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Killing people in the name of cows unacceptable: ModiNarendra Modi in Ahmedabad. PTI/PIB

Killing people in the name of cows unacceptable: Modi

29 Jun 2017 | 3:38 PM

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests.

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Ahmedabad, June 29

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests.

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Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati Ashram here and 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, a guru to Mahatma Gandhi, Modi said unleashing violence against others went against the ideals of the Father of the Nation.

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“Killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” he said.

“Let’s all work together. Let’s create the India of Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams. Let’s create an India our freedom fighters would be proud of,” the prime minister said.

“No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands,” he said.

The Prime Minister’s remarks come against the backdrop of growing incidents of cow vigilantism. A Muslim youth was last week killed on board a Mathura-bound train by people who taunted his family and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”.

“Violence never has and never will solve any problem.

As a society, there is no place for violence,” Modi said.

Thousands of people across the country had on Wednesday taken to the streets in a citizens’ protest named ‘Not in My Name’ against the recent incidents of mob killings.

Holding placards that read: “Break the Silence”, “No Place for Islamophobia” and “Shed Hate not Blood” among others, the protesters had said they had gathered to send out a message that there is a need to unite for a cause. PTI

Congress, TMC, Left to boycott GST midnight launch

Congress, TMC, Left to boycott GST midnight launch

29 Jun 2017 | 3:25 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday decided to keep away from the special midnight June 30 meeting convened by the government on GST implementation.

Election for Vice President’s post to be held on August 5

Election for Vice President’s post to be held on August 5

29 Jun 2017 | 3:14 PM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Thursday announced that election to the office of Vice President would take place on August 5.

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More than half of hate crimes in US go unreported: Report

29 Jun 2017 | 3:15 PM

WASHINGTON: The majority of hate crimes experienced by US residents over a 12-year period were not reported to the police, according to a new federal report released on Thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities.

Kovind arrives in Chandigarh to meet Punjab, Haryana MLAs

Kovind arrives in Chandigarh to meet Punjab, Haryana MLAs

29 Jun 2017 | 3:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Thursday to meet MLAs and MPs of Haryana and Punjab BJP and those of its ally SAD.

Govt to ask industry to pass on GST benefits to consumers

Govt to ask industry to pass on GST benefits to consumers

29 Jun 2017 | 3:51 PM

NEW DELHI: The government is asking the industry to pass on the benefits of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the form of lower prices to consumers to allay fears of a rise in prices.

Two soldiers injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

Two soldiers injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

29 Jun 2017 | 9:16 AM

POONCH/JAMMU: Two jawans were injured on Thursday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) by the Pakistan Army. The jawans have been shifted to hospital.

Indian-origin man killed by cousin in United States

Indian-origin man killed by cousin in United States

29 Jun 2017 | 12:11 PM

NEW YORK: A 26-year-old Indian-origin man in the US was stabbed to death allegedly by his cousin following an argument here. Sharanjit Singh was stabbed by Lovedeep Singh,

Pak summons senior Indian diplomat over LoC violations

Pak summons senior Indian diplomat over LoC violations

29 Jun 2017 | 2:33 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner over the alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops in Kashmir which it claimed had killed a civilian.

Presidential poll: AAP to meet in New Delhi to decide strategy

Presidential poll: AAP to meet in New Delhi to decide strategy

29 Jun 2017 | 12:11 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party will meet on Thursday evening in New Delhi to decide on the candidate they will vote for the post of the President.

Trump appoints Indian-American as US Ambassador to Peru

Trump appoints Indian-American as US Ambassador to Peru

29 Jun 2017 | 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru. Urs has served at seven US embassies as well in senior leadership positions in Washington, DC, a media release said.


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Joint police team of 8 northeastern states need of the hour: Sonowal

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29 Jun 2017 | 1:31 PM

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said a joint police team of all eight northeastern states is the need of the hour to tackle the common challenges faced by the forces in the region.

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NoAAP state convener Bhagwant Mann, along with youths rescued from Saudi Arabia, holds a press conference in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Sarabjit Singh

20 youths stuck in Riyadh rescued

29 Jun 2017 | 2:26 AM

JALANDHAR: AAP state convener Bhagwant Mann today highlighted the plight of 20 Indian youths who had been putting up in deplorable conditions at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia for the past three months.

New AAP state body next month

29 Jun 2017 | 1:07 AM

JALANDHAR: About two months after he was announced the state convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, Bhagwant Mann today said the ground work for a new organisational set-up had been done and the main positions would be announced within 15 days.

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PSPCL-funded ‘Badal fiefdom’ was drain on exchequer

29 Jun 2017 | 10:24 AM

BATHINDA: The picturesque Lake View Guest House renovated by the PSPCL for the comfortable stay of the Badal clan in 2013 was a drain on the exchequer.

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Junaid lynching: Delhi govt employee, 3 others held

Junaid lynching: Delhi govt employee, 3 others held

29 Jun 2017 | 12:12 PM

CHANDIGARH/FARIDABAD:A 50-year-old Delhi government employee was among four persons arrested today in connection with the killing of a Muslim youth, Junaid, onboard a Mathura-bound train, the police said.

No law followed in construction of some Kasauli hotels, says SC

No law followed in construction of some Kasauli hotels, says SC

29 Jun 2017 | 10:07 AM

NEW DELHI:No law has been followed in the construction of some resorts and hotels in the picturesque town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh and officials have “colluded” in the illegalities, the Supreme Court observed today.

ITBP officer dies on Amarnath yatra duty, 14 pilgrims injured in accident

29 Jun 2017 | 3:35 PM

JAMMU: An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer deployed on Amarnath Yatra duty died of heart attack on Thursday while 14 pilgrims were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir.

Top papal adviser charged with sexual assault in blow to Vatican

Top papal adviser charged with sexual assault in blow to Vatican

29 Jun 2017 | 1:48 PM

SYDNEY/VATICAN CITY: Australian police charged a top adviser to Pope Francis with multiple historical sex crimes on Thursday, in a case that poses a dilemma for the pontiff who has vowed no tolerance for such offences. Cardinal George Pell is the Vatican’s de facto treasury minister and is the highest-ranking Vatican official to be charged with sexual abuse.

Mutual funds barely out of teens, can grow 10-fold in 5 years: Ambani

Mutual funds barely out of teens, can grow 10-fold in 5 years: Ambani

29 Jun 2017 | 1:28 PM

MUMBAI: Urging regulator SEBI to simplify investment and advertisement norms for mutual funds, business leader Anil Ambani on Thursday said investing in them should be as easy as buying smartphones on Internet.

NoCaptain Mithali Raj says that the form of openers Poonam Raut and Smriti Mandhana gives a lot of confidence to the Indians as they take on West Indies today. File: ICC/Getty

Confident India target Windies

29 Jun 2017 | 1:45 AM

TAUNTON: Brimming with confidence after shocking world No. 2 England, India would look to continue the winning momentum when they take on West Indies in their second match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here tomorrow. The Indian eves could not have asked for a better start to the tournament as they stunned hosts England by 35 runs in their tournament-opener.

BCCI committee to oppose one-state, one-vote clause

29 Jun 2017 | 1:45 AM

NEW DELHI: BCCI’s newly-constituted seven-member committee to look into the ‘difficulties’ in carrying out the Supreme Court’s orders on reforms may agree on implementing the contentious ‘age and tenure’ clause of the Lodha Committee recommendations.

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