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Separating families only way to end illegal migration, says Trump

Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation. Speaking at a business convention, Trump said children have to be taken away if their parents are jailed for illegally crossing the US border. The President had earlier sparked outrage for tweeting that undocume...

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Facebook helps couple raise $3.4mn for reuniting immigrant families

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) A couple in the US has seen outpouring of support from thousands of people when they set out to raise money on Facebook for reuniting immigrant parents with their children, helping them raise $3.4 million in a matter of three days, the media reported. Charlotte and Dave Willner, set a target of raising $3.75 million, the USA Today reported on Monday.

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Of risk planning, Nagas, texting and nagins

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Know how adequate risk planning is the key in ensuring the future of the family; go through a collection of 19 short stories that breathe new life into the inner make-up of the people of northeast India, the Tangkhul Nagas in particular. Read of a tale based on the premise that text is the new talk -- and what happens to a virtual relationship when two who have been exch...

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BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting

Jammu, June 14 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting to maintain peace and tranquility on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said on Thursday. The meeting was held on Wednesday evening at the Octroi border outpost. Deputy Inspector General BSF Frontier, P.S. Dhiman led the eight-member Indian team...

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Congress targets Modi over border killings, fitness challenge

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) As four BSF troopers died on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Wednesday termed the government weak and cowardly and slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for posting a fitness challenge on Twitter the same day. I would hold Modi government's weak policy on national security responsible for this. It has been proved that Modi governmen...

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation

Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) which it said killed one civilian. Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the Indian envoy and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Ind...

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Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation

Jammu, June 13 (IANS) Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and five others injured on Wednesday in an unprovoked Pakistan ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector where these casualties occurred, BSF officials said. The victims were identified as Assistant Comm...

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Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan firing on J&K border

Jammu, June 13 (IANS) Four BSF troopers, including an Assistant Commandant, were killed and three others injured on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, ASI Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj were killed in unprovoked shelling...

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Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan firing on J&K border

Jammu, June 13 (IANS) Four BSF troopers were killed and three others injured on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The three junior officers and a Constable were killed in unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers targeting Baba Chamliyal outpost in the Ramgarh Sector early Wednesday, Border Se...

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14,500 safety bunkers coming up in J&K border areas

Jammu, June 8 (IANS) Nearly 14,500 safety bunkers will be constructed in Jammu and Kashmir border areas for people to take shelter in the event of Pakistani shelling of civilian areas on this side, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, capping his two-day trip to the state. The Home Minister said the government would raise seven more India Reserve Battalions of special armed police...

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Release Gadling, four others: Lawyers body

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A lawyers body on Thursday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of advocate Surendra Gadling and four others arrested on charges of being Maoist sympathisers who incited communal disharmony during the Bhima-Koregaon violence. A new trend has been started in this country -- to arrest and terrorise activists who speak up for Dalits, Adivasis and undertr...

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Over 1,000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Even as the Indian forces are maintaining a ceasefire against militants in Jammu and Kashmir and border truce with Pakistan, there have have been over 1,000 violations from the Pakistani side of the 2003 ceasefire agreement between New Delhi and Islamabad in 2018 alone, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. We always taken it very strongly, this matter...

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Pre-World Cup friendly between Israel, Argentina called off amid protests

Jerusalem, June 6 (IANS) A pre-World Cup football friendly between Israel and Argentina has been cancelled amid growing pressure from protesters calling for the match to be scrapped over Israel's treatment of Palestinians, according to officials and players on Wednesday. For lack of an official statement from either of the countries' governing football bodies, Israeli newspapers cited th...

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Committed to Ramadan ceasefire, border truce with Pakistan: Defence Minister

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir will honour the Ramadan ceasefire and the border truce with Pakistan but any unprovoked attack won't go unanswered, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. When it is an unprovoked attack, the Army was given the right to retaliate. We honour the ceasefire but, of course, a margin was given to us when it is an unpro...

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Pakistan again proves it can't be trusted: BSF IG

Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan has again proved that it cannot be trusted, a top Border Security Force (BSF) official said on Sunday. Pakistan has yet again proved that it cannot be trusted as its forces resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing to target villages along the international border, said Ram Awtar, Inspector General (IG) BSF Jammu Frontier. He was addressing the medi...

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Depp's pale look leaves fans concerned

Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Johnny Depp fans are concerned about his health after the Hollywood star appeared frail and ill in some of his recent photographs that surfaced online over the weekend. Depp posed with fans at a Four Seasons hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, last week, looking visibly thinner than in previous appearances, reports billboard.com. I think my hero looks ill...

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Two BSF troopers killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation

Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and three civilians injured on Sunday in Pakistan shelling and firing on the International Border in Jammu district. BSF sources said Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate shelling and firing on the border's Pargwal sub-sector. The BSF troopers, a constable and an assistant sub-inspector, ...

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Trump plans phased negotiations with Kim, starting with June 12 summit

New York, June 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is proposing phased negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, starting with the planned June 12 summit in Singapore during which he does not expect a complete deal on denuclearisation. At the same time, Trump has also set an ambitious goal for his interactions with Kim aiming for an end to the official 70-year state of war betwee...

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2 injured as mob attacks BSES anti-power theft team

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Two persons were injured when a team of Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES checking power theft was allegedly attacked by a mob in Lal Kuan locality of Pul Prahladpur area of Delhi, the company said on Wednesday. Describing the locality as a high power theft area in south Delhi, a BSES statement said it is a locality where it loses around 2-3 million ...

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Akshay, Shabana emphasize on educating both men, women on menstrual hygiene

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Bollywood's own Pad Man Akshay Kumar and actor-activist Shabana Azmi, who were part of inaugural Menstrual Awareness Conclave here, say that it is important to not only educate women about the menstrual hygiene but also to involve men too to initiate more dialogues about periods. The glass is half full and half empty. Certainly from 1990s to the Niine Movement, t...

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