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NDA candidate Harivansh elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

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New Delhi, Aug 9: Janata Dal United (JD-U) Member Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Harivansh was fielded by the BJP-led ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He defeated opposition candidate B.K. Hariprasad of the Congress by 20 votes. Harivansh got 125 votes while Hariprasad got 105 votes. Following his election, he was conducted to ...

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Yatra 2018: 346 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir

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Jammu, Aug 9: A small batch of 346 pilgrims on Thursday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 13 vehicles. “This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started ...

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Two dead, 35 injured in Chennai stampede as thousands throng Rajaji hall for last glimpse of Karunanidhi

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Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Two persons were killed and 35 suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a stampede outside the Rajaji Hall here as hundreds of thousands thronged for a final glimpse of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi, a hospital official said. A senior official of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital told IANS: “Two persons were brought dead to the ...

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India-Pakistan would have remained one country had Jinnah been made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama

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Srinagar, Aug 8: Buddhist leader Dalai Lama has claimed that India and Pakistan would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru. The exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader made the remarks during a question and answer session at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management. “Mahatma Gandhi wanted to ...

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SC seeks JK govt’s reply on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua case witness Talib Hussain

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New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea by Talib Hussain, a key witness in the sensational Kathua gang rape-and-murder case, alleging custodial torture by the state police in an alleged fake rape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of senior advocate Indira Jaising ...

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Madras HC allows Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach

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Chennai, Aug 8: After an overnight drama, the DMK won a legal battle on wednesday when the Madras High Court allowed the burial of DMK President and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach. The High Court bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice S.S. Sundar turned down the arguments of the state ...

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SC bars media from publishing pictures of sexual abuse victims

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New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court, which expressed concern today over incidents of rape in the country by observing that women are being raped “left, right and centre”, has asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuse even in blurred or morphed form in any case across in the ...

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69 militants infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir this year: Govt

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Sixty-nine militants have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till June this year, Lok Sabha was informed today. There were 133 attempts of infiltration by militants from across the border and there were 69 net infiltrations, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in written reply to a question. Ahir said till ...

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US Ambassador meets JK Governor, discusses Indo-US ties

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of United States of America to India, accompanied by Alexi Lefevre, Political Officer and Sukesh, Senior Political Specialist, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said the US ambassador discussed matters relating to further strengthening of the rapidly advancing India–US understanding on several fronts with the ...

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Justice K M Joseph takes oath as SC judge amid row with GOI

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New Delhi, Aug 7: Justice K M Joseph, who as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court had set aside the NDA government’s decision to impose President’s Rule in the state in 2016, was today sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Joseph, 60, took oath amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his ...

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