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Mirwaiz, kin among 7 booked for encroaching evacuee land; Hurriyat chairman alleges harassment

Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq denies land grab charges by J&K Police’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) for allegedly encroaching on evacuee/custodian land in Srinagar.
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Mirwaiz, kin among 7 booked for encroaching evacuee land; Hurriyat chairman alleges harassment

Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq denies land grab charges by J&K Police’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) for allegedly encroaching on evacuee/custodian land in Srinagar.

'Situation in Bishkek normal', says Indian embassy days after targeted attacks on Indian students

The Embassy of India in Kyrgyzstan reassured the safety of Indian students in Bishkek after incidents of mob violence involving Pakistani students. Helplines are available for assistance, with a large number of Indian students studying in Kyrgyz Republic.
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'Situation in Bishkek normal', says Indian embassy days after targeted attacks on Indian students

The Embassy of India in Kyrgyzstan reassured the safety of Indian students in Bishkek after incidents of mob violence involving Pakistani students. Helplines are available for assistance, with a large number of Indian students studying in Kyrgyz Republic.

'Congress destroyed many generations...': PM Modi slams Rahul after he said system aligned against lower castes

PM Modi criticised Rahul Gandhi for acknowledging the system's bias against lower castes under Congress rule. PM Modi said that Shehzada has confessed a big truth. He has admitted that the system that was formed during his grandmother's, his father's, and hi
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'Congress destroyed many generations...': PM Modi slams Rahul after he said system aligned against lower castes

PM Modi criticised Rahul Gandhi for acknowledging the system's bias against lower castes under Congress rule. PM Modi said that Shehzada has confessed a big truth. He has admitted that the system that was formed during his grandmother's, his father's, and his mother's time, was severely against the Dalits, backwards and Adivasis.

Pune Porsche crash: Accused teen's bail cancelled, sent to juvenile home till June 5

The Pune juvenile court cancelled the bail of the 17-year-old accused on Wednesday. The accused had rammed his Porsche into a motorcycle from behind, which resulted in the death of 2 young techies in Pune. The Juvenile Justice Board has decided to send the mi
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Pune Porsche crash: Accused teen's bail cancelled, sent to juvenile home till June 5

The Pune juvenile court cancelled the bail of the 17-year-old accused on Wednesday. The accused had rammed his Porsche into a motorcycle from behind, which resulted in the death of 2 young techies in Pune. The Juvenile Justice Board has decided to send the minor accused to a Rehabilitation home or observation home until June 5.

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim found dead in Kolkata; Dhaka calls it 'planned murder'

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim, who had come to India on May 12 for medical treatment, was found dead in Kolkata on Wednesday. His body was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an apartment in a posh residential complex at New Town on the northern outsk
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Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim found dead in Kolkata; Dhaka calls it 'planned murder'

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim, who had come to India on May 12 for medical treatment, was found dead in Kolkata on Wednesday. His body was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an apartment in a posh residential complex at New Town on the northern outskirts of Kolkata in the morning. Azim, who was a member of ruling Awami League party, was missing for the last eight days.

'Tell star campaigners to correct discourse, maintain decorum': EC to Congress, BJP

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president JP Nadda and Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge to issue formal notes to star campaigners to correct their discourse, exercise care and maintain decorum. This is the Commi
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'Tell star campaigners to correct discourse, maintain decorum': EC to Congress, BJP

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president JP Nadda and Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge to issue formal notes to star campaigners to correct their discourse, exercise care and maintain decorum. This is the Commission's unprecedented orders to the BJP and Congress in the wake of plummeting quality of campaigning led by their star campaigners. The EC has come down heavily on both the BJP and the Congress for campaigning along caste, community, language, and religion.

With two phases remaining, EC directs BJP & Congress to refrain from religious & casteist campaign

The Election Commission of India criticized BJP and Congress, including star campaigners like PM Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Mallikarjun Kharge's defense was deemed 'not tenable.
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With two phases remaining, EC directs BJP & Congress to refrain from religious & casteist campaign

The Election Commission of India criticized BJP and Congress, including star campaigners like PM Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Mallikarjun Kharge's defense was deemed 'not tenable.

Pune Porsche case: Court sends minor's father Vishal Agarwal to 2-day police custody

A Pune court has placed the father of a 17-year-old in police custody for two days, until May 24, following an incident where the teenager crashed his Porsche into a motorcycle, resulting in the deaths of two young tech professionals. This action was taken af
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Pune Porsche case: Court sends minor's father Vishal Agarwal to 2-day police custody

A Pune court has placed the father of a 17-year-old in police custody for two days, until May 24, following an incident where the teenager crashed his Porsche into a motorcycle, resulting in the deaths of two young tech professionals. This action was taken after the Pune crime branch detained the father on Tuesday morning in connection with the fatal accident that occurred on Sunday in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar.

Calcutta HC cancels OBC certificates issued after 2010, Mamata says 'will not accept'

The court junked the OBC status of several classes finding such reservations under an Act of 2012 to vacancies in services and posts in the state illegal. Reacting sharply to this, chief minister Mamata Banerjee refused to accept the court decision.
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Calcutta HC cancels OBC certificates issued after 2010, Mamata says 'will not accept'

The court junked the OBC status of several classes finding such reservations under an Act of 2012 to vacancies in services and posts in the state illegal. Reacting sharply to this, chief minister Mamata Banerjee refused to accept the court decision.

SC pulls up former Jharkhand CM for 'suppressing material facts', Hemant Soren withdraws bail plea

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to consider Hemant Soren's petition for interim bail, citing that he «suppressed facts» regarding the trial court's cognizance order against him. Consequently, Soren had to withdraw his petition, resulting
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SC pulls up former Jharkhand CM for 'suppressing material facts', Hemant Soren withdraws bail plea

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to consider Hemant Soren's petition for interim bail, citing that he «suppressed facts» regarding the trial court's cognizance order against him. Consequently, Soren had to withdraw his petition, resulting in his continued custody and inability to campaign. The matter was heard by a vacation bench consisting of Justices Dipankar Datta and Satish Chandra Sharma.

Pant Varsity develops way to use pine leaves to boost rural economy, reduce forest fires

Tarannum Jahan, under the mentorship of Prof T K Bhattacharya and Prof A K Verma from the biochemistry department of the College of Sciences and Humanities, led the research. «The bio-grease we developed reduces friction in ball bearings and prevents ru
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Pant Varsity develops way to use pine leaves to boost rural economy, reduce forest fires

Tarannum Jahan, under the mentorship of Prof T K Bhattacharya and Prof A K Verma from the biochemistry department of the College of Sciences and Humanities, led the research. «The bio-grease we developed reduces friction in ball bearings and prevents rust, while the bio-resin is highly effective for glueing plywood,» said Verma.

'New India is...': Pakistan UN envoy brings up 'targeted assassinations' in homeland, elsewhere

Addressing the General Assembly on May 2, Akram said, «Pakistan's foreign minister informed the Security Council, as well as the secretary general and the president of the General Assembly of India's campaign of targeted assassinations in Pakistan. Thi
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'New India is...': Pakistan UN envoy brings up 'targeted assassinations' in homeland, elsewhere

Addressing the General Assembly on May 2, Akram said, «Pakistan's foreign minister informed the Security Council, as well as the secretary general and the president of the General Assembly of India's campaign of targeted assassinations in Pakistan. This extra-territorial state terrorism is not limited to Pakistan. It has been extended to targeted killings of political opponents in Canada and attempted in the United States and probably in other countries.»

Three Indians accused of killing Khalistan separatist Nijjar appear before Canadian court in person, fourth appears via video

The British Columbia judge has ordered all four of them to have no contact with several people in the community in their latest court appearance, the report added. Those appearing in person wore red prison sweatsuits as they entered the courtroom, while Amand
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Three Indians accused of killing Khalistan separatist Nijjar appear before Canadian court in person, fourth appears via video

The British Columbia judge has ordered all four of them to have no contact with several people in the community in their latest court appearance, the report added. Those appearing in person wore red prison sweatsuits as they entered the courtroom, while Amandeep remains in custody in Ontario where he was facing unrelated weapons before being arrested on May 10 for Nijjar's killing.

In Himachal, a remote village alt-deletes plan on tunnel route

Perched at an altitude of 8,887ft near Jalori Jot, a mountain pass (10,800 feet) connecting Kullu with Shimla, the village of around 350 inhabitants from 60 households scattered across a 3km area stands at the forefront of a battle over a proposed all-weathe
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In Himachal, a remote village alt-deletes plan on tunnel route

Perched at an altitude of 8,887ft near Jalori Jot, a mountain pass (10,800 feet) connecting Kullu with Shimla, the village of around 350 inhabitants from 60 households scattered across a 3km area stands at the forefront of a battle over a proposed all-weather tunnel's route. The crux of their protest lies in the selection of the tunnel's alignment, as residents fear the consequences of altering the route.

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