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'Manufactured facts': India slams Pak over Jadhav's fresh 'confessional video'

'Manufactured facts': India slams Pak over Jadhav's fresh 'con...

India on Thursday dismissed as "farcical" Pakistan releasing a fresh "confessional video" of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and said "manufactured facts" cannot alter the reality in the case. In a strong reaction, the external affairs ministry said India expects Pakistan to desist from attempting to influence the proceedings at the International Court of Justice in the case through false propaganda. "The developments bring out once again the lack of transparency and farcical nature of ..., 1 hour ago

Dalit leaders believe parties playing Dalit card for Prez poll

While the plot for a mega Dalit versus Dalit fight is being scripted in Delhi's power circles, activists belonging to the marginal community are grappling with the caste identities of the two protagonists. "The NDA's candidate is more of an RSS pracharak than a Dalit leader or activist or anything from the community," said Dalit activist and Magsaysay Award winner Bezwada Wilson. Wilson said the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind of the NDA was a "long term plan of the BJP" to effect changes in the ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Opposition names Meira Kumar as Prez nominee  Rediff.com2 hours ago JD-U firm on supporting NDA even as oppn pits Meira against Kovind  Rediff.com4 hours ago Meira Kumar, a diplomat-turned-politician  Rediff.com5 hours ago

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- Opposition names Meira Kumar as Prez nominee- Ahead of Modi-Trump meet, US approves sale of 22 Guardian drones to India- Kohli opens up, says will never reveal dressing-room details- Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy petition to Pak army chief - Kovind to file nomination on Friday; Modi, Shah to be present Read yesterday's live ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Ahead of Modi-Trump meet, US approves sale of 22 Guardian drones to India  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Kovind to file nomination on Friday; Modi, Shah to be present

National Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature. Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Biju ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago NDA's prez nominee Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+, NSG security cover  Rediff.com4 hours ago Kovind meets Vajpayee  Rediff.com14 hours ago

K'taka assembly imposes jail term on 2 scribes over 'defamatory articles'

The Karnataka Assembly has sentenced two editors of Kannada tabloids, including noted scribe Ravi Belagere, to one year in jail for breach of privilege over their alleged defamatory articles against state legislators. A resolution to punish the two journalists -- Belagere, who is Editor of Hi Bangalore, and Anil Raju, Editor of Yelahanka Voice -- in connection with the publication of the articles was adopted by the assembly by a voice vote on Tuesday. Besides the jail term, the speaker also ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Karnataka Speaker sends journalists to jail for 'defamatory' articles  Rediff.com11 hours ago

Don't have any 'tapes' of Comey meetings: Trump

United States President Donald Trump today said that he did not have recordings of his meetings with former Federal Bureau of Investigation cheif James Comey, after weeks of speculations that the Republican billionaire leader himself fueled. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did notmake, and do not have, any such ...
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Army deploys 2,000 more soldiers in south Kashmir

Two additional army battalions -- about 2,000 men -- have started moving into four troubled south Kashmir districts, being described as the new "ground zero" because of increased militant activity, officials said. With the presence of additional forces in Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama, some army camps in Shopian and Pulwama would be revived, they said. The officials said the forces, being sent as reinforcements, had already started moving to Kashmir and would be posted to some of the ...
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MHA to introduce social media policy to check on anti-India activities

The government is finalising a policy which is aimed at keeping a hawk's eye vigil on the social media to check if it is being "misused" to conspire against India and spread anti-national propaganda. A meeting was held today among representatives of central security agencies and the home ministry to discuss various issues related to it, officials sources said. At present, there is only a set of "do's and don'ts" for the social media which needs to be graduated to a full-fledged guidelines that ...
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'Discussions are on': Rajinikanth on joining politics

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today gave more hints of taking the political plunge, saying he is discussing the prospects and would make an announcement once he finalises it.     "I have not denied it. We are discussing and yet to take a decision. Once I take a decision I will inform you", the actor told reporters at Chennai airport in response to a question regarding his meeting with the political leaders.     The actor, who met his fans in May, had asked them to ...
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Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy plea to Pak Army chief

Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed a mercy petition to Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan Army's public relations agency, ISPR said.In a statement, the ISPR has claimed that Jadhav has admitted to his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of many precious innocent lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions.The statement also claimed that Jadhav is seeking forgiveness for his ...
 Rediff.com7 hours ago Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy petition to Pak army chief  Rediff.com3 hours ago
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