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Cong stares at rebellion akin to Rajiv, Indira time

IANS New Delhi A simple tweet by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor advising his party colleagues to give credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi where it is due has snowballed into a massive intra-Congress showdown. So much so that the Kerala unit of the party has asked for his explanation. This is not an isolated reaction but part of a growing …

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Specific inputs on Chidambaram’s foreign properties: ED tells SC

IANS New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that specific information had been received from foreign banks which include inputs on former Finance minister P Chidambaram’s properties abroad. These included house numbers and companies which owned them. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before a bench headed by Justice R Banumathi: “As a result, we have …

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SC allows Yechury to visit Kashmir

IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to go to Jammu and Kashmir and meet his party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami. The apex court, however, restrained Yechury from visiting any other place or getting involved in any other activity. The apex court order came on Yechury’s habeas corpus petition …

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Kashmir in pursuit of normalcy

Srinagar/New Delhi: High schools in the Kashmir valley will reopen from Wednesday in areas where restrictions have been lifted, officials said on Tuesday. They also said shops and business establishments can open in areas where there are no restrictions. Addressing a press conference, Jammu and Kashmir director of information and public relations Sehrish Asgar said, “The education department has decided …

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Acid attack on family for resisting molestation

IANS Patna Sixteen members of an extended family were attacked with acid, seriously injuring eight, when they opposed an attempted molestation of a young woman in the family by some youth in a village in Bihar’s Vaishali district on Wednesday, police said. Family members of Nand Kishore Bhagat had a tiff with some people on Tuesday, Vaishali Deputy Superintendent of …

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17 killed as truck rams into vehicles in UP

Shahjahanpur: At least 17 people, including three children, were killed and four injured when a speeding truck rammed into two vehicles before overturning on one of them in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district on Tuesday morning, police said. The accident occurred at the Jamka crossing on National Highway 24 near Shahjahanpur town, 170 km northwest of Lucknow, Superintendent of Police (City) …

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I-T attaches ‘benami hotel’ worth Rs 150 cr of Cong leader

New Delhi: A Rs 150 crore worth five-star hotel in a prime business space of Gurgaon has been attached by the income-tax department, considering it as a ‘benami’ asset of Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi and his brother, officials said on Tuesday.  They said the department’s Delhi-based anti-benami unit has issued an order for attachment of the hotel property, identified …

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Situation peaceful in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: The situation was peaceful in Kashmir, but normal life remained affected across the Valley for the 23rd consecutive day on Tuesday as markets and schools were shut, while public transport was off the roads, officials said. The situation remained peaceful on Monday and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Valley, they added. The security personnel deployed …

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Assam govt announces legal aid to ‘needy’ left out of NRC

Guwahati: With just four days left for the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31, the Assam government on Tuesday said it will provide free legal aid to “needy” people whose names do not figure in it, as it sought to assuage the fears of bonafide Indians who apprehend losing citizenship. Besides the government, the state’s …

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Don’t collect money in party’s name: Mamata to TMC leaders

Gurap: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged her party workers not to collect money from people in the name of the party and said nobody needs to pay the state government officials or police for doing their duty. Accusing a section of Trinamool Congress leaders from the districts of taking cash from people, Banerjee said her party …

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