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  • No inner voice, Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming Prime Minister in 2004, says Natwar

    New Delhi, July 30 Sonia Gandhi opted out from Prime Ministerial slot in 2004 due to her son Rahul Gandhi's fear that she would be killed, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh said today. In an interview to CNN-IBN, ahead of the release of his autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough', Natwar Singh revealed that the real reason she didn't want to become PM in 2004 was not because her 'inner voice' prevented her, as Ms Gandhi claimed at the time, but because Rahul Gandhi was scared she would be killed. Natwar Singh also revealed that Rahul Gandhi said he would take every step p...

  • Crucial Indo-US talks today: Snooping, WTO deal to figure

    New Delhi, July 30 Crucial Indo-US consultations kick off here tomorrow with India keen to raise American snooping on its leadership and Washington eager to overcome New Delhi's opposition to the WTO Doha deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here this evening to co-chair the fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue tomorrow. Kerry will meet with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval tomorrow before the Dialogue, where the Indian side will be led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Ms Swaraj will host a dinner tomorrow for the US Secretary of Stat...

  • Sacrilegious Act: Five accused arrested in Kathua, Ramban

    Newspoint Bureau
    Newspoint Bureau Jammu Tawi, July 30 A day after sacrilegious acts were reported in Kathua and Ramban districts, special police teams acted swiftly and arrested five persons for their alleged involvement into the act. Five persons were arrested in sacrilegious acts in Ramban and Kathua districts, police sources here said. They said that special team constituted by the SSP Kathua on tip off, conducted raids and arrested the alleged accused persons in sacrilegious acts took place in Basholi area of Kathua district. However, strike was also called off by social and religious organizations of ...

  • Basohli remains at halt consecutively for 3rd day

    Newspoint Bureau
    Kathua/Basohli, July 30 Following communal clashes after cow slaughtering in Basohli and adjoining areas shutdown remained continue on the third consecutive day. Throughout the day, the people carried on their protests keeping all the business establishments closed. The protesters setting fire to tyres blocked the link roads and raised slogans in favor of their demand of arresting the culprits. Though the protest was peaceful however, DIG Shakeel Ahmed Beig appealed protesters to call off strike assuring that police is doing his best to overcome with the culprits. Despite his assurance, the...

  • 15 killed, 158 feared trapped in Pune landslide

    Pune, July 30 At least 15 people were killed and nearly 158 others trapped inside their houses on a hillside following a landslide in Malin village of Maharashtra's Pune district today, police said. People living in about 40 houses came under the debris of a hillock that caved in at the village in Ambegaon taluka of the district when they were asleep, said Pune Rural superintendent of police Manojkumar Lohiya. Rescue operations were on war footing and four teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed from the neighbouring Talegaon camp to the village, about 120 km from...

  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to hold talks to sell properties

    New Delhi, July 30 The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in Tihar jail complex for negotiation with potential buyers of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise Rs 10,000 crore to get regular bail. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur asked 65-year old Roy to give details of the gadgets, like phone and computer, needed by him to get in touch with buyers from overseas. The court posted the case for passing order on August 1 after Roy gives details of things which he needed for holding n...

  • Reconsider case for issuance of passport to wife of alleged KZF activist: HC directs

    Jammu Tawi, July 30 In a petition filed by Balvinder Kour for issuance of passport which was denied by the respondents on the ground that her husband Tirlochan Singh @ Raju a trained militant of KZF and is indexed in the records of CID and was arrested in various criminal cases, Justice Tashi Rabstan of J&K High Court Jammu Wing, after hearing Advocate Anil Gupta appearing for the petitioner, Senior AAG Gagan Basotra for the state and ASGI KK Pangotra for the Union of India, observed that on consideration and perusal of record, Court find that there is no direct involvement of petitioner in...

  • 2,864 pilgrims pay obeisance at the Holy Cave today

    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, July 30 2,864 devotees paid obeisance before the Ice Lingam today. With this, a total of 3, 53,059 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Holy Cave since the commencement of Shri Amarnathji Yatra....

  • SMVDSB to partner with banglore based health institute to provide better health care services

    Newspoint Bureau
    Newspoint Bureau Srinagar, July 30 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held its 54th meeting at Raj Bhavan under the chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra, , who is the Chairman of the Shrine Board and discussed various important issues regarding the operationalization of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME), which is speedily coming up at Kakriyal, near Katra. It is pertinent to mention that the Shrine Board had, several years ago, conceived the establishment of hospital for providing multi specialty medical services in identified fields of health care to th...


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