Maldives crisis: Ex-President Abdulla Nasheed seeks India’s help

India, which is monitoring the situation very “closely”, had, on Monday, asked its nationals not to undertake non-essential travel to the island nation until further notice. In a statement, Nashee

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Militants kill two cops in Srinagar hospital, free LeT commander

A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant commander Naveed Jat alias Abu Hanzulla escaped from police custody during the attack. Director General, Jammu and Kashmir Police, SP Vaid told The Indian Express:

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Counselled once, Pune girl held in Valley after cops get Republic Day attack alert

Following the arrest in J&K, sleuths from the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad and police have contacted the girl’s family members in Pune and employees at the call centre where she works.

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Communal clash in UP town; 1 killed, 2 injured, curfew imposed

A 16-year-old boy was killed and two other persons were injured in a communal clash on Friday following alleged stone-pelting on VHP and ABVP volunteers who had taken out a motorcycle rally on Republi

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Chile parliamentarians to visit India, focus on astronomy, women’s issues, tech

The Chilean parliamentarians are visiting India from February 5 to 9 at the invitation of Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and will be meeting several senior ministers and officials including commerc

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How Arun Jaitley defended state of economy in Parliament

In a strong defence of the government’s handling of the economy, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the NDA regime brought India back to health from the status of one of the five fragile

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Mamata Banerjee opposes triple talaq Bill, Opposition in Rajya Sabha says send to committee

Speaking on the Bill for the first time, Banerjee said, “We never opposed the proposed Bill on instant triple talaq because we are in favour of protection of Muslim women.

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US task force to check on Pakistan’s terror-funding tap

Frustrated by Islamabad’s continued refusal to sever ties with jihadist networks, US President Donald Trump’s administration has begun to evolve a full range of measures to put pressure on Pakista

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Pakistan gave lies, deceit in return for US aid, says Donald Trump in fiery tweet

In what is arguably the most severe public indictment ever of Pakistan by a US President, Donald Trump on Monday said that his country has “foolishly” given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid o

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Hafiz Saeed’s charities, assets to be seized by Pakistan? See what secret order revealed

Pakistan's government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has designated a terrorist, according to officials and documents re

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Kashmir encounter ends, Jawans find Afzal Guru ‘badla’ inscribed on terrorist’s gun

The 37-hour gunfight, triggered by the fidayeen attack by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad militants on Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) training centre in south Kashmir ended on Monday morning with

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Lok Sabha passes triple talaq Bill amid feeble protests by Opposition

The proposed law, which makes talaq-e-biddat a cognisable and non-bailable offence, has provisions for a three-year jail term and fine for any Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering talaq three

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Pakistan presented Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother as widows: Sushma Swaraj in Parliament

Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said when Jadhav saw his mother without a mangalsutra, bindi and bangles, he wondered if something “unfortunate” had happened.

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University of Peace seeks India’s involvement to boost Sustainable Development Goals

Recognising India as a key player in global efforts for the maintenance of international peace and security, University for Peace (UPEACE), a UN mandated university based in Costa Rica, is planning to

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Sonia Gandhi retires, but Congress wants her to stay on as ‘mother’; Rahul set to take over as party president

HOURS BEFORE passing the baton of the Congress, which she had helmed for 19 years, to her son Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi sparked a buzz within the party and outside by hinting at retirement.

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Uttar Pradesh sugar body UP Sugar Mills Association alleges harassment by ruling party politicians

Condemning the incident strongly, the association has asked the chief minister for protection from "mafia elements" and said that such an incident "shows the vulnerability of the sugar mills against

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Immunity ordinance backlash forces Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan to backtrack

Facing criticism from various sections, the Vasundhara Raje government referred The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to muzzle the press and shield judges and government ser

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Taj Mahal tweet by Kerala government after Yogi Adityanath spat with CPM sparks social media storm

CPI(M)-led Kerala government had seen red when UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath came to Kerala early this month for BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra and found flak with the state on its health indices.

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Taj built by blood, sweat of India’s sons, says Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Stating that his government would fulfill its duty towards conservation of the “important” monument, Adityanath announced that he would visit Agra on October 26 to review the development projects

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PM Modi frames Gujarat assembly fight: Will be development versus dynasty

Describing the assembly elections as a fight between “vikasvaad” (development) of the BJP and “vanshvaad” (dynasty) of the Congress, Modi told a huge gathering of party ‘page pramukh’ tha

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BJP MLA questions Taj Mahal’s place in history, says government will remove ‘blots’

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, was the one who was imprisoned till the end of his days by his son Aurangzeb.

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PIL on political funding: SC issues notices to government, Election Commission

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission on a PIL challenging the recent amendments made to various laws which allegedly have legitimised electoral corrupt

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Shinzo Abe visit to expand defence, strategic ties between India, Japan

The Japanese leader will begin a two-day visit on Wednesday, during which he and Modi will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit in Gandhinagar.

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Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK factions merge, O Panneerselvam gets Deputyy CM post

AIADMK rebel faction leader and three-time chief minister O Panneerselvam was on Monday sworn in as deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu, as part of the merger deal cobbled up by the warring groups of

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James Mattis visit: Maritime security, drone deal on top of agenda

Common security threats, maritime security and fast-tracking of the acquisition of $2-bn ‘Guardian’ drone deal for the Indian Navy – the first for a non-NATO country – are on top of the agenda

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Indian Navy looks for heavyweight torpedoes for submarines

The Indian Navy is issuing fresh ‘request for information’ (RFI) to five international companies for 150 heavyweight torpedoes for submarines at a cost of $300 million.

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Supreme Court asks Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on August 23

The Supreme Court on Friday asked Karti Chidambaram, to appear before an investigating officer at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on August 23 for questioning in a corruption case registered against

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