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Portfolio Allocation Of Karnataka Government Delayed As Sonia, Rahul Traveling

New Delhi: With United Progressive Alliance(UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi travelling abroad with her son and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, allocation of portfolios in newly sworn-in JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka is likely to be delayed further.

According to the sources, the meeting to decide on the portfolio allocation has been postponed for a week as Sonia Gandhi is travelling abroad with her son tonight for health check-up.

“The meeting is most likely to be held on June 4-5,” one the sources said.The Congress and the JD(S) are at loggerheads over the allocation of key portfolios such as Finance, Home, Public Works Department (PWD) and Power, Irrigation and Urban Development.

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How Laskar e Taiba Recruits Terrorists to Wage War Against India

New Delhi: Zabiullah alias Hamza, arrested during an anti-terror operation in Kupwara on March 20, said a seven tier-hierarchy looks after the two-year training of new recruits at seven locations, including a regional centre at Mudrike, forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and hilly terrains of Muzaffarabad. The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist arrested in March has also revealed that 26/11 Mumbai terror accused Hafiz Saeed and Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are recruiting gullible boys under the aegis of their trust, Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), to wage war against India.

Hamza’s five associates were killed in the operation that also left three soldiers and two policemen dead. His interrogation report prepared by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) tells, “It’s an open invitation. JuD leaders openly invite boys from 15-20 age group of Pakistan to join ‘jihad’ and are willing to sacrifice themselves. They write down their names, address and phone numbers.”

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Meghna From Noida Tops In CBSE Class XII

New Delhi: The CBSE today declared the result of class 12th. Girls outshone boys with MeghnaSrivastava from Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh, topping the examination securing 499 marks out of 500. The overall pass percentage is 83.01 per cent as against last year's 82.02 per cent. The top three regions are Trivandrum, Chennai and Delhi.

Meghna is a student of Step By Step School, Noida, and is from the Humanities stream. The second position was bagged by another girl, Anoushka Chand, also a humanities stream student from a school in Ghaziabad. She got 498 marks out of 500. The third position was held by seven students who got 497 marks out of 500, the officials said. The overall pass percentage stood at 83.01 per cent.

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After Trump Statement, Korean Leaders Meet Again

New Delhi: South Korean  President Moon Jaeon Saturday met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un   inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations. The development came a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead. Moon and Kim exchanged views to pave way for a summit between North Korea and the United States,according to  South Korea's presidential office.

The two leaders held talks for two hours in the truce village of Panmunjom, where they had met last month and made a declaration vowing to improve ties.

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Heat Wave Unrelenting In North India

New Delhi: Northern India continues to reel under heatwave conditions. In Rajasthan, Churu recorded the highest temperature of 47.5 degrees Celsius today. Met department said heat wave conditions are likely to continue for the next 24 hours. In Himachal Pradesh, the scorching heatwave remained unabated for the third day today as Una sizzled at 44.2 degrees celisius.

Heat wave conditions also prevailed in some parts of west Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. In the National Capital today, mercury rose to 45 degrees Celsius. According to a Met department official, No relief from the scorching heat is likely for next two days as well.