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100 companies of additional forces deployed by MHA in Jammu and Kashmir


Srinagar: Days after Pulwama attack, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has ordered deployment of 100 companies of paramilitary forces in the Kashmir Valley on an urgent basis. In a letter dated February 22, the government ordered deployment of forces with ‘immediate effect’ in addition to the number of forces already stationed in the state. The letter was addressed to ...

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Rahul Gandhi targets RSS, asks ‘anyone seen women wearing shorts at shakha?’


BJP leader Nupur Sharma wondered whether Rahul Gandhi’s objective was to see women in shorts.   New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused BJP and RSS of discriminating against women and wondered whether anybody has seen any woman at a ‘shakha’ wearing shorts. While accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of discriminating against women, the Gandhi ...

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Mercury drops in Uttarakhand after fresh snowfall


The state capital Dehradun has also witnessed increase in cold weather conditions in the past 24-hours but a sunny day has saved people from the bite of the increasing cold.      With a fresh bout of snowfall in Uttarakhand, the mercury has dropped in the hill state and many neighbouring areas as well, an official of the regional Met ...

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DCW rescues minor being forced into marriage in Delhi


The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday rescued a minor girl who was being “forcibly” married to a much older man. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday rescued a minor girl who was being “forcibly” married to a much older man. While investigating the child marriage, the Commission also learned that the girl, 13, was sexually abused ...

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Pulwama aftermath: MFN withdrawal hits Pak hard, 300 trucks stranded at Wagah border


Amritsar: In the aftermath of India withdrawing Pakistan’s Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status, businesses across Attari border have come to a halt. The traders told ANI that the Indian importers and manufacturers have cancelled all the orders to neighbouring Pakistan and are also demanding the return of advance payments. According to WION, more than 300 trucks are stuck at Wagah Border, ...

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Himachal avalanche: Operation to rescue five soldiers trapped in snow resumes, chances of survival slim


Over 200 persons belonging to Army, ITBP, Himachal Pradesh Police and District Disaster Management are deployed in the rescue operation.   SHIMLA: A combined team of rescuers on Friday resumed the operation to save five Army personnel trapped in snow hours after an avalanche hit their patrol party at Namgia Dogri in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh earlier this week. ...

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Week after Pulwama attack, two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists nabbed from Uttar Pradesh


The terrorists have been identified as Shahnawaz Ahmad of Kulgam and Aqib Ahmad Malik of Pulwama.   New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested two alleged members of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) from Deoband, Saharanpur. A shopkeeper, 12 students including two from Kashmir were also detained in the ATS operation in Saharanpur. ...

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In big boost for India, UNSC condemns Pulwama terror attack, mentions JeM


The motion for the press statement was moved by the United States.   New Delhi: In a major development and victory for Indian diplomacy, the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has not only condemned the Pulwama terror attack but also mentioned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), the group responsible for the attack. The motion for the press statement was moved by the United States. ...

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Farmers stop exporting tomatoes to Pakistan in wake of Pulwama attack


Currently, tomatoes in India are selling at Rs 10 per kg while in Lahore the prices have reportedly skyrocketed to Rs 180 per kg. NEW DELHI/ BHOPAL: In wake of deadly Pulwama attack, farmers from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district have decided to stop exporting vegetables to Pakistan. Nearly 5000 farmers, engaged in tomato cultivation, have supported the decision of the ...

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