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Exodus continues to haunt Kashmiri Pandits

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New Delhi: Exactly 30 years ago on January 19, 1990, the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee their homeland, the Kashmir Valley, as a result of being targeted by Islamic jihadis. Meanwhile, different political parties came to power but couldn't create a conducive atmosphere for their return to the valley. Displaced Kashmiri Hindus are still longing to return to their homeland. The exodus of Kashmiri Hindus is no secret. Since 1989-90,...

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Adani lands Defence Ministry in hot waters over project 75-I submarine programme

New Delhi:  The Ministry of Defence landed in a controversy after Congress alleged that Adani Defence and state-owned Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) joint venture is being favoured through tweaking procurement guidelines to participate in a Rs 45,000 crore submarine project -- referred to as project 75-I. In another development, the Defence Acquisitions Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slated for Friday had been deferred till January 21, sources said....

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NPR nothing but ‘NRC in disguise’, will fight it, says P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram

Kolkata: Asserting that the National Population Register is nothing but “NRC in disguise”, Congress leader P Chidambaram said Saturday that the Modi government has changed gears and is now only talking about the NPR after the “fiasco” in Assam over the citizenship list. The former Union home minister said states are justified to oppose the implementation of the NPR and the CAA as the Constitutional validity lies with the Supreme Court....

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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren approves proposal to free 139 prisoners

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Saturday approved a proposal of the Jharkhand State Imprisonment Revision Council to free 139 prisoners lodged in different jails in the state. These 139 prisoners are serving life terms in five central jails, one divisional jail and one open jail. The council reviewed the cases of such inmates who have been awarded life imprisonment considering their conduct, their age and nature of the crimes committed...

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This beggar in Puri claims to be a BTech graduate

This beggar in Puri claims to be a BTech graduate

Puri: In a curious case, Puri police were flabbergasted to see a beggar lodging an FIR in flawless English Friday. Questioning the man revealed that the man is a BTech graduate and the son of a retired DSP. According to Puri police, the man was begging near Gaudiya Mutt on Grand Road (Badadanda) when he had a...

Dhoni will be definitely retained by CSK in 2021: N Srinivasan

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‘will be retained’ by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2021 IPL auctions irrespective of whether he plays for India again or not, asserted former BCCI president N Srinivasan. The lack of a BCCI central contract for the two-time former World Cup winning captain has sparked fresh rumours of his retirement in the...

Shabana Azmi condition ‘stable’, FIR lodged against driver

Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against the driver of veteran actor Shabana Azmi for rash and negligent driving, after her car met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra, police said Sunday. Azmi (69), who was injured in the accident which took place Saturday, is undergoing treatment at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in suburban Andheri...

Renowned Hindustani classical singer Sunanda Patnaik passes away at 85

Renowned Hindustani classical singer Sunanda Patnaik passes away at 85

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Hindustani classical singer Sunanda Patnaik breathed her last at a private hospital in Kolkata Sunday at the age of 85. Popularly known as ‘Guruma’, Sunanda had been suffering from prolonged illness and died while undergoing treatment at around 4:30am, family sources said. Born November 7, 1934, Sunanda was the daughter of legendary Odia poet Baikunthanath...

Dolphin census begins at Chilika

Dolphin census begins at Chilika

Balugaon: Chilika Wildlife Division and Chilika Development Authority (CDA) Sunday began a day-long census of Irrawaddy dolphins in the lake. A detailed training was provided to the researchers at CDA research centre near Chandraput Saturday to carry out the census. A total of 18 experienced staff from both these departments and other organisations have been deployed for...

Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for ‘repeatedly harassing’ Hardik Patel

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday accused the BJP of repeatedly harassing party leader Hardik Patel, who has been arrested for failing to appear before a court in a 2015 sedition case. The Congress general secretary said Patel has been fighting for the employment of youth and the rights of farmers. The BJP is repeatedly...


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