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India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch


Srinagar, Apr 21: The armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. An official said that Pakistan army resorted to firing along the LoC in Kasba and Kerni sectors of the district today morning. He said that Indian army was effectively retaliating to the ...

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After presenting four reports on Kashmir unrest, CCG’s Sinha quits BJP


Srinagar, Apr 21: Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday announced his decision to quit the BJP saying that he is taking a “sanyas” from any kind of party politics. Sinha heads the Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) that has been visiting Kashmir since 2016 summer, interacting with people and releasing reports on the prevailing situation. The Group comprised Yashwant Sinha ...

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Prashant Bhushan files complaint against BJP leader who claimed torching Rohingya settlements in Delhi


Srinagar, Apr 20: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) youth wing leader Manish Chandela, who had brazenly claimed burning shanties of Rohingyas on social media in Delhi earlier this month. According top the report published in The Indian Express, Bhushan was also miffed with the Delhi Police for not taking any action against ...

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This madrassa in Surat has over 70% Hindu students

SURAT: Madrassas are usually thought of as Muslim-only schools but over 70 per cent of the students at Madresa Islamiya High School in Surat are Hindus. For more than 100 years, the seminary has been imbibing a sense of humanity and camaraderie among its students coming from various castes, creeds and religions. It celebrates every festival with equal fervour and ...

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AMU doctors enter Guinness for gallbladder surgery on youngest infant


Aligarh, Apr 19: A team of surgeons at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for performing a delicate gallbladder surgery on a 244-day-old girl, breaking the previous record of such a surgery on a 271-day-old infant. The team led by Dr Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Chairperson of the Department ...

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Jammu: Various organisations appeal people not to fall prey to communal politics

Jammu, Apr 17: A group of people from different organisations here appealed people to maintain communal harmony in the region, and stand against the communal politics being played over the rape and murder of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. The meeting held yesterday had participants from over two dozen organisations, and was led by former IPS officer ...

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Won’t stake claim to Taj Mahal: Sunni Wakf Board tells SC


New Delhi, Apr 17: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Wakf Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it won’t stake claim to the ownership of the Taj Mahal. Asking senior counsel A.D.N. Rao appearing for the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to take instructions, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that once ...

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There is more than adequate currency in circulation: Jaitley


New Delhi, Apr 17: Allaying fears of currency shortage in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government has reviewed the situation and “there is more than adequate currency in circulation”. “Have reviewed the currency situation in the country. Overall there is more than adequate currency in circulation and also available with the banks. The temporary shortage caused ...

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