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Ex-Chinese soldier settled in MP gets return visa to India

PTI Bhopal A former Chinese soldier, who got married in Madhya Pradesh in 1974 and returned to his native country for the first time in 2017, on Thursday got a visa to visit his children in India, his family said. Wang Chang Qi (80) was captured by Indian forces in 1963 after the India-China war. Convicted for spying, he was …

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Tarigami should be moved from Srinagar to AIIMS: SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that ailing CPI-M leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami be shifted from Srinagar, where he is under detention at his home, to AIIMS in Delhi without any delay for better treatment. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said the shifting will be done …

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Downpour claims four lives in Mumbai

PTI Mumbai At least four persons were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai while search was on for a boy who was washed away, officials said on Thursday. Torrential rains battered Mumbai and surrounding areas on Tuesday night and Wednesday. The Santacruz weather station in suburban Mumbai recorded a whopping 242 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 …

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Shivakumar remanded to ED’s custody till Sept 13

PTI New Delhi A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case, to ED’s custody till September 13. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar passed the order after the ED sought 14-day custodial interrogation of Shivakumar, arrested on Tuesday night, claiming that he was evasive and non-cooperative in the probe and there …

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21 killed in Punjab factory blast

PTI Batala (Punjab) Twenty-one people were killed in a blast at a firecracker factory in Batala of Gurdaspur district on Wednesday, an official said. Several people were feared trapped under the debris, the police said, adding that the rescue operation was underway. The blast took place around 4 pm at the factory located in a residential area, inspector general (border …

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SC orders transfer of UP student, brother to other law college

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered transfer of the Shahjahanpur law student, who has levelled harassment allegations against former Union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, and her brother to other law colleges affiliated to Bareilly university saying, “for us their future is important”. The top court, which disposed of the suo motu petition, said that it …

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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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Salt-roti midday meal: UP govt to examine FIR against journalist

PTI Lucknow/Mirzapur (UP) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it would examine the FIR against the journalist who recorded a video of schoolchildren being served salt and roti as midday meal last month, amid growing resentment over the case against him. “Action has been initiated against all those found prima facie guilty in the entire matter,” state government spokesperson …

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