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VK Singh sparks fresh row, calls media 'presstitutes'

 

 

 

Djibouti: Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh was on Tuesday caught in a fresh controversy over his remarks comparing the Yemen evacuation operation with his visit to the Pakistani mission recently and later making snide remarks against a TV channel.

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Tamil Nadu govt announces compensation for kin of 20 red sanders killed in Andhra encounter

 

 

 

Tirupati: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced compensation for the families of 20 alleged red sandalwood smugglers who were killed in a joint operation by the Andhra Pradesh Police and forest officials in Chitoor forest range yesterday.

 

According to reports, the AIADMK government has announced Rs three lakh each for families of 20 red sanders who were killed.

Read more: Tamil Nadu govt announces compensation for kin of 20 red sanders killed in Andhra encounter

Sonia writes to Paswan over crop damage, seeks relaxation of norms for wheat procurement

 

 

 

New Delhi: With unseasonal rains and hailstorms causing widespread damage to standing crops across several states, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan seeking relaxation in guidelines for procurement of wheat.

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Evacuating Indians from Yemen less exciting than visiting Pakistan embassy: VK Singh

 

 

 

Djibouti: Minister of State (External Affairs) VK Singh has said that overseeing the evacuation of Indians from war-torn Yemen is less exciting than going to the Pakistani embassy.

 

 

Singh, former Army chief, who is camping in Djibouti to oversee evacuation of Indians from Yemen, made the comments early Tuesday while briefing the media about the rescue operation of fellow citizens.

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Twenty red-sandalwood smugglers shot dead in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor forest

 

 

 

Hyderabad: At least 20 red sandalwood smugglers were killed in a joint operation by the Andhra Pradesh Police and forest officials in Chittoor district of the state on Tuesday. Majority of those killed are said to be natives of Tamil Nadu.

 

However, none of the forest officials and policemen were injured in the incident.

Read more: Twenty red-sandalwood smugglers shot dead in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor forest

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