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Doklam deadlock will end soon, says Rajnath

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With the Doklam standoff refusing to die down, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed hope that the deadlock will be broken soon. Singh said he was sure that China would make a positive move. Singh's comments came even as the two…

AIADMK factions merged; OPS gets deputy CM

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Amid a hectic political drama, the two warring AIADMK factions in Tamil Nadu announced their merger on Monday with rebel group leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) joining Edappadi K Palaniswami's cabinet as deputy chief minister, a newly created…

SC bail for Lt Col Purohit in Malegaon blast case

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Prasad Srikant Purohit. The court noted “variance” in the charge sheets filed by the Mumbai ATS and the NIA and a “considerable” period of time-- eight…

Three wounded as boulder crashes on Hubli Express

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Three passengers were injured when a boulder crashed on the Hubli Express in the early hours of Monday at Khandala Ghat between Pune and Mumbai. The incident occurred around 5.15 am between Monkey Hill and Thakurwadi Section, about 105 km…

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SC verdict on Triple Talaq today

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The Supreme Court would on Tuesday deliver its judgement on constitutional validity of the practice of ‘triple talaq’ challenged by a group of Muslim women for being violative of their fundamental right.A five-judge bench presided over by…

6 more die in UP, Assam floods

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The death toll in rain-related incidents rose by three each in Assam and Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Monday. The overall situation in Uttar Pradesh is grim. Three more deaths have pushed the flood toll to 72, the state relief commissioner’s…

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Modi cabinet rejig on cards, Shah cancels visit

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BJP president Amit Shah's last minute cancellation of his three-day Tamil Nadu trip has sparked off speculation of a Union Cabinet reshuffle. The rejig may see induction of new faces to accommodate the NDA allies and drop of some non…

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Indian scientists predict look of elusive solar corona

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A day before the Great American Eclipse is set to sweep the USA, Indian scientists have predicted how the solar corona - the mysterious outer region of the sun - would look like during the total solar eclipse. Their predictions show lotus…

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Khatauli stn master had asked for traffic block to repair track: Rly official

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The station master of Khatauli had at least twice requested the Delhi-based railway control room for a "block" to repair the tracks but was denied permission which delayed the repair work, a senior railway official claimed today.A "traffic…

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No dialogue possible until violence stops in J&K: SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday said that no meaningful dialogue is possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stops in the strife-torn Valley. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachu was hearing the appeal of the Bar…

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PM's special scholarship scheme soon for IIT and IISc grads

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The Centre will soon roll out a special scholarship scheme for the students of all 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to enable them to undertake innovative research projects in…

In a year, no more physical police verification for passports: Home Secy

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The physical police verification for getting a passport will soon be a thing of the past as the government plans to connect the service with a robust national database of crimes and criminals that will check the antecedents of applicants…

Sewer workers' deaths: HC calls civic bodies' heads to court

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Taking a strong view of the recent deaths of manual scavengers, Delhi High Court today directed the heads of all civic bodies in the national capital to be present before it on September 18 to explain how such activity was going on despite…

SC to tomorrow pronounce judgement on 'triple talaq'

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The Supreme Court would tomorrow pronounce its judgement on the controversial issue of whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to the religion. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar…

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Revolts, split, merger: Chronology of events in AIADMK since Jaya's death

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Since the demise of former AIADMK supremo and chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year, Tamil Nadus political scenario has witnessed unprecedented drama. The state has seen it all-- revolt, conviction in a graft case of…

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3 newborns die; kin blame it on disruption in oxygen supply

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Three newborns died in the neonatal intensive care unit of a government hospital here with their relatives blaming it on disruption in oxygen supply, a charge denied by Chhattisgarh health officials. Chief Minister Raman Singh ordered a…

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Rajnath hopes Doklam deadlock will be broken soon

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With the Doklam stand-off refuses to die down, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed hope that the deadlock will be broken soon, saying he is sure that China will make a positive move.Singh's comments came even as the two…

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CCTV shows Sasikala 'entering' central jail; DG says not aware

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A CCTV footage purportedly showing AIADMK chief V K Sasikala entering the Central jail here along with her sister-in-law in plain clothes has surfaced in the media. The footage was submitted by ex-DIG (Prisons) D Roopa on August 19 as part…

SC grants bail to Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit in Malegaon case

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Prasad Srikant Purohit. The court noted “the variance” in the charge sheets filed by the Mumbai ATS and the NIA and a “considerable” period of time-- eight…

AIADMK merger: Governor Vidyasagar Rao to leave for TN

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Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu CH Vidyasagar Rao is leaving for Tamil Nadu on Monday in the wake of political developments in the southern state involving the merger of two factions of AIADMK."The Governor is leaving Tamil Nadu in…

Sunday, Aug 20

Hawala dealer Wani's judicial custody extended

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Suspected hawala dealer Mohd Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a money laundering case involving separatist leader Shabir Shah, was on Sunday sent to judicial custody till August 31. Wani (36) was arrested on August 6, 10 days after…

Litmus test for AAP in Delhi Assembly byelection

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After a series of political and electoral reversals, a litmus test awaits the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP this Wednesday, when Bawana Assembly seat goes to bypoll. It will be a prestige battle for Kejriwal as the bypoll was necessitated after…

OPS may be party chief, Palani to continue as CM

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The stage is set for the merger between the AIADMK warring factions in Tamil Nadu on Monday. While Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is expected to head the government, rebel leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) is likely to get the party…

Modi to host Nepal PM next week

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Prime Minister Narendra will host his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba next week, as India plans a series of engagements with neighbouring South Asian nations amid escalating tension with China.Deuba will arrive in New Delhi on…

Saturday, Aug 19

A challenge for Tilak's claim over Ganeshutsav

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On the 125th year of Ganeshutsav, a controversy has erupted in Maharashtra as to who had originally started the state's premier cultural event. It is widely held that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak started Ganeshutsav in 1894 in Keshavji…

Derail: Rlys, UP govt doing everything possible to help: PM

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed extreme pain over the derailment of Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh and said the Railway Ministry and the state government were doing everything possible and providing all assistance required.He…

Amit Shah eats lunch at tribal party worker's house in MP

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BJP president Amit Shah today had lunch at the residence of a tribal worker of the party here as part of the BJP's outreach programme to strengthen the bond with the socially-oppressed classes.Shah, flanked by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister…

Delhi airport shut for 40 mins after drone spotted

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The Delhi international airport was shut for around 40 minutes on Sunday evening after a pilot reported spotting a “drone” in the area.All the three runways of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the busiest in the country, was closed…

Friday, Aug 18

Wedding on rooftop, thanks to floods

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Yaqoob Ahmed, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Baharaich district, about 200 km from here, wanted his daughter's wedding to be solemnised in a grand style, different from ordinary marriages. And the wedding was indeed solemnised differently…

Sharad Yadav to hold rival JD(U) meet

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While Janata Dal (United) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds the party's national executive meeting, rebel MP Sharad Yadav would hold a parallel meet at a different venue. The two erstwhile partners who journeyed…

NHRC seeks report from MHA on move to deport Rohingyas

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought a report from Ministry of Home Affairs over the move to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the…

Centre urges schools to dedicate fortnight to promote cleanliness

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The Centre has sought to engage country's schools in a 15-day long special drive to promote cleanliness next month, asking the States to consider starting with making students and the teachers take pledge for 'Swachhta' on September 1.…

Thursday, Aug 17

All in a boat in flood-hit West Bengal

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Maqbul Mian has not eaten a proper meal for the last five days and is struggling to provide food and drinking water to his wife and three-year-old son Mukhtar. "All I could salvage was my mobile phone, some money, a few clothes and some…

Activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner

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Manipur civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila married her long time British boyfriend Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. After formally completing all the formalities in the register office, the couple…

Govt quizzed on conspiracy in Rajiv's death

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought to know the status of an investigation into the alleged conspiracy angle in the making of the bomb that killed former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The court raised its query to the central government on…

Love jihad: What happens to women's freedom now, Owaisi asks

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today asked those championing women's rights in the triple talaq issue why they were not defending the same freedom of choice when a Hindu woman decided to marry a Muslim man.He was answering a reporter's…