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    Defence ministry approves procurement of assault rifles, carbines

    The defence ministry on Tuesday cleared a Rs 3,547 crore proposal to buy nearly 1.6 lakh assault rifles and carbines to equip infantry troops of the army as well as combatants of the navy and air force. The Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, approved procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines on fast track basis to enable the...

    • 37 min ago
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    Nine years after 26/11, Moshe visits Nariman House

    Nine years after he left Mumbai shocked and crying, Baby Moshe returned with a broad smile and visited the Nariman House at Colaba, one of the places under siege during the 26/11 terror attacks.Moshe Holtzberg had some emotional moments as well at the Nariman House.In the attack by Pakistani terrorists, Moshe, now 11, lost his parents Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who ran the Chabad House for the...

    • 42 min ago
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    Handover documents of Loya's death to petitioners: SC to M'rashtra

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to provide all documents - pertaining to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya- to two people who sought an independent probe into his demise in 2014.- to two people who sought an independent probe into his demise in 2014. The Maharashtra government, represented by senior advocate Harish Salve, furnished the...

    • 55 min ago
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    Praveen Togadia sees conspiracy in him going into hiding

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia, who had gone missing on Monday, charged on Tuesday that there was an attempt to muzzle his voice for raising issues such as construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, right price for farmers' produce, resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits and curbing cow slaughter. Known for his acidic language, the 62-year-old Togadia was surprisingly tearful...

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    'Santosh Trophy an opportunity for many players'

    The South Zone qualifiers for the 72nd edition of the Santosh Trophy is all set to kick-off here from Wednesday and Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri opined that while the tournament may not attract top tier players, it is still vital for fringe players to showcase their talent in the event. Chhetri, who has skippered Delhi in previous editions, said that when he used to turn out, it was a huge...

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    Bengaluru confirmed as venue for Afghan Test

    Afghanistan will make their international Test debut in a one-off contest against India at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy stadium from June 14-18, Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) jointly confirmed on Tuesday. Afghanistan and Ireland were made full members in June last. In December last year, the Indian board agreed to host Afghanistan's debut Test....

    • 2 hrs ago
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    India stare at second defeat

    India were left with a near-improbable task of saving the second Test and keeping the three-match series alive after they were reduced to 35/3 in pursuit of a record 287-run target for win. The magnitude of India's challenge can be measured from the fact that the highest successful chase at the SuperSport Park has been 249 achieved by the Nasser Hussain-led England way back in 2000, and they still have to make...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Djokovic makes dashing return; Federer shines

    Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban. Defending champion Federer, rated as favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver Arena with a sizzling 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 lesson for Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene. The...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Murder accused found dead two days ahead of trial

    A 34-year-old man accused of having murdered a teenage girl in 2014 was found hanging near his home late on Monday. The Trial was scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Binuraj, the lone accused in the case, was found dead in a vacant building in Udayamperoor in Ernakulam. He was accused of murdering Neetu Babu (17), with whom he was in a relationship for two years. Following attempts by the couple to...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Black money fight: Govt to deregister 1.20 lakh more companies

    The government today said it has decided to strike off the names of 1.20 lakh more companies from the official records for various non-compliances as part of its continuing fight against the black money menace. Nearly 2.26 lakh companies have already been deregistered and around 3.09 lakh directors associated with these entities have been disqualified. The latest decision to strike...

    • 5 hrs ago

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