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Malaysia passes hard terrorism law

Malaysia's parliament today passed a vigorous anti-terrorism bill to deal with extraordinary threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of hectic debate, the parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill' without any amendments. The bill will allow those involved or commissioned to carry out terrorist ...

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Rahul Gandhi to address farmers’ rally in Delhi on April 19

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to end his 42-day leave from active politics and will appear for the party’s national farmers’ rally in the capital on April 19. The confirmation of Rahul’s return came from party’s senior leader and general secretary Digvijay Singh. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has formed to plan the farmers’ rally. “Rahul Gandhi will address the rally on April 19,” Singh said ...

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Haryana needs more water from Bhakra

Farmers and politicians are against increasing the height of the Bhakra Main Line canal (BML) embankment near Khanauri in Sangrur by one-and-a-half feet by the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID). The work will ensure that Haryana gets more water for its tail-end villages. Haryana will start getting 1,450 cusecs of water from May 1, instead of around 1,050 cusecs that it gets now. The Haryana Government has ...

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Badal writes to PM on Takht Sri Huzoor Sahib

The Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal has opposed the Maharashtra government move of deputing a non-baptised person as chief of the management board of Takht Sri Huzoor Sahib, Nanded. In a letter to PM Modi, Badal said the move was in complete violation of the highly venerated Sikh "maryada". The move was likely to hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikhs all over the world. Badal said there was neither relig ...

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