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New appraisal system for non-empanelled officers in the army triggers row

The current number of non-empanelled officers in the army could range between 5,000 and 7,000 out of about 48,000 officers.

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Don't 'forgive' Modi in 2019 LS polls: Yashwant Sinha to farmers

“I want to apologise because I was also part of the BJP when promises were made ahead of 2014 (general) elections. But I do not want you to forgive him (Modi) in the next polls,” Yashwant Sinha said.

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What has driven India's poverty reduction?

55 % Indians were classified as poor by the MPI methodology in 2005-06. India halved its poverty rate in the next 10 years. In absolute terms, the number of poor fell from 630 million to 360 million during this period.

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Donations stopped, Jagannath temple priest seeks Supreme Court permission to end...

Temple priest Narasingha Pujapanda said the court and the government were trying to stop their only source of income.

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Auditors find 31 undisclosed firms linked to Amrapali

Besides 47 sister companies, the forensic auditors have stumbled upon 31 more firms that were never disclosed by the Amrapali group

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Nobody has power to abolish reservation: Nitish Kumar

“People like us are ready to make all sacrifices for this cause. Those who speak of such things have never had any role in bringing in reservations,” Nitish Kumar said.

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Couldn't perform son's last rites, says father of Hashimpura massacre victim

Of the 38 persons killed in the 1987 Hashimpura mass murders, only 11 bodies identified, while 22 bodies were not found.

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Families of Hashimpura mass murder victims get justice after 31 years

On May 22, 1987, over 40 Muslim men were rounded up by the PAC 41st battalion led by platoon commander Surender Pal Singh (now deceased), packed into an official truck, driven a short distance and shot at. The bodies were thrown in the upper Ganga and Hindon canals. Five survived the shooting. Of the 38 killed, only 11 bodies were recovered.

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Draft bill on Ganga proposes armed corps for protection of river

The draft National River Ganga Bill 2018 has proposed the setting up of an armed ‘Ganga Protection Corps’, with the powers to arrest offenders who pollute it, to keep the river clean and help in its rejuvenation, according to government documents and people familiar with the matter.

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Supreme Court to welcome visitors in guided tour

On Thursday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will formally launch a portal, through which citizens can book a one-hour guided tour to the court premises, according to officials involved in the project.

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Mother came to mind, says journalist who recorded video under Maoist fire

Mor Mukut Sharma was a part of the three-member team, including cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu and journalist Dheeraj Kumar, sent by public broadcaster Doordarshan to cover the next month’s two-phased polls in the state.

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Supreme Court asks govt to submit Rafale jet deal pricing details within 10 days

The government argued that the information is so sensitive that it has not been shared even with Parliament.

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In 73 tribal villages, families go without food in protest as PM unveils Statue...

The reason they gave was that many people displaced for development of the Sardar Sarovar Dam had allegedly not been given a proper rehabilitation package.

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World's tallest, Statue of Unity, gets a grand opening

The 182-metre steel and bronze Statue of Unity is nearly twice the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty.

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Warrant out for arrest of former Bihar minister Kumari Manju Verma

The court said there were sufficient grounds in the application seeking an arrest warrant against her and authorised the police to arrest her.

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Ministers skip meeting on Sabarimala called by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The meeting, which was to be inaugurated by the chief minister was later opened by Kerala’s Devasom Minister Kadakampally Surendran.

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Coin problem hits depositors in several states

Banks across the country have begun refusing to accept coins, saying they have to dedicate a lot of human resource in the cumbersome process of counting them in the absence of sufficient machines to do so.

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Congress factors in vote split in 14 Muslim-dominated Rajasthan assembly seats

The Congress is factoring in the vote split that led to its defeat in at least 14 Muslim-dominated seats in Rajasthan in 2013 because of the rebels and independents from the community as it finalises the list of its candidates for the December 7 assembly polls.

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Church-sponsored watchdog calls for fair polls in Mizoram

Mizoram People’s Forum (MPF), an independent body formed in 2006 by Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod, the largest Christian denomination in the northeastern state, comprises church elders and members of three prominent organizations of women, senior citizens and young people.

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Row over non-inclusion of chapters in Madhya Pradesh syllabus

Promises made by the MP government to include chapters on a wide range of topics, from ‘Gita saar’ (essence of Bhagwad Gita) to Jana Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyaya and the valour of legendary Rajput queen Rani Padmavati in school syllabus stoked a controversy.

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India makes a big leap in 'Ease of doing Business' index, ranks 77

The country recorded a rise of 30 places in the rankings last year, clinching the 100th spot.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, wife summoned by commission probing Amritsar train tragedy

Navjot Kaur, a former legislator and ex chief parliamentary secretary, was the chief guest at the Dussehra festival near Joda Phatak when the DMU train crushed those standing on the railway tracks.

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India makes major strides in improving business prospects: World Bank

India rose 23 places to 77th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2019, up from 100th in 2018 and 130th in 2017, when it was ranked lower than Iran and Uganda.

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Discussions between Centre and RBI have never been disclosed: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to be drawn into the row over his ministry using a never-used provision to ask RBI for resolution of issues, saying discussions and consultations with the central bank have never been disclosed.

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Wait for your turn: SC declines urgent hearing on pleas against Sabarimala verd...

The Supreme Court has already listed for November 13 hearing on its pleas challenging its September 28 verdict, which had allowed women of all ages to enter the hilltop temple in Kerala. The judgment had however been opposed by Lord Ayappa devotees, who held massive protests against it.

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Indian student in US creates space-detecting algorithm to tackle parking problem

Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, who is studying at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has also won second prize at the 2018 Science and Technology Open House competition for his creation.

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As PM Narendra Modi unveils Statue of Unity, Rahul Gandhi seeks to claim the 'true...

In another tweet, Rahul Gandhi said Patel was a patriot, who fought for an independent, united and secular India.

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India can improve further, says Arun Jaitley on World Bank's ease of doing business...

Buoyed by a 23-place jump on World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India can crack into top 50 if it improves on time taken for registering real estate, starting business and enforcement of contracts.

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India ranks 77 in 'Ease of doing business' index, jumps 23 places

India is now at 77 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business, climbing 23 places. It is the only country among the top-ten improvers for a second consecutive year, the government said on Wednesday evening.

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'Ease of doing business' LIVE Updates: Top 50 within reach, says Arun Jaitley

The central government has in the last several months taken specific measures to address impediments to doing business in the country identified by the multilateral agency.

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India vs West Indies: With Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli in form, India aim to go for...

If Jason Holder’s men manage to pull off another shock win as they had in Pune, the magnitude of the victory would be no less than a series win for the islanders even though it would end in a 2-2 draw.

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'Why not a bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi ?': Shashi Tharoor asks BJP

The Congress leader said there was no such gigantic statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the country.

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Dalit girl allegedly beheaded by neighbour in Tamil Nadu for rejecting his adva...

A senior police official said Wednesday the accused Dinesh Kumar has been arrested and lodged in Salem jail and a probe was on.

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Enact law to pave way for Ram temple, matter of national pride: RSS

RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya said that “construction of the Ram Mandir is a matter of national pride” and so far the Ayodhya dispute had not been resolved in the courts.

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India vs West Indies 5th ODI Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch, Live Coverage...

India vs West Indies 5th ODI: Virat Kohli’s men bounced back from the loss in the third match at Pune to record a massive 224-run win at Mumbai.

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Political row again in Karnataka's Ballari LS seat over mining baron G Janardhan...

Like in the assembly elections in May, the Congress has again targeted mining baron G Janardahn Reddy, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state minister, to discredit his aides contesting the by-election to the Ballari LS seat.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav continues brother-son balancing act, visits Shivpal and SP ...

On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav visited brother Shivpal’s political HQ before zipping off to the Samajwadi Party office where he met son Akhilesh and party workers and asked them to strengthen the party.

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India vs West Indies: Toss history awaits Virat Kohli in Thiruvananthapuram

India vs West Indies 5th ODI: Kohli is on the verge of setting a new record after winning toss in the first four ODIs of the series.

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Campaigning gathers steam in poll-bound Mizoram

The stakes are high this time as Mizoram is the only north-eastern state which has a Congress government and the BJP, which is upbeat after ousting the CPI(M) from Tripura, is keen on making inroads in the Christian-dominated state.

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BJP finalises names of probables for Rajasthan assembly elections, action shifts...

While BJP has been saying that it will change candidates on about 80-90 seats in Rajasthan, sources said that it has been decided to drop several ministers in view of anti-incumbency.

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'I may not survive': DD journalist caught in Maoist attack records selfie video

Mor Mukut Sharma was a part of the three-member team, including cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu and journalist Dheeraj Kumar, sent by the public broadcaster to cover the next month’s two-phased polls in the state.

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Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Congress treads cautiously on Muslim seats over...

Division in Muslim votes had helped BJP in the Muslim-dominated constituencies, especially in six constituencies, in the 2013 assembly polls, as many Muslim candidates of the Congress party contested as rebels or independent candidates.

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Civil society outfits in poll-bound Rajasthan submit people's demands to political...

The 32 demands submitted by civil society organisations in poll-bound Rajasthan relate to ration, labour, unorganised labourers, Dalits, saharias, semi-nomadic tribes, education, land, agriculture, mining, child rights, transgender community, employment guarantee, women’s right, disabled, youth, and so on.

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Kerala irrigation minister Mathew T Thomas' gunman shoots self to death, reason...

The deceased, 28-year-old Sujith, who was attached to the armed reserve camp in Thiruvananthapuram, was found with a gunshot wound on the head at his home in Kollam district, the police said, adding he had also cut veins in both hands.

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Firecrackers already produced can be sold elsewhere except Delhi-NCR: Supreme C...

A Supreme Court bench said firecrackers already produced can be sold in this festival season only in other parts of the country.

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India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli and boys eye another home series triumph as they...

A victory in the fifth and penultimate One-day International will ensure India maintain their unbeaten run since the reverse against South Africa in 2015.

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Jaish chief Masood Azhar's nephew among two killed in Kashmir gunfight: Cop

The Pakistan-based terror group also told a local news agency that one of the two is Azhar’s nephew, Usman Hyder.

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Live: PM Modi reaches Kevadiya to unveil Statue of Unity on Sardar Patel's birth...

Built on Sadhu Bet, an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Statue of Unity will dwarf the current tallest statue, the Spring Temple Buddha in China (128m), and is almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

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World's tallest statue to be unveiled by PM Modi today; Statue of Unity dedicated...

Built at a cost of nearly Rs 2,300 crore, the statue is scheduled to be inaugurated at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat on October 31, birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Training jets assembled in India using inferior engines, recent audit says

In addition to using inferior engines, “a large number of second-hand components and parts have been fitted in the aircraft,” according to the audit report, which has been seen by Hindustan Times.

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Statue of unity: As visitors admire the Rs 2,989-cr marvel, local tribals grumb...

Tribals are protesting against a number of things relating to the Statue of Unity, from acquisition of land allegedly without adequate compensation, to rehabilitation, to employment promises that, they say, are still pending.

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India's standing in the world 'ease of doing business' index may improve

India’s standing in the World Bank ranking of countries by ‘ease of doing business’ is set to improve, a year after the country jumped 30 places to clinch the 100th spot, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, a day before the index is made public.

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YSR Congress, Jana Sena may not contest Telangana polls

In recent times, both Y S Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR Congress and Pawan Kalyan of the Jana Sena Party have openly praised the K Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government several times.

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BJP ally RLSP says talks on seat sharing in Bihar positive but inconclusive

NDA constituent Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha said on Tuesday that talks over seat-sharing in Bihar are positive but inconclusive, and his party has conveyed to the BJP leadership what it expects.

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Bihar shelter home scandal: Supreme Court pulls up police over delay in ex-minister's...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Bihar police over its failure to arrest former state minister Manju Verma, who resigned in the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse scandal, in a case related to recovery of ammunition from her house.

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After Donald Trump's refusal, India looks for Republic Day guest

United States President Donald Trump is unable to attend the Republic Day parade on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation because of “scheduling constraints”, the White House has said, but stressed the “strong personal rapport” shared by them.

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Panic button, vehicle tracking in public transport from January 1

As per the latest transport ministry notification, the view of the Central government is that it is necessary and expedient in public interest to notify standards in respect of equipping or fitment of vehicle location tracking devices and emergency buttons in all public service vehicles.

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CBI sleuth files plea in Supreme Court: 'Moved to bail out Rakesh Asthana'

CBI’s Ajay Kumar Bassi was among the officers who were transferred out of Delhi in the predawn transfer orders issued by the Centre on October 23 – an unprecedented shake-up witnessed in the premier agency.

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Will change GST structure if we come to power: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said that his party will overhaul the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure if it comes to power in 2019, and once again described GST as it currently exists as “Gabbar Singh Tax”.

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CBI shows WhatsApp texts as evidence against Rakesh Asthana

Whatsapp messages that the two alleged middleman, named accused in the CBI’s FIR against Rakesh Asthana exchanged almost a year back, and a flurry of calls after the arrest of one of them on October 16 form the bulk of evidence in the case, documents reviewed by HT show.

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Lone dalit Congress MLA in Odisha resigns over 'failing' minor gangrape victim

A minor Dalit girl in Koraput district was allegedly gangraped by paramilitary forces of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) in October last year in a forest, following which she committed suicide in January this year.

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Regained significant ground in Telangana, confident of defeating TRS: Congress

According to its internal assessment, the Congress has regained “significant” ground across the state since chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, dissolved the Telangana assembly on September 6 for early polls.

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CBI's Devender Kumar, middleman remanded to 14-day judicial custody in connection...

In his bail application, moved by advocate Rahul Tyagi, CBI DSP Devender Kumar termed his custody “illegal” and urged the court to set him free.

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Officials ask people not to venture into Siang river after landslide in Tibet

Authorities in Itanagar asked people not to venture into the Siang river flowing through Upper Siang district following a landslide in Tibet which could trigger possible floods in the state.

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Must ensure security of mediapersons: Editors Guild after Chhattisgarh Maoist a...

DD News Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu, sub inspector Rudra Pratap Singh and assistant constable Mangalu were killed in Dantewada district in the poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

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Caste groups demand their share as BJP, Cong finalise Rajasthan poll lists

Ahead of the December 7 Rajasthan assembly election, at least six caste groups have held meetings or press meets to demand candidates from their community get due consideration from both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.

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Aadhaar Seva Kendras to ensure ease in services, 114 centres in 53 cities in first...

The planned ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras’, conceptualised on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras, will offer “hassle-free” enrolment and update facility to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services to residents, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Tuesday.

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar holds first official meeting since discharge from AIIMS

Manohar Parrikar has not been seen in public since he was discharged from AIIMS on October 14, sparking speculation about his health condition with the opposition Congress alleging that his signature was being forged on official files and demanding that the government release video proof of his health condition.

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India, Italy agree to fast-track bilateral trade, investments

India and Italy on Tuesday agreed to fast-track bilateral trade and investments and set up a bilateral industrial development and cooperation mechanism at a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Guiseppe Conte in New Delhi.

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Bengal woman chained, burnt alive by husband for not getting Rs 2000 from paren...

The woman’s family claimed that despite dowry being given at the time of the marriage, the husband’s demands never ceased and he used to torture his wife and sent her to them to get money.

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Noida man allegedly receives soap instead of phone he ordered on Amazon, India head...

Amazon’s India head and three other persons have been booked after a customer claimed to have received a soap instead of a mobile phone that he had ordered from the e-commerce giant, police said on Tuesday.

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Modi's ambitious project: The story behind the making of Statue of Unity

The foundation-laying ceremony, on October 31, 2013, kick-started then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha campaign. And its completion and inauguration, exactly 5 years later on October 31, is being seen as the beginning of Modi’s campaign for a second term in next year’s general election.

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8-year-old boy dies of swine flu in Coimbatore

Two other patients were undergoing treatment for dengue, four for swine flu and 12 with symptoms of the flu while and 61 people were being treated for viral fever, sources in the hospital said.

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Officer who probed CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana gives secret records to SC

Ajay Bassi, the officer investigating CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in the bribery case against him, on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair in the Andamans.

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Major among 8 soldiers injured in accidental explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's K...

The explosion took place in Rajwar area of the n Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district when the grenade went off when the officer was giving a demonstration to the soldiers in the forest area.

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India vs West Indies: Why Virat Kohli & Co are favourites to win series ahead of...

India vs West Indies: India have won last 5 bilateral ODI series on home soil and the oppositions included heavyweights like New Zealand, Australia and England.

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Dantewada police chief breaks down while talking about attack on media team

The attack on a media team in Maoist-affected Dantewada district left a Doordarshan cameraman and two policemen dead and two other policemen injured and came as media teams visited a village that will vote for the first time in 20 years in the November 12 Chhattisgarh assembly election

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Ex-armyman, cameraman, brother: Friends remember Doordarshan video journalist

Doordarshan video journalist Achyuta Nanda Sahu and two policemen were killed in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Tuesday. Two policemen were also injured in the attack.

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Nine-day-old baby dies of rat bites in Bihar ICU, alleges family

“We were shocked to find that rats were trying to nibble at the hands and legs of my newborn during a visit to the NICU late on Monday,” said the baby’s father in Bihar’s Darbhanga district.

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Justice delayed is justice denied: Yogi Adityanath on Supreme Court deferment of...

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the majority community in the country expects an early Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi title suit saying “justice delayed is justice denied”.

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Statue of Unity: Gujarat villagers pen open letter to protest PM Narendra Modi's...

The Statue of Unity, a memorial to Sardar Patel, is situated on an islet in Gujarat’s Kevadiya and, at 182 metres, is touted as the world’s tallest statue.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte

The Italian prime minister is here on a day-long participation at the 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit which is being organised by the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Statue of Unity set to be inaugurated by PM Modi, 5 years after work started

Built at a cost of over Rs 2,300 crore, the statue is scheduled to be inaugurated at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat on October 31, birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Sweet moment in Rahul Gandhi's MP show, offers child ice-cream. Watch

“Hello!” he greets the child. “Ice-cream logey? (want some ice-cream?),” he asked the child.

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Bengal BJP will aim to field 'considerable' number of Muslim candidates in 2019...

In the last Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had fielded only two minority candidates in the state, which has a total of 42 seats.

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Independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal floats new party, calls for third front government...

Reacting to Beniwal’s third front, Rajasthan BJP spokesperson Mukesh Pareek said, “Earlier too many people in the state tried to form a third front based on castes and small parties, but they have not succeeded. It is for sure that third front will not succeed. There will be only two parties in Rajasthan and no other party can survive here.”

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Journalist abducted, beaten to death in Jharkhand's Chatra district

The journalist had received death threat and even informed the police naming three people including the husband of an elected woman Mukhiya.

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Doordarshan cameraman, 2 cops killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

The Doordarshan cameraman was identified by the police as Achundanand. The two policemen are Sub inspector Rudra Pratap and assistant sub inspector Manglu and Achundanand.

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Major fire at slum in Mumbai's Bandra, no loss of life reported

The incident was reported at 11.50 am in Nargis Dutt Nagar slum, located opposite Bandra fire station in Bandra (West). According to reports, the fire was triggered by a cylinder blast in the slum.

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Move Muzaffarpur shelter home case accused Brajesh Thakur to Patiala jail, orders...

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: The top court also questioned the Bihar government why former minister Manju Verma has not been arrested and sought a status report from the state police and CBI on Verma’s arrest.

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Rohit Sharma's 162 extends remarkable record since 2013

In 2013, Rohit notched up his first double hundred against Australia in Bangalore and has since, held the record of scoring the highest score by an Indian batsman in a year.

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Supreme Court allows all southern states to burst crackers for 2 hours on Diwali...

The top court added that if the states want they can scatter the timings but must not breach the 2-hour window.

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Ajay Bassi moves SC against transfer, says it impedes probe against Asthana

Ajay Bassi, a deputy superintendent of police with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), said his transfer impedes with the impartial investigation.

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Soon, new generation of plant-­based 'green crackers' for less-polluting Diwali

The ‘green crackers’ would be equally colourful as the traditional fireworks. When tested in the laboratory, these plant-based fireworks have proved to be 50-60% less polluting than traditional fireworks.

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Gurgaon man held for pushing wife to death from 8th floor on Karva Chauth

Vikram Chauhan was booked on Sunday for allegedly murdering his wife, Deepika Chauhan, 32, on Saturday night.

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Women who tried to enter Sabarimala wanted to disturb law and order: KJ Alphons

Kerala Police have arrested 3,505 people for creating trouble in the temple town and other places between October 16 and 22.

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India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni stumps Keemo Paul, Ravindra Jadeja taken by surprise...

MS Dhoni removed the bails in a flash and Paul was short of the crease. Jadeja in fact questioned Dhoni if he had managed a stumping out of nowhere and all that the former skipper did was smile.

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'Green crackers' won't be available this Diwali: Union Minister

The green crackers manufactured were sent to the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for safety checks and granting licences to the manufacturers.

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BJP, Congress pull out all stops on social media to woo voters in Rajasthan

The information technology (IT) cells of the BJP and Congress have set daily targets for social media posts to take on each other and showcase their promises for voters.

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Over 40 lakh Andhra voters in Telangana to play decisive role in assembly polls

“According to our estimates, settlers from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions constitute around 15% of the total number of 2.73 crore voters in Telangana, said Telangana Settlers’ Forum convener Katragadda Prasuna.

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Five state Congress units may get new chiefs

The Congress has begun search for new chiefs of its party units in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Mumbai, said a party functionary. The changes are aimed at ending in-fighting in some of the states and giving a fresh start to the party in others.

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Helicopters 'violate' norms in Kedarnath: Report

A total of eight companies violated the NGT directions, affecting the wildlife with the high noise pollution. High noise levels are likely to increase stress levels in animals, disturb their hormonal balance and lead them to shift from the forest zone, notes study.

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Rahul Gandhi blames PM Narendra Modi for violence in J&K

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the escalating violence and the killings of soldiers in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

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India's largest dry dock to come up at Cochin Shipyard

Kerala’s Cochin Shipyard will be equipped to make vessels to provide impetus to the government’s Make in India scheme, the shipping ministry announced on Monday.

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Modify verdict on firecrackers, Tamil Nadu tells Supreme Court

Supreme Court bench led by Justice AK Sikri had last week ruled out a complete ban on bursting firecrackers and allowed green crackers for Diwali and other religious festivals but only for two hours, between 8 pm and 10 pm

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After rising protests, Odisha plans to shift tigress Sundari to Nandankanan zoo

Odisha forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray said tigress Sundari that was imported from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha in June this year will be kept in Nandankanan zoo after it is tranquillised by experts.

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Missionaries of Charity to return to government adoption body, says WCD minister...

The development comes in the backdrop of the union government’s crackdown on the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa.

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India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma's stellar knock helps hosts take unassailable...

India dished out a clinical performance to outclass the West Indies by 224 runs, their biggest margin of victory against the Caribbean side.

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Air pollution killed highest number of under-5 children in India in 2016: WHO r...

At least 100,000 children below five years died in 2016 due to health complications associated with high outdoor and indoor air pollution, according to the report titled ‘Air Pollution and Child Health’.

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Japan backs India's membership bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group

Japan on Monday backed India’s membership bid to join the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which is opposed by China.

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India vs West Indies: Statistical highlights of West Indies' innings, IND record...

Here Hindustan Times takes a look at highlights from the West Indies innings.

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India opens urgent diplomatic and political contacts with new 'pro-China' Sri Lankan...

Mahinda Rajapaksa had opened up Sri Lanka’s main port to Chinese naval submarines when he was president, which stoked anger in India. His return to power has drawn concern in New Delhi that China would tighten its grip on the island that lies along busy shipping lanes.

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India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli & Co break 15-year-old record in Mumbai ODI

Virat Kohli endured a rare failure but Rohit Sharma more than compensated with a blistering 162 to help India steamroll West Indies by 224 runs in the fourth one-dayer on Monday.

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Want to hear people's voice: Congress launches website for manifesto ideas

Launching a dedicated website and WhatsApp number for suggestions for Congress’s manifesto for the 2019 polls, senior party leader Chidambaram said party president Rahul Gandhi had made it clear that the party’s manifesto will be based on conversations with the people of India.

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