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Helicopter crash kills seven near Katra

Jammu : Seven people were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A police officer told IANS that the pilot was among the dead. The crash took place in Reasi district. Police personnel rushed to the site to see if there were any survivors.

India has ended regulatory uncertainty: Modi

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India has ended regulatory uncertainty to a large extent and is creating a policy driven state.

"We have ended regulatory uncertainty to a large extent, creating a policy driven state," Modi said, while meeting the corporate honchos of Malaysia.

"I assure you that India wants to progress. You have the experience and expertise. We have the requirement. It is a perfect match," he said.

Lalu's sons take charge as ministers

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, both sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Monday took charge of their ministries.

Tejaswi Yadav, 26, is the road and building construction minister. He told the media: "We will pay more attention to infrastructure building and connectivity of roads in the state."

Tejaswi Yadav said the mandate for the Grand Alliance of the JD-U, RJD and Congress was to work for development of Bihar. He said corruption would not be tolerated at any cost.

India, Malaysia sign cyber security, infrastructure accords

Kuala Lumpur: India and Malyaysia signed three agreements on cyber security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development on Monday, the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to this southeast Asian nation.

Modi inaugurates Torana gate, highlights India-Malaysia cultural ties

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, the third day of his visit to Malaysia, highlighted the cultural ties of India with this southeast nation as he inaugurated a Torana gate, a traditional gateway to Hindu and Buddhist temples, here.

“This Torana is not merely a piece of art on stone. This is connecting the two nations and illustrates the two great cultures,” he said while jointly inaugurating the Torana gate with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at Brickfields, popularly known as Little India here.

चंपारण की पूर्व विधायक रश्मि वर्मा पर हमले-धमकियों की कहानी झूठी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: राजनीतिज्ञों द्वारा चुनाव जीतने के लिए कुछ भी किया जाना कोई नयी घटना नहीं है. चाहे वह बूथ लूटना हो या फिर किसी की भी जान लेना हो. यहां तक कि कई बार नेता खुद पर भी हमले करवाते और स्याही फेंकवाते हैं. राजनीतिक पृष्ठभूमि पर बनी फिल्मों के लिए यह बातें कथानक का हिस्सा हैं.

Centre announces Rs.3,250 crore for development of Delhi

New Delhi : In a financial assistance package to the Arvind Kejriwal government, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday announced Rs.3,250 crore for decongestion and development of the national capital.

In addition, the union minister also announced another Rs.96 crore to Delhi, which is intended to be spent on the cleanliness in the city.

Assam governor faces criticism after ‘Hindustan for Hindus’ remark

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: Assam governor PB Acharya came under severe criticism after his controversial remark, ‘Hindustan is for Hindus’. Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi went to the extent of appealing the Central Government for appointing a new governor, branding Acharya an RSS agent on Sunday.

पेरिस का आतंकवादी हमला और हमारी प्रतिक्रिया

By सलमान गनी

फ़्रानस में हुई ख़ूँरेज़ी के बाद एक बार फिर इस्लाम पर तीखे प्रहारों का आरम्भ हो चुका है। फर्क सिर्फ इतना है कि इस बार इस्लाम और कुरान पर दबे शब्दों में नहीं बल्कि खुलेआम आलोचना हो रही है। टीवी बहस में आईएस की विचारधारा को मौदूदी और शाह वली अल्लाह की शिक्षाओं की पैदावार बताया जा रहा है। मुस्लिम कयादतें और मिली नेता चीख चीख कर अपने धर्म की बेगुनाही साबित कर रहे हैं लेकिन आरोपों का तूफान है कि थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहा।

Fringe fundamentalists are now mainstream: Teesta Setalvad

By Anurag Dey

Kolkata: India is going through difficult times where the "once fringe" fundamentalist groups have now become mainstream and, with the complicity of "fascists in positions of power", are running the show, says leading human rights activist Teesta Setalvad.