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    58 girls suspended from college in Karnataka for wearing Hijab, holding protest

    Girl students in many parts of Karnataka were denied entry into their respective educational institutions on Saturday as they arrived in hijabs, despite a court order, as the issue showed no signs of abating.

    South Asia
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    India Polls: All 117 Seats in Punjab, 59 in UP Vote Today

    Voting for 59 assembly constituencies spread across 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh will take place on Sunday in the third phase of the polls. Campaigning for the third phase of the state elections ended on Friday.

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    Dasna temple priest Yati Narasinghanand released from jail

    Dasna temple head priest Yati Narasinghanand who was arrested in January in connection with the Haridwar Dharma Sansad hate speech against Muslims and other cases has been released from jail.

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    Hijab Not An Essential Part Of Islam, Says Govt in India

    The Karnataka government on Friday contended before the High Court that the hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and preventing its use did not violate Article 25 of the Indian Constitution.

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    38 Indian Mujahideen members sentenced to death; 11 get life term

    A special court on Friday sentenced to death 38 members of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts, which claimed 56 lives and left over 200 injured.

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    Opposition's Agenda Is Same As Pakistan's, To Break Punjab: PM Modi

    Hitting out at the Opposition for making attempts to break Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that their agenda is the same as Pakistan's agenda.

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    What China Said After India Banned 54 More Apps That Threaten Security

    China on Thursday expressed serious concerns regarding India's ban of Chinese apps over security reasons, adding that it hopes India would treat all foreign investors, including Chinese firms, in a transparent manner.

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    Tirupati's Lord Venkateswara Temple Gets ₹ 9.2 Crore Donation

    A 76-year-old devotee from Chennai, who died recently, made a donation of ₹ 9.2 crore to the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati.Her sister handed over documents of immovable property to the TTD Board.

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    US Hopes Of Indian Support If Russia Attacks Ukraine

    The US has hoped that India, which is committed to a rules-based international order, will stand by its side in case of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, which as per the Biden administration seems imminent.

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    Over 62% Polling Recorded In Uttarakhand

    Over 62 per cent polling was recorded in Uttarakhand where voting to 70 assembly seats spread over 13 districts concluded peacefully on Monday, officials said.

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    Goa Records 79% Voting In Assembly Polls

    Goa on Monday registered a very high voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 Assembly seats which passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any part of the state.

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    Indian Army Chief Holds Talks With Saudi Arabian Commander

    Army Chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday held extensive talks with Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces Lt Gen Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair with a focus on expanding bilateral defence and military ties.

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    Indian girls tell court: Hijab an innocent practice of faith, not religious jingoism

    The Muslim girls who have moved the Karnataka High Court against the ban on Hijab argued on Tuesday that wearing the headscarf was an innocent practice of faith and not a mere display of religious jingoism.

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    Assam Specialty Tea Auctioned At Record ₹ 99,999 Per Kg

    A specialty tea from Assam's Dibrugarh district was on Monday auctioned at ₹ 99,999 per kg, a record price fetched for the second time in two months for such a high-end variety of the commodity from the state.

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    Man Who Married 14 Women In 7 States Arrested In Odisha

    A sexagenarian who allegedly married 14 women in seven states in a span of 48 years was arrested in Bhubaneswar on Monday, police said. It is alleged that the man took money from these women he married before fleeing.

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    Rahul Bajaj: A look at the timeline of India's top Industrialist

    Rahul Bajaj, the man who made brand Bajaj a household name through scooter models like Chetak and Priya and the ubiquitous Bajaj three-wheeler auto, passed away at 83 on Saturday.

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    Hijab Row: 6 Girls' Phone Numbers Shared On Social Media, Allege Parents

    Parents of six Muslim girl students, who were protesting for their right to wear hijab in Udupi, Karnataka, have lodged a complaint with the police that the personal details of their children were shared on Social Media.

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    Half-Shaved Head: New Punishment for Cow Theft in India

    Villagers shaved half the moustache of a man, half-tonsured him and blackened his face as "punishment" for allegedly stealing a cow in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district, police said on Friday.

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    Iranian engineering firm wins major contract in India

    An Iranian engineering consultancy firm has been awarded a contract in India to carry out a major water management project east of the country near the Bay of Bengal.

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    Antony Blinken says century will be shaped by Indo-Pacfic region

    The United States remains focused long-term on the Indo-Pacific region despite concerns over Russian aggression towards Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

    World
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    Govt revises guidelines for international arrivals, does away with 7-day home quarantine

    The government on Thursday issued revised guidelines for international arrivals, doing away with the mandatory seven-day home quarantine for those arriving from overseas and the need for them to undertake an RT-PCR test.

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    India: Minister's son accused of killing farmers granted bail on Election Day

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted bail to Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, in the Lakhimpur incident in which eight people including four farmers were killed.

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    India: Court asks students not to insist on wearing ‘religious things’ till matter is resolved

    The Karnataka High court hearing the Hijab issue on Thursday asked students not to insist on wearing any cloth on campuses of educational institutions which can instigate people, till the matter is resolved.

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    Crucial Election In India's Largest State Begins

    As the first phase of the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly concluded on Thursday, the voter turnout for the Jat-dominant belt of western Uttar Pradesh was recorded to be over 61%.

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