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Afghanisatan: 29 Killed In Attack On Jawadya Mosque, Herat

A suicide bomber and a gunman killed at least 29 people and wounded 63 at a packed Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city of Herat Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight the country’s deteriorating security situation. The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to Afghanistan’s …

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Supreme Court: ‘Impossible To Use Aadhaar To Track Citizens’

It is virtually impossible to use Aadhaar to track citizens, the agency that has issued the identification number to millions of Indians told the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, said there were safeguards built into the law and its systems to ensure that …

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Death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbs to 213

Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains. The death toll in Gujarat state jumped from Wednesday’s total of 123 as waters recede from low-lying areas, allowing workers to reach remote spots where …

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Pistol woman held for selling illegal weapons for 15 years

An absconding woman who sold illegal weapons for 15 years has been arrested on Sunday. Delhi Police’s special cell also seized 14 pistols and 14 magazines from her. The woman was declared absconding in 2014, according to officers of Delhi Police. According to India Today, she is identified as Mobai …

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‘Mann Ki Baat’: Relief Operations, the Quit India movement and lower Prices due to GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday exhorted people to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India movement by launching a mass movement of their own against “filth poverty, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism”. “Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan of ‘do or die’ when he saw the intensity of freedom movement …

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This Raksha Bandhan  Amethi women to get toilets as gifts

It is going to be a different Raksha Bandhan for the women in Amethi this year. The district committee for sanitation has launched a programme called ‘Anokhi Amethi Ka Anokha Bhai’ under which men have registered themselves to gift a toilet to their sisters. According to Apurva Dubey, the chief …

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Telangana: 13-year-old girl takes life over test marks

A girl studying in class IX, committed suicide by hanging at her residence, under the West Marredpally police station limits. According to the police inspector Uma Maheshwar Rao of Marredpally, “The girl was depressed as she had scored less marks in her tests since she was not able to attempt …

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‘Brothers-In-Arms For Peace’: CRPF’s  strong message becomes Twitter’s new hope

The photographs of a jawan reciting namaz, while his colleague stands guard, tweeted by the Srinagar unit of the Central Reserve Police Force, have gained widespread attention on social media. Hundreds have applauded the pictures, captioned “Brothers-in-arms for peace”, calling them a wonderful example of amity in the forces. Incidents …

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Kurla: Postman suspended over 14,000 undelivered letters for 2 years

This month, Kurla residents have been receiving posts on Sundays, the one day of the week when men in khaki, lugging large paper and parcel filled sacks, are not seen. At the post office, a simple equation makes it clear why. Twenty-two postmen are racing against time to deliver 14,000 …

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An open letter to PM Modi: Armed Forces veterans write Condemning targeting of Muslims, Dalits

Highlighting the recent attacks on Muslims and Dalits in the country, the veterans of the Indian Armed Forces have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their distress and condemning the relentless vigilantism of the self-appointed protectors of Hinduism.  The letter has been signed by 114 veterans of …

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