Pakistan owe Kashmiris credible peace process : Omar Abdullah at Harvard

Boston, Feb 14: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday addressed an august gathering of analysts, faculty and students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. As a panellist on a panel discussion titled ‘Kashmir – Breaking the Impasse’ held during the 2017 India Conference at the prestigious university, Omar said both India ...

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Farooq bats for Indo-Pak talks

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Agencies PANA JI, Feb 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that dialogue was necessary between India and Pakistan to have permanent peace in Kashmir. Speaking at a panel discussion on ‘India-Health of the Nation’ as part of ‘Difficult Dialogues’ organised at International Centre Goa, he said, “How long are we ...

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Top 15 parties deposited Rs 167 crore during note ban, BSP tops list, shows data

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New Delhi, Feb 12: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) made the highest cash deposit among political parties during 50 days of demonetisation, reveals data analysis by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the Income Tax department (I-T). The top 15 national and regional political parties deposited Rs 167 crore during demonetisation, data accessed by HT has revealed. Besides Rs 104 ...

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