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“What kind of petition is this,” says Chief Justice on Article 370 plea

New Delhi: A legal challenge to the centre’s decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 was adjourned by the Supreme Court today with Chief Justice of India saying the petition “has no meaning”. Petitioner ML ...

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TN’s Vellore district to be split into 3, Tirupathur and Ranipet to become new districts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced the creation of two new districts in the state on Thursday. During his address at the Independence Day function in Chennai, he said that Vellore district will be trifurcated into Vellore, Tirupathur and ...

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Independence Day speech: Modi announces Chief of Defence Staff post, Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort was not only a summing up of what his newly re-elected government had accomplished in the last 75 days but also unveiled a powerful social charter ...

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Supreme Court declines govt. plea to re-open NRC process in Assam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined the government’s plea to re-open the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process in Assam and conduct a sample re-verification of data collected, especially in the border districts of the State where cross-border “infiltration” from ...

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Fire breaks out in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar market; 21 fire tenders at spot

A fire broke out at a garments godown in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar on Tuesday morning. At least 21 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Nearly half-a-dozen shops were gutted in the fire, the fire department said. No casualties ...

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Income Tax department busts inter-state tax theft worth Rs 700 crore

The Income Tax department raided 62 locations to bust a tax theft worth Rs 700 crore in Tamil Nadu. The searches were conducted on properties belonging to SNJ Group, which is involved in liquor manufacturing business with bases across Tamil ...

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Suspense over Rahul’s successor ends, Sonia Gandhi named interim Congress chief after CWC meeting

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on Saturday, returning to the helm after almost 20 months. The announcement was made late on Saturday night after the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s topmost body, accepted Rahul Gandhi’s ...

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Manmohan Singh to file nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh will file nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. The 86-year-old leader will file his nomination on August 13. The seat has been vacant after the death of state ...

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Section 144 lifted in Jammu, Kashmir coming back to normalcy: Governor Satya Pal Malik

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is peaceful and the newly formed union territory is gradually coming back to normalcy, said Governor Satya Pal Malik after taking stock of the situation. The BJP-led Narendra Modi government earlier this week scrapped ...

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‘It’s inhuman’, says lawyer on 5-day hearing in Ayodhya land case

A senior advocate in the Ramjanmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case on Friday opposed daily hearing saying, “it is inhuman, hearing can’t be rushed through”. Friday was the fourth day of day-to-day proceeding in the case, as ordered by the ...

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Phone services, internet partially restored in Kashmir ahead of Eid

New Delhi: After five days of security lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, phone services and internet were partly restored this morning and restrictions in movement were eased to facilitate Friday prayers. Thousands of security personnel remain positioned across the Kashmir ...

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Abhinandan Varthaman, Balakot pilots to get top military honours

  The government will, as it was expected to, announce military decorations for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 during a dogfight over the Line of Control on February 27 and the Mirage-2000 pilots involved in ...

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Nine dead after rescue boat capsizes in flood-hit Maharashtra

Nine people were killed after a rescue boat overturned in flood-hit Sangli district of Maharashtra on Thursday. Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the mishap took place near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil when the private rescue boat was carrying ...

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‘Come and collect your Re 1 fee’: Swaraj told Harish Salve moments before she was rushed to AIIMS

New Delhi:Less than an hour before she was rushed to Delhi’s AIIMS in a critical condition, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had asked Harish Salve, the lawyer who represented India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the ...

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