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Jaleel should ‘forthwith’ apologise to nation for his remarks on J&K: Shashi Tharoor

Jaleel should ‘forthwith’ apologise to nation for his remarks on J&K: Shashi Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that ruling LDF MLA K T Jaleel should not just “grudgingly withdraw” his controversial remarks, but also apologise to the nation “forthwith”. Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said that an MLA who has sworn an oath on the Constitution “has no business” making […]

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India, Pakistan border troops exchange sweets on Independence Day

India, Pakistan border troops exchange sweets on Independence Day

Jammu/Amritsar: The Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers exchanged greetings and sweets on Monday along the international border in Jammu region and Attari-Wagah in Punjab on the occasion of India’s 76th Independence Day, BSF officials said. BSF personnel offered sweets to Pakistan Rangers who also reciprocated. The exchange took place at various border outposts in […]

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Army soldier’s body found 38 years after he went missing in Siachen

Army soldier’s body found 38 years after he went missing in Siachen

Haldwani (U’khand): The body of an army soldier was found in an old bunker in Siachen, 38 years after he went missing in an avalanche while on patrol. The Sainik Group Centre in Ranikhet on Sunday identified the body as that of Chandrashekhar Harbola of 19 Kumaon Regiment. Harbola was part of a 20-member troop […]

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Women pillars of India’s growth, says PM

Women pillars of India’s growth, says PM

Oppn, activists question him on ground realities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to pledge not to do anything that lowers the dignity of women, saying a mentality to insult them in speech and conduct has crept in. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 76th Independence Day, Modi said respect for women […]

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Executive, legislature, judiciary equal repositories of constitutional trust: CJI Ramana

Executive, legislature, judiciary equal repositories of constitutional trust: CJI Ramana

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Monday said the executive, legislature and the judiciary are “equal repositories” of constitutional trust, and the Constitution dispels the notion that delivery of justice is the responsibility of courts only. The CJI, who hoisted the national flag on the 76th Independence Day on the […]

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43% of legislators have criminal antecedents; country needs course correction: SCBA prez

43% of legislators have criminal antecedents; country needs course correction: SCBA prez

New Delhi: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh on Monday said 43 per cent of lawmakers have criminal antecedents and the country needs a course correction by enacting a law to prevent such persons from getting elected. Singh, addressing a function at the Supreme Court on the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, also […]

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Independence Day: Cong vows to fight attempts to distort historical facts, party leaders take out march

Independence Day: Cong vows to fight attempts to distort historical facts, party leaders take out march

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday vowed to fight attempts to “trivialise” the sacrifices of freedom fighters and “distort” historical facts for political gains, as the opposition party marked the 76th Independence Day with flag hoisting and a march by senior leaders here. Congress Working Committee member Ambika Soni unfurled the national flag in the […]

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Time has come to weed out corruption, communalism to fulfill dreams of freedom fighters: Mann

Time has come to weed out corruption, communalism to fulfill dreams of freedom fighters: Mann

Ludhiana: Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday called on the people of Punjab to wage a war against social maladies like unemployment, corruption and communalism to realise the dreams of freedom fighters and make the state ‘rangla’ (vibrant) again. These maladies are hampering the progress of the state and the prosperity of its people, said […]

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China conducts another round of massive military drills around Taiwan as  US Congressional delegation visits Taipei

China conducts another round of massive military drills around Taiwan as  US Congressional delegation visits Taipei

Beijing/Taipei: China resorted to more high-intensity military drills around Taiwan on Monday as one more American Congressional delegation visited the self-ruled Island claimed by Beijing, challenging its ‘one China’ policy. The new drills come less than a fortnight after Beijing launched unprecedented war games in retaliation to US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, sparking […]

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India hands over Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Sri Lanka Navy

India hands over Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Sri Lanka Navy

Colombo: The security of India and Sri Lanka is enhanced by mutual understanding, mutual trust and cooperation, the Indian envoy here said on Monday, as India gifted a Dornier aircraft to the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance its maritime surveillance capabilities and bolster bilateral defence ties. Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe was present at the […]