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Dera violence: PM says guilty will be punished


New Delhi, Aug 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed the mayhem created by followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, saying violence in the name of faith won’t be tolerated and asserted that the guilty would not be spared. In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said everybody will have to bow before the law. He said the ...

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WikiLeaks suggests CIA may have access to India’s Aadhaar data


New Delhi, Aug 26: WikiLeaks recently published a secret report saying the United States’ top intelligence agency the CIA has technology to access biometric data through covert operations conducted across the world. The Office of Technical Services which is a branch within the CIA has a biometric collection system that is provided to liaison services around the world – with ...

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Viral photo of Lashkar militant carrying rocket launcher jolts Army


Srinagar, Aug 25: The viral picture has sent shockwaves among the security establishments in the Valley, as the militant identified as Shakoor Ahmad can be seen carrying two RPG (Rocket Projectile Gun) on his shoulders. Shakoor, a Lashkar militant has been active in the Valley since 2015. The picture has further fuelled suspicion that militants in Kashmir indeed have destructive weapons ...

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Pakistan firing on Jammu border injures BSF jawan


Jammu, Aug 25: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was injured today in firing by Pakistan Rangers at an Indian border outpost on the International Border in Jammu district, police said. “There was ceasefire violation by Pakistan in R S Pura sector (of Jammu) today,” a police officer said. One BSF jawan sustained injuries in the firing from across the border ...

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Privacy verdict to have ‘some bearing’ in beef matters: SC


New Delhi, Aug 25: A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was informed by an advocate that yesterday’s judgement from a nine-judge Constitution bench, declaring right to privacy a fundamental right, was important for adjudication of the appeal. “Yes, that judgement will have some bearing in these matters,” the bench said. The Supreme Court had yesterday said “nobody ...

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Supreme Court to hear pleas against Article 35 A after Diwali


New Delhi, Aug 25: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear after Diwali pleas challenging Article 35 A, relating to special rights and privileges of permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. A bench headed by Justice J S Khehar accepted the plea of the Jammu and Kashmir state government that the pleas challenging Article 35 A be heard after Diwali. Senior ...

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There is a lot of support for Pakistan in Kashmir: Ex-army General

Srinagar, Aug 24: Former head of Northern Command of Indian army Lieutenant General (R) DS Hooda has said that Pakistan is enjoying widespread support in Kashmir valley, saying Kashmir issue has no military solution to it, and that it can only be solved through bilateral talks. “If we say that the Kashmir issue has a martial solution, it will be false. ...

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