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BJP slams NC-Cong Govt for triggering confusion
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Jammu, Mar 23: Slamming previous National Conference-Congress regime of triggering controversy, Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today cleared the dust from nomenclature change of Cable Car project Row asserting that it is not Shahabad but 'Mubarak Mandi Bahu Fort Cable Car project'. ....................

Ready to discuss Kashmir, but India ‘jeopardising’ peace: Pak
Islamabad, Mar 23: Raking up the Kashmir issue as an "unfinished agenda" of partition, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today accused India of "jeopardising" regional peace through "consistent" ceasefire violations.
Speaking at the annual Republic Day military parade attended for the first time by troops from China and Saudi Arabia, Hussain said: "Pakistan is ready for dialogue with India and wants resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which is the unfinished agenda of the partition." ......................

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Malaysian Islamic Scholars call on Mehbooba

SRINAGAR, MAR 22: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon Islamic scholars to spread the true message and picture of Islam in the world so that the misgivings or misperceptions about Muslims are removed. Interacting with a group of Islamic scholars from Malaysia who called on her here today, the Chief Minister said the greatest responsibility of Muslim scholars and clergy in current times is to spread across the world message of peace, tolerance and mutual coexistence which Islam stands for....................


Diversified farming, awareness keys to boost income: Dy CM to farmers  

KATHUA, MAR 22: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated one-day district level Exhibition- cum- Kissan Mela at New Fruit Mandi Kathua. The exhibition with theme "General awareness of farmers for profitable and sustainable farming" was organized under ATMA programme. Highlighting the importance of such exhibitions Dr Singh said to achieve the goal of doubling farmer's income by 2022 organizing awareness programmes is must, as was suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.. ......................

Changing Jammu's Cable Car Project nomenclature sacrilegious: Harsh
JAMMU, MAR 22: Taking umbrage at the obnoxious proposal of the State government to change the name of Jammu's Cable Car Project besides Hindu shrines and Dogra historical sites in the State, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP accused the present dispensation and BJP in particular being hand in glove with its ally for establishing a sectarian homogeneity in the entire State. He was addressing a press conference here today.......................

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 Shiv Sena seeks explanation from MP who assaulted AI staffer; leaders want action against him
NEW DELHI, Mar 23: Shiv Sena on Thursday sought explanation from its Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who allegedly hit an AirIndia staffer at IGI airport in Delhi with a slipper, and remained defiant over the incident. "The party has sought an explanation from Gaikwad over the incident. The Sena does not condone violence of any kind," Harshal Pradhan, media adviser to Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, said. .... .....................

 Police investigating FIR against poet Srijato
kolkata, Mar 23: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today stood beside poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay against whom a Hindutva group has lodged an FIR for writing a poem allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
"There will be no problem and I will take full care.
I have asked the police to conduct an investigation into the matter and submit the report to me. Do not worry," Banerjee said during an interview to a local news channel here this evening. ..................


 Swami Aseemanand granted bail by Hyderabad court
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 : A court in Hyderabad granted bail to Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case on Thursday, reports news agency. He will be released from the jail after the formalities are over. Nine people were killed and several others injured when an IED exploded inside the mosque in Hyderabad on May 18, 2007. The former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member had earlier confessed upon role of right-wing activists in the attack but he later retracted his statement. Aseemanand, along with six others, was also acquitted by a National Investigation Agency (ANI) special court in the Ajmer Dargah blast case earlier this month.

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Dalai's successor should be from his native town: Scholar
 Beijing, Mar 23: The Dalai Lama's successor should be from his native town in Tibet, a senior official from a Chinese state-run think tank on Tibet said today. In a rare interaction with the foreign media here, Lian Xiangmin, Director of contemporary research of the Beijing- based China Tibetology Research Centre, said the next successor of the 81-year-old Dalai Lama should come from his native town in China's Qinghai province, which is previously part of integrated Tibetan region. ...............

Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade
 Islamabad, Mar 23: Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties.
Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of Pakistan's powerful military. . .

Armed man held for driving at crowd in Belgium's Antwerp
ANTWERP, Mar 23: Belgian security forces arrested a French national Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd of shoppers at high speed in the port city of Antwerp, officials said.
Authorities found a rifle and bladed weapons in the car after the 39-year-old man tried to flee and was detained in the northern city, prosecutors said.  The incident was the third in a week in the European Union after attacks at Orly airport in Paris and London, and came a day after the first anniversary of the Brussels suicide bombings that killed 32 people. ...............

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