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    Pakistan PM Imran Khan Meets Russian President Putin Amidst Ukraine Conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Kremlin today in his first face-to-face talks since the start of a special military operation in eastern Ukraine.

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    Can Hijab Be Worn In Classroom? What Karnataka Government Told Court

    The Karnataka government on Tuesday told the High Court that there is no restriction on wearing Hijab in India with reasonable restrictions subject to institutional discipline.

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    Pakistan Premier Visits Moscow Amid War Fears

    Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Russia on February 23-24, diplomatic sources said in Islamabad on Monday, signaling the first visit by a Pakistani premier to Moscow in 23 years.

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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.

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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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    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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    Pakistani Social Media Star's Brother Acquitted For Her Honour Killing

    The brother of a Pakistani social media star, who was murdered in one of the country's most notorious "honour killings," was acquitted on Monday after serving less than six years in prison, lawyers said.

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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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    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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    Court To Decide If Muslim Students in India Can Wear Hijab To Schools

    Amid raging tensions over the wearing of Hijab by female Muslim students in Karnataka, a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear the case in this matter on Thursday.

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    Day Before Polls, PM Modi Says BJP Will Win All 5 States

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday exuded confidence about winning assembly elections in all five poll-bound states- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

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    BJP Poll Manifesto: ₹ 1 Lakh Fine, 10 Years Jail for 'Love Jihad'

    The BJP on Tuesday assured free electricity for irrigation, a job for every household and inalso promised a minimum 10-year sentence in cases of what it describes as “love jihad”.

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    'World is watching us': Indian court on raging Hijab row

    With the Hijab row snowballing into a major controversy, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday said the international community is observing us and it is not a good development.

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    17,000 farmers in India committed suicide in last 3 years

    Over 17,000 farmers in different parts of the country committed suicide between 2018 and 2020, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. According to the ADSI report, 5,763 farmers or cultivators committed suicide in 2018.

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    Hijab-saffron shawl controversy lingers in Karnataka colleges

    The hijab-saffron shawl row in the junior colleges at Kundapur in Karnataka's Udupi district continued on Monday, with students in two junior colleges trying to defy the government order mandating uniforms.

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