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India thwarts Pak attempt to raise Kashmir issue at Male

New Delhi/Male: India on Sunday thwarted an attempt by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue during the South Asian Speakers’ Summit in the Maldives, saying Islamabad should end all state support to terrorism which is the “biggest threat” to humanity. The two sides had a heated exchange during summit held in the Maldivian Parliament where the representatives of the South …

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5 states get new Governors

New Delhi: Prominent Muslim face Arif Mohammed Khan, who quit the Rajiv Gandhi government in protest against the enactment of a law to nullify the Supreme Court verdict in the Shah Bano case, was on Sunday appointed as Governor, along with three BJP leaders. Sixty-eight-year-old Khan has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala, while BJP leader and former Uttarakhand …

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Manmohan hits out at govt, calls slowdown ‘man-made crisis’

New Delhi: Days after the Finance Ministry reported contraction in the GDP growth, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government blaming its policies for the economic slowdown in the country. “India has the potential to grow at a much faster rate, but the all-round mismanagement by the Modi government has resulted in this slowdown,” said …

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Lt Gen Mukund Naravane takes charge as vice chief of Army

New Delhi: Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Sunday assumed charge as vice chief of the 1.3 million-strong Army. Lt Gen Naravane will be in contention for the Army chief’s post as he will be the senior-most commander when incumbent Gen Bipin Rawat retires on December 31, official sources said. Lt Gen Naravane succeeds Lt Gen D Anbu who retired …

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Shah lashes out at Congress for its Article 370 posture

Silvasa: BJP president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday once again lashed out at the Congress for its opposition to the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at an event at Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Shah said the Congress has given up on “parampara” (tradition) of rising above party politics when it comes …

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Maruti Suzuki sales fall 33% in August

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7 per cent decline in its total vehicle sales in August 2019 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. The company sold a total of 1,06,413 units, including exports, last month, compared to 1,58,189 vehicles in August 2018, Maruti Suzuki said in a statement. Out of the total sales, domestic sales fell nearly …

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28 buffaloes dead after drinking toxic water in UP

Lucknow: Police in Lucknow have booked the owner of a pesticide factory on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh state capital, after its effluents contaminated the Gomti river water, leaving 28 buffaloes dead. Eleven more buffaloes fell ill after drinking water from the river and were being treated by veterinarians. The incident took place on Friday evening.  Ramakant, a local …

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BJP looks to present itself as viable strong force in Southern states

New Delhi: Strengthening its presence in southern states is high on the BJP’s agenda which is focusing on wooing leaders from rival parties and infusing its organisation with new leadership to boost its presence there. The appointment of Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan as Telangana governor will pave the way for ushering in a new leadership in the Dravidian …

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Over 19 lakh people flunk citizenship test in Assam

PTI Guwahati The updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens of Assam, was released on Saturday, with the authority conducting the exercise shutting out the citizenship claims of over 19 lakh applicants who now face an uncertain future. A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the …

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Modi govt committed to timely completion of Kartarpur corridor: Shah

PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Modi government is committed to completing the Kartarpur Sahib corridor within the stipulated time. The assurance of the home minister came a day after India and Pakistan held a meeting of the technical committee at the Zero Point in Gurdaspur in Punjab on the opening of the Kartarpur …

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