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Grenade attacks in Jammu, Srinagar by suspected militants; 2 cops injured


Jammu: Two police personnel were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants at a bus stand in Jammu on Thursday, while a similar attack took place at a CRPF camp on Wednesday in Anantnag district, Srinagar, the police officials said. “There was a grenade attack in the bus stand area tonight by suspected militants,” […]

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‘Not allowed to wear hijab’, Mumbai student takes college to court


A student of homeopathy has moved the Bombay High Court against her college, accusing it of not allowing her to wear a hijab (headscarf) and barring her from sitting for examinations on the ground of having low attendance. The petitioner, a resident of Bandra in Mumbai, moved court on Monday seeking permission to appear for […]

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China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India


China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about USD 60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday. The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to […]

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Air in India, Nepal among south-east Asia’s most polluted: WHO report


Nepal and India have the most polluted air among 11 countries in the south-east Asian region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, based on the amount of particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less (PM2.5) found in every square metre of air. The World Health Statistics report released on Thursday said […]

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Ex-diplomat Madhuri Gupta convicted of spying for ISI


Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta was on Friday convicted by a Delhi court for passing secret information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) during her posting in Islamabad in 2010, eight years after she was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell. A bench of Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma held Gupta (61) guilty under various provisions […]

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Tirumala head priest forced to retire after he alleged corruption


Chief priest of Lord Venkateshwara temple atop Tirumala AV Ramana Deekshitulu was on Wednesday forced to retire within a day of him making allegations of corruption in the temple administration. The maiden meeting of the newly constituted trust board of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the country’s richest temple, in its meeting held on […]

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Varanasi bridge collapse: Five warning letters were sent to flyover firm but no one read


A day after 18 people were killed when a section of a flyover under construction fell on moving cars and pedestrians in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh police said they had sent at least five letters to the UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November last year and registered an FIR in February this year for not […]

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Militants kill policeman, injure another in Kashmir’s Anantnag


A policeman was killed and another injured in a suspected militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday afternoon. Officials said that special police officer (SPO) Bilal Ahmad was critically wounded when militants fired at a police vehicle in Bijbehara, Anantnag. “The SPO succumbed to his injuries while a constable is being treated at […]

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AMU should be renamed after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, says Haryana minister Captain Abhimanyu


AMID A row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Haryana’s Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu Sunday said the university should be renamed after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who “donated land for the university for education of Hindus as well as Muslims”. “What can be more sad than the fact that no image […]

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