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Pakistan violated ceasefire more than 2,050 times in 2019: MEA

The statement comes as the Pakistan Army retrieved the bodies of two of its Punjabi soldiers killed by the Indian Army at the LoC after raising the white flag.

New Delhi: India said Sunday that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, amid reports that Pakistan was moving additional forces to the border with India. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquility along the...

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DMK, AIADMK caution Amit Shah for ‘Hindi’ imposition

Chennai: Opposing Home Minister Amit Shah’s pitch for Hindi as the nation’s common language, AIADMK Saturday cautioned against its ‘imposition’ while the DMK demanded that he withdraw his view, since it would “infringe national integrity.” After Shah said Hindi is the most spoken language which can unite the nation as a common language, Tamil Nadu parties rallied against it. AIADMK leader and Tamil culture Minister K Pandiarajan said: “if the Centre...

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FM announces Rs 70,000 cr package to push exports, housing

New Delhi: With GDP growth sliding to a six-year low of 5 per cent in the April-June quarter along with several sectors facing a slowdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday announced a fresh set of measures worth around Rs 60,000 crore to boost exports and the housing sector. The key measures include extending the scheme of reimbursement of taxes and duties for export promotion, fully automated electronic refund for Input Tax...

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Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US operation: Trump

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US operation (REUTERS)

Washington: US President Donald Trump Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, son of terror group al Qaeda's founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in an American counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. "Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/ Pakistan region,” Trump said in a statement. However, the US President did not specify the...

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Lecturer arrested for misbehaving with girl student

Rasgovindpur: A lecturer of a college in Mayurbhanj district was arrested Saturday on charges of misbehaving with a tribal girl student at Rasgovindpur block here. The accused has been identified as Siba Prasad Khatual, lecturer of education department of the college. In her complaint, the girl alleged that the lecturer misbehaved with her during a class Thursday....

Swamy, who was in Ayodhya on a two-day visit, further said that the right to worship is a fundamental right and cannot be taken away by anyone.

Construction of Ayodhya Ram temple will commence by Nov: Swamy

Ayodhya: Senior BJP leader Subramanium Swamy has claimed that the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will commence by November. He also stated that the decision of the Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, will be in favour of the Ram temple. Swamy, who was in Ayodhya on a two-day...

Pattinson also obliged a fan with a selfie on his arrival.

Robert Pattinson, Christopher Nolan in Mumbai to shoot action film

Mumbai: Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan, along with actor Robert Pattinson, is in the city to shoot for their upcoming action epic ‘Tenet’. The director-actor duo arrived in Mumbai Saturday. According to photographs surfaced on social media, Nolan was spotted at the airport. Pattinson also obliged a fan with a selfie on his arrival. Though the shooting...

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen wins Belgian Open title

Leuven (Belgium): Rising Indian shuttler and former junior World No. 1 Lakshya Sen stunned second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to clinch the men’s singles title at the Belgian International Challenge badminton tournament here, Saturday. Lakshya Sen was at his best as he notched up a comfortable 21-14, 21-15 win over Svendsen in the...

The statement comes as the Pakistan Army retrieved the bodies of two of its Punjabi soldiers killed by the Indian Army at the LoC after raising the white flag.

Pakistan violated ceasefire more than 2,050 times in 2019: MEA

New Delhi: India said Sunday that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, amid reports that Pakistan was moving additional forces to the border with India. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan...

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