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Shopian Killing: Supreme Court stays FIR against Army officer


Srinagar, Feb 12: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the police from filing a First Information Report against Army Major Aditya Kumar in connection with the Shopian firing incident, Indian Express reported. Three civilians were killed in an Army firing in South Kashmir’s Shopian district in January. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud ...

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India, UAE to hold first joint naval drill in Gulf


New Delhi, Feb 12: PM Narendra Modi entered the last leg of his three-nation tour on Sunday, landing in Muscat to visit India’s closest ally in the region, Oman. Before he flew on to Muscat, the PM, wrapping up a state visit to the UAE, reiterated strong cooperation on combating terrorism and a defence partnership that will see the Indian Navy ...

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Start working, you don’t have much time, Rahul tells Modi


Karnataka, Feb 11:  Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked him to stop giving speeches on the past and start working, saying he did not have much time before completing his term. “You will have to tell the country during the elections what you did in the last five years. It is ...

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No power on Earth can take Kashmir away from India, says NC President Dr Abdullah


Jammu, Feb 11: National Conference president and former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said no power on earth can take Kashmir away from India, ANI reported. Member Parliament from Central Kashmir, Dr Abdullah, was discussing an incident that took place in the state assembly, where National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone shouted “Pakistan Zindabad.” File image of Dr Farooq ...

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India’s Haj Quota Increased for the second consecutive year

New Delhi, Jan 9: The Indian Government has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year. For the first time after the Independence, a record number of 1 lakh 75 thousand and 25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for 2018 has come ...

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NHRC takes cognisance of plight of 98 rescued bonded labourers


New Delhi, Jan 9: The NHRC has taken cognisance of a complaint that 98 bonded labourers, rescued from two brick kiln sites in Jammu and Kashmir, have been neither given any immediate interim relief nor release certificates and left to fend for themselves. In a statement issued today, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that it has asked its Director ...

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Chidambaram Says BJP failed on Kashmir front


Srinagar, Jan 7: Senior Congress leader and Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the Centre for failing to restore peace in the valley. Taking to his Twitter handle, in a series of nine tweets, Chidambaram pointed towards the efforts taken by the government on Kashmir and how it failed to show any result. “From time to time ...

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Pakistan inciting Kashmir youth against India: Rajnath Singh


Tekanpur, Jan 7: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said “terror” infrastructure in Pakistan continue to exist and the neighbouring country is leaving no stone unturned to instigate the youths of Jammu and Kashmir against India. He also asked the country’s top police brass to take strong action in cases of riots and desecration of religious places. Addressing the annual conference ...

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