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Bhima Koregaon: A year on, police keen to avoid rerun

At least 20,000 police personnel were deployed as the government set up a control room, monitoring real-time intelligence from 350 CCTV cameras, some of them hidden, and diverted traffic from the arterial Pune-Ahmednagar highway.

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Is it time for the return of coalition politics in India?

The question is not whether a coalition will return. That is inevitable. Here is the question for 2019: what will be the balance of power of the next coalition? This question will shape its direction, politics and policy, as a glimpse back at recent history reveals.

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Grand alliance is a tested and rejected idea, says Arun Jaitley

Citing Telangana, the only state among the five that went to the polls recently to feature a similar grand alliance to take on the state’s ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS), as an example, Jaitley said it was a case of “a pro-Telangana party and anti-Telangana one” coming together to oust the TRS.

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'Loan waivers fine, but only with fiscal space', says Arun Jaitley

As India enters a crucial general election year, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley spoke to Hindustan Times about the state of the economy, the Reserve Bank of India, the Mahagathbandhan attempting to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha polls, and the recent assembly election results.

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BJP launches fresh AgustaWestland attack, Congress hits back

The BJP accused the Congress of defending Michel and asked why it was scared of a probe into the case. Antony hit back at the BJP and the government, saying “lies” were being manufactured to divert attention from the Rafale deal. He said the government has refused to order an inquiry into the matter or have joint parliamentary committee look into it.

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Army foils cross-LoC attack in Kashmir, kills 2 intruders

The attack was thwarted two months after three Indian soldiers were killed when BAT, which conducts assaults to dominate the LoC, ambushed an Indian Army patrol near the de facto border in J&K’s Rajouri district on October 21. Two BAT members were killed when the Indian side retaliated.

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Madhya Pradesh farmer gets transformer after video showing him pleading goes vi...

Ajeet Jatav, a resident of Rinay village in Rannaud tehsil, said that he had been trying to get the transformer for five months, even depositing Rs 40,000 for it in August of last year.

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Sabarimala standoff: Kerala government gears up for state-length women's wall

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the event will be a show of strength against the regressive section of the state that took to the street, protesting the government decision to implement the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages into the temple

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik announce farm sops

Under the initiative, the Farmers will get Rs10,000 a year for purchasing seeds, fertilizer and insecticides, life and accident insurance for a small premium and an interest-free crop loan of Rs 50,000, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief announced.

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PM Narendra Modi calls Sheikh Hasina after her landslide win in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ruling alliance won almost all the seats in parliament in the country’s general election, giving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and an opposition call for a fresh vote.

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Over 300 killed, but nearly 300 more terrorists still active in Kashmir, says J-K...

Security forces including the army, state police, the Border Security Force, and the Central Reserve Police Force have so far killed 311 terrorists this year in Jammu and Kashmir, much higher than the total count of 213 in 2017

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'Ready for Rafale debate': Congress accepts Arun Jaitley's dare, asks government...

Congress members have been raising the matter since the start of the Winter Session of Parliament on December 11, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal.

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New GST rates from Jan 1; TV, monitor and 22 items to get cheaper

The GST Council has also decided to slash tax rate on parts and accessories for the carriages for disabled persons from 28 per cent to 5 per cent. Also third party insurance premium of goods carrying vehicles has been reduced from 18 per cent to 12 per cent.

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In fight for Dalit vote, BJP plans 100-ft statue of Pasi icon Uda Devi

The BJP has decided to take the fight for the Dalit vote ahead of the Lok Sabha election next year to the door of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh.

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Subsidised LPG cylinder gets cheaper by Rs 6, non-subsidised by Rs 120.50

This is the second straight monthly reduction in LPG rate. On December 1, subsidised LPG price was cut by Rs 6.52 per bottle.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli wishes fans 'Happy New Year' from Sydney

Virat Kohli was one of the first among the Indian cricketers to wish his fans and along with the New Year’s greetings, he also posted two of himself along with his wife Anushka Sharma.

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'Sonia, Rahul Gandhi never interfered in any defence deal': Former Union minister...

AK Antony’s comments come close on the heels of the BJP and the Congress trading accusations against each other in the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper scam.

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Entire Nagaland declared 'disturbed' for six more months under AFSPA

In a notification, the Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of state of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of civilian power is necessary.

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Opposition thwarts govt's triple talaq push, Rajya Sabha adjourned till January...

The Bill, which proposes to criminalize the practice of Muslims men giving divorce to their wives by uttering the word “Talaq” thrice in quick succession, was passed by Lok Sabha three days back.

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1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case Live updates: Convict Sajjan Kumar brought to Delhi's...

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case Live: Sajjan Kumar’s lawyer said options are running out for him as the Supreme Court is not likely to grant hearing to his appeal against the high court verdict during the vacation, which is ending on January 1.

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'Family balm': Shah leads BJP offensive against Gandhis in chopper case

The Enforcement Directorate’s submission in court led to a slew of allegations being levelled against each other by the BJP and the Congress.

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Sajjan Kumar, 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict, surrenders in Delhi court to serve life...

Sajjan Kumar’s lawyer said he will comply with the high court’s judgment as the Supreme Court was not likely to grant a hearing to his appeal against the high court verdict during the vacation, which is ending on January 1.

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2.95 million out of 4 million left out of NRC draft claim for inclusion; nearly...

The actual number of deletions is likely to be much higher depending on the number of individuals who have staked their claim based on the documents of the persons whose citizenship is suspect.

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Brain-dead woman gives new lease of life to 5

The donor, a housewife, was admitted to a local nursing home on December 28 after she suddenly collapsed at her residence.

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No jeans, only sarees in Vijayawada's Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy temple from New...

Temple authorities, expecting a huge rush on the first day of the New Year, are making arrangements for changing rooms for devotees to comply with the dress code.

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Fire in Kolkata's Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; fourth incident in 3 m...

The incident took place around 4am on Monday as smoke was seen from the second floor of MCH building. There were no reports of any injury in the fire, the second in more than three months in the nearly 200-year-old hospital.

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PM Narendra Modi to touch 20 states in party's 100-day 2019 poll blitz

The party has also revived ‘Mission 123’ — winning as many as possible the 123 seats that the BJP contested but did not win in the Modi wave that took it to an unprecedented 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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Fire breaks out in a cloth factory in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi

A fire broke out in a cloth factory in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi on Monday morning. Three fire tenders are present at the spot.

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Army foils New Year's eve attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team along LoC, kills...

Naugam sector in Kashmir’s Kupwara district is manned by soldiers of the 19th Infantry Division of the Indian Army. There have been frequent ceasefire violations going in the Naugam, Tanghdar and Keran sectors in the past several months.

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Congress will emerge as the single largest party in J-K: Ghulam Ahmad Mir

Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir asserted that the Congress wants all mainstream parties in the state to thrive and will not play any role in breaking other political parties.

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Number of Indian species in endangered list going up

The sixth national report, submitted on Saturday, lists habitat fragmentation, overexploitation of resources; shrinking genetic diversity; invasive alien species; declining forest resource base; climate change and desertification; impact of development projects; and impact of pollution as threats to genetic diversity.

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Supreme Court in 2018: Crisis of confidence and an unprecedented event

In an unprecedented event in January, four judges of the Supreme Court had objected to the manner in which important cases were being allocated, and called for collective leadership.

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Virat Kohli gives fans a sneak peek into his New Year plans

It has been a brilliant year for Virat Kohli and the India skipper, with 2,653 runs in the current calendar year, recorded the highest runs by any batsmen.

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Judiciary paves way for new India in 2018, progressive verdicts break barriers

A slew of landmark orders that made history, an unprecedented press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges who questioned a Chief Justice’s style of functioning, and efforts to tackle the pendency of cases - 2018 was a remarkable year for the top court, which gave the country some of its biggest headlines.

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Will probe why NDA government lifted ban on Agusta, says Congress

The Opposition party alleged that it was the Modi government that removed AgustaWestland and its parent group Finmeccanica from the list of blacklisted companies and allowed it to bid for 100 helicopters for the Indian Navy.

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In Kashmir, stability and peace are distant dreams

In 2018, strains between Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party reached a breaking point, ending the reign of an elected government.

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India vs Australia: India are real deal now, they don't struggle overseas anymore-...

India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comprehensive 137-run win in the third Test at the MCG on Sunday, taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

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Very soon it will be in front of you: Akhilesh Yadav on alliance

Amid speculation over alliance with Mayawati’s BSP in run up to the national polls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Sunday said there will be a confluence of thoughts in Uttar Pradesh and very soon people will know about it.

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Bus driver who left seven dead in Ambala-Chandigarh highway accident arrested

Seven people were killed and five others were injured when two Tavera cars coming from Chandigarh were hit by the private company bus at around 1 am.

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Govt appoints four new Information Commissioners in CIC

The RTI body currently has three Information Commissioners as against the strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner.

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BJP seeks to push Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha today

The fresh bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 17 to replace an ordinance or the executive order criminalising the practice.

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10 members of family killed as car crushed between two trucks in Gujarat

The incident occurred in Kutch district in the evening, when a trailer truck carrying salt jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the sports utility vehicle (SUV) carrying 11 persons, the police said.

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Panel seeks SC-led probe in Bulandshahr inspector's killing

The NCHRO presented its fact-finding committee’s report and said episode was a “planted incident” to create unrest in the area and elsewhere in the name of cow protection.

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Congress govt chalks out 100-day plan to fulfil MP manifesto promises

According to the promise made in Vachan Patra, the contractual teachers would be regularised and irregularities in the recruitment of class 2 officers conducted by MP Public Service Commission will be probed.”

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Will probe why NDA government lifted ban on Agusta, says Congress

The Congress on Sunday sought to turn the tables on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the AgustaWestland VIP helicopter deal, saying that it will “investigate the alleged nexus between the company and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government when it comes to power” in 2019.

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Purvanchal VC cries foul after 'murder' advice to students goes viral

Professor Rajaram Yadav, the vice chancellor, issued a clarification, blaming the media for distorting his statement.

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Ghazipur constable's death: Son says cops can't protect own; FIR names 32 people

VP Singh, the son of the Uttar Pradesh police constable Suresh Kumar Vats, on Sunday said that “the police is unable to protect its own people, what can the common man expect from them?”

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India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting predicts big change in Australia playing XI for...

Leg-spinning all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne was added to Australia’s squad for the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney, beginning Thursday.

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'Guilty won't be spared': Piyush Goyal on killing of policeman in Ghazipur

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday termed as unfortunate the killing of a policeman in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district and said strict action would be taken against those involved in the incident.

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Three policemen injured in Lucknow mob attack after 5-year-old girl found murde...

The girl, the daughter of a ragpicker-cum-scrap dealer, was murdered on Friday afternoon but her body stuffed in a sack and dumped in a drain in the Akbarnagar slums of Mahanagar area was found on Sunday morning, police said.

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Navy divers get inside coal mine; no trace yet of 15 trapped in Meghalaya mine

As dusk fell on Sunday, a team of Indian Navy divers was still inside the approximately 350 feet-deep shaft of  the flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners remain trapped since December 13.

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Woman beaten up, made to run naked in village by eve-teasers in UP village

Police said the incident took place in a village in Gopiganj area on Saturday, when a woman from the weavers’ community objected to being teased.

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Thane man whose genitals were chopped off for stalking woman dies

The victim’s brother, in his complaint to the police, said 15 days prior to the incident, the woman had warned Tushar Pujare of dire consequences if he did not stop his advances.

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Donor who attempted suicide after HIV+ blood infected pregnant woman in Tamil Nadu,...

The man had consumed rat poison on after he got to know that his infected blood had been transfused to a pregnant woman at Tamil Nadu’s government hospital.

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India vs Australia: Under-fire Kerry O'Keeffe pens open apology letter to Indian...

Responding to the flak he received for his racist jokes on Indian players made on air during the course of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia, O’Keeffe said his jokes were interpreted wrongly and he never had the intention to “disrespect” Indian cricket.

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Suspected militants loot four AK-47s from Congress legislator's Srinagar house

This is the second time when weapons have been looted from the official residence of any legislator in the state. In September, seven AK rifles and a pistol were stolen by a legislator’s PSO from his official residence and handed over to militants

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli clarifies Pujara's role in the team, says batsman...

Pujara didn’t have a great tour of SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) during the 2014-15 season, but is now topping charts after three Tests with 328 runs in three games with two hundreds.

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Meghalaya miners rescue: Ops delayed as Odisha, navy teams yet to arrive

On Saturday, a three-member advance team of the Indian Navy had visited the site and had conducted a recce of the site and the mine. The three-member team included an officer and two clearance divers. A 21-member team from the Odisha Fire Service contingent had also visited the site.

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Rajya Sabha to discuss Triple Talaq Bill tomorrow, BJP, Cong issue whips

A whip had been issued by the BJP on Wednesday as well, directing its MPs to be present in Lok Sabha on Thursday, when the Triple Talaq Bill was tabled in the Lower House.

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BJP MLC's uncle shot dead in suspected Maoist attack in Bihar

In the attack, the attackers also blew up a community development building and fired several rounds on both the houses.

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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges people to work towards advancement of country

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India vs Australia: Team India Report Card for the Melbourne Test

India vs Australia: Here’s a look at the performance of the Indian players in the third Test in Melbourne.

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UP CM's 'thok do' mentality behind cop's death in Ghazipur, says Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the incident took place because the Yogi Adityanath government knows only one language, that of violence.

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Minor boy dies after unexploded shell goes off in J-K's Pulwama

Arif Ahmad (10), a resident of Laroo area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, was critically injured after a shell he was playing with went off Saturday night, an official said.

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From invincible to vulnerable: BJP's seat share to vote share ratio

The year 2018 has completely changed the state of play for the party. The BJP could not come to power in even one large state out of the five – Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana – which went to polls during this year.

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BJP looks beyond ex-CM to pick LoP in Chhattisgarh

First, BJP strategists believe that a shift of backward communities towards the Congress led to its crushing defeat in Chhattisgarh.

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Insufficient safeguards plague telecom sector

If a firm inserts backdoor into hardware—which is the concern being flagged over invitation to Huawei to take part in 5G trials—it is difficult to protect telecom security, say experts.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and boys win MCG Test by 137 runs, retain Border-Gavaskar...

India vs Australia: India picked the last two wickets of the innings quickly on the final day to claim the victory. Pat Cummins’ valiant innings of 63 was cut short by Bumrah and then Ishant dismissed Nathan Lyon to end Australia’s resistance.

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Congress government may review schemes for farm relief in Madhya Pradesh

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh may review several schemes initiated by the previous Shivraj Singh Chouhan government to fund the party’s promise to waive farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh, government officials familiar with the matter said.

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Bill on commercialization of space activities likely in 2019

The bill is aimed at regulating space activities to ensure peaceful exploration and use of outer space.

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Experts fear motor vehicles bill may lapse

Road safety experts and members of opposition in Parliament have called for early enactment of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill, 2017 fearing it may lapse if not passed in the current session of the Rajya Sabha.

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'Ensure 2-hour window for firecrackers': CPCB New year advisory to Delhi police

The court had directed that bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals be limited to two hours and only “green firecrackers” be sold in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

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In Bangladesh, a 47-year-old war dominates election campaign rhetoric

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won the country that independence, and her Awami League party has run a campaign on reminding the public of “war criminals”, “fake freedom fighters” and “collaborators”.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and boys pose for the 'perfect' photo after taking...

India skipper Virat Kohli has not just praised the bowlers for their efforts, but also picked out Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara for special mention.

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India vs Australia: Twitter erupts as Virat Kohli and company beat Australia by...

India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged the man of the match for his stellar performance with the ball. Captain Virat Kohli said that his side will go all out to win the final match which will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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'No water, no votes': Poll plan of villagers in Uttarakhand district in 2019

The villagers from Kot block held a protest outside the district magistrate’s office on Friday, demanding a drinking water scheme.

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Passenger strips mid-air, handed over to security at Lucknow airport

According to the sources, two crew members held him and kept him seated on the flight, which had over 150 passengers on board.

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India vs Australia LIVE Score, 3rd Test, Day 5 in Melbourne: India push for final...

India vs Australia: Catch all the action from day 5 of the ongoing Ind-Aus encounter from the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Pakistan finalises 14-point agreement on Kartarpur corridor

Islamabad has proposed steps including security clearance of Sikh pilgrims by Indian authorities and possession of valid Indian passports for visiting the Gurdwara in Kartarpur, Pakistan, where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, died in 1539.

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WW-II bomb found off Kolkata port

A World War-II era aerial bomb has been retrieved at Netaji Subhas Dock off the Kolkata Port Trust during a routine dredging operation on Friday.

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In MP, Kamal Nath's spiritualism (department) replaces Shivraj Chouhan's happin...

The new spiritual department, whose creation had been promised by the Congress in its ‘Vachan patra’ (manifesto) ahead of the state assembly elections, will merge the happiness and religious trust and endowments departments with it.

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Fire rages in commercial building in Mumbai's Worli, 12 firemen injured

While the fire was confined to the ground floor of the four-storey structure, the smoke engulfed the entire building within minutes as there was a stock of medicines and chemicals there.

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India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 5 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch, Live...

Here’s a look at when and where to watch Day 5 of the third Test between India and Australia.

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KCR to perform yet another mega 'homam' to seek divine blessings

The five-day Maha Rudhra Sahitha Sahasra Maha Chandi Yagam will be held at the farmhouse of TRS president at Erravelli village of Jadevpur block in Siddipet district in the last week of January, though the exact dates have not been confirmed.

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Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha meet Lalu Prasad in hospital; discuss seat-sharing...

Sources close to the jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo said preliminary talks were held between Lalu Prasad and the three leaders Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha and Mukesh Sahni regarding seat-sharing in the anti-NDA grouping.

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30 yrs after Safdar Hashmi's death, his legacy lives on

Janam —founded in 1973 by a group of youngsters including actor, writer and activist Safdar Hashmi — became popular for its plays on inflation, the public distribution system, workers’ rights, women’s empowerment, communalism and corruption.

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'Offering lollipops': PM Modi on Congress loan waiver promises in states

Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Modi said permanent solution to the country’s perennial problems cannot be solved by the decisions taken for immediate benefits.

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India vs Australia: Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami break 34-year-old...

Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma etched their name in the history books when they broke a 34-year-old record during Day 4 of the third Test match between India and Australia.

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'Clean intention needed': PM Modi raps earlier governments for not cleaning Gan...

Citing a recent report on pollution in the Ganga, PM Modi said that there has been a drop in pollution levels and aquatic animals including fish have started returning to the river.

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'How long can one hold his breath underwater': Man who narrowly escaped Meghalaya...

Going by the story of Sahib Ali, at least 17 people are still trapped inside the illegal coal pit as only five narrowly escaped the flooding mine out of the 22 men who went in.

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In no hurry: KCR on federal front after non-starter Delhi visit, hits out at Na...

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief expressed hope that there would be significant progress in the process for formation of federal front by the coming Lok Sabha elections and the exercise would continue even after it.

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At PM Modi event in Ghazipur, 2 absent BJP allies signal alliance trouble in UP

Two BJP allies of the BJP led governments on Saturday boycotted the rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ghazipur.

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Cop killed by stone-pelting mob in Ghazipur; second UP policeman to die in mob violence...

A Uttar Pradesh police constable was killed and some others injured as crowd of people waiting for local party leader in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district went out of control and started to pelt stones. The incident was not connected to Prime Minister Modi’s rally earlier in the eastern district.

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Maneka Gandhi takes up case of Bengaluru woman given triple talaq over WhatsApp

In a tweet, Maneka Gandhi said, “The first instance post the passing of the bill, criminalising the act of instant divorce in the Muslim community will be dealt with and we shall ensure that justice is done.”

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant combine to sledge Nathan Lyon at...

Rishabh Pant tried to unsettle Nathan Lyon from behind the stumps in the final session of the day.

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Indian Army rescues 2500 tourists after heavy snowfall in Sikkim's Nathu La

The tourists including women and children who were stranded between the 17 Mile area and Nathu La in Sikkim have now been provided food, shelter and warm clothes by the Army, a Defence Ministry official said.

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'Have more kids, keep state young', says Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu in push to...

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said youth below 25 years constitute around 50% of the state’s total population, and emphasised on the need to keep the state young by way of pushing up the representation of young people.

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Promised 'don of Bahadurgarh' tag, accused kills man over property dispute

One country-made pistol, two live cartridges, property documents and ID card of the deceased, identified as Parveen alias Kalu Banjara, were recovered from the accused’s house, police said.

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India vs Australia: Aussie batsmen need to learn from Virat Kohli, says batting...

After the hosts were bundled out for a meagre 151 in 66.5 overs on day three of the third Test, Hick stressed on the need to develop awareness of the game and gave the example of Kohli’s first innings 204-ball 82-run knock

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'Adopt compassion towards those different from us': Goa Archbishop to govt

Hosting his annual Christmas civic reception, in which the Archbishop invites leaders of the government including the Governor, the chief minister, ministers, top bureaucrats for an evening of ‘bonhomie’, Archbishop Ferrão called for “a more positive perception of other people and groups.”

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3 day advance list, security clearance on Pakistan's Kartarpur pilgrimage propo...

In its proposal, apparently leaked to the Pakistan media, Islamabad has suggested that India must give three-day prior information with security clearance certificates of pilgrims planning to visit the gurdwara, where Guru Nanak is believed to have spent 18 years of his life.

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Full text of Pakistan's 14-point proposals for Kartarpur pilgrimage

The document, leaked to the Pakistan media, among other things seeks three day advance list of pilgrims intending to visit the shrine along with their security clearance papers.

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Man arrested for allegedly killing Indian-origin police officer Ronil Singh in ...

Corporal Ronil Singh, 33, pulled over the suspect just before 1 am on Wednesday and a few moments later he called out “shot fired” over the radio.

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Baba Ramdev's firm ordered to share its profit with locals in Uttarakhand

Run by Yoga guru Ramdev, Divya Pharmacy’s entire argument, according to HC, rested on a textual and legalistic interpretation, particularly of the term FEBS.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacks Congress on loan waiver promise, calls it a...

The Prime Minister was responding to a query of a party worker from Belagavi who sought to know his views on the plight of farmers and other communities under the Karnataka government.

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Lava-like eruption creates panic in Tripura's Jalifa village, third such incidents...

It has gradually become a matter of concern for the Tripura state government, in North East India, which is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it lies in seismic zone V.

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PM Narendra Modi in Ghazipur LIVE Updates: Modi to release postage stamp on Maharaja...

Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE Updates: The PM’s rally in Ghazipur is being seen as an effort by the BJP to woo the Rajbhar community there, which revers Maharaja Suheldo.

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Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, senior RLSP leader Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha, supporters...

RLSP national vice president Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha said that he has supported Nitish government’s social programmes like prohibition, campaign against dowry and child marriage apart from its development saga especially the improvement in primary and middle schools and power availability across the state.

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India vs Australia: Have you ever heard of a temporary captain - Rishabh Pant fires...

India vs Australia: After Tim Paine used MS Dhoni to target Rishabh Pant, it was time for the young Indian wicket-keeper to return the favour.

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India vs Australia: Mayank Agarwal takes a painful blow in the neck at the MCG –...

Early in the second session of the day, Usman Khawaja swept a Ravindra Jadeja delivery and the ball hit Agarwal in the neck after taking a bounce.

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Cold wave grips Kashmir Valley, Drass shivers at minus 21 degree celsius

At minus 21.1 degree Celsius, Drass recorded the night’s lowest temperature, and the town was coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

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Two militants killed in J-K's Pulwama

Reports from the area mentioned that the slain militants belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit. Searches are underway in the area.

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Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath distributes portfolios; Bala Bachchan gets home, Bhanot...

Though the Congress, with 114 seats, depends on the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, which have won two seats and one, respectively, no MLA from these two smaller parties has got a berth in the cabinet.

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Panel recommends reserve force to cut down army size

The single-member panel of former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda (retd), under whose watch the 2016 surgical strikes were conducted, submitted its report to the National Security Advisory Board late November.

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Oppn signs resolution seeking joint committee route for Triple Talaq bill

Trinamool Congress chief whip Derek O’Brien said “Floor leaders of all Opposition parties have already signed the resolution. In the 244-seat-strong Rajya Sabha we have an effective strength of 116 MPs. This time, the AIADMK is also supporting us.”

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India vs Australia LIVE Score, 3rd Test, Day 4 in Melbourne: Cummins gets Jadeja...

India vs Australia 3rd Test, Live Updates: Catch all the live score and updates from the 4th day of the ongoing Test match between India and Australia from the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Govt doubles export incentive on onions to shore up prices, boost shipments

Onion exporters will now qualify for a 10% export incentive, up from 5% earlier, under the so-called ‘Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)’, which is administered by the directorate-general of foreign trade. The scheme mainly offers duty benefits to exporting Indian traders, which vary across products and export destinations.

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Six Indians arrested in Nepal for duping villagers with fake gold

The accused, all hailing from Mothari district in Bihar, lured the innocent locals and promised them to shape their ornaments and polish the gold jewelries. However, they exchanged it with fake gold, the Himalayan Times reported.

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Former DMK MLA convicted of raping, murdering maid; gets 10 years jail

M Rajkumar, a former legislator from Perambalur, his driver Mahendran and his associate Jai Shankar, were arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 15-year-old girl, who was a maid at Rajkumar’s house in 2012.

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Cabinet's clearance to new Coastal Regulation Zone notification sets off alarm ...

Fishermen’s unions have warned of a national level agitation if the notification comes into force because it doesn’t address their concerns and makes the coastline vulnerable to environmental disasters.

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Over Rs 2,021 crore spent on PM Narendra Modi's foreign travel since 2014, says...

Replying to queries on the issue in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh also listed the countries visited by the prime minister between 2014 and 2018 that now figure among the top 10 countries from where India has received the maximum FDI inflows.

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PM Narendra Modi to visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi today, busy domestic...

Before travelling to Varanasi, Modi will stop in Ghazipur, where he will release a commemorative postage stamp on Maharaja Suheldeo and address a public rally. The PM’s rally in Ghazipur is being seen as an effort by the BJP to woo the Rajbhar community there, which revers Maharaja Suheldo.

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Barbs fly after BJP tweets trailer of film 'The Accidental Prime Minister'