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PM to release commemorative coin on Sikh Guru Gobind Singh


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday to mark the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru. The Prime Minister will also address a select gathering on the occasion at his residence, a statement from his office said. Modi had attended 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna on ...

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Mistrust between Delhi and Kashmir creating atmosphere of hate: Farooq Abdullah


Abdullah said that the Centre should engage with Hurriyat leaders on Kashmir KOLKATA: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that lasting peace can be achieved in Kashmir only through dialogue and the Centre should hold talks with the Hurriyat leaders. Referring to Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s comment a day earlier on engaging with Taliban without any preconditions, the former ...

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Pakistan should be the last country to lecture us: India lashes out at Imran Khan over minorities issue


Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that “Pakistan should be the last country to lecture” India on “plurality and inclusive society”. India on Friday lashed out at Pakistan over country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remark on the condition of minorities in India. Addressing mediapersons, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that “Pakistan should be the ...

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Delhi High Court dismisses CBI special director Rakesh Asthana’s plea seeking quashing of FIR against him


CBI special director Rakesh Asthana had sought quashing of FIR filed against him. The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special director Rakesh Asthana. The senior CBI official had sought quashing of FIR filed against him. News agency ANI reported that the High Court also dismissed the plea filed by CBI ...

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Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist murder case; sentencing on January 17


The head of the Sirsa-based sect is already serving a 20-year sentence for raping two women followers. PANCHKULA: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three other persons were convicted for murdering journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court in Panchkula on Friday afternoon. The sentencing will be pronounced on Thursday, January ...

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Heavy snowfall hits Kedarnath, temperature plunges to below freezing


  Heavy snowfall began from the evening here and in a few hours, a seven-foot cover was recorded. Even as the temperature plunged, wind speed resulted in real-feel temperature falling even further.   Temperature plunged to minus 12 degree celsius in Kedarnath on Tuesday with incessant snowfall hitting the mountain shrine from evening. Heavy snowfall began from the evening here ...

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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 Department said ...

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