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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US asks Pakistan to ‘freeze without delay’ the funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

US asks Pakistan to ‘freeze without delay’ the funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

The US Friday asked Pakistan to “freeze without delay” the funds and other financial assets of the UNSC-designated terrorist networks and their leaders. It also said it fully supports “actions to prevent” the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed “from conducting future attacks”. Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday that left at least 40 CRPF soldiers dead and five others critically wounded. A State Department spokesperson told PTI, “Pakistan outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2002. However, the group still operates in Pakistan. The US designated…

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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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Vijay Mallya seeks UK court permission to appeal against extradition order

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated ₹9,000 crores, has filed an application in the U.K. High Court, seeking permission to appeal against an extradition order signed by the British Home Secretary. The 63-year-old businessman, who remains on bail on an extradition warrant in the U.K., made the application in the Administrative Court division of the High Court on Thursday, 10 days after Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed the order, triggering a 14-day window for his appeal application. Sent for…

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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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India vs Australia: Kohli returns to take charge, Rahul included in both teams as Karthik is dropped from ODIs

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian squads for T20I and ODI series against Australia respectively on Friday. Skipper Virat Kohli returns after being rested for the final two ODIs and T20I series against New Zealand. Lokesh Rahul has also found a place in the respective squads after missing out on the New Zealand tour due to off-field infractions. Rahul fought his way back after a couple of good innings for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial Tests, which concluded hours…

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PM, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tribute As Soldiers’ Bodies Arrive At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 CRPF soldiers at the Palam airport in Delhi this evening, as their bodies arrived from Pulwama in south Kashmir. The PM and other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag. The bodies of the soldiers – killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed – were brought to Delhi in a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft…

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60 Kg RDX Used In Pulwama Terror Attack, A Body Was Flung 80 Metres Away

New Delhi/Srinagar: The terrorist in Thursday’s deadly terror attack, in which 40 soldiers were killed, drove up next to a massive security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and detonated around 60 kg of powerful RDX, sources in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have said, revealing new findings in one of Jammu and Kashmir’s worst attacks in decades. Initially, investigators had said that the Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed a CRPF bus with his Scorpio SUV carrying 350 kg of explosives. But it appears now that what the…

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PM Modi Flags off Shatabdi Successor Vande Bharat Express in New Delhi

India’s first semi-high speed train the Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today from the New Delhi railway station. # Vande Bharat Express #Train18 #semi-high speed train Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and members of the Railway Board were on board the train on its inaugural journey. The launch was a sombre affair in the wake of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.

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