Madras HC sets aside order transferring army man to J&K

CHENNAI: Observing that it is the duty of the Army to motivate youngsters to join the armed forces not only for good salaries but better service conditions, court made the observations when setting aside a transfer order of a havildar to Jammu and Kashmir. Justice S Vimala set aside the order transferring Havildar B Sakthivel from Chennai […]

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SC allows Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31

NEW DELHI: The police chiefs of Punjab and Haryana were allowed by the Supreme Court to continue in office till January 31. The police chiefs — Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) — were due to retire on December 31. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear their pleas seeking modification of the […]

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Canada court grants bail to Huawei CFO Trump might intervene

NEW DELHI: Meng Wanzhou, 46, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant, was granted bail on Tuesday by a Canadian court, a move that could help soothe Chinese anger over her arrest.  Meng Wanzhou, 46, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces US claims that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions, […]

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5 killed including gunman in shooting at altar in Brazil’s Sao Paulo cathedral

NEW DELHI: A gunman opened fire inside the Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas in which at least four people were killed and four others wounded before killing himself at the altar, fire department officials said. “Security cameras show he came in and sat down on his own. A little later he started shooting the people in […]

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US adds PakistanChina to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

NEW DELHI: The United States recently added Pakistan and China to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, meaning the US government is obliged to exert pressure to end freedom violations.  […]

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I take full responsibility for defeat says Shivraj resigns as Madhya Pradesh CM

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said he is ready to take full responsibility for the defeat, accepting that the BJP had not been able to win a majority.  Chouhan said the BJP will not stake claim to form the next government, paving the way for the return of the Congress in crucial […]

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Sonia Gandhi says poll wins Congress is a win over BJP’s negative politics

NEW DELHI: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday described the party’s good showing in the assembly election results.  She said she is happy with the victory and it was a “Congress victory over the BJP’s negative politics”.  Gandhi’s reaction came after the Congress ousted BJP governments in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The three crucial victories are expected to […]

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Winter Session:Prime Minister Modi urges opposition to use Session for public interest

NEW DELHI: In his opening address at the start of winter session,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said political parties must participate in the debate during the winter session “It is important to have a debate… It is all right even if it is a sharp one,” PM Modi told reporters, underlining that the government was ready to discuss […]

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Winter Session: Congress notice for adjournment motion on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: The Indian National Congress is likely to give a notice to move an adjournment motion on the Rafale deal amidst the Parliament Winter Session, on Wednesday reports suggest.  Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, told an all-party meeting convened by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that his party wanted issues related to the Rafale deal […]

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Four Policemen Killed in militant attack in J&K’s Shopian

Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on a police picket in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. A police official said a group of heavily armed militants opened fire at the police in Zainpora village that was set up to protect members of the minority community. The militants after carrying out the deadly attack decamped with four service rifles […]

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