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Shutdown in J&K as posters threatening shopkeepers appear

Srinagar: Several areas in Kashmir, including parts of Srinagar, witnessed a complete shutdown on Wednesday after posters warning shopkeepers against the opening of shops appeared Tuesday night, officials said. There was a complete shutdown in several areas in downtown (Old City) of Srinagar on Wednesday as shopkeepers did not open their business establishments in the morning, they said. The officials …

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With their American dream shattered, deportees return home

New Delhi: Their American dream shattered and huge savings wasted, nearly 150 Indians returned home broke on Wednesday after being deported for either violating visa norms or illegally entering the United States. As they stepped outside the airport, one after the other, they appeared sad. Some said they felt dejected that they could not realise their American dream even after …

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NCP indecisive on tie-up with Sena

PTI New Delhi/Mumbai No early resolution of the 26-day-old impasse on government formation in Maharashtra appeared in sight on Monday, even as NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the issue did not figure in his meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day. Asked if he would rule out the NCP supporting the BJP in forming the government, Pawar …

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New multi-arts festival to be held at Calangute

PTI New Delhi A new multi-arts festival with a focus on community building, local impact and raising awareness about social issues, is all set to be added to Goa’s cultural calendar. The inaugural edition of The Goa Open Arts festival will be held from February 13-16, 2020 at Don Joao Lawns & Heritage House at Calangute. The organising committee of …

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NGT slaps Rs 280 cr fine on 22 tanneries in Kanpur

PTI New Delhi The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to check sewage discharge containing toxic chromium into Ganga at Rania and Rakhi Mandi in Kanpur and imposed a penalty of 280 crore on 22 tanneries for causing pollution. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also held the UP government …

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Winter session should be productive with high quality debates: Modi

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed the hope that the winter session of Parliament will be a productive one with high quality debates in which all MPs will contribute through their intellect.  The government is open to discussions on all issues, the Prime Minister told journalists in Parliament complex ahead of the beginning of the session. …

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Chidambaram moves SC against HC order dismissing bail

PTI New Delhi Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the Delhi High Court verdict which dismissed his bail plea in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde where senior …

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JNU students’ protest rocks capital

PTI New Delhi A number of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students were detained and some injured when the police allegedly baton-charged and stopped them at many places as thousands of protestors marched towards the Parliament on the first day of the winter session on Monday demanding a total rollback of the hostel fee hike. The students, who were holding a …

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CAB is another trap like NRC to make legal citizens refugees: Mamata

PTI Coochbehar West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out against the BJP government at the Centre on Monday for planning to introduce the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament and said the proposed legislation is a “trap” like the NRC to exclude Bengalis and Hindus as legal citizens of the country. The CAB, 2019 is expected to be …

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Justice Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

PTI New Delhi Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, who was part of the historic Ayodhya verdict earlier this month, was on Monday administered oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind and started holding court at 11:30 am. Bobde (63) succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi who demitted office on Sunday. He took oath in English in the …

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