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Curb on terror funding happened for first time: Shah

Rohtak (Haryana), Aug 3: BJP President Amit Shah said on Thursday that the action initiated by the central government to stop terror funding in the Kashmir Valley had happened for the first time.
“Regarding finding a solution to the Kashmir problem, the action has been done in that direction only. Never have people who had been doing so much hawala been caught. If any harsh action ha...

 
India will continue to engage with China: Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Aug 3: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that India will continue to engage with China through diplomatic channels to find “mutually acceptable solutions” to the Doklam stand off and also continue consultations and coordination with Bhutan.
Replying to a debate on India’s foreign policy in the Rajya Sabha, Sushma Swaraj - commenting speci...

 
Modi calls Pranab 'father figure', hails his 'wisdom'

New Delhi, Aug 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed profound admiration for former President Pranab Mukherjee and referred to him as a “father figure” and his “mentor”. On the last day of Mukherjee’s Presidency, Modi said in a letter to him that his (Mukherjee’s) “wisdom, guidance and personal warmth” had always given him great confidence...

 
Maoists attack railway station, abduct employee

Patna,  Aug 3: Nearly two dozen armed Maoists attacked a railway station in Bihar’s Jamui district and abducted a railway employee, officials said on Thursday. The man was later freed. A police official said the Maoists surrounded the Bhulai station near Jamui on Wednesday night and seized Muni Mandal, a gateman at a railway crossing. “He was freed within an hour after being ta...

 
India wants friendly ties, but on its own terms: BJP MP

New Delhi, Aug 3: India wants harmonious relations with all countries, including Pakistan, but on its own terms, BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said on Thursday. Participating in a short-duration discussion in the upper house over India’s foreign policy and strategic engagement with partners, Sahasrabuddhe said India’s foreign policy roadmap is “very clear&...

 
Sushma capable, but her service not utilised properly: Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Aug 3: JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying while she was “a very capable minister” her service is “not being utilised properly”.
He also spoke about former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and praised her for her “tactful foreign policy”, which he said “is missing now”.
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Congress slams government's handling of foreign policy

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Congress on Thursday attacked the government in the Rajya Sabha on its handling of foreign policy issues, especially the military stand-off with China, and said national security and the country’s interest were in danger on account of it. Initiating a debate on foreign policy in the House, senior member Anand Sharma demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

 
Searches on Karnataka Minister, kin, aides continue

Bengaluru, Aug 3: Income Tax (IT) officials resumed simultaneous searches in the premises of tainted Karnataka Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar, his relatives and friends in the city, his constituency at Kanakapura and at Mysuru in the state, said an official on Thursday. “Our teams have resumed the search operations at many places in the city, Kanakapura, Mysuru and New Delhi. They are sc...

 
Ahluwalia demands political dialogue

New Delhi, Aug 3: BJP MP S.S. Ahluwalia on Thursday called for a political dialogue for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Darjeeling and urged the West Bengal government to avoid repressive measures. Ahluwalia, the Lok Sabha member from Darjeeling, also urged the agitating political parties and groups in the hill district to come forward for the dialogue. “As an MP, I urge Chief Minist...

 
Mehbooba, Army pay tribute to soldiers killed in Shopian attack

Srinagar, Aug 3: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti joined the Army on Thursday in paying tributes to two soldiers, including a Major, killed in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the Chief Minister along with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General J.S. Sandhu and officials from...

 
Sushma chides Rahul for meeting Chinese Ambassador

New Delhi, Aug 3: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for meeting Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui last month, amid the Doklam border stand off instead of trying to understand the situation from the Indian government. “I was very saddened that the opposition instead of considering the point of view of the Indian government, wen...

 
Kalyani Rafael opens Hyderabad facility to make Spike missiles

Hyderabad, Aug 3: Israel’s leading defence company Rafael along with India’s Kalyani Strategic Systems will manufacture Spike, the anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), at their state-of-the-art facility which was inaugurated here on Thursday. Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems will develop the...

 
RSS icons in Haryana university syllabus

Chandigarh, Aug 3: The teachings of late RSS ideologue M.S. Golwalkar, Deendayal Upadhyay and V.D. Savarkar will form part of the curriculum of the Central University of Haryana and will inculcate “nationalism” among students, the varsity said on Thursday.
The centrally-funded university said it has also decided to include teachings of Swami Vivekanand, Rabindranath Tagore, Day...

 
2 army men, 2 militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 3: An Indian Army Major and a soldier were killed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen, which earlier lost two of its men to security forces in Kulgam district, officials said. The Hizbul claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army patrol in Zaipora village which left Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal S...

 
Dilip Kumar doing well in hospital

Mumbai, Aug 3: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, admitted to the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre here for dehydration, is recovering. “Dilip Sir is doing well. He will remain under observation for a couple of days. Sairaji (his wife and actress) is with him,” Saira Banu’s manager Murshid told IANS. The 94-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night. “He was...

 
UP bans big flower bouquets, gifts in government events

Lucknow,  Aug 3: Following the suggestion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that people should only give books and single rose as gifts to him, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday issued a government order emulating this. Principal Secretary, Information, Avanish Kumar Awasthi said that from now, in all government functions, big and small, instead of big and expensive flower bouquets, ...

 
Body of Christian priest who died in Scotland reaches Kerala

Kochi, Aug 3: The body of a Christian priest who was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Scotland on June 25 arrived here on Thursday. The body of Martin Xavier was received at the airport by his family and Church leaders. It was later taken to his hometown in Alappuzha. His funeral will be held on Friday.
Xavier belonged to the CMI congregation of the Catholic Church and...

 
Against all odds: Where poetry is passion and not profession

New Delhi, Aug 3: At a time when the English publishing industry is booming in the country, writers in Indian languages claim that it is difficult for them to make a living through writing alone. But this has neither subdued their interest nor do they ever plan to quit writing, even if that means writing for a single reader. The past two decades have seen a sustained growth in the consumption o...

 
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Maoists attack railway station, abduct employee
 International News
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 State-1
AJYCP stages protest against big dam construction
Stalemate over payment of compensation to land owners resolved
Oikya Sena Asom stages NH-39 blockade
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