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Former Pak PM Gilani stopped from leaving country

Former Pak PM Gilani stopped from leaving country

Lahore, Feb 6 :  Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who is facing corruption charges, was stopped from leaving the country by immigration officials at the Lahore airport after his name popped up in the no-fly list. According to the Federal Investigation Agency, 66-year-old Gilani reached the Allama Iqbal International Airport here Tuesday night […]

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SC directs Kolkata police chief to appear before CBI but says no arrest; Mamata, Centre claim moral victory

SC directs Kolkata police chief to appear before CBI but says no arrest; Mamata, Centre claim moral victory

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 5 :  The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate in the probe into the Saradha chit fund scam but said he must not be arrested, an order over which both West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Centre claimed moral […]

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No proposal to scrap sedition law: Govt tells Lok Sabha

No proposal to scrap sedition law: Govt tells Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there is no proposal to scrap the sedition law, under which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said amendments in criminal laws are a continuous process and are made in consultation with various stakeholders, […]

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Both TMC, BJP are corrupt, put in their place by SC: Sitaram Yechury

Both TMC, BJP are corrupt, put in their place by SC: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi, Feb 5 :  CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Supreme Court order on Tuesday showed both the BJP and the TMC their place and that the two parties were hand in gloves in “sharing the spoils” of the chit fund scam. Speaking to reporters, Yechury said he did not find anything wrong […]

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US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak’s national animal

US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak’s national animal

US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak's national animal

Islamabad, Feb 5 :  An American has hunted Pakistan’s national animal and rare wildlife species markhor after paying a record USD 110,000 permit fee during a trophy hunting season in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in […]

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Opposition backs Mamata, calls CBI ‘coalition partner of BJP’

Opposition backs Mamata, calls CBI ‘coalition partner of BJP’

Kolkata Police-CBI face-off

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 3 : Opposition parties Sunday extended support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who began a sit-in protest over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams, calling the agency a “coalition partner of the BJP”. The Congress said the CBI action in Kolkata is […]

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Mamata on dharna to save herself from CBI: Javadekar

Mamata on dharna to save herself from CBI: Javadekar

Kolkata, Feb 4:  Union minister and senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar Monday claimed that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on a dharna to save herself from the CBI. Banerjee began her sit-in protest at a city landmark on Sunday night over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with […]

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Govt committed towards affordable treatment of cancer: PM

Govt committed towards affordable treatment of cancer: PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 :  Prime Minster Narendra Modi Monday said his government is committed towards ensuring early detection and affordable treatment of cancer. On World Cancer Day, the PM also appreciated research on cancer, saying it will go a long way in ensuring a healthier planet. “Today, on #WorldCancerDay we reiterate our commitment towards […]

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7 killed as 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in Bihar

7 killed as 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in Bihar

Sonpur (Bihar), Feb 3 :  At least seven passengers died and 24 others were injured early Sunday when a rail fracture caused 11 bogies of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express to jump the tracks in Bihar’s Vaishali district, railway and police officials said. The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express originated from Jogbani in Kishanganj district and […]

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Pak to export donkeys to China

Pak to export donkeys to China

Islamabad, Feb 3 :  Pakistan, which has the third largest donkey population in the world, will export the animal to China, opening the avenue to earn millions from the trade, according to a media report. Donkeys are highly prized in China, especially for their hide which is used to manufacture traditional Chinese medicines. Gelatin made […]