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PM calls council of ministers meeting on June 13


New Delhi, June 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of his government’s flagship schemes and the agenda for the last year of the current NDA rule at a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. According to sources, the meeting will be held in Parliament House. All ministers have been asked to attend the crucial meeting. The ...

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Two army men injured in Bandipora gunfight


Srinagar, June 11: At least two army men were injured on Monday at Panar forest area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora District. Official sources said that two army men were injured during encounter with militants on third day of anti militants operation. The fresh gunfire broke out today in the morning when the army’s 14 RR along with the additional reinforcement has ...

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Law min scheme to fast track rape trial; wants MHA to implement it


New Delhi, June 10: The Law Ministry will soon propose a scheme that it wants the Home Ministry to implement to the Union Cabinet on setting up fast track courts across India to try rape cases and strengthen the infrastructure for better investigations and swift prosecution. The new scheme to strengthen investigation and prosecution to deal with rape cases is part ...

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Amarnath Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir Police seeks over 22,000 additional personnel


New Delhi, June 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has sought around 22,500 additional paramilitary personnel for deployment along the entire route of the Amarnath pilgrimage, for which multi-tier security arrangements will be put in place, officials said today. The pilgrimage to the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas begins on June 28. Tracking of pilgrims’ movement through satellites, installation of jammers, ...

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Separatist leaders attend Pak envoy’s Iftaar party

New Delhi, June 10: Many separatist leaders, human rights activist and lawyers attended the Iftaar party hosted by Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday. At least eight second-rung separatist leaders flew from Srinagar to New Delhi to attend the Iftaar party hosted by Pakistan High Commission. Talking to Rising Kashmir, senior lawyer G N Shaheen said India and Pakistan ...

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Keran encounter: One more militant kiiled, toll reaches 6


Srinagar, June 10: Army on Sunday claimed to have killed six militants during a operation that was initiated along the Line of Control (LOC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. Army spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia in Srinagar said that so far six bodies of militants have been recovered who tried to attempt to infiltrate in Keran Sector of ...

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Rajnath briefs Modi on Kashmir situation


Srinagar, June 9: Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the post-ceasefire situation in Kashmir after returning from his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Singh during his 2-day visit to the Jammu and Kashmir, reviewing the security scenario following government of India’s decision to halt anti-militancy operations during the ongoing month of Ramdhan, which began on May ...

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Six injured in communal clash in Godhra

Godhra, June 9: Six persons were injured in a clash between members of two communities here following an argument over a traffic-related issue, the police said today. The incident took place in the Khadi Falia locality late last night. “Two groups belonging to different communities clashed and indulged in stone-pelting. The police fired three teargas shells to control the mob,” Godhra ...

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JNU student leader Umar Khalid files police complaint over death threats


New Delhi, June 9: JNU student leader Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police that he and Gujarat’s Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani had received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, a senior official said today. Khalid tweeted that he has asked for police protection. “Filed a complaint with @DelhiPolice regarding Ravi ...

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Akhilesh Yadav vacates official bungalow in Lucknow


Lucknow, June 9: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has handed over the keys of the official bungalow allotted to him on Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow to the Uttar Pradesh estate department, an official said today. The move comes after the Supreme Court on May 7 observed that former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office. The estate ...

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