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Four police officers martyred in cowardly attack by terrorists Sophian


December 11, 2018 Four policemen guarding a minority locality in Sophian district in southern part of Kashmir were killed in an attack by terrorists toady . The policemen in Zainpora, were busy keeping watch on a residential area and were inside their guard room when the militants fired at them this afternoon. The terrorists also […]

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Why can’t women enter Nizamuddin Dargah: Delhi high court notice to Centre, state


December 10, 2018 The Delhi high court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, state government and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah trust on a plea seeking entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum. The court also said that they were awaiting the Sabarimala review verdict before further hearing the case. The next date of hearing […]

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Allow women in Nizamuddin dargah, says petition in HC


December 10, 2018 Two months after the Supreme Court lifted the centuries-old practice of prohibiting women to enter the Sabarimala in Kerala, a petition on similar lines has been moved before the Delhi High Court seeking entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah here. A High Court Bench of […]

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Centre refuses to recognise Lingayat as separate religion


December 11, 2018 The Centre has rejected the Karnataka government’s proposal seeking legal recognition for Lingayats as a distinct religion. “Taking into account the views of the [Union home ministry and the National Commission for Minorities], it may not be possible for the ministry to accede to the request of the government of Karnataka,” deputy […]

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Govt stops foreign funding to 156 NGOs for defying order


December 10, 2018 The Union home ministry has suspended the foreign funding licence of 156 NGOs and associations issued under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, 2010, for their failure to open bank account(s) in one or more of the banks linked to the Public Financial Management System (PFMS ). Among the associations barred from receiving […]

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Amid threats, Ramachandra Guha removes beef tweet, says ‘was in poor taste’


December 9, 2018 Author and eminent historian Ramachandra Guha on Sunday deleted the tweet, saying it was in poor taste. (File) Two days after posting a photo of himself eating beef in Goa, author and eminent historian Ramachandra Guha on Sunday deleted the tweet, saying it was in poor taste. Guha, a vocal critic of […]

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Kartarpur corridor a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan Army, says Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh


Dec 09, 2018 Claiming that Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa had broken the news of opening of the Kartarpur Corridor to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their prime minister, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh Sunday dubbed the whole affair as a “bigger conspiracy” hatched by the Pak […]

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India is not a ‘dharamshala’ for illegal immigrants: Amit Shah on NRC


December 8, 2018 BJP chief Amit Shah said on Saturday that Indians have the right to the country’s resources, and it is not a ‘dharamshala’ where illegal immigrants can come to settle down. Describing illegal immigration as threat to the country, Shah said National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a way to solve the basic […]

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With cowdung and Gangajal, Trinamool ‘purifies’ BJP rally ground in Cooch Behar


December 8, 2018 A year after a NASA-funded research by United States Department of Agriculture concluded that solid waste left by cows and other livestock contribute to global warming by emitting methane, a greenhouse gas, cow dung is adding heat to the political war Bengal is witnessing over the BJP’s rath yatra. With a Calcutta […]

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