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“I’m North Pole, She’s South Pole”: Tej Pratap Yadav On Wife Of 6 Months


PATNA: Tej Pratap Yadav, former Bihar minister, says compatibility concerns compelled him to file for divorce. “Can’t live with her anymore,” he said today of Aishwarya Roy, his wife of six months. The elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav married the daughter of an RJD leader and former Bihar minister in a lavish wedding attended by top politicians and several high-profile ...

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Assam: 12-hour statewide bandh called in protest against killing of 5 people in Tinsukia


In protest against the killing of five persons allegedly by United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists in Assam’s Tinsukia district, more than 100 organisations have called for a 12-hour statewide bandh on Saturday, according to media reports. However, the ULFA has refuted all allegations of its involvement in the killing. According to state media newspaper, Assam Tribune, the organisations ...

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Terrorist Hafiz Saeed condemns murder of Taliban’s ‘godfather’


New Delhi: A mastermind behind numerous attacks which have claimed countless innocent lives, Hafeez Saeed has issued a strong condemnation against the murder of Maulana Sami ul Haq. Haq was widely regarded as the godfather of Taliban and his role in possible peace talks with the organisation was sought by Afghan officials recently. He was the head of the Haqqani madrasa where ...

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Missing from Noida, Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Srinagar: A picture and an audio message, purportedly of Ehtisham Bilal, the Kashmiri student who went missing from Sharda University, Greater Noida, on Sunday, has gone viral on social media in Kashmir. In the picture, the person appears wearing black outfit with some weapons strapped to his body and is posing with a flag of the Islamic State while a voice in ...

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50 Indian items face heat as US revokes duty-free privileges on import of 90 products


Washington: The US on Thursday revoked duty-free concessions on import of at least 50 Indian products, mostly from handloom and agriculture sectors, reflecting the Trump administration’s tough stand on trade-related issues with New Delhi. The federal register issued a notification, listing out 90 products which were so far subject to duty-free provisions under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). President ...

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US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape


New Delhi: A US-based journalist of Indian origin recently wrote in a blog piece on Washington Post that she had been raped by editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar years ago when he was the Editor-in-Chief at Asian Age. Akbar’s lawyer has reportedly dismissed the accusation as ‘false’. In her opinion piece for the American news outlet, she writes that the recent accusations levelled against ...

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Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Lalmati slum opposite Bandra Fire Station

Fire breaks out in Lalmati slum opposite Bandra Fire Station

Mumbai: A Level-3 fire broke out in a slum at Lalmati, opposite Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road on Tuesday. Eight water tanks and nine fire tenders have reached the spot. Rescue operations are currently underway. According to emerging reports, the blaze started at around 11:30 am in the slum behind Nargis Dutt Nagar.  No reports of casualties have emerged so ...

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