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19.06.2018, 5:15 PM
The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu-Kashmir on Tuesday, three years after the two parties came together following a hung verdict in 2015. The decision to end the alliance came on the day J&K BJP ministers arrived in New Delhi to meet party president Amit Shah. Minutes after the announcement was made, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti handed her resignation to Governor NN Vohra.
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15.06.2018, 1:00 PM

The Central Intelligence Agency, in its recent edition of the ‘World Factbook’, has named the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal as “religious militant organisations”. The agency, the intelligence wing of the US government, has categorised them under “political pressure groups”, defined as organisations that are involved in politics or that exert political pressure but whose leaders do not stand for legislative election.

The CIA also lists the RSS, Hurriyat Conference and Jamiat Ulema-e Hind among the political pressure groups in India. The RSS has been defined as a “nationalist organisation”, the Hurriyat Conference as a “separatist group” and the Jamiat Ulema-e Hind a “religious organisation”.

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11.06.2018, 4:59 PM

New Delhi: Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh is back with another contentious statement, this time pertaining to the Taj Mahal, one of the most popular historical monuments in the country as well as one of the ‘seven wonders’ of the world. As per the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who represents Balia constituency from Uttar Pradesh, names of roads, monuments and memorials built by Muslim rulers in India should be changed.

With that logic in mind, Singh reportedly suggested that the Taj Mahal should be renamed to ‘Ram Mahal’  or ‘Krishna Mahal, or as per his own preference, ‘ Rashtrabhakt Mahal’. He even reportedly proposed the idea that the Victoria Palace in Kolkata should be renamed ‘Janki Palace’. Speaking to reporters, Singh reasoned that monuments built by Muslim rulers should not be razed down as they were built using resources available in India. 

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11.06.2018, 1:18 PM

Six students and a teacher were killed in a bus accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Kannauj city in Uttar Pradesh, early Monday morning. Two children were rushed to the hospital and are in a critical condition. The victims children were run over by a bus on the expressway.

The incident took place at around 4:00 am when the kids were traveling from Sant Kabirnagar district to Haridwar. “The accident occurred when students were filling diesel from one bus to another, and were run over by a bus, which was passing by. As of now seven person including a teacher and students have died, while two others are injured,” the police spokesperson said.

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01.06.2018, 4:19 PM
JODHPUR: BJP MLA from Alwar, Gyan Dev Ahuja, has had no competition when it comes to making foot-in-the-mouth statements. Apparently, he now has competition from another MLA of the saffron brigade—Arjun Lal Garg of Bilara. Addressing a gathering of Dewasi community on Wednesday, the MLA had some sage advice for community members: “Stop peddling drugs. It’s a non-bailable offence. Instead, smuggle gold for which you can easily obtain bail.”

Predictably, the video addressing the gathering went viral and clearly showed him giving this suggestion to the community. Garg’s advice follows the answer he received for a question raised in the assembly on the number of prisoners cooling their heels in Jodhpur jail for crimes under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic (NDPS) Act. He, however
,could not be contacted for comments. Sources said that he had left for Ladakh on a leisure tour.
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30.05.2018, 11:24 PM

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali on Wednesday launched a new swadeshi messaging application called Kimbho to compete with WhatsApp, ANI reported

"Now Bharat will speak. After launching SIM cards, Baba Ramdev has launched a new messaging application called Kimbho. Now Whats App will be given competition. Our own #SwadeshiMessagingplatform. Download it directly from Google Play store," Patanjali's spokesperson SK Tijarawala tweeted.

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30.05.2018, 7:57 PM
 Ambala:  Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij today said that it should mandatory for everyone to spend time with the RSS. His remarks come amid the controversy over former President Pranab Mukherjee's decision to attend an RSS meet.
"The RSS is a nationalist
 organisation," the minister tweeted in Hindi.
"It should be made mandatory for all people of the country to spend some time with the
sangh. Many problems of the country will be solved," he added.
The tweet, however, made no direct mention of
Mr Mukherjee's decision to attend the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh event.
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29.05.2018, 6:49 PM

Some reports Monday said Baba Ramdev’s company Patanjali was planning to enter the telecom sector and had announced a special partnership with BSNL for special Swadeshi SIMs with a new Rs 144 plan. However, it has been confirmed today that the so-called BSNL and Patanjali tie-up is only for employees of the company and linked organisations. Patanjali and Baba Ramdev are not entering the telecom sector to launch their own SIM cards.

According to a press release from Patanjali, the new BSNL plan of Rs 144 will give its employees unlimited calls on local and STD, roaming on all sectors, 2GB of data per day along with 100 SMS free per day. However, the plan is limited to just employees of the company.

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28.05.2018, 11:06 PM
NEW DELHI: IndiGo is soon going to launch 20 new flights across its network. From July 1, it will operate a second daily flight between Bengaluru and Varanasi; Bengaluru and Chandigarh, and a third daily flight between Ranchi and Bengaluru and Indore and Bengaluru.
low cost carrier will also operate an additional flight between Cochin and Tiruchirappalli and Tiruchirappalli and Bengaluru from June 28.
From July 15, IndiGo will introduce its first direct flight between Kolkata -Chandigarh, Kolkata – Indore, and one on Chandigarh-Srinagar. These will be in addition to a second non-stop daily flight between Indore and Nagpur.
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28.05.2018, 11:47 AM

While the Uttarakhand police recently rewarded Sub Inspector Gagandeep Singh of Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar police station for rescuing a Muslim youth from being assaulted by a mob comprising right-wing outfits in the premises of the Garjiya temple in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar town, BJP MLA Rajkumar Thukral, warned that the right-wing outfits will fight the “destroyers of the Hindu culture”.

Members of right-wing outfits, comprising of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had spotted Irfan (23) with a 19-year-old Hindu girl near the temple and began thrashing him when SI Singh, who was posted in the temple premises, shielded Irfan from the angry mob. Singh had safely taken Irfan out of the temple premises, for which he received admiration from all around.

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23.05.2018, 5:33 PM

IAS officers in Rajasthan will have to read a book comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches on “good governance” during his tenure as Gujarat’s chief minister. The book will be distributed to them, a senior official told PTI on Wednesday.

According to State Personnel Secretary Bhaskar A Sawant, the copies of the book titled as “Chintan Shivir” have been sent by the Gujarat government and will be distributed among IAS officers after a formal approval by the state government.

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19.05.2018, 10:03 PM

Nineteen people, including 12 women and three children were killed and six others were injured after a truck in which they were travelling overturned at Bavliyari village near Dholera on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad state highway, in Dhandhuka taluka of Ahmedabad in the wee hours on Saturday. This is second major road accident in the area in less than three months.

Police said that after loading around 20 metric tonnes of cement from a cement factory in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, the truck was on its way to Dahej in Bharuch district. En route, the truck driver took on board 25 labourers from near Talaja in neighbouring Bhavnagar district who wanted to go to Kheda in central Gujarat. However, the truck skidded off the highway just after entering Ahmedabad district and then overturned at Bavliyari village, around 40 km from Bhavnagar city at around 3 am. Twenty-four people who were sitting on bags of cement loaded in the truck were trapped in the mound of the bags as the truck fell upside down, police said. As many as 18 people were killed on the spot while one succumbed to his wounds in hospital, police further said.

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