Four Sikh minority colleges in Delhi to come up with own cut-off lists for admissions

Starting this year, three Sikh minority colleges in Delhi University will come up with their own cut-off lists for admissions. Till last year, two Christian minority institutions— St. Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College— were the only colleges in the varsity to follow such a practice.

‘Robbers’ of the Rs 14-cr drama at Forever Diamonds arrested, co-accused Rajneesh missing
The robbers — two men and a woman — who actually carried out the Rs 14-crore “dacoity-that-never-was” at Forever Diamonds in Sector 17 on May 1 landed in the police net on Thursday. In a bizarre twist, they have told the police that Vinod Verma, the co-owner of the store, had asked them to ‘play robbers’ that day for a movie shoot.
Bother kills sister in presence of her children, as her husband watches
A 40-year-old woman was murdered as part of an alleged conspiracy between her brother and husband at Chanderlok Colony in Basti Jodhewal on Saturday afternoon. Tasvir Kaur, who hailed from Sirsa in Haryana, died after she was stabbed 18-20 times allegedly by her brother Surjeet Singh, even as her husband Sukhwinder Singh looked on.
Modi’s visit to Iran enhances India’s strategic depth in West Asia
The signing of the Chabahar port development agreement and the trilateral trade and transit pact between India, Afghanistan and Iran during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tehran have the potential to significantly change strategic equations in the region. These agreements will put in place geo-economic, political and military relationships that will pull India out of the narrow straitjacket of South Asia and make it a role-player in the security and stability of its extended neighbourhood.
J&K: “Separatists” leaders form united front to prevent plan to rehabilitate Pandits in Kashmir
Kashmiri leaders who are called separatists, came together on one platform forging an issue-based unity to oppose the establishment of “secluded settlements ” only for Pandits (Brahmins) and retired military personnel in tin the Srinagar Valley.
Every year lacs and lacs of Sikh pilgrims pay their obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib which is situated in the Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand State of India at a height of about 15,210 feet above the sea level. 
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Punjab imposes Holly cow protection cess on liquor,cars
Shoring up the saffron party's cattle protection programme, Punjab local bodies minister and Amritsar BJP MLA Anil Joshi on Wednesday ratified a landmark decision by municipal councils and corporations to introduce a cow cess on nine items in the state, including purchase of cars and two-wheelers.
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Haryana Jats get quota in jobs, admissions, others
The Haryana government has notified the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act 2016, paving the way for reservation to members of the Jat community and five other castes in services and admissions in educational institutions. About a month ago, governor Kaptan Singh Solanki had given assent to a bill passed by the state assembly in March. The development may also pave the way for a new legal battle, as BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini had already announced that he would challenge the proposed law in the Punjab and Haryana high court.
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Darbar Moves from Jammu to open J&K Civil Secretariat in Srinagar on May 9
The Civil Secretariat was closed Friday in the winter capital of Jammu and will open in Srinagar on May 9.Officials in the secretariat said that all the offices have been closed for six months and the hundreds of truck-loads of official files will be transported to Srinagar in the week.
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Space for "friendship" between India and Pakistan is shrinking: Husain Haqqani
 Consistent engagement or sustained isolation are the only two options between India and Pakistan, says Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan envoy to the US. "These on-again-off-again talks do not yield results, nor do threats that are not carried out. That's our history." In an exclusive conversation with TOI, Haqqani says the space for "friendship" between India and Pakistan is shrinking.
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