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‘Spanish Mosque’ in Hyderabad to open for all on August 15


Hyderabad, Aug 12: The over a century-old Jama Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet here will be thrown open to people from all religions this Independence Day for a guided tour, a move aimed at promoting inter-faith harmony. Popularly known as the ‘Spanish Mosque’ for its Moorish architecture, the heritage masjid, for the first time, has invited people from all religions to visit it on ...

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Imran calls for Indo-Pak talks restart

Islamabad, Aug 11: Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria Friday called on Pakistan prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and felicitated him on his success in the election. Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 general election and it nominated him as prime minister. The Indian envoy met cricketer-turned-politician Khan at his Banigala ...

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198 cases registered against 319 juveniles in JK: GoI


New Delhi, Aug 10: A total of 198 cases are currently registered against 319 juveniles in the State, Government of India (GoI) said Thursday. “As per the data furnished by the State of Jammu Kashmir for the annual report ‘Crime in India’ to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), a total of 198 cases were registered against juveniles in J&K in ...

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Scrap Art 35-A to settle West Pak refugees: BJP


Jammu, Aug 10: The rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said Article 35-A should be scrapped to permanently settle the West Pakistan refugees in the State. Addressing a news conference at BJP headquarters in Jammu, State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said West Pakistan refugees were awaiting settlement for the past 70 years and BJP would continue to fight for their ...

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PDP, BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance: Omar


Srinagar, Aug 10: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah Thursday said there was no doubt left anymore that PDP and BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the PDP. He said this had against become clear when PDP’s two MPs in the Rajya Sabha abstained from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha ...

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BJP warming up for Govt formation again


Srinagar, Aug 10: As the annual Amarnath yatra enters to its last phase, the political activities about government formation in the state have picked up momentum with rightwing BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav holds series of meetings with party leaders and ally Sajjad Lone. Madhav held a two hour marathon meeting at Srinagar with party’s senior leaders. The meeting was ...

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Yatra 2018: 269 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath cave in Kashmir


Jammu, Aug 10: A small batch of 269 Amarnath pilgrims on Friday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, an official said. “The Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley today morning in an escorted convoy of 15 vehicles,” he said. This batch includes pilgrims going both to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps. ...

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