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Kashmir unrest effects Amarnath Yatra

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

The holy trek to Amarnath cave shrine located in the South Kashmir district of Anantnag has been hit hard by the spiral of violence triggered across different parts of Kashmir Valley in the wake of killing of pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. Four weeks ahead of the...

Debt burden on Bengal Govt continues to swell

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Under pressure to fulfil its populist commitments, the Mamata Government has borrowed heavily from the market taking the total debt burden to about Rs3.13 lakh crore, Finance Ministry sources said. In the past two months, the State Government has borrowed about Rs4,500 crore in three installments taking the per capita loan...

Union Minister visits victim’s family

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Parshottam Rupala visited the Dalit family in Mota Samadhiyala village near Una where four Dalit youth were brutally beaten for allegedly skinning dead animals. Unlike other political leaders visited the village, Rupala went a step further and arrange a meeting of villagers from all...

Seven booked for attacking Dalit family in Karnataka

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

As the Una incident of attacks on Dalits over allegedly skinning of cow in Gujarat which shook the nation is still afresh in minds, an unruly mob attacked a Dalit family in Koppa village of Jayapura in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. According to Jayapura Police Sub-Inspector Chandrashekhar, seven people have...

Missing Keralite messages home

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PNS | Kochi

One of the 21 Keralites who had gone missing and are suspected to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria or Afghanistan has sent a message to his sister saying that he and others are safe and there is no need for anxiety. The police’s preliminary assumption is that...

‘ISIS links’: Duo held from Mumbai taken to Kochi

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The Kerala Police probing the mysterious disappearance of 21 Keralites who are feared to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS) have learned that Arshi Qureshi, allegedly an associate of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research foundation (IRF) in Mumbai, was a key figure in converting persons from other religions to...

Uddhav Thackeray renews ‘Hindu Nation’ clamour

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai:

Renewing the clamour for proclamation of India as a ‘Hindu nation’, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday demanded to know as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not visited the strife-torn Kashmir till now and thrown his weight behind the Hindus settled there. In the first part of an...

Two labourers killed, 7 hurt in Hyderabad building collapse

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

At least two labourers were killed and 7 others were seriously injured when an under construction building collapsed in Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad on Sunday. The building was under construction for the last two months near the Cultural Club of Film Nagar colony where most of the Telugu film celebrities...

Rs10K penalty for drunk driving proposed

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PIONEER NEWS SERVICE | New Delhi

A Bill to provide for hefty penalties, including Rs10,000 for drunk drving and stringent measures against automakers for faulty designs of vehicles, is slated to be tabled in Parliament shortly. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, who completed his one-week tour of the United States last week where he had...

Grapevine

Monday, 25 Jul 2016 | PNS

MANN KI BAAT AAP MP Bhagwant Mann’s video showing Parliament security lineup was described by many MPs as serious breach of Parliament’s security. The controversy triggered by the AAP leader who is also a popular stand-up comedian of Punjab, led a senior Parliament official to quip “Mann was perhaps happy saying...

Sunday Edition

Apocalypse now

24 Jul 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

A cloudburst can paralyse a megacity like Delhi, a cyclone can wreak catastrophe in Mumbai, that also has a nuclear facility, and an epic flood can decapacitate Kolkata anytime. All threats posed by climate change are no more in the future...

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STATE EDITIONS

Survey exposes poor state of farmers in State

25 Jul 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (GASS) had recently conducted a survey on the farmers’ suicide in the State in eight districts — Cuttack, Jajpur, Khordha, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Baleswar and Kendrapada. According to the survey report released here on Sunday, small and marginal farmers, landless agricultural workers, women and children from dalit and tribal communities are the worst victims of drought...

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SOUNDBITE

The Modi Government is not concerned about the people of Kashmir as he was not present either in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha when the issue was discussed.

Congress leader | Ghulam Nabi Azad

I just enjoy what I do, I don't really strive for perfection, I don't feel pressurised by the competition.

TV Actor | Shakti Mohan

In preventive diplomacy and resolution of conflict, the UN’s role is to put people together. Hopefully, we will resolve this (Kashmir) conflict.

UN counter-terrorism official | Jean-Paul Laborde
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