Reliance Foundation to Support Families of CRPF Officers Killed in Pulwama Attack

New Delhi: Reliance Foundation has expressed its readiness to take on the responsibility of education and employment of children of the 40 CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack on Thursday. “As a mark of our gratitude to the martyrs, Reliance Foundation expresses its readiness to assume full responsibility for the education and employment of their children and the livelihood of their families… If necessary, our hospital is ready to provide the best possible treatment to the injured jawans. We shall also deem it to be our…

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Proud of my father, says killed CRPF soldier’s daughter

Prasanna Kumar Sahoo spent around two months with his family in Pariskihara village of Odisha’s coastal Jagatsinghpur district before joining his CRPF battalion in Jammu and Kashmir earlier in February. He was killed on Thursday afternoon as his bus, one of 78 vehicles in which more than 2,000 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were travelling, was attacked by a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber in Pulwama district. He is survived by his wife Meena, 18-year-old daughter Rosy and 16-year-old son Jagan. Both his children are in college. Rosy said she is proud…

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CBI Probe Ordered Against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Shelter Home Rape Cases

Patna: A special court on the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) on Saturday ordered a CBI probe against Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in connection with the Bihar shelter home rape cases. The court also ordered an inquiry against Muzzaffarpur district magistrate Dharmendra Singh and principal secretary of Social Welfare Atul Prasad. The court in Patna passed the order on an application filed by an accused, Ashwani, a self-styled medical practitioner who allegedly used to inject the home’s inmates with sedatives before they were subject to sexual abuse.…

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All-party meet over Pulwama terror attack underway, government briefs opposition

The all-party meeting called by the Narendra Modi government over Pulwama terror attack is underway in New Delhi. The government is expected to brief the political parties on the terror attack that killed at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans in South Kashmir on Thursday, when a convoy of security forces was targeted by terrorists. The all-party meeting began shortly after 11 am started at Parliament Library. Those who came to the all-party meet include Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Congress leaders Ghulam…

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One Kashmiri Student Expelled, Another Suspended For Offensive Facebook Posts on Pulwama Attack

Dehradun : A Kashmiri student was expelled and another was suspended from two private colleges in Dehradun for making alleged objectionable comments on the Pulwama attack. A first-year student of radiology and imaging technology at a private medical college in the city was suspended after he allegedly commented in a FB post: “Aaj to real PUBG ho gaya (PUBG turned real today)” hours after CRPF jawans were killed in an attack in Kashmir on Thursday. PUBG, also known as Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online game where players in military uniform…

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Pulwama Bomber Was Radicalised After Cops Forced Him to Rub Nose on Ground, Beat Him Up, Say Parents

Adil Ahmad Dar, the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist behind the worst-ever attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 jawans were killed, exemplifies how deep-rooted resentment among local youths is being tapped by terror outfits like the Jaish-e-Mohammad. The suicide bomber, who killed 40 CRPF men, joined a militant group after having been beaten by troops three years ago, his parents told news agency Reuters on Friday. The 20-year-old’s father said the incident, which took place when Dar was still in school, may have changed him from the simple…

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Recalling old remarks, Sharad Pawar takes a dig at PM Modi over Pulwama attack

Recalling old remarks, Sharad Pawar takes a dig at PM Modi over Pulwama attack

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Pulwama terror attack recalling his statements made in the run up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls to target then Congress-led UPA government. The NCP was part of the Manmohan Singh government back then. “I can remember, Prime Minister Modi, before coming to power, used to say in his election rallies that Manmohan Singh’s government had failed to teach Pakistan a lesson (after terror attacks),” news agency PTI quoted Pawar as saying during an…

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BJP Seals Alliance Deal With AIADMK After Piyush Goyal’s Midnight Parleys With EPS-OPS

Chennai: The BJP is likely to announce its pre-poll alliance with AIADMK and a few other regional outfits in Tamil Nadu next week after union minister Piyush Goyal held midnight parleys with chief minister EK Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam. People aware of the talks between the parties said the announcement will be made in Chennai in the presence of BJP top brass and the AIADMK leadership. One of the people involved in the alliance discussions said: “There were some challenges in making this happen. At least five rounds…

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Vande Bharat Express, India’s Fastest Train, Breaks Down Day After Launch

New Delhi: A day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s fastest train, Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday morning, leaving it stranded. The snag occurred around 15km away from the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh, around 200 km away from the national capital. According to railway officials, the train began making a “weird noise” early on Saturday morning after which its breaks jammed in one of the trailing coaches. Four coaches turned ‘dead load’, forcing loco pilots to halt. They said that one of…

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Kapil Sharma Show On Receiving End Of Twitter Rage After Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Comment On Pulwama Attack

Twitter is demanding a ban on The Kapil Sharma Show, following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comment on the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed. Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is also a member of The Kapil Sharma Show and on Friday, condemning the attack, he said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?” news agency PTI reports. “It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is…

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