Sikkim won’t politicise religion, nor have dynastic politics: CM

Namchi (Sikkim), March 5  Sikkim’s five-term Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said his state will never politicise religion, nor will it indulge in dynastic politics, in effect distancing it from both the BJP and the Congress for the upcoming assembly and parliamentary elections. “In 25 years of SDF government, no one has died in the […]

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Traders-called protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 5  A protest shutdown called by traders affected normal life across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday The shutdown was called against the Centre’s ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and the subsequent arrests of nearly 200 of its cadres.  The protesting traders said the shutdown was also for the protection of Articles […]

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AgustaWestland: Court adjourns recording of Rajiv Saxena’s statement

New Delhi, March 5  A Delhi court on Tuesday adjourned the recording of a statement by Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena, who wants to become an approver in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal adjourned the recording till Wednesday. Saxena has said that he would make a full disclosure of […]

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Amendments in arbitration bill will be terrible mistake: Lord Goldsmith

New Delhi, March 5 The Indian government will be making a mistake if the proposed amendments to the arbitration are cleared as certain categories of professionals — for instance, doctors – will be barred from acting as arbitrators, Lord Goldsmith, the former Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland has said. He appreciated the […]

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Traders-called protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 5  A protest shutdown called by traders affected normal life across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday The shutdown was called against the Centre’s ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and the subsequent arrests of nearly 200 of its cadres.  The protesting traders said the shutdown was also for the protection of Articles […]

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Navy chief warns of seaborne terror strikes

New Delhi, March 5  Observing that India is facing state-sponsored terrorism, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday warned about terrorists being trained to carry out attacks even via sea route. Addressing the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue, Admiral Lanba without taking names hit out at Pakistan for abetting terrorists, who carried out the February 14 Pulwama […]

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There are practical hurdles: Congress on CPI-M overtures in Bengal

Kolkata, March 5 Giving a guarded response to the CPI-M’s announcement that it would avoid a mutual contest in the six West Bengal Lok Sabha seats currently held by it and the Congress, the state Congress on Monday said while it saw no reason to “discourage” them, there were practical hurdles which needed to be […]

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