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What are the cases before the new CJI?

Over 54,000 cases are pending in the SC. But only a few grab public attention. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who assumes office as the Chief Justice of India on October 3, has a slew of keenly watched cases. Some of the most anticipated among them is the monitoring of the preparation of the NRC of Assam, which happens to be Justice Gogoi’s native State.

09:55:02 on 22 Sep

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DMK seeks probe into Rafale deal

DMK demanded an inquiry into the Rafale deal to find out the "truth" following former French President's reported comments. Hollande was quoted in a French media report as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice.

09:27:01 on 22 Sep

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BJP president Amit Shah said Saturday Bangladeshi migrants are like “termites” and each one of them will be struck off the electoral roll. Referring to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) recently published in Assam, he said, “The BJP government brought NRC and prima facie identified nearly 40 lakh illegal immigrants.”

08:55:02 on 22 Sep

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Former French President Hollande's startling claim on the Rafale deal has snowballed into a huge war of words between the centre and the opposition in India. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in his sharpest attack on PM Modi, today said "former French president Francois Hollande is calling the Prime Minister of India a thief" and that the PM needs to break his silence.

08:27:01 on 22 Sep

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Braving caustic attacks from the Congress on the new revelations in the Rafale controversy, the BJP hit back with allegations of its own. "Why was the Rafale deal sent back for re-examination in 2012 just six months after Dassault was identified as the lowest bidder? Our explicit charge is this: they did not get a bribe, that's why," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

08:24:50 on 22 Sep

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In a tragic turn of events, a farmer from Mandya’s Sunkatannooru in Pandavapura taluk who was under severe financial stress along with his family members, ended their lives by consuming poison. The family left behind a note addressed to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, stating that despite several efforts to get financial support, they were left in the lurch.

07:55:02 on 22 Sep

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India's decision to cancel rare talks with Islamabad was disappointing and "arrogant", Imran Khan said, one day after New Delhi accused Pakistan's PM of harbouring an "evil agenda". India pulled the plug on a meeting between its minister and her Pakistani counterpart set for next week on the sidelines of a major UN conference, just one day after saying it would go ahead.

07:27:01 on 22 Sep

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Notwithstanding the vociferous criticism of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Ordinance 2018 by opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Talcher on Saturday announced that the NDA Government would soon get the Triple Talaq bill approved by Parliament.

06:56:01 on 22 Sep

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DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up ISRO's third launch pad at Kulasekarapattinam in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. In a letter to Mr Modi, Kanimozhi said setting up of the launch pad at Kulasekarapattinam, near the equator, would be useful in GSLV missions.

06:27:01 on 22 Sep

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TN govt asserted that the Sterlite Industries' plant in Tuticorin would not be re-opened as its policy decision to seal the Vedanta Ltd unit was in line with people's sentiments. This comes on a day when a three-member panel appointed by the NGT and led by former Meghalaya HC CJ Tarun Agrawal, is slated to visit the copper smelter plant in the southern district.

05:56:01 on 22 Sep

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The Trump administration in the United States has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa users, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans, is expected within the next three months, a move which will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule.

05:27:01 on 22 Sep

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Upping the ante on the Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a “surgical strike” on the defence forces. The Opposition has been accusing the NDA govt. of choosing Reliance Defence over state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

04:56:01 on 22 Sep

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PM Modi is set to launch half-a-dozen projects in Odisha Saturday, including a fertiliser plant at Talcher, and inaugurate Jharsuguda Airport and UDAN in the state. Modi, who proceeded to Talcher after arriving here, will lay the foundation stone and commence work for the country's first coal gasification-based fertiliser plant at Talcher in Angul district, officials said.

04:27:02 on 22 Sep

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The ensuing polls to the mayoral post will commence a new tradition of a ‘silver key to the city’. The symbolic key to the city and baton will be handed over to the new mayor by the outgoing mayor when he assumes the office. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in its 2018–19 Budget proposed the new tradition.

03:56:01 on 22 Sep

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A fire-cracker blast that happened in the wee hours of Saturday in Lalacheruvu area of Andhra's Rajahmundry town, claimed the lives of three people including a minor boy. According to Rajahmundry police, the incident took place in Subbaraopeta area of Lalacheruvu in a thatched hut, which was occupied by a family of six.

03:27:01 on 22 Sep

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal produced in court

SIT, which had arrested Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal on rape charges, produced him before the Magistrate Court, Pala, on Saturday afternoon. The police team sought three days’ custody of the bishop. However, the bishop’s lawyers contended that there was no need for police custody as the investigation team had already completed interrogation of the bishop.

02:57:01 on 22 Sep

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IL&FS Financial Services' MD and CEO Ramesh C Bawa has resigned from the company amid crisis in the IL&FS group for alleged defaults in loan payment and corporate governance issues. In a filing to the BSE, IL&FS Financial Services said Bawa has resigned as managing director and chief executive officer.

02:27:01 on 22 Sep

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Taking a jibe at H D Kumaraswamy's "temple run", senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar asked why have a CM if God can take care of all the problems in Karnataka. He also charged at the CM was discriminating even in his temple run, to save his government, as he is visiting only temples and Mutts in South Karnataka while neglecting the ones in the North.

01:55:02 on 22 Sep

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Being honest isn’t as scary as you think

People believe in the importance of honesty. It’s a quality you value in your personal life (think of how last season’s Bachelorette Becca Kufrin opined through the whole season that the most important thing she was looking for in a partner was honesty); you value it from your coworkers, as the best way to improve your performance and you see it as a moral virtue.

01:27:02 on 22 Sep

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Two days after the brutal attack on 20-year-old Madhavi and her husband Sandeep, the woman’s condition gradually showed improvement, even as doctors at Hyderabad’s Yashoda hospital said that she was still not totally out of danger. The doctors said that her pulse and blood pressure were not fluctuating and they even administered oral liquids to Madhavi.

12:56:02 on 22 Sep

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Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy has set a new record of sorts by visiting a temple or pilgrimage centre every alternate day since he took over the helm of affairs. Since May 24, Kumaraswamy has visited nearly 60 temples and religious centres. It all began much before the election with his father and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda performing the 'Ati Rudra Mahayagna' in January.

12:27:01 on 22 Sep

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India dished out another comprehensive performance to thrash Bangladesh by seven wickets in a Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup. Rohit Sharma led India from the front with a fluent unbeaten half-century to overhaul the paltry target of 174 with more than 13 overs to spare, after India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's magical spell on winning the toss and opting to chase.

11:55:02 on 22 Sep

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A 12-year-old boy was killed on the spot and his father was injured when a speeding water tanker knocked down their scooter and ran over the boy’s head. The deceased, Bhavanth, was a Class 7 student of Patel Public School in Bellandur and a resident of Boganahalli near Kempamma Temple and Bhavanth’s father Muniraju B was dropping his son for tuitions in Panathur.

11:27:02 on 22 Sep

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Elaborate arrangements have been made for Ganesh idol immersions to be held across old Karimnagar district. While district administration has made all required arrangements, police have made tight security arrangements for peaceful immersion process. Officials identified three places, Manakondur tank, Kothapalli tank and Chinthakunta canal to immerse idols.

10:55:01 on 22 Sep

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Telugu movie 'Ee Maya Peremito' landed in trouble on the day of its release as CBFC Chairperson Prasoon Joshi received a letter from Telangana MLA T. Raja Singh stating that one of the songs in the film, ‘Arihanthanam’, hurts religious sentiments. Several members from the Jain community took to Twitter to request the film unit to remove the song.

10:27:01 on 22 Sep

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The HMRL is gearing up for the occasion by deploying security and completing patchworks at the 16 stations along the route. At each station, 12 private security guards and four supervisors will be deployed besides one Assistant Sub Inspector and two constables from the Police Department and L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited will be deploying additional security forces.

10:01:28 on 22 Sep

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Moved by Pranay’s caste killing and the attack on the couple Sandeep and Madhavi in Telangana, activist Kowsalya from TN, a victim of caste killing, reached Telangana to visit Amrutha and Madhavi. While she could interact and share her pain with Amrutha in Miryalaguda, she couldn’t see Madhavi as she still remained in observation abeing attacked by her father.

09:29:51 on 22 Sep

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The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory and behavioural problems. The symptoms develop over a period of time before becoming severe enough to hinder daily chores. However, it’s important to understand facts from myths about this disease that affects a large number of people.

08:55:04 on 22 Sep

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It looks like Shilpa Shetty is swapping her favourite 9 yards for a completely different, very unlikely combination. Over the past few weeks, Shilpa has been spotted wearing various looks which have a few things in common. For one, the set isn't matching but still complementary and two, it's high waist and sometimes shows of a sliver of her washboard abs.

08:25:01 on 22 Sep

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Facial yoga or Foga, is something Meghan Markle swears by and given her swoon-worthy jawline, we are sold. Hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox surgery, a little bit of clowning and frowning can keep both the wrinkles and needles away from your face. Foga is also designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the middle layer of the skin.

07:56:01 on 22 Sep

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Ruk Ruk Ruk, arey baba ruk, oh my darling give me a look..! Do these lyrics ring a bell in your mind? After a decade of about 24 years, the song from ‘Vijaypath’ is set to re-arrive on our playlist this September with its revamped version that you wouldn’t want to skip! Helicopter Eela starring Kajol has already become the talk of the town for its endearing narrative

07:25:02 on 22 Sep

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Sarees are a woman’s most prized possessions in her wardrobe and most delicate too. If not taken care of, sarees will lose their brightness and shine. The heavily embroidered sarees run a risk of zari breakage if not maintained properly. Here are few tips you should follow to maintain the beauty and elegance of these gorgeous possessions.

06:55:01 on 22 Sep

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Twinkle Khanna’s book, Pyjamas are Forgiving, was launched recently and has been received warmly, just like her previous books. Twinkle Khanna spoke about her book, tryst with Bollywood and why she would never write about Bollywood. She also recalled a time when she was called a ‘tomboy’ and explains that she had a moustache and didn’t use lipstick until she began acting.

06:25:02 on 22 Sep

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The monsoon season is on its last legs and while you may think your beauty problems are finally over, they aren't done just yet. The end of monsoon is marked by higher temperatures and low humidity which means warm weather and dry heat. Especially for your hair, this could be a problem as the season could leave it coarse, unruly and frizzy.

05:55:01 on 22 Sep

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It would take about two months’ wages for an average Indian to afford the most basic version of iPhone. A graph by Picodi, a website that provides rebates and discount codes across many countries and many shopping categories, plots the results for 41 other countries too. The results are based on how many days a person would need to work to afford an iPhone XS 64GB variant.

05:25:01 on 22 Sep

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The Congress alleged that ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is "threatening people" from his hospital room. The party also demanded a medical bulletin on the status of the CM, who after being hospitalised in Goa, Mumbai and New York over the last few months, is now being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

04:55:01 on 22 Sep

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A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, is marked by public mourning and a re-enactment of the tragedy. Shiite Muslims put on passion plays that include inflicting suffering, as a way to remember Hussein.

04:25:01 on 22 Sep

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New Hero 200 cc Motorcycle Patent Leaked

Hero MotoCorp seems to have planned more products from its new 200 cc platform, which already has the Hero Xtreme 200R on sale, and the entry-level adventure bike Hero Xpulse 200. A leaked patent image shows the third bike in Hero's 200 cc platform which could quite possibly sit between the Xtreme 200R and the Xpulse.

03:55:01 on 22 Sep

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Manto – a man who never minced his words. A defiant brave voice who held a mirror to society. A writer who had the inexorable courage to expose and explore the frighting brink humanity can reach. His obvious lack of obsequiousness irked some, but Manto shunned social niceties and smug intellectualism.

03:25:02 on 22 Sep

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The fourth character poster of Thugs of Hindostan is out and this one introduces Katrina Kaif’s Suraiyya. In the poster, Katrina can be seen posing on a stage in front of an audience. According to the makers, Katrina “plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan.

02:57:01 on 22 Sep

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We have always been fascinated about the future, given the omnipresent tech disruption, one may often wonder how things are going to unfold for us in times to come, what will these changes lead to in the grand scheme of things, and how would our day-to-day lifestyles evolve with such disruption?

02:25:02 on 22 Sep

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Florals has been the most popular fashion trend and it's definitely not going away anytime soon. From pretty short dresses and festive Indian suits to statement tops and even accessories, the floral trend is very much all around you. While our B-town stars are embracing autumn with their chic style statements, they have also been turning to florals to keep it stylish.

10:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Where does Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stand on Hindutva, Ram Mandir dispute, mob lynchings, women empowerment, religious conversions at all? The answers were spread across the 3-day power lecture by sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, all of it aimed at one big image makeover for the 93-year-old RSS ahead of the 2019 election.

10:42:01 on 21 Sep

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The Man Booker Prize on September 21 announced the 2018 shorlist. The list features two debut novels, of which, one is the youngest author ever to make the list. This year also sees a second shortlisting for Canadian author Esi Edugyan. The list of six is dominated by an authoress. Their names were announced at a press conference at the offices of Man Group.

10:25:02 on 21 Sep

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Rural demand is expected to pick up in the coming months driven by MSP hike, farm loan waivers and rise in rural spend in the run-up to 2019 general elections, says a report. According to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) research report, rural demand is on an uptrend and investors should invest in consumption driven stocks while making their equity investments.

10:12:01 on 21 Sep

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Showing compassion to others can reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest. The most disagreeable individuals, who are also the least likely to be kind, can benefit most from behaving compassionately, says a study. Highly disagreeable people often lack empathy, said scientists.

09:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das tweeted today that she had heard about screenings of her film Manto being cancelled in parts of India. Manto, a biopic on Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto, released today. On social media, many tweeted that morning shows had been cancelled. Nandita Das retweeted one of the posts and called it "shocking".

09:40:01 on 21 Sep

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National Geographic is premiering a new series Mega Icons hosted by acclaimed Bollywood actor R Madhavan. The show employs a unique format to decipher the success stories of different inspiring Indian personalities. The aim of the show is to explore and see about these people who are high achievers and what is special about them which has made them who they are.

09:25:01 on 21 Sep

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The BBMP counsel submitted to the Karnataka High Court that 899 potholes were filled overnight and the process of filling the remaining 2,172 is in progress. A division bench was hearing a PIL filed by Vijayan Menon and others who had moved the court seeking directions to the BBMP to place a report on action taken on repairing and filling the potholes.

09:12:02 on 21 Sep

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A combination of four factors led to extreme flooding across Kerala in 2018, a study says. The factors are above normal seasonal rainfall, extreme rainfall events occurring almost across Kerala during the season, over 90% reservoir storage even before the onset of extreme rainfall events and the unprecedented rainfall in the catchment area of major reservoirs in Kerala.

08:55:02 on 21 Sep

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A month after Carnatic musicians faced hate and abuse online for singing devotional songs for religions other than Hinduism, several prominent citizens have issued a statement against the attack on the expression of classical music in India. Several Carnatic musicians have been at the receiving end of abuses and threats for singing devotional songs for non-Hindu gods.

08:40:01 on 21 Sep

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Manchester City's record goalscorer Sergio Aguero extended his stay with the Premier League champions, signing a one-year contract extension. Sergio Aguero put pen to paper on a deal that will see him through to the end of the 2021 season. Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City's director of football, said Aguero retained his status as one of the club's most pivotal players

08:25:02 on 21 Sep

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Dozens more bodies were recovered after the sinking of a ferry carrying hundreds of people in Tanzania, taking the death toll up to 86, the privately owned The Citizen newspaper said on its website on Friday. The paper cited figures from John Mongella, the regional commissioner for Mwanza, where the MV Nyerere capsized on Thursday afternoon.

08:12:01 on 21 Sep

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Uriyadi, which released in 2016, revolves around four happy-go-lucky college students getting embroiled in politics, was one of most talked about films of 2016. Despite not being a success at the box-office, the film earned recognition from audiences and critics alike. The film is now getting a sequel and it is being bankrolled by Suriya under his banner 2D Entertainment.

07:55:01 on 21 Sep

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TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will play an important role in national politics after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but would not "leave" the State, a party leader said. B Vinod Kumar, the deputy floor leader of TRS in the Lok Sabha, also said the Caretaker Chief Minister, would not hand over the reins to his son and Minister K T Rama Rao after the Assembly elections.

07:40:01 on 21 Sep

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BJP president Amit Shah Friday accused Congress chief Rahul Gandhi of supporting "urban Naxals" plotting to assassinate the prime minister and asked him to clarify his stand on the issue to people in poll-bound Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

07:38:58 on 21 Sep

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Former French President Francois Hollande has been quoted by an article on French website Mediapart as stating that the Indian government had asked the French government to nominate Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence Industries as its India partner in the Rafale jet deal. The charge has been denied by the Defence Ministry.

07:29:22 on 21 Sep

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TRS has taken a serious exception to the statement of the Congress senior leader Gulam Nabi Azad who said there was no role of the TRS in formation of Telangana State. Speaking to reporters, the TRS MP from Karimnagar B Vinod Kumar strongly objected to the statements of Azad undermining the role of TRS in formation of a seperate Telangana State.

07:25:01 on 21 Sep

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed additional cess on select commodities under GST to raise funds to help Kerala tide over the damages caused due to floods, a state minister said on Friday. The proposal of levy of cess is expected to come up for discussion at the GST Council meeting on September 28.

07:12:01 on 21 Sep

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Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested here on Friday in the nun sexual abuse case. Police officials have not made official announcement regarding this. However, it is reported that the police confirmed arrest of the bishop to the Director General of Prosecutions. He will be produced before the Pala magistrate.

07:05:24 on 21 Sep

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Bus users forum BBPV has stepped up its activism to not only oppose the hike but also demand a reduction in fares. They set up a ‘Commuter's Ballot’ station at Kempegowda Bus Station, to take the commuter's vote on whether they should pay more for their bus tickets. Out of 569 commuters who took part in the survey, 95% voted against the hike while 5% voted in favour of it.

06:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Three J&K policemen were abducted and killed by militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Their bodies were recovered from an orchard in the area on Friday morning. Police sources told that they were abducted from two villages of the district late Thursday night.

06:40:01 on 21 Sep

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KPCC General Secretary and Belagavi district in-charge P V Mohan, alleged that 'money made by BJP in the Rafale deal', was being used to poach Congress MLAs via its ‘Operation Lotus’ in Karnataka. He urged the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, to constitute a Special Investigation Team, to investigate poaching of coalition MLAs by BJP.

06:25:01 on 21 Sep

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Domestic stock markets nosedived amid panic selling across sectors during Friday's trading session. BSE benchmark index Sensex plunged as much as 1,127 points in intraday trade to hit an intraday low of 35,993, dragged by a heavy selloff in banking and financial services shares. The Sensex slipped below the 36,000 marks for the first time since June 28.

06:12:01 on 21 Sep

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India has called off next week’s meeting between foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York just a day after the first high-level engagement in nearly three years was announced. The cancellation comes hours after terrorists in Kashmir kidnapped and killed three unarmed policemen in south Kashmir.

06:02:05 on 21 Sep

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Binu Ulloor, a cameraperson, who was covering the interrogation of rape accused Bishop Franco Mullakal for two days at Tripunithura in Kochi, died due to cardiac arrest. Binu has been working with JayHind since the launch of the channel in 2007. He was known among fellow camerapersons as the ‘Library of Sannidhanam of Sabarimala’ as he used to store all the visuals.

05:56:02 on 21 Sep

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Sister Anupama told the media that the govt has not yet clearly understood the nuns’ protest. The strike is not staged against the church. The allegations that the nuns are staging protest against the church is disappointing, she said. The strike was never staged for nuns only but for all women. She also made it clear that they never expected such a stand from the church.

05:41:01 on 21 Sep

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A local court in Maharashtra's Dharmabad refused to grant an exemption to AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and 13 others from appearing before it while dealing with a non-bailable warrant issued on them for violating orders during the agitation against the Babli barrage. The court refused to take up the 'recall' petition filed by lawyers on behalf of the CM and 12 others.

05:26:02 on 21 Sep

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India is reviewing whether to go ahead with foreign minister-level talks with Pakistan, say sources after three policemen were kidnapped and killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir this morning. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi were to meet in New York next week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

05:21:07 on 21 Sep

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Kareena Kapoor Khan turns a year younger today, on 21 September. The actor rang in her birthday at midnight with family and friends. Hubby Saif Ali Khan, sister Karisma Kapoor, parents Babita and Randhir. Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu all showed up at her Bandra house to wish Kareena. And of course, they took a lot of pictures.

05:12:01 on 21 Sep

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A biopic on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been a topic of contention ever since her demise in 2016. Chennai-based production house, Papertale Pictures, released the title poster of their project based on the life of the leader. Titled The Iron Lady, the film’s poster was unveiled on September 20, by director AR Murugadoss.

04:56:01 on 21 Sep

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Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix region in June.

04:41:01 on 21 Sep

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A massive fire broke out in a plastic scrap godown at Gaganpahad on outskirts of Hyderabad. The fire control room officials claimed that, the fire broke out due to electric short circuit. No casualities were reported as none was there at the godown. The extent of loss is yet to be assessed. Three fire tenders have been deployed to control the fire.

04:26:01 on 21 Sep

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The Congress-JD(S) combine may knock on Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala’s door toward off “threats” posed by the BJP. Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Friday, said the alliance partners might take all their legislators to Raj Bhavan with a complaint that the BJP was trying to lure them through ‘Operation Lotus’ - a moniker referring to poaching legislators.

04:12:01 on 21 Sep

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You settle down in your flight and soon after it takes off, your ears pop. Normally, you’ll do some basic breathing exercises, try and swallow, bust out some some yoga moves and eventually your hearing returns to normal. It happens because the air pressure on a flight is usually lower than that of the surface. And this is when airplanes are pressurised.

03:55:01 on 21 Sep

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The 13th day of the nuns’ protest in Kochi saw the presence of 59-year old Surendran, the father of the victim in the infamous Kiliroor sex racket which shook Kerala back in 2003. A minor girl was lured with opportunities in the television industry and was raped by 5 men in different parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu back in 2003.

03:41:01 on 21 Sep

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A "mystery fever" has claimed 84 lives across six districts of Uttar Pradesh in the last six weeks, forcing the Yogi Adityanath government to sound a high alert. While Bareilly district in the west reported 24 casualties, the highest among affected areas, 23 succumbed to the ailment in adjoining Budaun district.

03:34:56 on 21 Sep

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The Karnataka cabinet decided to allow sale of sand in bulk (truckloads), as opposed to sandbags. Presently, Mysore Sales International Ltd is selling Malaysian sand at Rs 200 per 50 kg bag. In addition to MSIL, three companies -- Akar Enterprises, D2S Company, Integrated Solutions, had obtained permissions to import sand from Malaysia and sell it within the state.

03:25:02 on 21 Sep

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A fourteen-year-old girl was killed and 33 persons injured when an old building they were standing on collapsed at Hospet in Ballari district. The incident occurred at Chithvadgi layout in Hospet in Ballari district where the people had gathered to watch an early morning procession for Moharram.

03:12:02 on 21 Sep

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A Dalit man, Shankar, was murdered by his wife’s family in Tamil Nadu in 2016 and in a similar hate-filled crime, another Dalit man, Pranay, has been killed by his wife’s father in Telangana. Shankar’s wife Kowsalya visited a grieving Amrutha at Pranay’s family’s residence in Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district and expressed solidarity with the younger woman.

02:55:01 on 21 Sep

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An angry Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy warned BJP to be restrained in its speech about his father former PM H D Deve Gowda, saying he can even ask people to rise in revolt against it if it continued to disturb his govt. Asserting that the govt was under his command, Kumaraswamy targeted BJP state unit chief and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in a no-holds-barred attack.

02:40:01 on 21 Sep

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Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia. "At first glance, 'Facebook Dating' closely resembles its competitor Hinge. Both depart from the swiping model popularised by Tinder in favour of asking users to answer question prompts and start conversations," The Verge reported.

02:26:02 on 21 Sep

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Priest Franco Mulakkal, accused of rape by a nun from the same congregation has been informed of his impending arrest, sources said. The probe team has been grilling the priest at a special hi-tech facility at Thripunithura. The priest's lawyers were seen scrambling with bail formalities while the police team is reportedly preparing a remand request seeking two days'.

02:15:35 on 21 Sep

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Many city schools are now providing insurance cover for their students to safeguard against accidents and other unforeseen circumstances. The move comes after the Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) issued a circular asking all schools affiliated to the council to provide insurance cover for their students.

02:11:01 on 21 Sep

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A day after an anti-corruption NGO released reports alleging a Rs 1000 crore scam in the purchase of coal in Tamil Nadu, state Electricity Minister P Thangamani refuted the same, stating that there were no irregularities. According to Arappor Iyakkam, the anti-corruption NGO, TANGEDCO allegedly paid Rs 1,000 crore more to South India Corporation Limited.

01:55:04 on 21 Sep

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'Dark and Lovely' is a stunning piece of art that is reigniting the very important discussion around colourism. The illustration shows a dark-skinned woman holding a tube of a face cream called 'Dark and Lovely' - a powerful image that turns the idea of equating fairness with beauty on its head.

01:40:02 on 21 Sep

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A report by the CAG which said that the completion of Andhra Pradesh’s Polavaram project by the set target date of 2019 ‘appeared improbable’ has triggered off a political row in the state. The CAG report also pointed at the slow rate of land acquisition for the project and mentions that only 4% of the families had been rehabilitated so far.

01:25:02 on 21 Sep

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India's rupee may be set to recover as oil peaks out and investors realize the currency has been sold off too heavily amid the emerging-market rout, State Bank of India says. While part of the rupee's weakness has stemmed from the U.S.-China trade war, he said this may actually benefit India's economy as businesses look to source products from alternative markets.

01:17:32 on 21 Sep

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A day after the ruling AIADMK launched a scathing attack on the DMK over its alleged complicity in the massacre of Tamils during the Eelam war when the latter was part of the UPA government which had offered support to Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan echoed the same views, saying that the DMK and the Congress had committed war crimes.

01:10:01 on 21 Sep

After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts. According to a CNNMoney report on Thursday, Gmail lets third-party developers integrate services into its email platform.

12:55:01 on 21 Sep

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On Thursday, the Kerala police registered yet another arrest in relation to the murder of Abhimanyu, a SFI leader and a second year Bsc student at the Maharaja's college in Ernakulam. Arif Bin Salim, who is the second accused in the case and the district secretary of the CFI of the Ernakulam district was arrested from the Kodanad area near Perumbavoor.

12:25:01 on 21 Sep

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A bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines caught fire at the airport here while ferrying passengers of a domestic in-bound flight, according to airport officials. No one was injured in the incident on Thursday as the fire was doused immediately, they said. The bus caught fire when it was nearing the arrival point with about 50 passengers on board.

12:10:01 on 21 Sep

Taking Stock Of Indian Economy

Will fuel prices come down? Will the rupee stablisie? Rathin Roy, member of the PM's economic advisory council, talks to NDTV.

11:56:02 on 21 Sep

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The political heat in Karnataka went up several notches on Thursday with Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and BJP State president BS Yeddyurappa firing fresh salvos at each other and issuing threats and warnings. Not one to take such a warning lying down, Yeddyurappa reminded him that the BJP was in power at the Centre.

11:55:01 on 21 Sep

The interrogation of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused by a nun of raping her, got underway for the third day at the hi-tech interrogation cell in the CB office at Tripunithura in Kochi. The bishop arrived in a police convoy of three police vehicles from hotel Crowne Plaza at Kundannoor where he had been put up over the last couple of days at 10:39 a.m.

11:46:58 on 21 Sep

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US punishes China for buying Russian arms

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian weapons, including the S-400 air defence missile that is also on India’s shopping list. The Trump administration, without naming anyone, said other countries with similar shopping lists should “think twice” about their plans.

11:40:01 on 21 Sep

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CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan has come out against the nuns protesting in front of the HC seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal. The CPM state chief alleged the strike was part of a political campaign. Kodiyeri however added the guilty will face action. Speaking at a DYFI district committee office inauguration, Kodiyeri alleged the strike was ill-motivated.

11:25:01 on 21 Sep

The growing scale and complexity in cyber-attacks in recent years have increased the significance of cyber security. This calls for the creation of three million cyber warriors to tackle the challenges in the country. Telangana, being the first State to launch its Cyber Security Policy and HSC is engaged in setting up cyber defence infrastructure to combat cyber-attacks.

11:11:02 on 21 Sep

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The status report of the CBI on the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case reveals that residents living in the neighbourhood were probably aware of the crime but did not speak out because of the “apparent terror of Brajesh Thakur”. A bench of justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta perused the CBI’s report on the progress and noted this revelation.

10:55:02 on 21 Sep

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The villagers of Pandeshwaram in Tiruvallur district have raised the alarm on what they allege is unbridled encroachment and rampant sand mining that has allegedly reduced the size of a lake from 330 acres 10 years ago to just 250 acres now. This, assertion is based on their study of revenue maps over the years.

10:40:02 on 21 Sep