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BJP gets an early lead, but it’s just started

With the counting of votes underway across 1,100 centres to elect the 17th Lok Sabha, all eyes will be on who comes victorious at the end of this mammoth exercise. Majority of exit polls have given the Narendra Modi-led NDA a clear majority. Sumalatha Ambareesh is leading in Mandya Lok …

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State assembly dissolved in IoK: report

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) The governor of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) state dissolved the local legislative assembly late on Wednesday in a sudden move that could lead to fresh elections in the disputed region, the Press Trust of India reported. It came after two rival political alliances both staked claim to …

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Indian troops martyr senior Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader in IoK

Srinagar (Web Desk) A senior leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mir Hafeezullah was martyred by disguised Indian occupational forces in Islamabad district, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Occupational forces reportedly barged into Hafeezullah’s house in Achabal and opened indiscriminate fire, injuring him and his wife. They were rushed …

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Indian mosque opens clinic for thousands of poor patients

New Delhi (Web Desk) A Hyderabad mosque has opened a new clinic in its facility to help the poor from all religious backgrounds get access to medical care, Times of India reported. “The community health center at the mosque will serve as a referral link to about 30 state-run hospitals …

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Kejriwal under fire as Delhi smog hits ‘severe’ level

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) As pollution in India’s capital hit “severe” on the air quality scale on Sat­­urday, the New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip. For a second year the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has likened Delhi to …

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India to sell shares of people who migrated to Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India’s government has said it will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakis­tan following the partition and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues. The stocks worth at least Rs30 billion ($412.26 million) are …

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Modi hails India’s ‘successful establishment of nuclear triad’

Islamabad (Web Desk) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the country’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine has completed its first deterrence patrol. “Today is historic because it marks the completing of the successful establishment of the nuclear triad. India’s nuclear triad will be an important pillar of …

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Tension spikes in held Kashmir after politician’s killing

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Authorities imposed a curfew and deployed extra troops on Friday in a remote district of India-held Kashmir after armed men killed a local leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and his brother. The men shot dead Anil Parihar, the BJP state secretary for occupied Kashmir, and his …

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S. Korea, India to Keep Importing Iranian Oil

Tehran (Web Desk) South Korea and India agreed with the US on the outline of deals that would allow it to keep importing some Iranian oil after it asked the United States for “maximum flexibility” this week, according to Asian officials. No final decision has been made and an announcement …

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