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Mob thrashes Muslim man at Ghaziabad court


Ghaziabad, July 24: A 25-year-old Muslim man was allegedly beaten up by a group of people at a Ghaziabad court where he had gone to marry a Hindu woman, police said on Tuesday. Sahil, who works at a Noida firm, went to the court to register his marriage with Preeti Singh on Monday afternoon when the crowd attacked them, Sanjay Panday, ...

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Truckers’ indefinite strike enters another day


New Delhi, July 23: Freight rates were not available as truck transporters’ have been on indefinite strike since July 20 . All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) started a nationwide indefinite strike on July 20, and their demands included a reduction in central and state taxes by getting diesel under the GST so that price of the deregulated commodity can be ...

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Cows safe, but India most unsafe for women: Thackeray


Mumbai, July 23: In the name of protecting the cow, India has now become the most unsafe country in the world for women and everyone should be ashamed of this, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday. “Yes, of course, we must protect our Cow Mother, but what about ‘my mother’? This is no Hindutva,” he said, in a marathon ...

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SC agrees to hear contempt plea in Alwar lynching case


New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt plea against the Rajasthan government for violating court directives in a mob lynching case in Alwar district last week. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said the plea would be heard on August 20, along with the main case ...

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Good Governance: J&K At Rank 21 Among 30 Indian States


Srinagar, July 22: With “good governance” as the focus of attention in the remotely ruled Jammu and Kashmir, it is important to offer the latest benchmark: the turmoil hit state holds an overall rank of 21 in the state wise comparison of 2018, which is an improvement by three points from the last year, the 2017. It was at No 24 ...

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Reverse countdown of Modi government has begun: Sonia


New Delhi, July 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rhetoric shows his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government has begun, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. Attending a meeting of the new Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, she also cautioned about the reign of despair and fear heaped upon the ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,561 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir


Jammu, July 22: A batch of 1,561 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “The Pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 62 vehicles. Of these, 1,179 Pilgrims are going to Pahalgam base camp while 382 are going to Baltal,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath ...

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My pro-Kashmir agenda troubled BJP at national level: Mehbooba


Srinagar, July 22: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said her she was not surprised by the BJP’s decision to pull out as she already knew that her pro-Kashmir agenda was troubling BJP at the national level. “BJP leaders had started saying that I am soft on terrorism and other issues,” she said in an interview ...

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BJP minister says Muslim man lynched in Rajasthan to defame Modi


New Delhi, July 22: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man ...

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