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India rejects Chinese envoy’s suggestion
NEW DELHI, Jun 18 (Agencies): India on Monday rejected suggestion for a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan and asserted that India-Pakistan relations are "purely bilateral in nature." “Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question. "We have seen reports on comments made by the Chinese Ambassador in this matter. We have not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government. We consider the statement as the personal opinion of the Ambassador," Kumar said. The MEA response comes in the wake of media reports those quoted Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui for saying that India, China and Pakistan can have a trilater...
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Muthalik compares Gauri Lankesh murder with dog's death : 5 times Ram Sene chief sparked outrage
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): Pramod Muthalik is one of the most controversial Hindu rightwing leaders in the country and known for his inflammatory speeches targeting his political opponents and minority community. The 55-year-old firebrand leader is the founder of the Sri Ram Sene and was earlier associated with the Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena. On Sunday, Muthalik sparked outrage when he compared murdered journalist Gauri Lankesh to a “dog” during a public speech. Outlook recaps Muthalik’s frequent brush with controversy. In February 2000 targeted the Muslim community and questioned their loyalty to the nation. He was to make such statements several times in public functions. According to reports he has nearly 40 cases pending against him, mostly over hate speeches. In 2009, Muthalik l...
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Gujarat Cong leader Alpesh showers wads of notes at devotional event
GUJARAT, June 18 (Agencies): Gujarat Congress leader Alpesh Thakur has triggered a controversy with his act of throwing wads of cash during a devotional programme in Patan. A video showing the Congress leader showering notes was released by news agency agencies. This girl dancing to `Lagata Badi Garmi` song from Pawan Singh starrer `Pawan Raja` is winning hearts-Watch Daily Horoscope: Find out what the stars have in store for you - June 18, 2018 How BSF snipers pin down terrorists at India-Pakistan border Strong earthquake rocks Japan's Osaka, several feared dead 600 girls go missing from rape accused Daati Maharaj's ashram, cops on lookout Gujarat Congress leader Alpesh Thakur has triggered a controversy with his act of throwing wads of cash during a devotional programme in Patan. A v...
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Gang War In Delhi's Burari Area Kills 3, Injures 5
DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): A gang war broke out on Monday between two groups, leaving three dead and injuring five others in north Delhi's Burari area, the police said. According to the officials, members of the two local gangs - Gogi gang and Tillu gang - opened fire at each other from their cars at around 10:15 this morning. The gangsters were travelling in a Scorpio and a Fortuner. The Scorpio sped away after its occupants opened fire at their rivals, police said. A man and a woman, who were passing by the scene of the shootout were injured by the bullets. The two victims were admitted to a nearby hospital, where the man succumbed to his injuries. Another bystander also received injuries and is being treated at the hospital, reports. The two other deceased are yet to be identified ...
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Both BJP and Cong are hankering for Hindu vote bank, Muslims have always been deceived: Owaisi
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi said on Monday that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were hankering for the Hindu vote bank. He added that the Muslims had always been deceived by saying 'you have a vote-bank'. "The reality is that in last Karnataka polls BJP did not give single Muslim ticket to contest for Assembly elections. There's no Muslim MP in Lok Sabha from BJP. This clearly shows that BJP is not interested in real political empowerment and development of the Muslim community. The same is with the Congress party. Both parties (BJP and Congress) are now hankering for Hindu vote bank. It is a fact that there has never been a Muslim vote-bank. Muslims have always been deceived by sa...
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How BSF snipers pin down terrorists at Indo-Pak border
NEW DELHUI, June 18 (Agencies): The Border Security Force (BSF) has a team of deadly snipers to take on Pakistani soldiers who help terrorists trying to infiltrate into the Indian territory. The BSF has beefed up its team amid intelligence reports that several terrorists are camping near the India-Pakistan border and Line of Control to infiltrate and target pilgrims during Amarnath Yatra. BSF's snipers are trained at Central School of Weapon and Tactics in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. One out of every 100 trainees are selected to be trained as a sniper. All the selected candidates undergo a rigorous training regime over a period of 60 days. How snipers function: The snipers at first conducts a reccee of the area which could be used by the terrorists to infiltrate into the Indian territory...
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Python tries to strangle forest ranger during selfie-clicking session
JALPAIGURI, June 18 (Agencies): In what can only be termed as a narrow escape, Range Officer Sanjoy Dutta had a close shave after the python he rescued tried to strangle him. Dutta, a Range Officer at Baikunthapur Forest in West Bengal's Dooars, had reportedly rescued an 18-feet python, weighing 40 kilos from Saheb Bari area of Jalpaiguri district. After rescuing, Dutta posed for selfied with locals, the massive reptile hanging around his neck. Suddenly, the serpent started to curl around to choke the Range Officer. Dutta is heard saying “Kichhu hobe na (Nothing will happen)” repeated as locals scream and try to run away. Two more men are seen helping Dutta, as he rushes away from the area in an effort to take the reptile away from the scene. By the end of the 38-second video, Du...
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Can’t hold strike outside someone’s office or house: HC
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): Blasting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its sit-in dharna outside Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal's office, the Delhi High Court on Monday questioned on the validity of the strike. “Thing is that you’re sitting on a dharna. Who authorized them to sit on a dharna like this?” questioned the High Court. “This can’t be called a strike. You can’t go inside someone’s office or house and hold a strike there,” said the court. Earlier today, BJP legislator Vijender Gupta had approached the Delhi High Court seeking an order to end Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues' strike, which entered the eight-day on Monday. Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia, ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, went on a sit-in dharna outside Baijal...
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Delhi IAS officers welcome Kejriwal's appeal, say open to talks
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): IAS officers of the Delhi government on Monday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal's assurance that he would ensure their safety, saying they are open to formal discussions with the chief minister on the matter. The officers said that they look forward to "concrete interventions" for their security and dignity, a move that may break the four-month-long impasse between the Aam Aadmi Party dispensation and the bureaucrats following an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by some ruling party MLAs at the chief minister's residence in February. The association of officers of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union territories) cadre said that they continue to be at work with "full dedication" and "vigour". "We look forward to concrete interventi...
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Sisodia shifted to hospital after hunger strike at Delhi L-G’s office
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): A day after Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to a hospital following his hunger strike at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s office, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Monday shifted to a hospital after his health deteriorated. Aam Aadmi Party citizen interaction team head Amit Mishra posted on microblogging site Twitter that Sisodia's ketone level on Monday reached 7.4, which was recorded at 6.4 on Sunday. A team of doctors conducted Sisodia's medical check-up at L-G office before the AAP leader was shifted to hospital. The same was confirmed on Twitter by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. This came a day after Jain was shifted to LNJP hospital in the national capital after his health deteriorated. Both Sisodia and Jain had go...
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Shatrughan says Kejriwal showing 'statesmanship', asks Modi to intervene
NEW DELHI/PATNA, June 18 (Agencies): Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha once again embarrassed his party by openly supporting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the ongoing tussle between the between AAP and Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal. Taking to Twitter, the actor-turned-polictican wrote, “Our dear friend, dynamic & most talked about Chief Minister of Delhi @ArvindKejriwal has certainly shown statesmanship & has appealed the officers to get back to work. He has moved two steps. Hope the so called strike of the bureaucrats ends now. Jai Hind!” “After the appeal of @arvindkejriwal, I trust the PM will also intervene and get the strike over. It will be a good step by him for the people of Delhi and democracy at large. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step....
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Once again, Pranab proved he's an awful politician
NEW DELHI, Jun 16 (Agencies): I remember once sitting in a room as Pranab Mukherjee, then a Cabinet minister in the United Progressive Alliance, explained his government's plan to conduct a socio-economic caste census. Many in that room were concerned about the SECC; they variously thought it would solidify caste barriers, or under-count the underprivileged, and so on. I expected Mukherjee to take on these objections and explain why they were wrong. Instead we were treated to a lengthy explanation of the history of counting caste under the Indian (and British Indian) State, an exposition dripping with facts and anecdotes that Mukherjee produced solely from his extraordinarily capacious memory. At the end of the discussion, I was left with three conclusions: First, Mukherjee was somethi...
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Rape-accused father kills wife in court in Assam
Guwahati, July 16 (Agencies): A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat, police said. People at the court premises immediately overpowered the accused, Purna Nahar Deka, and handed him over to the police yesterday, a senior official said. Dibrugarh Deputy Superintendent of Police Pradip Saikia said the accused, who was on bail for allegedly raping his daughter, slit the thorat of his wife Rita Nahar Deka on the corridor of the court. Giving details, Dibrugarh Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sidheswar Borah said the accused was in jail for about nine months in relation to the case of alleged rape of his daughter before coming out on bail a few days ago. "Yesterday was the hearing, for whi...
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Kejriwal alleges de facto President's Rule in Delhi through IAS officers
NEW DELHI, Jun 16 (Agencies): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Saturday that there is de facto President's rule in Delhi as his sit-in at the L-G Secretariat entered its sixth day. In response to a tweet about IAS officers withdrawing from work being de facto President's rule, Kejriwal tweeted, "I agree. It is de facto President's rule in Delhi thro IAS strike (sic)." The AAP chief, accompanied by his deputy Manish Sisodia and ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has stayed put at the waiting room of Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office demanding that L-G direct IAS officers to end their "strike" and approve doorstep ration delivery scheme. Jain and Sisodia have been sitting on a hunger strike since Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Sisodia also requested Baijal to forget all...
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India celebrates Eid; President, PM extend greetings
NEW DELHI, Jun 16 (Agencies): Muslims all around the world have geared up to celebrate the auspicious festival of Eid. In India, the celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 16. The moon was sighted in New Delhi on Friday, June 15 which makes June 16 the much-awaited day for celebrations. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramzan and is celebrated by breaking the 30-day long fast with a grand celebration. It is celebrated after the sighting of the crescent moon which officially ends the month of Ramzan. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and greeted the nation on this auspicious day. Taking to his Twitter handle, President Kovind wished for joy and mutual goodwill among the people of the nation. "Id Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens...
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12 dead in NE floods; situation worsens in Assam, Manipur
MANIPUR, Jun 16 (AgenciesZ): The flood situation in the Northeast deteriorated on Friday, with four more people in Manipur and one in Tripura losing their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 12. The situation worsened in Assam, Tripura and Manipur as train services remained suspended on some routes and roads were washed away. Nearly four lakh people have been affected across seven districts of Assam. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.87 lakh people have been affected in Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts in the first wave of floods to have hit the state this year. So far, three persons have lost their lives in landslides and flood-related incidents in different parts of the s...
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Centre to take final call on ceasefire extension: Ahir
KOLKATA, Jun 15(Agencies): Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir today said the people of Kashmir wanted the ceasefire, announced on account of Ramzan, to be extended and security operations suspended, but the final call on the matter would be taken by the Centre. “The people of Kashmir are happy and they want the (security) operations to remain suspended. We are committed to keeping the people happy and safe and secure our country from any kind of threat. We will do whatever is needed to achieve that goal,” he told reporters at the state BJP office here. Stating that the Centre would decide on whether to extend the ceasefire and suspend the operations in the valley, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said, “We want peace, we are not trigger-happy, but that does not mean we wil...
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Saddened by Shujaat’s killing, Govt should review Kashmir policy: Mayawati
LUCKNOW, Jun 15(Agencies): Voicing concern over the killing of a journalist and forces' personnel in Kashmir, BSP president Maywati today asked the Narendra Modi government to shun its "stubborn attitude" and review its Kashmir policy. The BSP supremo alleged the BJP's Kashmir policy seems to be guided more by "narrow politics" of the party rather than being guided by the welfare of the people. "I am extremely saddened by the death of Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari...Time has come for the Narendra Modi government to shun its stubborn attitude and immediately review its Kashmir policy in the interest of the country," she said in a press release here. Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar yesterday along with two of his PSOs. "Things are...
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Rahul shares table with Pranab Mukherjee at Iftar party
NEW DELHI, June 14 (Agencies): Congress president Rahul Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fitness video put out on Wednesday morning as "bizarre" and "ridiculous". "Did you see the PM's fitness video? It is ridiculous... I mean... It is bizarre... This is bankruptcy," he said as he poked fun at the video put out by the prime minister. Sharing a table with former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, Gandhi then turned to Yechury asking him to put out his fitness video as a challenge to Modi's. Days after a row erupted over his address at the RSS headquarters, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday broke bread with Rahul Gandhi at an Iftar party hosted by the Congress chief here. Among the prominent personalities included Mukherjee's predecessor Pratibha...
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Kejriwal urges PM to intervene to end IAS officers' strike
NEW DELHI, June 14 (Agencies): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers’ “strike” claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing “nothing” to break the impasse. In his letter to Modi, Kejriwal cited instances when the government work was stuck as the officers have not been attending meetings with ministers for the past three months. He said cleaning of drains before monsoon, setting up of mohalla clinics and measures to curb air pollution in Delhi are stuck because of the alleged strike by the IAS officers. He said no meeting has taken place between IAS officers and ministers for the past three months to address the issue of air pollution, even as toxic pollutants in the air reached to dang...
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Madras HC delivers split verdict in AIADMK MLAs disqualification case, matter to be sent to another judge
CHENNAI, June 14 (Agencies): The Madras High Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict in the disqualification case of 18 AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran. While Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal's decision, judge M Sundar quashed his order. The matter will now be heard by a three-judge bench headed by the senior-most judge after chief justice Banerjee. The ruling AIADMK has a strength of 116 MLAs excluding the Speaker but including S Karunaas (Mukkulathor Pulipadai), M Thamimun Ansari (Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi) and U Thaniyarasu (Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaignar Peravai), who had won on the ruling party's two leaves symbol in 2016 polls. While 18 MLAs owing allegiance to Dhinakaran were disqualified, th...
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'Connecting the boys to a plot to kill the PM is utter nonsense'
NEW DELHI, June 14 (Agencies): Justice B G Kolse Patil, a retired judge of the Bombay high court, is co-founder of the Elgar Parishad that organised the December 31, 2017 event to commemorate 200 years of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune. Justice Kolse Patil believes the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra and the Narendra D Modi government at the Centre are trying to frame the founders of the Elgar Parishad through the arrests of five activists on charges of being Maoists and hatching a controversy to assassinate the prime minister in a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type operation'. "Their main target was (Sudhir) Dhawale. Since they could not directly get at him, they played this charade of arresting the others and linked all of them as being Maoists and planning to kill Prime Minister Modi ...
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UFO spotted near PM Modi's home? Twitterati speculates hilarious theories
NEW DELHI, June 14 (Agencies): Last Thursday, on June 7, the combined security forces in Delhi went in to a tizzy. Reason – an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) allegedly seen hovering around Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence. According to reports, the UFO was sighted at about 7:30 pm at Lok Kalyan Marg, Delhi. The 2-km radius area around the PM’s house is a no-fly zone. Immediately after the UFO was spotted, Special Protection Group officials posted on guard called the police. The National Security Guard, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Delhi Airport authorities and Delhi Air Traffic Control also immediately sprang into action. But the UFO was already out of sight. As the news of UFO sightings spread, Twitter users started speculating theories and some were o...
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Heavy rains trigger floods in Tripura, Manipur, render thousands homeless
TRIPURA, June 14 (Agencies): Floods triggered by heavy rains in Tripura and Manipur have rendered thousands homeless, even as North India reeled under blistering heat with the air quality in Delhi deteriorating beyond the "severe" level because of dust-laden hot winds. Incessant rain in the past 24 hours has wreaked havoc in parts of the northeast, triggering flash floods and rendering thousands of people homeless in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, officials said. The national capital experienced one of its hottest days with the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at 41.2 and 34 degrees Celsius, respectively. Dust-raising hot winds of around 35 kmph are likely to sweep the city, according to the MeT department forecast. The Central Pollution Control Board data showed that t...
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Owaisi says Congress trying to woo Hindus, calls Rahul’ Iftar party ‘hypocrisy of highest order’
NEW DELHI, June 14 (Agencies): All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has hit out at the Congress party over an Iftar party hosted by party president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Calling the Iftar party “hypocrisy of highest order”, Owaisi said that the Congress party was not interested in Muslim empowerment. Accusing the Congress of indulging in votebank politics, the Hyderabad MP said, “This is the hypocrisy of the highest order. Congress is not interested in Muslim empowerment. They are only trying their level best to get the Hindu vote.” He further referred to the presence of former President Pranab Mukherjee at the Iftar party, in the wake of the Congress stalwart recently attending an event of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur. “By invi...
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