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ITBP officer dies, 14 pilgrims injured

Punjab News Express
JAMMU : An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer deployed on Amarnath Yatra duty died of heart attack on Thursday while 14 pilgrims were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi denounces killings in the name of cows

Punjab News Express
AHMEDABAD : Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made it clear that killing people in the name of "gau bhakti" was unacceptable.

India downplays use of 'Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir'

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : India on Thursday downplayed the use of the term "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" in the US State Department's designation of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist.

Grand Alliance can't be broken: Lalu

Punjab News Express
RANCHI : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance made up of his party, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Congress cannot be broken, no matter how hard one tries.

1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa buried

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : Convicted smuggler and mafia operative Mustafa Ahmed Dossa, who died following a heart attack here was buried at the Bada Kabrastan in Charni Road early on Thursday.

Vice President's election on August 5

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election of India's next Vice President will take place on August 5. The term of Vice President M. Hamid Ansari ends on August 11.

With my win, J&K in news for right reason: Miss India runner-up

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI :
 Femina Miss India 2017's first runner-up Sana Dua, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, says she feels happy and proud that with her victory, her state is in the news for the right season.

2,480 pilgrims leave for Amarnath amid tight security

Punjab News Express
JAMMU : Amid tight security, a total of 2,481 pilgrims left here to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra will attend the official launch of the Yatra.

Two soldiers injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Punjab News Express
JAMMU : Two Indian soldiers were injured on Thursday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) by the Pakistan Army.

US, India going to be substantially closer: American official

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message around the world that ties bewteen the two countries are going to be "substantially closer", Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said.

Two visitors create ruckus in Delhi Assembly, arrested

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Two turbaned men sitting in the visitors gallery in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday flung torn bits of paper in the Assembly hall and shouted slogans against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were arrested.

We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister

Punjab News Express
PANAJI : A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.

Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1.

Mamata raises concern over GST roll-out from July 1

Punjab News Express
KOLKATA :
 Raising concern over the launch of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the unnecessary disastrous hurry will be an epic blunder of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.

1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa in serious condition

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : One of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Mustafa Dossa, is in serious condition in a city hospital due to heart and diabetes issues, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Paswan seeks priority for SC, ST in Fair Price Shops allotment

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI :
 Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has asked states to give priority to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) persons in allotment of Fair Price Shops (FPS) to generate employment for them.

Mumbai container port hit by cyber attack

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The government on Wednesday said operations at one of the container terminals at Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) port was impacted due to a global cyber attack.

Brad Pitt dating Sienna Miller

Punjab News Express
LOS ANGELES : Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly dating actress Sienna Miller, marking his first romance since splitting with Angelina Jolie.

Police arrest three separatist leaders in Kashmir

Punjab News Express
SRINAGAR : Three separatist leaders were arrested here on Wednesday, a day before they were to be questioned by the NIA in Delhi. They include hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah.

Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation: Rahul

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar represents the values that bind everyone as a nation.

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