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  • India, Bangladesh members of same family: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described India and Bangladesh as members of the same family while inaugurating with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina a pipeline project and a railway project connecting the two countries. “Geographically we may be neighbours, but in our hearts we are members of the same family,” Modi said while addressing the event via video-conferencing from New Delhi. “We have shown the world, what can be achieved when

  • RSS never asks its volunteers to work for a particular party: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted Tuesday that the Hindutva organisation never asks its volunteers to work for any particular party but does advise them to back those working in the national interest. Bhagwat’s comments, on the second day of a three-day conclave organised by the RSS, sought to distinguish between its functioning and the work of the BJP, which is seen to be ideologically affiliated to the organisation with many top leaders,

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu could have avoided hugging Pakistan Army chief: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday that Navjot Singh Sidhu’s gesture of hugging Pakistan’s army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have “avoided it”. Cricketer-turned politician Sidhu had courted controversy by hugging Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu betrayed us, played with sentiments: Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Kartarpur Sahib row

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his claims that Pakistan is willing to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Harsimrat’s comments come in the wake of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj issuing a clarification earlier on Tuesday, saying that there has been no official communication from the Pakistani government for establishing the corridor that

  • 10 things to know about IRCTC’s Vikalp scheme for waiting list passengers

    Do you know Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has a scheme named Vikalp for waiting list passengers? According to Vikalp scheme, waiting list passengers will be allotted a confirmed berth in an alternate train. Passengers should note that opting for a Vikalp scheme does not mean that they will get the confirmed berth in the alternate trains. The confirmation depends on the availability of the seat.

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    CBI: First look out circular against Vijay Mallya for his detention was not sustainable in law   

    New Delhi: The CBI said Tuesday that the first lookout circular against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya for his detention at the airport was not sustainable in law and needed correction as there was no warrant against him at that time. The agency reiterated its position that there were no grounds to arrest Mallya on November 24, 2015, when he returned from London on the basis of the lookout circular (LOC)

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    Bihar shelter home case: SC stays Patna HC order for fresh probe team

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI to set up a fresh probe team for the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, saying changing the team now will be “detrimental” to the ongoing probe. A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta said: “There is no allegation made against the team conducting an investigation. We don’t see any reason why the existing CBI team

  • PM Narendra Modi’s silence on Rewari gangrape case is unacceptable: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the gangrape of a 19-year-old board exam topper in Haryana was “unacceptable”, adding that it was shameful on the part of the government to leave the country’s women unprotected and allow rapists to walk free. He also said the country’s head hung in shame as another of its daughters was brutally gangraped. “India hangs its head in shame as another

  • Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan missing after unprovoked fire from Pakistan

    Jammu: A BSF jawan has been reported missing from along the International Border in Jammu after he was believed to have been hit by unprovoked cross-border fire, officials said Tuesday. They said the incident took place in the RS Pura sector of the IB after Pakistan opened fire at few locations on the Indian side including few Border Security Force (BSF) posts.