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Afghan president vows to root out terrorists

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:46

Kabul, April 25 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday toughened his government's stance in the war on militants and vowed to root out Taliban and like-minded groups fighting in the war-plagued country.

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Over 67 percent turnout in Bengal polls fourth phase

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:46

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Amid sweltering heat and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 67 percent of the more than 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

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Malegaon 2006 blasts: Court discharges eight Muslim men

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:32

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A special court on Monday discharged all eight Muslim men, including one deceased, who were charge sheeted in the 2006 Malegaon serial blasts case, a defence lawyer said.

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NIA seeks details on IS's India chief killed in US airstrike

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 16:28

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Islamic State's chief recruiter in India has been killed in a US airstrike in Syria last week, ending a large hunt of security agencies for a man considered "extremely crucial" in setting up the terror network's fledgling bases in the country, official sources said Monday.

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Achuthanandan should make way for Vijayan, says Nayanar's widow

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:52

Kannur (Kerala), April 25 (IANS) At a time when the CPI-M in Kerala is yet to decide on who will be its chief ministerial candidate between V.S. Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan, the widow of a former chief minister from the party has thrown her weight behind Vijayan.

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CPI-M had an electoral tie up with BJP: Chandy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:46

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday hit back at CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan who has alleged that there is a secret tie-up between the Congress-led UDF and the BJP-RSS in Kerala for the upcoming assembly polls.

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Chandy picks on Achuthanandan over usage of software

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:30

Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) The war on social media between Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan intensified on Monday with the former asking the latter to practise what he preaches on usage of software.

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Unidentified corpses to get faster identification from Delhi Police

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:20

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Police will soon launch a cellphone-friendly online application that will help it fast-track the identification process of thousands of unidentified bodies of vagrants it recovers from the streets every year - otherwise a time consuming affair that would take anything between 15 to 60 days. Identification of a huge number of unidentified dead bodies in Delhi is a challenging task for the 80,000-strong force catering to Delhi 17 million residents.

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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Delhi

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:02

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will hold talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar here on Tuesday, on the margins a global conference on Afghanistan. It will be the first meeting between the two after the January Pathankot terror attack derailed the India-Pakistan bilateral dialogue.

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CAT orders reinstatement of IPS officer in UP

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:00

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), in an interim order on Monday, stayed IPS officer Amitabh Thakur's suspension and ordered his reinstatement with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.

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