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Oil tanker operators again suspend supplies to Kashmir Valley

Jammu : The oil tanker association in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday announced it was again suspending fuel supplies to the Valley.

Anan Sharma, president of the All Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association, told reporters here that oil tankers and their drivers had been attacked in the Valley despite assurances from the state government.

"Our drivers, attendants and vehicles have been attacked in the Valley even after we resumed supplies following assurances from the government.

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Floods abating in Bihar, claim officials

Patna : The overall flood situation in Bihar on Sunday showed signs of improvement with river Ganga and its tributaries receding and relief operations continuing, officials said.

The district magistrates were directed, however, to be fully alert and remain prepared to face any worsening of the situation in the coming days, they said.

"Flood waters are receding in Ganga and its tributaries and the situation is improving," Principal Secretary of State Disaster Management Department Vyasji said.

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Woman pensioner donates Rs 50,000 for LPG to poor women: Modi

New Delhi : Pitching for the government's 'Give It Up' campaign to voluntarily surrender cooking gas subsidy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cited the case of an octogenarian retired woman teacher who has donated Rs 50,000 for the programme to replace the smoke-emitting "chulhas" (stoves) on which poor women have to cook food.

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PM bats for better sports acumen, touches on Kashmir in Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi : Congratulating Indian sportsmen and athletes, especially the "daughters of India" who performed well at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was clearly a need to do more to improve the country's medals tally

Addressing the nation over radio in his 23rd Mann Ki Baat talk, he touched upon Kashmir, cleanliness, Ganga rejuvenation and environment conservation, among other issues.

बिहार पुलिस का करिश्मा : मुजरिम फ़रार, बेगुनाह नामज़द

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

मधुबनी (बिहार): एक दुर्घटना के वाक़्ये को किस तरह से साम्प्रदायिक मोड़ दे दिया जाता है, मधुबनी की यह घटना इसकी जीती-जागती बानगी है.

Jammu advocate booked under PSA for organising protests against Kashmir killings

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Doda:The J&K Police on Saturday evening arrested a prominent advocate, social activist and human rights defender, Babar-ul-Islam Nehru from Saah Mohallah of Doda district in Chenab valley and booked him under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

'How will you ever explain that you killed and skinned men over beef?'

By Parvez Mandviwala

Bandra, Mumbai: Addressing a massive gathering of men and women at the Peace And Harmony Public Convention here, the Ameer (President) of Jamaat-e- Islami Hind (JIH), Maulana Jalaluddin Umri emphasised that peace can be established only as long as humanity is alive and thriving. Every person, irrespective of religion, race, colour, language or occupation has and should have equal rights over each other by virtue of his being a human being. Discriminating against fellow human beings on these grounds is the worst form of ignorance, he averred.

Haryana to bar candidates carrying phones to exam centres

Chandigarh : To curb unfair means in examinations, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) decided that any candidate found possessing mobile phone or any other aiding material in the examination room will be debarred from future examinations, a commission spokesman said on Sunday.

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CPI-M legislator in Tripura dead

Agartala : Prominent communist leader and sitting CPI-M legislator Samir Deb Sarkar died here on Sunday after a protracted illness. He was 67.

Party sources said that Sarkar died at the government run Gobinda Ballav Panth Medical College and Hospital early Sunday. He was suffering from cancer.

He is survived by his four brothers and three sisters.

Sarkar, a bachelor, who was elected to the state assembly six times since 1983 from the Khowai assembly constituency, was the chief whip of the ruling Left Front in the state assembly.

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AAP liquor policy hypocritical, says Swaraj Abhiyan

New Delhi : The Swaraj Abhiyan on Saturday slammed the Delhi government for its "hypocrisy" on the liquor policy and granting licences in large numbers to drinking establishments.

Addressing a press conference here, the Abhiyan's National Working Committee member Yogendra Yadav said that the AAP has, in last two years, issued 399 new liquor licenses while spending only a "petty" amount of Rs 16,000 on de-addiction drives and programmes.

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