Akhilesh writes to Modi for financial help for farmers

Lucknow, Feb 9  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister  has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for early release of Rs.4,741 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for farmers who suffered hailstorm damage to crops in 2015.
The chief minister has in a letter drawn Modi’s attention to…

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PM, army chief visit Siachen avalanche survivor at hospital

New Delhi, Feb 9  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and army chief General Dalbir Singh visited the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) here to get update on the condition of the soldier who was found alive six days after being buried under an avalanche at Siachen glacier.

The soldier, Lance Naik…

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Separatists call for shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Srinagar, Feb 9  A protest shutdown called by the separatists on the third death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Tuesday adversely affected life across the Kashmir Valley as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city.

Shops, public transport, and other business establishments remained closed here and…

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Headley deposes before Mumbai court for second day

Mumbai, Feb 9 (PTI) Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today continued his deposition for the second consecutive day before a court here.

Headley, appearing from an undisclosed location via video conferencing, continued to spill the beans on LeT involvement with the 26/11 terror attacks.

In his first deposition…

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BJP will be vanquished in Assam polls: Gogoi

Guwahati, Feb 9  As the Mughals were crushed in the battle of Saraighat, the BJP will be vanquished in the forthcoming assembly elections in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Gogoi said the elections will be a showdown between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the NDA…

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