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Uneasy calm, uncertainty still prevail in Kashmir

PTI Srinagar The unprecedented telecommunication blackout imposed from the midnight of August 4 may have been eased gradually and the situation in Jammu as well as Ladakh relatively better but an uneasy calm and uncertainty still prevail in Kashmir valley. The communication curbs were imposed after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5 and …

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ED arrests top Cong leader Shivakumar

PTI New Delhi The ED on Tuesday arrested Congress’ troubleshooter from Karnataka D K Shivakumar here in connection with a money laundering case following repeated questioning over the past few days, officials said. The former cabinet minister and sitting MLA from Kanakapura seat appeared before the central probe agency for questioning for the fourth time on Tuesday at its headquarters …

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Delhi man fined Rs 23,000 for violating traffic rules

IANS Gurugram  A Delhi man has been fined a whopping Rs 23,000 here for riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet and also for not carrying important documents. Gurugram police issued the man, identified as Dinesh Madan, a challan on Monday for not carrying the documents including his driving licence, registration certificate of the motorcycle and the pollution certificate. According …

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2 Pak nationals nabbed, planned to guide terrorists into Kashmir

IANS Srinagar  Two Pakistani nationals nabbed by the Army on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) were to guide a large group of terrorists to infiltrate into J&K for disrupting peace in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 and division of the State into two Union Territories, Defence sources said.  Khalil Ahmad and Mozam Khokar, …

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Mulayam backs Azam Khan, accuses BJP of vendetta against MP

PTI Lucknow Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday came out in support of Azam Khan, accusing the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of political vendetta by lodging land grab cases against the senior party leader. Addressing his first press conference here in months, the SP founder said Azam Khan has been facing “injustice” and party workers will launch …

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Chidambaram’s CBI custody to continue till Sept 5, says SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Tuesday said the CBI custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram would continue till September 5 in the INX Media corruption case. The apex court asked Chidambaram’s counsel not to press for the interim bail plea, filed before the trial court on Monday and scheduled to be heard today, till September 5. A bench …

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Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July

PTI New Delhi Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1 per cent in July, mainly due to contraction in coal, crude oil and natural gas production, according to a government data released on Monday. The eight core sector industries – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had expanded by 7.3 per cent …

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Shah to visit Assam next week for NEC meet

PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam next week to attend a meeting of the North Eastern Council and is likely to review the situation in the state in the wake of publication of the final NRC, sources said on Monday. During the September 8-9 visit, Shah will chair a meeting of the NEC, to be …

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Manmohan used as ‘puppet’, economy doing quite well under Modi: BJP

PTI New Delhi The BJP on Monday hit back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh for his criticism of the Union government’s handling of the economy, saying India could not achieve the desired growth under him as he was used as a “puppet” by some to promote corruption and nepotism, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy has propelled the …

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India committed to defence ties with Japan: Rajnath

IANS New Delhi Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on a two-day visit to Japan, on Monday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and said India was committed to enhance defence engagements between the two countries, besides strengthening bilateral arrangements. Singh also met Japan’s Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya on the first day of his visit. He is accompanied by a high-level …

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