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Zakir Naik to be quizzed by Malaysian authorities for abominate speech; PM Mahathir unhappy

KUALA LUMPUR: Zakir Naik has been summoned for a second time by Malaysian authorities over his alleged racial remarks against Hindus and Chinese, hours after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told the controversial Indian televangelist that he is not allowed to participate in political activities in the country. The official Bernama news agency reported on Monday…

Flash floods, landslides abolish 31 in HP, Uttarakhand

SHIMLA/MANALI/UTTARKASHI: At least 31 people were killed, 10 were missing and hundreds of tourists left stranded as another day of torrential rains in the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand triggered flash floods, landslides and uprooting of trees on Sunday. Himachal Pradesh received its highest ever single-day rainfall, recording an average of 102.5mm on…

Curbs support after avenue clashes in Valley

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Restrictions on movement were reimposed in parts of the Valley and 2G mobile connectivity was withdrawn from Jammu on Sunday after instances of stone-pelting and spread of fake news online gave the administration security jitters ahead of primary schools and government offices reopening on Monday. The return to uncertainty came within 24 hours of…