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235 ex-inmates offered jobs at Telangana prisons' department recruitment drive

The ex-prisoners were hired as computer operators, marketing executives, delivery boys, security guards, carpenters, electricians, accountants, medical attendants, detective agents and construction workers.

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As both sides try to hammer out a deal, Samajwadi Party looks to impose new conditions...

In mid-September, senior leaders from the Congress and the Samajwadi Party met to discuss the modalities of a possible alliance.

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Political parties find EVM an easy target, says chief election commissioner

In an interview to HT, chief election commissioner OP Rawat cites data manipulation by technological firms as the biggest challenge for the poll panel.

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Ready to give befitting reply to those who attempt to destroy peace: PM Narendra...

PM Modi’s Modi’s comments came a day after foreign minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly.

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India's booming economy will soon surpass that of Britain, says Prime Minister Narendra...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the remark during his day-long visit to Gujarat where he inaugurated and laid foundations for projects worth over Rs 17,000 crore..

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Guilty will not be spared, say cops probing murder of Apple executive

The police have provided security to the Apple executive’s family amid fears of a threat to their lives.

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Mamata govt hiding Centre's figures on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, alleges BJP...

BJP alleges that Union home ministry has told Mamata Banerjee goverment that there are 1.5 illegal Bangladeshis in state but it has not taken any action

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Social media posts supporting constable accused in Apple executive's death surf...

The post contains bank details of both the constables and the wife of Prashant Chaudhary, who is also a constable, with a message to provide financial assistance to the family.

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SDM in Kanpur snatches home guard's rifle, shoots himself: Police

The staff at the sub-divisional magistrate’s residence told police he had returned around noon and was seen strolling in the house before he came out, took the rifle of the home guard and fired two shots.

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Class 9 student kills herself after alleged gangrape in Bengal

The 14-year-old was allegedly abducted by three men on Friday evening when she was returning home from school.

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We acted quickly: Yogi Adityanath disses resignation demand for Apple exec death

A local employee of Apple, Vivek Tiwari was shot by constables Prashant Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar while he was going to drop his colleague Sana Khan in an SUV late on Friday night.

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Border Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal get new chiefs

The BSF is the country’s largest border guarding force with over 2.5 lakh personnel in its ranks.

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Explore use of advanced technology for giving information under RTI: SC tells C...

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said such people should have a functional facility to receive the information as permissible under the Right to Information Act.

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In poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, CM Shivraj Chouhan announces plans of a cow minis...

Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s announcement comes days after Congress state president Kamal Nath promised to set up cow shelters in every village panchayat.

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Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi on IL&FS issue with a new acronym

Taking to Twitter Rahul Gandhi said the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is the country’s symbol of trust and common people have saved every rupee to buy its policies.

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Punjabi singer Harman Sidhu arrested with heroin in Sirsa, remanded in police c...

Sidhu told police that he has been a drug addict for the past six to seven months and purchased drug from a Delhi-based Nigerian national.

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Rejected by woman, man allegedly rapes her 1-year-old daughter for revenge

The man also molested the woman’s four-year-old daughter in Indore on Friday night.

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'Real women devotees' unlikely to visit temple, only 'women activists' will: Sabarimala...

The TDB chief said the real women devotees who respect the traditions and rituals of Sabarimala and know the circumstances there were not likely to visit the shrine.

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Nothing of elections will be allowed on Google, Facebook, Twitter 48 hours before...

“They have all committed that during campaign period, they will not allow anything which is adversely effecting level playing field be allowed on their platforms... during the last 48 hours before the close of poll, they have committed that nothing of elections will be allowed on their platforms,” Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said.

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109 killed in Pakistan firing on Jammu and Kashmir borders since 2016: RTI reply

The home ministry’s response stated that during the period, 35 armymen and 21 BSF personnel were killed.

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Govt owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

Some of the oldest pending bills for the visits of the president, the vice president and the evacuation flights are nearly 10-year-old, the data furnished by Air India says.

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Over 60 stranded people rescued in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district

Around 60 Nepali porters, including women and children, a French national, and four Indians, were on their way to Himachal Pradesh when they got stuck near Lakhang on September 22 due to heavy snowfall in the region.

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NRC applicant not allowed to change legacy person in claim form: Official

The five documents- 1959 NRC, Citizenship Certificate, refugee registration certificate, ration card and electoral roll upto March 24, 1971 will not be accepted now as the matter is currently pending with the Supreme Court and the next hearing on the matter is scheduled for October 23.

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Over 30 children rescued from railway premises per day since Jan 2017: Official...

In 2017, 11,178 children were rescued while 8,963 children have been sent home by the Railway Protection Force.

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India's first housing society was set up under Sardar Patel's leadership: PM Mo...

“Amul (Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation) is not just a production company, but a model of economy. It provides the world with an alternative to socialist or capitalist economy,”

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Mob torches van in Odisha district after tip-off about cattle smuggling

People in Asurali in Bhadrak stopped eight vans at around 2am and found four cows dead in a vehicle.

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Army opens fire after Pakistani chopper violates Indian airspace in J-K's Poonch

A Pakistan helicopter violated Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Sunday.

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UN chief concerned over J-K, welcomes India's greater role in addressing security...

Antonio said the UN welcomed a greater role for India in addressing regional peace and security challenges.

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Tripura woman battling for life after son attacks her over property dispute: Po...

A 108-second video which was widely shared on the social media shows Molina Rani Dey lying in a pool of blood at the verandah of her house in front of her son.

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Sushma Swaraj showed Pakistan its double face on terrorism and dialogue: Arun J...

Arun Jaitley tweeted his appreciation for Sushma Swaraj’s speech at United Nations General Assembly.

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Hyderabad bound Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing at Indore airport

The flight had 104 passengers on board. All the passengers and the crew are safe.

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PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Over 800 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday.

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Modi in Gujarat live updates: PM to inaugurate several projects today

Prime Minister Modi will be in his home state of Gujarat today to inaugurate several projects. Follow live updates here:

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From homemaker to INLD leader, Naina Chautala galvanises woman power

As the state heads for the assembly election next year, HT tracks her strategy to go pan-Haryana and focus on empowerment of women, a constituency untapped by her party that has roots in Haryana’s patriarchal heartland.

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Taj Mahal to remain temporarily closed for Uzbek president's visit

This is Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s first visit to India since assuming office in 2016.

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Tribals in Chhattisgarh's Maoist heartland relish wildlife shows on mini-theatre

“TV is rare in this area and the people were excited and surprised. They were really interested in animals and forest shows,” said the superintendent of police, Narayanpur district, Jitendra Shukla.

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13 Indian banks lost out on £40 million in 'unfair' sale process of Vijay Mallya's...

The bidder said that by turning down its higher bid for the company, the administrators had denied the extra funds that would have accrued to the shareholder of Force India, Vijay Mallya’s Orange India Holdings Sarl.

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Vice president Venkaiah Naidu meets ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 15.

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'Mann Ki Baat' LIVE: Human rights the foundation of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas',...

PM Modi paid tribute to India’s armed forces and hailed Navy Commander’s Abhilash Tomy’s courage on the 48th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Follow live updates here:

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BSF jawan shoots himself in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

Head constable Ram Charan, posted with the 126th battalion, was on duty when he fatally shot himself in the neck at Sunderbani BSF headquarters late Saturday evening, the officials said.

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Cancelled gurdwara visit in Karnal village due to Bhindranwale's portrait: Haryana...

The CM undertook a day-long visit to 13 ‘tiraths’ (pilgrimage sites) in Karnal, his constituency, on Friday. In addition to these sites, he was scheduled to visit the gurdwara in Dachar village.

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Pakistan's 'outrageous, preposterous' allegation about Peshawar school attack draws...

Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir exercised India’s Right of Reply and rejected allegations made by Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his UN General Assembly address on Saturday night.

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'Why did police shoot': Family of Apple executive killed in UP wants CBI probe

Vivek Tiwari, a local employee of tech giant Apple, was allegedly shot by an Uttar Pradesh police constable well past midnight on Friday in Lucknow’s Gomtinagar

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Cop feared dead as militants attack police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopi...

The policeman, who was injured in the attack, succumbed to his injuries, sources said.

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Tamil Nadu hospital 'treated patient for 3 days' after his death, family alleges

The administrative officer of the private hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district denied the allegation and said the family of the deceased is trying to defame the hospital.

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Sabarimala: Challenges galore for hill shrine authorities after SC allows women...

The Supreme Court had on Friday overturned the ban on entry of women aged between 10 and 50 to the hilltop shrine in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta

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Different strokes with Sumitra Mahajan: The Tai who cares, dares and declares

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan reduced food wastage and introduced piped gas in Parliament. She also cracked the whip on MPs when required. Here’s a look at the different shades of the soft-spoken Mahajan.

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How Kerala is staying afloat after the deluge

One way to understand the scale of devastation that Kerala has faced is to look at the numbers.

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CJI-designate Ranjan Gogoi says he has a plan to tackle judicial backlog

Supreme Court judges have often expressed concern at the increasing backlog of cases in the judicial system, with outgoing CJI Dipak Misra in June writing a letter to all high court chief justice to focus on reducing pendency in the high courts and lower courts.

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India set to seal S-400 deal during Vladimir Putin's visit next week

India will sign the S-400 missile system deal with Russia during the annual summit between PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin next week, hoping for a US sanction waiver, and to prevent Russia from directly selling weapon systems to Pakistan if India says no to the deal.

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How different ministries spent a month putting out fires

A spiralling current account deficit led the finance ministry to hike custom duties; allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter deal kept the defence ministry busy; and a spat with Pakistan kept the external affairs ministry at the centre of public attention.

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India bags two UN awards for action against non-communicable diseases

Union health minister JP Nadda accepted the awards on the ministry’s behalf along with Jhalani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Nirmala Sitharaman hits out at Hollande over Rafale

Reliance Entertainment has refuted the allegations, saying that no payments were made to Gayet.

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Mahila Congress wants focus on price rise, women's safety

The Congress has decided to launch a countrywide campaign, Mahila Adhikar Yatra, to “spur the suppressed anger” among women — they constitute nearly half of India’s 1.3 billion population — over price rise and women’s safety.

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PM Modi hits out at Congress for remark on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue

The Statue of Unity, billed to be the world’s tallest at 522 feet, will be installed on an island in the Narmada in Gujarat, close to the Sardar Sarovar dam.

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Pakistan lies, glorifies killers: Sushma Swaraj in UN tough talk

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj blamed Pakistan’s continued support of terror for stalled peace efforts between the subcontinental neighbours.

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On patrol, Uttar Pradesh cop shoots dead unarmed Apple executive in car

The two constables, identified as Prashant Chaudhary and Sandeep, were arrested on the basis of a First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the friend.

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PM Modi to unveil several projects in Gujarat tomorrow

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate Anand Agricultural University’s incubation centre-cum-centre of excellence in food processing, and a solar cooperative society at Mujhkuva village.

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Rajnath Singh dials Adityanath on Apple exec's killing, seeks 'effective action'

Apple India executive Vivek Tiwari was shot dead in Lucknow by police late Friday. His family demanded chief minister Yogi Adityanath come and accept their demands

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Doctor's son abducted in Bihar found murdered

A 15-year-old school student, who was allegedly abducted for ransom on Thursday, was found murdered here on Saturday, officials said.

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Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire along LoC in J&K's Kupwara

Defence sources said the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Karnah sector of Kupwara district.

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'Tomorrow might be too late': Top 10 quotes by Sushma Swaraj at UN meet

The external affairs minister not only spoke about the pressing issues of climate change but also on the need for reforms at UN.

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'Lists not enough to check terrorists': Sushma Swaraj urges UN to take action

Sushma Swaraj said that India had proposed a draft document in 1996 on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN but even till today, that draft has remained a draft, because UN member states cannot agree on a common language.

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16 trekkers, including 10 foreigners, missing in Himachal's Chamba

The group was supposed to return to a base camp on Saturday, but contact has been lost with them.

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Expert not just in terror, verbal duplicity too: Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at...

Sushma Swaraj left on Friday an informal meeting of ministers of Saarc countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly after highlighting terrorism in her speech, with Pakistan seeing the exit as a snub.

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At UN meet, Sushma Swaraj's sharp takedown of Pakistan. Full text of speech

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UNGA on Saturday focused on two primary issues – terrorism and climate change.

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Rajnath Singh hints India retaliated strongly to BSF jawan's killing

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said he would not reveal the nature of the action by the armed forces but asked people to trust him on this.

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CBI arrests Nirmal Infra executive director in Odisha chit fund scam

Niranjan Saxena and his firm are accused of duping investors of Rs 433 crore promising them high returns. The CBI had arrested the chit fund firm CMD Ashish Chouhan and general manager Abhisekh Chouhan on March 7 this year in Bhubaneswar.

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Pehlu Khan lynching: Witnesses, sons 'shot at' on way to court in Alwar

The witnesses’ lawyer Asad Hayat said that men in a black Scorpio shot at them near Behror town where they were to depose in a local court. Police are however verifying their claim.

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32 airlifted from Lahaul & Spiti on day 5 of rescue operations

Early snowfall in the higher reaches, cloudburst and heavy rains snapped several road links in the state from September 22 to 24.

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Domestic political, electoral compulsions behind India's reluctance to talk, says...

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in New York for a SAARC meeting of foreign ministers.

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CM Manohar Parrikar is clearing official files from AIIMS hospital: Goa minister

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

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Refrigerator blast triggers wall collapse in Gwalior house, kills 4 of a family

A refrigerator blast reportedly triggered a wall collapse in a house in Gwalior, killing four members of a family and injuring five others early on Saturday.

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Man's head cut off after quarrel, third beheading case in Karnataka this month

Pashupati attacked and beheaded Girish on Saturday allegedly after the latter made some disrespectful remarks against his mother, police said.

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Sushma Swaraj Live: External affairs minister to address the UN general assembly...

Sushma Swaraj left on Friday an informal meeting of ministers of Saarc countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly after highlighting terrorism in her speech, with Pakistan seeing the exit as a snub.

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Newly-wed woman allegedly gang raped by husband's relatives and a tantrik in Ha...

A newly married woman was allegedly gang raped by her husband’s relatives and a ‘tantrik’ in Haryana’s Yamunanagar.

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Rajasthan high court suspends Asaram aide's 20-year jail sentence, gives bail

Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2013 rape in April 2018 while his two aides got 20 years each.

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US court opens new legal 'Stairway,' overturns Led Zeppelin case

The court in San Francisco overturned a 2016 judgment by a jury which found no proof the classic 1971 Zeppelin song breached the copyright of “Taurus,” written by Randy Wolfe of a Los Angeles band called Spirit.

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BJP demands de-recognition of parties boycotting J&K local body elections

Four parties — National Conference (NC), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Bahujan Samaj Party — have announced that they will be boycotting the polls.

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Swedish Academy postpones Nobel Literature Prize leaving blank page for 2018

The “Holy Grail” of authors, poets, and playwrights, the Nobel has gone to some of the greatest writers of all time, from Albert Camus to Samuel Beckett and Ernest Hemingway.

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Deterrent action against Pakistan will continue at the border, says Nirmala Sit...

As the government marks the second anniversary of surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said deterrent action against Pakistan “will continue at the border”.

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Delhi CM Kejriwal spars with Amit Shah, JP Nadda over Ayushman Bharat health sc...

The Aam Aadmi Party said the Ayushman Bharat scheme is another ‘white elephant’ in the making.

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PM Modi stresses on innovation, character building for wholesome education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the inaugural ceremony of “Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence” organised by the human resource ministry.

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'No consensus': China defends blocking India's bids to declare Masood Azhar global...

JeM chief Masood Azhar is accused of several deadly terrorist attacks in India, including one on the Uri military base in Kashmir in 2016 in which 17 security personnel were killed.

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Anganwadi worker sacked for having three kids moves Bombay HC

The anganwadi wodker received a written communication from the state authorities in March informing her that she was being dismissed from work since she had three children.

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HAL records highest ever turnover in 2017-18: CMD Madhavan

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) R Madhavan said HAL recorded the highest ever turnover of Rs 18,28,386 lakhs in 2017-18 financial year.

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Exploring alternative oil supplies so 'our friend' India isn't affected: US official...

The US had said countries that continue to do business with Iran will be blocked from accessing the American banking and financial system.

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'Tyranny of the police', says father-in-law of Apple executive shot dead by UP ...

Vivek Tewari’s wife demanded that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath speak to her and her brother sought a CBI probe into the shooting.

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Woman allegedly raped by neighbour at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh

According to complaint lodged by the victim’s husband, their neighbour entered the house in his absence and raped her at gunpoint.

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Sikhs protest after Haryana CM skips gurdwara visit in Karnal village

The protesters alleged that they were told by the district administration last week that the chief minister will visit the gurdwara in the village at around 1.30 pm on Friday and also partake langar there.

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UP bank manager arrested for stealing Rs 18 lakh from ATM: Police

Robin Bansal, who was absconding, was arrested Friday and more than Rs 14 lakh was seized from his possession.

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US reiterates support for India's bid for permanent seat at UN Security Council

During Modi’s visit to Washington in June last year, Trump supported India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UNSC and in other multilateral institutions such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

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Why the Sabarimala verdict allowing women's entry is not against mass opinion

The Supreme Court has set aside the custom of preventing women in menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

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Four protestors get five-year jail term for 2016 Jat quota violence

According to prosecution, the police were informed that about 200-300 rioters armed with sticks and dangerous weapons were going from Sisai village to Sainipura village. They cut trees and put them on roads to block traffic.

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India will make 'sovereign decision' on buying Russian arms: Sergey Lavrov

India will need exemptions from US sanctions on Russia to buy the S-400 Triumf missile defence system as well as frigates and helicopters.

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Lucknow constable charged with murder after shooting dead civilian in 'self def...

The constable allegedly fired in self defence since he suspected there were criminals in the vehicle that hit his motorbike.

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This collector turned a stinking Chhattisgarh city into its cleanest small city

Self-help groups collected door-to-door waste and segregated them into 24 categories of organic and inorganic waste. A final round of micro segregation was done, after which the refined and cleaned waste was sold to scrap dealers.

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How Swachh Bharat transformed the way public hospitals function

Government hospitals today are much cleaner and hygienic, with senior government officials regularly visiting them to take stock of the situation amid an intensifying Swachhta drive.

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Sabarimala's police barricades that kept women out are now history

Within hours of the Supreme Court allowing the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, the police disappeared and the barricades became history.

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Congress to appoint 10 million booth 'sahyogis' for 2019 election

Ahead of the 2019 elections, Congress plans to reach out to people to raise awareness about various issues with special focus on first-time voters.

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BJP plans a WhatsApp campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha election

A “booth action plan” prepared by party president Amit Shah has already asked state units to compile the list of smart phone carrying voters in every polling station.

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Supreme Court allows Pune police to continue activists' probe

In a 2:1 majority verdict, the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra dismissed the petition seeking the release of Gautam Navalakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves.

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Congress woman elected Bengaluru Mayor after BJP walkout

Her opponent was the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Shobha Anjanappa but the party’s corporators did not take part in the election.

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'Right to worship should be given to all devotees, keep the doors of devotion o...

The claim that the deity of Sabarimala is represented as following a strict vow of celibacy has been used by the conservatives to prevent women from offering prayers.

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Chronicling Chanderi: There's more to this town than the locales used to shoot the...

The recently-released film Stree may have used Chanderi as a setting for its narrative, but the town, best known for its handloom weave, is rich in old stories – both legends and documented history

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Justice Indu Malhotra cautions against judicial review of faith in Sabarimala c...

Prohibition of women essential practice for Lord Ayyappa devotees, Justice Indu Malhotra said.

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20 verdicts in five days: Hectic week for Supreme Court comes to an end

The cases decided in the week of September 22-28 covered a range of issues — criminalisation of politics, discrimination in India’s old adultery law, religious aspect of Ram Janambhoomi title dispute, civil liberties of activists, legality of Aadhaar and bar on entry of women in Sabarimala.

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Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi on multiple fronts in Madhya Pradesh

At a public meeting, Rahul Gandhi also criticised Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and claimed he had made 21,000 promises without fulfilling any.

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Special police officer runs off with seven rifles from PDP MLA's house in Srina...

Officials said the SPO was posted with legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir representing Wachi constituency of Shopian district. The SPO, who also hails from Shopian, had fled off with seven rifles from Mir’s official residence at Jawhar Nagar, a senior police officer said.

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Election code order in Telangana leave KCR with a pile of 95 lakh sarees

The sarees have already cost the government Rs 280 crore.

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High energy swell waves to be experienced along west, Tamil Nadu coasts

Sea waters along south Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar islands, low lying coasts of Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa will be affected between September 28 and 30.

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Manohar Parrikar conferred honorary doctorate by NIT Goa for contribution to state,...

The degree was presented by vice president M Venkaiah Naidu at the NIT’s fourth convocation and was received by the NIT director on the ailing chief minister’s behalf.

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Centre asks UIDAI to prepare action plan on Aadhaar after Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court, while holding Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid, struck down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data.

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Chinese man caught working in Dehradun factory on tourist visa

Liao Yuan was recruited as an engineer in a factory in Dehradun, but he did not have a valid work visa and had only a tourist visa.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin to be in India next month for bilateral summit