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Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Mehraj-e-Alam

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:44

Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here to celebrate "Mehraj-e-Alam" -- Prophet Mohammad's journey to heaven.

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Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh to CRPF families

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:42

Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the houses of two CRPF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh and announced Rs 5 lakh and government jobs to their next of kin.

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Centre not against tribal laws: Minister

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:38

Agartala, April 25 (IANS) The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday.

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Haryana CM to interact with people on Twitter, Facebook

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:34

Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Haryana is poised to become the first state to invite social media users to interact with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for faster and real-time redressal of grievances, officials said on Tuesday.

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EC reviews preparedness for Anantnag parliamentary by-poll

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:26

Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A high-level team of the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for the Anantnag parliamentary by-poll and assessed the security situation through video-conferencing.

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Track your kids with this smartwatch

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:24

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi-based wearable technology brand Leaf Wearables on Tuesday launched a new smart watch "SAFER kids" at Rs 4,799 to keep children safe and connected to their parents.

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India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:20

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan.

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Arrangements made for Delhi civic polls vote count

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:14

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting of votes cast in Delhi's municipal elections at 35 centres on Wednesday, an election official said.

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Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:04

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.

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High alert sounded along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:00

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Apprehending influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh in the wake of the carnage the left-wing extremists have unleashed on the security forces, the Odisha Police on Tuesday sounded a high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border.

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No information about al-Zawahiri: Afghan envoy

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:46

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali on Tuesday said that he has no information about the reported presence of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan.

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IS threat may spill over region, warns Afghan envoy

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:20

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The threat of the quasi state terror outfit Islamic State (IS) may spill over the South Asian region and beyond, Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali warned on Tuesday.

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'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:14

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) should consider the "different levels of development" while engaging in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation under BCIM Economic Corridor, an official said on Tuesday.

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