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Pak-origin UK woman tracks ‘deserter’ Indian husband to Kerala, gets alimony

An Indian hailing from Kerala, who deserted his Pakistani-origin British wife and married again, was traced by the woman to his home town in Malappuram district and made to pay alimony after a long and arduous legal procedure on Thursday. While doing his MBA in London, Noushad Hussain, from Chavakkad in the district, befriended a […]

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NIA arrests wanted fake currency trafficker from West Bengal

A man wanted in a case of trafficking of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has been arrested by NIA officials from West Bengal’s Malda area. Mohammed Ashraful, was wanted in a case registered initially by the Kerala Police pertaining to the seizure of high quality FICN having face value of Rs 67,000 from migrant labourers […]

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NSG black cats, Tejas, Dhanush add sheen to Republic Day parade

The best of Indian defence — the ‘black cat’ commandos and indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas and 155-mm Dhanush artillery gun — made their debut at the 68th Republic Day parade here on Thursday. A contingent of about 140 ‘black cat’ commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG), clad in black overalls, balaclava […]

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Tension in Kolkata as Bengal govt deals with minor communal clashes

Alampur, a locality in Metiabruz area on the outskirts of Kolkata, has been under Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) since January 23 evening. According to the city police, “unlawful assembly” of more than four people is restricted as a few members of a community erected road blocks in the area, leading to […]

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After four months, jawan Chandu Chavan returns from Pakistan traumatised and incoherent

“He was like a child who has been lost. It took him several hours to realise he was back home in India. He needed help even to walk,’’ an army official said of the Indian soldier who was returned by Pakistan after four months in captivity. Chandu Babulal Chavan, who was handed over to India […]

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‘Rawat sang dawat’: Uttarakhand CM to dine with Congress workers before election

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat will have lunch and dinner with Congress party workers during his state-wide yatra with an aim to connect with the party’s cadre ahead of the state polls. The idea of Rawat dining with his party workers was put forth by election strategist Prashant Kishor in an attempt to motivate the […]

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Railways suspects sabotage behind recent train derailments

A day after railways minister Suresh Prabhu wrote to home minister Rajnath Singh seeking National Investigation Agency (NIA) probes into recent train derailments, Railway Board member (Traffic) Mohammed Jamshed said on Wednesday 45 derailments in the current fiscal could have been “sabotage” cases. Even as the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has not submitted its […]

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Army soldier who strayed into Pakistan may have crossed LoC knowingly

Preliminary investigations into the circumstances in which the Indian soldier crossed over into Pakistan have revealed that the jawan may have wilfully crossed the Line of Control (LoC) after an altercation with his superiors. India has maintained that Chandu Chavan had ‘inadvertently’ strayed across the LoC. Chavan was found missing from his post in the […]

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BMC polls: Spotted code of conduct being violated? Tell EC on this app

See candidates distributing freebies and cash, promoting themselves through paid news or violating the poll code in any other way? There’s now an app you can use to report it. For the first time, the State Election Commission (SEC) has created a mobile application, Citizen on Portal (COP), to help citizens report violations of the […]

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Republic Day: Delhi turns into a fortress, stray animals too under watch

Every year, Republic Day turns New Delhi into a fortress, with threats of a terrorist attack peak to a frenzy. This time, even the scrawny street mongrel is not above suspicion. It is that time of the year when an extra-alert intelligence bureau believes anything that moves cannot be trusted — drones, kites, animals, trucks […]

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