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Three LeT militants killed in Sopore encounter

August 5: Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, armed with latest AK-74 rifles, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in an overnight encounter.

90.83 per cent voting till 1 pm in vice presidential election

August 5: More than 90 per cent votes in the vice presidential election had been cast by 1 pm, the assistant returning officer said today.

BJP, RSS behind murderous attack on Rahul’s car: Congress

August 5: The Congress today accused the BJP and the RSS of being behind what it described as a "murderous attack" on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat and claimed it was a "pre- planned" conspiracy.

Modi, Naidu, Sonia early voters in VP election

August 5: Parliamentarians queued up in Parliament House on Saturday to cast their votes to elect the next vice president.

3 injured in firing allegedly by Army personnel in J-K

August 5: Three persons were today injured when Army personnel allegedly opened fire at a group of stone- pelting youths in Bandipora district of Kashmir,police said.

Dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts: PM

August 5: Dialogue is the only way to cut through deep-rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Nagaland CM seeks disqualification of ten NPF MLAs

August 5: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has filed a composite disqualification petition to the state Assembly speaker against ten NPF legislators.

Four Spanish tourists among five killed in AP accident

August 5: Five persons including four Spanish nationals were killed and six others injured when their van was involved in a collision with a container truck at Punganoor, about 100 kms from here today, police said

China realises N Korea is becoming greater threat: US official

August 4: China has realised that nuclear-armed North Korea is becoming a greater threat to its security and is working to address the challenge posed by Pyongyang, a top US official has said.

India may face deadly heat waves within decades: study

August 4: Nearly 1.5 billion people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to face deadly heat waves within the next few decades due to climate change

Pak EC bars Shehbaz Sharif from campaigning for by-election

August 4: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been barred by the Election Commission of Pakistan from taking part in his own by-election campaign to a National Assembly

Military brought Pak on track, civilians derailed it: Musharraf

August 4: Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf, who faces treason charges, has defended the country’s previous military rulers

Pakistan govt website hacked, Indian national anthem posted

August 4: The Pakistan government website was today reportedly hacked briefly by unknown hackers who posted the Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings on the web page.

India should show willingness for peace through deeds: China

August 4: China today said India should show through deeds its willingness to maintain peace at the border and claimed that 48 Indian soldiers were at Doklam area backed by a "large number" .

Narendra Modi has ushered in a golden age for BJP: US think tank

August 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a golden age for the BJP as the party made a comeback to power in Bihar after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar relegated coalition partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

Cabinet of new Pak PM Abbasi sworn in

August 4: The Cabinet of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in today with media reports saying that Khawaja Asif has been appointed the country’s first full-time foreign minister since 2013.

Building wall least important thing: Trump to Mexican prez

August 4: US President Donald Trump during his call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged that his promise to get Mexico to pay for a controversial border wall has left him cornered as he described the wall "the least important thing".

’Rajiv Gandhi was genuinely interested about US military ties’

August 4: Rajiv Gandhi was "genuinely interested" in developing military ties with the US and the former Indian prime minister had shown he could move India’s foreign policy in new directions

Govt to enhance human milk bank facility

August 4: The government proposes to enhance the human milk bank facility which was recently launched in a city hospital, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Cong MP objects to Swaraj’s remarks on him

August 4: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla today took objection to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement calling him a supporter of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Sikkim standoff: China says its restraint has ’bottom line’

August 4: China has said that it has shown "utmost goodwill" over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its "restraint" has a "bottom line".

V-P poll tomorrow; result in evening

August 4: Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be India’s next vice president as members of Parliament gear up to cast their ballot tomorrow.

Sunanda Pushkar’s death: HC notice to Arnab, Republic TV on Tharoor’s plea

August 4: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from journalist Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

RS adjourned for brief period over railway station renaming

August 4: The renaming of Mughal Sarai railway station on Friday led to sparring between Opposition and ruling BJP in Rajya Sabha leading to a brief adjournment.

Pakistan increasing attempts to push in terrorists: Govt

August 4: Pakistan has increased attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through the border but there is a high number of casualties on their side, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

E-cigarette ban will increase smuggling

August 4: Ban of electronic cigarettes in India will increase smuggling of such products, which have no assurance of source and quality standard, according to Tobacco Institute of India (TII).

NIA custody of Geelani’s son-in-law, 3 others extended

August 4: The NIA custody of four Kashmiri separatists, including the son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was today extended by 10 more days by a Delhi court in a terror funding case.

Kejriwal backs rights of Narmada Valley displaced

August 4: The Madhya Pradesh government should ensure the rehabilitation of residents of the Narmada Valley affected by the closure of the Sardar Sarovar dam’s gates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

SC refuses to stay notification for NOTA in Guj RS polls

August 3: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay a Gujarat state Assembly’s decision to introduce NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8.

Sanitation workers in Faridabad shed clothes to get jobs back

August 3: Nearly 160 semi-naked sanitation workers, who were rendered "jobless" after the HUDA handed over maintenance of certain sectors to the municipal corporation, carried out a protest march here demanding restoration of their jobs.

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