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    India to send aircraft on Feb 26 to Wuhan to bring back citizens after China gives clearance

    PTI, India is likely to send a military transport aircraft to the coronavirus-hit Wuhan on February 26 to deliver relief material and bring back more Indians following a clearance from China, Union Health ministry officials said on Monday. "As informed by the Ministry of External Affairs, departure of the Air Force flight to Wuhan is being planned...

    • 16 min ago
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    JNU student Sharjeel Imam's police remand extended by 4 days

    PTI, A local court on Monday extended by four days the police remand of JNU student Sharjeel Imam who was arrested on charges of sedition and brought to the state last week. Imam was brought to Assam from New Delhi on February 20 and produced in ourt which had initially sent him to four days' police remand, they said. Upon the expiry of his police remand, he was on Monday produced...

    • 29 min ago
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    Government is not always right; dissent must be encouraged: Justice Gupta

    Ashish Tripathi, Maintaining that majoritarianism is anti-thesis to democracy, a Supreme Court judge, Justice Deepak Gupta on Monday said if some party gets 51% vote, it does not that mean that the other 49% should not speak for five years. 'A citizen has the right to get together and protest, but in a peaceful manner; government is not always right,' he said, stressing...

    • an hour ago
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    Goa's compromise on Mahadayi began with Parrikar's overture to Yeddyurappa ahead of 2017 Karnataka polls: Opposition

    DHNS, The genesis of Goa BJP's compromise on the Mahadayi conflict with Karnataka began with former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar's controversial overture to his party's then CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa ahead of the 2017 Karnataka assembly poll, in which the former Defence Minister expressed willingness to consider the...

    • an hour ago
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    Sunni Central Waqf Board to build mosque, research centre, hospital, library in 5-acre land at Ayodhya

    PTI, The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict. The decision to accept the land was taken at a board meeting here. "It has been decided at a meeting...

    • an hour ago
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    Sunni Waqf Board accepts 5-acre land in Ayodhya to build mosque

    Sanjay Pandey, Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday decided to accept the five acre land allotted to it by the Uttar Pradesh government for the construction of a mosque. The Board, in its meeting held here, also decided to form a Trust for this purpose and construct a Centre for Indo-Islamic Culture along with a charitable hospital, public library along with the mosque on the land. Of...

    • an hour ago
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    All Indians, north, south, Hindus or Muslims, take pride in past glories: Donald Trump

    Satish Jha, The US President Donald Trump in his maiden visit and speech delivered at newly built cricket stadium in Motera in front of a massive crowd advocated that Indians should take pride in their "glorious past" for a bright future and assured that both the countries are united in the "iron-clad resolve to defend its citizens from the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    MP Binoy Viswan urges better working conditions for truck drivers

    Ajith Athrady, CPI Rajya Sabha member Binoy Viswan has urged Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to make changes in the Motor Vehicle Act to ensure proper working regulations for transport workers including mandatory sleeping berths in trucks for drivers. The MPs letter to the Minister in the backdrop of a recent road accident in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur where 19 passengers...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    'Monument of Love' Taj Mahal leaves Donald Trump and Melania in awe

    Sanjay Pandey, US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump on Monday visited the Taj Mahal, the 17th-century ivory-white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal, in Agra. Holding each other's hands, Trump and Melania spent around an hour at the iconic Monument of Love, situated on the bank of the Yamuna, and were...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    West Bengal BJP's flip flop over civic polls exposes weak organisation

    Soumya Das, West Bengal BJP's organisational weakness has once again come to the fore with the state BJP leadership's flip flop over postponing the upcoming municipal elections. Senior state BJP leaders have made several contradictory remarks over the issue. Considered as the 'semi-final' to the 2021 Assembly elections the Municipal elections are expected to be held between...

    • 2 hrs ago

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