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“Another Strike On Pakistan”: Amit Shah Praises Team India After Big Win

Home Minister Amit Shah praised India's cricket World Cup win over Pakistan in a Twitter message

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team's sensational 89-run victory over Pakistan yesterday at the ongoing cricket World Cup in England has earned them plaudits from Home Minister Amit Shah, with the BJP party chief praising the team for their “strike”.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also among those offering the Indian team their congratulations today morning.
“Another strike on Pakistan by team India and the result is the same. Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win,” Mr Shah said in a tweet.
Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same.
Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance.
Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win. #INDvP..

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Wrong To Blame “Outsiders” For Political Violence In Bengal: RSS Chief

Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at a programme of the third year of “Sangh Shiksha Varg” in Nagpur

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat Sunday lamented the “political violence” in West Bengal and said calling those protesting against such killings as “outsiders” was wrong.
He said it is the responsibility of the government to act in the interest of the people and implement law and order through strict action.
Referring to the political killings in West Bengal, Mr Bhagwat said the people who were killed may belong to a certain party, but calling those who protest against such killings as “outsiders” is wrong.
He was speaking at the concluding programme of the third year of “Sangh Shiksha Varg” at Smriti Mandir in Nagpur's Reshimbagh. A total of 828 trainees from across the country participated in the 25-day training which began on May 23.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has often blamed “outsiders” for causing trouble in the state.
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Man Who Posted Against Tripura Chief Minister Sent To Police Custody

The Tripura Chief Minister has described the post as a “deep rooted conspiracy” to tarnish his image.

Agartala: A man who had been arrested for allegedly posting “fake news” on Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's personal life was Sunday remanded in police custody for two days on charges of forging documents.
Anupam Paul, who had been on the run since April 26, was arrested by the crime branch of Tripura Police from New Delhi on Wednesday.
The police had registered a First Information Report against Anupam Paul for forgery, cheating and conspiracy after the April 25 Facebook post went viral on social media.
He was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Sharmistha Mukherjee on Sunday who remanded him in police custody for two days.
Paul will again be produced before the court on Tuesday, Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Sadar, Dhruba Nath told reporters here.
The chief minister has described the post as a “deep rooted conspiracy” to tarnish his image.
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Girl, 11, Among 3 Injured In Pak Shelling In Jammu And Kashmir’s Poonch

The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, a Defence spokeperson said. (Representational)

Jammu: Three civilians, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured when the Pakistan Army shelled villages and forward posts during ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district Sunday, officials said.
“At about 1930 hours Sunday, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation starting with firing of small arms followed by shelling with mortars along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch Sector”, a Defence spokesman said.
The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he said.
In the firing and shelling, Maryam Bi, the girl, was injured in Kanote forward village and Razia and porter Akbar were injured in Shahpur forward village, the officials said.
All the three have been hospitalised, they said.
Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire on Tuesday, targeting border outposts at the International Border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, prompting the Border Security Force ..

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Main Bhi Driver? How Assam’s Contract Teachers Protested Minister Remark

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya's recent remark caused an outrage among Assam teachers.

Guwahati (Assam): Contractual teachers appointed through the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) in Assam over the years are so annoyed with State Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya that they have taken a page out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign to register their protest.
They have attached the prefix “driver” to their names on social media platforms, saying that this is the best way to protest Siddhartha Bhattacharyya's recent remark comparing the TET pass certificate with a driving licence.
The State Minister made the remark during a programme aired on All India Radio last Thursday, when a contractual teacher asked him when their employment would be regularised. He claimed that teachers who came in through TET are required to renew their pass certificate from time to time, just like drivers renew their licences, to keep their jobs.
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Observe APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birthday As National Students Day: BJP Leader

The UN has declared October 15, the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam, as “World Students Day”. (FILE)

NEW DELHI: India should observe October 15, the birth anniversary of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, as National Students Day, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Telangana has proposed to the government.
In a letter written to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP's former Rajya Sabha member Anand Bhaskar Rapolu said the United Nations has already declared this day as “World Students Day”.
He said various educational institutions are already observing Abdul Kalam's birthday in their own way.
“I pray for your prompt expeditious initiative to declare October 15 as National Students Day and ensure to observe befittingly in all the educational institutions of all levels, so that as the Missile Man dreamt, you can utilise the day as the occasion to ignite the minds of our students,” Mr Rapolu said in the letter.
He added that Abdul Kalam&..

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Nanda Devi Climbers Still Missing, Paramilitary Team Preps For Search Ops

The team of mountaineers that went missing while climbing the Nanda Devi last week.

New Delhi: Bad weather has hampered search operations for an eight-member team of mountaineers that went missing while trying to scale the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district late last month. Officials have little hope of finding any of them alive, and there are fears that fresh avalanches in the region may have buried their bodies deeper in the snow.
The team, including seven mountaineers from the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7,434-metre peak. An aerial search was taken up after they failed to return to their base camp by May 31, and three days later, Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers sighted five bodies lying near an unscaled peak.
A team of 20 mountaineers belonging to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was airdropped along with supplies at the Nanda Devi base camp by an MI-17 helicopter of the IAF on Friday. They are..

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All-India Doctors’ Strike Tomorrow: Your 10-Point Guide

The doctors had gone on strike last week
New Delhi: Parts of the country are bracing for a strike by doctors tomorrow – to be held in solidarity with the doctors in Bengal, who after six days of protest, today said they were ready for talks with the government. The Mamata Banerjee government is yet to respond to the junior doctors of the NRS Medical College, who went on strike after a colleague was assaulted by the relatives of a patient who died. Hospitals from several states have responded to the call of the Indian Medical Association, the top organisation of doctors, for a nationwide strike. Here are the top 10 points in this big story:In most states, doctors have decided that non-essential medical services – which include services at Out-Patient Departments in hospitals – would be withdrawn for 24 hours starting 6 am on Monday.The junior doctors in Bengal, who had so far refused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal for talks, softened their stand today.”We are keen to end t..

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First Day Of Parliament After Polls Today, Budget On July 5: 10 Points

Parliament's first session after the national elections begins today. (FILE PHOTO)
NEW DELHI: Parliament's first session after the national elections begins today, during which the government will present the Union budget and introduce several key bills. The budget will be presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5. The interim budget was announced ahead of the elections in February. Ahead of the parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all-party meeting today to seek support on the smooth running of parliament. In a tweet, he called the meeting “fruitful”. Among the bills likely to be introduced in this session is one that would make the practice of Triple Talaq illegal. Here are the top 10 points in this big story:”We had a fruitful all-party meeting today, the first one after the election results and before the start of the Monsoon Session. Thankful to the leaders for their valuable suggestions. We all agreed on the smooth running of P..

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20 More Children Die In Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, Encephalitis Deaths Near 100

A whopping 20 children have died today in Bihar's Muzaffarpur from Encephalitis (File)

Muzaffarpur: The deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome has claimed the lives of twenty more children in just a day, taking the number of deaths to 93 in June alone in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. As the state grapples with the fatal disease, the Union Government has announced a series of measures including 100 beds in the ICU for children in Muzaffarpur.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had visited the state today to take stock of the situation as the number of casualties from the AES and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases continue to rise. Many of them died due to hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar. The minister said the Centre would set up a state-of-the-art research centre in Muzaffarpur within a year to deal with the menace of the disease.
In the last two weeks, 67 children died in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. On Saturday, the number of casualties rose to 73.
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