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Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for Kaman Post to cross over to PaK


Srinagar, Apr 30: Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (Pak) left here on Monday to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said. The bus left Bemina, Srinagar with 14 passengers for Kaman post the last Indian post on this side of ...

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Srinagar-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing in Delhi


Srinagar, Apr 29: A Srinagar-bound Air India flight with 180 passengers developed a snag mid-air and made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport, police said. All passengers are safe. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia, the incident occurred around 10.30 a.m. “Air India Flight 825, from New Delhi to Srinagar, returned to IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport) due ...

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Congress’ Jan Aakrosh rally organised to mourn one family’s loss of power, says Amit Shah


New Delhi, Apr 29: Hitting out at the Congress over its Jan Aakrosh rally, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said it was in fact a ‘Parivar Akrosh’ rally that highlights increasing irrelevance of a “dynasty and their courtiers”, who have been sent out of power from one state after another in elections. The Congress organised a Jan ...

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Modi, Xi want quiet border, to guide armies on averting another Doklam


Wuhan China, Apr 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on Saturday pledged to keep the India-China border quiet and personally guide their respective armies to avert Doklam-like military stand-off in future as the two wrapped up their two-day informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan. India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the icebreaking meetings between Modi and ...

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50 Muslim candidates qualify civil services examination

Srinagar, Apr 28: In the result declared of civil services examination on Friday, as many as 50 Muslims have cracked the examination. Interestingly five Muslim candidates figure in the list of top 100 out of a total of 990 candidates in the list. The top-ranked among Muslims is Saad Miya Khan with 25 rank followed by Faz Lul Haseeb (36th rank), ...

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Justice M Yaqoob Mir is Chief Justice Meghalaya High Court


Srinagar, Apr 28: M Yaqoob Mir of Jammu and Kashmir High Court is being appointed as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. The Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India has recommended. The announcement came on Friday though the decision had been taken earlier this week. “Justice M Yaqoob Mir is the senior-most Judge from Jammu & Kashmir High ...

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Miseries of Kashmiris should end now: former Norwegian PM


Srinagar, Apr 27: The former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said that the plight of Kashmiris should end now. Speaking at a seminar on Kashmir organised by his organisation Oslo Center in the capital city of Norway, Bondevik expressed hope that the Kashmir dispute would be resolved soon. “We have a deep interest in the issues existing in the region, ...

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Modi, Xi to begin talks soon in Wuhan


Wuhan China, Apr 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday and hold free-flowing talks at Mao Zedong’s villa in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The two leaders will begin their engagement at 3.30 p.m., at the Hubei Provincial Museum and take a tour of the site for around an hour. Xi ...

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Pak urges India to take steps for bilateral talks


Islamabad, Apr 27: Pakistan today asked India to take steps to resume bilateral talks instead of issuing “provocative” statements. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal made the remarks in response to a query about Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that India will not open fire first, but if Pakistan does so, it would unleash a volley of fire. “India should walk the ...

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Bodo groups call for NH blockade demanding talks on Bodoland


Assam, Apr 27: Several Bodo groups have protested here against the state government’s alleged failure to hold further dialogue on the Bodoland issue and called for a five-day national highway blockade in the Bodoland areas from May 2. The All Bodo Student”s Union, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) and the People”s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement have formed ...

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