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Maratha community's reservation demand a political headache for CM Devendra Fadnavis
The Maharashtra government may have calmed the Marathas with some sops, but the community’s reservation demand remains a political and legal headache for CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Ahmed Patel’s win is hardly significant: Bhupender Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP
We fought the election really well. Meanwhile, to save one MP, Congress lost 16 MLAs. That its biggest leader, with 26 years’ experience, won by a margin of 0.4% speaks for itself, Bhupender said.

Street lighting programme lights up 50,000 km of roads
Under SLNP, Rajasthan leads the country with an installation of 7.85 lakh LED street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with 6.03 lakh and 5.4 lakh, respectively.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lead BJP in MP Assembly polls: Amit Shah
"Chouhan has done remarkable work in MP. Under his leadership Madhya Pradesh, once a laggard, has become a developed state," Shah said.

Muzaffarnagar derailment: Railways, UP government doing everything possible to help, says PM Modi
Fourteen coaches of the Utkal Express derailed today in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh this evening, causing many deaths and injuries.

Here's why Narendra Modi may have to bring forward the next general elections by a year
The BJP has to capitalise on Modi's popularity as long as it brings in the votes. Hence, it may be forced to hold general elections in 2018 instead of 2019.

14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derail in Muzaffarnagar; 23 dead, scores injured
According to reports, 18477 Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar. Helpline numbers are 9760534054, 5101 & 94544 55183.

Rajnath Singh seeks cooperation of all to make India super power
Singh said that in keeping with the slogan of "sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas", all efforts were underway to carry every section along and march ahead.

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18 killed, over 100 injured in UP train derailment
At least 18 people were feared killed and over 100 others injured, including women and children, when Haridwar bound Kalinga Utkal Express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, about 500 kilometres from here, on Saturday. Eye witness accounts claimed that the number of dead was more and said that many people were still trapped inside the badly mangled coaches of the train.The number of injured was put at over 100. The death toll could go up as many of the injured since many are said to be in critical condition.  Additional director general of UP police, law and order, Ana

UP derailment-tracks were under repair claim locals
The tracks near Khatauli railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, where Haridwar bound Puri-Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Express train derailed on Saturday evening, were under repair, according to the local residents. The residents of Jagatpur Colony near which the train derailed claimed that the repair work on the tracks had been going on for past several days but there was signboard there. Senior police officials here also admitted that repair work was on at the tracks near Khatauli. Recovery of nuts, bolts and hammer near the tracks also lent credence to the claims about track

Nitish dares Sharad to split JD (U)
Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday dared rebel Rajya Sabha MP and former party chief Sharad Yadav to split the JD (U). Launching a blistering attack during the national executive committee meeting here in the State Capital, Nitish reminded Sharad how he persuaded George Fernandes, the then JD (U) president, to send him (Sharad) to Rajya Sabha when he lost the Lok Sabha polls in 2004.“We have 71 MLAs, 30 MLCs, besides two MPs in the Lok Sabha. Sharad ji, if you have guts and courage, please try to split the party. Not one MLA or MLC is with you. An

Three US law firms to investigate alleged 'securities fraud' in Infosys
The global investor rights law firm, Rosen Law Firm, along with two other US law firms Bronstein, Gewirtz and Grossman and Pomerantz Law Firm will be investigating potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Infosys, following the exit of Vishal Sikka as CEO & MD of the company.Rosen Law Firm claimed that the investigation is “resulting from allegations that Infosys may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.”While Bronstein, Gewirtz and Grossman said that the investigation concerns whether “Infosys and certain of its officers and/or d

4.5 magnitude quake jolts Chandoli-Koyana area of Maharashtra
An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Chandoli-Koyana area of Maharashtra tonight, district administration officials here said.Tremors were felt around 10.22 pm, they said. The epicentre of the earthquake was near Dhakale village in Shahuwadi taluka of Kolhapur, the officials said.More information is awaited.

Govt extends GST returns filing deadline
 The government has extended the last date for filing GST returns and tax payment for the month of July by five days to August 25, 2017. An announcement to this effect was made by the Goods and Services Taxes Implementation Committee, consisting of State and Central government officers, on Saturday. Since it would be the first return to be filed under GST, tax payers and the tax practitioners had requested for a few more days to file their return, an official release said.   There have also been requests from the States hit by floods to extend the last date for filing of GST returns.   J

Despite calls after Uri attack, India yet to strip Pakistan of MFN status
India has not yet decided on stripping Pakistan of the “Most Favoured Nation” for trade status, although it has been under review since the September 2016 terror attack at Uri in Kashmir.After the terror attack on the Indian Army base at Uri in northern Kashmir on September 18 last year, the government had initiated a review of the “Most Favoured Nation” or MFN status that India had granted to Pakistan for bilateral trade. Though 11 months passed since then, the government is yet to take a call on revoking the status, which India had granted to Pakistan without reciprocation from the n

IS claims attacks in Spain, Russia
The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency."Attacks by the soldiers of the caliphate in Spain... led to the deaths and wounding of more than 120 people from the states of the Crusader alliance," Amaq said in a statement on its Telegram account.IS said its fighters "ran over several Crusaders with a truck in the coastal town of Cambrils".Eight hours after a deadly van attack on Thursday afternoon that left 13 people dead in Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians in

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Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people
The Red Cross says the floods are becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years.

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine'
The girl gave birth on Thursday after the Indian Supreme Court rejected her plea for an abortion.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued
The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns
Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

The Indian schoolgirl asking PM Modi to save her park
The child has filed a court case and written to the PM saying: "This park is our lifeline".

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger
It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.

Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak
The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.

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Six coaches of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derail near Muzaffarnagar
At least 20 passengers were injured when six coaches of 18477 Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed today near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh According to reports, the incident took place near Khatauli, a town in Muzaffarna
'Your smartphone can be hacked in 20 seconds!': Don't be scared, know how to prevent it
"Your smartphone can be hacked in 20 seconds." Yes, you heard it right. With India embracing digital innovation, more and more people are using smartphones in their day-to-day lives. Smartphones have now become an integral...
Split JD(U) if you have majority support, Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting...
Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25
The government today extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge...
I am the highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Aap Ki Adalat
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says, he is presently the "highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting" and he has thanked film makers for this. Replying to questions in Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap Ki...
Will not permit Gorakhpur to become picnic spot, Yogi Adityanath warns Rahul Gandhi
Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Gorakhpur today, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned the Congress vice president that he will not allow the city to become a picnic spot. “A Prince sitting in Delhi...
JD(U) hints at action against Sharad Yadav if he attends RJD rally
The Janata Dal-United led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends the RJD rally on August 27. Party...
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) decides to join NDA after gap of four years
The Nitish Kumar-led faction of the Janata Dal (United) today decided to formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). A resolution to this effect was passed at the party’s ongoing National Execu
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Utkal Express derailment: 23 killed, terror angle to be probed; Top updates
More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the derailed coaches

Nitish-led JD(U) joins NDA; supporters of Sharad Yadav, RJD protest outside Bihar CM's residence
Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United (JD-U) today passed a resolution to join the NDA. The resolution was adopted by the party's national council which met today in Patna.

Kiran Bedi goes incognito to find out how safe Puducherry is for women at night
Bedi, who was riding pillion, used her dupatta to partially cover her face to avoid being recognised.

Watch: Hands folded, tears rolling down, kid begs for mercy as woman reprimands
A distressing video went viral on the internet. In the video, a little kid was seen begging for mercy and love as a woman taught the little one how to count. Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa and Shikhar Dhawan also shared the video condemning the act.

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Wonder woman Deepa Malik: Paralympic silver medallist on setting records, equal access
India Today's Vidhi Malla spoke to Paralympic silver medallist Deepa Malik, who is suffering from spinal tumour, about her success.

WATCH: Woman kicked and punched inside Indore gym for lewd remark complaint
The woman alleged that the man passed lewd comments to which she objected and complained to the gym trainer.

Virat Kohli says KL Rahul will bat in middle order in Sri Lanka ODIs
KL Rahul has only played six ODIs thus far in his short injury-prone career, and in all of them, he has opened the innings.

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'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in India

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in IndiaMumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.



India Vs Sri Lanka 1ST ODI: K.L. will be playing in middle order: Virat Kohli

India Vs Sri Lanka 1ST ODI:  K.L. will be playing in middle order: Virat KohliIndia is all set to play first ODI against Sri Lanka on August 20 in Dambulla. Speaking ahead of the first One Day, Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli said K.L. Rahul will continue to play in the middle order. He also praised Manish Pandey who performed tremendously well when given a chance in the absence of K.L. Rahul. About Ajinkya, the skipper said, "Ajinkya understands that at this stage, he is 3rd opener of team. We'll certainly back him there."



Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora

Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish AroraMumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global. "I actually like to make everything one now because there is no need to separate India," Arora told IANS in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. Adding about his global plan for brand Manish Arora, he said: "India is no more a market where you have to separate it because the customer is as global as in China or Middle East or Europe.



Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener

Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation openerMumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Jean Mervyn Jocelyn (15th) gave the visitors a shock lead before Robin Singh (37th) restored parity and substitute Balwant Singh (62nd) scored the winner. India, without skipper Sunil Chhetri, nippy wideman Udanta Singh and first choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu among a few Bengaluru FC players who would miss the tournament due to their AFC Cup commitments, started on a dismal note.



Watch: Scuffle in Aurangabad Municipal Cooperation over 'insulting' of 'Vande Mataram'

Watch: Scuffle in Aurangabad Municipal Cooperation over 'insulting' of 'Vande Mataram'The members of Shiv Sena, BJP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Saturday created a ruckus in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) after the controversy on reciting 'Vande Matram'. The song was played at the beginning of the General Body meeting but two AIMIM members did not stand for the song. The members of the ruling bench objected to this and started raising slogans demanding action against them. This led to scuffle between the two fronts and the microphones were damaged. The mayor suspended the membership of two members for a day and adjourned the proceeding for an hour. After the house re-assembled, the same scenario led to deferring the proceeding for the second time. Security personals and cops were called in the house to handle the situation.



In a first, India emerges as theme of 2017 Stockholm Cultural Fest

In a first, India emerges as theme of 2017 Stockholm Cultural FestIndia was the theme country for the week-long 2017 Stockholm Cultural Festival, which coincided with the 70th Independence Day. The Stockholm City Council awarded the Embassy of India a prime slot opposite the Royal Castle to enable it to unfurl the Indian tricolor. Hailing the contribution of Sweden and India in the digital economy, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg said they would like to see more Indian companies operating in Sweden. Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia Monika Kapil Mohta said this is the first time that a non-EU country has been chosen as the theme country at the Stockholm Culture Festival. Stockholmers even have had an opportunity to see table maestro Zakhir Hussain performing to a packed audience.



74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27

74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday. Organised by the Murshidabad Swimming Association, and recognised by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), the meet will have 81 km and 19 km categories. Spain's Jose Luis Larrosa Chorro, Cesar Hernandez Ruiz and Ponce Daniel will take part in the 81 km men's category while Thailand's Andreas Hvass will be seen in action in the 19 km men's section.



Kohli hints at playing Kuldeep, Yuzvendra in 1st ODI vs Sri Lanka

Kohli hints at playing Kuldeep, Yuzvendra in 1st ODI vs Sri LankaDambulla, Aug 19 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hinted at playing left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, Kuldeep and Yuzvendra are captain Kohli's options among slow bowlers in the five-match series for India, who have rested spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.



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23 dead, many injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP
In a major train accident, at least 23 passengers were killed and over 40 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express jumped the rails in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar this evening, officials said.

'Negligence of railways staff caused accident'
Hours after the derailment of 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express which killed 23 people and injured over 70, it emerged that that driver of the train was unaware of track maintenance being carried out at the spot where the mishap occurred on Saturday. The accident, said railway sources, seemed to be the result of the failure and negligence of railways staff.

Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25
The government on Saturday extended till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end on August 20.

Flood wreaks havoc, crores of people affected
There is no let up in the flood fury across eastern part of the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as raging waters of the rivers originating from Nepal continue to cause havoc in vast areas. The death toll from drowning, collapsed houses and landslides triggered by monsoon rains climbed to around 578 on Saturday.

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After Corruption Charges Against BS Yeddyurappa, BJP Fights Back
After the anti-corruption bureau of Karnataka filed two FIRs naming former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in a land de-notification issue earlier this week, his party the BJP has hit back.
No Toilet At Home, Family Court Grants Woman Divorce In Rajasthan
A family court in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district has granted a divorce plea filed by a woman on the premise that there was no separate room for the couple and no toilet in the house, holding that it...
Gorakhpur Deaths: It's A 'Government-Made Tragedy', says Rahul Gandhi
Terming the deaths of scores of children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur as a "government made tragedy", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...
Donald Trump, First Lady Won't Attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a...
Army Personnel Thrash 2 Policemen For Opposing 'Harassment' Of Civilian
Army personnel allegedly thrashed two policemen in Kupwara district of Kashmir today after they objected to "harassment" of a civilian by the soldiers, sources said.
Man Registers False Police Case Of Son's Abduction To Get Out Of Debt
A man who was under constant pressure by his relatives to pay back a sum of money he had borrowed from them, allegedly registered a false case of his son's abduction in Ghaziabad, in a bid to save his...
Compensation Cleared For 47 Terror-Related Cases In Jammu And Kashmir
Authorities in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir organised a special camp to consider and finalise cases of compensation under ex-gratia relief to terrorism-affected families in the district.
Somnath Bharti Claims BJP Leader's Aides Threatened Him, Files Complaint
Aam Aadmi Party or AAP lawmaker Somnath Bharti has lodged a complaint with police alleging that he was threatened by some supporters of a Delhi BJP leader, police said today.
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23 killed, 40 injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP
'All efforts being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,' Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

Preity Zinta is back, guys!
And she's still got it!

OMG! She is so stunning in a swimsuit
5 best looks of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive Day 3.

Infosys board responsible for the mess
'The meanness of the board statement apart, it nowhere answers the most fundamental and damaging aspects of the deteriorating work culture among top company executives to which Narayana Murthy had been repeatedly drawing attention,' says B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant.

Indian men think stalking women is normal
'The vehicles have evolved, the mindset hasn't. And it won't, not until boys are reformed to understand, imbibe and espouse the importance of consent,' says Veenu Sandhu.

Select Team: Should India pick Rahane for 1st ODI?
With Rahul likely to bat at No 4, asks Harish Kotian, will Ajinkya Rahane get a look in?

Bareilly Ki Barfi Review: A screwball comedy you must watch
'This slender yet joyous film introduces so many fresh insanities and has such an endless stream of wisecracking that it takes on shades of a running ballad,' notes Sreehari Nair.

#InstaStories: When Rajesh Khanna acted with Simple
In this series, InstaStories, we let pictures on social media tell their beautiful back stories.

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Sat Aug 19 2017  Australian Dollar 50.6329
Sat Aug 19 2017  British Pound Sterling 82.6446
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Prince Jewellery to expand in South
Prince Gold and Diamonds India Pvt Ltd plans to strengthen its presence in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. On the completion of its first year of operation in Coimbatore, Joseph Prince, Director, s...

Gold shines as geopolitical worries weigh on riskier assets
Gold was on track for a second consecutive weekly gain on Friday as political uncertainty in the United States and a suspected Islamist attack in Spain boosted bullion's safe-haven appeal. Spain m...

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7th Pay Commission Latest News: Why Central Government Employees Are Unsatisfied With 7th CPC

7th Pay Commission Latest News: Why Central Government Employees Are Unsatisfied With 7th CPCThe 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay -- the lowest in 70 years.



Maharashtra IAS Officers' Wives Association flouts law, hosts cooking competition in Sahyadri Guest House

Maharashtra IAS Officers' Wives Association flouts law, hosts cooking competition in Sahyadri Guest HouseThe shocking revelation came after RTI activist Anil Galgali sought information from the government regarding the rules and regulations governing the usage of the guest house located on the Malabar Hills overlooking the Arabian Sea.



Gurpreet Singh Sandhu needed to join a club where he could play regularly, says Stephen Constantine

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu needed to join a club where he could play regularly, says Stephen ConstantineIndia football coach Stephen Constantine indirectly suggested that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made the right choice by moving to Bengaluru FC from Norwegian side Stabaek FC in search of regular first team action.



PIL on Gorakhpur tragedy to be heard today

PIL on Gorakhpur tragedy to be heard todayLucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.



Massive earthquake may hit Turkey in near future: Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory

Massive earthquake may hit Turkey in near future: Bogazici University's Kandilli ObservatoryIstanbul, [Turkey] August 18 (ANI): Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future. As per Xinhua report, speaking at a press conference in Istanbul marking the 18th anniversary of a big earthquake that killed around 18,000 in northwestern Turkey, head of the Observatory Haluk Ozener said, "All the scientists have admitted that fact." "We can detect possible magnitudes and possible locations of future earthquakes but due to today's technology we cannot know their specific dates," Ozener added.



Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslidesNairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.



Two Babbar Khalsa men sent to two-day transit remand

Two Babbar Khalsa men sent to two-day transit remandLucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Aug 18 (ANI): Punjab Police has managed to procure two-day transit remand of two Babbar Khalsa men from a Lucknow court.



Barcelona terror attack: Sikh 'Gurdwaras' in Barcelona lend helping hand

Barcelona terror attack: Sikh 'Gurdwaras' in Barcelona lend helping handBarcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district. A Sikh man, Harjinder S Kukreja from Punjab took to Twitter to inform people that Gurdwaras in Barcelona are offering help to those who are in need.



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Gurgaon police to intensify night patrolling
The initiative was taken in a meeting headed by Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar with all DCP and ACP-rank officials following a directive of Haryana Police Director General of Police (DGP), B S Sandhu in this regard, Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar said.

Soccer-Mendez-Laing on song as Bluebirds keep soaring
Cardiff City continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Championship by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 away, with a fifth goal in four games from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

HP: 5 labourers trapped in swollen river, rescued
Five migrant workers, including a teenage girl, engaged in mining in Yamuna river bed in Sirmaur district were today rescued from the swollen river hours after they got trapped in the river when the water was released from a nearby dam, officials said.

12 houses collapse at Jharia mines fire area, 2 injured
Around 12 houses collapsed and two women got trapped in rubble after a portion of land subsided in Koiribandh Basti in Jharia mines fire area today, officials said.

Nightmare at Khatauli for Utkal Express passengers, locals
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks, and are now splattered with blood.

Rugby-Coetzee praises patience as Boks grind down Argentina
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee praised the patience of his side as they produced a high-energy second half performance to overcome Argentina 37-15 in their Rugby Championship opener at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin - statement
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday.

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Why the Gorakhpur story is not about one night of horror - Times of India

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Why the Gorakhpur story is not about one night of horror
Times of India
By Neelesh Misra If I was the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh Rajiv Kumar, and if I was to hand over tomorrow to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath my inquiry report into the Gorakhpur children's deaths, the challenge before me would be: despite ...
Gorakhpur Deaths: It's A 'Government-Made Tragedy', says Rahul GandhiNDTV
Child deaths in Gorakhpur triggers political spat between Yogi and RahulHindustan Times
Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a picnic spotIndia Today
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Sharad Yadav holding parallel JD(U) meet, Nitish decides to join NDA at the Centre - The Indian Express

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Sharad Yadav holding parallel JD(U) meet, Nitish decides to join NDA at the Centre
The Indian Express
Sharad Yadav attended a parallel event, Jan Adalat, at Patna's Sri Krishna Memorial Hall along with some party leaders loyal to him, including the suspended Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari, suspended former minister Ramai Ram and suspended general ...
Sharad Yadav holds parallel meeting, exhorts people to keep Grand AllianceEconomic Times
Break the JD(U) legislative party if you have might: Nitish Kumar dares Sharad Yadav factionDaily News & Analysis
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For Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi's Midnight Ride In Puducherry, Twitter Writes Her A Ticket - NDTV

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For Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi's Midnight Ride In Puducherry, Twitter Writes Her A Ticket
NDTV
Puducherry did not enforce helmets for pillion riders for years but Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had announced earlier this year that helmets would be made mandatory from 1 May this year. All India | Edited by Aloke Tikku | Updated: August 20, 2017 00 ...
Kiran Bedi back to playing the policeThe Hindu
Bedi hits Pondy roads in disguise ontwo-wheeler, finds no police at nightTimes of India
Kiran Bedi goes incognito to find out how safe Puducherry is for women at nightIndia Today
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After Corruption Charges Against BS Yeddyurappa, BJP Fights Back - NDTV

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After Corruption Charges Against BS Yeddyurappa, BJP Fights Back
NDTV
The anti-graft agency has alleged that as chief minister, Mr Yeddyurappa was party to the de-notification of land in north Bengaluru that was meant to be part of a Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) area called the Shivaram Karanth layout. Karnataka ...
'Pressured' to depose against Yeddyurappa, claims Karnataka officerTimes of India
Denotification case: BS Yeddyurappa seeks 10 days to respond to Anti-Corruption Bureau's summonsIndia Today
Officer claims he was 'forced' to testify against YeddyurappaThe Hindu
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Language should not be barrier at IITs, says MHRD official - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Language should not be barrier at IITs, says MHRD official
Hindustan Times
A ministry of human resource development official has said that humanities education should be expanded further and students had to make the most of it. (Getty Images/For representation only). Kharagpur (West Bengal) Language should not be considered ...
IIT, IISc PhD Researchers To GetNDTV

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Kaziranga: 30 per cent still under water, Park lost 334 animals in two waves of floods - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Kaziranga: 30 per cent still under water, Park lost 334 animals in two waves of floods
The Indian Express
Kaziranga National Park has lost as many as 334 animals in two successive waves of floods, with the casualty list including 22 rhinos, one tiger, several elephants and buffalos and over 250 various species of deer. 1.2K. Shares. Share. Written by ...
Kaziranga floods: Animal casualty rises to 332Times of India
Apart from human settlements, Floods are causing deaths in Assam's wild tooThe New Indian Express
Assam floods: 225 animals dead in KazirangaBusiness Standard
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Timeline of major train accidents in India since 1988
Here is the timeline of major train accidents in India since 1988.
23 dead as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derails in UP's Muzaffarnagar
The mishap took place at the Meerut-Saharanpur section of Delhi division of Northern railway. Sources said some of the coaches crashed into nearby houses causing major damage to public and property.
Nightmare at Khatauli for Utkal Express passengers, locals
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks.
BJP eyeing more than 350 seats in 2019 polls, but NDA will stay intact: Amit Shah
The ruling BJP hasn’t a fixed target of winning 350 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but is looking to score much beyond that figure in the next general polls.
Sonia, Rahul express grief over deaths in Utkal Express derailment
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today expressed shock and grief at the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar that killed least 23 people and injured many others.
Utkal Express derailment: Three trains cancelled, six diverted
The derailment of the Puri- Haridwar Utkal Kalinga Express near Muzaffarnagar resulted in the cancellation of three train services.
Apart from human settlements, Floods are causing deaths in Assam’s wild too
Fifteen rhinos and a Royal Bengal Tiger were among 227 animals which have perished so far in the Kaziranga National Park.
Cow deaths: Chattisgarh BJP leader running cow shelter sent to jail
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Harish Verma who was arrested after dozens of cows starved to death at his cattle shelter in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, was produced before the district court.
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Mall developer moves court seeking ?102 cr. in damages from Axis Bank
Firm alleges that bank officials delayed sanctioning loan in violation of RBI guidelines
Issue of political appointees to Karnataka State Wildlife Board resurfaces
Hydel project proponent’s name included after recommendation from CM’s office
Maoists allege Sukma encounter was fake
Claim that those killed were civilians
Officer claims he was ‘forced’ to testify against Yeddyurappa
Basavarajendra says he was pressurised by two Dy.SPs
Yeddyurappa moves High Court over FIR
Questions legality of first information report against him
Stirred up Darjeeling hills alive with the spirit of cooperation
People continue to share, volunteer and rally despite prolonged impasse
BJP not to fall into ‘Congress trap’ on Lingayat, Kannada issues
The Bharatiya Janata Party is learnt to have decided to tread cautiously on emotive issues such as the demand for religion status to Lingayats, separate State flag, and “imposition” of Hindi, rather t...
A reciprocal gesture for migrant workers
NIT-C students build shelter for migrant workers to ensure better hygiene
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Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers` scuffle in Ladakh
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List of major train accidents in 2017
A study carried out by IndiaSpend website had claimed that “excessive traffic” and “underinvestment in rail infrastructure” were main factors for derailments. 
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Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U
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A 30-year-old man allegedly killed a college-going girl by setting her on fire on Saturday, apparently for rejecting his advances, and committed suicide, police said.
BJP has not set 75-year age bar for contesting polls: Amit Shah
"There is no rule or tradition in the BJP to forbid leaders to contest polls after they attain the age of 75," Shah told reporters here.

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