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Violence continues in Kashmir: Two shot dead, NC leader’s house attacked

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Militants killed a woman and wounded another in south Kashmir on Sunday afternoon, hours after security forces gunned down a suspected militant in the northern areas of the Valley. In another incident, a man from Uttar Pradesh was shot…

Two years after PM laid foundation, work on Andhra’s new capital yet to begin

Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city Amaravati exactly two years ago, not a single brick has been laid for the development of the capital so far. Over the last three…

UIDAI security key in 13.8 lakh telecom biometric units, says CEO

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Nearly 13.8 lakh biometric devices in use by the telecom sector for Aadhaar authentication have been made compliant with UIDAI’s new encryption norms, according to CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey. The move is aimed at adding a new device-level…

Tom Latham and Ross Taylor shine as New Zealand beat India by six wickets

Tom Latham (103*) and Ross Taylor (95) raised a record 200–run fourth wicket stand to spoil Virat Kohli’s party as New Zealand won the first ODI by six wickets to take the lead in the three-match series on Sunday. (HIGHLIGHTS) Former…

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Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice, claims Zardari

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shehbaz Sharif twice planned to assassinate him. His statements come at a time when political circles have said that Zardari may…

Militants kill woman, ransack cop’s house in separate incidents in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Militants gunned down a woman and critically injured another in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Yasmeena, a resident of Khonmoh, and the injured as Ruby, a resident of Seer…

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‘I’m being sacked’: Cyrus Mistry texted wife before Tata board meet

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“I am being sacked” was the text message former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus P Mistry sent to his wife Rohiqa minutes after he was asked to either resign or face termination over Tata Trusts losing confidence in him for a variety of reasons.…

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What awaits them? Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.…

US firms to meet Yogi Adityanath on Monday to explore investment opportunities

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With the tagline “US in UP”, 26 major American companies will interact with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adtiyanath here tomorrow to explore investment opportunities in the state. “Headed by Boeing, 26 US firms are on their way to…

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RBI to empanel advertising agencies for multi-media work

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans to empanel advertising agencies for carrying out activities ranging from regular tender notices to full-fledged multimedia, multi- language advertising across print and electronic media. The empanelled…

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EPFO to consider crediting ETF units to subscribers’ provident fund accounts

Retirement fund body EPFO is likely to consider next month a proposal to credit subscribers’ share of its Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) investments to their provident fund accounts which can be redeemed at the time of withdrawal. “Employees’…

India’s GVA growth likely to rise to 6.3 percent in September quarter: Nomura

The Indian economy is expected to see a rebound in the July-September quarter of this year with a GVA growth rate of 6.3%, says a Nomura report. Nomura’s proprietary indices suggest that growth bottomed out in the second quarter and a…

A Mighty Minority: How Sikhs rose to political prominence in Canada

Sikhs have had a presence in Canada for nearly 110 years, but their involvement in the North American nation’s politics has been briefer: After 40 years of being denied the vote, they were enfranchised in 1947, about a month after India…

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Consumers not bound by hidden terms of service providers

Are you aware that service providers cannot bind you to terms and conditions that are not made known to you? Or that they can no longer use the small print to get away with unfair terms and conditions? Or that failure to give consumers the…

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Mumbai hawker held for groping foreigner says he has been molesting women for months

A prominent street food vendor from Borivli was arrested on Friday evening for molesting a 50-year-old foreign national in Powai. Police said the accused, Vijay Gadwi, confessed to having molested several other women in the city.The woman…

Saturday, Oct 21

Congress gets a boost ahead of Gujarat polls as OBC leader Alpesh Thakor to join party, eyes Hardik Patel’s support

The Congress reached out to opposition parties in Gujarat on Saturday with an eye on an anti-BJP front and received a shot in the arm as other backward class (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor said he will join the party. The party is also…

Families of 39 Indians kidnapped in Mosul told to take DNA tests

The government is collecting DNA samples from the kin of 39 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Mosul more than three years ago at the suggestion of some parliamentarians and Iraqi authorities as part of a fresh effort to determine…

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah criticises Union minister Hegde as row over Tipu Sultan reignites

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah hit out on Saturday at Union minister of state for skill development Ananth Kumar Hegde for refusing to be a part of events marking the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan, a celebration that has been a…

RSS worker, a journalist with Dainik Jagran, shot dead in UP

A Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was shot dead on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, police said. The incident occurred when unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants shot at 35-year-old Rajesh Mishra also a journalist…

Friday, Oct 20

70 patients in Telangana hospitals with eye injuries caused by firecrackers

Two leading hospitals here received 70 patients who suffered eye injuries caused by firecrackers during Diwali celebrations here last night. State-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital is treating 30 patients, while 40 people are consulting LV…

Militants hurl grenade at PDP MLA’s house in J-K’s Tral

Militants on Friday attacked the residence of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in Tral town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police said the militants hurled a grenade at Shah’s residence. “Militants…

Govt sets up expert group for suggestions on artificial intelligence policy

The Union ministry of electronics and information technology has set up an internal committee to advise the government on a policy on artificial intelligence (AI). Top sources said that the expert committee will advise the IT ministry on…

Modi attacks Congress for ‘refusing help’ in Kedarnath reconstruction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked rival Congress on Friday for not allowing his Gujarat government in 2013 to help in the reconstruction of the Kedarnath temple town, which was devastated due to flash floods in the summer. Modi visited…

Thursday, Oct 19

Central forces cannot substitute state police

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The Union home ministry told state governments on Wednesday that paramilitary forces cannot act as a substitute for police as they were supposed to be deployed primarily in emergency situations. The ministry’s remarks come against the…

On Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases, tweets Sushma Swaraj

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by…

India has to deal with a stronger Xi Jinping, AAP to contest 50 seats in Gujarat, Trump and Trudeau celebrate Diwali: Top stories

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One aspect of the Communist Party of China’s congress that is certain is that at the end of it on October 24, President Xi Jinping will emerge a stronger leader - his powers consolidated, his men in key positions in decision-making bodies…

Wednesday, Oct 18

Police officer shot dead by militants in J-K’s Tral

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Militants shot dead a special police officer (SPO) in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the police said. The ultras fired at SPO Haleem Gujjar at his residence in Gutroo village of Tral area, 36 km from…

How Rahul Gandhi is challenging Narendra Modi on Twitter, winning eyeballs

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is capturing social media traction, evident from the high volume of retweets that the Twitter latecomer is getting for his punchy posts of late. According to a Hindustan Times analysis of nearly three…

J-K CM Mufti meets Rajnath amid spurt in violence in Kashmir Valley

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues, including the recent spurt in violent incidents in the Kashmir Valley, an official said. During the 30-minute…

Kashmir: Mob protesting braid-chopping attacks army, 2 hurt as forces open fire

Two people suffered bullet injuries after security forces opened fire on protesters who pelted stones at them in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district on Wednesday, a senior police officer told HT. “There were protests in the area against…

Tuesday, Oct 17

Slain PDP leader’s house set on fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

A mob of 200 set ablaze the house of slain Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader on Tuesday, who was allegedly killed by militants Monday night at Humhuna in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. According to police officials, nearly 200…

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS-like institute for ayurveda in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever 200-bed ayurveda hospital on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi and said his government plans to establish such traditional medical…

BJP richest party with Rs 894 cr, Congress second with Rs 759 cr: ADR report

The ruling BJP is the richest among India’s seven national parties, having declared assets worth nearly Rs 894 crore in 2015-16, said a report released by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Monday. The document collated by the…

PDP worker, militant killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian

A PDP worker and a militant were killed when one of the latter’s colleagues opened fire during a scuffle between them in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday night. According to police, three militants had turned up outside the house…