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In a first, India strikes jehadis across LoC

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

As India conducted its first surgical strikes across the LoC early on Thursday, the Para Special Forces of the Army have come into spotlight. The Special Forces are units under the direct command of the military and specially organised, highly trained and equipped to conduct swift pin-pointed strikes and hit strategic...

Full force damage: 7 terror launch pads hit

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Elite forces of the Indian Army hit at least seven terror launch pads across LoC early on Thursday inflicting a major damage on the jehadis. What are terror launch pads? They are forward staging points comprising hutments erected by the jehadist groups along the Line of Control and the International Boundary...

PM taking lead, lost no time in reaching out to top leaders

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

From the President to former Prime Ministers to Chief Ministers to top political leaders, the Government on Thursday lost no time in reaching out to them on the surgical strikes, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself taking the lead. Hours before convening the emergency meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)...

Defence fraternity: It was long pending operational necessity

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS/Agencies | New Delhi

The Defence fraternity on Thursday justified the 'surgical strikes' on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control terming them a long-pending "operational necessity" and also because the "levels of tolerance" were crossed. Top Defence experts also lauded the bravery and calibrated approach of the Indian security forces and complimented...

Pak envoy to India gets threat call

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Pakistan High Commissioner on Thursday allegedly received threatening calls from an unknown number asking him to leave India. The envoy has brought this to the notice of Ministry of External Affairs and asked Indian Government to take responsibility for his and his family's safety as mandated under the Vienna Convention....

Bodh Gaya Biennale to showcase global art display from December 17

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS | PATNA

Bihar Government in collaboration with various private stakeholders will organiser a week long Bodh Gaya Biennale under the banner of Bihar Canvas. Participants and artists from 30 countries including Austria, Cuba, Egypt, Spain, Turkey, USA, UK, Korea, Thailand, Japan and neighbouring nations will participate in this event beginning December 17. Giving...

Modi to inaugurate day-long sanitation conference today

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PTI | New Delhi

Ahead of the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a day-long India Sanitation Conference — INDOSAN — on Friday to take stock of the progress under the mission. He will address chief ministers, ministers and District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners of 500 AMRUT cities and...

60% youths are against older people: Survey

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

As the world observes October 1 as International Day of Older Persons, a WHO survey has painted a grim picture in the youth-obsessed world on the status of the elderly — a huge chunk i.e 60 per cent of respondents out of 83,000 people in 57 countries surveyed has negative...

Stay on ‘conditional nod’ given to medical colleges

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

In what could leave many medical aspirants in lurch, the Union Health Ministry, as per direction of the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee, on Thursday issued a notification to keep in abeyance the conditional permission given to the medical colleges which have failed to ensure required education standard norms. The Ministry,...

No breakthrough at meet convened by Centre

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

A meeting convened by the Centre to iron out differences between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the impasse over Cauvery river water sharing failed to achieve any breakthrough on Thursday. During the meeting, Tamil Nadu refused to accept Karnataka's proposal that an expert committee be sent to the river basin to...

Sunday Edition

India’s hour of reckoning

25 Sep 2016 | Dr Ashutosh Misra

India should learn to pay back in kind by employing the bleeding through a thousand cuts strategy. Pakistan has been able to hurt us constantly by building operational networks and human assets in our country...

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STATE EDITIONS

CM yet to distribute portfolios to ministers

30 Sep 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

Even after three days of the expansion of his cabinet, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is yet to distribute portfolios to the incumbent and is waiting for a ‘green signal’ from Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. A senior minister told ‘The Pioneer’ on Thursday that the Chief Minister does not want to take chances this time and has left the matter for Mulayam Singh to solve...

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SOUNDBITE

The call of Modi to Pakistan and its people for war against poverty has no answers (from them).

J&K Chief Minister | Mehbooba Mufti

When you begin, the kind of flak you get for anything an everything is disappointing.

Actor | Taapsee Pannu

These (terrorists) are people who kill children, kill Muslims, take sex slaves. There's no religious rationale.

US President | Barack Obama
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