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Those who don't call terrorist a terrorist, can't question the patriotism of citizens: Jitendra Singh

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 17:55 IST      
Those who don't call terrorist a terrorist, can't question the patriotism of citizens: Jitendra Singh

Jammu ( Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct.08 (ANI): Reacting to the furore over a demand for proof of surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that those who don't have the courage to call terrorist a terrorist don't have the moral authority to question the patriotism of the Prime Minister.

"As Indians we need to believe in our forces which are acting as a shield and enabling us to lead our routine as we wish to while they are spending sleepless nights on the border keeping constant vigil and looking after our security," he said.

Singh's comments came in response to comments made by Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam and P. Chidambaram and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The incident has triggered a political slugfest among the political parties who have been reacting strongly against them.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly and another Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela had also asked the Centre "to provide proof of the army's action to clear the doubts arising in the mind of the people about the claims of the government". (ANI)

Amit Shah predicts Lotus bloom in Bengal

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 19:32 IST     

Naxalbari (West Bengal) [India], April 25 (ANI): Predicitng a stronger BJO presence in West Bengal, party president Amit Shah on Tuesday said in Naxalbari that the era of joblessness, violence and nepotism under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will end soon.

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Digvijay opposed attack on Naxals in 2013: BJP

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 18:54 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fired back at Congress leader Digvijay Singh in response to his blaming Chhattisgarh Chief Minster Raman Singh for helping 'Maoists'.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday condemned the Sukma Naxal attack and expressed hope that Chhattisgarh will take note of the sacrifice made by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in maintaining rule of law.

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India, Nepal discuss Constitution implementation process

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 18:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Tuesday discussed about his government's ongoing efforts to take all stakeholders on board in implementation process of the Constitution during a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

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Delhi police seeks extension of Sukesh's custody

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 18:38 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Tuesday sought three day custodial extension of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar.

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Govt not to deploy Army for anti-Naxal operations

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 18:38 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Despite drawing flak post the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in which 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans lost their lives, the Centre has decided not to deploy the Indian Army for anti-Naxal operations.

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Triple talaq is unconstitutional says MoS P. P. Chaudhury

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:51 IST     

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Reacting on the triple talaq row, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information technology, P. P. Chaudhury said in India all law has to be according to the Constitution and if any religious or community law is unconstitutional it has to be amended as per the constitutional provision.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The youngest ever chancellor of any university in the nation, Dileep K Nair, has added another feather to his cap of achievement after bagging the award for excellent performance in the field of education in Trivendurum, Kerala.

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Thackeray taunts PM, bats for Bhagwat as next President

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:16 IST     

Mumbai [India], April 25 (ANI): Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that he had suggested Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat's name for the post of President of India.

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Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba chairs Unified High Command meeting

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:13 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired the Unified High Command meeting in Srinagar on Tuesday to review the deteriorating security situation in the valley.

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Govt aims at maximum allocation of funds for farmers welfare

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said that the Central Government has been giving priority to the agriculture sector by allocating maximum funds for the farmers' welfare.

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Govt urges Oppn not to politicise Sukma attack

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:04 IST     

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Tuesday urged the opposition not to politicise the gruesome attack by the Naxals on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district and assured strict action by the government.

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New Delhi [India], Apr. 25 (ANI): Even as the Centre vowed to take action against the perpetrators post the deadly Sukma Naxal attack, the Congress on Tuesday urged the government to develop a coherent strategy by taking suggestions from different political parties and ensure that such attacks do not occur ever again.

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Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 25 (ANI): The Government of Kazakhstan has appointed well-known businessman and chairman of Kirtilals Suraj Shantakumar as its Honorary Consul for the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

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Sukma attack: WB, TN announce ex-gratia to victims' families

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 16:47 IST     

Kolkata/Chennai/Raipur (West Bengal/Tamil Nadu/Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The governments of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have in the wake of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district announced Rs. five lakh and Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia to the families of the victims.

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Northeast India's largest IT hub comes up in Tripura

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 16:36 IST     

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Northeast India's largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated at Agartala to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology.

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Telangana to curb land encroachment with Tablets

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 16:30 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Apr 25 (ANI): Telangana's Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali on Tuesday distributed Tablet PCs to the Village Revenue Officers (VROs) of Hyderabad district to curb land encroachment.

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AIADMK symbol: Chandrashekhar's police custody extended

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 16:21 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Hours after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI), a Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the alleged middleman's police custody till April 28.

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Honey trap case: Conditional bail granted to Mangalam CEO

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 16:21 IST     

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to Mangalam channel CEO Ajith Kumar and reporter R. Jayachandran in connection with a honey trap case.

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Government to not open any Tasmac liquor shops for the next three months after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) plea on government's attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court's order.

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