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3 terrorists killed near LoC in Kupwara’s Tangdhar sector

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Three infiltrators have been killed in an intense gunfight with security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district while a residential house was damaged in shelling from across the LoC in Uri sector, sources said. Security officials said that a group of armed...

Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in Haridwar today

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed in various rivers across the country, starting with the Ganga at Haridwar on Sunday. The immersion ceremony at the holy city will be attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra...

PM Modi to visit Guj on Wed

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home-State Gujarat on Wednesday where he would attend at least three functions right from early morning to late evening in South Gujarat town Valasad, mountain town Junagadh in West Gujarat (Saurashtra) and at the State Capital Gandhinagar in North Gujarat. Sources in the State...

6 die in K’taka floods, Cauvery above danger mark

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | BENGALURU | in Sunday Pioneer

Karnataka’s hill district Kodagu and other parts of Western Ghats have been shaken to the nature’s fury and six persons so far have lost their lives in flood havoc in Kodgu district. River Cauvery and other tributaries are over flowing above danger mark causing huge damage to lives and...

States along Western Ghats have ignored Madhav Gadgil’s warning

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

The monsoon fury, one of the worst in 100 years in Kerala, Karnataka and other States has been the manmade disaster ignoring the warnings of the experts who dealt with it. These States which fall under ecologically-sensitive zones (ESZs) by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) also known as ...

Dabholkar murder case: Sharpshooter in CBI net

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai | in Sunday Pioneer

Five years after the renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Pune, the CBI on Saturday arrested one of the sharp-shooters who allegedly pulled the trigger. Identiying the arrested person as one Sachin Prakashrao Andure from Aurangabad, a senior official said that Andure was one...

Imran sworn in as Pak PM

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister on Saturday, officially taking over the charge of power in the corruption affected country nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President...

Sidhu hopes Imran’s accession to PM’s post will be good for Pak, India peace process

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the Prime Minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a dark blue suit and a purple turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the...

Ex-UN Secy-General Kofi Annan dies at 80

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AP | Geneva | in Sunday Pioneer

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African Secretary-General, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying that he died...

Imran stumbles over Urdu words while taking oath

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer

Islamabad: Imran Khan on Saturday stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Khan, 65, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman, was administered a long oath by President Mamnoon Hussain at a simple ceremony.


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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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