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Rawat eyes good show at Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian long distance runner Nitender Singh Rawat is determined to produce his best performance at the Delhi Half Marathon, scheduled to be held here on Sunday. Rawat was the fastest among Indian runners along with fellow Indian Army athlete G. Laxmanan at last year’s event.[Read More…]

Muslims shower flowers during RSS procession in Ajmer

Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) A rare display of harmony was seen in Ajmer on Friday when Muslims showered flowers to welcome an RSS procession taken out on Dussehra. The procession started from Government Moiniya Islamiya High secondary School and was attended by many people. State Education Minister Vasudev Devnani and[Read More…]

Woman injured in militant attack in Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman was injured on Friday when militants attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police said the militants lobbed a grenade at the Shadimarg camp. “The grenade attack was followed by firing from the militants. “A woman sustained a bullet injury. She[Read More…]

Moderate temblor jolts J&K

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET Department, said the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and occurred at 6.55 p.m. “The coordinates of the quake were latitude 38.4 degrees north and longitude 73.8 degrees[Read More…]

Durga Puja ends in Bengal with idol immersion

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Teary-eyed devotees, scrambling to touch her feet one last time, bade goodbye to their beloved Mother goddess Durga as her idols were immersed in ponds, lakes and rivers across West Bengal on Vijaya Dashami on Friday. The banks of the Ganges and other rivers wore a[Read More…]

Pakistan closes border crossings ahead of Afghan polls

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country has temporarily closed its major border points with Afghanistan on a request by the neighbouring country for the security of its parliamentary elections to be held on Saturday. The Taliban has vowed to “severely disrupt” the polls,[Read More…]

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