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    Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Was Executed by Taliban: US Media Report

    Washington: Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was not killed in crossfire in Afghanistan nor was he 'collateral damage', but was 'brutally murdered' by the Taliban after the terrorist group verified his identity, according to a report published in a US-based magazine on Thursday. Siddiqui, 38, was on assignment in Afghanistan when he died. The...

    • 25 min ago
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    What Did Modi Do to Promote Dholavira, Now a UNESCO Site, as Gujarat CM?

    As can be expected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player = jwplayer(id);if (player.getState() === "playing") {player.pause();}}});break;case...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Protests Disrupt Business in Parliament Over Pegasus Issue; Congress Calls for All-Party Meet

    New Delhi: For the eighth consecutive day on Thursday, July 29, proceedings in both houses of parliament were disrupted over the Pegasus snooping issue as the Union government showed no signs of acceding to the opposition's demand for a discussion on the subject and to institute an independent judicial probe. After multiple adjournments in both Rajya...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    The India-Pakistan Flagpole Rivalry Is Another Mutual Contest That Goes Beyond Military Stand-Offs

    Chandigarh: India's plans to further increase the height of the flagpole flying the tri-colour at the Attari-Wagah border crossing with Pakistan, to dwarf its neighbour's flag, is yet another instance of the two nuclear rivals' quest in relentlessly competing with the other to demonstrate superiority. Media reports recently revealed that India...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    'Attempt to Camouflage Illegal Occupation': India Slams Pakistan for Holding Polls in PoK

    New Delhi: Slamming Pakistan for holding assembly elections in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), India on Thursday said it was nothing but an attempt by Pakistan to camouflage its illegal occupation and that it has lodged a strong protest with that country over the issue. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi asserted that Pakistan has no...

    • 11 hrs ago
  • Politics

    Mamata Banerjee's Calls for a United Opposition Against the BJP Brings Her to the National Stage

    New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to the national capital has predictably stoked speculations over whether she is pitching herself as a prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 parliamentary elections. Her emphatic win over an aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent state assembly polls has enthused a large...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Prashant Kishor's I-PAC Team Members Granted Bail in Tripura; TMC MPs Reach State

    Agartala: The 23 members of poll strategist Prashant Kishor's I-PAC team, the alleged detention of which in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Tripura led the Trinamool Congress to attack the saffron party, surrendered before a local court on Thursday, which granted them bail. The Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) team has been camping in Agartala to...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    IO's Request To Extend Detention Period Under UAPA Can't Substitute Public Prosecutor's Report: HC

    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (J&K&L) high court has held that the request of an investigating officer (IO) for extension of detention period beyond 90 days cannot be a substitute for the report of the public prosecutor under the provisions of section 43D (2)(b) of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), LiveLaw reported....

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Union Govt Announces 27% Quota for OBCs, 10% for EWS in Medical, Dental Courses

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday announced a 27% quota for OBCs and 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from the current academic year, 2021-22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: 'This will immensely help thousands of our youth...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    With Basavaraj Bommai, BJP's List of Turncoat CMs Grows Longer

    New Delhi: This July 28, Karnataka got a new BJP chief minister in Basavaraj Bommai. The change of chief minister in the southern state comes after a protracted demand from within the state party for a leadership change. While both former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa and the national leadership of the party had ignored this demand that came from within the state unit for a...

    • 14 hrs ago

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