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Upper Caste Men Allegedly Kill Dalit Man For Riding a Horse in Gujarat


Gujrat, Mar 31: A Dalit man was killed in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district by some higher-caste persons for keeping and riding a horse, police told IANS. Even as area residents claimed that tension prevailed in Timbi village in Umrala tehsil, police said three suspects have been detained from a nearby village and sought the help of the Bhavnagar Crime Branch for further ...

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Four Keralites who joined IS ‘killed’ in Afghanistan

Kerala, Mar 30: A family of three and another man from Kerala’s Kasargode, who had joined militant group IS in Afghanistan, are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack, police said on Friday. A police intelligence officer here told IANS that they have heard the news but there is no official confirmation from the National Investigation Agency (NIA). “What ...

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Permanent Indus Commission meet between Indian and Pakistan begins in Delhi


New Delhi, Mar 29: The two-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) began here today with India and Pakistan expected to discuss various issues under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) during the parleys. The Indian delegation for the annual meeting comprises India’s Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena, a representative of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and technical experts, ...

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Too many leaks, the ‘chowkidar’ is weak: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, Mar 29: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi again, going into rhyme over the series of leaks, including CBSE board papers, to say that the “chowkidar” was weak. Using Twitter as his platform to attack the government, as he has been doing with clockwork regularity lately, he also used the hashtag “BasEkAurSaal”, a reference to ...

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Over 20 Injured In Clashes In Bihar’s Nalanda District


BiharSharif, Mar 29: Members of two communities clashed on Wednesday over taking out a religious procession in Bihar’s Nalanda district, leaving more than 20 persons, including four security personnel, injured, police said. Nalanda is the native district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Communal clashes have erupted in several districts in the state since Ram Navami last Sunday. “People from both sides ...

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Ahead of Interlocutor visit,Tral shuts


Srinagar, Mar 29: A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Tral town ahead of the government of India’s special representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma’s visit in the town on Thursday, reports said. All Shops, business establishments, and educational institutions are closed in the town, they said. Army men were doing rounds in the area while choppers were also pressed ...

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UN chief expresses concern over deaths of Indian journalists


New Nations, Mar 28: UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deaths of two journalists in India and the violence against mediapersons across the globe. “We, of course, are concerned about anything that would suggest the harassment or violence against journalists, anywhere in the world and would do so in this case,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s deputy spokesman ...

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Don’t try to pollute film industry with communal bias: Javed Akhtar


Mumbai, Mar 28: Veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar today warned “bigots” to be wary of communalising the Indian film industry, which he termed as “the citadel of secularism”. The 73-year-old lyricist-writer’s comments come after India-based French journalist Francois Gautier had responded to reports of a planned on-screen adaptation of Mahabharat, in which Aamir Khan could possibly play Krishna, highlighting the Bollywood star’s ...

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Will finally abrogate Article 370, holding back for time being: BJP


Srinagar, Mar 28: State BJP on Tuesday said that it was committed to eventual abrogation of the Article 370 and was only holding back temporarily for the time being and “in the larger interest”. The party said that the Article 370 was responsible for keeping “the settled issue of Jammu and Kashmir alive” and encouraging the separatists and external forces to ...

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