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‘500 militants waiting to sneak into Kashmir’

PTI New Delhi/Jammu Indian security forces have been given full freedom to effectively deal with any infiltration bid along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following inputs that around 450-500 well-trained terrorists are waiting at terror launch pads to sneak into the valley as part of Pakistan’s design to trigger unrest, military sources said on Monday. Some of the terrorists …

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Chidambaram denies CBI claim of using office for personal gain

PTI New Delhi Veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, denied in the Delhi High Court on Monday that he used the office of finance minister for personal gain. In a rejoinder to CBI’s reply on his bail plea, he said that a look out circular (LOC) has already been issued against him and it …

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Shah moots idea of multipurpose card; says 2021 census to be digital

PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday mooted the idea of a multipurpose identity card for citizens with all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, driving licence and bank accounts. The home minister also said that a mobile app will be used for the first time in the 2021 census and the country would be moving from the pen …

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Man sets bike ablaze when stopped for traffic rules violation

PTI Indore An unidentified man burnt his motorcycle here when traffic police stopped him for issuing a challan for allegedly violating traffic rules, an official said on Monday. A purported video of the incident, which took place on Sunday night in the city’s Pardeshipura area, went viral on social media platforms. In the video, the motorcycle was seen engulfed in …

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ICICI Bank to set up 450 new branches this fiscal

UNI Mumbai Private sector leader, ICICI Bank on Monday said it will expand its retail network in the country by adding 450 new branches this fiscal. Of these, the Bank has made 320 branches operational for customers and in the process, crossed the milestone of having 5,000 branches. The milestone branch was set up at Thane in Maharashtra. With this, …

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Android box, OTT Dish TV’s strategy to stay afloat

PTI Kolkata DTH major Dish TV India is planning to launch android set top boxes in the next few weeks responding to the changing scenario in entertainment space, a top company official said. In addition to this, the direct-to-home (DTH) operator is also betting big on its over-the-top (OTT) platform for online streaming and hopes to stay afloat in the …

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Corporate tax cut to help India become a $5 tn economy by 2024: Adityanath

PTI Lucknow Terming the huge cut in corporate tax rates by the Centre early this week as a “bold” step and a pre-Diwali gift to India Inc, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday hoped the Rs 1.45 lakh crore tax break would help propel India into a USD 5 trillion economy and UP into a USD 1 trillion economy by …

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Judges should possess sterling quality of integrity: SC

PTI New Delhi The judiciary is an institution founded on honesty and integrity, the Supreme Court has said, reasserting that it is necessary judicial officers possess the “sterling quality of integrity” to be able to serve the public. It made the observation while refusing to show any leniency to a Maharashtra-based judicial magistrate, who had challenged his 2004 dismissal from …

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Parents drown 20-day-old twin daughters, father says they couldn’t bear expenses

PTI Muzaffarnagar Two newborn girls were drowned in a pond by their parents in an Uttar Pradesh village, with the father claiming that they killed the 20-day-old twins as they could not bear their expenses. Waseem, a daily wager, and his wife Nazma were arrested on Sunday for killing Afrin and Afiya at Bhikki village here, Station House Officer (SHO) …

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Maharashtra, Haryana to go to polls on Oct 21

PTI New Delhi Single-phase assembly elections will be held in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 21 and the BJP will take on the Congress-led opposition to retain power in both the states. The date for the polls in the two states was announced by the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday.  The counting of votes will be taken up on October …

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