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Seers Demand Handing Over Of Disputed Land At Ayodhya Else Kashi, Mathura To Be Included In Agenda

New Delhi: The two-day show of strength in Ayodhya by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Shiv Sena ended with Hindu seers demanding the Muslims to hand over the land at the disputed site before the government brings an ordinance. They would otherwise include Kashi, Mathura and other disputed structures in their agenda raising the pitch for the Ram Temple.

However, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray continued to target Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre saying that it would not return to power again if it did not the construct the Ram Mandir. He was addressing media after having ‘ divine darshan’ of Lord Ram at the makeshift temple.

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Bridge On Yamuna Signatures Three Deaths In 24 Hours; CM Cautions Users

New Delhi: A day after two medical students were killed in a tragic accident at the Signature Bridge, a 24-year-old died and another was injured early on Saturday. The incident occurred while they were riding from Nangloi towards Northeast district at 8.20 am on the bridge when their bike skid. Shankar, 24 was driving the bike along with his cousin Deepak, 17, who was riding pillion. While Shankar succumbed to his injuries, Deepak was injured. The Timarpur Police Station was informed of the incident, following which the duo was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Shankar was declared "brought dead" by doctors and his cousin just escaped with knee injuries. Both were wearing helmets. Shankar was a resident of Ghaziabad and worked as a salesman. He was unmarried. "The injured man Deepak told us that the motorcycle had skid. He says that they were wearing helmets but Shankar's helmet fell away after skidding and his head hit the divider," said a senior police officer.

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Sonia Gandhi calls upon people to teach a lesson to TRS for shattering their hopes and aspirations

New Delhi: United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi called upon the people of the county’s newest state to teach a fitting lesson to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for completely shattering their hopes and aspirations in the four-and-a- half years of its rule. She was visited Telanagana for the first time on November 23.

Addressing a rally at Medchal on the outskirts of Hyderabad, she said, “It is an emotional moment for me, as I feel like a mother who is meeting her children after several years,” amidst loud cheers from the public.

Gandhi said she had to undergo a lot of difficulties while taking a decision on granting statehood to Telangana. “It was no easy decision, as I had to keep in mind the sentiments and feelings of people from both Andhra and Telangana regions. But, having witnessed the agitations of the people of Telangana and understood their aspirations, I had decided to carve out Telangana state, thanks to the support extended by all my colleagues, including then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi,” she said.

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India And Pakistan To Built A Corridor Up To Gurdwara Darbar Sahib In Kartarpur

New Delhi: Amid long time acrimony continuing between India and Pakistan, they announced building a corridor on their respective sides to let Sikh pilgrims visit the iconic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur on the banks of the river Ravi in the neighbouring country.

The plan to build a corridor on the Indian side leading to the border near the gurdwara was among a slew of proposals cleared during a Cabinet meeting to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary in 2019. The corridor on the Indian side will be built as an “integrated development project” with funding from the central government, and the Indian government called on its Pakistani counterpart to develop a similar corridor on its territory to “recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community”, said people familiar with the developments.

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Governor Dissolves J&K Assembly After PDP, NC And Congress Claim Forming Government

New Delhi: In a surprising move, Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state assembly in a contentious decision that may well be challenged in the courts.

The dissolution, announced in a statement by Raj Bhawan, came after Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its arch-rival National Conference (NC) teamed up with the Congress for a shot at government formation with the support of 56 legislators in the 87-member assembly. The People’s Conference led by Sajjad Lone, later staked a rival claim, saying it had the support of 25 legislators belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and “more than 18” others.