US President Trump likely to become India’s 2019 Republic Day chief guest

US President Trump likely to become India’s 2019 Republic Day chief guest

New Delhi: In the most likelihood, US President Donald Trump will be chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day parade in India. Though the Ministry of External Affairs has not officially confirmed about the expected visit of the US President to become the chief guest at the Republic Day function, but various sources say that Trump had accepted an invitation to visit India after it was extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit…

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Two CRPF jawans killed in terrorist attack in J&K

Two CRPF jawans killed in terrorist attack in J&K

Srinagar: At least two CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel were killed and another injured when terrorists attacked the forces’ camp at Achabal town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday. A civilian was also injured when the vehicle-borne terrorists opened fire at the CRPF party. As per the media reports, the terrrorists attacked a CRPF party deployed on law and order duty at Achabal Chowk in Anantnag and escaped. The two jawans killed were…

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Odisha government to impose ban on plastic from October 2

Odisha government to impose ban on plastic from October 2

Bhubaneshwar: The Odisha government on Wednesday announced to impose ban on the use of plastic bags, which is likely to come into effect from October 2 that marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Considering the environmental awareness during ‘Ama Mukhyamantri Ama Katha’ programme at the state secretariat on Tuesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the ban on plastic will be imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Berhampur and Sambalpur municipal corporations and Puri town from…

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35 killed as Mumbai records heaviest rainfall

35 killed as Mumbai records heaviest rainfall

Mumbai: The intense downpour has brought India’s financial capital to a halt on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the season’s monsoon to 35. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall in the past three days, which has disrupted the normal life. In the wake of incessant rains which as flooded several parts of the city and paralyzed the train services, schools and colleges are asked to remain shut for the second…

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P Chidambaram, Karti’s interim protection extended till August 7 in Aircel-Maxis case

P Chidambaram, Karti’s interim protection extended till August 7 in Aircel-Maxis case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the interim protection from arrest to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti till August 7 in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.  Earlier, the court had granted him anticipatory bail till July 10 in connection with two cases filed by the CBI and the ED in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In the high profile, INX Media case, the former Finance Minister was granted protection from…

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Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court ratifies death penalty for rapists

Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court ratifies death penalty for rapists

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld its decision on the death sentence of three of the four convicts in the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case. Dismissing the review pleas filed by the convicts, the apex court said, there is no question of reopening the case or reconsidering the 2017 verdict. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, delivered its verdict on the petitions filed by Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and…

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Three people killed in clash between security forces and stone-pelters in J&K

Three people killed in clash between security forces and stone-pelters in J&K

Srinagar: Three people, including a teenage girl were killed and five others injured in Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday when the army opened fire at protestors throwing stones at soldiers. The incident occurred when the army was patrolling the area. Those who have been killed, have been identified as Shakir Khanday, Irshad Ahmad and Andleeb. Senior police and army officials have rushed to the area. Internet services were supended in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama…

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Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor gets regular bail

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor gets regular bail

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday was granted a regular bail by Delhi’s Patilala House court in a case related to Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount as directed by the sessions court and converted the interim relief to regular bail. Tharoor has been charged under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting…

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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

Islamabad : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in jail by the country’s accountability court in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal. After postponing for four times in the past, the court delivered the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case which pertains to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London. Sharif is in London attending…

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Malaysian PM Mahathir says Zakir Naik will not be deported to India

Malaysian PM Mahathir says Zakir Naik will not be deported to India

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported to India. “Zakir Naik would not be sent back as long as he was not creating any problem in Malaysia,” Mahathir Mohamad said while addressing a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. A founder of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir , left India in 2016 for Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency. He…

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