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First batch of four Chinook helicopters for IAF arrives in Gujarat


The Indian Air Force is currently using Mi-17 and Mi-26 helicopters, which are manufactured by Russia. MUNDRA: In a big boost for Indian defence forces, the first batch of four Chinook helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived at the Mundra airport in Gujarat on Sunday. ANI reported that 15 Chinook helicopters are procured by Indian government from the ...

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I will thrash those who talk about caste: Nitin Gadkari


Gadkari opined that society should be free from casteism and communalism, and rather should be based on unity. Pune: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said he will thrash those who talk about caste. Addressing a gathering at a programme in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Gadkari said, “We don’t believe in caste. I don’t know how many castes are there at your place ...

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Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP’s ‘Hindutva’ politics, says Muslims being killed in name of cow protection


The PDP chief alleged that Muslims are still being killed in the name of cow protection. JAMMU: Continuing her tirade against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, PDP chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir had slammed the ruling party for its ‘Hindutva’ politics. Attacking the Centre, Mehbooba said that the BJP government is only interested ...

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Uttar Pradesh government constitutes five-member SIT to probe hooch tragedy


The SIT team will be headed by Additional Director General of Police (Railways) Sanjay Singhal. Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the hooch tragedy in the state. Consumption of spurious illegal liquor has, so far, left at least 97 dead in UP and neighbouring Uttarakhand. The SIT team will be headed ...

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Security forces foil terror attack on Army camp in J&K’s Uri, search ops underway


The security personnel opened fire after noting some suspicious activity around the Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani in Uri.  JAMMU: The security forces on Monday foiled a major terror attack on Army Artillery Unit at Rajarwani in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri border town. According to reports, the security personnel deployed at the Army Artillery Unit noted some suspicious activity around the camp late in ...

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BJP seeks police permission for sit-in at Mamata’s dharna spot


The ‘Save Democracy’ dharna will raise demand for restoring democracy in the state: Sayantan Basu Kolkata: The BJP’s West Bengal unit has sought permission from the Kolkata Police to conduct a dharna later this month at the same spot in the city where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had organised a sit-in demonstration last week. The party has already sent ...

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We know how to fulfil our demands: Chandrababu Naidu warns Centre on Andhra special status issue


Chandrababu Naidu began his day-long fast at the Andhra Bhawan on Monday demanding special status for his state. New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday warned the Centre and said that if the Modi government does not pay heed to their special category status demand, they know the ways to ...

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With ‘EVM’, lotus can bloom even in London and America: Shiv Sena


Shiv Sena has yet again attacked the Centre over a wide range of issues.  MUMBAI: BJP’s estranged NDA ally Shiv Sena has once again attacked the saffron party over its doublespeak on its alliance with the Maharashtra-based party and its over-confidence that it can win maximum seats in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. The Uddha Thackeray-led party ...

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It’s a ‘chor show’: BJP on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s roadshow in Lucknow


Priyanka Gandhi will hold her first mega roadshow in Lucknow on Monday. LUCKNOW: While the mood is upbeat among the Congress workers in Lucknow over Priyanka Gandhi’s first mega roadshow in Lucknow, the BJP on Monday termed it as a ‘chor show’ (show of thieves). Hitting out at the main opposition party, BJP leader Siddhartha Nath Singh said, ”They’re calling this ...

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Srinagar Jammu highway closed for fourth consecutive day


Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was shut for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday due to the accumulation of snow at various places. An official said that snow clearance operation is going on in the Bannihal area while landslide debris is being cleared at Digdol, Panthal, Battery Chashma and Anokhi Falls in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector. “The decision regarding allowing the movement ...

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