Old stories: Month wise

Bank Manager arrested for raping Russian woman in UP

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India), June 16 (KMS): A foreign national has accused a branch manager of an Indian nationalised bank of allegedly raping her repeatedly since she came to India in September, last year. A senior police officer said that the 20-year-old victim, a Russian national, accused the man of …

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Showpiece project for Srinagar & Jammu still awaits Delhi’s nod

Srinagar, June 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the much-hyped metro project in the cities of Jammu and Srinagar is still awaiting approval for funds from New Delhi. A document prepared by the planning department for an official presentation on the project said, “Approval/appraisal of the DPR …

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Closure of educational institution in IIOJK extended till June 30

Srinagar, June 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have extended closure of educational institutions for in-person and on campus teaching till June 30. An order issued by the authorities says, “All Schools, Colleges, Universities, Technical Education / Skill Development Institutes and Coaching Centers shall remain …

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Drone found in Akhnoor turns to be that of Indian paramilitary force

Srinagar, June 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a drone found in Garota area of Akhnoor area of Jammu has been confirmed to be that of Indian paramilitary. Officials said that the drone was found abandoned in Garota area in city outskirts. Immediately police seized the object …

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AAP’s Sanjay Singh claims house attacked by BJP supporters

New Delhi, June 16 (KMS): Aam Aadmi Party’e member of Indian Parliament, Sanjay Singh, has claimed his house in New Delhi was “attacked” by BJP supporters for highlighting the alleged corruption in the purchase of a piece of land in Ayodhya by the Ram temple trust. The AAP sources told …

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Feature: COVID-19: How Fake Tests, Fudged Data Helped Paint a Kinder Picture for Kumbh Mela

The Wire New Delhi: Following a reveal by the Uttarakhand health department that around 400,000 COVID-19 test results issued during the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar in April this year were fake, independent investigations carried out by media outlets have also revealed that this data obfuscated the real picture of the outbreak …

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Article: Modi’s movies

(Dawn) Rafia Zakaria The world knows India through its movies. For more than a century, most of South Asia has been humming Bollywood tunes, mimicking Bollywood actors and awaiting the next blockbuster with rapt anticipation. The reach of Bollywood stretches beyond the subcontinent; diehard (and rude) American fans gang up …

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Indian police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Mohali

Mohali, June 16 (KMS): Indian police used water cannons to disperse Shiromani Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders and workers when they were marching to ‘gherao’ the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Mohali. According to Kashmir Media Service, the protesters led by SAD President Sukhbir …

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Arrest of Kashmiri activist result of “unbridled” bureaucratic powers: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, June 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah has said that the arrest of a Kashmiri political activist over his remarks that he has more expectations from local officials rather than those from outside is the result of unbridled bureaucratic …

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Article: A ventilator for democracy

(Dawn) Jawed Naqvi When Russian tanks bombarded the country’s elected deputies inside the besieged Duma, and Boris Yeltsin was declared a hero for ordering the assault, the Western world called it a triumphant moment for democracy. The states that spilled out from the demise of the USSR were flaunted as …

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