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Day: May 21, 2019

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

NAYABANS, India – Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other’s shops and went to festivals together. Such interactions no longer happen, many say, […]

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Oppn leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

New Delhi, May 21: Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes polled in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election begins on May 23 They also […]

Maratha students seeking SEBC quota withdraw stir

Mumbai :  Several post-graduate medical students withdrew their protest on Tuesday after the Maharashtra governor signed an ordinance to provide quota to the Maratha community members under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) category. Around 250 students were sitting on a protest at the Azad Maidan here […]

Man commits suicide at park in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh

Jaipur : A man allegedly committed suicide at a public park in front of the collectorate in Hanumangarh of Rajasthan, police said Tuesday. Surjaram, aged 50, allegedly hanged himself from a tree, police said. Local resident spotted the body and informed police on Tuesday morning. The body was shifted […]

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

  Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia’s election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy. The election commission had been due to give the final tally of the divisive poll on Wednesday, […]

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