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Rajnath in Jammu: Promises relief, employment for border dwellers


Jammu, June 8: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh on Friday rolled out string of relief and employment initiatives for border residents. Home minister Rajnath singh interacts with shelling-hit border dwellers in Jammu region. Addressing border residents at series of interaction sessions in R S Pura, the Home Minister said that centre is committed to provide every possible relief to ...

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Rajnath to meet people residing near border areas


Srinagar, June 8: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, will be meeting people living near the border areas here on Friday. Singh will be travelling to Kupwara, where ceasefire violation from across the border and other terrorist activities has forced some locals to shift their base over the past few weeks. He ...

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After Human shield, bollywood to play footballer Afshan Ashiq’s biopic


Srinagar, June 8: Bollywood actress and Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty is busy preparing for a challenging role as Kashmiri footballer Afshan Ashiq, recognised for putting together a team of women footballers and training them, and later drawn into a controversy when she was tagged as a stone-pelter in Kashmir with a photo of her going viral. Afsan-Ashiq-from-stone-thrower-to-team-India-journey The rights of ...

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Need to hold unconditional talks with Pakistan: CPI(M)


New Delhi, June 7: Urging for a diplomatic initiative to hold unconditional dialogue with Pakistan, the CPI(M) said today that Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s offer to hold talks with Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir should also be taken forward. In an editorial in party organ ‘Peoples Democracy’, former CPI(M) general-secretary Prakash Karat said there is no reason why a broader dialogue cannot ...

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Rajnath Singh arrives on 2-day visit to JK


Srinagar, June 7: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Srinagar on Thursday on a 2-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir. He is accompanied by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba and other senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Home Minister was received by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood ...

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SC refuses to stall release of Rajinikanth movie ‘Kaala’


New Delhi, June 6: The Supreme Court today refused to stall the release of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kaala’ which is scheduled to hit theatres tomorrow. A vacation bench comprising Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan refused to entertain a plea by K S Rajashekaran, who sought an injunction against release of the movie. “You want an injunction against the release of the ...

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Rajnath Singh to decide on Ramadhan ceasefire on Thursday

Srinagar, June 6: A decision on whether the centre will extend the time period of Ramzan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be taken by Rajnath Singh when he visits the state on Thursday, reports claimed. “Operations were never suspended only relief was given to the common people,” NDTV quoted Minister of State in PMO Jitender Singh saying. Before ...

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Govt willing to talk to Hurriyat: Ram Madhav


New Delhi, June 5: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Jammu Kashmir in-charge Ram Madhav Tuesday said that New Delhi’s decision to invoke a temporary ceasefire in the Valley during Ramzan was a goodwill gesture but warned that if militancy persists, the government forces will have to respond appropriately. Speaking to CNN-News18, Madhav said that the government has made arrangements to hold a ...

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