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Encroachment near 19 mosques removed: Gurgaon admin after Waqf board complaint


Gurgaon, May 9: A day after the Haryana Waqf board’s complain to the Gurgaon administration, Deputy Commissioner Chandra Shekhar Khare today said encroachments from land near around 19 mosques have been removed. The administration has asked Waqf board officials to take legal action against encroachers who do not vacate its land. “We have made free 19 places which were found encroached ...

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Thiru Mani’s Death Sparks Condemnations Across Kashmir


Srinagar, May 8: Shocked, there is massive outrage over the killing of a Chennai tourist in a stone pelting incident on Srinagar-Baramulla road. The body of the young tourist R Thiru Mani has already reached home along with his father, mother, and sister. Tourist R Thiru Mani Police have started investigations in the case and they have already arrested at least ...

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Chidambaram calls PDP-BJP alliance biggest provocation to Kashmiris, asks Mehbooba to quit


New Delhi, May 8: With violence and unrest continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader P Chidambaram today asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to quit the PDP-BJP coalition government saying the “unholy” alliance was the gravest provocation to the people of the Valley. In a series of tweets, the former Home and Finance Minister claimed the “muscular and militaristic” approach of ...

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BJP loots in the name of fuel, collected taxes in crores: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, May 8: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP government of “loot” in the name of “fuel” by collecting Rs 10 lakh crore in taxes on petrol, LPG and diesel and not passing on the benefit of falling international crude price to the common people. “The BJP government collected 10,00,000 crore in taxes on petrol/LPG/diesel since 2014. ...

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Congress only secular alternative in J&K: Ambika Soni


New Delhi, May 7: Ambika Soni, AICC General Secretary, Incharge Jammu and Kashmir affairs arrived Srinagar on Sunday on a day-long visit to take stock of the organizational affairs and activities in Kashmir valley, interacted with grass root level delegates from South, Central and north Kashmir. Congress Leader Ambika Soni Addressing a party gathering at Srinagar on Sunday, May 6, 2018. ...

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13 States On Alert For Storm And Rain, Schools Closed Today


The Haryana government has put out safety tips to be adopted in case of thunderstorms, dust storms and squall. New Delhi, May 7: Schools in Haryana will remain closed today and tomorrow after a thunderstorm alert was issued for today in 13 states. The Union Home Ministry warned of thunderstorms along with heavy rains, squall, and hail in the north and eastern ...

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AFSPA may be withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir when situation improves, says Kiren Rijiju


New Delhi, May 6: The AFSPA, which gives special powers to security forces operating in conflict zones, may be withdrawn from areas where security situation improves, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today. Rijiju also said the ongoing Naga peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the government’s interlocutor were being followed up with utmost sincerity and the outcome of the dialogue would ...

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NAAC-affiliated institutions should become autonomous in 10 years


Kolkata, May 6: AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe today said NAAC-affiliated institutions in the country should become autonomous in ten years, compared to over 50 per cent now. “Any accredited institution reaching the threshold of certain academic standard should go for autonomy,” Sahasrabudhe told reporters here. The number of NAAC-affiliated autonomous institutions in the country has to go from 50 per cent ...

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Muslim family prints special cards for Hindu marriage invitees


Sultanpur, May 5: Sending a strong message of communal harmony, a Muslim family in a nondescript village here got special cards printed for the Hindu invitees to their daughter’s wedding. Two sets of cards were printed separately for the Hindu and Muslim invitees for the wedding of Mohammad Salim’s daughter, Jahana Bano, with Yusuf Mohammad on April 29 in Baghsarai village ...

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KUTA condemns assault on AMU students


Srinagar, May 4: Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) has strongly condemned the recent incident of violence and brutal assault of Hindu Yuva Vahini activists upon the students of Aligarh Muslim University followed by cane-charging of student union leaders by U.P. police. The KUTA spokesman in a statement said there was no justification of police action against those were peacefully protesting against ...

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