PM Modi Flags Off Lucknow Metro’s North-South Corridor

LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor through video conference from Kanpur. The length of the North-South corridor is 23km. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Chandauli MP and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi, along with other state ministers were present on the occasion. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail project. PM Modi also distributed keys of houses to the…

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Two Days After Vicious Attack, Kashmiri Vendors Find Buyers In Lucknow

LUCKNOW:  Two days after they were beaten up by men armed with sticks, saffron kurtas and nationalist slogans simply for being from Jammu and Kashmir, the dry-fruit sellers are back on the streets of Lucknow with their wares. Though they are not back at their usual spot in Daliganj, they had no dearth of customers today at a makeshift market organised by the All India Democratic Women’s Association or AIDWA. They hope to return to their area tomorrow. “The police helped a lot,” Abdul Salaam, one of the traders who…

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Pak registers FIR against “unidentified” IAF pilots for bombing 19 trees in Balakot: Report

Pakistan on Friday registered a First Information Report against “unidentified pilots” of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying 19 trees in the Balakot area, according to a media report, days after India’s preemptive strike against the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s largest terrorist training camp in the country. The FIR was filed by the forestry department on Friday against pilots of the IAF for bombing and destroying trees in the Balakot area, the Express Newsreported. The FIR, registered against “unidentified IAF pilots”, also details the damage suffered by 19 trees after the Indian…

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US, UK bombs caused 1,000 civilian casualties in Yemen: Report

A US-based human rights group has revealed that British and American weapons have martyred and maimed nearly 1,000 civilians, including over 120 children, in the Saudi war in Yemen. According to Press TV quoting the report released on Wednesday by the US-based University Network for Human Rights (UNHR), the airstrikes martyred 203 people and injured at least 749. At least 122 children and 56 women were also among the casualties. The investigators from the UNHR and Yemeni monitoring group Mwatana said they obtained the figures from only 27 unlawful strikes…

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Iraqi popular resistance forces condemn US sanctions, adopt measures for US troop withdrawal

Iraqi popular resistance forces have condemned US sanctions targeting prominent Iraqi anti-terrorist group Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba and have called for measures to be taken to oust US troops from the country. According to Press TV, popular Iraqi resistance groups Kata’ib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq issued statements calling for resistance against US presence in the region amid the new US sanctions. On Tuesday, the US sanctioned Iraq’s al-Nujaba group, an Islamic movement known for its cooperation with the National Army which led to the collapse of the Takfiri terror group…

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India, Russia ink submarine deal; Turkey to get S-400 in Oct.

India signs an agreement to lease another nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia, while Turkey says it will begin deploying a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system in October. Officials from both sides signed a $3.3 billion lease agreement for Akula-II nuclear-powered attack submarine in the Indian capital New Delhi on Thursday, defense officials said. Under the deal, Moscow would deliver the submarine to the Indian Navy by 2025, according to defense sources, without providing further information. The deal has yet to be officially announced by the governments in India and Russia. The submarine, which…

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