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2 terrorists killed in Baramulla encounter, combing operations underway


SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed in the Baramulla encounter, that started between armed forces and terrorists on Wednesday. The firing has stopped and combing operations are currently underway on Thursday, informed the police. The encounter took place at Baratkalan-Gund Mohalla of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Kalan ...

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HC puts brake on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s arrest over ‘Brahmanical’ controversy, but refuses to quash FIR


The Rajasthan High Court put the brakes on Twitter Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey’s arrest over the recent ‘Brahmanical Patriarchy’ placard controversy on Wednesday. The court, however, refused to quash the FIR against him for allegedly defaming the Brahmin community. A controversy emerged after an image of the Twitter CEO holding a placard reading “Smash Brahminical Patriarchy” was shared on ...

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Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh, Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan and Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh likely to be next CMs


NEW DELHI: The Congress won Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, now discussions are underway over who will be the next Chief Minister in the three states. Congress sources say the top contenders for the post are Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh, Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh and Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan. Congress chief in Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath spearheaded ...

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BSP, SP support gives Congress the majority in Madhya Pradesh


The Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party on Wednesday extended support to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh which fell short of a majority in Madhya Pradesh by just two seats. Having fallen short of a majority, Congress needed two seats to get to the magic figure of 116. BSP supremo Mayawati said if the need arises, the BSP ...

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Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as new RBI Governor


New Delhi: Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday assumed charge as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India after Urjit Patel’s sudden resignation from the post. Das is the 25th Governor of the 83-year-old institution, and will be at the RBI helm for three years. After assuming charge, Das thanked everyone via tweet and sought their good wishes. He tweeted: ...

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ADB retains Indian growth forecast at 7.3% for FY19


New Delhi: Asian Development Bank Wednesday said it has retained its India growth forecast at 7.3 percent for current fiscal and 7.6 percent in the following financial year. India is maintaining growth momentum on rebounding exports and higher industrial and agricultural output, ADB said in its Asian Development Bank Outlook Supplement. “India saw GDP growth moderate to 7.1 percent in ...

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Semifinal proves BJP is nowhere: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on election result trends


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reacted to the election trends and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was nowhere in the “semi-final” ahead of the “final match” in 2019 and people were always the “man of the match” in a democracy. “People voted against BJP. This is the people’s verdict and victory of the people of ...

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