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Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo: UN

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More than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The ...

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No one can revoke Article 370: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

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Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said no government at the Centre can revoke Article 370 and the special position of Jammu & Kashmir within the country is non-negotiable. “Whichever government comes (at the Centre), the special ...

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Jashodaben is my wife, Narendra Modi admits under oath

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Married at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife. In his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed ...

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Sonia snubs US court, says won’t give passport copy

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Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court as documentary evidence in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, citing refusal by the Indian government on grounds of personal security and confidentiality. US district judge ...

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Wal-Mart shrugs off BJP manifesto, will add 50 more stores

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Wal-Mart, which operates as a wholesaler in India, on Friday announced its plans to add 50 stores to its network of 20 outlets over the next four-five years, shrugging off a growing clamour against FDI in multi-brand retail. The announcement ...

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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks

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After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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LS polls: 85% turnout in Tripura, 78% in Assam

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A high turnout of 85% was recorded for one Lok Sabha seat in Tripura, while Assam registered 76% in five seats in the first phase of the elections which began peacefully today from the country’s northeast. In Tripura, where election ...

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BJP remains committed to pet Hindutva issues but scales down emphasis

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BJP has reiterated its commitment to the trinity of Hindutva issues — construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, promulgation of uniform civil code and repeal of Constitution’s Article 370 which guarantees special status for Jammu and Kashmir. While it invited ...

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