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J-K: Militants fire upon Army patrol at Shopian 

Militants fired upon an Army patrol party in south Kashmir's Shopian district late evening today, an official said.

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Hezbollah fighters taking position during clashes with al-Qaida-linked militants in an area on the Lebanon-Syria border. | AP
Al-Qaida names Zakir Musa as head of its Kashmir cell

Al-Qaida has formally announced its Kashmir cell, declaring the 23-year-old former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir Musa, as its chief.

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh (Photo | PTI)
AAP accuses Nitish Kumar of double standard for taking BJP's support

"We supported Nitish (Kumar) for his good governance record and his fight against the communal BJP," AAP's chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh said.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Governor KN Tripathi in Patna on Wednesday. | PTI
What’s the meaning of Nitish’s nifty footwork?

The Bihar CM is a past master in the art of defection. His move to the NDA is indicative of regional parties’ perpetual need to woo power to remain relevant in their respective states.

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No plans to make Aadhaar mandatory for air tickets: Government to MPs

The government today told a group of MPs that it has no plans to make Aadhaar number mandatory for booking air tickets.

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Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. (File photo | PTI)
Nitish Kumar is BJP's natural ally: Ram Vilas Paswan

The Union minister said Nitish's return to the NDA will not only give Bihar a corruption-free government but also ensure the opposition parties draw a blank in the 2019 general polls.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Governor KN Tripathi in Patna on Wednesday. | PTI
Socialists hurt by Nitish's move to ally with BJP: JD(U) MLC Kapil Patil

Patil said Nitish's move has not gone down well with Socialists and that the matter will be raised in the national executive committee meeting of the JD(U), scheduled on August 19.

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On Thursday morning, Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar CM again for the second time, but with the BJP as a partner for his Janata Dal-United (JDU) party this time. BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi was sworn in as the Deputy CM replacing RJD's Tejashwi Yadav. (Photo | PTI)
Two petitions in Patna High Court against new Nitish government

One petition was filed by Jitender Kumar and the second by Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator Saroj Yadav and Chandan Kumar Verma.

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Maharshtra BJP MLA Raj Purohit (L). | PTI File Photo
Vande Mataram row: Now Maharashtra BJP MLA wants the song to be compulsory in state

BJP MLA Raj Purohit, on Thursday, told the media that he would insist the state government to introduce a policy making the singing of the song compulsory.

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High Court asks Punjab, Haryana to amend gender bias in compensation to acid attack victims

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed both the states to suitably amend their notifications on compensation to acid attack victims, including males.

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Haryana government constitutes Litigation Mitigation Committee

The spokesperson said that the Additional Director, Administration would be heading the body, while Law Officer and Chief Accounts Officer would be its members.

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India frees Frenchwoman wanted for Chile assassination, sends her to France

Marie-Emmanuelle Verhoeven was an accused in connection with the assassination of Senator Jamie Guzman Errazuriz on April 1, 1991.

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Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav. ENS File Photo
Senior leader Sharad Yadav upset with Nitish Kumar: JD-U MPs

MP Ali Anwar said that Sharad Yadav will take a decision after consultations with senior leaders in two days.

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To plug shortage, UP government to recruit doctors through walk-in interviews

The Uttar Pradesh government will conduct walk-in interviews, apart from its regular recruitment process, to fill the shortage of general physicians and specialists in various state-run hospitals.

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Air India's direct US flights to see Explosive Trace Device checks: Minister in written reply to Lok Sabha

Such checks will be for portable gadgets that are larger than a smartphone in order to comply with directions issued by the US authorities for foreign air carriers.

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Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani| PTI
NIA summons Kashmiri separatist leader Geelani's son, 29 others

The NIA on Thursday issued summons to the elder son of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and 29 others on charges of funding terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Tabish Bhat, whose eye was damaged after CRPF fired pellets at him during a protest. (File | AP)
Effective substitutes to pellet guns available: Special DG, CRPF

There are several non lethal weapons like plastic bullets which are available and good enough, a top CRPF official said today on whether the force was looking for a substitute to pellet guns.

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India seeks help from Iraq on missing nationals; MoS V K Singh's travel to Badush

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought the Iraq government's help in tracing the 39 Indians, abducted in June 2014 in Mosul.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. (File | AFP)
Amid border stand-off, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval meets Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi

Both Doval and Yang are Special Representatives of the India-China border mechanism.    

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Government advisory body for complete ban on animals in circuses

The chairman of the Animal Welfare Board  has written to the Ministry of Environment recommending a ban, while observing that as many as 11 circuses are performing in the country without permission.

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Child rape victim examined at PGIMER, report sent to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday had sought the response of the Centre on a plea seeking its nod for the rape survivor to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy.

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