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Ajmer dargah blast case convicts get life imprisonment

Jaipur,A National Investigation Agency Special Court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to two persons convicted for the 2007 Ajmer dargah blasts. Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta owed their allegiance to RSS in the past. This is the first-ever conviction and sentencing of RSS cadre in a terror case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 on Patel  and Rs. ...

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RSS concerned at ‘decline’ of Hindu population in West Bengal

Kolkatta,The RSS on Tuesday expressed concern over the ‘growing Jehadi activities’ and the ‘declining’ Hindu population in West Bengal and and urged the people to create awareness against the state government’s ‘communal politics.’ It also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving ‘encouragement’ to the anti-national elements due to its ‘Muslim vote bank politics.’ A resolution adopted at the three-day meeting of ...

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India, Pakistan head for showdown over Indus water; Delhi may skip US meet

India and Pakistan are set for another showdown over the Indus waters treaty with New Delhi finding the World Bank’s proposal of a secretary level meeting in Washington next month against the ‘spirit of the pact’. Earlier this week, Pakistan water and power minister Khwaja Asif announced that the two countries would hold a “three-day ‘way forward’” meeting on the ...

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Babri case: SC adjourns hearing on CBI plea to revive conspiracy charges against Advani, others

The Supreme Court adjourned on Wednesday a CBI plea challenging a trial court’s decision to drop criminal conspiracy charges against several BJP and other Hindu right-wing leaders in the Babri mosque demolition case. Justice PC Ghose said the matter would be heard on Thursday because justice RF Nariman, who was with him during the last hearing of the case, was ...

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Supreme Court for amicable settlement of Ayodhya dispute

New Delhi,The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested a negotiated settlement to the Ram janmabhomi-Babri masjid dispute with the chief justice of India even offering to act as a mediator between the two sides laying claim over the historic site in Ayodhya.The court’s observation came in response to a plea by BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy for an early hearing of a ...

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Police attack on media: Press Council initiates inquiry

 New Delhi,, March 21,  : Press Council of India (PCI) has initiated suo moto action on the police assault on news photographers in Srinagar last week. It has asked the J&K government to file a report before the Commission, reports reaching from Delhi said. The notices have been issued to the Chief Secretary, the state police chief, home secretary and the city police ...

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JK Literary festival organized in Delhi

NEW DELHI, MARCH 21: Sahitya Academy and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today organized Two Day Jammu and Kashmir Literary Festival at Sahitya Academy Auditorium, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Aziz Hajini  said that this is the first ever programme in the form of festival organized in ...

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Indo-Pak high-level ‘water talks’ to begin in Washington from April

Islamabad Following the intervention of the United States and the World Bank, India and Pakistan will begin negotiations over the disputed hydropower projects in April. Water and Power Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that the two nations would hold three-day secretary-level talks on the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects, under the aegis of the World Bank in Washington from April ...

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Yogi effect? Ghaziabad forms teams to shut illegal slaughterhouses, meat shops

An illegal slaughterhouse and dozen-odd meat shops have been closed down in Ghaziabad, officials said on Tuesday, as the administration launched a crackdown shortly after a new BJP government took over in Uttar Pradesh. The Ghaziabad crackdown coincided with similar action in Allahabad where two slaughterhouses were sealed on Saturday night, within hours of Yogi Adityanath taking over as the ...

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