Saturday , 22 July 2017

National News

PM lauds high turnout at Kashmir panchayat polls

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday expressed happiness over the large participation of voters in the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls - held after 10 years - saying it showed people ‘want to decide their fate themselves’.

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Plans to use IAF’s UAVs in naxal zones: Chhattisgarh govt

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government is planning to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Indian Air Force to conduct reconnaissance of naxal-hit areas even as security forces are mulling entering the Maoist stronghold of Abujhmad -- an unexplored jungle area in Bastar.

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Ludhiana to London: India-made stoles for royal wedding

LUDHIANA | NEW DELHI: Nearly 4,000 soft wool stoles have been shipped for the eagerly awaited wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London this Friday, courtesy a Ludhiana manufacturer. And the royal couple is also expected to take its pick.

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Khurshid rules out changes in Lokpal Bill drafting committee

NEW DELHI: Amid roiling controversy over Lokpal Bill drafting committee members, Union Minister Mr Salman Khurshid Saturday ruled out any changes in the panel and said the government is looking forward to receiving inputs from Mr Justice Santosh Hegde on the bill.

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Bhushans granted another week’s time to reply to stamp notice

ALLAHABAD: Lawyer Mr Shanti Bhushan and his three children were Saturday granted one more week’s time by the Stamp and Registration office here to reply to a notice for alleged stamp duty evasion to the tune of Rs 1.33 crore on purchase of property in a prime locality in the city.

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Students clash with police, torch vehicles

BAGHPAT (UP): Agitated over delay in getting their question papers, hundreds of students of a private polytechnic college in a Uttar Pradesh town Saturday clashed with police, damaged public property and torched vehicles.

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Top Gujarat cop implicates Modi in 2002 riots

AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: The post-Godhra 2002 riots returned to haunt, Mr Narendra Modi with a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer alleging the Gujarat Chief Minister had instructed officers to allow Hindus “to vent out their anger” during the clashes and he wanted Muslims to be “taught a lesson.”

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