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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co look to halt Australia's 12-year-old record...

India vs Australia: The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will be looking to halt Australia’s 12-year-old record when they face off in the first ODI encounter in Hyderabad on Saturday.

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India vs Australia ODI series preview: Virat Kohli & co to focus on World Cup b...

India vs Australia ODI series preview: The five-match series against Australia is naturally important for a handful of Indian players who want to nail down their places with solid performances against the tourists who have slipped to sixth in world rankings.

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LIVE | Sushma Swaraj in UAE to attend OIC meet; expected to raise terror issue

Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will address the inaugural plenary session at the OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as a guest of honour.

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'Release of Indian pilot by Pakistan would be very much welcomed step': UN

In a surprise announcement during a joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace.

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Pakistan foreign minister to skip OIC meet over India's attendance

Pakistan minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he will skip Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet over India’s attendance.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin calls PM Narendra Modi, expresses Russia's solidarity...

Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his deep condolences over the Pulwama terrorist attack and conveyed the solidarity of his country with New Delhi in its fight against terror.

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Aircraft carrying Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami returns to Chennai following technical...

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami was scheduled to travel to Kanyakumari from Tuticorin to attend a government event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be present.

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Kinnaur avalanche: Nine days on, rescuers speed up efforts to search for missing...

An avalanche was triggered on February 20 when a glacier near Namgia Dogri in Himachal Pradesh slid, burying six soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles when they were on a routine patrol.

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In flight to receive son, IAF pilot Abhinandan's parents get standing ovation

Hours before his release by Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s parents were greeted with cheers and given standing ovation in a Chennai-Delhi flight.

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'We don't need war for the sake of politics': Mamata Banerjee

The Trinamool Congress leader also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not holding a single meeting with the opposition leaders after the Pulwama terror attack or the Indian Air Force’s strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.

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65 relief camps set up in villages along border, LoC amid Indo-Pak tensions

The camps have been set up in government buildings, schools, religious places and banquet halls with arrangements of lodging, boarding and food.

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince calls PM Narendra Modi, Pakistan PM Imran Khan, stresses...

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan’s tweet came a day before the meet of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in which India -- for the first time, has been invited as guest of honour at the plenary.

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India vs Australia: Aus coach Justin Langer names the most destructive batsman in...

Finch had a torrid time in the recently-concluded T20I series where he ended up with scores of 0 & 8 in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru respectively.

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India vs Australia: MS Dhoni shows why age is just a number for him - Watch

MSD was seen making an acrobatic stretch of 2.14m to return to the crease before the keeper could remove the bails during the second T20I in Bengaluru.

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'Aren't you ashamed to visit Andhra Pradesh with empty hands?': Chandrababu Naidu...

About five years had elapsed, but no promise made to Andhra Pradesh has been fulfilled, he said.

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Abhinandan Varthaman release live updates| IAF pilot to be released by Pakistan...

Abhinandan Varthaman release live updates| Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities on Friday and brought back home through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post. Follow live updates here

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'Everyone is welcome': Kashmir hotels open doors to stranded tourists

As many as 25 flights were cancelled on Wednesday after India closed multiple airports, including the Srinagar international airport, in the wake of heightened tension between India and Pakistan. The highway was also closed due to bad road conditions.

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India vs Australia: 'Never look back' – KL Rahul in high spirits ahead of likely...

There were few positives for India in the recently-concluded series and the form of Rahul was one of them.

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Civilian injured in Kashmir's Uri as Pakistan violates ceasefire

According to officials, Pakistani forces started violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement from 11:30pm on Thursday and the Indian Army retaliated to the firing. The shelling is still going in the area, they said.

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US welcomes Pakistan's decision to release captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Vartha...

Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that the captured IAF pilot Varthaman will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace.

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Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh wants to receive IAF pilot Abhinandan at Wagah, tweets...

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who is in Amritsar as part of his tour of the border areas to take stock of the ground situation, tweeted his request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi shortly after Pakistan PM Imran Khan announced that the IAF pilot would be released on Friday.

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Terror won't deter us, says PM Narendra Modi in mega video conference with BJP ...

In a video interaction with BJP workers through the NaMo app — a mobile application that takes its name by merging the first two letters of his first name and surname — the Prime Minister said his first term was to fulfil people’s expectation, and the next five years will be to fulfil their aspirations.

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IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be released by Pakistan today, expected to cross...

The 35-year-old Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying the MiG-21 Bison that shot down the PAF F-16 in the aerial engagement with Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

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27-year-old woman killed, soldier injured in J&K as Pakistan shelling continues

A 27-year-old woman was killed and an off-duty soldier was wounded in shelling from across the de facto India-Pakistan border — the Line of Control (LoC) — in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts on Thursday.

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TTV Dhinakaran to challenge high court verdict on '2-leaves' symbol

TTV Dhinakaran is all set to challenge the Delhi high court verdict upholding the Election Commission’s order, granting the iconic ‘two-leaves’ symbol of the AIADMK to the faction led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Aadhaar document, PAN card, passport among 11 ID proofs...

The order which comes days before the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls, says voters can also identify themselves through ID cards issued to state and central government employees, state-owned companies, and public limited companies; passbooks with photograph issued by banks or post offices; and smart cards issued by the Registrar General of India under the National Population Register.

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Accused gets 20-year in jail for raping 2-year-old girl in Gujarat

The court found Ravindra Gande guilty of raping a 24-month-old girl and awarded him to a 20-year jail term and Rs 5,000 fine, said public prosecutor RN Pandya.

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Encounter underway between security forces, militants in J-K's Kupwara

Officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards the security forces, who retaliated.

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'Over in 90 seconds': Officers detail India, Pakistan air duel along border

The dogfight between Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and a Pakistan Air Force over the skies of the Nowshera in Rajouri district of Jammu Province lasted just 90 seconds.

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Sushma Swaraj likely to raise terror issue at OIC meet today

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to raise the issue of terror when she represents India for the first time at a meeting of foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the UAE.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi to oversee Karnataka seat pact

The Congress has offered JD(S) six seats based on winnability but could eventually settle for 8, according to people aware of the developments.

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Tigers kill their own in Kanha, Sariska reserves, experts say it's 'rare'

On Thursday, forest officials confirmed that a male tiger in Kanha national park killed two sub-adults and a tigress in the past month and had also eaten some parts of their bodies.

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Delhi court pulls up Tihar jail authorities for failing to justify shifting of Christian...

A Delhi court on Thursday lashed out at Tihar Jail authorities for failing to justify shifting of Christian Michel, arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, to a high security cell in isolation, saying it will start an inquiry if it does not get a proper response.

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CBI registers cases to probe fraudulent letter to Devendra Fadnavis on PMO lett...

It is alleged that one of the fraudulent letters was addressed to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on a purported PMO letterhead signed by Debashree Mukherjee, Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, on November 27, 2017, the CBI said in the FIR.

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33 honoured with India's most-coveted science prize

Dr Aditi Sen De of Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is the only woman among the 33 scientists who were awarded for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Citing internal security, Centre bans J&K chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami

The Union Home ministry on Thursday banned the J&K chapter of the Jamaat-e-Islami for five years for allegedly indulging in activities “prejudicial to internal security and public order” and said the group has the potential of “disrupting the unity and integrity” of the country.

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Opposition questions timing of PM Modi's mega interaction with BJP workers

The Congress accused BJP of politicising the bravery of the armed forces, while referring to former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s comment that India’s “pre-emptive strike” in Pakistan will help his party win over 22 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the southern state.

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Chaos, delays hit aviation sector; travellers stranded

Many international airlines, such as Air Canada and Emirates, cancelled their flights from Delhi and low-cost Indian carriers, IndiGo and Spicejet, were forced to factor in extra costs to operate longer route.

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Ordinance passed for Aadhaar Act amendment

The ordinance will make amendments to the Aadhaar Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and the Indian Telegraph Act as proposed in the bill passed by the Lok Sabha on January 4, 2019, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

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If provoked, prepared for any contingency: Army at joint defence briefing

Rear Admiral DS Gujral, the officiating director general of naval operations, said the navy was prepared to respond swiftly, resolutely and strongly to any “Pakistani misadventure”.

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Airman coming home: IAF pilot being released as a goodwill gesture, says Imran ...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday played a gambit for de-escalating tensions with India, announcing the release of a captured Indian pilot against the backdrop of pressure from New Delhi.

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Allies SAD, BJP seal Lok Sabha seat deal in Punjab

Of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the SAD will field candidates in 10 and the BJP, the remaining three, Amit Shah announced shortly after a meeting with SAD leaders Sukhbir Badal and Naresh Gujral at his residence in New Delhi.

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Kamal Nath launches several projects in Chhindwara ahead of by-election

Nath, a nine-time member of Parliament from Chhindwara, who was named the state’s chief minister in December, will have to win an assembly seat within six months of assuming office.

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3-year-old boy dies after father assaults him for being naughty

The boy’s body had several injury and cigarette burn marks.

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Push renews for terror tag on Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammed

France, the UK and the US have launched a fresh bid at the UN to list Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that took responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, as a global terrorist though China remained non-committal on backing the move.

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Chandrababu Naidu calls protests as PM Modi visits Andhra

In a teleconference with ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers, Naidu accused the Centre of “betrayal and treachery” over the formation of a new railway zone in Visakhapatnam.

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Toxic methanol caused hooch deaths in Assam: Cops

Methanol poisoning has been behind most of the hooch tragedies in India, including the one in which more than 100 people were killed in parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the second week of February.

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'Minimum 6-month residual period of retirement a must': Supreme Court

A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it is likely to tweak its own 2006 judgement on police reforms so that states do not misuse directions given in it.

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AgustaWestland case: Record Rajiv Saxena's statement, says court

The special judge, Arvind Kumar marked the matter to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate before whom Saxena will record his statement on March 2.

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Russia's Putin dials PM Modi, supports India in fight against terror

Russian President called Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone and expressed his deep condolences over the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

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Supreme Court puts on hold its order to evict forest dwellers

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold its own February 13 order for the eviction of 1 million tribespeople and others who allegedly encroached on forest lands.

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Cabinet clears J&K ordinance for 10% quota for poor, 3% quota for people living...

The Cabinet has cleared an ordinance providing 10% quota for poor in Jammu and Kashmir, besides ensuring 3% quota for people living near international border.

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A 'pilot' project has just got over, says PM Modi

Modi’s remarks came as news broke about Wing Commander Varthaman Abhinandan’s release on Friday by Pakistan.

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IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman fought captors, swallowed documents before being...

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, will be released on Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced.

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Pak's airspace closure leaves thousands of passengers stranded worldwide

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday temporarily restored Pakistani airspace for commercial aviation, allowing some flights to depart.

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Happy officer will return, Pakistan gesture in line with Geneva Convention: IAF

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG 21 was shot as he bailed out after bringing down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the ariel dogfight on Wednesday morning, Air Vice Marshal said.

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PM Modi chairs high-level security meeting amid India, Pakistan tensions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on security amid the heightened tensions with Pakistan and after Imran Khan announced the release of an Indian Air Force pilot captured by his country.

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Parts of Pakistan's Amraam missile found in J&K's Rajouri: Proof shown at defence...

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MiG 21 pilot took out Pak's F16 before capture, says IAF at joint briefing

The Indian Air Force lost one MiG 21 aircraft. Though the pilot ejected safely his parachute drifted into PoJ&K, where he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army,” he said at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Photo voter slip no longer stand alone ID for voting, says Election Commission

Photo voter slip issued by the Election Commission will no longer be a standalone identity proof for voting in polls.

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Trolled for advocating peace with Pakistan, CRPF jawan's widow has a question

Mita Santra’s husband Bablu Santra was one of the 40 victims of the suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu insists on dialogue with Pakistan

The Congress leader’s statement came a day after his friend and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan talked peace and invited India for a dialogue amid escalations across the border.

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India to go ahead with March 14 meeting with Pakistan on Kartarpur

India and Pakistan were scheduled to meet on March 14 to finalise the modalities of the much-awaited corridor, particularly its coordinates. But the Pulwama terror attack and the escalating tensions in the last few days raised serious doubts about the possibility of the meet.

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Intensity of ceasefire violations along LoC up: India

A soldier, Zakir Hussain, of the 3rd Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, who had come home on leave, was injured around 3.15pm on Thursday at Balnoi Sagra of Mankote sector in Poonch.

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IT Ministry asks YouTube to remove video links of IAF pilot

The ministry had asked YouTube to remove the clips following directive from the Home Ministry, a government source said, adding that the said links have now been removed.

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India vs Australia: India's predicted XI for 1st ODI; experiments to continue

Indian captain Virat Kohli said that he is not too bothered with this loss as the focus is on the World Cup, which is what makes the upcoming ODI series very important for the Indian side.

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Pak to release captured IAF pilot tomorrow as 'peace gesture': Imran Khan

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is in Pakistan Army’s custody since Wednesday morning.

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ICC T20I Rankings: KL Rahul lone Indian in top 10 as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni make...

In the team rankings, India have retained their second position while Pakistan sit at the top with 135 points. Australia have overtaken South Africa and England to reach third place.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: A Badal borough, Bathinda seat tough challenge for Co...

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Union minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the sitting MP from Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab. She says she has ensured development here and has no reason to shift to another seat in the upcoming general elections.

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'Oppn master of fake news': PM Modi's advice to BJP workers in video chat

PM Modi said the opposition has mastered how to spread fake news.

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India vs Australia: Sanjay Manjrekar, Aakash Chopra slam team selection after t...

Former India internationals Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra have slammed the Indian team management for their selection decisions in the team’s 2-0 T20I series defeat at home at the hands of Australia

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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says ready to return IAF pilot to...

Qureshi also said the Saudi foreign minister was expected to visit Pakistan with a special message from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who visited both Pakistan and India earlier this month.

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Pakistan says ready to return IAF pilot if it eases tension; no deal, says govt

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'Proud of him, hope he returns home safe': Father of IAF pilot held by Pak

Air Marshal (retd) S Varthaman said in a statement his son talked (in purported videos circulating on social media) like a “true soldier” despite being in captivity

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After success in Rajasthan assembly poll, BTP to contest 3 Lok Sabha seats

The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) emerged as a dark horse in the Rajasthan assembly elections in December 2018, winning two of the 11 constituencies where it had fielded its candidates. Now the party plans to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express train service till further notice

The Samjhauta Express train service between Pakistan and India has been suspended until further notice, Dawn NewsTV reported on Thursday citing railway authorities.

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IAF airstrike will help BJP win 22 seats, says Yeddyurappa, then 'clarifies'

BS Yeddyurappa had made the comments on Wednesday while speaking to reporters in Chitradurga.

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Supreme Court puts on hold order evicting lakhs of forest families, rebukes Centre...

Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold order evicting lakhs of forest families and rebuked Centre for waking up after years.

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Centre releases charter on rights of air travellers

The draft, which was opened for public feedback for a month on May 21, received responses from airlines, the air passengers’ association, airport operators and frequent flyers as well.

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India vs Australia: 2nd T20I report card – Bowling unit lets Virat Kohli & boys...

Chasing 191 for victory, Maxwell hit his ninth six and seventh four in consecutive deliveries to bring up the winning runs for his side with two balls remaining.

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Donald Trump says hopefully India, Pakistan conflict coming to an end

Speaking at a news conference in Vietnam after a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump said he had some “reasonably decent” news from India and Pakistan. He did not elaborate.

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Enemy trying to destabilise us, says PM Modi amid flare up with Pakistan

PM Modi said India will live as one and win as one even as enemies tries to destabilise the country by carrying out terror attacks.

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Bhagwan Lal Sahni, who contested LS polls against George Fernandes, may head NC...

A Nishad community leader, Bhagwan Lal Sahni, had fought against Fernandes on an Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ticket in 2004 and has links with the RSS.

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North India may record 15,000 swine flu cases by February-end

The National Centre for Disease Control has reported 14,803 confirmed cases across states till February 24, with 448 deaths. This is less than half the 1,103 deaths confirmed in all of 2018.

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Amended land bill, passed by Haryana, will impact on Delhi-NCR environment

The changes in the PLPA, passed by Haryana assembly on Wednesday, will also have major implications for Delhi, which is already battling severe air pollution.

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First photo of Pak's F-16 shot down by IAF in aerial dogfight

The F-16 PAF jet was shot down by the IAF on Wednesday after Pakistan violated Indian airspace and attempted to target military establishments.

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PM Narendra Modi video conference live updates: PM Modi to address mega video conference...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday address about one crore people through what the BJP has said will be the “world’s largest video conference” as part of the ruling party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha election scheduled in April-May this year. Follow updates here

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Must respect sovereignty, territorial integrity of all nations: China to Pakist...

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Kerala government to move court questioning Adani's airport bid

The government-owned Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) had participated in the bid till the last minute but Adani Enterprises quoted the highest and won it on Tuesday

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Haryana assembly passes PLPA amendment bill amid protests by opposition

The amendment was passed amid uproar in the Haryana assembly with the opposition Congress and INLD legislators demanding that the bill be sent to an assembly committee for re-examination. Members of the opposition said that the new law will only help real estate developers and mining companies.

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PM Modi's mega video conference with BJP workers soon; Opposition red-flags tim...

The Congress and AAP have criticised the Prime Minister for going ahead with the “Mera Booth, Sabse Mazboot” programme amid the border tension with Pakistan.

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National Herald publisher has to vacate Delhi building, rules high court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered the Associated Journals Ltd to vacate the Herald House premises.

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India vs Australia:Glenn Maxwell names ideal batting position in ODIs after match-winning...

Maxwell bats at number 7 in ODIs and would happily take a promotion in the five-match ODI series starting in Hyderabad on March 2.

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Red alert across all Mumbai Metro stations after heightened security in Delhi s...

On Tuesday, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said in the state legislature that security has been stepped up across the city.

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Nation with you, says Akhilesh to pilot in Pakistan custody

The SP leader, however, criticized the politicization of the situation. “When the all-party meet happened, they were campaigning.

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Fathima Bhutto seeks release of captured IAF pilot

Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured on Wednesday after he ejected safely from his MiG 21 Bison aircraft but landed across the Line of Control.

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IAF airstrike will help BJP win 22 seats, says BS Yeddyurappa; Cong says 'disgu...

Yeddyurappa’s remarks came in for sharp criticism from Congress leaders, who took to Twitter to condemn the statement. Congress’s Karnataka unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao said the BJP leader’s statement was disgusting.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli joins Rohit Sharma at the top of an elite list

Despite Kohli’s heroics, India lost the match by seven wicket to lose the T20I series 0-2.

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'U-turn? I can take C-turn, Z-turn, it's my party': Uddhav Thackeray on BJP-Shiv...

The Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s comments come against the backdrop of the flak the party has been receiving for deciding to ally with the BJP after it had resolved to contest the elections on its own.

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Controversial Chhattisgarh IG Kalluri shunted out from ACB

As per the official orders IG SRP Kalluri has been posted as additional transport commissioner. OP Pal, the 2003 IPS officer who was earlier in this post, has been moved to PHQ as assistant IG Raipur.

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India-Pak tensions Live updates: NSA Ajit Doval and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

India-Pak tensions Live updates: India has asked Pakistan to ensure immediate release and safe return of the IAF pilot who was missing in action after he engaged with Pakistani jets that violated Indian airspace on Wednesday. Follow updates here

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Ajit Doval dials up Mike Pompeo, US backs India's decision to strike Jaish camp:...

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval talked to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the phone on Tuesday night amid tensions between India and Pakistan, news agency ANI reported.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, India retaliates strongly amid tension

At least five Indian soldiers were injured as Pakistan fired mortar shells and missiles across the LoC at several areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

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India vs Australia: 'He helped me a lot' - KL Rahul lauds Rahul Dravid after returning...

Rahul was part of five games for India A against England Lions and scored 89 and 81 in the last two games before scoring a half-century in the first T20I.

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Change in land preservation law leaves Aravallis in peril

The Haryana assembly on Wednesday passed an amendment to the Punjab Land Preservation Act 1900, opening thousands of acres in the Aravallis and Shivalik ranges for real estate development and mining, which could be a major threat to the environment and ecology in Delhi-NCR.

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Jaish camp hit by IAF strike a hub of terror training

JeM chief Masood Azhar’s younger brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and his brother-in-law Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri were among jihadi leaders and clerics who attended the annual conference at Madrassa Teleemul-Quran at Jaba Top in April 2018, according to a report in JeM’s journal al-Qalam, published around the time.

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'Further military activity will escalate situation': US on India-Pakistan tensi...

“We urge both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, including through direct communication. Further military activity will exacerbate the situation,” a State Department spokesperson said.

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State, Centre plans will boost farmers' income by up to 15%

The Telangana government was the first one to roll out a cash transfer scheme for landed farmers. The state’s Rythu Bandhu scheme, launched in May 2018, offers farmers Rs 8,000 per year for every acre of land owned.

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The last time Pakistan captured an Indian pilot was in 1999

While it is not clear how Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, flying a MIG 21, landed in Pakistani territory, what is clear, from official statements from Pakistan and Indian officials who asked not to be named, is that he is in Pakistan’s custody.

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First aerial dogfight in 48 years escalates India-Pakistan tensions

The engagement over the skies of Nowshera in Rajouri district of Jammu Province is the first aerial dogfight between the two air force’s since the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

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Airlines re-route flights as Pakistan closes airspace

Pakistan on Wednesday closed its airspace for commercial flights and suspended flight operations across major airports, including in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, for an indefinite period in the wake of the escalating tensions with India.

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Interlocutor meet boycotted In Nagaland

Three prominent Naga groups, Naga Hoho, Naga Students Federation and Naga Mother’s Association stayed away from meetings with Ravi in Nagaland capital Kohima on Tuesday.

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India's air strike, Pak response step up heat on Twitter

Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan dominated Twitter with 17.39 million conversations about the issue shared on February 26 and 27, according to Bengaluru-based digital marketing agency, Autumn Grey.

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IAF pilot captured by Pakistan is the son of a retired air marshal

Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose capture by Pakistan ratcheted up tensions between the two countries on Wednesday, has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.

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India, Pak claim to shoot down other's aircraft, IAF pilot in Pak custody

Pakistan responded on Wednesday to an Indian air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp the previous day, even as the two sides claimed to have downed the other’s fighter planes, and Pakistan captured an Indian pilot, escalating tensions between the two countries.

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In Pakistan's custody, IAF pilot is all about dignity, courage

India objected to the video put out by Pakistani authorities showing IAF pilot, who landed on the other side of LoC after his plane crashed on Wednesday morning.

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Saradha chit fund case: Supreme Court asks CBI to file affidavit on allegations...

The judges, however, questioned the CBI’s silence for over six months on the alleged tampering of records and said the agency should have come to the court earlier.

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India hands over dossier to Pakistan on Jaish involvement in Pulwama terror att...

The dossier was handed over to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, who was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs to lodge a strong protest over Pakistan Air Force targeting Indian military installations, a day after the Indian counter-terror action against JeM.

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India vs Australia: We were outplayed in all departments - Virat Kohli

Maxwell fired Australia to their maiden T20 series win over India with a sensational hundred, overshadowing India skipper Kohli’s (72 off 38) special effort.

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We must now act with better sense, wisdom: Imran Khan

The aerial engagement raised the stakes in a face-off triggered by the Pulwama attack claimed by Pakistan-based terror group JeM and Khan reiterated his offer of talks and cooperation in an investigation into the assault during a televised address.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah reaches out to miffed UP ally, assures solu...

The Apna Dal counts Patels, an Other Backward Class community, among its core support base in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on forest dwellers' eviction

The Centre submitted the court must interpret the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, under which the claims were rejected, liberally.

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India vs Australia: Marauding Maxwell powers Australia to series win

India had scored 190/4, a commendable total, which could have been bigger had the batsmen not checked their shots and waited too long to open their arms. Besides, being a small ground India could have done well scoring a few more.

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