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Former Congress minister Shivnarayan Meena dies

Meena, 68, was on a pilgrimage tour to Uttarakhand where he suffered the heart attack late Tuesday night and died, the source said. He served as a minister in the previous Congress-led state government headed by Digvijay Singh.

No immediate plan to withdraw troops from J&K: Union minister

The Centre has no immediate plans to withdraw security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, where Article 370 has been revoked, in view of the continued tension in the region, minister of state for home G Kishan has said. «Pakistan is trying to provoke Kashmi
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No immediate plan to withdraw troops from J&K: Union minister

The Centre has no immediate plans to withdraw security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, where Article 370 has been revoked, in view of the continued tension in the region, minister of state for home G Kishan has said. «Pakistan is trying to provoke Kashmirs and disturb the peace so that it can go to international community (to complain),» he added.

Karti Chidambaram to join DMK protest against abrogation of Article 370

Hours after the arrest of his father and former Union minister P Chidambaram in INX media case, Congress leader Karti Chidambaram on Thursday said that he will be attending the protest called by his alliance partner DMK over the abrogation of Article 370. On
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Karti Chidambaram to join DMK protest against abrogation of Article 370

Hours after the arrest of his father and former Union minister P Chidambaram in INX media case, Congress leader Karti Chidambaram on Thursday said that he will be attending the protest called by his alliance partner DMK over the abrogation of Article 370. On Wednesday, DMK chief Stalin had said that Chidambaram was arrested due to political vendetta.

PM Modi begins three-nation trip, says engagements will strengthen India's relations with time-tested friends

Modi will visit the three countries from August 22 to 26. He will reach France on Thursday. In his departure statement, the prime minister said his visit to France reflects the strong strategic partnership which the two countries deeply value and share.
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PM Modi begins three-nation trip, says engagements will strengthen India's relations with time-tested friends

Modi will visit the three countries from August 22 to 26. He will reach France on Thursday. In his departure statement, the prime minister said his visit to France reflects the strong strategic partnership which the two countries deeply value and share.

'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy'

Defending Chidambaram, Congress media chief Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed that the arrest was a result of 'vindictive politics' by a 'desperate government' and accused the ED and the CBI of pleasing their 'political masters'. Surjewala further alleged, the
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'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy'

Defending Chidambaram, Congress media chief Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed that the arrest was a result of 'vindictive politics' by a 'desperate government' and accused the ED and the CBI of pleasing their 'political masters'. Surjewala further alleged, the arrest of Chidambaram is a ploy to divert the attention of the people from the deepening economic crisis in the country.

Confident there is no case against Chidambaram: Salman Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday termed the arrest of party leader P Chidambaram as 'deeply distressing' and said 'we are very confident there is no case against him'.
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Confident there is no case against Chidambaram: Salman Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday termed the arrest of party leader P Chidambaram as 'deeply distressing' and said 'we are very confident there is no case against him'.

Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain

The Mansarovar Yatra has been halted in Uttrakhand after heavy rain washed away a portion of the road connecting Tanakpur-Champawat. A total of 56 pilgrims were headed to Mansarovar on this route. The pilgrims were sent back to Dharchoola due to the bad condi
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Mansarovar Yatra halted in Uttarakhand due to rain

The Mansarovar Yatra has been halted in Uttrakhand after heavy rain washed away a portion of the road connecting Tanakpur-Champawat. A total of 56 pilgrims were headed to Mansarovar on this route. The pilgrims were sent back to Dharchoola due to the bad condition of the roads in Chankan, Lamari and Malpa areas where rain have caused landslides.

Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Rajnath

The Defence Ministry on Wednesday said the decision to convert state-administered arms factories, which function directly under the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) headquartered in Kolkata, into public sector enterprises has been taken after considering recommen
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Arms factories restructuring for profits, employment: Rajnath

The Defence Ministry on Wednesday said the decision to convert state-administered arms factories, which function directly under the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) headquartered in Kolkata, into public sector enterprises has been taken after considering recommendations of at least three committees formed in the past to examine their functioning.

Punjab, Assam and Mizoram accords under Rajiv Gandhi strengthened Indian Union: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul's statements come at a time when Congress is observing weeklong events to commemorate the 75th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. On Monday, Gandhi scion had announced that the whole week will be dedicated to by drawing the country
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Punjab, Assam and Mizoram accords under Rajiv Gandhi strengthened Indian Union: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul's statements come at a time when Congress is observing weeklong events to commemorate the 75th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. On Monday, Gandhi scion had announced that the whole week will be dedicated to by drawing the country's attention towards his incredible achievements.

Trump: India, other nations at some point would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan

Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorists is being done only by the US some 7,000 miles away. T
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Trump: India, other nations at some point would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan

Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorists is being done only by the US some 7,000 miles away. Trump said that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

Medical tests of P Chidambaram conducted inside CBI headquarters: Sources

Medical tests of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram were conducted inside the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters here, sources said. After his arrest by the CBI from his Jor Bagh residence on Wednesday, Chidambara
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Medical tests of P Chidambaram conducted inside CBI headquarters: Sources

Medical tests of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram were conducted inside the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters here, sources said. After his arrest by the CBI from his Jor Bagh residence on Wednesday, Chidambaram, 73, was taken to headquarters of the probe agency. He is likely to be produced before a CBI court at the Rouse Avenue on Thursday.​

Once a temple, always a temple: Ram Lalla counsel

The senior counsel fell back on archaeological evidence, mentions in Gazettes during British rule and the continuous worship for centuries by Hindus in the faith that Lord Ram was born at that place to argue that Hindus always believed that it was a temple, e
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Once a temple, always a temple: Ram Lalla counsel

The senior counsel fell back on archaeological evidence, mentions in Gazettes during British rule and the continuous worship for centuries by Hindus in the faith that Lord Ram was born at that place to argue that Hindus always believed that it was a temple, even after it was demolished for construction of the mosque.

Zakir Naik’s channel could see UK licence revoked over hate speech

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom in July investigated five of Peace TV’s programmes and found four of them breached its codes by containing hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one instance could incite crime. In two instances the breaches wer
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Zakir Naik’s channel could see UK licence revoked over hate speech

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom in July investigated five of Peace TV’s programmes and found four of them breached its codes by containing hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one instance could incite crime. In two instances the breaches were so serious that sanctions will be imposed.

Threat works, 50% of VIP squatters quit bungalows

Sources said the number of overstaying ex-MPs has now reduced to only 109. Officials said most of the former law makers have vacated their accommodations on their own. “But the one week ultimatum from the House Committee and PM’s mention of system being p
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Threat works, 50% of VIP squatters quit bungalows

Sources said the number of overstaying ex-MPs has now reduced to only 109. Officials said most of the former law makers have vacated their accommodations on their own. “But the one week ultimatum from the House Committee and PM’s mention of system being put in place for expeditious hand over of these accommodations to new MPs had the maximum impact. We are hopeful of more than 90% compliance in the next few days,” an official said.

In tussle with Vietnam, China parks vessels near ONGC Videsh site

This is the latest in a series of such manoeuvres Beijing has been undertaking to assert its claims in the territorial dispute with Vietnam and is not particularly aimed against India. China had in the past also warned Russian giant Rosneft against drilling f
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In tussle with Vietnam, China parks vessels near ONGC Videsh site

This is the latest in a series of such manoeuvres Beijing has been undertaking to assert its claims in the territorial dispute with Vietnam and is not particularly aimed against India. China had in the past also warned Russian giant Rosneft against drilling fresh production wells in the field, identified as Block 6.1, in the Nam Con Son basin.

Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba appointed Cabinet secretary

Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the officer on special duty in the cabinet secretariat, before
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Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba appointed Cabinet secretary

Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the officer on special duty in the cabinet secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country's top bureaucratic post from incumbent P K Sinha.

CBI officials scale wall to enter P Chidambaram's residence

A team of CBI officials descended on the residence of P Chidambaram Wednesday night, minutes after a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters. The team of about 30 CBI sleuths and Delhi police officials reached the residence of Chidambar
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CBI officials scale wall to enter P Chidambaram's residence

A team of CBI officials descended on the residence of P Chidambaram Wednesday night, minutes after a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters. The team of about 30 CBI sleuths and Delhi police officials reached the residence of Chidambaram and knocked at the doors for a few minutes before scaling the boundary wall to enter the premises.

Terror-funding: Court sends ex-J&K MLA RashidEngineer to judicial custody

A Delhi court Wednesday sent former independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Rashid to judicial custody in a case related to funding of terror activities in the Valley. Rashid Engineer was a legislator from the Langate Assembly seat in north Kashmi
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Terror-funding: Court sends ex-J&K MLA RashidEngineer to judicial custody

A Delhi court Wednesday sent former independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Rashid to judicial custody in a case related to funding of terror activities in the Valley. Rashid Engineer was a legislator from the Langate Assembly seat in north Kashmir and is the first mainstream politician to have been arrested by the NIA in the case.

ED widens probe against P Chidambaram, more FIPB approvals, shell firms under lens

The ED's money laundering probe against P Chidambaram has been enlarged as it suspects his role in granting illegal FIPB clearances to 4 more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell fir
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ED widens probe against P Chidambaram, more FIPB approvals, shell firms under lens

The ED's money laundering probe against P Chidambaram has been enlarged as it suspects his role in granting illegal FIPB clearances to 4 more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, sources said on Wednesday. The Delhi HC had on Tuesday cancelled the anticipatory bail given to Chidambaram.

Jammu and Kashmir BJP defends restrictions in state after revocation of its special status

The BJP's J&K unit on Wednesday defended the restrictions imposed in the state following revocation of its special status after nullification of the Article 370, saying it is a must to foil bids of some elements, including those of «urban Naxalites&raqu
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Jammu and Kashmir BJP defends restrictions in state after revocation of its special status

The BJP's J&K unit on Wednesday defended the restrictions imposed in the state following revocation of its special status after nullification of the Article 370, saying it is a must to foil bids of some elements, including those of «urban Naxalites», to create trouble in the state, specially in the Valley.

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