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EC bans Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours, Mayawati for 48 over MCC violation

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Taking strict action against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by making objectionable statements in their speeches, the Election Commission on Tuesday banned both the leads from election campaigning for 72 hours and 48 hours respectively. The poll panel swung into action hours after the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure over its ...

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‘Reject Article 370 as Kashmir’s connect to India’

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New Delhi, Apr 15 (IANS): Calling the issue of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir the biggest challenge before India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it cannot be solved until the “failed obsolete thought” of Article 370 as a “loose constitutional connect” between the state and the rest of the country is rejected. He said the challenge needs a fresh ...

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1,000 km strike range sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay successfully test-fired

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India on Monday successfully test-fired 1,000 km strike range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ off the coast of Odisha. Developed by Bengaluru-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a lab under Defence Research and Development Organisation, Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather missile that can be launched from multiple platforms. This sub-sonic cruise missile is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads. Powered ...

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J&K receives first fleet of electric buses

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has received the first fleet of electric buses procured under a central scheme. However, the buses will hit the roads only after the model code of conduct (MCC), presently in effect due to the general elections, is over in May. As per officials, 10 electric buses have been recently received by J&K State Road Transport Corporation ...

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Pakistan releases 100 more Indian fishermen, handover at Wagah border today

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New Delhi: Pakistan has released another 100 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack. The fishermen released on Saturday were part the second batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has announced to set free in four phases this month. Pakistan had released first batch of 100 Indian fishermen on April 7. ...

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Indian, Chinese armies hold ceremonial meet in Ladakh

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New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops on Sunday held a ceremonial border personnel meeting (BPM) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh on the occasion of the Baisakhi festival, a defence official said. “A ceremonial BPM on the occasion of Baisakhi festival was held today (Sunday) at the Indian BPM huts at Chushul-Moldo and Daulet Beg Oldi-Ten Wen Den Meeting Points in ...

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Jammu, Gulmarg, Srinagar, Manali, Dehradun, Nainital And Shimla To Observe Widespread Rains

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New Delhi: After experiencing widespread rain and thundershower activities few days back, rains eased out a bit and during the last 24 hours, only isolated light rainfall activity was witnessed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand remained almost dry with cloudy sky. At present a fresh Western Disturbance is seen over North Pakistan and adjoining ...

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