India

Uttar Pradesh: Dalit man dies in police custody

New Delhi, August 03 (KMS): A 45-year-old Dalit man named Bahraichi, who had been in police custody since July 25, died at the Bakhira police station in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Bahraichi and his three sons had been accused of abducting the daughter of a village local, Mahendra, who …

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Amit Shah castigated for praising Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, August 03 (KMS): Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at Indian Home Minister Amit Shah for praising Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying it appears that he apparently forgot the “devastation” during the second wave of COVID-19 and women harassment in the state. “I don’t understand …

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US approves sale of $82 million Harpoon Joint Common Test Sets to India

Washington, August 03 (KMS): The United States has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $82 million. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the US in this regard. The proposed Foreign Military Sale, the State Department …

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India says ready to talk to Pakistan to settle problems bilaterally

United Nations, Aug 03 (KMS): Indian Ambassador to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti, repeated claims that Jammu and Kashmir was an “integral and inalienable” part of India, but said that his government was prepared to discuss with Pakistan any issues and to resolve them bilaterally and peacefully as provided under the …

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Rahul slams govt alleging shortage of vaccines

New Delhi, Aug 02 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the government alleging a shortage of Covid vaccines with Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya hitting back, accusing him of indulging in “petty politics”. July has gone, but vaccine shortage has not, Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi using …

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India’s rising inflation puts pressure on Modi government

New Delhi, August 02 (KMS): The price of essentials such as milk and cooking gas is rising in India, piling pressure on consumers already battling the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic and posing a challenge for Narendra Modi’s government. India reported retail inflation of 6.3 per cent in May …

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India: Over 7800 cases filed in HCs since 2019 on violation of fundamental rights

Delhi, August 02 (KMS): Over 7,800 Public Interest Litigations (PILs) regarding the violation of fundamental rights have been filed in various High Courts across the country since 2019, according to government data. While some High Courts have not maintained a separate record of such PILs, data of some other HCs …

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Over 24,000 children died by suicide from 2017 to 2019 in India

Delhi, August 01 (KMS) : Over 24,000 children in the age bracket of 14-18 years committed suicide from 2017-19, with failure in examination being the reason in over 4,000 such cases, according to government data. The consolidated data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on children’s suicide was recently …

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‘130 crore loss from govt-opposition parliament deadlock’

New Delhi, August 01 (KMS): More than 133 crore in taxpayer money has been lost because of parliament disruptions in the monsoon session, government sources said on Saturday, as the deadlock between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration and the opposition over the Pegasus snooping scandal showed no signs of a …

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