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‘Spanish Mosque’ in Hyderabad to open for all on August 15

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Hyderabad, Aug 12: The over a century-old Jama Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet here will be thrown open to people from all religions this Independence Day for a guided tour, a move aimed at promoting inter-faith harmony. Popularly known as the ‘Spanish Mosque’ for its Moorish architecture, the heritage masjid, for the first time, has invited people from all religions to visit it on ...

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Mother, son among four dead while repairing a pit, one critical

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Srinagar, Aug 12: Four persons including mother and son died due to inhaling of gas while cleaning up a sewage pit in Utrersoo area of Shangus in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Sunday. The bodies of deceased persons. An official said that one person namely Mohammad Maqbool Khan started repairing and cleaning up the sewage trench in his house premises at ...

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Imran calls for Indo-Pak talks restart

Islamabad, Aug 11: Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria Friday called on Pakistan prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and felicitated him on his success in the election. Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 general election and it nominated him as prime minister. The Indian envoy met cricketer-turned-politician Khan at his Banigala ...

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China detains one million ethnic Uighurs in secret camps, UN told

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United Nations, Aug 11: A UN human rights committee has heard there were credible reports that China is holding a million ethnic Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”. Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, raised the claims on Friday at a two-day UN meeting on China, reports the BBC. She said she was concerned by ...

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Langate shuts over killing of local militant, family demands mortal remains

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Srinagar, Aug 11: A complete shutdown is being observed on Saturday in Langate area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to mourn the killing of local militant. Reports said that all shops and other commercial establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads. On Thursday, the army claimed to have killed five unidentified militants in dense forests of Dooniwari, Rafiabad. ...

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Tainted Tehsildar back in office, people aghast

Srinagar, Aug 10: Furious over bringing back the “tainted” Tehsildar who was attached after allegations were leveled against him, Traders union and senior citizens of Dooru area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, on Friday locked up a tehsil office Dooru in protest. Official sources said that scores of traders and senior citizens of Dooru sealed the tehsildar’s office as a mark ...

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Clashes in Shopain, one injured

Srinagar, Aug 10: A man was injured on Friday during clashes between the people and government forces in Tengwani area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Official sources said that clashes broke out in Tengwani Shopian after forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area. During the clashes, a local youth identified as Fayaz Ahmed Padroo, 35, son of Ghulam ...

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198 cases registered against 319 juveniles in JK: GoI

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New Delhi, Aug 10: A total of 198 cases are currently registered against 319 juveniles in the State, Government of India (GoI) said Thursday. “As per the data furnished by the State of Jammu Kashmir for the annual report ‘Crime in India’ to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), a total of 198 cases were registered against juveniles in J&K in ...

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