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Supreme Court orders mediation to settle Ayodhya land dispute, appoints 3-member panel


New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench on Friday referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for a court-appointed and monitored mediation to find a ‘permanent solution’. Justice Khalifullah (Retd) will be heading the mediation proceedings while the other two members will be – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Shriram Panchu. The mediation process will be held in Faizabad. The top ...

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Two groups of terrorists ready to infiltrate into India in Rajouri near Line of Control: Report


Jammu:  Heavily armed members of two Pakistan-backed terrorist outfits are waiting to infiltrate into the Indian side from the opposite side of Rajouri near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, according to inputs gathered by the intelligence agencies. As per the inputs, one group comprising at least five Pakistan-trained terrorists have reportedly arrived in Nikial in a black colour vehicle directly ...

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Ahead of Lok Sabha election 2019, PM Narendra Modi to hold last cabinet meeting today


New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government will hold the last Union Cabinet meeting on Thursday. The meeting will take place at Prime Minister‘s official residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, according to sources. An ordinance to restore the 200-point roster system of reservation mechanism for faculties in universities is likely to be taken up ...

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PM Modi releases new series of visually impaired friendly coins


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released the new series of visually impaired friendly circulation coins in New Delhi. The coins were released at a function at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, where visually impaired children were specially invited. The PM expressed happiness in hosting them and thanked them for giving him an opportunity to interact with them. Union ...

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Lucknow: Goons assault Kashmiri street vendors, one arrested


Lucknow: At a time when attacks on Kashmiris have multiplied, a video has surfaced showing a group of men assaulting two Kashmiri street vendors in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. One of the attackers has been arrested by police. The video, which is being widely shared on social media, shows two men in saffron kurtas thrashing one of the vendors. One of ...

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Guterres hasn’t spoken to India, Pakistan PMs, but other leaders


New Delhi: While Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not spoken to Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Imran Khan of Pakistan, he has been in touch with other leaders on both sides to express his concern over the tension between the two nations, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. “We are fully aware of the situation,” he told reporters on ...

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Ayodhya land dispute: SC reserves order on court-monitored mediation


NEW DELHI: Supreme Court reserves order on the issue of referring Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to court appointed and monitored mediation for “permanent solution”. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing to decide whether court-monitored mediation is required to resolve the decades-old Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The five-judge Constitution Bench is ...

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Union Minister VK Singh takes swipe at opposition with ‘I killed mosquito’ tweet amid row over Balakot death count


NEW DELHI: Amid a bitter war of words between the government and the Congress-led Opposition over the number of terrorists killed in the IAF airstrike in Pakistan’s Balakot, Union Minister VK Singh on Wednesday took a dig at the anti-Modi brigade with a ”mosquitoes” tweet. Taking to Twitter, VK Singh said in a tweet, ”Last night at 3.30 AM there ...

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