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Army Camps Under Terror Threat Despite Unilateral Ceasefire

New Delhi: The threat of terrorist attacks on the Army camps is looming large despite unilateral initiative taken by the Government of India which announced ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the Holy month of Ramzan for Muslims.

As per intelligence sources, there is a possibility of an attack on camps of security forces in Anant Nag and Shopian. Intelligence agencies have information that a group of three terrorists might attack bases of the security forces in these two areas. Therefore, despite the announcement of a ceasefire in the state, security forces in Anant Nag and Shopian are on high alert.

As per intelligence sources, terrorists don't want this ceasefire to succeed therefore they are trying every bit to disturb the peace in the region. They want to create such an environment that messages travels all across that ceasefire is not a solution to the problem and it is also not a right step in the same direction.

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Mamata Banerjee Supports Delhi Archbishop;Says He Is Stating Facts

New Delhi:Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto got support from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has said that "It's a fact". Delhi Archbishop had written a letter stating that 'democratic principles' and 'secular fabric' of the country are under threat, to all parish priests.

The letter has sent political temperatures soaring with the RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh (RSS) terming it as a "direct attack on Indian secularism and democracy".

"We respect all communities, castes and Archbishops across the country, including that of Kolkata. I think whatever they said, they correctly said. It's a fact," Banerjee said.

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Has Cong’s Softened Towards Chief Justice After His Intervention On Karnataka

New Delhi:With the Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra swiftly responding to Congress’s plea for the top court’s intervention to stall the formation of a BJPgovernment in Karnataka — with many wondering whether it was his intervention that turned out to be the game changer — the opposition party’s hostility could have been neutralised to some extent.Congress latched on to the attack on the CJI by his colleagues and cited this to launch a drive to seek his removal.

The CJI has been at the receiving end of Congress’s veiled as well as not-so-veiled attacks since January 12 when four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, in an extraordinary step, chose to criticise the head of the judiciary.

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AAP Hits Out At The BJP Government At the Centre On Soaring Petrol Prices

New Delhi:The AamAadmi Party (AAP) on Monday criticized the Central government for the price hike in petrol and diesel. It said that it "adversely" affected the livelihood of the common man.The people of the country felt "cheated" by the NarendraModi government in the wake of the increased prices of petrol and diesel.

AAP's chief spokesperson SaurabhBhardwaj said, the prices of petrol on Monday stood at Rs 84.07 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 79.13 per litre in Chennai, Rs 78.91 per litre in Kolkata and Rs 76.24 per litre in Delhi. These were the highest petrol prices under the current BJP dispensation, while the price of diesel touched a high of Rs 65.65 per litre.

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India-Russia Vow To Work For A Multi-Polar World In Sochi

New Delhi:India and Russia decided to step up economic cooperation and intensify consultation. After the meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi between Prime Minister NarendraModi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday both the leaders vowed to strengthen their relationship and work towards a strong multi-polar world in a day-long informal summit.

Modi said the “strategic partnership” between the two countries had grown into a “special privileged strategic partnership”, which was a “very big achievement” in itself. Modi and Putin also took a boat ride from Bocharev Creek to Olympic Park in Sochi after the meeting to have more time to discuss bilateral ties. The talks at Putin’s BocharovRuchei residence lasted for more than three hours.