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Prime Minister On His One Day Visit To Jammu And Kashmir

New Delhi: Prime MinisterNarendraModi will be on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir covering all three regions of Jammu, Srinagar and Ladakh. His visit comes in the backdrop of his government asking security forces to suspend anti-militancy operations in the state as part of a people-centric outreach coinciding with the month of Ramzaan.

In his Independence Day address last year, the PM had noted that the Kashmir issue could be resolved not by bullets or abuses, but by embracing Kashmiris.Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the birth centenary celebrations of the 19th KushokBakula Rinpoche in Leh. At the same event, he will unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the ZojiLatunnel, which will connect Baltal and Minamarg.

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Delhi Police Questions Kejriwal For 3 Hours In Alleged Assault Case Of Chief Secretary

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday questioned Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal for three hours in connection with the case of the alleged assault on chief secretary AnshuPrakash. The incident had taken place on the intervening night of February 19-20. The police said the CM cooperated but evaded answering a few questions. He may be questioned again. This was conveyed to him and he agreed.

The police will be questioning deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia next on the allegation that he called the chief secretary for the meeting that evening. The police had served a notice on Kejriwal on Thursday, asking him to join the investigations at 11am on Friday. The CM had replied that he would be available only at 5pm at his camp office because of some prior commitments. He wanted to get his questioning recorded on video, a request that was turned down by the police. They, however, recorded the proceedings for themselves.

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ED Summons Four-Members Of Nirav Modi’s Family In Money Laundering Case

New Delhi:Officials said that the Enforcement Directorate summoned at least four members of fugitive NiravModi's family, including his father and brother, and his US-based business partner in connection with a money laundering case linked to the over $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.

The family members are required to be questioned as a number of financial transactions and NiravModi's businesses are linked to them, they said. The officials said summonses had been issued to NiravModi's father Deepak Modi, brother NishalModi, sisterPurvi Mehta, her husband Mayank Mehta, and MihirBhansali, who is the director of the jeweller's US-based firm Firestar Diamond Inc. They said the summonses, issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), were sent through e-mail as all the five people are settled abroad.

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Court Asks Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube And Bing To File Response On Disclosing Identity Of Kathua Rape Victim

New Delhi: Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the parent company of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bing to file a response after they disclosed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir. The direction came after their Indian subsidiary apprised the bench that they were not the concerned entity to respond to the court’s query.

The court observed that several Internet platforms and social networking sites were extensively displaying the photographs and name of the victim.Google and other social media platforms have done a great disservice to the nation by uploading contents which revealed the identity of the minor victim, the bench said.

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Thunderstorm And Gusty Winds May Again Hit Delhi Over Next Couple Of Days

New Delhi:The India Meteorological Department has warned of more such storms over the next two days.A thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and very light rain hit parts of Delhi on Thursday evening.There were, however, no reports of any injuries or casualties. One domestic flight was diverted till reports last came in.

“A thunderstorm hit Delhi in the evening. There were gusty winds. While in Palam area the maximum wind speed recorded was around 58 km per hour, at Safdarjung the wind speed was 71 km per hour,” said a scientist of the regional weather forecasting centre.

The storm, which had hit national capital on Wednesday, had a wind speed of 106 km per hour. It had left one person dead and another 18 injured.

Some parts of Delhi received traces to very light rain. It failed to bring any considerable change in the mercury.