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Rahul’s high-octane campaign made the difference

Rahul’s high-octane campaign made the difference

New Delhi: While political analysts will debate in the coming days the reasons for the BJP’s setbacks in three Hindi heartland states, the Congress brain trust has an unambiguous answer — Rahul Gandhi’s newfound campaign energy. Congress president Gandhi, once dubbed by critics as a “reluctant politician”, addressed 82 public rallies and seven road shows […]

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Body of missing driver recovered in Rajouri

Body of missing driver recovered in Rajouri

Jammu: A 29-year-old driver, missing since early December, was found dead in Rajouri district, officials said Tuesday. The body of Ram Chander Prakesh, alias Vicky, resident of Siot village of Nowshera, was recovered from a stream near Lamberi village on Monday night, they said, adding that the deceased was missing since December 2. The body […]

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Post snowfall night, temperature dips across Kashmir

Post snowfall night, temperature dips across Kashmir

Srinagar: Night temperatures dropped across all weather stations in Kashmir but stayed above the freezing point at most places even though the valley witnessed snow and rains on Monday, Met officials said here. Srinagar city the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius Monday night, dropping 0.8 degrees compared […]

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BJP writes to Guv, demands security cover for corporators

BJP writes to Guv, demands security cover for corporators

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit Tuesday wrote to Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking security and accommodation of the newly-elected urban local body members belonging to displaced community. “The security and accommodation is a matter of concern for the newly-elected displaced Kashmiri Hindu community members in the Valley. We have raised the issue with […]

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Don’t reveal identities of victims of rape and sexual assault: SC

Don’t reveal identities of victims of rape and sexual assault: SC

Says rape victims are treated as 'untouchables'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said it was “unfortunate” that rape victims were being treated as “untouchables” in society while directing that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to […]

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India has a role in Afghan peace process: Pak

Islamabad: Probably for the first time, Pakistan has acknowledged that India has stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation is necessary for the peace process in the war-torn country. Speaking in the National Assembly on Monday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan alone could not bring peace in Afghanistan as it was a “shared responsibility” […]

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1998 nuclear tests brought respect and understanding for India, says official

Washington: There is a stark difference in India’s relationship with the US since the 1998 nuclear tests and bilateral ties are now very good, the outgoing Indian envoy here has said. Navtej Singh Sarna, India’s Ambassador to the US since November 2016, is retiring later this month after an illustrious career spanning 38 years. In […]

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BJP’s countdown has begun, says J&K Cong

BJP’s countdown has begun, says J&K Cong

Jammu: A large number of Congress workers gathered at the party headquarters in Jammu on Tuesday and danced and raised slogans in support of the party following its good show in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress claimed the election trends and results showed that the countdown […]

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Poll results in five states show political awakening on rise in India: Mehbooba

Poll results in five states show political awakening on rise in India: Mehbooba

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday said the results in the assembly polls to five states have shown that political awakening is on the rise in the country as people have rejected the communal politics. The Congress was on Tuesday set to wrest Rajasthan and Chattisgarh from the BJP which was trailing marginally in […]

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Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for traffic

Banihal: The traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Tuesday after day-long closure due to inclement weather, while the Mughal road and Srinagar-Leh highway remained closed for the second day owing to heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas of the state, officials said. The Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with […]

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