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Pak prevents Sikh pilgrims from meeting Indian envoy; India lodges protest

Pak prevents Sikh pilgrims from meeting Indian envoy; India lodges protest

New Delhi, Apr 15:  India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over blocking of access of visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country and even “compelling” the Indian envoy to return while on way to a prominent gurudwara there. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said a group of around 1800 Sikh […]

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Don’t be warrior nation or China pawn: ex-envoy Haqqani to Pak

Don’t be warrior nation or China pawn: ex-envoy Haqqani to Pak

New Delhi, Apr 15:  Pakistan should become a “trading nation” rather than a “warrior nation” while ensuring it does not turn into China’s pawn, Islamabad’s former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said. In an interview to PTI, Haqqani said Pakistan also needs to take a call on what is more important – supporting […]

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Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term

Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term

New Delhi, Apr 15:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha for a new six-year term. Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment, was administered the oath of office in the chambers of Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu. The 65-year-old minister, elected to the […]

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Exaggerations in history need to be removed from time to time: ICHR chief

Exaggerations in history need to be removed from time to time: ICHR chief

New Delhi, Apr 15: The debate in the country on rewriting history is unnecessary as certain “exaggerations” need to be removed from time to time, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) Chairman Arvind Jamkhedkar has said. The historian also said the mandate of the ICHR, a body under the HRD Ministry, was not to dictate […]

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India to host conference aimed at checking proliferation of WMDs

India to host conference aimed at checking proliferation of WMDs

New Delhi, Apr 14 : India will next week host a global conference aimed at helping nations to implement a UN resolution that seeks to check proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons to terrorists and other non-state actors, the External Affairs Ministry said today. The ministry, in cooperation with Germany and the United Nations […]

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PML-N ‘accepts’ decision of top court to disqualify Nawaz for life: PM Abbasi

PML-N ‘accepts’ decision of top court to disqualify Nawaz for life: PM Abbasi

Islamabad, Apr 14: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has accepted the decision by the Supreme Court to disqualify former premier and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life, according to reports. The premier was talking to a gathering after inaugurating a forty-five-kilometre […]

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Karnataka poll schedule not leaked, was speculation: EC panel

Karnataka poll schedule not leaked, was speculation: EC panel

New Delhi, Apr 13: An in-house committee set up by the Election Commission to probe the alleged leak of Karnataka poll schedule minutes before the official announcement, said today the information was not leaked but mere speculation. The EC had set up the committee after the BJP’s IT cell chief announced in a tweet the […]

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BJP eroding Ambedkar’s legacy, PM paying lip-service: Cong

BJP eroding Ambedkar’s legacy, PM paying lip-service: Cong

New Delhi, Apr 14 : The Congress today accused the BJP of ‘eroding’ the legacy of Baba Saheb Ambedkar and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was merely paying him lip service as his party and the RSS have an ‘anti-Dalit mindset’. Congress leader Selja also charged the prime minister with doing politics over the legacy […]

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Pak SC orders early resolution of Model Town cases

Pak SC orders early resolution of Model Town cases

LAHORE, Apr 14: The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered an early resolution of cases pertaining to the Model Town tragedy pending in provincial courts. During the suo motu hearing of Tanzeela’s murder, a victim of the tragedy, the apex court ordered Judge Aijaz Awan of the anti-terrorism court (ATC) to conduct hearings daily and […]

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People, not ‘nizaam’, should decide what to eat, drink: Sisodia

 New Delhi, Apr 14 : It is the people, not the rulers, who should decide what to eat or drink, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said, charging that the ‘nizaam’ (the ruler) now wanted to restrict even people’s thoughts. Sisodia, also the Art, Culture and Languages Minister, made the remarks last night in […]