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Jharkhand CM to attend swearing-in ceremony of new president

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th President of India on July 25.

Doval’s visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Dokalam, a Chinese analyst said.

Seven cops thrashed by Army personnel in Kashmir, case filed

Seven policemen were injured in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district today when they were allegedly thrashed by Army personnel at a checkpost, police said.

9 killed as bus carrying pilgrims overturns near Udaipur

The accident occurred near Nehla village, around 10 km from Rajasthan’s lake city Udaipur, when the driver of the private bus lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a two-wheeler, Rajendra Prasad, Superintendent of Police (SP), Udaipur, told

No shame in being transgender, they should have option to choose gender: Parliamentary panel

While there is no shame in being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex or even straight – there is a must shame and dishonour in being a homophobe, a transphobe and a bigot, said the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice And Empowerment.

RS MP elect Vinay Tendulkar to continue as Goa BJP chief

Newly-elected Rajya Sabha member from Goa Vinay Tendulkar will continue to head BJP’s unit in the coastal state till the party relieves him from the post.

Day 2 of Shah’s 3-day Rajasthan tour starts with meeting seers

Shah, accompanied by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and state BJP chief Ashok Parnami among others, met the seers and sought their blessings.

Pentagon urges India, China to engage in direct dialogue free of ‘coercive aspects’

In recent past few years, almost all the Chinese neighbours have been accusing Beijing of coercive tactics to settle border disputes.

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J-K school severely damaged by heavy shelling by Pak

Faquir Dara School in Karmara sector of Poonch district was heavily damaged due to continuous ceasefire violation and shelling from the Pakistani side.

Mobile tariffs to continue to be under forbearance: TRAI

The consultation paper on introduction of 5G is almost ready and will be out soon. Another consultation paper on spectrum auction is also in the pipeline, Sharma said.

AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal booked for molestation

This is the second time that a case of molestation has been lodged against Jarwal. He had been booked, three months ago as well, on charges of misbehaving with a woman.

Govt asks education department to set up alumni associations

In a letter to the Directorate of Education, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the department to draw up a detailed plan to institutionalise alumni associations, meets and events that should be submitted to him by August 11.

Teachers’ photos on school walls to curbabsenteeism, proxies

Ministry sources said that the government is keen on replicating the idea in government schools, especially in rural areas and places where teachers don’t come to school for days but take salary.

3 more swine flu deaths in 48 hrs, toll reaches 327

Mumbai has recorded a total of 250 cases of swine flu in civic-run government hospitals, and five deaths in July alone.

Nehru-Gandhi & Abdullah families responsible for Kashmir crisis BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that National Conference (NC) supremo Farooq Abdullah?s suggestion of involving a third party to resolve Kashmir issue reeks of sheer irresponsibility.