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EC to announce J&K poll schedule after Amarnath Yatra

The Election Commission Tuesday said it will announce the schedule for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath Yatra, which begins next month. In a statement, the poll panel said it has unanimously decided that “holding of Assembly…

Targeted action against 10 most wanted terrorists in J&K soon

Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched to eliminate or nab them, officials said…

VHP, saints meet over Ram Mandir, say will pressurise govt

Following a meeting of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders with saints over the Ram Temple issue, Ram Janma Bhoomi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das on Monday said they will pressuirse the government for the construction of a Ram temple…

NCP woman leader ties ‘rakhi’ to BJP MLA who kicked her

Burying the hatchet NCP woman leader Nitu Tejwani who was brutally thrashed by Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani (on Sunday) tied ‘rakhi’ to her attacker while the MLA apologised to her. “She is like my sister, I have apologised to…

Mayawati breaks up with Akhilesh, BSP to go solo in UP by-polls

The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-polls on its own. There will be no coalition with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for the 11 seats that will be on the fray. It was BSP…

SC issues notice to Puducherry CM in power tussle matter

The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy in the power tussle matter in the Union Territory. The Madras High Court had recently held that Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi “cannot interfere” in the day-to-day affairs of…

Kerala govt confirms Nipah virus, 86 under observation

A 23-year-old college student here has been confirmed to be infected with the Nipah virus while 86 others are under medical observation, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja Tuesday said. The results of blood samples of the student, which were…

Congress not to host Iftar at national level this year

After its Lok Sabha poll debacle, the Congress is not hosting an Iftar party at the central level this year, but its state units are organising such parties at their own level. Congress’s minority cell chairman Nadeem Javed confirmed that…

College student in Kochi infected with Nipah virus

Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja confirmed Tuesday that a 23-year-old college student admitted to a hospital in Kochi has been infected with the Nipah virus. The results of blood samples of the student, which were tested at the National…

Haryana’s Narnaul records 47.2 degrees Celsius temperature

Haryana’s Narnaul town recorded a maximum temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius on Monday as heatwave conditions persisted in most parts of the state and Punjab. The temperature in Narnaul was five degrees above normal, the meteorological department said. Among other…

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