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Enforcement Directorate wants Robert Vadra to appear in Rajasthan land case pro...

The ED is investigating money laundering charges on the basis of first information reports registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in August last year looking into allegations that a firm connected to Robert Vadra executed some land deals in Bikaner, which were in violation of laws.

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Man held in Gurugram for raping 3-year-old daughter

The incident took place on October 28 night when his wife left his house after a quarrel. He was in an inebriated state, Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Singh said.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu terms KCR family as 'Ali Baba Aur 4 Chor'

The cricketer-turned-politician said Telangana was a revenue surplus state but under KCR it had gone under debt of Rs 2.20 lakh crore because “a family is feeding rampantly on the resources”.

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Drone registration process opens today: Here's everything you need to know

Users have to complete the registration process and secure a unique identification number (UIN), and can operate the remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) from January 1.

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Assembly elections 2018 Live updates: As campaigning heats up, Congress chief Rahul...

Rahul Gandhi is going to interact with professionals in Udaipur, and will address public meetings in the Bhilwara, and Chittorgarh districts of Rajasthan, whereas, Amit Shah will address public meetings in Jodhpur and Barmer.

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Voting underway for sixth phase of Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls

Polling started at 8 am. and will end at 2 pm. Voting for this phase is being held at 3,174 polling stations -- 410 in Kashmir and 2,764 in Jammu.

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Man held in Delhi 11 years after raping minor girl

In May 2008, Akhtar was declared a proclaimed offender and in 2014, a reward of Rs 25,000 was declared on his arrest, police said.

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Supreme Court refuses to intervene in Ganga-Kashi Vishwanath pathway project

The Ganga-Kashi Vishwanath pathway project involves building a broad tree-lined pathway from the river to the temple complex. The complex includes a mosque and some fear demolition of properties around the temple is a precursor to an attempt to take over the mosque.

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India presents 9-point agenda on fugitive economic offenders at G20 summit

India called for joint efforts by G-20 countries to form a mechanism that denies entry and safe havens to fugitive economic offenders.

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Opinion - Hardik Pandya's absence gives India bowling headache

Having failed to grasp chances to enact similar first time series victories in both South Africa and England, India will need to show this difficult task hasn’t encountered a mental block.

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India, Russia, China hold 2nd trilateral meeting after 12 years on sidelines of...

The Russia-India-China meeting came hours after Prime Minister Modi, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held their first trilateral meeting on the margins of the summit.

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Ministry seeks to bring aviation fuel under GST

With airlines struggling to make money even when passenger traffic is growing at a double-digit pace, the civil aviation ministry has sought a major tax rejig on fuel to make the business of aviation more sustainable.

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Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Losses in Alwar, Ajmer by-elections were eye-opener...

BJP national vice-president Om Prakash Mathur admits the party did not sense anger against the Vasundhara Raje government before bypoll losses in Ajmer and Alwar.

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Farmers' Delhi protest: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh defends govt's steps...

Farmers’ Delhi protest: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday attacked the Congress for not implementing the Swaminathan Commission report, which recommended higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for farmers.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR's nephew T Harish Rao helms TRS election...

Harish Rao, 46, has stood by KCR through thick and thin in the struggle for Telangana but, in recent months, there have been reports of disquiet in the first family of the TRS.

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Andhra didn't let us nab official seeking bribe, leaked information, alleges CBI

The CBI, in a statement issued late on Friday, alleged that rather than giving consent to lay the trap, the state government leaked the information to the its Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which acted on the complaint and laid the trap against the same government official

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Farmers' Delhi protest: Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal share stage

An estimated 15,000 farmers, gathered in the Ramlila Maidan in the national capital since Thursday, marched about 3km to Parliament Street, skirting the outer periphery of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub.

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Opposition unites at farmers' rally, hits out at Centre

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who too was present at the rally, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had “stabbed farmers in the back” by not fulfilling promises made to them.

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Kannur, Kerala's fourth international airport, to begin flight operations from Dec...

The new airport is expected to give a big push to tourism and other developmental activities in north Kerala and adjoining Kodagu region of southern Karnataka.

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CBI books company, directors for allegedly cheating 1.5 lakh investors of Rs 1,500...

The CBI registered an FIR against Madurai-based Parivar Dairies And Allied Limited and its promoters Basant Lal Sharma, Rakesh Singh Narwaria, Ahibaran Singh, Chandra Bhan Yadav, Neeraj Singh, Banu Pratap Singh, all residents of Gwalior.

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After Yogi remark, Dalits in Agra want Hanuman temple managements to be given to...

After chief minister Yogi Adityanath called Lord Hanuman a Dalit during an election rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar last week, Dalits in Agra have demanded that management of all Hanuman temples across the country be handed over to them.

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For good ties with India, Pakistan must become secular, act against terror: Army...

The army chief reiterated India’s stand that talks and terror can’t go together and the neighbouring country must take action on the ground against terror groups if it wanted peace with India.

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Couple consumes poisonous substance in Ghaziabad after family cancels wedding over...

The two took the extreme step after their marriage was called off following a dispute over dowry. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the woman was declared brought dead by doctors.

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No regrets over January 12 press conference flagging issues regarding Supreme Court...

A day after he retired, former SC judge Kurian Joseph said that he has no regrets over the January 12 press conference in which he along with three other judges flagged various issues with regard to functioning of the top court, and noted that things are changing.

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Assembly elections 2018: KCR got 'cooked biryani' called Hyderabad, says Congress...

The former union minister said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief had no contribution in the making of this “biryani”.

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India vs Australia: R Ashwin offers a hilarious reason behind Virat Kohli's move...

Kohli, who has himself made fun of his bowling action, trundled up and chucked few deliveries before the second new ball was taken.

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Failed as MP, do not want to fail as citizen: Former minister argues for enhanced...

Former union minister and senior advocate Ashwini Kumar told the Supreme Court that in 2007, the Centre had fixed Rs 200 as pension to senior citizens aged between 60 to 79 while a person of 80-year-old and above was given a pension of Rs 500 only.

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Drones to soon transport organs, supplies between hospitals, says minister Jayant...

India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday.

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Rahul my captain: Sidhu takes dig at Amarinder for opposing Kartarpur visit

The Punjab minister, whose spirited praise of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the occasion and photo with a Khalistani leader had earned him much criticism back home, said that though Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh had asked not to go, other Congress leaders and even the party leadership had backed his decision to go.

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Tej Pratap avoids crossing paths with brother Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar assembly

Tej Pratap declined to answer queries about his ongoing marital strife but was quick to defend his party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RJD) frequent stalling of proceedings in the House, which on Friday too was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of commencement.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR loses cool, snaps back at man who questioned...

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao lost his cool and asked a man to remain silent when he raised a question on the proposed 12% reservation for Muslims during an election meeting in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district.

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Undertrial prisoner raped in Bihar's Muzaffarpur hospital

The undertrial prisoner was admitted to a state-run hospital in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur town where she was raped by two men.

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An industrial policy to create investments worth $100 billion? Modi plans big move...

Prime Minister Modi’s administration has been struggling to fulfill one of his key campaign pledge -- creating 10 million jobs a year-- that propelled him to power in 2014 elections.

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India vs Australia: Far too good not to master Test Cricket - Michael Vaughan picks...

Despite being a prolific run-scorer in ODIs, Rohit has not managed to get going in Test cricket. In 25 matches, the right-hander has scored 1479 runs at an average of 39.97.

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PM Modi, Prince Mohammed bin Salman agree to set up mechanism to scale up Saudi...

Prince Salman spoke of India as an important partner. There was specific discussion on How Saudi Arabia can enhance its investments across number of sector in two to three years, he said.

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Air Force has asked Kerala to pay Rs 33 crore for flood rescue efforts: CM Pinarayi...

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state had received only Rs 2,683.18 Crore in its Distress Relief Fund and was finding it difficult to cobble resources for the ‘re-build Kerala initiative.’

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli tests his bowling skills in warm-up match - Watch...

Virat Kohli was seen in a different role as he bowled a couple of overs during the warm-up encounter against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney.

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'It was not right, sorry,' says Jammu university professor on calling Bhagat Singh...

The head of department of political science in Jammu University professor Muhammad Tajjudin was suspended on Friday after a video clip showing him allegedly calling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a terrorist went viral on social media .

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India vs Australia: Batsmen can take the game away from AUS - Ravichandran Ashw...

Looking forward to the series, Ashwin said bowling in partnerships will be of paramount importance, especially since India will be missing a fifth bowler in injured Hardik Pandya.

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India vs Australia: Ian Chappell picks his winner ahead of Test series

The Test rivalry, which has risen in stature and intensity over the years, will be renewed with the latest assignment starting December 6 in Adelaide.

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Neglected for 70 years, Dera Baba Nanak sees ray of hope in Kartarpur corridor

Little less than 2 kilometres from the international border and nearly 7 kilometres from the Kartarpur gurdwara, the last resting place of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, Dera Baba Nanak has a main market and three small bazaars outside Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. But it is not able to meet needs of the clients from surrounding areas due to migration of many big traders.

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Credit war in Kashmir after Centre approves railway link

Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sajad Gani Lone’s Peoples Conference and governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration on Thursday claimed credit after the Centre approved the extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up-to Kupwara.

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Ex-coal secretary HC Gupta among 5 convicted in Bengal coal block allocation ca...

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Expect increase in Saudi investments in next 2-3 years, says India after meet with...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Buenos Aires and agreed to increase economic cooperation.

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For better ties with India, Pakistan needs to be a secular state: Army chief Bipin...

The observation comes amid Pakistan expressing an inclination for greater engagement, most of which came in the wake of the two nations deciding to build a corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India to visit the Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan.

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Yoga is bridging distance between India and Argentina, says PM Modi

“Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health, wellness and peace. It connects us with wellness and happiness,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ‘Yoga for Peace’ event in Argentina.

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Farmers march to Parliament today in Delhi; Arvind Kejriwal, Sharad Pawar expected...

The farmers are demanding loan waiver, higher minimum support price and clearance of two bills that have already been introduced in both Houses of Parliament.

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New GDP back series raises more questions than it answers

GDP numbers now show the economy performed much better under the current government than Congress-led UPA.

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Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal refuses to open incomplete Khagaria food pa...

Badal was at Mansi block in Khagaria, took umbrage over the ‘attempt’ by promoters and state food and consumer protection department officials to have the “unfinished” food park, spread over 98.3 acres, inaugurated by her

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Mocking his Italian lineage, BJP coins new 'gotra' for Congress chief Rahul Gan...

A priest at Pushkar lake in Rajasthan recently said Gandhi gave out his gotra during a ritual as “Dattatreya”, who are Kashmiri Brahmins

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Nipah alert issued to all district medical officers in Kerala

A row had erupted recently over the Nipah toll after an international medical journal stated that the deadly virus had claimed 21 lives, contradicting the official figure of 17 deaths.

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Govt plans Rs 29,000 crore relief for debt-laden Air India

Once the debt is transferred to the SPV, Air India’s annual interest liability will be around Rs 1,700 crore per year, down from Rs 4,400 crore currently.

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Arunachal Pradesh governor takes pregnant woman in own helicopter to hospital

BD Mishra also arranged for an ambulance with a lady gynaecologist at the Raj Bhawan helipad at Itanagar

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Tyeb Mehta's Durga Mahisasura Mardini auctioned for ₹20.5 crore

It was Sotheby’s first physical auction in Mumbai, and this painting by Amrita Sher-Gil was one of two headlining lots.

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Centre approves Rs 30L to Rs 1.23 cr relief in faulty hip implants case

The drug controller general of India said this is the highest ever compensation amount in the Indian history.

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JD(S)-Congress to discuss Karnataka cabinet expansion in Dec 3 meeting

The Congress offered Janata Dal (Secular)’s HD Kumaraswamy the chief ministerial post despite winning 80 seats. Kumaraswamy’s party could manage just 37.

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Over 48 lakh tweets related to Assembly elections recorded in 2 months: Twitter

Twitter also launched a special #AssemblyElections2018 emoji to enrich the conversation until December 23

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Mamata a threat to national security, used Maoists to win power: BJP

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that under Mamata Banerjee, Bengal has become a safe haven for infiltrators who smuggle in weapons, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes to destroy the nation.

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Sabarimala row: Kerala assembly disrupted again, BJP announces fresh stir

The temple has been witnessing a series of protests since the Supreme Court’s September 28 verdict allowing women of all ages to worship there.

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Vijay Mallya is ready to pay his dues, lawyer tells PMLA court

Vijay Mallya — who is currently in London— has so far neither appeared in court, nor submitted any undertaking indicating he would join the process of law in India, the ED’s counsel, DP Singh, told the court.

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Former J-K MLA moves SC against governor's order dissolving assembly

A BJP member of the dissolved assembly moved the Supreme Court against governor Satya Pal Malik’s November 21 order, citing various grounds.

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Arun Jaitley, P Chidambaram spar over GDP revision

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimated that India’s GDP grew by 8.5 per cent in the financial year 2010-11 (April 2010 to March 2011) and not at 10.3 per cent as previously estimated.

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Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Mumbai businessman throws his hat in ring in...

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: After unsuccessfully seeking a ticket from Congress, Wahid Chowhan will contest as a candidate of the newly launched Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, started by BJP rebel and independent MLA from Khinswar, Hanuman Beniwal.

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15 states have 100% household electrification now, says govt

The announcement was made by union minister of state (independent charge) for power and renewable energy RK Singh after the Review, Planning & Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with states and state power utilities.

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Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: EC declares re-poll in one booth; total...

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: The Election Commission announced a re-poll in one booth of Anuppur district, and none in Satna district where many EVMs reportedly malfunctioned during Wednesday’s polls. Both the BJP and Congress had demanded a re-poll.

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If Marathas can, why not others: Hardik, Owaisi demand quota for Patidars, Muslims...

The bill passed by the Maharashtra government provides reservation of seats for admission in educational institutions and posts in public services to Marathas who have been declared as socially and educationally backward class of citizens.

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From her diminutive self, Rabri Devi comes of age with aggressive posturing

Two decades later, Rabri Devi, 62, whose term as CM lasted 91 months across three non-contiguous terms, is back in the hustle and bustle of politics, not merely as the mascot of the party in the absence of her husband, who is now serving another sentence related to the same fodder scam in a Ranchi jail, but as a unifying force keeping the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) together.

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Imran Khan's 'googly' ensured presence of Indian ministers at Kartarpur Corridor...

Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out the possibility of resumption of bilateral talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities against India.

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Imran Khan says will look into case of Indian prisoner in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday assured that he will look into the case of a 33-year-old Indian prisoner, who has been languishing in a Pakistani jail after being arrested for illegally entering the country from Afghanistan, reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online.

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Virat Kohli remains the number 1 Test batsman in the world in latest ICC Test r...

Kohli, who has had a great 2018, has scored 1063 runs at an average of 55. He will be India’s biggest hope in the upcoming Test series against Australia.

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Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after five-and-a-half-year ten...

Justice Kurian Joseph, third seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, who was one of the four senior judges to have conducted an unprecedented January 12 presser mounting a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, retired from the top court on Thursday.

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INX Media case: Delhi High Court extends interim protection to P Chidambaram till...

The senior Congress leader and his son Karti Chidambaram are under the scanner of the CBI and the ED in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to INX Media, a venture promoted by former media baron Peter Mukherjea and Indrani Mukerjea.

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Bill in winter session of Parliament against NRI husbands who desert wives: Sushma...

The government would bring a bill in the coming winter session of the Parliament as part of its efforts to check the menace of NRI husbands abandoning their wives, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

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Govt okays prosecution of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain for graft: Sources

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Govt okays prosecution of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain for graft: Sources

A case was registered against Jain, a businessman and Aam Aadmi Party leader, by the Central Bureau of Investigation on August 24, 2017.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Transgender candidate who went missing appears...

Chandramukhi M, who is contesting on a CPI(M)-led Bahujan Left Front ticket from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, allegedly went missing from her house and a ‘case of missing person’ was registered.

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On campaign trail in Tonk: Sachin Pilot asks will Yogi Adityanath come and campaign...

In his campaign speeches one after another in Tonk, Pilot is pitching his electoral contest with Khan as a battle of ideologies and not of individuals.

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Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA disapproves of Yogi Adityanath's 'Hanuman was Dalit' rema...

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Wednesday disapproved of chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s reported statement terming Lord Hanuman as Dalit, saying it is “inappropriate” to relate God with a caste.

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November bloodiest month for militants in Kashmir, 9 top commanders killed

As per official figures, 227 militants have been killed in different parts of Kashmir so far this year. While they belonged to different organisations, the Lashkar and Hizbul Mujahideen suffered major losses this month as both groups lost some of their top commanders, especially in south Kashmir, which has become a hotbed of militancy.

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Not in Pak's interest to let its soil be used for terrorism: Imran Khan

Pakistan prime minister was speaking to Indian journalists at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad

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Is Navjot Sidhu a Pakistan agent: Harsimrat Badal corners Congress on photo with...

A picture with Gopal Singh Chawla, a pro-Khalistani leader based in Pakistan, has landed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu in fresh controversy.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli will not be the top scorer in the Test series -...

Ponting’s forecast is based on history as India have never won a Test series down under in 11 attempts, while they’ve won only five of 44 Tests in Australia.

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Navy officer with 'pornography addiction' booked for uploading objectionable pics...

After being fed up of her husband’s behaviour, the woman shifted to Pune and also filed a divorce case at a family court here last month, he said. While moving from Delhi to Pune, she brought along her husband’s mobile phone and on checking it, she found the objectionable pictures uploaded on the photo app, Kumbhar said quoting the complaint.

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Delhi-based public health activist Amit Sengupta drowns in Goa

Colva Police, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, have registered the case of drowning and are awaiting the report of the postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.

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ISRO PSLV C43 Launch: Earth monitoring satellite to gather pollution, soil, water...

ISRO PSLV C43 launch:The Indian satellite, Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS), will help in monitoring pollution from industries.

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ACP jumps to his death from Delhi Police headquarters building

Prem Ballabh Kumar, a 55-year-old ACP rank official, jumped to his death on Thursday morning at around 10am.

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Raj Kapoor's ancestral haveli in Peshawar to be made into a museum: Pak minister

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government planned to turn the nacestral Kapoor haveli into a museum following a request from Raj Kapoor’ s son Rishi Kapoor.

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IIIT Nuzvid student jumps off hostel building, battling for her life

At least half a dozen students have reportedly killed themselves in the campus in the last 10 years since the establishment of IIIT in Nuzvid.

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India vs Australia: KL Rahul dents own chance of making XI for first Test in Ad...

Skipper Virat Kohli led the show as KL Rahul was the lone top-order batsman who failed to score runs against Cricket Australia XI on Thursday.

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Search operation in Amritsar's Company Bagh over alert about 'suspicious men'

The team searched the Company Bagh with the help of sniffer dogs and stopped people, who had come for their morning walk, outside the Bagh. They were allowed to enter only after 8am.

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Supreme Court to soon hear Alok Verma's plea seeking reinstatement as CBI chief

The Supreme Court was hearing petitions challenging the government order to divest CBI chief of all administrative powers

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2 Hizbul militants killed in Kashmir's Pulwama

More than 25 militants, including top commanders of terror groups, have been killed by security so far this month in different operations in the state.

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Delhi on alert as 15,000 farmers march into city today for 2-day protest

The protest has been organised under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), an umbrella body of about 200 farmer organisations from across the country.

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Assembly elections 2018: Democratic compulsion for Opposition to come together,...

I have no other option but to fight against the Centre, says Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra Pradesh cheif minister Chadrababu Naidu.

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'Should have been $5-6 trillion': Pranab Mukherjee says not happy with Indian economy's...

As a former finance minister, I feel we should have done more progress. It should have been at least $ 5-6 trillion because China’s state surplus is almost equal to ours, Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday.

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Can Delhi's East Kidwai Nagar high-rise project be scaled down: High Court

The high court’s ruling is the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the East Kidwai Nagar project, which was redeveloped to create 4,608 “dwelling units” in place of 2,440 old government houses.

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India among countries worst hit by climate change, says report

According to the Lancet Countdown 2018 on Health and Climate Change report published on Thursday , globally each person was exposed to an additional 1.4 days of heat wave between 2000 and 2017 compared to the baseline period of 1986 to 2005.

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In Gauri Lankesh murder case, right-wing book in focus

The book sets out the leanings of Sanatan Sanstha.

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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: No fight with Sachin Pilot, we are contesting...

Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said, “when the high command has to decide everything after the elections, there is no issue for any fight with Sachin Pilot.”

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American killed by the Sentinelese in Andaman may not have acted alone

Two officers said that they have found evidence that two other US citizens came to Andaman and held several meetings with the John Chau at a “safehouse” just days before he went to the island.

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Economy doing better under NDA: Govt data

The big take away from the numbers is that the economy has performed much better under the present government.

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Pakistan using hybrid warfare against India: Army chief General Bipin Rawat

Bipin Rawat said the whole world was aware that terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were being run by government agencies to cause disruptions in India and that all terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir was state sponsored.

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Threat of transfer remains, it's not in one's hands: J&K governor Satya Pal Mal...

Satya Pal Malik said he was in Madhya Pradesh and was down with fever for the past two days. “But in politics, fever or injury is not taken note of and I returned to be part of this function which was very important for me, given the stature of the departed leader,” he said.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi flips Narendra Modi's 'B Team' charge,...

Telangana assembly elections 2018: While PM Modi addressed two rallies yesterday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his ally in the state N Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party and BJP chief Amit Shah are campaigning today.

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Arvind Saxena appointed UPSC chairman

President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared Saxena’s appointment as the UPSC chairman, the statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

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ISRO to launch today pollution-monitoring satellite, 30 others

The 31 satellites will be launched in two different orbits by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C43) in its 45th flight. The Indian satellite, Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS), will help in monitoring pollution from industries, according to ISRO.

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Pak Army chief's handshake at Kartarpur corridor event triggers row

Indian officials refused to formally comment on it, but said this was part of a game being played by Pakistan and rued that a religious occasion of such significance was being “manipulated” for such a purpose.

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Vote BJP for more growth: PM Modi appeals to voters in Rajasthan

PM Modi accused the Congress leaders of repeatedly abusing him and his family. He said it was a fight between “naamdaar [dynast]” and “kaamdaar [people who work]” and that he has lived like any ordinary person.

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NGT allows Sterlite to reopen plant; Tamil Nadu govt mulls next steps

Sterlite vice president D Dhanavel saw NGT’s decision as a moral victory for the company and said the company’s copper unit wasn’t responsible for the pollution in and around it.

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2 lakh more units to be built under PM's housing scheme

Under the scheme, Maharashtra has been sanctioned 116,042 more houses and Karnataka, 31,657. The incremental number of houses sanctioned for Bihar is 26,880, while Tamil Nadu has been sanctioned 15,529 houses and Jammu & Kashmir, 15,334 houses.

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Imran Khan's Kartarpur pitch riles India, says politicising 'pious' event

Imran Khan said it would be “madness” for the two nuclear-armed countries to think of war and that India and Pakistan should emulate the example of France and Germany, which came together in a union after wars and bloodshed.

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Stop release of Rajinikanth's 2.0, telecom group writes to censor board over 'false...

Scenes from the trailer of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘2.0’ show cellphones shooting out of users’ hands and into the sky, rising up like a typhoon and engulfing everything in sight.

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7 dead after consuming spurious liquor in West Bengal's Nadia; 11 excise officials...

The government ordered a CID inquiry and said investigations would be able to throw light on whether the spurious liquor is being smuggled into rural Bengal from Bihar and Jharkhand, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said.

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Madhya Pradesh sees higher voter turnout than in 2013, Mizoram a decrease

Around 75 per cent polling was recorded till 6 p.m. in Madhya Pradesh’s 227 assembly constituencies against 72.13 per cent recorded in 2013 assembly polls, Election Commission officials said in New Delhi.

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