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Unique challenge from one neighbour, who needs to act against terror: India
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during a press conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Unique challenge from one neighbour, who needs to act against terror: India

17 Sep 2019 | 7:07 PM

NEW DELHI: Attacking Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said India has a “unique challenge” from one neighbour who needs to act normal and take action against cross-border terrorism.

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New Delhi, September 17

Attacking Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said India has a “unique challenge” from one neighbour who needs to act normal and take action against cross-border terrorism.

Addressing his first press conference after assuming the office in the Modi 2.0 government in May, Jaishankar, while presenting the ministry’s work in the first 100 days, also said one of the key achievements of the government in this period has been a strong connection between national security and foreign policy goals.

He said Indian voice is now heard much more on global stage, be it at G20 summit or at climate conferences.

The minister said India’s narrative on issues like cross-border terrorism and abrogation of Article 370 has been articulated to global audience.

In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Jaishankar said, “We have a unique challenge from one neighbour and that would remain a challenge so until that neighbour becomes a normal neighbour and acts against cross-border terrorism.” — PTI

Global oil prices drive up petrol, diesel; Sensex tumbles over 600 pts

Global oil prices drive up petrol, diesel; Sensex tumbles over 600 pts

17 Sep 2019 | 5:59 PM

MUMBAI: Spiralling global oil prices sharply drove up the cost of petrol and diesel, and sent Indian market indices tumbling down on Monday. Sensex tanked over 600 points and Nifty over 150 points as sharp rise in global oil prices sent shock waves across world financial markets.

JNUSU polls: United Front of Left groups wins all 4 central panel posts
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JNUSU polls: United Front of Left groups wins all 4 central panel posts

17 Sep 2019 | 7:49 PM

NEW DELHI: United Front of Left student groups comprising AISA, SFI, AISF and DSF on Tuesday won all four central panel posts in JNU Students' Union polls, election panel said.

PM Narendra Modi lauds Patel’s vision, says J-K decision inspired by him

PM Narendra Modi lauds Patel’s vision, says J-K decision inspired by him

17 Sep 2019 | 3:24 PM

KEVADIA (GUJARAT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, saying the BJP-led government’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir last month was an inspiration from the former home minister of India.

In a jolt to BSP, all 6 party MLAs in Rajasthan join Congress Party

In a jolt to BSP, all 6 party MLAs in Rajasthan join Congress Party

17 Sep 2019 | 1:38 PM

JAIPUR: All six BSP MLAs in Rajasthan joined the Congress on Monday night. They are Rajendra Gudha, Joginder Awana, Lakhan Singh, Deechand Kheria, Sandeep Yadav and Wajib Ali.

Jassi murder case: 19 years on, charges framed against mother, uncle
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Jassi murder case: 19 years on, charges framed against mother, uncle

17 Sep 2019 | 6:27 PM

SANGRUR: Nineteen years after Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu alias Jassi was murdered for marrying against the wishes of her family, a court has framed charges against her mother and maternal uncle.

Known for contribution to Green Revolution, PAU ex-VC Khem Singh Gill passes away

Known for contribution to Green Revolution, PAU ex-VC Khem Singh Gill passes away

17 Sep 2019 | 11:39 AM

LUDHIANA: Former vice chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University—who was also known for his contributions to the Green Revolution—Dr Khem Singh Gill (89) passed away on Tuesday morning.

Meet Haryana youth who plays PM Modi in Bhansali’s ‘Mann Bairagi’

Meet Haryana youth who plays PM Modi in Bhansali’s ‘Mann Bairagi’

17 Sep 2019 | 7:22 PM

CHANDIGARH: As actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday unveiled the first look of “Mann Bairagi”, a special feature on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the poster set the social media abuzz and so did the actor who is playing the lead role.

DRDO unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in farmland in Karnataka
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DRDO unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in farmland in Karnataka

17 Sep 2019 | 7:35 PM

BENGALURU: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Defence Research and Development Organisation crashed during a trial in an agriculture field in Chitradurga district.

Why PSA against Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed plea: Sibal

Why PSA against Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed plea: Sibal

17 Sep 2019 | 11:12 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Kapil Sibal hit out at the BJP over the detention of Farooq Abdullah under the PSA and questioned whether the step was prompted by Vaiko’s plea in the Supreme Court

Modi did not ask me to return Zakir Naik: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Modi did not ask me to return Zakir Naik: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

17 Sep 2019 | 11:42 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not request him to return controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.


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CITY FOCUS

Now, pay to park at 64 more lots

Now, pay to park at 64 more lots

17 Sep 2019 | 7:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: While keeping the base price same, the General House of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today resolved to run parking lots on an hourly basis and convert 64 new parking lots into paid ones.

NoThe crackdown has targeted peddlers, but ‘big fish’ seem to have evaded it.

Fight against drugs on, but no decisive shot yet

17 Sep 2019 | 6:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The first half of the five-year term of the Capt Amarinder Singh government witnessed a multi-level campaign against the drug abuse and smuggling.

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Regional languages ‘inalienable part’ of Indian federalism, says SAD

17 Sep 2019 | 7:34 PM

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party’s ally Shiromani Akali Dal has said that regional languages were “inalienable part” of India’s federal structure—a development that comes at a time when a debate rages on about making Hindi India’s national language.

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Ordinance to adjust ‘indispensable’ officer

17 Sep 2019 | 1:37 PM

CHANDIGARH: No matter which party is at the helm, a retired bureaucrat who will turn 70 this month appears to be indispensable for the Punjab Government.

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In Haryana, NRC just a loud thought

In Haryana, NRC just a loud thought

17 Sep 2019 | 10:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:A day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Haryana with Justice (Retd) HS Bhalla on board, the latter today said the idea was just a loud thought so far and the blueprint of the NRC was yet to come up.

Farooq arrested under PSA

Farooq arrested under PSA

17 Sep 2019 | 9:41 AM

SRINAGAR:Three-time Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and five-time parliamentarian Farooq Abdullah was booked on Monday under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and his residence was declared a jail, officials said here.

Oil rises 10% on Saudi attacks, stockpile hopes pare early gains

Oil rises 10% on Saudi attacks, stockpile hopes pare early gains

17 Sep 2019 | 7:44 AM

LONDON/SINGAPORE:Oil prices surged nearly 20% at one point on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intra-day gain since the 1990-1991 Gulf crisis, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities at the weekend halved the kingdom’s production.

NoAfghan security forces arrive at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 17, 2019. Reuters

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

17 Sep 2019 | 5:46 PM

KABUL: Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt.

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Lahore man chops off wife's nose, hair after a heated argument

17 Sep 2019 | 4:25 PM

LAHORE: A man in Lahore on Tuesday cut off his wife's nose and hair during a fight following which the woman was rushed to a hospital, the police said.

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Locked and loaded to punish Saudi attack perpetrators: US

17 Sep 2019 | 6:52 AM

WASHINGTON:The US is “locked and loaded” to respond to the unprecedented drone strikes on key Saudi oil facilities, President Donald Trump has warned, a day after his top diplomat blamed Iran for the crippling attack that has led to the biggest surge in crude oil prices since the Gulf War.

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Vinesh Phogat beaten by defending champion Mukaida, to fight for bronze

17 Sep 2019 | 6:45 PM

NUR-SULTAN (KAZAKHSTAN): Vinesh Phogat was pushed out of the title race by reigning champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan but one of India’s biggest hopes remained in bronze medal hunt in the 53kg category at the World Wrestling Championship here on Tuesday.

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All eyes on Gill

17 Sep 2019 | 7:11 AM

MYSURU: Young Shubman Gill will be the centre of attraction when a dominant India A lock horns against South Africa A in the second and final unofficial Test of the series, starting here tomorrow.

India women’s team cricketer approached to fix matches

17 Sep 2019 | 7:11 AM

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented development, a member of the India women’s cricket team was allegedly approached to fix matches earlier this year, prompting the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit to lodge an FIR against two individuals today.

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