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Pak violates ceasefire soon after flag meeting

Jammu: Hours after a flag meeting between BSF and Pak Rangers to defuse tension, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing on forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu’s Akhnoor sector. “There was firing by Pak Rangers on BoPs and civilian areas in Devora forward belt in Pargwal sub-sector of Akhnoor teshil around 2315 hours last [Full Article...]

Court summons Tejinder Singh

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of CBI’s charge sheet, a special court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 for allegedly offering Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen V K Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles. Special CBI judge Madhu Jain took cognisance of the charge sheet and relied upon statements [Full Article...]

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Modi greets Japan, Abe in Japanese New Delhi: Two days before he flies to Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and saluted the Japanese people — in a series of tweets in Japanese. Saying he was keenly looking forward to the Aug 30-Sep 3 trip, Modi underlined that “the Japan visit (was) an opportunity to take our ties [Full Article...]

‘Betrayal is in the nature of BJP’

CHANDIGARH: Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress on Thursday snapped its three-year-old ties with BJP ahead of assembly elections in the state accusing it of “repeated betrayal”, and decided to join hands with former Congress leader Venod Sharma’s Jan Chetna Party (JCP). The BJP, which had been giving indications that it was not averse to going it alone after the Lok Sabha poll success, hit [Full Article...]

Court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on Dec 9

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for Sonia Gandhi and others informed the court that Delhi High Court had stayed [Full Article...]

TMC MLA courts controversy with rape comment

Kolkata: After Tapas Pal, another Trinamool leader has sparked a controversy by his remark that as “long as the world exists, rape will be there,” inviting strong condemnation from the opposition and women rights groups. “Rapes were committed earlier, rapes are being committed now. As long as the world exists, rape will be there,” TMC MLA Dipak Haldar said at a meeting at Diamond [Full Article...]

Women fight not hunger but shame in flood-hit Bihar

Supaul (Bihar): Malti and Bhagwati Devi are just two of the thousands of people who have had to abandon their homes to take shelter on an embankment in flood-affected Bihar’s Supaul district. Their main worry, however, is not hunger but the difficulties they face in going through their ablutions unlike men. “Poor women like us face more problems to relieve ourselves when floods force [Full Article...]

Sonia assures ‘right’decision

From C K Nayak Salseng, Lapang finally meet Congress president New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has assured dissident Meghalaya Congress leaders — seeking removal of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma over style of functioning — that the AICC will take the ‘right decision’ at an appropriate time for the benefit of the party. She gave this assurance to MPCC president D D Lapang, former [Full Article...]