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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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SC to hear petitions seeking review of its Rafale verdict today


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday hear a batch of petitions seeking review of its December 14 judgement on Rafale fighter jet deal in which it had refused to order a probe into the deal for procuring 36 Rafale jets from France. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan ...

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Fire breaks out at CGO Complex in Delhi, 25 fire tenders rushed to the spot


NEW DELHI: A fire broke out on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan at CGO Complex in the national capital on Wednesday morning. Twenty-eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are currently underway. The 11-storeyed Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan was previously known as the Paryavaran Bhawan. Many central government offices, including a branch of ...

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Vistara Expands Network, To Operate 16 New Daily Flights Starting March 5


Mumbai: Domestic full-service carrier Vistara on Tuesday announced the launch of 16 new daily flights, including to two new destinations Raipur and Dibrugarh, as part of its network expansion plans. The new services commence from Tuesday in a phased manner, Delhi-based Vistara said in a release.  The airline will also introduce its flight services to Jammu from New Delhi, besides ...

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Rajasthan man postpones wedding with Pak woman, blames border tension


Jaipur: Mounting tension between India and Pakistan after the February 14 Pulwama attack has resulted in the postponement of a wedding between a Rajasthani man and a Pakistani woman. The groom, Mahendra Singh, had booked train tickets to Sinoi village in Amarkot district of Sindh province in Pakistan and was supposed to tie the knot with Chagan Kanwar on Saturday. However, his train ...

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BJP’s Official website defaced by hackers, Access to site remains restricted


New Delhi: The official website of the Bharatiya Janata Party,, was taken offline on Tuesday after hackers defaced the site. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. An official response from the party is awaited. Screenshots of the site’s home page, which went viral on social media, show expletive-filled messages and even a meme of Prime Minister Narendra ...

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15 of 20 most polluted cities in world are in India, Gurugram on top


New Delhi: Fifteen out of the 20 most-polluted cities across the world are in India, revealed a recent study conducted by environment NGO Greenpeace. Delhi’s neighbour regions Gurugram and Ghaziabad topped the charts while the capital city took the eleventh spot in the worldwide list in 2018. Delhi continued to top the list of most polluted capital cities in the world. ...

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