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A gathering of Muslim women offering prayers

Union Cabinet gives its nod to Triple Talaq ordinance, says Arun Jaitley

The bill which seeks to make the practice of talaq-e-biddat void is pending in Rajya Sabha and will lapse on 3 June when the Lok Sabha dissolves. 
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 

Jadavpur University vice-chancellor allegedly manhandled by students wanting union polls

Prof Suranjan Das claimed that he was heckled and manhandled by a section of students agitating over the issue of holding students union elections.

On day 2 of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s ICJ hearing, Pakistan slams India’s ‘political theatre’

Khawar Qureshi, who is representing Pakistan at the ICJ hearing, said India has demonstrated a lack of faith throughout the proceedings.
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Kolkata Police gets new chief with Anuj Sharma, Rajeev Kumar moved to CID

Outgoing commissioner Rajeev Kumar was at the centre of the recent controversy over the investigation into the Saradha chit fund case.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

China cautions restraint amid escalating tensions between India & Pakistan over Pulwama

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that a stable bilateral relationship between the two countries is essential for peace and stability in South Asia.
Tamil Nadu AIADMK, PMK leaders

AIADMK and BJP announce poll alliance in Tamil Nadu, saffron party to contest 5 seats

Earlier in the day, the AIADMK closed another poll deal with PMK, offering the Vanniyar-based party seven of 40 seats.
Protestors raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu

Mobs pressured us to cut off Kashmiri students but no such decision taken: Dehradun colleges

Two colleges in Dehradun clarified that managements haven't taken a decision to deny admission to Kashmiri students following the Pulwama attack.
K Chandrashekhar Rao

KCR finally inducts ministers in Telangana cabinet, leaves out son & nephew

Two months after the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi came to power, CM K Chandrasekhar Rao expanded his two-member cabinet with 10 ministers.
People queue up to check their names on the final draft of the NRC in Assam

823 people detained in 6 Assam detention centres are foreigners, Centre tells Supreme Court

The top court had asked the Centre to provide details of functional detention centres in Assam and the foreigners detained in them during the last 10 years.

OnCamera

PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.