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    LAHDC Polls: Campaigning ends, voting on Oct 22

    LEH, Oct 20: The campaigning for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) election culminated on Tuesday while as the polling will be held on Thursday.The 6th general LAHDC elections is scheduled to be held on 22nd October from 08:00 am in the morning to 04:00pm in evening while the first round of postal ballot election was conducted on 13 and 14th October.Addressing a news conference,...

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    PLA jawan's release unlikely soon

    NEW DELHI, Oct 20: The Chinese soldier caught by the Indian Army in eastern Ladakh yesterday won't be released "for the next few days," sources said today. The soldier, Corporal Wang Ya Long, was caught in Demchok and is being questioned by Chinese experts before he is handed back to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), the sources said.The Army said the soldier strayed across the Line...

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    139 Indians return from Pak

    NEW DELHI, Oct 20: 139 Indian nationals returned from Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah border on Monday as journey restrictions had been imposed earlier because of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns."It is because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown that we were not able to come back to our country. You know how it feels to come back home after so long. We are happy to come back to our motherland," stated...

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    Punjab assembly unanimously passes bills against farm laws

    CHANDIGARH, Oct 20: The Punjab assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution rejecting the Centre's new farm laws and passed four bills it said will counter the contentious legislation enacted by Parliament.The bills were passed and the resolution adopted unanimously after over five hours of discussion on the second day of a special assembly session called by the Amarinder Singh-led...

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    UNHCHR dismayed at curbs on rights, NGOs, activists' arrest

    NEW DELHI, Oct 20: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has appealed to the Government of India to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs, and their ability to carry out their crucial work on behalf of the many groups they represent.In a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, Bachelet expressed regret at the tightening of space for human rights NGOs...

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    KT office in Srinagar locked

    SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Jammu and Kashmir Estates Department today sealed the office of Kashmir Times in Srinagar that was allotted to it in a government building in Press Enclave that houses several other newspaper offices in similar buildings. The office was sealed late this afternoon without serving any cancellation or eviction notice to Kashmir Times or following any due process of law. Nothing in writing was given to...

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    Only pre-certified Advts in newspapers

    NEW DELHI, Oct 19: The Election Commission on Monday made it mandatory that only pre-certified advertisements will be allowed in the print media on the poll day and a day prior to poll, i.e. November 2 and 3, in the Assembly by-elections in ten states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.The media is also...

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    Lowest corona cases, lowest deaths in 3 months

    NEW DELHI, Oct 19: India is witnessing a climbdown of the Coronavirus as for the first time in three months, it recorded the lowest 55,722 case and the lowest 579 deaths on Monday while the hospital load also declined by 11,258, with 66,399 recoveries in the past 24 hours.A total of 75.50 lakh have been found infected in the country in 9.51 crore tests conducted so far while the death toll is now...

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    Centre shoots down use of Rajaji Park for Kumbh Mela

    NEW DELHI, Oct 19: The Centre has shot down a Uttarakhand government proposal to temporarily use the Rajaji National Park, a tiger reserve, for the Maha Kumbh, a mega religious fair slated early next year, at Haridwar.The state government had sought permission to transfer 778 hectares of the Park area to the Kumbh Mela Committee to build temporary facilities for the devotees. It wanted...

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    Indo-China talks to resolve standoff remain confidential

    NEW DELHI, Oct 17: The India-China military and diplomatic talks over resolving the Ladakh stand-off remain confidential, that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has turned the dis-engagement, then de-escalation formulation on its head by proposing that tanks and artillery support should be mutually withdrawn first so that vertical escalation is averted in case of an accident.The...

    • 3 days ago

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