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Pak troops pound civilian hamlets, posts along LoC, IB

A villager was injured as Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire four times overnight by pounding civilian hamlets and posts with 120 mm and 82 mm mortar bombs along the IB and LoC in Jammu and Poonch districts, drawing retaliation from the Army and BSF. This is the 10th consecutive day that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire.There have been 45 violations ...

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Maha:Man murdered for marrying woman against her family’s wish

In a suspected honour killing, a 24-year-old man was murdered for marrying a woman against the wishes of her family, police said today. The incident took place last night at Jahu Nandurki village in Bhiwandi tehsil, when 17 people attacked Satyam Karbari using sharp-edged weapons, following which he died on the spot, PSI Vijay Shirsat of Bhiwandi Takula Police station ...

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Poison of communal frenzy have no place in India: PM

In a marathon address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, PM today underlined India’s unity and diversity and said the poison of casteism and communal frenzy have no place in the country. Modi, in his second Independence Day address, focussed largely on the issue of corruption and asserted that the steps taken by his government over the ...

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Local Hindi daily Journalist murdered in UP

A part-time scribe working for a local Hindi daily was murdered in Baxariya locality of Faridpur here, police said today. A police patrol team late last night found two persons dragging a body on the Station Road when the officials intervened, they said. While one of the men ran from the spot, police managed to catch the other accused. Upon ...

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Monsoon Session washout, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

A passionate plea for forging consensus on running of the House as well as on wider national policies was made by retiring members of Rajya Sabha today, as the Monsoon Session was completely washed out due to continued Opposition protests. The Upper House was adjourned since die at noon after it bade farewell to P Kannan (Cong) and nominated members ...

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Ban plastic bags and pressure horns in Ooty: Par panel

To maintain ecological balance in Ooty and Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu, a parliamentary panel has recommended a host of measures including banning of plastic bags, pressure horns in automobiles and development of mass rapid transit system in the region. A parliamentary standing committee on science,technology, environment and forest has also urged the Centre to extend financial assistance to Tamil ...

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Omar questions bail to Swami Aseemanand

Srinagar, Aug 12 (PTI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today questioned the justification of bail to Swami Aseemanand, charge sheeted in the 2007 Samjhauta blasts case, saying how was it different from Pakistan’s explanation in Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi case. “How is the Indian justification of bail for #Aseemanand any different from the Pakistani justification of bail for #Lakhvi?,” ...

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No grant to states for setting up Lokayuktas: Govt

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI) There is no provision in the Lokpal Act for providing any assistance to state governments for establishing Lokayuktas, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the central government is not required to maintain data in respect of Lokayuktas established by the Lokpal and Lokayuktas ...

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US may discontinue CFS payment to Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 12 (PTI) The United States may stop paying millions of dollars annually to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) after 2015, a media report said today. CSF future was part of discussion at the 23rd Defence Consultative Group Meeting (DCG)-Interim Progress Review (IPR) yesterday between Pakistan and a US delegation led by principal Deputy Secretary of Defence ...

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265 live cartridges found near school in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Aug 12 (PTI) Ahead of Independence Day, 265 live cartridges including those which could be used in assault rifle AK-47 were found along the boundary wall of a school in Civil Lines area here. The cartridges were found by KVM school’s bus staff when they brought students to school premises at about 8 am here, police said. Station House ...

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