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Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday took charge of the Defence Ministry, becoming the first full-time woman Defence Minister of the country. Sitharaman took charge in the presence of her predecessor Arun Jaitley who was given the additional charge of the key ministry in March after Manohar Parrikar quit the Union Cabinet to become the Chief […]

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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Thursday, said a spokesman. He said that the Mirwaiz was placed under detention at his Nigeen residence.

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AMID CRITICISM, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI JUSTIFIES DEMONETISATION

AMID CRITICISM, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI JUSTIFIES DEMONETISATION

Yangon: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today justified demonetisation which has come in for criticism, asserting that his government was not afraid of taking “big” and “tough” decisions in the interest of the country. Addressing the Indian diaspora here in Myanmar, he said his government could take such decisions because it considers the country bigger than politics. […]

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NIA raids house of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Hassan

NIA raids house of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Hassan

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of Hurriyat (G) leader Agha Syed Hassan in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The raid was carried a day after Joint Resistance Leadership announced a march to NIA headquarter in Delhi where they will court arrest. Reports said that NIA sleuths accompanied by policemen raided the […]

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India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj

India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj

Moscow External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the Russia Desk at the third Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. The Eastern Economic Forum this year is being held to present better conditions for doing business in the country’s Far East in a bid to attract more foreign investment. “External Affairs Minister […]

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Chief Minister meets Governor

Chief Minister meets Governor

SEPTEMBER 6: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. During the over hour long discussions Governor and Chief Minister reviewed all major issues relating to the growth and development of the State, internal and external security situation, continuing attacks on police personnel, time schedule of rural and urban […]

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No GST on Walnut industry against growers’ interests: Dr Drabu

No GST on Walnut industry against growers’ interests: Dr Drabu

A delegation of Walnut growers today met the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu in his office chambers here to discuss the issues facing the Walnut industry in the State under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime. The growers, who had come from various parts of Kashmir Valley, apprised the Minister about the problems […]

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NIA gets 10-day custody of 2 Kashmiri stone-pelters

NIA gets 10-day custody of 2 Kashmiri stone-pelters

A court here on Wednesday sent two alleged Kashmiri stone-pelters to 10-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the NIA to quiz Javed Ahmad Bhat of Kulgam and Kamran of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir till September 16. The NIA had on Tuesday arrested the two in Kashmir […]

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Rohangya Muslims issue; Police foil KEA protest march to UNMOG

Rohangya Muslims issue; Police foil KEA protest march to UNMOG

Police on Wednesday foiled the protest march of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and detained Co chairman Farooq Ahmed dar along with several traders who tried to march towards the United Nations Military observer group office sonwar here. The protest march was being held against atrocities by Buddhist Terrisots in Mayamar. Holding placards and shouting slogans on Wednesday, traders […]

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2 dead, 1 injured as vehicle skids off highway in J&K

2 dead, 1 injured as vehicle skids off highway in J&K

Two people died and one was injured when their auto-rickshaw skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled down into a gorge in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place at Tringla belt of Ramban on Tuesday night, police said today. They were rushed to GMC hospital in Jammu where two […]