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Modi factor writ large across country during 1st phase of polls: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said the Opposition's false campaign on Rafale did not carry much weight.

National Investigative Agency identifies van and J&K suicide bomber’s accomplice

According to the NIA, the Maruti Suzuki Eeco used for the attack was bought by JeM terrorist Sajjad Bhat ten days before the attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel.

SC directs chief secretaries, DGPs of 11 states to take action against the assault on Kashmiris post Pulwama

The bench asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to give wide publicity to nodal officers so that they can be approached by those facing such incidents.

Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

The gunfight broke out when militants fired on the security forces was they were conducting a cordon and search operation.

Why Imran Khan was never going to be a guest of honour at Modi’s second swearing in

If in the past couple of years the surgical strikes and Balakot air strikes can be seen as bookends, India has put the squeeze on Pakistan in a number of ways, bilaterally as well as diplomatically.

Soccer-Deulofeu stars in Barca win over Betis in shadow of terror attack

SOCCER-SPAIN/ (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Soccer-Deulofeu stars in Barca win over Betis in shadow of terror attack

Soccer-Deulofeu stars in Barca win over Betis in shadow of terror attack

SOCCER-SPAIN/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Soccer-Deulofeu stars in Barca win over Betis in shadow of terror attack

Barcelona terror attack: Family shattered as man celebrating his honeymoon was killed

California resident Jared Tucker and his new bride had just sent joyful pictures from their first trip to Europe.

At least 13 people dead, over 100 injured in Barcelona terror attack

The incident took place at the height of the tourist season in Barcelona, which is one of Europe's top travel destinations with at least 11 million visitors a year.

Congress eyes gains across seven states with Nyay scheme

A senior Congress functionary, who was involved in the groundwork for Nyay, told ET, “In our analysis we have gone by government statistics.

BJP attacks Rahul Gandhi over his sister Priyanka's comments ahead of LS poll in Amethi

The Congress has "betrayed" Amethi, which goes to the poll on May 6, by keeping it mired in poverty and underdevelopment.

India, Morocco prevent further terror strikes in Sri Lanka

Additional information was provided by Morocco to Sri Lanka that helped to preempt other terror attacks that ISIS was planning to orchestrate, according to persons familiar with the developments.

Paramilitary jawans killed in action will get 'martyr' status if Congress voted to power: Rahul Gandhi

He said this in response to a question on 'martyr' status to the jawans during an interaction with students at the JLN Stadium.

Sonam Kapoor slammed on Twitter for anti-nationalist comments

Actor Imran Khan's wife Avantika Malik had also shared the same post as Kapoor from the Facebook page of 'Humans of Hindutva'.

Diary charges: Arun Jaitley says falsehood and forgeries can never influence polls

Congress on Friday sought an investigation by the Lokpal into a media report that alleged bribes of Rs 1,800 crore were paid to BJP's top brass by Yeddyurappa

Karachi Bakery targeted in Bengaluru, asked to change its name

The incident comes over a week after the Pakistan-backed Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

Navy carries out first mega coastal defence exercise covering over 7,500 kms of coastline

Nearly 150 ships, 40 aircraft and a number of other strategic assets of the Navy and Coast Guard have been deployed as part of the 'Sea Vigil' exercise.

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish HQs after UNSC rap

The move came a day after the UN Security Council comprising 15 nations, including Pakistan’s key ally China, named Jaish in a statement.

Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

The decision comes a month after DSport stopped the coverage of the tournament in protest of the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

Azhar's designation demonstrates global commitment to rooting out terrorism in Pak: White House

Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers

LeT's hand in Yatra terror attack confirmed: J&K Police

"Accused persons who provided them logistic support to carry out their plans in the state and work as their guides have been identified," Khan said.

Chennai Super Kings to donate proceeds from first IPL home game to Pulwama martyrs' families

Tickets to the much-awaited game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale.

Javed Akhtar lambasts Imran Khan's Pulwama speech: He has thrown a no-ball

The lyricist took to Twitter to criticise Khan for denying his country's involvement.

Give peace a chance: Imran to PM Modi

Khan's remarks came a day after Modi in a rally in Rajasthan said, "There is consensus in the entire world against terrorism.

Germany initiates move at EU to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Germany has floated a proposal to ban Azhar by the European Union, but no resolution on the issue has been moved yet.

Governor Tathagata Roy tweets 'boycott Kashmiri', draws flak

Governor Tathagata Roy created a storm on social media by tweeting a call for "boycotting Kashmiris".

China again says no to back India's bid to list JeM chief Azhar as global terrorist by UN

"China has noted the reports of suicide terrorist attack. We are deeply shocked by this attack. We express deep condolences and sympathy to the injured and bereaved families," spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said.

US warns of more attacks in Sri Lanka by active members of terror group still at large

The US Embassy here has said US security experts were working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on "fulfilling short term, specific objectives" related to the recent attacks.

Surat textile exporters stop business with Pakistan

The two biggest fabric markets in Pakistan are dependent on exports from India's textile hub Surat.

'Significant arrests' made in UK terror attack case

He also revealed that the Counter Terrorism Command were carrying out five searches of addresses across the UK, having concluded 16 previously.

Decision on alleged violations of model code by Modi, Rahul, Shah on Tuesday: EC

Deputy election commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar said Monday that the 'full commission' would meet Tuesday morning and decide on the complaints.

Ban on Pakistan can’t be conditional, says Gautam Gambhir

‘It’s going to be difficult for India to boycott them in ICC tournaments but stop playing Pakistan in the Asia Cup.'

Martyrdom of jawans in Pulwama will not go in vain : Amit Shah

Amit Shah says that Prime Minister Narendra modi has always given a befitting reply to terrorism and will do it again.

PM Modi remembering chowkidars after forgetting chaiwalas: Kapil Sibal

The former Union minister also accused PM Modi of politicising the Balakot air strikes

1 jawan killed, 4 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire, shells LoC in Rajouri

The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked firing about 05:30 hours targeting the LoC area in the Sunderbani Sector with mortar bombs and small arms, a defence spokesman said.

Pakistan shifts out terrorists from launch pads at LoC

Intelligence sources said that Pakistan did not vacate its winter posts along the frontiers this year.

India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

The number of terrorist attacks has increased by 16 per cent and the total number of deaths has increased by 17 per cent in India in 2016.

View: What shape will the BJP-RSS dynamics take under Modi 2.0?

With the Lok Sabha secure, the Sangh Parivar is hoping to have a bigger say in govt policies.

Congress plan of tinkering with AFSPA will hit forces: PM Narendra Modi

Modi said the Congress promise in its “dhakosla-patra” to tinker with AFSPA in J&K would expose the security forces before terrorists.

Don't share unverified info on social media: Noida Police to public

Police also urged people to not believe rumours or share unverified information on WhatsApp.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visits China to boost bilateral ties: Foreign Office

The Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that "Qureshi is visiting China from March 17 to 20 for the first Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue".

Aircraft carrier & nuclear submarines deployed post Pulwama

About 60 ships of the Indian Navy, 12 ships of the Indian Coast Guard and nearly 80 aircraft were put on operational deployment mode, they said.

Sharad Pawar accuses PM Modi of not attending political party meet after Pulwama attack

The NCP leader urged all the political parties to come together to fight against BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.

Pakistan seeks UN probe into disclosure of Saeed's info to Indian news agency

This is one of the rare occasions when a country has written to the United Nations seeking a probe into publishing of happenings at the world body.

NIA to probe Nagrota terror attack

On November 29, the group of terrorists, disguised in police uniforms, scaled the boundary wall of the camp. They ran into the Officers Mess.

PM took credit for air strike, can he even hold a rifle: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress believes in uniting people while the BJP divides people, he said.

Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman cuts short Pakistan trip by a day for "unknown reasons"

Earlier, the Saudi Crown Prince was slated to arrive in Islamabad on Saturday, but now the visit has been postponed by a day.

Pulwama: Whistleblower bureaucrat leaves arbitration fee to welfare fund for bereaved families

The arbitration proceedings were held during February and April 2018 and in January 2019.

Jammu & Kashmir government wants LeT terrorist in Tihar jail

The state government said that intelligence inputs received indicate that militants belonging to terror outfits like Jaish-e-Muhammad and LeT are indoctrinating the minds of other inmates lodged in the prison.

India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

Siberell said the total number of terrorist attacks in 2016 decreased by 9 per cent, and total deaths due to terrorist attacks decreased by 13 per cent compared to 2015.

Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to slain CRPF soldiers at Delhi airport

The Congress chief paid his tributes after the three armed forces chiefs' homage to them.

Won't forgive, will avenge Pulwama deaths: CRPF

The country's largest paramilitary force put out a tweet from its official handle saying, "We will not forget, we will not forgive."

India will never compromise with terrorist forces: Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh said terrorism is a scourge and was something with which India can never compromise.

Movement of convoy of forces in Kashmir valley suspended on Friday

Movement of isolated vehicle is strictly prohibited while movement of Army and CRPF vehicles in the interior, inter-district and intra-district in the valley is also banned on Friday, the official said.

Pulwama attack: UP government announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans

The govt has also announced job to one member of each soldier's family besides naming the link road in their native village.

India pursuing with N Zealand whereabouts of 7 Indians, 2 PIOs after mosque shootings

Witnesses said that victims being shot at close range, with women and children believed to be among those killed.

After close shave, Bangladesh cricket team leaves traumatised New Zealand

Leaving behind Friday's scary experience, the Bangladesh cricketers were relieved to be boarding the flight back home.

Amarnath terror attack: Police arrest PDP MLA's driver

Touseef Ahmad, a policeman from the security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Wachhi legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver, was detained for questioning two days ago.

Post-Amarnath terror attack, Mehbooba Mufti on strong wicket

The hands-on approach of Mehbooba Mufti in handling the Amarnath terror incident has bolstered her position while exposing the Opposition’s “duplicitous response”.

'Sabka Vinaash': Yogi Adityanath describes SP, BSP, Congress' motto

"SABKA stands for SP, BSP and Congress. Our Sabka slogan speaks about development of all. Their Sabka speaks about destruction of everyone," Yogi said.

Terror-funding case: ED moves Delhi court to quiz Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law in Tihar

The ED also sought to question Zahoor Watali, an influential businessman allegedly having friendship with Pakistani leaders and Kashmiri separatists, and Naval Kishore Kapoor, a UAE-based businessman.

Protests rock Jammu against terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir strongly condemned the attack and described it as shocking and highly shameful.

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi spearhead Congress outreach to Women

Congress has initiated a special outreach to women ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, which is being communicated straight by its top leaders.

Tale of two Ambanis: Mukesh Ambani backs Congress' Milind Deora, son Anant attends Narendra Modi's rally

Anant Ambani’s presence at the Modi rally is being seen as an attempt to redress the balance, observers said.

Pakistan risks losing $10 billion annually following FATF 'Grey List'

"The Foreign Office is calculating the annual loss if Pakistan is pushed in the black-list by the FATF as India is lobbying for this," Pak Foreign Minister SM Qureshi said.

Pulwama: B-town comes to a standstill; Bachchan, Sehwag stop shoot as film bodies protest

FWICE said that all the film bodies have decided to "completely boycott" Pakistani artistes.

India seeks visa-free access for pilgrims to Kartarpur shrine

This was conveyed to the Pakistani delegation at a meeting here to discuss the opening of a planned corridor for pilgrims.

Pulwama: Pak arts community disappointed over 'progressive' Shabana-Javed cancelling Karachi visit

The Arts Council president said he felt sorry that Azmi has lost hope.

Nehru 'original sinner', favoured China for UNSC seat, says Jaitley

This comes within hours of Cong President Rahul Gandhi terming PM Modi as 'weak' and 'scared' of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Key Sonia Gandhi aide Tom Vadakkan joins BJP

Vadakkan praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his development work.

Pakistan claims to fulfilling sanctions obligations against Jaish-e-Mohammad

Pakistan-based terror group JeM claimed responsibility for the attack on the CRPF convoy.

India, Pakistan to face off in ICJ over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

Kulbhushan Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict.

Cross-LoC trade suspended in J&K's Poonch after Pakistan violates ceasefire

Five mortar shells hit the trade facilitation centre at Chakan-da-Bagh, damaging a few sheds, including the one housing the X-ray scanner, custodian of LoC trade centre, Poonch, Fareed Kohli told PTI.

Opposition will get 'zero battey sannata': PM Modi

"Opposition leaders are going with long faces after half of the polling is over as they know the outcome," he said at a public meeting here in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

Chinese military silent over Pakistan naval ships absence at Chinese navy fleet review

Chinese defence ministry spokesman Col Ren Guochang said the Chinese navy's 70th anniversary celebrations will "undoubtedly concretise the friendship and mutual relations between the PLA Navy and its international counterparts."

Iran echoes Indian position on role of Pak-supported suicide bombers

"If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them," Ali Jafri warned.

Pragya Thakur, Azam Khan, Moonmoon Sen: Those that made headlines with their views

From east to west and north to south, a battery of candidates across the political spectrum demonstrated a penchant for getting into trouble with their views on a range of issues.

Lanka, Pulwama attacks made India more determined to resolutely fight terrorism: Swaraj tells SCO

Swaraj said India is open to ideas on how we can make the work of Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), which specifically deals with issues relating to security and defence, more effective.

Times Now- VMR's latest opinion poll predicts NDA past halfway mark

The survey predicted the NDA to get as much as 283 seats, leaving UPA way behind with 135 seats.

Threat of further escalation between India, Pakistan over: Government assessment

The official told journalists that Pakistan did not foresee any further "aggressive action" from India, the report said.

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar should meet Osama's fate: Baba Ramdev on Pulwama attack

Baba Ramdev said the terror camps operational in PoK must be destroyed, and if possible the region should be merged back into India.

9 suicide bombers, including woman took part in Easter Sunday bombings in Lanka: Police

The country remains tense with police still looking for suspects and possible further explosives.

Chinese submarine movements in Indian Ocean down, Pakistan Navy remains choked in

No sub movement since aborted bid in October; Pakistan vessels fail to make it for Qingdao fleet review.

Rishi Kapoor urges Pakistan to jointly fight terror, Paresh Rawal says Imran controlled by ISI

Kapoor had tweeted saying that if Pak PM Imran Khan can't do anything about terrorism, then the Army or ISI should.

Patriotism not any party's monopoly: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena's remarks come amid a row over politicisation of the Balakot air strike.

Nation's Mann Ki Baat on May 23: India gears up for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Election Commission of India has announced a seven-phase poll schedule from April 11 to May 19.

BAT team carried special daggers, headband cameras to record terror attack

"The body of the intruder killed in the BAT attempt has been retrieved and handed over to the local police," a senior army officer told PTI yesterday.

Sri Lanka blasts: Two men recall horror of losing families in attack; UK citizen says family died 'mercifully with no pain'

Two men, who lost everything in the Easter Sunday attack, recall the events.

Nationalism alright if looked at broadly, not narrowly: A S Dulat

Dulat quoted a former president of France as saying that "we should shed our prejudices. Otherwise, it leads to nationalism and nationalism means war."

Masood Azhar is "proven threat", why would China give him "terror pass"?: WSJ

The editorial noted that the international community should not "expect a change" in this stance.

Tathagata Roy rejects 26/11 tweet, questions Indo-Pak relations

Roy who landed himself in a fresh controversy by tweeting about the Pakistani terrorists sparing the Muslims.

Mosque imam saves driver from angry mob after terror attack

The attack took place just after midnight outside the Muslim Welfare House, which houses a mosque, on the Seven Sisters Road in the northern part of the city.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

At about 6.00 pm, Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms in Sunderbani sector.

Rahul asks Modi to tell nation who released Masood Azhar from jail

Pakistan-based Azhar was released by India in exchange of passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane IC-814 in 1999 during the Vajpayee government.

Bipin Rawat briefs US general on Pakistan terror export

Gen Rawat briefed Gen Thomas on the different ways in which Pakistan was aiding and abetting terrorism as well as the current operational situation along the borders.

Dalal Street bulls likely to get a booster dose from exit poll

The Sensex and Nifty are likely to open with gains of 1-2 per cent on Monday.

IAF pilots were on targeted mission to destroy terror facility in Pakistan, not to shower petals: Rajnath

"IAF pilots had targeted terrorist facility based on credible intelligence input to destroy them. The pilots had not entered Pakistan for any pleasure trip or to shower petals," Singh told a party meeting in Beawar town of Ajmer district.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale begins two-day visit to China

India-China relations gathered positive momentum after last year's informal summit at Wuhan between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Hafiz Saeed barred from delivering Friday sermon in Pakistan

This is perhaps for the first time in years that Saeed despite being present in Lahore will not be able to deliver Friday sermon at Jamia Masjid Qadsia, the JuD headquarters here.

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