India

No Haj subsidy from this year: Naqvi

New Delhi, Jan 16 :- There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. Naqvi told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India. Naqvi also said that the Saudi Arabian government has in principle agreed to allow ...

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Army Chief Targets Mosques, Schools In Kashmir Valley

New Delhi: Social media and government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are spreading a “disinformation campaign” resulting in radicalisation of youth, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat claimed on Friday, and called for “some control” over mosques and schools in the state. He said a “major revamp” of the education system was needed in the state to deal with the problem. Rawat ...

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Pulwama CRPF camp attack another reminder that Kashmir issue needs resolution: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for “failing” to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that “militaristic and muscular” policy has failed to achieve anything in Jammu and Kashmir. Chidambaram said that there is an “issue” concerning Jammu and Kashmir and there are frequent reminders to indicate it. ...

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Lalu Prasad gets 3.5 years in jail, fined Rs 10 lakh in fodder scam case

A special CBI court today sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to three-and-a-half years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago. The punishment was handed down to 69-year-old Prasad by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh. This is the second time that he has ...

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7th Pay Commission: Will Modi government increase minimum basic pay for 48 lakh employees in 2018

While 2017 saw the Central government implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances, nearly 50 lakh employees are now hoping that the government this year considers their demand for a hike in minimum basic pay. Central government employees have been demanding that the basic minimum pay be hiked from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. Following the implementation ...

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Security Beefed Up At Ajmeer Dargah After Right-Wing Group Threatens To Build Ram Temple At Shrine

The administration in Ajmer has beefed up security around the revered Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in the wake of alleged derogatory statements by some right-wing fringe elements and a video that has gone viral. Rajendra Singh, Superintendent of Police, said there had been a request for deployment of additional police from the dargah members. “Our forces are already there ...

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Facebook Confirms Aadhaar Prompt Test for New Users, Says It Isn’t Mandatory

Facebook has started testing use of Aadhaar as an example to encourage new users in India to use their real names on its site. The latest move is aimed at curbing the number of fake accounts on the social media platform that has over 241 million users in the country, making India the second largest market for Facebook after the US. Facebook’s mobile site is testing the ...

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Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, first cabinet meeting tomorrow

Ahmedabad: Vijay Rupani was on Tuesday sworn in as the chief minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive term after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the recently-held assembly elections in the state. Rupani, 61, and his deputy Nitin Patel were administered the oath of office and secrecy by governor O. P. Kohli at a grand ceremony in Gandhinagar. Rupani and ...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav Was Under Stress; Wife And Mother Had To Change For Meeting: India

New Delhi: A day after the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian man sentenced to death in Pakistan, met him in Islamabad, India called the exercise “lacking in any credibility” and said the “overall atmosphere of the meeting was intimidating”. Mr Jadhav’s mother and wife were forced to change their clothes, not allowed to speak in their mother-tongue, and his wife’s shoes were ...

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WhatsApp will stop working on these phones after Dec 31, check if yours is in the list

CNN kashmir:- WatsApp will end its support for several smartphone platforms by the end of this year. The company has confirmed this on its official blog post. The messaging app will pull its plug on mobile platforms like BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31, 2017. In simple words it means that users using mobile ...

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