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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar contradicts defence minister, says surgical

New Delhi: The army had carried out "target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations" across the LoC in the past too but this is for the first time the government has gone public about it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said on Tuesday, in remarks that appear to contradict the Defence Minister's claim.


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AIMPLB, other Muslim groups reject law panel move on uniform civil code

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and many other organisations associated with the Muslim community, have opposed the Law Commission's questionnaire exploring the possibility of a Uniform Civil...


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Effigy of PM Modi, Amit Shah burnt at JNU campus as 'Ravana'

New Delhi: Congress-affiliated NSUI celebrated Dussehra in its own different way by burning the effigy of PM Narendra Modi as Ravan, saying that it was a protest against the Centre's "failure" in honouring its promises.


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Masood Azhar wants Pakistan to 'open the path' for terrorism against India

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar has asked the Pakistani government "to open the path" for terrorism and jihadist groups so that they can accelerate their operations against India.


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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat backs gau rakshaks, praises Army

Nagpur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat openly backed the "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) on Tuesday and called them "good people".


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RSS bids adieu to khaki shorts, switches to trousers

Nagpur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers on Tuesday said goodbye to their trademark khaki shorts and formally donned their new uniform on the occasion of the organisation's foundation day.


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Former Baloch CM: India, Pakistan using us to play politics

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is using the issue of Kashmir to play politics and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using the issue of Balochistan to do the same, a former chief minister of Pakistan's beleaguered province at an event in Karachi on Sunday.


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China: India pursuing 'political gains' in seeking to ban Pak-based terrorist

China has made its support to Pakistan very clear today by accusing India of pursuing "political gains in the name of counter-terrorism." The comment has been made in reference to India seeking to ban Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar.


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'Khoon ki Dalali' jibe: Rahul Gandhi says supports surgical strikes, not using

New Delhi: After accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing "dalali" (trade) over the blood shed by Indian soldiers on Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said he was against using Army in political posters by the Bharatiya Janata Party.


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Kejriwal congratulates media for surgical strikes proof, yet wants govt to

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has congratulated Indian media for finding some proof of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in PoK region and thereby "exposing" Pakistan's false propaganda.


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'Sell-by date' of Pakistan's anachronistic approach on Kashmir long over: India

The "sell-by date" of Pakistan's "anachronistic approach" is long over and the country should "abandon" its "futile quest" for Kashmir , India said at the UN while rebutting Islamabad's allegations that New Delhi is escalating the current situation.


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About 100 terrorists preparing to infiltrate into India, Pak Army protecting

New Delhi: Almost 100 terrorists are being prepped in launch pads, under the protection of Pakistani infantry, to cross the Line of Control (LoC) and launch attacks in India.


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Surgical Strikes: Indian Army keen on releasing video footage, PM Modi to take

Amidst all the debates over the authenticity of the recent surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line on Control (LoC), the Indian Army has reportedly expressed its desire to release the footage of the September 29 strikes.


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BJP slams Kejriwal, Chidambaram for asking for proof of Army's surgical strike

The BJP today attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader P Chidambaram for asking for the video evidence of the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir last week.


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Kejriwal urges PM Modi to prove Pak's lying and strikes took place

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new video to "prove Pakistan's false propaganda" about the surgical strikes that were conducted by the army across the Line of Control last week.


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Will take some days to bring back soldier in Pak captivity: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said it will take "some days" to bring back Army soldier Chandu Babulal Chavan, who is in Pakistan's custody after inadvertently crossing the Line of Control, and a "well-established" mechanism has been activated to secure his release.


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India dismisses UN's remarks that no firing was 'directly observed' along LoC

India has dismissed remarks made by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) "has not directly observed any firing across the LoC related to the latest incidents", a reference to the surgical strikes conducted by India on September 29 targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.


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Hafiz Saeed: PM Modi staged surgical strike 'drama' amid domestic pressure

Hafiz Saeed, chief of to Jamaat-Ud-Dawah (JUD), an Islamic charity linked to outlawed militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that New Delhi staged "surgical strike" drama following domestic pressure on Indian PM to retaliate after 19 soldiers were killed in an attack on an army base in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir.


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India carries out surgical strikes targeting terrorist camps across LoC

New Delhi: India has carried out surgical strikes targeting "launch pads" for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC), the Army said in a press conference on Thursday. It was revealed during a media briefing at the Ministry of External Affairs that the strike was carried out on Wednesday night.


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PM Modi's meet to review Most Favoured Nation status to Pak postponed

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting to discuss Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan has been postponed to next week. The PM instead chaired an urgent review of security arrangements along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan violated the ceasefire yesterday.


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Pakistan isolated? After India, more countries pull out of Islamabad SAARC

It seems finally Pakistan is getting isolated as after India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, saying the environment is not right for the successful holding of the meet.


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Senior AAP leader Shakeel-ur Rahman quits party, calls Kejriwal anti-Muslim

In another big blow for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a senior leader of the party, Shakeel-ur-Rahman, today resigned from the party. He was party's sector in-charge, Assembly spokesman as well as a very well known and popular leader.


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Katju's 'Bihar-Kashmir package deal' remark causes outrage

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju sure knows how to stay in the limelight. His recent comment apparently denigrating Bihar has kicked up a political storm, with some political leaders on Tuesday calling it a fit case of sedition and demanding for his arrest.


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India to rethink 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan, PM Modi calls

New Delhi: Maintaining its tough stance against Pakistan after the Uri terror attack, India will now look into whether to withdraw Most Favoured Nation status to that country. In this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with top officials on Thursday for a review.


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Sushma Swaraj all set to give 'stinging reply' to Pakistan in UN speech

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will give a stinging response to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's "tirade" on Kashmir at the UN General Assembly and attack the country for using terrorism as an "instrument of state policy," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters.


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Indus waters treaty to remain, but India has an ace up its sleeve

New Delhi: India has ruled out cancelling the Indus Waters Treaty With Pakistan, but the government is reportedly looking into ways of increasing its use of waters that flow from India but are controlled by Pakistan, which Islamabad is not going to like.


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Rahul Gandhi blames BJP-RSS after shoe attack during UP roadshow

Sitapur: Rahul Gandhi blamed the BJP and the RSS after he was attacked with a shoe during a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The shoe missed him narrowly after which the attacker was arrested.


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Navtej Sarna appointed India's ambassador to the US

New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna has been appointed as ambassador to the US. This will be a high-profile posting for Sarna where he will face the task of engaging with a new administration in Washington following the November 8 Presidential poll.


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Vishal Dadlani apologises to Jain monk Tarun Sagar in person

Chandigarh: Music composer Vishal Dadlani, who was slammed for his sarcastic tweet on Jain monk Tarun Sagar last month, today met the spiritual leader at his ashram in Chandigarh to offer his latest apology, in person.


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Mulayam calls parliamentary board meeting to diffuse SP crisis

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has called the party's parliamentary board meeting on Friday to end the crisis. On Wednesday, during a function in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav...


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