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Tap border villagers to gather intel: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: While stressing on the need for central armed police forces (CAPFs) to maintain utmost vigilance on the country's borders to foil attempts at infiltration and smuggling of drugs and arms, particularly through drones, home minister Ami..

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Odisha prepares for mass cremation of unidentified Balasore dead

BHUBANESWAR: Many of the anxious families awaiting word on the outcome of DNA matching to identify the 81 unclaimed bodies of the Odisha train-crash victims might have no other option but to seek closure through a mass cremation, officials said on Mo..

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At least 40 on Coromandel Express may have died due to electrocution

BHUBANESWAR: At least 40 bodies retrieved from the derailed bogies of the Coromandel Express rake involved in the three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore may have been electrocuted by snapped overhead cables as they didn’t have any external injury, a ..

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Some hope for wrestlers, but ‘immediate arrest of Brij Bhushan ruled out’

NEW DELHI: In a dramatic turn of events, the protesting wrestlers have reengaged with the government for a resolution of the standoff over their demand for arresting former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, leading to a d..

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TOI Tiger Anthem played at govt’s Environment Day function

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry played The Times of India’s Tiger Anthem at its World Environment Day function in Vigyan Bhawan on Monday. Played as part of a larger pre-ministerial event video, the film was screened twice. The anthem — a song an..

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Panel to review project in Kuno National Park tomorrow

BHOPAL: Union minister for forest and environment Bhupendra Yadav will visit Kuno National Park on June 6 to assess the progress of Project Cheetah. A team of the newly constituted steering committee will visit Kuno on May 31 for a review. This comes..

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‘Precautionary’ landing for IAF copter after minor tech snag

NEW DELHI: A heavy-duty Apache AH-64 attack helicopter of the IAF made a "precautionary landing" after a minor technical snag during an operational training sortie near Bhind in Madhya Pradesh on Monday morning. "The pilot and the weapons systems ope..

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PM Modi flags off North-East’s first Vande Bharat train, highlights work with ‘service spirit’

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the eastern and the North-Eastern part of India have benefitted the most from infrastructure development highlighting how Nagaland got its second railway station after a gap of 100 years. He said..

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Day before G20 meet, NIA arrests JeM ultra in J&K terror crackdown

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) operative who allegedly passed on sensitive security information, especially on movement of security forces in J&K, to his Pakistan-based handlers. The arre..

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Man slapped over tobacco at Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: In another incident of violation of ‘rehat maryada’ (the Sikh code of conduct) at Golden Temple, a visitor was confronted by a Sikh man for carrying tobacco. In a viral video, a Sikh man is seen slapping the visitor repeatedly and telling h..

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‘Suspicious movements’ spark search operation

JAMMU: The Army on Sunday launched a massive combing and search operation (CASO) in a forward border area in Poonch district of J&K, asking locals to stay indoors as a safety measure, reports Sanjay Khajuria. According to sources, alert Army troops, ..

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Catch-22 for India as Taliban looks to wrest control of embassy

NEW DELHI: The appointment of an envoy by the Taliban has landed India in a peculiar situation with the Afghan ambassador who has held the fort till now, Farid Mamundzay, and other diplomats appointed by the previous Ashraf Ghani government refusing ..

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