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Ballabgarh killing: Victim's kin identifies four accused
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:51:27 +0200
The brother of the teenaged Muslim youth, who was stabbed to death on-board a Mathura-bound train, today said the family has identified the four accused.Junaid (17) was stabbed when he along with his brothers was returning home to Khandawli village in...
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If Indian Prez can be over 70, why can't we be in BCCI: Shah
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:44:26 +0200
"If the Indian president can be well over 70 years of age, why cant the BCCI administrators work beyond that that age limit," argued the "disqualified" board veteran Niranjan Shah after being controversially included in the panel formed to study Lodha...
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Chinese army denies violating Bhutan's territory
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:28:32 +0200
Chinas military today rejected Bhutans allegation that PLA soldiers violated its territory, saying its troops operated on "Chinese territory" and also asked India to "correct" its "wrong doing"."I have to correct when you say Chinese personnel entered...
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10 acquitted in MIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi murder attempt case
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:23:21 +0200
Amidst tight security, the criminal courts here in Nampally on Thursday convicted four out of the 14 accused in the murder attempt case on MIM's Chandrayangutta legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi. The court while acquitting ten accused including A1 Mohammed...
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Indrani files police complaint against Byculla jail officials
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:18:34 +0200
Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea today filed a complaint with police alleging that she was beaten up by Byculla Prison officials.Indrani, booked for rioting in the womens prison here along with other inmates, two days back alleged that...
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Mustafa Dossa laid to rest
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:15:56 +0200
The mortal remains of notorious smuggler Mustafa Dossa alias Mustafa Majnu, a convict in the 12 March 1993 serial blasts, was laid to rest on Thursday at Bada Qabrastan located between the Charni Road and Marine Lines station in south Mumbai. Dossa, 61,...
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Pope aide Pell charged with child sex abuse: police
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:12:36 +0200
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell was today charged with multiple child sex offences in Australia, police said.Pell, the countrys most senior Catholic cleric, was interviewed in Rome by Australian police last October over the allegations which...
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Centre allocates Rs 795 crore drought assistance to Karnataka
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:10:29 +0200
The Centre on Thursday allocated Rs 795.54 crore as assistance to Karnataka to provide relief to farmers who suffered loss of rabi crops in the last fiscal.The decision was taken at a meeting of High-Level Committee (HLC) here chaired by Home Minister...
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Killing human in the name of 'Gau Bhakti' unacceptable: PM Modi
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:51:49 +0200
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed pain and anguish over rising cases of violent incidents in the country, especially in the name of cow protection."Do we get right to kill any human in name of protecting a cow. Is this cow protection?...
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Indrani's claim of being beaten up in jail true: doctor
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:10:12 +0200
Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjeas allegation of being beaten up by Byculla prison officials appears to be true, a senior medical officer of the state-run J J Hospital said today.Indrani, booked for rioting in the womens prison here along...
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Sale of C-17 jet to help boost India's airlift requirements
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:07:38 +0200
The Trump administrations decision to sell one C-17 transport aircraft to India by the US will improve its capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements, the Pentagon has said.The proposed sale of C-17 transport aircraft by Boeing...
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India 1st country to contribute to UN Tax Fund; gives $100,000
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:29:52 +0200
India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution.The UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN...
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Vice President election to be held on August 5
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:00:36 +0200
The polling for electing the new Vice President will take place on August 5, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, along with Election Commissioners A K Joti and O P Rawat, announced the schedule of the...
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Govt defends use of 'Indian-administered' J&K by US
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:37:50 +0200
The Government has stated that the US Administration had used the term "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" in a recent statement is just to refer to cross-border terrorism launched against India from Pakistan.The Ministry of External Affairs issued...
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GST will be India's 'economic freedom': Anil Ambani
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:28:04 +0200
Industrialist Anil Ambani today termed the Goods and Services Tax (GST), being rolled out from July 1, as Indias "economic freedom" and said it would make the country the biggest free and democratic market in the history of humankind.Speaking here at...
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Increase salary of H-1B visa holders: US Labour Secretary
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:09:25 +0200
US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has called for increasing the minimum salary of foreign workers on H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms, from the existing USD 60,000 to at least USD 80,000.Acosta told a Congressional panel that it...
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Being a woman in Hollywood is like dealing with racism: Emilia
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:43:42 +0200
"Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke has opened up about the hardships she has been dealing with for being a woman in the male-dominated film and TV industry and compared it to racism."I feel so naive for saying it, but its like dealing with racism,"...
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Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir, Priyanka invited to join the Oscar Academy
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:39:57 +0200
Indian stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, filmmakers Goutam Ghose and Buddhadeb Dasgupta are among the 774 people, who have been invited to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars.According to The Academy of Motion Picture...
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Sensex goes up 160 pts on reforms, F&O expiry
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:28:30 +0200
The Sensex headed up today surging 160 points as investors welcomed the Cabinets decision to give in-principle nod to disinvestment of Air India, a sign the government is not shying away from bold reforms.A firm trend in Asia brought risk appetite back.Speculators...
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Police record statements of actor Dileep, director Nadirshah
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:14:19 +0200
Police have recorded detailed statements of popular Malayalam actor Dileep and his friend and director Nadirshah in view of fresh revelations in the abduction and assault of a South Indian actress case.The statement was recorded after they were summoned...
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US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:42:46 +0200
The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States.The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald...
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ISL gets official recognition
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:27:56 +0200
The Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18.The franchise-based league didn't have AFC recognition in its first...
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Stars descend in Rosario for superstar's wedding
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:22:26 +0200
Football and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin Americas celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.Here is what we know from the few details...
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Cloud-seeding in August: minister
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:20:11 +0200
Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda said cloud-seeding would be undertaken in August to overcome the deficiency of rain in the state.He was speaking to reporters after a programme at Madadakere in Hosadurga taluk. Rain-deficient districts would get...
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High Court refuses to quash FIR against note-swap suspect
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:55 +0200
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by K C Veerendra, a casino owner and hawala trader, accused in the currency exchange racket. Justice K N Phaneendra, pronouncing the judgement from Dharwad bench, refused to quash the...
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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:04:58 +0200
The worlds biggest coal users China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last years record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.Mining...
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Violence returns to the hills, GJM burns copies of GTA accord
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:16:16 +0200
After an incident-free week, violence returned to the Darjeeling hills with GJM supporters allegedly targeting the house of the chairman of a development board in Kalimpong district and burning copies of the GTA accord.Hundreds of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha...
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Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels:Gadkari
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:28:09 +0200
A cruise tourism policy is in the making and will be announced next month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today, with an aim to tap Indias vast potential on this front and attract more vessels.The country draws nearly 70 cruise vessels a year, which...
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Sikh couple in UK told 'they can't adopt white child'
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:50:50 +0200
A Sikh couple in the UK have alleged that they were refused permission to adopt a white child because of their "cultural heritage" and told to adopt a child from India instead.Sandeep and Reena Mander, British-born business professionals from Berkshire,...
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Academic touch for Yakshagana in Kasargod
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:57:04 +0200
The premises of Edaneer mutt in Kasargod district is reverberating with the sound of Tala, Natya and Bhagavathike of Yakshagana for the last 24 days thanks to the initiative of Yakshagana Research Centre of Government College in Kasargod as it is holding...
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Cong to decide tomorrow on participating in GST launch event
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:55:23 +0200
Suspense continued today over the participation of the Congress in the June 30 midnight meeting in Parliament to coincide with the launch of GST, with the main opposition party likely to decide on the issue tomorrow.According to a senior Congress leader,...
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Trump seeks removal of barriers for US exports to India
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:09:22 +0200
US President Donald Trump today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to reduce obstacles to US exports to India as the two leaders vowed to further "expand and balance" Indo-US trade relationship.Alongside Modi after their talks here, Trump told...
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India, US vow to strengthen economic ties, resolve differences
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:27:02 +0200
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump today agreed to strengthen the Indo-US economic partnership in a way that results in a win-win for the two major economies, while amicably working on resolving differences."On the economic side,...
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Mayor checks progress of Indira Canteen structures at TN factory
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:01:46 +0200
As the deadline of August 15 to set up Indira Canteens is nearing, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is working on making the facilities ready before August 1.On Friday, Mayor G Padmavathi, along with corporators and Palike officers, visited Krishnagiri...
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Cloud seeding next month for rain: CM
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:51:56 +0200
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the state government is contemplating cloud seeding next month to induce rain as the southwest monsoon is getting weaker.Speaking to mediapersons, near his house in T K Layout in the city on Saturday, he said,...
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'Mysuru was not in list of smart cities forwarded by state govt'
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:19:28 +0200
Even as the state government and people of Karnataka are rejoicing the inclusion of Bengaluru in the smart city list, it has come to light that Mysuru was never in the list forwarded by the state government. The lapse has been on the part of stakeholders,...
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Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:59:34 +0200
Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.The company said in a blog post today that deleting posts can "feel like censorship," but that it is working on explaining its...
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Kumble-Kohli rift should've been handled better: Ganguly
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:56:49 +0200
Coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohlis dressing room rift after Indias Champions Trophy final loss should have been handled in a matured way, former skipper Sourav Ganguly said today.One of the three members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC)...
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Yogi's Hindu Yuva Vahini leaders arrested on rape charges, beating cops
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:44:55 +0200
Notwithstanding wide spread criticism for virtually becoming a law unto itself, the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), an outfit formed by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, continued to indulge in lawlessness. Around the time, when Adityanath was patting...
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I'll never retire from acting: Shah Rukh Khan
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:03:29 +0200
Shah Rukh Khan referred to himself as "an ageing movie star" in an inspirational talk show he delivered recently, but the actor has said he has no plans to retire from acting ever.The 51-year-old star, who considers his audience like a family, said he...
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SC refuses to stay notification on Aadhaar
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:16:49 +0200
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay as an interim measure the government notifications for the people to quote Aadhaar number for availing benefits of various welfare schemes.A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha noted that there...
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Govt circular blocks home delivery of fuel
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:57:10 +0200
A circular issued by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has brought to a halt the operations of MyPetrolPump, which recently started home delivery of fuel in Bengaluru.While the start-up has not received any official communication,...
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Bengaluru first in India to get diesel delivered home
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:17:47 +0200
A startup has begun delivering diesel on customers doorsteps and hopes to add petrol to its services soon.MyPetrolPump, the Bengaluru-based startup, made its first delivery in the city last week. It has delivered about 5,000 litres so far. With this,...
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ISL gets official recognition
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:27:56 +0200
The Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18.The franchise-based league didn't have AFC recognition in its first...
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Cloud-seeding in August: minister
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:20:11 +0200
Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda said cloud-seeding would be undertaken in August to overcome the deficiency of rain in the state.He was speaking to reporters after a programme at Madadakere in Hosadurga taluk. Rain-deficient districts would get...
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297 villages to benefit from water project by August, says MP
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:26:36 +0200
Lok Sabha member R Dhruvanarayan said on Tuesday that 166 villages in Chamarajanagar taluk and 131 villages in Gundlupet taluk, will get drinking water by August 2017.Speaking to reporters, after inspecting the Thayuru jackwell unit at T Narasipur taluk...
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Red-hot Chile look to stop Ronaldo
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:25:52 +0200
Copa America champions Chile will try to curb Portugals superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesdays Confederations Cup semifinal with the goal-ace in rich form despite the tax storm brewing in Spain.The 32-year-old converted a penalty in Saturdays 4-0 thrashing...
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Kempegowda Jayanti should not be restricted to a community: Simha
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:24:20 +0200
Kempegowda is an inspiration for youth, said Kodagu-Mysuru MP Prathap Simha. Speaking after inaugurating Kempegowda Jayanti organised by Jilla Okkaligara Sangha here on Tuesday, he said Kempegowda was known for his prudence. If the world has set its eyes...
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Zilla Panchayat members spar over loan waiver, ESZ report
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:23:12 +0200
Unruly scenes were witnessed at the general meeting of the zilla panchayat here on Tueday, with members cutting across party lines, charging against each other.As the meeting convened, ZP president B A Harish, who was elated over completed one year in...
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Shukla heads panel to analyse reforms
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:21:58 +0200
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named in a seven-member committee, headed by senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla, to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the Board's state units.The other members...
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