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Bihar flood toll increases to 149
Patna, Aug 26: With 14 more deaths, the toll in the Bihar flood rose to 149 today even as the swollen Ganga river has started receding. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made an aerial survey of several flood affected districts during

Youth killed in clash in Pulwama
Srinagar, Aug 26: A youth was killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Pulwama district, raising to 67 the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir. "One youth identified as 18-year-old Shakeel Ahmad

Statue of Mary desecrated in TN church
Udhagamandalam, Aug 26: A statue of Mary was today found desecrated at St Mary's Church in Gudalur here today, police said. Miscreants had tarnished the face of the statue with slush and blackened other parts. Some flower pots were also found

Ex-Haryana speaker S S Kadian jailed for 7 years in graft case
New Delhi, Aug 26: INLD leader and ex-speaker of Haryana Assembly Satbir Singh Kadian was today sent to jail for seven years in the over 20 year-old IFFCO graft case by a special court which also slapped a fine of Rs

In process of overturning 'illegal decisions' of AAP Govt: Jung
 New Delhi, Aug 26: The Delhi High Court verdict must have made things "clear" to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today said, while asserting that he was in the process of overturning "illegal decisions" taken by the AAP

Congress, SP MLA join BJP in UP
Lucknow, Aug 26 In a boost to the BJP ahead of the UP assembly elections next year, a Congress and a Samajwadi Party MLA today joined the saffron party here. {image-bjp-flag1-12-1463020258.jpg} Congress MLA Pradeep Chowdhury and Samajwadi Party MLA Shyam

Sovereign gold bonds eligible for trading from Monday
Mumbai, Aug 26 The Reserve Bank today said sovereign gold bonds issued in February and March can be traded on stock exchanges from Monday. The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme was announced by the government on October 30 in 2015. {image-gold-19-1466313430.jpg}

Audio clips in Sheena case integral part of charge sheets: CBI
New Delhi, Aug 26: CBI today made it clear that certain audio clips related to Sheena Bora murder case had been taken note of and formed "integral part' of its charge sheets in the case. Reacting to the audio tapes being

PM Modi announces setting up of Task Force for next three Olympics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister's today that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028 respectively.The 2020 Olympics is scheduled to be held in Tokyo. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports facility, training, selection procedure and other related matters.The Task Force will comprise of members who are in house experts as well as those from outside.The Prime Minister said that the Task Force will be

Don't remain in denial mode on support to cross-border terror: India to Pak
India today asked Pakistan not to remain in a "denial" mode regarding its support to cross- border terrorism as the war of words between the two countries intensified.In his latest response to his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry's fresh invitation of August 19 for talks, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar once again emphasised on the need for earliest possible vacation of Islamabad's illegal occupation of PoK and conveyed that not just India but the larger region is aware that Pakistan is actually a "prime perpetrator" of terrorism.The Foreign Secretary has made it clear that India seek

Top French court makes initial ruling to suspend burkini ban
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling.The Conseil d'Etat gave the ruling following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the burkini ban in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties.The court said in a statement the decree to ban burkinis in Villeneuve-Loubet "seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individua

AAP removes Chhotepur as Punjab convenor
Cracking the whip, the AAP today sacked its Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was heading the party in the poll bound state, in the wake of allegations that he took bribe from a ticket aspirant.The decision to remove Chhotepur as Punjab convenor was taken by AAP's highest decision making body, the Political Affairs Committee, presided over by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai claimed that the party had received a series of complaints against Chhotepur after a video clip surfaced allegedly showing him taking money in a purported sting operation. Chhote

Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve
President Barack Obama today burnished his environmental legacy by establishing the world's largest marine reserve, home to thousands of rare sea creatures in the northwestern Hawaiian islands.Obama's announcement more than quadrupled the xxxx of the existing protected area, known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which is now 582,578 square miles (1.5 million square kilometers) -- about four times the xxxx of California.The waters are home to pristine coral reefs and hundreds of animals found nowhere else on Earth, including a new species of ghost octopus discovered only this

Deserted by father, 2 girls rescued from locked room
In a shocking incident, two minor sisters, who were forced to live in a dark, locked room devoid of ventilation in outer Delhi's Samaypur Badli area after being deserted by their drunkard father, were rescued with deep wounds due to maggot infection, police said today.The two girls, aged eight and three years, were left alone in their rented house at Radha Vihar of Nepali Colony, allegedly by their drunkard father on August 17, they said.After a foul smell started emanating from the house, neighbours made a PCR call on August 19 and the two girls were rescued from the house. They were infected

Pak regrets India's rejection of 'discuss Kashmir' proposal
Pakistan today "regretted" India's virtual rejection of its proposal for talks on Kashmir even as it briefed the ambassadors of the P-5 and European Union countries about the situation there in yet another attempt to internationalise the issue.Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz briefed the Ambassadors of the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council -- China, France, Russia, the UK and the US -- and the European Union -- here about the alleged "killings and serious human rights violations" being committed in Kashmir, a Foreign Office statement said.While regretting

HC allows women's entry in Haji Ali dargah's sanctum sanctorum
In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court today lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah here, saying it contravenes fundamental rights and that the trust has no right to prohibit women's entry into a public place of worship."We hold that the ban imposed by the Dargah Trust, prohibiting women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah contravenes Articles 14, 15 and 25 of the Constitution of India. Women should be permitted to enter the the sanctum sanctorum at par with men," a division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Revati M

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...

Castrol India denies stake sale by BP unit
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Castrol India on Friday denied knowledge of any stake sale in the company by parent firm Castrol Ltd, a unit of British oil major BP, saying that recent media reports of such a transaction were based on market speculation. Referring to a Bombay Stock Exchange communication in the matter, Castrol India in a BSE filing said: "We refer to your letter dated August 24, 2016, in respect of the news report that has appeared in the Economic Times dated August 24, 2016, and captioned 'Castrol to sell $261 million shares via block trade'." "Castrol India Limited is not privy to any potential transactions and we had no information from the shareholders regarding the occurrence of the reported transaction," it said. "Given that there has been no sale of shares as reported in the media, the above news report of 24th August 2016 is evidently based on market speculation and rumours," it added.

Labour Ministry facilitates employment opportunities
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) First time job seekers from rural and semi-urban areas will be able to search for jobs through an app now, with National Career Service Portal (Ministry of Labour) on Friday entering into a partnership with FirstJob, a hiring solutions firm. "The government is committed to provide more employment opportunities and signing of MOU is a step in this direction," Banadaru Dattatreya, Minister of Labour said at the conference here.

Narendra Modi's vision : Rapid Transformation

Narendra Modi's vision : Rapid TransformationPrime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing at NITI Aayog's maiden annual lecture on Transforming India said that his vision for India was rapid transformation and not gradual evolution.

Goa to conduct survey of transgender community: Official
Panaji, Aug 26 (IANS) The Goa government will conduct a comprehensive survey of the state's transgender population over the next three months, a senior official of the state Planning and Statistics Department said on Friday. Joint Director Y. Durga Prasad said the survey will help map their exact population as well as enable the community to avail of "socio-economic entitlements" from the state as well as central government agencies. Prasad said this at a state-level consultation for transgender organised by the Goa government's AIDS Control Society.

SC to hear plea against Justice Lodha Committee on MCI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 29 a plea contending that the top court appointed oversight committee headed by former Chief Justice R.M.Lodha was going beyond its mandate of monitoring the work of Medical Council of India (MCI). Petitioner Anand Rai, who is credited for exposing the Vyapam admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh, has contended that Justice Lodha Committee which also comprises former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai and Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences Director Shiv Sarin has reversed the MCI and Health Ministry's rejection of a large number of applications by medical colleges without undertaking any fresh inspections. It flagged Justice Lodha Committee's grant of recognition and increasing the intake of students including extending time schedule of admissions.

Mukherjee condoles death of Italy quake victims
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has written a letter to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, conveying his condolences on the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the massive earthquake that struck central Italy. "I was deeply saddened to hear of the earthquake that struck Central Italy," the President said in a statement on Friday. "On behalf of the people of India, I offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family members or seen their homes and property destroyed.

Scorpene leak: Parrikar shoots down concerns, journalist claims India downplaying
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India on Friday reiterated the leaked Scorpene documents will not hurt the country's strategic interests with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressing that it was not a "big concern" while the Australian journalist who broke the story claimed the Indian government was downplaying the incident. Sources from the Indian Navy, meanwhile, said the documents that newspaper The Australian has put out on its website are old.

Kejriwal, Mamata to lead delegations to Mother Teresa's Canonisation
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Besides an official Indian delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be leading separate delegations to the Vatican for the Canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa on September 4, officials said on Friday.

Haji Ali: India court says women can enter Mumbai shrine
In a landmark ruling, a court in India overturns a ban on women entering the inner sanctum of Mumbai's famous Haji Ali mosque.

Kashmir: 'No sedition evidence' against Amnesty over Bangalore event
Police say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty International with sedition after some people allegedly raised "anti-India" slogans at its event recently.

India: Scorpene submarine data leak 'no security threat'
India says a massive data leak from a French shipbuilder of submarines designed for its navy do not "pose any security compromise".

Orissa man carries wife's body for 12km
An impoverished man in India carries his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide a vehicle to transport her body.

India unveils plans to ban surrogacy
The Indian government unveils a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy, in an attempt to regulate the industry.

Actress refuses Pakistan apology
Indian film actress-cum-politician Ramya refuses to withdraw her remarks praising Pakistan even though they could lead to her being charged with sedition.

India doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach
Doctors in India say they have surgically removed 40 knives from a man's stomach, although it is not clear why the man had swallowed them.

India minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ridiculed for flood photo
Indian Twitter users ridicule Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after images show him being carried by police through ankle-deep flood waters.

To Islamabad or not? Tough call ahead for PM on attending SAARC meet
Even as Pakistan pushes ahead with preparations to host the SAARC Summit in November, India is yet to confirm if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Islamabad for the meet. The decision would have to take in a number of factors into consideration, such as the chill in India-Pakistan ties and India’s commitment to multilateral organizations.

PM announces task force for next three Olympics
PM Modi has announced that government would set up a task force to create a strategy to help sportspersons prepare for next three Olympics Games - 2020, 2024 & 2028. The task force would cover infrastructure, training and selection. He added that the task force would be set up in the next few days.

USA a special market for cricket, says MS Dhoni
USA is a "special" market for cricket and there is no reason why the game can't be successful here, asserted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the eve of India's first international match on American soil.

France's highest court overturns a burkini ban
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims, pending a definitive ruling. The court gave the ruling, following a request from League of Human Rights, on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties.

Rajan welcomes Patel as successor at RBI
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan welcomed on Friday the appointment of as his successor Urjit Patel, calling him a close ally and saying it would ensure continuity in meeting the country's inflation objectives. Patel was named by the government this month to replace Rajan on September 4.

Pak ‘prime perpetrator of terrorism’, says India
Days after India turned down its invitation to hold talks in J&K, Pakistan briefed the ambassadors of UN permanent members on its exchange of letters with India. Unfazed, India however strongly countered this action and characterized Pakistan as the “prime perpetrator of terrorism” in the region.

'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
'Don't Be Like Arvind Kejriwal', BJP Tells Mamata Banerjee
Launching a counteroffensive against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her attack on the centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the BJP asked her to stop "behaving like Arvind Kej...
Kerala To Go Ahead With Stray Dogs' Culling Despite Minister's Opposition
The Kerala government today virtually brushed aside union minister Maneka Gandhi's opposition to its proposal to cull violent dogs, saying it will go ahead with its resolve to check dangerous canines ...
Class 10 Boy Dies Trying To Board A Speeding Train In Delhi
A 16-year-old boy died while trying to board a speeding train from Shivaji Bridge railway station in Delhi today.
All Donated Blood Should Be Tested For Zika Virus, Urges US
All donated blood should undergo tests for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators said today, amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States.
6-Year-Old Allegedly Raped, Murdered By Father's Friend In Mathura
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her father's friend in Mathura's Sarai Salwan village, police said today.
Government Auditor Found No Graft In AAP's Ad Spending: Manish Sisodia
Amid allegation of huge surge in expenditure on advertisement by the AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today claimed there is no corruption in it and demanded that the Comptroller a...
Janet Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming But Offers No Timetable
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she sto...
Pak Shoemaker Designs Special Peshawari Sandals For Shahrukh Khan, Jailed
A Pakistani shoemaker has landed himself in jail after he boasted to the media that he was going to send Peshawari sandals made from deer's skin to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan.
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Sedition case: Kanhaiya Kumar, two others granted bail
The court noted that there was no ground not to grant them the relief.

Pics: Mandira, Tanisha, Shamita at fashion week
Check out the stars in attendance on Day Three.

Review: A Flying Jatt is all heart, no craft
It ends poorly, sure, and has some clumsy moments on the way, but as a children's film, A Flying Jatt goes a helluva lot further than those Krrish things, feels Raja Sen.

The Spell of Sylvia Dyer
Sylvia Dyer's life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation on the Bihar-Nepal border in pre-Independent India, lived through the '65 war as the wife of a decorated army officer and saw an era grow and fade in front of her eyes.

Here's why Dhoni feels USA is special market for cricket...
USA is a 'special' market for cricket and there is no reason why the game can't be successful here, asserted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the eve of India's first international match on American soil.

Highest French court suspends burkini ban amidst global outrage
The French Council of the Muslim Faith hailed the ruling as a "victory for common sense".

'The burkini ban is ridiculous'
Australian model Ilana Davies gets candid with's Tista Sengupta.

Jai Anmol: Meet the low-profile Ambani scion
The new executive director of Reliance Capital has big shoes to fill in every way.

Move over plastics; bioplastic is here
Bioplastics, made using biomass products, are availabale in India. They’re used for lesser greenhouse gas emissions

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites
In four years, the Florida man has survived a lightning strike, bite by a venomous spider and a rattlesnake attack.

India downplaying Scorpene document threat: Journalist who broke story
Australian journalist Cameron Stewart says his newspaper can post all the documents if India feels they pose no threat.

Villagers carry body through pond in MP, District Magistrate says 'scene created'
TV channels showed a funeral procession in a village in Madhya Pradesh wading through chest-high water. 

Government launches E-box for online registration of child sexual abuse complaints
The E-Box will help to maintain the confidentiality of the complaint.

PM Modi announces 'Task Force' to prepare action plan for next three Olympics
The Task Force will prepare the overall strategy for sports facilities, training, selection procedure and other related matters.

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Gold futures up at Rs 31,197 per 10 gram
Tracking a firm trend overseas, gold prices moved up by 0.22 per cent to Rs 31,197 per 10 gram at the futures trade today as traders indulged in creating fresh positions.At the Multi Commodity Exchan...

Silver futures rise to Rs 43,860 per kg
Taking positive cues from the global market, silver prices rose 0.46 per cent to Rs 43,860 per kg at the futures trading today as traders created speculative positions.At the Multi Commodity Exchange,...

Gold steady as dollar dips ahead of Yellen’s speech
Gold held steady early on Friday after hitting four-week lows in the previous session when the dollar slipped ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for ...

Buy gold on dips to $1,305-10/oz
Comex gold futures ended at a four-week low, but prices were range-bound ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week which will be watched for clues on monetary policy. Holdings ...

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Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

People celebrate as they follow a broadcast on screen the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Chhotepur's controversy exposes fissures in AAP: Congress
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the ongoing controversy surrounding the party's former Punjab convener Succha Singh Chhotepur, the Congress on Friday said this episode gives an idea to the people of Punjab as to what kind of governance they can expect under AAP in the future. "One thing is very clear either this indicates internal friction within the AAP as their own people are now pulling them up or highlights the issue of corruption," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI here. "Whatever may be the truth, it shows the AAP in a negative light and gives an idea to the people of Punjab as to what kind of governance they can expect in the future.

Kashmiris unwilling to accept policies of BJP-PDP government: Congress
New Delhi (India), Aug 26 (ANI): Congress Party member and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Friday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kashmir for failing to control the unrest in the valley. "I think the BJP-PDP government policies are to be blamed for failing to control the unrest, that is if the state and central government are still finding solution even the after the 50th day of curfew.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Bengaluru from Jan 7
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017, it was announced on Friday. Launching a new logo for the three-day event here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told a press conference that format of the annual function has been changed and the event will now be "result-oriented" instead of a cultural function. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

PM expands cabinet as newly appointed Nepal ministers sworn-in
Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 26 (ANI): Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered oath of office and secrecy to 13 newly-appointed ministers from the Nepali Congress.

BJP pulls up Mamata, says TMC boss must maintain dignity of her post
New Delhi (India), Aug. 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her recent outburst against the Centre for interfering into the internal affairs of the state, saying the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo should uphold the dignity of her post and not stoop down low for political gains. "No Chief Minister can make such petty statements about the Prime Minister.

PM Modi becomes most followed Indian on Twitter
New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has overthrown Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from the number one spot to become the most followed Indian on Twitter. As on August 25, Prime Minister Modi had over 22.1 million followers on the social networking platform, while Big B marginally trailed with 22 million at the last count. "BJP and the Prime Minister have been the prominent users of social media for the last seven to eight years.

BJP rakes up 1984 riots, taunts Rahul Gandhi's logic on RSS
New Delhi [India], Aug 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was bringing down his own credibility with his critical remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and asked whether he would be able to accept the allegations that the grand old party was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Taking a jibe at the Congress vice-president, BJP spokesperson Sudesh Verma said the former says one thing in the court and something else outside.

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Confident that Urjit Patel will carry forward inflation fight: Raghuram Rajan
Outgoing Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said, "I am confident that Urjit Patel, who has worked closely with me on monetary policy for the last three years, will ably guide the Monetary Policy Committee going forward in achieving our inflation objectives."

Jigisha's killer held guilty in another murder case
Hearing for sentence of punishment for the accused will be held on October 1.

Here's why Dhoni feels cricketing ventures in USA can't fail at any cost
"Earlier people living in USA used to travel to the West Indies to support us but now they have the opportunity to catch the action here itself," said Dhoni.

CAG found no graft in expenditure on advertisement: Manish Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed there is no corruption in it and demanded that CAG conduct a comparative study of publicity expense by Delhi and other states.

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban granted regular bail in sedition case
The judge observed that Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya did not misuse the interim bail conditions and had cooperated with the police during the probe in the case.

Truecaller will now come preloaded on flagship Huawei smartphones
The companies have entered into a partnership, with Truecaller fully optimised to Huawei systems.

You won't believe how much money was spent on Ranveer Singh's 'My Name Is Ranveer Ching' ad!
Ranveer Singh's latest ad 'Ranveer Ching Returns' is directed by Rohit Shetty and it cost its makers quite a hefty sum!

No in-flight selfies!
DGCA may ask airlines to strictly enforce a ban on taking pictures inside cockpit and at other critical places, including by crew members.

Amit Shah night halts at Bhopal after closed-door meet with RSS leaders - Times of India

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Amit Shah night halts at Bhopal after closed-door meet with RSS leaders
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BHOPAL: After two days of RSS' closed door meeting with Madhya Pradesh BJP leaders, ministers and saffron frontal organisations, the real mystery is still BJP national president Amit Shah's sudden and unscheduled visit to the state capital on Thursday ...
A Chief Minister For Uttar Pradesh: BJP And RSS Plan Twin SurveysNDTV
We will end BSP-SP power cycle in UP: Amit Shah, BJP PresidentEconomic Times
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The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court's verdict is a win for Indian women - Firstpost


The Haji Ali Dargah ruling: Bombay High Court's verdict is a win for Indian women
"Why is it a 'grievous sin' for women to be allowed near the tomb of a male Sufi saint? Aren't Sufi masters born to women?" asks Bibi Khatoon, a leader of the organisation that has been braving the storm against women seeking blessings at the 15th ...
After Haji Ali verdict, Bareilly clerics to appeal to Muslims to 'discourage' women from visiting shrineTimes of India
Muslim clerics question court order on permitting women inside Haji AliBusiness Standard
Haji Ali verdict: Dargah trust has no right to discriminate, rules Bombay High CourtDaily News & Analysis
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Narendra Modi beats Big B to become the most followed Indian on Twitter - Economic Times

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Narendra Modi beats Big B to become the most followed Indian on Twitter
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on social media site Twitter. As on August 25, Modi had over 22.1 million followers on the social networking platform, while ...

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Why PM Modi mentioned Balochistan in his Independence Day address - Times of India

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Why PM Modi mentioned Balochistan in his Independence Day address
Times of India
NEW DELHI: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top aides to prepare last week's annual. BACKGROUND X. With comments on Balochistan, PM signals no more unnecessary restraint on Kashmir: Experts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AFP photo) ...
Don't remain in denial mode on support to cross-border terror: India to PakistanBusiness Standard
Pakistan regrets India's rejection of 'discuss Kashmir' proposalThe Indian Express
US aid to Pak shrinks amid mounting frustration over militantsChandigarh Tribune
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In fight with RSS, Rahul Gandhi needs an ideological counter narrative - Firstpost


In fight with RSS, Rahul Gandhi needs an ideological counter narrative
Did Rahul Gandhi make a U-turn or chicken out as some would say after calling the RSS the killers of Gandhi? While the Congress has been vociferous in denying that its party vice-president did a volte-face in the court, the sympathisers of the RSS ...
Like Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Has No Knowledge Of HistoryNDTV
Cong raking up needless controversies for political gains:Business Standard
RSS questions Rahul Gandhi's remark, demands apologyEconomic Times
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be result oriented, not selfie session unlike previous editions: Sushma Swaraj - India Today

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be result oriented, not selfie session unlike previous editions: Sushma Swaraj
India Today
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,while announcing the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event, said that this edition of PBD will be result oriented and will not be a conference where people simply click selfies, photos, eat and go away. Smita ...
No outcome from previous Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conclaves: Sushma SwarajFinancial Express
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Bengaluru from Jan 7Business Standard
14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in January 2017Doordarshan
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Supreme Court admits plea to declare triple talaq illegal; issues notice to Centre
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Government on plea of a Muslim woman challenging the Constitutional validity of `triple talaq` to end a marriage.
PM Modi, Shah to address CMs of BJP-ruled states on Saturday
The chief ministers are expected to speak about their government's programmes aimed at executing the agenda.
Scorpene data leak unintentional, navy will address all concerns: Parrikar
Parrikar said that he has instructed the navy to find out areas of concerns based on inputs and take appropriate steps to address it.
UN verified Dawood`s Pak addresses, wife, father`s name, aliases; high time it extradites him: MEA
“It's incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist, to whom they have provided sanctuary for a long time, to face justice for his crimes,” Swarup said.
23-year-old rejected by Indian Army `because he has a Modi tattoo on his chest`
Impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan?, Saurabh Bilgaiyan got a line tattooed on his chest in February 2014.
RSS questions Rahul Gandhi`s remark, demands apology
The RSS on Friday questioned Rahul Gandhi over his remark of standing by every word he said about the outfit, asking whether the Congress leader was talking about his affidavit or the "lie" in his public speeches, and demanded an
Need to change laws, speed up processes to transform India: PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said transformation in governance is needed for India to progress in an inter-connected world and meet the aspirations of its youth.
Sheena Bora murder case: CBI says taped conversations submitted in court; brother Mikhail hopes justice will prevail
A year into the investigations, the sleuths are yet to zero in on the exact motive behind Sheena Bora's murder -- though various angles are being probed.
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Familiar Dish, Familiar Friend
Finding solace in Patna, India, after a personal loss.

Shakuntala Devi’s Feats of Mathematical Greatness
The child prodigy took her genius not to academia but to the stage.

For Heineken Chief, Davos Is a Time to Celebrate
While some attendees of the World Economic Forum may be trying to keep their heads down this year, the chief executive of Heineken plans to show off his $7.64 billion acquisition of a major Latin American brewer.

McKinsey Executive Tied to Rajaratnam Has Left Firm
Anil Kumar, the McKinsey & Company executive implicated in an expansive insider trading scheme tied to the Galleon Group hedge fund, is no longer at the consulting giant, a spokeswoman told DealBook on Friday.

French Manufacturer Building Indian Submarines Suffers Major Data Leak
Detailed plans for stealth submarines being built for the Indian navy have been leaked, leaving France and India scrambling to assess the damage.

India Names Urjit Patel to Be Next Central Bank Chief
The appointment of Mr. Patel, currently a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, ends weeks of speculation about a successor to Raghuram Rajan.

Stardom in India Has Its Price: Thousands of Gallons of Milk
For decades, fans of the Tamil actor Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, better known as Rajinikanth, have bathed pictures of him in milk, a sign of devotion. Milk dealers, however, would like to see it stop.

Stranded Indian Elephant Dies of Heart Attack, Ending a Wretched Journey
The adult male elephant was swept away by floodwaters, sending him 900 miles downriver to Bangladesh, where villagers kept him from climbing ashore.

SC to hear T.N. plea for Cauvery water on Sept. 2
Karnataka not releasing Cauvery water as ordered by tribunal, says Tamil Nadu
Surrogacy Bill like ‘draft from stone ages’: Congress
The Congress on Friday came down hard on the surrogacy Bill saying it “resembled a draft from the stone ages and was brought out by “surrogate organisations” such as the RSS and VHP. Making a stron...
Karez line discovered in Bidar old city
Construction workers digging a channel for the underground drainage discovered a Karez line near Kali Masjid in Maniyar Taleem in Bidar Old City on Friday. Karezs are underground aqueducts built duri...
Two commit suicide in Kolar
Two people, including a woman, committed suicide in separate incidents in Kolar taluk on Friday.Sushma (25), a resident of Kalwamanjali near Vemagal under Vemagal police limits, killed herself due to...
PSI files complaint against MP
Bengaluru (Rural) MP D.K. Suresh allegedly abused and humiliated Attibele PSI
Advocates up in arms against Belagavi Sub Registrar
The advocates are up in arms against the Sub Registrar of Belagavi for his alleged harassment and unreasonable demands. They met the Deputy Commissioner N. Jayaram on Friday and demanded a through in...
Supreme Court admits Muslim woman's plea to declare triple talaq illegal
The petition argues that triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy are void and unconstitutional.
Bangla or Banga? Mamata holds impromptu referendum at public rally
Trinamool supporters choose Bangla over Banga in a unanimous voice vote.

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