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India poll commission sets up special booths for Kashmir migrants…

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has set up four special polling booths for the Kashmiri migrant community at various locations in Delhi, officials said last week. Over 1.13 lakh Kashmiri migrants are registered to vote in the elections for the Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies in Kashmir Valley,…

Kareena Kapoor Khan served notice over ‘bible’ in pregnancy book…

INDIAN actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has been slapped with a notice by a court in the central state of Madhya Pradesh over a petition against her pregnancy memoir Kareena Kapoor Khan's Pregnancy Bible: The ultimate manual for moms-to-be.  A bench of the court comprising Justice Gurpal Singh Ahluwalia issued the…

Ladakh’s night sky turns red as strong solar storm hits…

PARTS of Ladakh witnessed a rare astronomical sight when its night sky was illuminated with a red glow caused by the strong solar magnetic storms launched toward Earth on Saturday (11).   Solar storms or coronal mass ejections caused a red arc event at the Hanle Dark Sky Reserve in…

Freedom of speech doesn’t mean backing separatism: Jaishankar’s dig at…

AS THE diplomatic row between India and Canada continues over the assassination of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year and the recent arrest of three Indian nationals in connection to the incident, Indian external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has taken a dig at the North American country once…

India gears up fearing biggest power slump in 14 years:…

INDIA is scrambling to cover for its most vulnerable power supply situation in 14 years by deferring planned plant maintenance and re-opening idled units. The country, known to be one of the fastest-growing economies, is set to witness its biggest power shortfall in June following a slump in hydropower generation,…

Two get life sentence in Indian rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder…

A COURT in the western Indian city of Pune on Friday (10) handed life imprisonment to two persons in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013, while three were acquitted. Additional sessions judge (special court) PP Jadhav read out the order in a packed courtroom where…

PM Modi wishes Indians on Akshaya Tritiya; rituals performed across…

MILLIONS of Hindus and Jains all across India were busy celebrating the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Friday (10) -- the festival of prosperity, fortune, and success.  Prime minister Narendra Modi took to X to extend wishes on the special day, to his countrymen in Hindi, “Warm wishes to…

Indian-American philanthropist donates $1m for Hindu causes in US

INDIAN-AMERICAN philanthropist Ramesh Bhutada has donated $1 million to the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) to serve Hindu causes in the US.  The Houston-based businessman dedicated the amount to HAF on a festive occasion held recently. Read: Indian-American lawmaker Thanedar’s community centre vandalised with pro-Palestine graffiti In March last year, Bhutada…

Modi’s BJP skips national elections in Kashmir; opposition mock integration…

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi is busy travelling the length and breadth of the country for the ongoing national elections along with several ministers of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but for the first time since 1996, the Hindu nationalist party is not contesting the election in Kashmir, which ceased…

Another blow for Tories as Nadhim Zahawi decides to step…

FORMER UK chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has announced that he will step down at the next general election. "My mistakes have been mine," he said in a lengthy statement on X.  The Iraqi-born is the 64th Tory MP to take such a decision, which indicates the breadth of losses the party…

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