January 23, 2017

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  • Pak hands over Indian soldier who strayed across LoC

    Attari, Jan 21 (PTI) Pakistan today handed over to India its soldier who had inadvertently crossed the LoC hours after the army's surgical strike in September last year. Chandu Babulal Chavan, 22, returned through the land transit route of Attari-Wagah border. The BSF handed him over to the Army which took him to an undisclosed…

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  • All efforts to fulfil cultural aspirations of Tamil people:PM

    New Delhi, Jan 21 (PTI) A day after the Centre cleared the jallikattu ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said all efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of the people of Tamil Nadu. "We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. All efforts are being made to fulfil the…

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  • Actor Suriya lashes out at PETA for opposing Jallikattu

    Chennai, Jan 17 (PTI) Top Tamil star Suriya Sivakumar today lashed out at animal rights advocacy group PETA India for its opposition to Jallikattu, saying it is "paradoxical to see those aiding extinction of native breeds talk about cruelty to animals" in the bull-taming sport. The 'Singam' series actor threw his weight behind the agitating…

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  • Forces kill 3 militants days after their video surfaced

    Srinagar, Jan 16 (PTI) Days after their video surfaced, three local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police and army said today. The militants were killed in the encounter at Awoora village in Pahalgam area of the district, an army official said.…

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  • Australia returns three antiquities to India

    New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Australia has returned to India three antiquities, including two stone statues, which were illegally exported out of the country in the recent past, the Ministry of External Affairs today said. The granite stone image of Pratyangira from Tamil Nadu, marble stele showing devotees of Buddha from Andhra Pradesh and red…

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  • Yadav feud: Mulayam says he might contest against son Akhilesh

    Lucknow, Jan 16 (PTI) Amid the battle for supremacy in UP's ruling family, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav today accused Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of having a negative approach towards Muslims and said he will fight against his son if he does not heed to his advice. With the Election Commission set to take a…

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  • Ambedkar ‘bigger leader’ than Mahatma Gandhi: Owaisi

    Sambhal (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Terming B R Ambedkar a "bigger leader" than Mahatma Gandhi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said it was because of the secular and class-free Constitution given by the Dalit icon which has ensured justice in society. Owaisi's remark came during an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehad- ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally here yesterday as…

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  • Rs 22 lakh cash seized in poll-bound UP

    Bhadohi (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Police seized Rs 22 lakh in cash here during the ongoing checking campaign in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to prevent use of money power to influence voters. Superintendent of Police DPN Pandey today said that Rs 20 lakh were recovered from a vehicle on Mirzapur road in Gopiganj police station area…

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  • Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India: Oxfam

    Davos, Jan 16 (PTI) In signs of rising income inequality, India's richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country's total wealth -- higher than the global figure of about 50 per cent, a new study showed today. The study, released by rights group Oxfam ahead of the World Economic…

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