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Soldier Killed, 3 Injured In Pak Shelling Along Line of Control In J&K

18th March 2019

SRINAGAR: An army jawan was killed and three others critically injured as Pakistan resumed ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Monday. Pakistani forces violated ceasefire early this morning by firing mortar shells in Keri Battal area of Sunderbani sector. In the incident, Rifleman Karamjeet Singh, 24, was critically injured […]

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Pobitora facing tough time managing rhino population

18th March 2019

With a very high rhino concentration sheltered in its small habitat, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is having a tough time managing the pachyderms. The high rhino density has triggered a spurt in the incidence of rhinos straying out of the sanctuary in search of food and space. Growing infighting among the males has been another disturbing […]

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Last-minute vacation? Indians can get visa on arrival in 59 countries

18th March 2019

Travelling this summer and looking for destinations with visa on arrival? Consider this: If you visit Thailand before April 30 this year, you won’t have to pay for your visa, which would have otherwise cost you ₹3,000. In fact, there are at least eight countries where you don’t have to pay a fee for your visa, […]

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‘Will pursue peaceful resolution of Kashmir problem,’ says ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal as he launches party

18th March 2019

Shah Faesal, the 2010 IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir who resigned from the bureaucracy in January, launched his party – Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement in Srinagar in a public rally on Sunday and said it will pursue a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir problem. A few thousand people gathered at a park in […]

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India now has 2,293 political parties, 149 registered between January and March

18th March 2019

NEW DELHI: “Bharosa Party”, “Sabsi Badi Party”, and “Rashtriya Saaf Niti Party” are some of the 2,300- odd political parties that India has on the eve of the 2019 general elections. The Election Commission of India’s latest data on political parties, registered till March 9, a day before the Lok Sabha elections were announced, reveal […]

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Mahindra Marksman Bulletproof Vehicles Deployed AT IGI Delhi Airport

18th March 2019

Mahindra Marksman, the bulletproof vehicle made by the Mahindra Group’s defence systems and military vehicles arm, have been deployed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. A total of six Mahindra Marksman have joined the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF)’s Quick Reaction Team’s (QRT) fleet at the Delhi Airport. The Marksman , which can […]

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Lok Sabha elections: Social media is the new hoarding; political ad spend on Facebook alone to touch Rs 600 cr

18th March 2019

Much before the actual Lok Sabha polls, a digital face-off is in the offing this year in the political arena, as gauged by media experts, who say 60-70% of digital ad spends are expected to be directed towards social media. “Digital spending is expected to be somewhere between `1,000 crore and `2,000 crore, which includes […]

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Passes Away After Battle with Pancreatic Cancer

17th March 2019

Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since. From an RSS pracharak to […]

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No rain dance in Holi, says Guwahati City Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar

17th March 2019

“Such functions had earlier created law-and-order problems,” said Commissioner Deepak Kumar. The prohibition came in the wake of the festival to be celebrated in its traditional way of exchanging colours and also keeping in mind of the safety concern for women.

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PM Modi, top BJP leaders change Twitter handles in ‘Chowkidar’ campaign

17th March 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders on Sunday prefixed ‘chowkidar’ to their name on Twitter as part of a campaign launched on Saturday that asked people to take the ‘main bhi chowkidar hoon’ pledge. The move is a counter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that mocks PM Modi for describing himself as […]

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