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Chinese troops cross Sikkim border, Indian Army chief to visit

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:12

Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel breached the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim and destroyed two makeshift military bunkers over a week ago in Lalten area of Doka La sector, an official said on Monday.

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Left denounces racist slogans raised during anti-Gorkhaland protest

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:32

Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) In a reference to Sunday's anti-Gorkhaland protests in north Bengal's Siliguri, some Left Front leaders on Monday said raising racist slogans against a certain community is disrespectful to the martyrs who fought for unity in the hills.

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Ex-Judge Karnan writes to Bengal governor for bail

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:28

Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan has written to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking bail or parole, his counsel Mathew J. Nedumpara said on Monday.

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SRK: Have been reading Mahabharat

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:16

Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has earlier expressed his interest in making a movie on Mahabharat, on Monday said he has been reading the epic for one-and-a-half years.

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Indian, Pakistani army clash on LoC

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:10

Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday evening on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

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Indian, Pakistani troops exchange sweets

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:08

Jammu, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Monday greeted each other and exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

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ED summons Narada sting accused police officer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:04

Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service (IPS) officer S.M.H. Mirza, an official said on Monday.

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GJM delegation hands over resignation from GTA to Governor

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:56

Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here on Monday to formally submit their resignation letters from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the developmental board in the northern West Bengal hills.

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GJM threatens to intensify Gorkhaland stir with fasts, 'self-sacrifice'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:52

Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) Urging the Central government to start a dialogue about a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of northern West Bengal hills, a section of GJM leadership on Monday vowed to intensify their agitation though actions like "self-sacrifice" and fasting till death.

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VHP seeks scrapping of commission, ministry for minorities

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:28

Ahmedabad, June 26 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday said it has passed a resolution demanding the immediate scrapping of the National Commission for Minorities and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, as they "give credence to a separatist mindset".

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Computer operator commits suicide

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:14

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old computer operator with the SDM office in south Delhi has allegedly committed suicide, police said on Monday.

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Two Kannada editors ordered jailed by assembly yet to be arrested: Police

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:40

Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) Editors of two Kannada tabloids sentenced by the assembly to a year in jail for defaming two ruling Congress lawmakers have not been arrested as one is hospitalised while the other one has been missing since Saturday, police said on Monday.

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Farmer, farm labourer commit suicide in Bundelkhand

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:34

Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) A farmer and a farm labourer committed suicide reportedly due to debt burden and a financial crunch in two separate incidents in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.

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9-member panel to prepare final draft of National Education Policy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:34

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) After virtually dumping the report of an earlier committee, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday constituted a nine-member panel headed by eminent space scientist K. Kasturirangan to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.

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