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Alert sounded in Pathankot, search operation launched
Pathankot, Sep 27: High alert was today sounded in Pathankot following inputs about suspicious movement of some people and a massive search operation has been launched on Pathankot-Dalhousie road. Around 400 security personnel including SWAT team were deployed for conducting the

Got sanction to prosecute Subramanian Swamy: Police tells HC
New Delhi, Sep 27: Delhi High Court was today told that sanction has been obtained to prosecute Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy in an FIR lodged against him for allegedly writing an "inflammatory" article in a Mumbai daily in 2011. The

Pakistani actors should condemn Uri attack: Anupam Kher
New Delhi, Sep 27: Veteran actor Anupam Kher today said that while he believes art has no boundaries, it is the moral responsibility of Pakistani actors working in India to publicly condemn the Uri attack. Raj Thackeray-led MNS recently asked Pakistani

PM Modi obliges only 15-20 people: Rahul Gandhi
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Sep 27: Rahul Gandhi, whose security cover was today tightened in the wake of yesterday's shoe attack, continued his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he works only for "15-20" people and ignores the rest. Addressing the

As telecom operators spar, watchdog calls meet on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 27: Amidst the incumbents and Reliance Jio Infocomm trading accusation and counter-accusation over sufficient interconnections not being provided, the watchdog, stressing that consumers are of paramount interest, said it will hold a meeting with all the players on

Uri attack: Foreign secretary slaps Pak with proof
New Delhi, Sept 26: India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today presented proof of Pakistan's role in the Uri attacks. The proof was presented to the Pakistan High Commisioner in India, Abdul Basit. The foreign secretary told Basit that continued cross border

More turmoil in SP as Akhilesh backs expelled youth leaders
Lucknow, Sep 27: Dissension in the Yadav clan again came to the fore today as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav openly supported the Samajwadi Party's youth leaders expelled by state president Shivpal Yadav and called on "experienced leaders" to reconsider

Google goes bullish on India, expands free Wi-Fi across the country
New Delhi, Sep 27: In a move to help India's billion-plus population connect to Internet, tech giant Google on Tuesday announced to expand its free Wi-Fi service -- currently available at 52 railway stations -- to public places across India.At the

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SC asks Karnataka to give 6000 cusecs Cauvery water to TN in 3 days
A day after Karnataka expressed inability to release Cauvery water, Supreme Court today asked it to discharge 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till Friday despite its assembly resolution, but called for a political solution to the impasse by convening of a meeting of Chief Ministers of the two states and the Centre.The apex court, which was strongly urged by Tamil Nadu not to hear Karnataka till it complied with the previous orders, asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to facilitate a meeting of the executive heads of both states with the Centre over the next two days to find a resolution t

Cauvery row: Karnataka Cong MPs seek PM's intervention
 Congress MPs from Karnataka today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the Cauvery issue, urging him to convene a meeting of chief ministers of two states for an amicable settlement.About 11 Congress MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha staged a protest today at the Gandhi statue in Parliament premises against the Supreme Court order on Cauvery water.The apex court had on September 20 directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of the river water per day to lower riparian Tamil Nadu by September 27 and suggested the formation of Cauvery Management Board. The order led to w

Jaya holds meet on Cauvery issue in hospital
Holding an official meeting on the Cauvery row at a hospital here where she is being treated, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today deputed a cabinet colleague to attend a meeting with her Karnataka counterpart and the Centre as suggested by the Supreme Court on the issue.Hours after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to convene a meeting of executive heads of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to solve the inter-state Cauvery row, she nominated state PWD Minister Edappadi S Palanisamy to represent the state in the meeting, to be held in the next two days.Jayalalithaa, undergoing treatment for fe

Alert sounded in Pathankot, search operation launched
 High alert was today sounded in Pathankot following inputs about suspicious movement of some people and a massive search operation has been launched on Pathankot-Dalhousie road.Around 400 security personnel including SWAT team were deployed for conducting the search operation by the Punjab police in the district where terrorist from across the border had struck the IAF airbase in January."There was a specific input about the presence of some suspicious men roaming around on Pathankot-Dalhousie road. Following this, a massive search operation has been launched here," Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaus

Revocation of Indus treaty would be 'act of war': Pak
 Pakistan today warned India that unilateral revocation of the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty would be treated as an "act of war" saying it could also approach the UN and the International Court of Justice if the water-sharing pact is suspended."It is the most successful water treaty ever conducted between two countries. Its revocation can be treated as an act of war or a hostile action against Pakistan," the country's top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said here.Pakistan will also approach the UN and the International Court of Justice if India suspends the treaty, he said.He said Pakistan is consider

SC directs H D Kumaraswamy, his wife to face trial in graft case
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his spouse will have to face criminal trial for alleged misuse of official position in granting lease to a mining firm and allotment of 80 acres of land to a private cooperative society, the Supreme Court said today.The allegations against the Janata Dal (Secular) leader include that he abused his official position in granting lease to a mining company for lifting of one lakh metric tonne of iron ore."You should face trial", a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and P C Pant said while rejecting their contention that the case was made out of polit

Katju's vitriolics on Bihar invites Nitish's wrath
 Former Supreme Court judge Markanday Katju's comment of offering Kashmir to Pakistan on condition that it should take Bihar too drew sharp criticism here with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ridiculing him for trying to become 'Mai-Baap' (guardian) of the state.Katju's post on Facebook clubbing Bihar with Jammu and Kashmir triggered sharp reaction with some leaders demanding that he should be tried under sedition law."We offer you Kashmir but you should take Bihar also," Katju had said in one of his Facebook post."I have just received authoritative information from the Govt. of Pakistan. They ha

Uri attack: India confronts Pak envoy with proof, issues 2nd demarche
For the second time in less than ten days, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today issued a demarche to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit over Uri attack and confronted him with proof of "cross-border origins" of the terror strike in which 18 jawans were killed.The Foreign Secretary called in Basit and told him that the preliminary interrogation reveals identity of one of the slain Uri attackers as Hafiz Ahmed, son of Feroz and resident of Dharbang, Muzaffarabad and also gives details of Pakistan- based handlers, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said."Local villagers in the Uri sector apprehend

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In a first, bulk SMS service launched for Amarnath Yatra
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board NN Vohra inaugurated the Shrine Board's Bulk Short Message Service (SMS). This is for the first time that such service has been...

Pakistan high commissioner to host Iftar party for Hurriyat leaders
Srinagar: Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on Saturday. Most of...

Sants receive threat calls over Kairana 'exodus' report
Ghaziabad: Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and...

25th June News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
National News Five CRPF troopers martyred, two millitants killed in Kashmir highway attack Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and two guerrillas were killed on Saturday in a gunfight after guerrillas ambushed a CRPF convoy on...

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 artillery guns from US
New Delhi: New Delhi: In an advanced approval to induct new artillery guns, the defence ministry on Saturday paved way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about $750 million (28,000 crores), from the...

Urea balls found in mid-day meal rice bag in Gujarat’s Valsad
Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in...

For the first time, Su-30 flies with supersonic BrahMos missile
Nashik: For the first time,  Su-30 fighter jets of Indian Airforce was today flown with  supersonic  BrahMos missile. The demonstration flight, carried out at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here, involved carriage of Brahmos missile on...

Bihar board topper Ruby Rai arrested after appearing for re-test
Patna: Bihar's Class 12 "topper" in Arts Rubi Rai was arrested when she appeared for a re-test at the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) office in Patna. "Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar police probing into...

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Railways to create virtual museum
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it is collaborating with technology partners for creating a pan-India virtual museum in the form of a digital web enabled platform. "Indian Railways is collaborating with technology partners for creating a Pan-India virtual museum in a digital web enabled platform," the Ministry of Railways said in a statement. "This virtual museum shall contain all railway heritage components i.e.

India, New Zealand cricket teams land in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) The India and New Zealand cricket teams arrived in the city on Tuesday evening for their second Test match at the Eden Gardens starting on Friday.

Jio denies Airtel's claim of providing enough interconnect points
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday again rejected Airtel's claim of adequate interconnect points, noting that 1.6 crore calls are still failing while connecting to the latter's network. Tuesday's exchange comes even as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is scheduled to meet the incumbent operators on Friday over interconnection issue. "Post our bilateral meeting on September 13 to premeditate on the matter of augmentation of PoIs, we had analysed the traffic figures at the interconnect links as well as your demands for projected capacity," Airtel said in a letter to Jio, dated September 26.

Deepening bond market a priority, India hit by protectionism: Jaitley
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Deepening the Indian bond market is a priority for the government, particularly in the face of increased challenges globally, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Tuesday. "Among the challenges is the increased evidence of protectionism among developed economies, that are again sending negative signals," Jaitley said addressing a summit on ways to develop the bond market in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group of emerging economies. Pointing to the British vote in June to leave the European Union (Brexit), Jaitley said: "Besides, the political challenges created by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have economic ramifications." Noting that banks' resources are constrained by the impact of slowdown in other sectors, Jaitley said the government has accepted "almost all the recommendations made by the Khan panel on corporate bonds".

Twitter India introduces live video interview series
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Twitter India and digital video network PING Network are launching a live video interview series with business and technology leaders over Twitter's live streaming app Periscope. Govindraj Ethiraj, veteran journalist and founder of PING Network, will roll out the first episode of this Periscope series titled #MegaBites on Wednesday, read a statement. The first show themed 'Will India Remain A Fast Growth Economy' will see Ethiraj in conversation with Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, in a live programmed chat show.

Blocking Indus waters will be act of war: Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday said India cannot unilaterally revoke the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty and that any attempt by New Delhi to block Islamabad's share of water could be seen as an act of war. Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday told the National Assembly that Pakistan would approach the International Court of Justice if India violates the treaty.

India, US joint military exercise concludes with parade

India, US joint military exercise concludes with paradeIndia and US Joint Military Training exercise, Yudh Abhyas - 2016, concluded on Tuesday with soldiers performing a parade, following by the national anthems of two nations. During the exercise, soldiers upgraded themselves with strategies of fighting through rock craft, cliff assault and rock climbing. This joint military exercise will help the soldiers of both countries in fighting in adverse situations.



Bollywood split on MNS ban on Pakistani artistes
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) As MNS workers protested outside filmmaker Karan Johar's office here on Tuesday over Pakistani actor Fawad Khan's presence in his film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", industry veterans Subhash Chandra and Anupam Kher justified the MNS ban on Pakistani artistes. "I want to know if the step we are taking is towards solving the problem... What is the next step after they leave the country," Bahl told IANS.

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Viewpoint: How India's response to Pakistan weakens Sharif
India's strong response to Pakistan at the UN general assembly shows it is no longer willing to play by the old rules.

South Asia's 'disposable women'
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?

Google pushes into India with free wi-fi
Google is expanding a free wi-fi network in India as part of a bid to target the "next billion" internet users.

Why India's space programme is thriving
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

Actor to be investigated over tweets
Police say they are investigating comments made by the Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar about Indians as a potential hate crime.

India to ratify Paris climate deal in October
India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, will ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said

India and France sign Rafale fighter jet deal
India signs an agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets for $8.7bn (7.8bn euros; £6.7bn), in a major defence deal.

Photos of 100-year coal fire win Getty Instagram award
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.

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BCCI chief slams Patil for spilling beans about Sachin Tendulkar
BCCI boss Anurag Thakur slammed former selection committee chief Sandeep Patil, who recently disclosed that the selection panel would have dropped Tendulkar before he eventually quit international cricket and that it had also considered removing Dhoni from ODI captaincy ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

India gives details of Uri attackers to Pak envoy
"Foreign secretary S Jaishankar summoned Abdul Basit and told him that the two guides who helped infiltration were apprehended by local villagers and are now in police custody," MEA spokesman tweeted. This is the second time that India has summoned the Pakistan envoy over the Uri terror attack.

Will China again use veto to help Masood Azhar?
The six-month validity of the technical hold imposed by China on India's bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN will "lapse" soon and the Pathankot attack mastermind could be sanctioned if Beijing does not block the move again.

Give Cauvery water for 3 more days: SC to K'taka
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the court that the Centre would attempt to resolve the issue by calling a meeting between the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the next two days.

Arvind Kejriwal promises big expose on Friday
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he would expose a "very big conspiracy" behind registration of false cases against AAP MLAs, ministers and him during a one-day special session of Delhi assembly on Friday, setting another stage for confrontation with the Centre.

'India can't separate unilaterally': Pak on Indus
According to Pakistani media reports, Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that "If India violates the treaty, Pakistan can approach the International Court of Justice." "According to international law India can't unilaterally separate itself from the treaty," said Sartaj Aziz

India to review MFN status to Pakistan
The MFN status was accorded in 1996 under WTO's General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Both India and Pakistan are signatories to this which means they have to treat each other and rest of WTO member countries as favoured trading partners.

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'Fed up', says Lucknow typist after images of cop abuse go viral
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
RSS is like Supreme Court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
Woman jumps off moving train with kid, husband to escape molestation
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In post-midnight notice, Gujarat HC asks govt to ‘find’ Hardik
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican Jeb Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Somnath Bharti an embarrassment to party, should surrender: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
'1 second cost me 20 years': Tandoor murder convict Sushil Sharma
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Modi set to ignite a start-up brainstorm in Silicon Valley
Flights from India to the United States these days have a younger braver tinge Several startup founders are on their way to Californias Silicon Valley for a halfday session on September 27 that will culminate with Prime Minister N
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Sidhu Status Update: 'Bargaining,' Says AAP, Congress Says He's Welcome
A day after Awaaz-e-Punjab said it would look at a political tie-up to contest elections in Punjab, AAP said the Navjot Singh Sidhu-led front seemed to be "bargaining for the best deal", while...
Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress To Go Alone In Tamil Nadu Civic Body Polls
Ending its alliance with Vijayakanth's DMDK and Vaiko's People Welfare Front combine, GK Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) today announced that it will face upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu...
'Revoking MFN Status To Pakistan Not To Impact India's Trade'
With India all set to review the MFN status given to Pakistan, India Inc on Tuesday said the move to withdraw the status will not make much difference as the trade between the two countries is "almost...
At Least 9 Killed, 11 Trapped In A Coal Mine Accident In China
At least nine people were killed and 11 more are trapped after an accident Tuesday in a China coal mine, state media reported, the latest disaster in the country's notoriously dangerous mines.
Thousands Join Maratha Protests Demanding Quotas In Sangli
Members of the Maratha community took out a huge silent march in Maharashtra's Sangli demanding reservation in educational institutes and government jobs and also strict action against culprits of the...
Firefighter Dies In New York City House Blast After Report Of Gas Leak
A firefighter who responded to a report of a gas leak Tuesday morning was killed in a house explosion shortly after authorities discovered what appeared to be a drug lab.
Over 2,000 'Sewa Kendra' Set Up In Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab government today said it has established 2,147 unified service delivery centres in both rural and urban areas of the state for people to avail citizen-centric services near their homes.
Abigail Pande Holidaying With Beau Sanam Johar in Goa. See Pics
"Sanam has been very busy with Jhalak and likewise I was with Nagarjun. We both needed a break and wanted to spend some time together to compensate for the last few crazy months spent working on...
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Suspicious men spotted in Pathankot; search operations underway
Army has also been alerted and there is a heightened vigil, police said.

Why Dhoni's ex-girlfriend doesn't want to feature in his biopic
South Indian actress Laxmi Raii, who was reportedly dating India's limited overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is hoping that she or her relationship with Dhoni, doesn't feature in the biopic based on the cricketer's life."It's so strange that people are unnecessarily focusing on my past. While I and Dhoni have moved on, it looks like some people are still stuck with it.

'Country comes first, trade with Pakistan comes second'
'Trade cannot take place when there is no trust.'

Jaya holds Cauvery review meet at hospital, dictates message for Siddaramaiah
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday convened a meeting at her room in the Apollo Hospital in Chennai to discuss the interim directions issued by the Supreme Court on the Cauvery issue.

The social media nationalists
Very few people have access to the granular detail of what options are available to India and what their costs, consequences and benefits are. While Modi considers all of this, he would do well to do one thing. And that is to ignore the media.

Anushka wins Ae Dil Hai Mushkil hands down!
Romance died, came alive and lives on forever, off screen or on it, in Sukanya Verma's fabulously filmi week.

BCCI has been unfair to Pak cricket, says Mudassar Nazar
Former Test player and coach Mudassar Nazar feels BCCI has been unfair to Pakistan and advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to look after its own interests where cricket ties with India are concerned."The present situation is really sad for me. It leaves me disappointed. Because I have played a lot against India in India, Pakistan and Sharjah and I know how important these matches are for development of a player and raising resources for the boards," Mudassar, who is now Director Academies in the board, told PTI in an interview.

#FashionFail: Dare to wear a strawberry dress?
Would you wear any of these wacky outfits?

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Madras Hight Court impleads Law Ministry as a party in honour killing case
In a PIL seeking a legislation to prevent 'Honour Killing', Madras High Court has impleaded the Union Ministry of Law and Justice as a respondent.

Reasonably possible to meet Apr deadline for GST: Jaitley
Jaitley today exuded confidence that it is "reasonably possible" to meet the April 1 deadline for the new tax regime.

UDF to take over stir on self-financing medical colleges' fee hike, protests to be anchored in assembly
The UDF will pick the baton from the Youth Congress stir against the exorbitant fee hike in self-financing medical colleges.

Blocking Indus waters will be act of war: Pakistan
He expressed fears that if the treaty gets suspended then India may build up dams on Jhelum and Chenab rivers.

Odisha Government to incentivise anthrax reporting, conduct massive vaccination
The Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department has come up with a new project which not only looks to cover the endemic pockets with vaccination but also incentivise the disease reporting.

Amid hard talks by India, cross-LoC trade resumes in Kashmir
The cross-LoC trade had remained suspended since July 12 due to the prevailing unrest in the Valley.

Solar power generation at Cochin International Airport to be doubled in five months
It will be increased from current 15.4 MW to 28.8 MW by February by upgrading the installation capacity.

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Tue Sep 27 2016  British Pound Sterling 86.3558
Tue Sep 27 2016  Canadian Dollar 50.1756
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Silver futures plunge by Rs 207 per kg
Silver prices plunged Rs 207 to Rs 47,157 per kg at the futures trade today as speculators reduced their exposure, tracking a weak trend overseas.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver prices for de...

Gold futures drop to Rs 31,180 on weak global cues
Amid a weak global trend, gold futures traded lower by Rs 148 at Rs 31,180 per 10 gram as speculators trimmed their positions.Gold for delivery in October dropped Rs 148 or 0.47 per cent to Rs 31,180...

Gold slips as equities, dollar gain after US presidential debate
Gold edged lower on Tuesday as equity markets bounced back and the US dollar strengthened, hinting that investors viewed Democrat Hillary Clinton as the winner of her first US presidential debate wit...

MCX gold in sideways range
The gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has been stuck in a sideways range between ?30,800 and ?31,500 per 10 gm over the last three weeks. The contract made a high of...

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The Latest: Homeland chief on 'terrorist-enabled' attacks

Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, shakes hands with FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, prior to testifying before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on on terror threats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on senior U.S. officials' testimony to Congress on terror threats (all times local):



Asian leaders rebel, postpone election for FIFA Council
GOA, India (AP) — Asian soccer leaders rebelled against FIFA on Tuesday, calling off their extraordinary congress and postponing the election of three representatives to the new FIFA Council.

Cauvery needs political not legal solution, PM must intervene, says Karnataka's counsel
New Delhi [India], Sept 27 (ANI): Congress leader and legal advisor to the Karnataka government Brijesh Kalappa on Tuesday said the Cauvery issue needs a political instead of a legal solution and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene. "The Supreme Court is trying to find out a legal solution, but more than a legal solution, I think the people of both the states will be happier with a political solution.

Kashmir is ours, hope message is loud and clear: India to Pakistan
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) In a sharp rebuttal to Pakistan, India said at the UN that it hoped the "message is loud and clear" that Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so. India's First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Eenam Gambhir on Monday evening again delivered a short and cutting reply to Pakistan's UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi, who said in her right of reply that Jammu and Kashmir "never was and can never be an integral part of India".

India should end Indus Water Treaty and repeal MFN status: Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Yaswant Sinha on Tuesday advised the Centre to end the Indus Water Treaty and repeal the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status from Pakistan. Sinha said that New Delhi has been giving Islamabad Most Favoured Nation treatment from past 20 years, but Islamabad instead of returning the gesture has resorted to sheer enmity.

Uri attack an inside job, says Pakistan Defence Minister
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Defence Minister has termed the terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir an "inside job" and said the assault which left 18 soldiers dead was planned by India itself. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told Dawn News that no proof implicating Pakistan in the September 18 attack has surfaced yet, alleging it was "evident" the attack, which India has blamed on Pakistan based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, was a plan "devised by India itself".

Government will take a diplomatic decision on MFN: BJP
New Delhi, Sept. 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said that the government will take diplomatic steps with regard to the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status granted to Pakistan. "Be it the 'Most Favoured Nation' or the Indus Water Treaty, the government sees the matter, the government is examining everything and till the central government does not come up with something, we should not be commenting," Singh said.

Government has run out of real options: Congress on MFN status and Indus Water Treaty
New Delhi, [India], Sept 27 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday downplayed the endeavours initiated by NDA government at the Centre against Pakistan, saying that the latter has run out of real and substantive options. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that both repealing the MFN status and reviewing the Indus Water Treaty won't affect Pakistan "The honourable Prime Minister needs to be complimented for going to great lengths to cover the inadequacy and the inefficiency of both his government's response and the fact that they do not seem to have a plan of action. The MFN is a dead letter, most of the trade between India and Pakistan is a third entry trade.

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One year since Dadri lynching, Mukhtar Naqvi claims communal tension have reduced under NDA govt
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stressed on the Prime Minister's message of "empowerment and not appeasement" of Muslims.

How can a city become a 'smart city' by spending Rs 500 crore on it, asks Nitish Kumar
On the eve of Bihar poll, Nitish Kumar had announced his "7 resolves". The same was adopted by the grand secular alliance government as policy of governance for next five years.

Scotland wary of 'hard Brexit', asks UK govt for clarity
Scots rejected independence in a 2014 referendum. But in the referendum on EU membership on June 23 they voted to stay in the bloc while England and Wales opted to leave.

First US Presidential Debate: Decoding the Hillary Clinton - Donald Trump fight
Hillary punched Trump hard, but couldn't land a knockout punch.

Data-friendly YouTube Go app to launch in India soon
The tweaked version of YouTube brings new features that lets users closely monitor their data usage as they watch.

Vinoo Mankad Trophy: BCCI names Associate and Affiliate team, Arunachal and Sikkim miss out
The BCCI has a total of six Associate and Affiliate members. However, players from only four members managed to make the cut, with Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim having no representation in the team.

'Modern Family' casts transgender actor Jackson Milarker for upcoming episode
Millarker, 8, is set to appear this week on the show as a friend of Lily's called Tom.

"Our actors don't need Bollywood to become stars": Pakistani blogger in reply to Indian Journalist
Now a Pakistani blogger responds to the 'Open letter to Fawad Khan' by an Indian Journalist

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PM Modi keen to hit back after Uri attack, seeks multipronged strategy to choke Pakistan - Firstpost

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PM Modi keen to hit back after Uri attack, seeks multipronged strategy to choke Pakistan
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Going by the several rounds of meetings that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding with designated group of officers — civil, intelligence and military — it appears as though he is working on a multipronged strategic option to hurt Pakistan. A day ...
How India can use Indus Water treaty to turn the heat on PakistanTimes of India
Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan: What is it all about?The Indian Express
Kashmiri politicians seek compensation for losses due to Indus Waters TreatyHindustan Times
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Shiv Sena Magazine Office Vandalised Over Cartoon On Maratha Protests - NDTV

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Shiv Sena Magazine Office Vandalised Over Cartoon On Maratha Protests
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The Shiv Sena, whose members have often vandalised the property of opponents, turned into a target today with an office in Mumbai of its mouthpiece, Saamana, attacked with stones over a cartoon that mocked recent protests by the powerful Maratha caste, ...
Saamana office attacked over cartoonThe Hindu
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Shiv Sena office in Navi Mumbai attacked over controversial cartoonThe Indian Express
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Kashmiri diaspora hold protest outside Indian Consulate in US - Greater Kashmir

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Kashmiri diaspora hold protest outside Indian Consulate in US
Greater Kashmir
The protesters demanded that the Government of India end their "brutal suppression" of unarmed protestors that has so far resulted in 88 people, predominantly youth, being killed and 11,500 injured at the hands of forces.
Sushma Swaraj's speech far from realityKashmir Media Service

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Karnataka Assembly resolution on Cauvery dispute has no value: former SC judges - The Hindu

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Karnataka Assembly resolution on Cauvery dispute has no value: former SC judges
The Hindu
Former Supreme Court judges have termed the resolution passed by the two Houses of Karnataka on September 23 to deny Tamil Nadu Cauvery water merely an ill-advised misadventure. They said the resolution was no match for the constitutional might of ...
Cauvery issue: SC orders Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs of water to TN for 3 daysFirstpost
Jayalalithaa must release video from hospital to stop rumours about her health, Ramadoss saysTimes of India
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Alert sounded in Pathankot, search operation launched - Times of India

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Alert sounded in Pathankot, search operation launched
Times of India
PATHANKOT: High alert was sounded in Pathankot on Tuesday following inputs about suspicious movement of some people and a massive search operation has been launched on Pathankot-Dalhousie road. Around 400 security personnel including SWAT ...
Pathankot on high alert after 'suspicious men' spottedChandigarh Tribune
Searches Start In Pathankot As Men In Army Fatigues Raise SuspicionNDTV
Pathankot on high alert: Suspicious looking men spotted, search operations underwayThe Indian Express
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Kerala Youth Congress workers kill eight stray dogs in gory protest against Maneka Gandhi - Firstpost

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Kerala Youth Congress workers kill eight stray dogs in gory protest against Maneka Gandhi
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Compassion died a dog's death in Kottayam in Kerala on Monday, quite literally. Proving true the adage that an empty mind is a devil's workshop, politically jobless activists of the youth wing of the Kerala Congress (Mani) killed eight stray dogs, tied ...
Political party workers kill stray dogs, parade carcasses in KeralaHindustan Times
Kerala Congress (M) activists kill stray dogs, rally around with carcassesThe Indian Express
Dog carcasses addressed to Maneka Gandhi left at post in Kerala; 45 charged for culling straysThe New Indian Express
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Paramilitary personnel to be granted 'battle casualty' status - Hindustan Times

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Paramilitary personnel to be granted 'battle casualty' status
Hindustan Times
A paramilitary soldier stands guard during curfew in Srinagar. Jawans and officers of central paramilitary forces will be accorded 'battle casualty' status on the lines of the armed forces. (Waseem Andrabi/ HT File Photo) ...

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Delhi govt announces Rs 1 cr compensation to teacher's family - Times of India

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Delhi govt announces Rs 1 cr compensation to teacher's family
Times of India
New Delhi, Sep 27 () The Delhi government today announced a compensation of Rs one crore to the family members of government school teacher Mukesh Kumar, who was allegedly stabbed to death by two of his students in the class in west Delhi's Nangloi ...
Two Class 12 students arrested for murder of govt school teacher in NangloiIndia Today
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Netaji`s daughter Anita Bose wants father`s ashes returned to India: Daily
The only child of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose wants to bring her late father's ashes back to India, according to one of Japan's leading newspapers.
India`s envoy to Sri Lanka named new High Commissioner to UK
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha was on Tuesday named the next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Must watch video! This is how young Indian envoy silenced Pakistan at the United Nations
Soon after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at UNGA, India rebutted Pakistan at the United Nations.
Urged Pakistani actors to condemn terrorism, but they didn`t: Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra
Rajya Sabha MP and Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra said that he had requested Pakistani actors to condemn the Uri attack, but they refused to do so.
India summons Pak High Commissioner, hands him proof of Pakistan`s role in Uri terror attack
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had on Tuesday made a strong pitch at United Nations for isolating such nations who speak the language of terrorism.
RIDICULOUS! Pakistan Defence Minister? now calls Uri terror attack `self-generated` by India
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a strong pitch at the United Nations to isolate nations who speak the language of terrorism.
Centre will take a diplomatic decision on `Most Favoured Nation` status to Pakistan, says BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said that the government will take diplomatic steps with regard to the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status granted to Pakistan.
What a poem! Indian jawan blasts Pakistan; hours after Uri attack, video goes viral - MUST WATCH
Hours after Uri attack in which 17 soldiers were killed, this video by a jawan has gone massively viral.
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The moves essentially ensure that the agreement will go into force by the end of the year, but the specifics of each country’s plans to curb climate change are voluntary.

Kashmir Crisis Poses Major Test for India’s Leader, Narendra Modi
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The Pew Research Center found that 81 percent of Indians had a favorable view of Mr. Modi, despite stalled economic reforms and social tensions.

17 Indian Soldiers Killed by Militants in Kashmir
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If you’ve been a “What in the World” reader, we hope we’ve surprised you, made you smile and maybe even taught you something about another culture. To celebrate the posting of our 100th article, we offer this quiz, where you can test your new knowledge of quirky facts from around the globe.

Indians, Some Seeking Brighter Fortunes, Celebrate Vibrant Ganesh Festival
A festival to worship the elephant-headed god began in 19th-century Mumbai as an anticolonial protest, but it has since spread across the country.

Force India Defies the Doubters
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Maratha ‘silent march’ in Sangli passes peacefully
Large security shield and support across political lines for seven lakh marchers
Karnataka Assembly resolution on Cauvery dispute has no value: former SC judges
'The legislature, cannot by a bare declaration, directly overrule, reverse or override a judicial decision'
New Anti-Maoist group a different version of Salwa Judum: CPI (Maoist)
The AGNI was formed in July this year “to fight an ideological battle against all kinds of terrorism”.
Farmers in Raichur happy with healthy red-gram crop, but concerned about price
Lakhs of farmers in Raichur district who had suffered heavy losses last year thanks to pink bollworm pest that devastated their grown Bt cotton fields just before the harvest are happy that their dec...
Pak. envoy summoned, presented proof of cross-border origins of Uri attack
Foreign Secretary terms the continuing cross-border terror attacks against India unacceptable
MLIRC team lifts Aga Khan Hockey cup after 54 years
It was a momentous occasion for the hockey team of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) when it lifted the prestigious Aga Khan Hockey Cup after a long gap of 54 years.The team, which...
‘Will approach U.N. if India violates Indus Waters Treaty’
A unilateral revocation of the treaty can pose a threat to Pakistan and its economy, says Sartaj Aziz
Two Maoists killed in Sukma
They were identified as Hidma and Aanda, who were president and vice-president of the Maoists Dand Karanya Kisan Majdoor Sangh.

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