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Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir (Lead)

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said the militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a battle with security forces in Magam area. “The operation against the militants in Magam area has ended but another gunfight started between the ... Read More »

Dalai Lama gets 'KISS Humanitarian Award'

Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was honoured with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Tuesday. The award citation recognised his “concern for the oppressed human beings all over the world in need of compassion”. Saswati Bal, President, KISS, and Achyuta Samanta, founder, conferred the award on ... Read More »

Will decide dates of winter session soon: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for targeting the government over delay in convening the winter session of Parliament and said that the dates would be decided soon. “The CCPA (Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs) will meet in a couple of days and decide the dates,” Kumar told ... Read More »

Shehbaz seeks help from Amarinder to fight pollution

Lahore, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enter a regional cooperation agreement to tackle the issue of smog and environmental pollution. Sharif wrote to Singh that the people of both Punjabs were facing the problem of smog during the months of October and November, Geo News reported. “It ... Read More »

Only 'Brahma' Modi knows about date of House session: Congress (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government is delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition on issues like unemployment, corruption, GST and allegations against Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah, which could expose them in the Gujarat polls. The party leaders also called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Brahma” — the ... Read More »

Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one. The figures were revealed on the eve of the 45th National Convention of Company Secretaries to be held over three days here starting on Wednesday. The meeting will discuss on what should be the ... Read More »

Syria military operation 'wrapping up', Putin tells Assad (Lead)

Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus shifting to a search for a political solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said as he hosted his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi. Putin met Assad on Monday ahead of a trilateral summit with the leaders of Turkey and Iran aimed ... Read More »

JNU student case: CBI plea seeking lie detection test dismissed

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court on Tuesday rejected the CBI’s plea seeking consent for lie detection test of nine students in connection with the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed. Ahmed, 27, an M.Sc First Year student, went missing on October 15 last year after an alleged fight with the members of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya ... Read More »

Jharkhand ex-CS's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred to Wednesday

Ranchi, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty’s sentencing in a fodder scam case was deferred by a day on Tuesday as judicial work in the district courts was suspended due to the death of a former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice. The district courts were closed for the day after mourning the death of former High Court ... Read More »

Money-minded people spend more time on Facebook

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Materialistic people are likely to have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions and they are also likely to use social media more frequently and intensely, says a study. Materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as “digital objects,” said the study published in the journal Heliyon. The study revealed that ... Read More »

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