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Shutdown, restrictions in Sopore; Internet suspended, educational institutions closed

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Srinagar: Life remained paralysed in Sopore on Friday due to a shutdown and restrictions imposed by the authorities to prevent protests against the killing of a local militant in a shootout with Handwara in north Kashmir. Reports said that all shops and other commercial establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads. Security forces have imposed restrictions in ...

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Akshay Kumar is deadly and ruthless in new 2.0 poster!

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Mumbai: For numerous reasons, fans have been eagerly waiting for sci-fi film ‘2.0’ and one amongst them is definitely the unsettling avatar of Akshay Kumar. Akshay on Wednesday treated the audience with another poster of one of the most anticipated films of 2018. With the date of the trailer launch approaching soon, the actor shared his look on social media. ...

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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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Delhi’s air quality plummeting to “very poor”, Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting

Delhi's air quality plummeting to very poor

New Delhi: Steps taken by states to control stubble burning “are far from satisfactory”, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as environment ministers of four states around Delhi, including Haryana and Punjab, where the practice is rampant, skipped a crucial meet to discuss measures to stop air pollution levels from deteriorating further. With Delhi’s air quality plummeting to “very ...

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Ahead of MP polls, strife between Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia divides Congress

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New Delhi: With less than a month to go for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018, a bitter feud emerged among top Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia. According to party sources, the two heavyweights sparred in the presence of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over seat allotment during the meeting of the central election committee (CEC) on Wednesday night. CEC is ...

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Army called in to maintain order in J&K town after BJP leader’s killing

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Jammu: The Army was called out for maintenance of law and order in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir following the killings of a senior BJP leader and his brother by militants Thursday, officials said.  Earlier, the district authorities imposed curfew as the killings triggered protests by residents. Tension mounted in the town as residents staged protests and manhandled policemen, ...

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Supreme Court gets four new judges; working strength up to 28

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New Delhi: Four high court chief justices were on Thursday night elevated to the Supreme Court, within 48 hours of the collegium recommending their names to the government. The Law Ministry notified their appointments on Thursday night. On Tuesday, the SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended the names of Justices Hemant Gupta, Ajay Rastogi, M R ...

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Situation tense in Kishtwar, Army stages flag march

Army stages flag march

Jammu: The Army staged a flag march in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town where curfew was imposed after a senior BJP leader and his brother were killed by suspected terrorists Thursday night, officials said Friday. District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told PTI the situation was tense but under control. “The Army staged a flag march in Kishtwar town in ...

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J-K BJP secretary, brother shot dead, curfew imposed in Kishtwar

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Jammu: Kishtwar town in Jammu and Kashmir was on the edge Thursday night after BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were shot dead by unidentified gunmen, prompting authorities to impose curfew. The attack, suspected to have been carried out by militants, comes days ahead of the panchayat polls in the state which will be held ...

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Myanmar to take over 2,000 refugees back from Bangladesh in November

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KOLKATA,  NOV 01: For the first time since the beginning of the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, a joint working committee of Bangladesh and Myanmar met more than 1,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazar district and discussed the issue of repatriation. The refugees however are reluctant to go back, fearing attacks similar to the ones they experienced in August 2017. Since orchestrated ...

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