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    Separatist leader arrested in J&K for suspected terror links

    Jammu: A Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) leader was arrested on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district for his alleged links with terrorists, the police said. The TeH was founded by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in 2004 after parting ways with Jamaat-e-Islami. At present, it is being headed by his lieutenant Mohammad Ashraf Sahrai. Noor Mohammad alias Fayaz...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    3 BJP MPs move notice of breach of privilege against Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: As the BJP stepped up attack on Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale issue, three members of the ruling party in the Lok Sabha on Monday moved a notice of breach of privilege against the Congress president, alleging that he spoke "falsehood" and "misled the House" over the fighter aircraft deal in his speech during a debate in July. BJP MPs Anurag Thakur,...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Lok Sabha passes Transgender bill, seeks to empower community with separate identity

    New Delhi: Amid noisy protests over the Rafale deal and Cauvery issue, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, seeking to define transgenders and prohibit discrimination against them, was introduced in the Lok Sabha two...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    VVIP Chopper case: Dubai-based accused moves for anticipatory bail

    New Delhi: A Dubai-based businessman and accused in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal moved a Delhi court on Monday seeking anticipatory bail. Rajeev Saxena, a director of two Dubai-based firms — UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings — filed application through his advocate before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, saying he was anticipating...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    3 Cong CMs took oath in Hindi heartland today, eyes were on Oppn unity

    New Delhi : After victory in the recently concluded assembly elections, the Congress will take the reigns from the BJP in the three Hindi heartland states today. Following lengthy discussions and deliberations, the Rahul Gandhi-led party had named the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who will take oath today. A host of leaders attended the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Congress' Bhupesh Baghel takes oath as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister

    Raipur: Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel took oath as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Monday evening. Baghel administered oath of office by Governor Anandiben Patel at the ceremony held at an indoor stadium in Raipur. T S Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, who were once the front-runners for the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister's post, were sworn in as ministers. Congress president...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    1 dead, 47 rescued as massive fire breaks out at hospital Mumbai's Andheri

    Mumbai: A Level-3 fire breaks out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital in Andheri resulting in the death of one person, disaster management official said. 47 people have been rescued till now. 10 fire engines were rushed to the spot to bring the blaze under control. 1 rescue van and 16 ambulances were also despatched. The fire brigade got a call around 4 pm about the blaze at the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Two hours after taking oath as MP CM, Kamal Nath waives farm loan

    Bhopal : Loans of up to Rs 2 lakh of Madhya Pradesh farmers will be waived, with Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday signing a file to the effect. Addressing the media, Kamal Nath said: "After joining this post (of Chief Minister), the first file I have signed is of farm loan waiver of Rs 2 lakh each, as I had promised to the farmers." "Our schemes of providing...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    One killed in Vijayawada as cyclone 'Phethai' barrels through coastal Andhra

    Amaravati: Cyclone 'Phethai' barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and electric poles, and claiming one life, officials said. Train and air services were also disrupted because of the cyclone. East Godavari district bore the brunt of the storm as it made landfall near Katrenikona in the afternoon, forcing...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Neither Sajjan Kumar was given ticket, nor he holds office: Congress

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said that neither Sajjan Kumar -- convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case -- was given a ticket by the Congress, nor does he hold any office. Refuting allegations against the Congress for saving the accused of Sikh massacre, Sibal said, "Sajjan Kumar wasn't given any ticket by our party and...

    • 6 hrs ago

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