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On Facebook, couple livestreams moral policing by Kerala cops

On Facebook, couple livestreams moral policing by Kerala cops

A young Kerala couple went live on Facebook as two police personnel allegedly try to moral police them over their “indecent” behaviour. The youngsters, who are not married, were questioned by police on Tuesday when they were sitting in the museum park in Thiruvananthapuram, for sitting “indecently”. Irked by the questioning, the two live streamed […]

Andhra Pradesh: Revenue official found in possession of Rs 5-crore assets

A revenue official in Andhra Pradesh was found in possession of alleged illegal assets worth more than Rs 5 crore, including Rs 41 lakh in new currency notes on Wednesday , Anti-Corruption Bureau said. Raids on the residential premises of B T V Rama Rao, a Tehsildar posted at Bheemili in the district, and his […]

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India blames China for lack of consensus on Masood Azhar, says burden of proof against Jaish chief not on New Delhi

India on Wednesday dismissed China’s contention that it has not furnished enough evidence against Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar, with foreign secretary S Jaishankar telling senior Chinese officials that the burden of proof is not on New Delhi. China’s efforts to block moves to sanction Azhar at the UN, despite its “principled” stand on counter-terrorism, was […]

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Small towners to pay less for health insurance than metro dwellers

Gita from Kanpur will pay a lower premium for health insurance products than sister Sita in New Delhi or cousin Nita in Mumbai. She gains from differential pricing that private insurers intend to introduce for their health insurance products, charging less from people living in smaller cities, where medical bills are significantly lower than the […]

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Three soldiers, civilian killed in militant attack in Kashmir’s Shopian

Three soldiers and a woman were killed when militants ambushed an army patrol in Shopian area of south Kashmir, police said on Thursday, the third such strike against troops in Jammu and Kashmir in less than 10 days. While the army did confirm the strike, it didn’t say anything about casualties. A spokesperson said details […]

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More 100 and 500 rupee notes to be circulated as small change remains an issue

More 100- and 500-rupee banknotes are set to be pumped into the economy after the government shelved plans to reintroduce Rs 1,000 bills, which were scrapped during last November’s demonetisation drive. The shock recall of 500- and 1,000-rupee notes sucked out 86% of the money in circulation in a cash-driven economy. The cash crunch forced […]

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Burhan Wani’s death a ‘turning point’ in Kashmir: Sartaj Aziz

The killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was a “turning point” for Kashmir, Pakistan’s top diplomat on Saturday claimed in as he termed the ensuing violence in the Valley an “indigenous youth-led movement” triggered by India’s “misguided efforts” to change the state’s demography. Pakistan prime minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said this at […]

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Will Sasikala take charge as Tamil Nadu CM? AIADMK leaders to meet today

The legislators of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK will attend a crucial meeting on Sunday afternoon amid speculations that party general secretary VK Sasikala may replace O Panneerselvam as the chief minister of the state. Party sources indicated that a leadership change could not be ruled out, but refrained from making any official statement. AIADMK spokesperson […]

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Security forces gun down two militants in north Kashmir’s Sopore

Two suspected militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on a highway in the Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, security officials said. Local reports said one of the militants was a local commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and the other was a foreigner. Police officials said they were […]

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From pink turban to bandhgala, here’s what fashion experts think of Modi’s R-Day wear

India celebrated its 68th Republic Day on Thursday, with the annual parade displaying the beauty and might of the nation at Rajpath. Despite all the pomp and colour on the parade ground, a particularly hard-to-miss sight was that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his sartorial choice for the occasion. Modi chose to go with […]

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