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83% Haryana MLAs are crorepatis: ADR NEW DELHI: Over 80 per cent of sitting MLAs in Haryana are crorepatis, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms.  The ADR report also said that 75 out of the 90 sitting MLAs in Haryana possess assets worth more than one crore rupees.  According to the ADR report, the average of …

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Govt bans export of onion, imposes stock limit on traders

New Delhi: Concerned over rising onion prices, the Centre on Sunday banned the export of the key kitchen staple and imposed a stock limit on traders to improve the domestic availability of the commodity and provide a relief to consumers. Retailers can stock onion only up to 100 quintals and wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 500 quintals, …

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6 civilians injured in J&K as Pak violates ceasefire

Jammu: Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day by targeting forward posts and villages with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday, an official said. While four of the injured — three women and the boy — were rushed to a hospital, efforts …

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Monsoon officially ends today, but rainfall still active

New Delhi: The four-month monsoon season is officially ending on Monday, but it is unlikely that it will withdrawal in the coming week, IMD Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said on Sunday. The monsoon season officially begins on June 1 and ends on September 30. It reaches Ganganagar in west Rajasthan, the last post for the monsoon in the country, on …

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PM calls for campaign to honour talented daughters

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to launch a campaign to honour daughters who have made a mark with their achievements in various fields for public good. He also called for sharing of Diwali gifts and sweets to bring happiness to those who cannot afford it. The Prime Minister said on Diwali, goddess Lakshmi is welcomed …

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Modi hails plogging campaign

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the efforts of India’s perhaps first ‘plogger’ Ripudaman Belvi who has launched a campaign to pick up litter while jogging.  Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016, according to reference available on the internet.  In his ‘Mann ki …

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‘Shifting Assam Rifles’ op control to HM not proper’

New Delhi: The Army has red flagged a proposal by the Home Ministry to bring the Assam Rifles under its operational control, saying such a move will seriously jeopardise surveillance over the country’s sensitive border with China when it has been ramping up military infrastructure along the frontiers with India. Top military sources said concerned over the proposal, the Army …

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E cigarettes banned to prevent youth from falling into new addiction: PM

New Delhi: Urging people to shun tobacco, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said e cigarettes were banned to prevent the youth from falling into the new way of intoxication. These are his first remarks on the issue of health hazards linked to e cigarettes after the Union Cabinet earlier this month banned its sale, production and storage through an …

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Surveillance, area domination operations intensified in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces have intensified surveillance and area domination operations in Kashmir following Saturday’s militancy-related incidents, including a grenade attack on security forces in old city, a senior security official said. Anti-insurgency operations were intensified as part of a proactive strategy to foil any plans of militants to stage any attacks on security forces in the valley, the official said. …

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Three terrorists killed in J&K

Ramban/Jammu: A top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen ‘commander’, wanted in connection with the assassination of a senior BJP leader and an RSS functionary, was killed along with two other terrorists in a nine-hour operation in which a jawan lost his life in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said. The terrorists, identified as Osama and his associates Zahid and Farooq, …

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