NC, PDP, Cong for concurrent polls in J&K

Srinagar, March 4  All the mainstream political parties, which met the Election Commission (EC) team here on Monday, have favoured holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and the Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir. Senior leaders of the National Conference (NC) including Ali Muhammad Sagar, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan and Nasir Aslam Wani, the Peoples Democratic […]

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‘Criminal Justice’, ‘Hostages’ remakes to land on Hotstar

Mumbai, March 4 The Indian remakes of British television drama “Criminal Justice” and Israeli crime thriller “Hostages” will air on OTT platform Hotstar. Apart from these, “The Office” and “City of Dreams” are a part of the initial slate from Applause Entertainment for Hotstar Specials. Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia’s “Criminal Justice”, will feature Vikrant Massey, […]

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AI begins reading news, creates job loss scare for journalists

New Delhi, March 4  As China’s Two Sessions – the country’s biggest political meetings of the year – kicked off on Sunday, state-run news agency Xinhua chose “Xin Xiaomeng” to make a one-minute video presentation, debuting the agency’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered news anchor and triggering renewed concerns among journalists. Co-developed by Xinhua and tech […]

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1.5 kg snake venom powder seized in Bengal, one arrested

Kolkata, March 4 The Border Security Force has seized 1.5 kg of snake venom powder from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, a BSF officer said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers conducted a joint raid with the forest department officials in Malda’s Gazole area on Sunday night and intercepted […]

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Wait, watch & take time: CRPF’s new anti-terror strategy for J&K

New Delhi, March 4  To prevent Pulwama-like suicide attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed and casualties in anti-terror operations in Jammu & Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has “revised” its combat strategy to “wait, watch and take time” and issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Over 55,000 CRPF personnel deployed in […]

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NIA probe: Videos of Light Series, preachers Musa Cerantonio, Anwar al-Awlaki were used to influence IS sympathisers

New Delhi, March 4 Islamic State (IS) sympathisers were using videos of Light Series on YouTube, a Yemen preacher and writer Anwar Al-Awlaki in the Al-Qaeda magazine, ‘Inspire’, and controversial Australian preacher Musa Cerantonio to motivate people to join them, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said in a chargesheet filed in a Delhi court recently. […]

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Modi, NDA leaders to address TN rally on March 6

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), March 4  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally at Kelambakkam, near Chennai, on Wednesday, Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has said. The rally will also be attended by leaders of other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties from Tamil Nadu, including All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) […]

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Rajnath to unveil high-tech security system on India-Bangladesh border

Guwahati, March 4  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Tuesday inaugurate the BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) project on the India-Bangladesh border in Assam’s Dhubri district to ensure surveillance in areas with adverse terrain. The Border Security Force (BSF) is responsible for safeguarding the 4,096-km-long border, which has border fencing on most […]

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Modi, NDA leaders to address TN rally on March 6

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), March 4  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally at Kelambakkam, near Chennai, on Wednesday, Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has said. The rally will also be attended by leaders of other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties from Tamil Nadu, including All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) […]

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