Delhi government cancels Swaraj Parv


New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Delhi government has cancelled its three-day Independence Day celebrations “Swaraj Parv” due to incessant rain, Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday.

“The Swaraj Parv has been cancelled by the government… incessant rain being the reason behind its cancellation,” Jain said…

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Pakistan fires at Indian positions in Jammu


Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Army fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said on Wednesday.

“The Pakistan Army used 120 mm. mortars and automatics to target our positions in Poonch sector of the…

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Modi praises Mulayam for seeking peace in parliament


New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for supporting an end to the continued logjam in parliament.

“The prime minister has expressed gratitude to Mulayam Singh for his efforts and other political parties for helping to break the…

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JD-U campaigns against Modi's DNA remark

Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Tuesday launched a “shabd wapsi” campaign to put pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back his DNA remark directed at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Leaders and activists of the party staged a sit-in across the…

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Goa BJP MLA wants 'matka' gambling legalized

Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) Goa BJP legislator Vishnu Wagh on Tuesday demanded legalization of matka, an illegal but extremely popular form of gambling prevalent in the state and parts of western India.

While arguing that big-moneyed gambling in casinos was legal but matka was not, Wagh said gambling should…

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