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Modi arrives in Portugal

Modi arrives in Portugal

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.



Parliament's monsoon session to begin July 17

Parliament's monsoon session to begin July 17

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 17, the day the President's election is scheduled in which over 776 MPs are eligible to vote.

SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested

SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested

Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) was formed on Saturday to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even as three more persons were arrested, a Jammu and Kashmir Police spokesman said.

Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.

Police officer lynched, Mehbooba calls it 'murder of trust'

Police officer lynched, Mehbooba calls it 'murder of trust'

Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob lynched a senior police officer in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering outrage and forcing Chief Minister Mehmooba Mufti to dub the crime a "murder of trust".

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.

Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The opposition parties on Thursday picked former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election.

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.

Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Unprecedented scenes were witnessed in the Punjab assembly on Thursday with the turban of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator allegedly tossed and two other legislators taken to hospital with injuries.

Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Patna/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The opposition on Wednesday suffered a big blow with JD-U deciding to back the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the President's election boosting the numbers for the ruling side while the rivals made it clear that they will put up a candidate.

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