Kashmir’s serial stone pelter, Chhota Geelani killed

stonepelterOn Thursday the Kashmir Valley witnessed the death of a 27 year old stone pelter who went by the alias Chhota Geelani. Tauseef Ahmed Wani a serial stone pelter was killed during protests near the Kakapora police chowki in Pulwama on Thursday A resident of Tengpuna village in Pulwama, Wani had 10 FIRs registered against him at various police stations and had twice been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

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My way or the highway, Chandrababu Naidu tells those who don’t vote for him

ChandrababuDo not travel on roads or enjoy pensions given by, if you do not like my government is what Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had to say.

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Next President of India: Why the opposition selected Meira Kumar

meirakumarThe opposition made a pretty predictable decision when it chose Meira Kumar as its candidate for the next President of India. The decision was made to woo back the JD(U) and also ensure that the BSP did not break away from the opposition.

Fall of the Great Mosque: Why does the ISIS destroy historic structures

nurimosqueThe Great Mosque of al-Nuri at Mosul has fallen and the Islamic State is engaged in a blame game with the US forces over who destroyed the ancient structure. The fact is that the region has lost yet another historic structure and there is no stopping this madness.

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Who is Meira Kumar, opposition’s candidate for next President of India

Meira Kumar has been selected by the opposition to fight the elections for the next President of India. The daughter of Babu Jagjivan Ram, she was elected unopposed as the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha. She served in the post between 2009 and 2014. A five time MP, she has also served as a cabinet minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Manmohan Singh led UPA government between 2004 and 2009.
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Meira Kumar’s presidential candidature gets Mayawati’s support

The Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday extended its support to the opposition parties’ presidential candidate former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. BSP leader Satish Mishra told media that BSP Chief Mayawati gave her consent for the name which came in the opposition meet.
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1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Prosecution seeks maximum sentence to convicts

The prosecution has commenced arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The TADA court which had convicted extradited gangster, Abu Salem and others in the case began hearing on the quantum of sentence on Monday. The prosecution while detailing the gravity of the crime said that 273 people had lost their lives while 713 were injured. The prosecution said that the maximum punishment must be awarded to the convicts.
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How the Modi-Shah masterstroke in selecting Kovind, broke the Opposition

modishahBihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader made it clear on Wednesday that he would back Ram Nath Kovind, the BJP’s candidate for the next President of India. The man who was one of the brains behind the Grand Alliance broke away from it when he made this announcement.

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Who blew the Nuri Mosque in which Bhagdadi declared himself ‘Caliph’

nurimosqueOn Wednesday the iconic leaning minaret and an adjacent Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq was blown up. Incidentally this was the same Mosque in which the Islamic State Chief, Abu Bakr al-Bhagdadi declared himself the Caliph in 2014.

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Cooperative banks can deposit with RBI old notes within 30 days

1000The Union Finance Ministry has allowed district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) to deposit old currency notes with the RBI within 30 days and receive credit for the same.