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NATION

DEL17 PREZ-JK-LD RULE

Central rule to continue in J&K through LG

New Delhi: The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was revoked on Thursday following the state's bifurcation into Union territories, but the central rule will continue for an indefinite period through the Lieutenant Governor (LG) in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
BOM15 GJ-PM-LD UNITY

A 370 led to terrorism; Patel's inspiration behind abrogation: PM

Kevadiya (Guj): Paying glowing tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on National Unity Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday defended the abrogation of Article 370, saying the special status provisions only generated terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Repealing Article 370, 35A shut gateway of terrorism in India: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them.
DEL13 DL-AIR QUALITY

Delhi remains shrouded in toxic haze for third consecutive day

New Delhi: The air quality in Delhi remained in the severe category on Thursday morning, with the smoky haze lingering over the national capital for the third consecutive day becoming a serious health concern for the residents.
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CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away

Kolkata: Veteran CPI leader and former MP Gurudas Dasgupta died here on Thursday following a prolonged illness, party sources said.
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NIA carries out searches in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths on Thursday carried out searches at the houses of two persons in the city in connection with a terror probe, police said.
FOREIGN

FGN13 PAK-2NDLD FIRE

65 killed in massive fire on moving train in Pak

Lahore: At least 65 people were killed and scores injured on Thursday as a massive fire broke out on a moving train after cooking gas stoves carried by some passengers exploded in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province.
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Pak violated its obligations under Vienna Convention in Jadhav's case: ICJ Prez tells UNGA

United Nations: Pakistan violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Judge Abduylqawi Yusuf told the UN General Assembly here.
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EU calls on India, Pak to resume dialogue amid tension over Kashmir

United Nations: The European Union has called on India and Pakistan to avoid escalation of tension over the Kashmir issue and resume bilateral dialogue for a peaceful and political solution to the matter, after the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
BUSINESS

DCM8 BIZ-WHATSAPP-ISRAELI SYPWARE

Israeli spyware used to target Indian journalists, human rights activists: WhatsApp

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using an Israeli sypware Peagasus.
SPORTS

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Conflict of Interest: BCCI ethics officer asks Dravid to depose on November 12

New Delhi: BCCI ethics officer D K Jain has asked Indian cricket great Rahul Dravid to appear in person for the second time, on November 12, for "further submissions and clarifications" on the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him.

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 1:20 PM IST

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