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There will be generational shift in Congress leadership: Khurshid

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Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Amid reports that Rahul Gandhi was set to take over the party leadership, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said there will be a generational shift in the party soon. “I personally don’t think we should speculate why he is not coming, when will he come… I can say that it is […]

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Adnan Sami enthralls Srinagar audience with ‘Rhythm in Paradise’ concert

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Srinagar, Oct 7 (IANS) Famous Pakistani-origin musician and singer Adnan Sami on Saturday enthralled his audience with some of his well-known songs, including those requested by youth in attendance at the “Rhythm in Paradise” concert here. Adnan performed for free at the concert, jointly organized by the Union Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Hinduism cultural identity of nation: Naidu

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New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said Hinduism is not a religious concept but the “broader cultural identity” of the nation. “Living for others is part of our culture, Indian culture, Bharatiya culture…whatever you call it. According to me, Hinduism is not a religious concept but a broader cultural identity […]

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Shah skips ‘yatra’ in Kerala CM’s hometown, CPI-M says he’s scared

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Kannur (Kerala), Oct 5 (IANS) After threatening to take his fight into Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s hometown, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday failed to turn up here to lead a state-wide yatra he had kicked off two days earlier. But hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party activists marched through Pinarayi town waving party flags and […]

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Zakia Jafri’s plea against SIT clean chit to Modi rejected

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Ahmedabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Five years since challenging the clean chit to former Chief Minister Narendra Modi and a battery of senior police officials and bureaucrats in the 2002 Gujarat riots, Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, lost yet another legal battle here on Thursday. A single judge bench of Justice Sonia Gokani […]

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Indian govt sidelines Taj Mahal for its Islamic past

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Author: Sanjay KumarSun, 2017-10-08 03:00ID: 1507407911444813100NEW DELHI: The government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has come under fire for omitting the Taj Mahal from its annual tourism brochure, released on Oct. 2. The stunning white marble mausoleum, commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, is widely considered one of the […]

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After 16 years, Afghans still yearn for peace and stability

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Author: Sayed SalahuddinSun, 2017-10-08 03:00ID: 1507407911374812800KABUL: When US forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, many Afghans, frustrated by decades of conflict, viewed the invasion as a shot at a much longed-for restoration of peace and security. Sixteen years on, the people of Afghanistan are more frustrated, believing the invasion has led to […]

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US urged to take Sudan off its terror blacklist too

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-10-07 01:31ID: 1507398211303937300KHARTOUM: Sudan has called for Washington to take the country off its blacklist of state terror sponsors while the US said Saturday that conditions have to be “right” for holding talks with Khartoum on removing it from Washington’s blacklist of state sponsors of “terrorism.” On Friday, Khartoum hailed Washington’s decision to end the […]

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16 killed as gunmen attack Mozambique police

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-10-07 17:23ID: 1507394334323638100MAPUTO: Suspected militants attacked a string of police stations in a small town in northern Mozambique killing two policemen but 14 of the gunmen were slain, police said on Saturday. Police have been slow in releasing details of the attacks which occurred on Thursday and Friday in Mocimboa de Praia. “We recorded 14 […]

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Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN

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Author: AFPSat, 2017-10-07 14:03ID: 1507393622073591100COX’S BAZAR: A top UN official said Saturday Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly. The arrival of more than half-a-million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state since […]

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