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People entering another country for jobs are infiltrators, says Tripura governor...

Tathagata Roy also said that those howling about the exclusion of people from the Assam NRC should read the definition of the word ‘refugee’ given by UNHCR.

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Golden Baba is back and this time is wearing jewellery worth Rs 6 crore

Last year, he was wearing about 14.5kgs of gold jewellery which included a collection of 21 gold chains, 21 lockets of deities, armlets and even a gold jacket that he wore sometimes during the yatra sitting atop his SUV.

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India vs England: Time for India to make up mind on Shikhar Dhawan

A slightly better preparation and better team selection could’ve allowed India to create history in South Africa. However, since that didn’t happen, the focus is on the English summer.

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Mamata's remarks on NRC irks political parties, social groups in Assam

The Bengal CM termed the exclusion of 40 lakh applicants from the complete draft as an attempt by the Centre to evict Biharis and Bengalis from the northeastern state.

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Nikah halala petitioner who moved SC claims husband sending death threats

The practice of nikah halala requires a divorced woman to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her first husband under the Muslim personal law.

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Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, Varanasi temple has marble map of 'undivided Ind...

In the centre of the building, there is a map of undivided India comprising Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma (now Myanmar) and Ceylone (now Sri Lanka) on makrana marble.

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Assembly elections: Farm distress, jobs could unseat the BJP in Rajasthan

Unfulfilled promise of generating 1.5 million jobs, anger among castes that formed the traditional BJP vote base and rural distress will be major issues when Rajasthan goes to polls.

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To stop migration to other states, govt may use biometric data of those left out...

Attorney General KK Venugopal told Supreme Court that some states, including West Bengal, have fears that people whose name has not found mention in the second and final draft NRC, will migrate to other states.

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Army jawan jumps in front of train after girl's father rejects marriage proposal

The Army jawan was on leave in Jogu Lamba Gadwal district of Telangana and wanted to get married.

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Rahul Gandhi to begin Madhya Pradesh election campaign in September

Apart from public and corner meetings, Gandhi had fashioned his Gujarat and Karnataka poll campaigns with temple visits, a move that prompted his political rivals to charge him with playing “soft Hindutva

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RSS leaders to meet in August, take stock of political situation

At the end of August the top leadership of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) led by its chief Mohan Bhagwat will gather for a three-day meeting in Andhra Pradesh

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Four-month old dies after developing breathing problem on flight

Indigo said the crew of the flight decided to divert it to Hyderabad and requested for an ambulance and a doctor at the airport.

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Cow slaughter bigger crime than terrorism, says Rajasthan BJP MLA

Cow slaughtering is a bigger crime than terrorism. Terrorists kill two to three people, but when a cow is killed, sentiments of crores of Hindus get hurt,” Ahuja said

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LPG price hiked by Rs 1.76 per cylinder

All LPG consumers have to buy the fuel at market price. The government, however, subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each per households in a year by providing the subsidy amount directly in bank accounts of users.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire, one jawan injured in firing across LoC in Rajouri

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, drawing retaliation from the Army. One Army jawan was reported to have been injured in the ceasefire violation.

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21 Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded in Iran released, will be repatriated: Sushma ...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had last month urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to take necessary steps for bringing back the 21 fishermen. 

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Government sets up panel to speed up defence purchases

The defence ministry has issued orders for constituting a previously announced 11-member advisory committee to speed up the purchase of weapons and systems to sharpen the military’s capabilities

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India bans import of rabies vaccine from Chinese manufacturer

The drug controller general of India on Tuesday banned the import of the rabies vaccine from Chinese vaccine manufacturer Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences, which was found to have faked records and ordered to stop production earlier this month by China’s drug controller.

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21 cattle recovered, Rajasthan smugglers flee

The Bharatpur police had a run-in with people allegedly transporting cattle illegally to Haryana on Monday night

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Rights of Assamese above those of infiltrators, says Amit Shah as govt hardens NRC...

The BJP hardened its stance on the National Register of Citizens, with Amit Shah calling the four million people in Assam excluded from the final draft “infiltrators” and claiming credit for an exercise that, he said, the opposition Congress had been reluctant to carry out while in power.

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6.5 million beneficiaries missing from Ayushman Bharat first list

Ayushman Bharat provides Rs 5 lakh annual hospitalisation cover for each eligible family listed in the socio-economic caste census (SECC) database

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Fadnavis appeals for peace, Maratha leaders say protests will intensify

Maratha leaders warned that protests would intensify in the coming days, but urged followers to maintain peace.

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Not just Muslims, even Hindu Bengalis left out of Assam daft NRC

Among those left out are the kin of India’s former president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and the wife of a BJP MLA.

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Gender, address dilemma for Assam's third sex in draft NRC

While claims, objections and corrections procedure regarding the final NRC draft, released on July 30, will begin in August, there is no plan in place for transgender persons, whose chosen name and gender remain excluded from the draft.

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Don't reveal Aadhaar number, says UIDAI after RS Sharma's Twitter challenge

UIDAI, the organisation that maintains Aadhaar database, advised people not to reveal “personally sensitive information”, commenting after TRAI chief RS Sharma put out his 12-digit identity number on Twitter a security challenge.

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Alleged Kashmir militant's body exhumed 33 days after death in encounter

Mudasir Ahmad Bhat’s family were tipped them that he had been killed in the forests of Kupwara’s Kachama on June 29.

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India vs England: We have strong plans in place for Virat Kohli - Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root is also aware a player of Virat Kohli’s class will know how to make amends for his failures in 2014.

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Delhi HC grants bail to '84 anti-Sikh riots case convict

Retired naval officer Bhagmal, 91, had moved a plea seeking bail on ground of ill-health

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North Karnataka stir: Protesters unveil regional flag in Belagavi

Bengaluru Activists demanding a separate northern Karnataka state unveiled a flag on Tuesday at a protest in Belagavi

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Day after NRC provisional list, relief but no closure

The Election Commission has told the chief election officer of Assam to coordinate with the state coordinator of NRC to ensure that all eligible voters are included in the electoral roll which will be published on January 4, 2019, for the general elections

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NIA raids residence of Manipur Congress MLA, recovers huge amount of arms and a...

The NIA searched the premises of Saikul MLA Yamthong Haokip at Mantripukhi in Imphal East district as part of its probe into a case involving 56 pistols and 58 magazines that went missing from the DG armoury in the premises of a Manipur Rifles battalion, between September 2016 and early 2017.

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11 women missing from home run by same NGO in Muzaffarpur

Swadhar Griha, the short-stay home,is on Sahu Road, barely 200 metres away from the Balika Griha, also run by the NGO, where 34 of 42 inmates who were medically examined were found to have been raped

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Sushma Swaraj to begin three-nation Central Asian tour from August 2 to boost trade...

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-nation Central Asian tour from August 2-5 in a bid to step up India’s engagements with a region that is critical to the country in terms of both trade and resources.

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Rahul Gandhi reviews Congress's poll preparedness in Madhya Pradesh

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reviewed the party’s preparedness in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh at a meeting with top state leaders

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Can't direct doctors to perform genital mutilation on small girls, says SC

It said asking doctors to perform this kind of procedure would also be violative of medical ethics.

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Ranchi family death: Friend mentioned in suicide note was held last week for fr...

Seven members, including two children, of a family were found dead in their rented house on the outskirts of Jharkhand’s Ranchi on Monday

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India vs England: Virat Kohli says 2014 failure not on his mind ahead of Edgbaston...

Virat Kohli said clarity was the key for every member of the Indian cricket team going into the five-Test series against England starting at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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No consent given to Atomic Mineral Division for exploratory drilling, says Meghalaya...

The statement came in the wake of three Atomic Mineral Division officials, including a scientist, being assaulted last week at Wahkaji where they were involved in exploratory drilling of minerals.

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Kuwait to pay 710 unpaid Indian workers of construction firm who quit after labour...

The Kuwaiti ministry of social affairs and labour will pay KD 250 (Rs 56,680) to each of the 710 employees of Kharafi National Company, which left the country between November 2017 and April 2018.

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Karunanidhi is a tough person, says Rahul Gandhi after meeting DMK chief

The DMK chief has been admitted to the Kauvery hospital for urinary tract infection and other age-related ailments.

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Rajnath assures Mamata nobody will be harassed due to draft NRC

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has warned Rajnath Singh that if the NRC Bill is implemented in West Bengal, it might lead to a ‘civil war’.

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Amit Shah says NRC will be implemented, Mamata Banerjee warns of 'civil war'

Amit Shah condemned Banerjee for her statement that there could be civil war and bloodbath because of NRC

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Odisha man arrested for killing woman, raping her daughter

The man was netted in Bhubaneswar yesterday by tracking his mobile phone when he was planning flee the state

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India vs England: We are only side who can beat England in England - Ravindra J...

Ravindra Jadeja exuded confidence ahead of the series opener, saying India are the only side which can beat England in its own backyard.

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M Karunanidhi's hospital stay extended after 'overall decline in general health'

DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s health has “declined overall”, said Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital

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India on Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 list of US, sign of trust in bilateral...

The granting of Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1 ) status to India on Monday comes after the US recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner” in 2016.

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Assam citizens' list just a draft, can't take action against people whose names...

The names of around 40 lakh of 3.29 crore applicants were missing from the Supreme-Court mandated final NRC draft published on Monday.

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Imran Khan's party is considering inviting PM Modi for oath-taking ceremony

The party official said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to Imran Khan on his victory in the 2018 Pakistan elections is the beginning of a new chapter in relations between the two countries.

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87 J-K youth joined militancy in last seven months, 12 after governor's rule: G...

Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha that the 87 youths belong to four south Kashmir districts -- Anantnag (14), Pulwama (35), Shopian (23) and Kulgam.

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Allowed to expose Oppn's hollowness: PM Modi 'thankful' to Congress over no-trust...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the first BJP parliamentary party meeting in the ongoing Monsoon Session.

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India vs England, 1st Test, Edgbaston: When and where to watch, Live Coverage on...

India eye a positive start to the series as they face England in the first Test match in Edgbaston. The live streaming information of India vs England, 1st Test, Edgbaston is available here.

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Mamata calls for Modi government's ouster, says country needs change

West Bengal chief minister says she will not allow the country to be divided and will protect minorities.

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What about the rights of Indians, Amit Shah asks Opposition over Assam citizenship...

The updated draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens left out the names of 40 lakh people when an updated version was published on Monday.

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India will be safe if illegal Rohingyas and Bangladeshis are shot: Hyderabad BJ...

Even as politicians sparred over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list, BJP MLA Raja Singh from Hyderabad’s Goshamahal constituency suggested that illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants should be shot dead if they do not depart respectfully.

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UP: Six labourers dead, three injured as mound of earth falls on them

Six labourers died and three others were injured when a mound of earth collapsed on them while they were working in a trench that they had dug out to lay 4G cable in Bareilly on Monday night.

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India vs England: James Anderson expects tougher test from 'outstanding' Virat ...

The Indian cricket team’s struggles with the bat on their last tour of England four years ago was reflected by Virat Kohli’s patchy form in their 3-1 series defeat.

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12 die, seven injured in rains in Uttar Pradesh in 24 hours

As many as 92 people have died since last week in rains in separate parts of the state.

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Temple in UP 'purified with holy water' after woman BJP lawmaker's visit

The BJP’s MLA Manisha Anuragi visited the ashram on July 12 for a “darshan”, where women are allowed to pray only from the outside.

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PM Narendra Modi asks people to give ideas for his Independence Day speech

People have already started suggesting some issues they want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address in his Independence Day speech at Red Fort this August.

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India vs England: Virat Kohli & Co up against history at Edgbaston - India's chances...

Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team takes on England in the first Test match of the five-game series in Edgbaston - a venue where they have never defeated the hosts.

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From lynchings to child rape, key issues in government focus this month

In the monthly government dashboard, HT reporters examine key developments across central government ministries through July and what lies ahead.

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Muzaffarpur shelter home girls say they were stripped, spanked for refusing sexual...

Investigators suggested that 34 of the 42 girls examined so far were found to have been sexually exploited. Two other girls were not subjected to medical examination because of their poor mental health.

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Never discriminated against Jammu and Ladakh: Mehbooba Mufti

She said her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had “golden” period of three-year rule with the support of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but things did not work out with present incumbent.

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Man commits suicide life in Beed over Maratha quota demand, toll reaches 5

Police said the man, in a suicide note, wrote that he is taking the extreme step in support of Maratha reservation demand.

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Kitchens close, ponies leave as rush of pilgrims to Amarnath reduces

The pilgrimage, which started on June 28, saw 2.36 lakh pilgrims visiting the shrine in first 25 days (9,400 daily on an average) despite the rough weather in initial days.

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'I'll kill your children': Man racially abuses Indian-origin couple in Canada

The argument started after the Indian-origin couple tried to back into a parking spot and apparently got in the way of Dale Robertson.

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India vs England: How to get Virat Kohli out - Stuart Broad explains

Virat Kohli needs to be put under pressure and that is how one can dismiss him, says England pacer Stuart Broad ahead of the first Test match at Edgbaston.

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Chennai today to inquire about Karunanidhi's health

Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after a sudden fall in blood pressure.

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Parliament monsoon session Live: The soul of Assam Accord is NRC, says Amit Shah

The issue of the National Register of Citizens in Assam is likely to be taken up in the Parliament on Monday. Here are the live updates:

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Uneasy calm in Chakan day after Maratha protests turned violent near Pune

Police said they have booked 4,000 people for Monday’s violence

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Mamata Banerjee to meet Rajnath Singh today over NRC Assam issue

Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of resorting to “vote bank politics” after the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Monday morning left out 40 lakh names out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam.

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India vs England: Empty stands likely to greet Virat Kohli & Co at Edgbaston - Know...

The first Test between India and England may see 10,000 empty seats in the first two days at Edgbaston, according to the early trends.

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Kidnapped Karnal youth rescued from Philippines

Pradeep went to Singapore in 2016 on study visa to complete hotel management course. He was kidnapped by some unidentified persons on July 25.

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Uproar in Parliament over Assam NRC, Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests

Rajya Sabha Chairman said home minister Rajnath Singh will respond on the “sensitive and serious matter” Assam NRC issue.

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Heavy rains lash parts of Kerala; disaster team, forces on alert

Many people have been already been evacuated from the catchment areas near Idukki dam in Kerala.

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No change in DMK leader Karunanidhi's health, says son Stalin

94-year-old M Karunanidhi was moved to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on Saturday at 1.30am in a critical condition.

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PM Modi congratulates Imran Khan on Pakistan election victory, hopes democracy will...

PM Modi congratulated Imran Khan on his party emerging as the largest party in the National Assembly of Pakistan in the recent general elections.

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Should Judge Loya death case be investigated? SC to hear review plea today

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had earlier rejected the plea for a SIT probe into the death of the judge who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

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Vijay Mallya's UK extradition case reaches last stage, final hearing today

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said the senior district judge will hear final submissions on July 31. The judgment, however, will be reserved until a future date.

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Assam NRC: Centre relieved as BJP smells opportunity

Critics argue that the distinction BJP is making is not between political and economic migrants but on communal grounds.

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India turns to US to guard Delhi against air threats

The government has greenlighted the project, with the defence acquisition council according its acceptance of necessity (AoN) for the air defence system,

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US elevates India's trade status to NATO-level ally, move to boost access to defence...

The Communications, Compatibility and Security Agreement is one of the three agreements that the US has with its closest military allies, and will allow installation of high-security US communication equipment on defence equipment being sold to India

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Muraleedharan made Andhra Pradesh BJP in charge

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday appointed Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan as party’s in-charge in Andhra Pradesh, and brought in three new faces in the team of national office bearers

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Army chief bans golf in Jammu and Kashmir, North-East posts

Gen Rawat also issued instructions that golf will not be allowed in operationally active areas of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the North East,

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Assam NRC complete list excludes 4 million ineligible applicants, govt says no need...

Those whose names are missing include 248,000 doubtful voters whose cases are pending in foreigners tribunals, their siblings and their descendants.

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Assam NRC draft brings joy and relief to some, worry for others

Over 40 lakh people in Assam have been left out from the the NRC. The second draft of the NRC was published in Guwahati on Monday.

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Supreme Court order on NOTA use in Rajya Sabha polls reserved

The SC reserved the order on a petition by Gujarat Congress leader Shailesh Manubhai Parmar, who has challenged the provision of NOTA in these polls

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55 ceasefire-violation deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, highest in 4 years

As many as 55 security personnel and civilians have lost their lives in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border with Pakistan this year so far

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After lull, Maratha stir flares up again

As protestors resorted to violence and arson at various places, police were forced to fire teargas shells in the air and carry out a lathicharge in Chakan to quell the protests.

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Leaf out of Sushma Swaraj's book taken for Ujjwala tweak

Now, the petroleum ministry will take help from the rural development ministry to use women’s self help groups, gram panchayats, fair price shops or other bodies to set up such points of delivery

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Girl set on fire by stalker in Uttar Pradesh, dies

A 16-year-old girl died on Monday in Alampur, Bhadohi district, after being set on fire by an alleged stalker.

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Bihar shelter home case: Probe into NGO of accused journalist

Thakur, who is an accredited journalist of PIB under the ministry of information and public relations, is the prime accused in the sexual exploitation of minor girls at a shelter home ‘Balika Griha’ in Muzaffarpur that was run by his NGO.

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Female genital mutilation violates fundamental rights, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing PILs demanding a law against female circumcision on ground that it violates child rights of the community’s girls who undergo this procedure.

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Separate north Karnataka flag to be unveiled today

The agitation comes in the wake of perceived injustice done to the northern districts in the state budget presented by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on July 5

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Deck cleared for purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters

The defence ministry on Monday cleared “platform-specific” guidelines for the purchase of 111 naval utility helicopters

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Karunanidhi a 'medical miracle', say DMK workers praying for his recovery outside...

DMK party president M Karunanidhi has been under critical care at Kauvery hospital in Chennai for the past two days. Doctors said his health suffered a setback on Sunday.

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Maneka Gandhi apologises for calling transgenders 'other ones' in Lok Sabha, says...

The minister drew flak from the transgender community for using the word, with Meera Sanghamitra, a member of the National Alliance for People’s Movements and a trans woman, saying that Maneka Gandhi and all the MPs who “thumped and laughed must apologise”.

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41 security men killed, over 900 injured in militancy-related and stone-pelting...

Twenty-eight army personnel, 31 CRPF personnel and 37 policemen were injured in militancy-related incidents, and two CRPF personnel were killed in stone-pelting incidents.

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India vs England: Alastair Cook feels India pace pack could make difference this...

England opening batsman Alastair Cook believes India’s depth in the bowling department is something that could help them in this Test series.

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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane puts mindset over skill to triumph in England ...

India’s main batsmen, especially Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara focused on deliveries outside off-stump while bowling coach Bharath Arun instructed bowlers to pitch it up and let the ball move.

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Yeddyurappa blames JDS for 'fuelling' North Karnataka statehood issue

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah had on Sunday said the demand for separate statehood for the region was being made by people who have not understood the meaning of a unified Karnataka

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BJP has highest number of lawmakers accused of kidnapping, Congress and RJD have...

According to ADR, the list of lawmakers who have criminal charges related to kidnapping filed against them contains 5 from NCP, 4 each from the BJD and the DMK, 3 each from the SP and the TDP as well as 2 each from the TMC, CPM, CPI-ML and Shiv Sena.

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Govt must convene all-party meeting on Assam NRC issue: Congress

Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma urged the government to remove shortcomings in the entire process and settle all issues as per the 1985 Assam Accord.

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India vs England: A slice of Indian history awaits team in London

Until recently, it was a tradition that every visiting Indian cricket team would play its first match at the Indian Gymkhana in Osterley.

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India vs England: Challenge Virat Kohli, be angry - Michael Vaughan's message to...

Former England captain Michael Vaughan goaded the pace duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson to “step up and challenge Virat Kohli’s front foot”.

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Protesters near Pune throw stones, block highway, clash with police over Maratha...

Marathas, a politically-influential community constituting around 30 per cent of Maharashtra’s population, have been agitating to press their demand for reservation in jobs and education

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Kathua rape victim incapacitated with cocktail of sedatives: J-K Crime Branch

The charge sheet filed in the Pathankot sessions court sums up the investigation of the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Crime Branch team and also gives details of the analyses of calls and bank accounts that led it to the eight accused of the brutal crime in January this year.

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Indian jumps off 3rd floor as lenders chase him in UAE

The 32-year-old man, identified only with his initials A K, was said to be involved in financial disputes with several people, Gulf News reported.

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Man commits suicide in Aurangabad over Maratha reservation demand

The man had been preparing for the Maharashtra Public Service Commission exams and had posted a message on Facebook saying, “Maratha reservation will claim one life”.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day due to opposition protests over Assam NRC

The Upper House witnessed three adjournmments earlier in the day due to the continued uproar over the issue before the Chair called it a day at 2.13 pm.

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Mamata Banerjee calls NRC a conspiracy to throw out Bengalis, Biharis from Assam

The second and final draft of the NRC Assam published on Monday morning left out 40 lakh names out of 3.29 crore applicants.

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Two chargesheets filed, 14 charged in Manipur fake encounters, CBI director tells...

The Supreme Court had summoned CBI director Alok Kumar Verma to appear before it on Monday after the agency failed to file final reports in seven cases of extra judicial killings.

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Shiv Sena asks CM Fadnavis to call special Assembly session to discuss Maratha ...

Sena chief appeals to people to not resort to violence, even as reports of unrest come in from parts of Pune and Solapur.

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India vs England: Virat Kohli looks to topple Steve Smith, become number one Test...

Virat Kohli trails Steve Smith, who is currently serving 12 months ban due to his role in ball tampering, by 26 points and will have to produce a string of strong performances against England to leapfrog the Australian.

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West Bengal govt to pay compensation within 24 hours for death, injury