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Rs 45 lakh in foreign currency seized from meatballs, peanuts at Delhi airport

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has seized Rs 45 lakh worth of foreign currency hidden in cooked meat pieces, peanuts and sealed biscuit packets from a passenger at the Delhi airport, officials said on Wednesday. Five hundred and eight crisp currency notes were recovered from the eatables. The unique modus operandi of currency smuggling came to light …

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31,619 displaced families from PoJK registered after 1947: Govt

IANS New Delhi A total of 31,619 displaced families from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) got registered after 1947 and of them, 26,319 families settled in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that 5,300 more families initially registered with Jammu and Kashmir but subsequently moved …

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Modi-Shah magic failed in Delhi: Pawar

IANS Mumbai “The Modi-Shah magic has failed in Delhi,” was a terse reaction from Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar on the impending victory of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi elections on Tuesday. “Congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal-ji and AAP workers for achieving a ‘sweeping victory’ in the polls!” said Pawar. The 79-year old leader said that …

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AAP swept minority seats in Delhi dashing Congress hopes

IANS New Delhi Aam Aadmi Party candidates have swept the five Muslims dominated seats, repeating its 2015 performance in Delhi. AAP candidate Shoeb Iqbal from Matia Mahal, Imran Hussain from Ballimaran, Prahlad Singh Sahni from Chandni Chowk and Abdul Rahman from Seelampur romped home easily defeating their nearest rivals. Okhla, Seelampur and Old Delhi area saw violence during the protests …

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Opposition leaders queue up to congratulate Kejriwal

UNI New Delhi As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to sweep Delhi assembly polls, opposition parties, including non-NDA Chief Ministers, on Tuesday, congratulated the people of Delhi, saying, “it is a setback for BJP’s divisive politics and hate speech”. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while congratulating Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP, said that “leaders playing …

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AAP MAINTAINS ITS SWAY OVER DELHI

PTI New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal led the Aam Aadmi Party to a stupendous victory yet again in the Delhi assembly polls, dealing a body blow to the main rival BJP and completely decimating the Congress in a keenly-watched battle in the midst of anti-CAA protests. The 51-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician almost replicated the AAP’s fairy-tale victory of 2015 by riding on his …

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Shaheen Bagh protesters can’t block public road: SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday said the anti-CAA protestors, who have been holding agitation at Shaheen Bagh here since December 15 last year, cannot block public road and create inconvenience for others. People are entitled to protest but it has to be done in an area identified for agitations and it cannot be done on a public …

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SC to hear in April plea seeking resumption of mining in Goa

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear in April the plea of Vedanta Ltd seeking its nod to restart iron ore mining in Goa. A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, was told by Vedanta that as per the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, …

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SC upholds validity of SC/ST Amendment Act

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the amendments made to SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act restoring certain provisions including that anticipatory bail cannot be granted to the accused under this law. Unless provisions of the act are enforced in their true letter and spirit, “the dream and ideal of a casteless society will remain only …

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Anti-CAA protestors scuffle with Delhi cops

PTI New Delhi Scores of Jamia Millia students and residents of Jamia Nagar on Monday got into a scuffle with police after they were stopped from carrying an anti-CAA march towards Parliament in Delhi. The protest call was given by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), an organisation of Jamia students and alumni. Despite repeated appeals from the police and the …

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