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Top 5 news at 10pm on August 23: Modi on nationalism, IIT increases seats and more

The Saffron Party Has Harped On Nationalism Against The Backdrop Of Ongoing Kashmir Unrest, The Row Over An Amnesty Event In Bengaluru In Which A Case Of Sedition Was Registered Over Alleged Raising Of ‘pro-azadi’ Slogans By Some Kashmiris And The JNU Controversy. Prime Minister Did Not Make Any Direct Mention Of These Issues, He Noted That Nationalism Has Been The Party’s Identity, Sources Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 23 Aug 2016, 11:11:21 PM


The saffron party has harped on nationalism against the backdrop of ongoing Kashmir unrest, the row over an Amnesty event in Bengaluru in which a case of sedition was registered over alleged raising of ‘pro-azadi’ slogans by some Kashmiris and the JNU controversy. Prime Minister did not make any direct mention of these issues, he noted that nationalism has been the party’s identity, sources said.

1: Nationalism brought us to power: PM Narendra Modi tells BJP leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that nationalism is the identity of BJP. Addressing core groups of state BJP units, Modi said the week-long ‘tiranga yatra’ by Union ministers and party leaders to mark the 70th Independence Day had made a good impact across the country.

2: IITs to increase intake to 1 lakh by 2020, to allow non-resident students soon

IITs have decided to increase the number of seats in various courses for admitting "non-resident students" with an aim to take their total intake to one lakh by 2020. According to senior officials, in a meeting of the IIT Council headed by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday, "in-principle" approval was given to the proposal for admitting non-resident students.

3: Samjhauta blast case: Pakistan expresses "grave concern" over delay in Indian investigation

Pakistan on Tuesday expressed its "grave concern" over what it called "unnecessary delay" in the investigation of the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing case.

4: Liquor ban in Delhi not practical: Sisodia tells assembly

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the Delhi government has no plan to ban liquor in the city even as he maintained that the AAP dispensation does not want to run the city administration with money collected from sale of alcohol in the national.

5: UN accepts India's claims over Dawood's residence in Karachi

India's consistent stand that Dawood Ibrahim is based in Pakistan has got a virtual endorsement from the UN which has obviously confirmed six addresses of the underworld don in that country.

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First Published : 23 Aug 2016, 11:08:00 PM