New Delhi, Feb 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to personally receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, at the Palam airport here. Prince Mohammed, who came to India a day after his visit to Pakistan, was received Modi with a warm […]

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Bengaluru, Feb 19 : IAF pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the ‘Aero India 2019’ air show begins on Wednesday. “Gandhi sustained fatal injuries while two other aircrew, Wing Commander V.T Shelke and […]

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Chennai, Feb 19 : The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the state. Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam told the media here: “Under the AIADMK-led alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha […]

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Bengaluru, Feb 19 : Condemning the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district that had left 40 CRPF troopers dead, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday urged Pakistan to end support to terror groups operating on its soil. “Pakistan should end support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on […]

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New Delhi, Feb 20 : As part of efforts to ramp up the party organisation in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed six AICC secretaries to assist party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia. A party release said that Zubair Khan, Kumar Ashish, and Bajirao […]

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New Delhi, Feb 19 : UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, party sources said on Tuesday, seeking to end speculation of her retirement. “She will be contesting the polls from Rae Bareli,” said the source. There is speculation of Sonia […]

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Mumbai, Feb 19 : A day after the NDA constituents, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, finalised a pre-poll deal for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly elections, suspense continued over the latter’s demand on Tuesday for the Chief Minister’s post. Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray, the son of Sena chief Uddhav […]

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Jammu, Feb 19 : Curfew was relaxed in phases on Tuesday in Jammu city as authorities said no untoward incident occurred anywhere during the relaxation period. Authorities relaxed curfew in some areas of Jammu city for two hours from 11.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. This included Peer Mitha, City Chowk and Nawabad in north areas […]

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Kolkata, Feb 19 : In a major reshuffle, Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Tuesday took charge as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner. He replaced Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajeev Kumar, a statement issued by the state’s Home and Hills Affairs Department said. Kumar, who had taken […]

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