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Man sentenced to life in prison in dowry death case

Man sentenced to life in prison in dowry death case

Pratapgarh (UP), Mar 7 (PTI) A local court has awarded life imprisonment to a man for killing his wife for dowry in 2015 Additional Sessions Judge, Madhu Dogra, on Saturday also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the convict Ajay Kumar Patel. The FIR was registered by the victim’s father, who said Patel and […]

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Second part of Parliament’s Budget session from Monday

Second part of Parliament’s Budget session from Monday

New Delhi, Mar 7 (PTI) The month-long second part of the Budget session of Parliament begins on Monday in the middle of a high octane campaign for assembly elections in four states and one UT. The main focus of the government in the second part of the session is to get the various demands for […]

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Shab-e-Meraj: No night-long congregational prayers at Hazratbal shrine

Shab-e-Meraj: No night-long congregational prayers at Hazratbal shrine

Srinagar, Mar 07: There will be no night-long prayers on the eve of Shab-e-Meraj (March 11) at the revered shrine of Hazratbal, Srinagar, the Shrine Management officials said Sunday. They said that second round of deliberations took place on Saturday in which it was decided that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, it won’t be […]

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Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

Bangkok, Mar 7 (AP) The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway military leaders inured to global condemnation. The challenge is made doubly difficult by fears of harming […]

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Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait

Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait

Muzaffarnagar, Mar 7 (PTI) Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has said their agitation will continue till the three contentious agriculture laws are withdrawn. He was speaking in Ramrajn town here to mark the completion of 100 days of farmers’ protests at the Delhi borders against the central farm legislations. The farmers are demanding a complete withdrawal […]

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COVID-19: India records 18,711 new cases

COVID-19: India records 18,711 new cases

New Delhi, Mar 7 (PTI) The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to […]

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ACB registers FIR in Rs 1,000-cr loan default case, conducts raids

ACB registers FIR in Rs 1,000-cr loan default case, conducts raids

Jammu, Mar 7 (PTI) The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Saturday registered a case against the top officials of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Housing Corporation (JKCHC), including its former managing director, in a Rs 1,000 crore loan default case, officials said. Searches were conducted after obtaining warrants from the court at the residential premises of JKCHCL […]

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Admin begins drive to collect biometric details, verification of Rohingyas

Admin begins drive to collect biometric details, verification of Rohingyas

Jammu, Mar 6 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday began a drive to collect biometric and other details of Rohingyas staying in Jammu, officials said. The Rohingyas are a Bengali-dialect speaking Muslim minority in Myanmar. Following persecution in their country, many of them entered India illegally through Bangladesh and took shelter in Jammu […]

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18 travellers among 79 fresh cases, one corona death reported in JK

18 travellers among 79 fresh cases, one corona death reported in JK

Srinagar, Mar 6: Eighteen travellers were among 79 new covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir even as one person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday. 18 of the cases were from Jammu Division and 61 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total count to 126932, officials said. Moreover, […]

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Centres asks states witnessing spike in COVID-19 cases to accelerate vaccination

Centres asks states witnessing spike in COVID-19 cases to accelerate vaccination

New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI) The Centre has asked states and union territories witnessing surge in new COVID-19 cases and high active caseload to continue with the strategy of “test, track and treat” that had yielded rich dividends at the height of the pandemic and accelerate vaccination for priority population groups in districts reporting higher […]

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