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  • Four militants killed in gunbattle with security forces
    Four militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. "Four militants were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district near LoC," a defence spokesman said. He said four AK 47 rifles and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the gunbattle that began in the wee hours.

  • Khandu urges centre to open 7 pilgirmage circuits
    Arunachal Pradesh Tourism, Art & Culture Minister Pema Khandu has urged the Centre to open seven new pilgrimage circuits in the state to attract religious tourists. Khandu accompanied by Tawang mla Tsering Tashi on Friday called on Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent) Shripad Yesso Naik at his New Delhi office and submitted a memorandum apprising him of the issues confronting the state, an official communiqu? informed here today.

  • SSI, constable booked for assaulting reporter
    A Special Sub-Inspector and a constable were today booked for allegedly assaulting a Doordarshan reporter following an altercation between them. ADSP Velladurai said a case has been registered against SSI Murgaboothi and constable Senthil of the town police station here and they have been transferred to the Armed Reserve Police pending inquiry. Initial departmental inquiry revealed that the altercation took place at a tea shop over placing some chairs.

  • Ragging slur surfaces in SCB medical college
    Trouble seems to be brewing in SCB Medical College and Hospital here over alleged ragging and subsequent assault on a member of the college anti-ragging committee, who is also the caretaker of the students' hostels. Local police officials today said that while the assaulted caretaker has brought this to their notice, a group of students alleging that the caretaker has misbehaved with them, are now demanding action against him.

  • BJP retains Antagarh seat, NOTA gets 2nd highest vote
     Ruling BJP today retained the naxal-hit Antagarh assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh with the second highest votes going to the NOTA (none of the above) option in the absence of a Congress nominee who pulled out of the contest at the last minute. BJP candidate Bhojraj Naag trounced his lone opponent Rupdhar Pudo from Ambedkarite Party of India in the by-election by a margin of over 50,000 votes.

  • Indian Mulims will live and die for India: Modi
    Indian Muslims will live and die for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, maintaining that they will not dance to the tunes of terror outfit Al Qaeda. "My understanding is that they are doing injustice towards the Muslims of our country. If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional.

  • Modi to talk about ending open defecation at global festival
     Prime Minister Narendra Modi will highlight the need to bring an end to open defecation during an event here that will be attended by over a dozen world leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Organisers of the Global Citizen Festival said Modi will be attending the event on September 27 because he is dedicated to bringing an end to open defecation.

  • Envoys of 11 nations to attend Global Investors Summit in MP
    To attract major investment in Madhya Pradesh during next month's Global Investors Summit, the state government is making all efforts for participation of not just leading captains of the industry but also ambassadors and high commissioners of 11 countries. Besides leading Indian industries, six nations ? Australia, Mexico, Canada, Czech Republic, Republic of South Africa and Quebec - will also be participating in the summit as partner countries.

  • Mandolin exponent U Srinivas passes away
    Renowned Mandolin exponent Uppalapu Srinivas passed away at a private hospital here today after a prolonged illness, hospital sources said. Srinivas (45), popularly known as 'Mandolin Srinivas', is a renowned mandolin player of South Indian Carnatic music. He was being treated for a liver related illness. "He was pronounced dead at 10.00 am," an Apollo hospital spokesperson said. Srinivas, who used to play an electric mandolin, had collaborated with...

  • Mandolin exponent U Srinivas passes away
    Renowned Mandolin exponent Uppalapu Srinivas passed away at a private hospital here today after a prolonged illness, hospital sources said. Srinivas (45), popularly known as 'Mandolin Srinivas', is a renowned mandolin player of South Indian Carnatic music. He was being treated for a liver related illness. "He was pronounced dead at 10.00 am," an Apollo hospital spokesperson said. Srinivas, who used to play an electric mandolin, had collaborated with...

  • "CBI probe in coal scam case bereft of basic nuances"
    Observing that the CBI probe into a coal block allocation case was "bereft of basic nuances of investigation", a special court today ordered further probe in an FIR in which the agency had filed a closure report against Kolkata-based Vikash Metals and Power Ltd and its officials. The court said that CBI's closure report requires further probe as some "crucial" aspects were not covered during the investigation.

  • Indian-American nominated as US envoy to India
    Richard Rahul Verma has been nominated as the next US Ambassador to India, becoming the first Indian-American to be appointed for the top diplomatic position in Delhi days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit here. 45-year-old Verma's nomination was announced by President Barack Obama late yesterday along with several other key administration appointments.

  • Man dies of snake bite in Raj
     A 50-year-old man died of snake bite here, police said today. The incident took place last night when the victim, identified as Jograj Singh, was in his farm. He fainted after the snake bite and was rushed to Pokaran government hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said.

  • Gold worth Rs 2.4 cr seized at Chennai airport
    Gold worth about Rs 2.4 crore was seized in two separate incidents at the airport here, officials said today. Air Intelligence Unit of Customs seized seven kg gold, worth Rs two crore, from one Manmeet Singh Bhardwaj who arrived from Hong Kong last night. The gold was recovered from his check-in baggage, officials said. In the second incident, 1.4 kg of gold was seized from a woman passenger who arrived from Kuala Lumpur last night.

  • India announce squad for friendlies against Palestine
    Defender Pritam Kotal was handed a maiden national call-up as India today announced a 20-member football squad for the back-to-back international friendlies against AFC Challenge Cup Champions Palestine next month. National coach Wim Koevermans announced his squad for the matches to be held at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal on October 6 and 9 respectively.

  • Guj fisherman's body arrives in Mumbai from Pakistan
    Fifty five days after his death in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, the body of a Gujarat fisherman was flown to Mumbai from where it is being brought to his native village in the state today

  • Maoists torch mobile towers, bus in Bihar
    Armed Maoists torched three mobile towers and a bus in different areas of the district, police said today. Around 40 women Maoists cadres, all in police uniform, raided Bhedia and Gonda villages and torched mobile towers of the telecom operators - BSNL, MTS, and Vodafone - last night, Superintendent of Police Dr Satyaprakash said.

  • Modi, Xi hold talks, India conveys concern over incursions
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held talks during which the Indian side conveyed its concerns over Chinese incursions as the two sides discussed all "substantive issues" having bearing on bilateral ties. Modi and Xi held talks in restricted format and then in delegation level during which the two leaders also focused on cooperation in key areas of trade and investment.

  • Tibetans protest outside Hyderabad House
    Scores of Tibetans today staged a vociferous protest and clashed with police outside Hyderabad House, the venue for the bilateral talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protesters reached Gate No 3 of the building around 11:45 AM and started shouting anti-China slogans. The police tried to pacify them but they did not relent and eventually clashed with the police as they were stopped from approaching the gate.

  • ISIL must be defeated, says US Secy of State Kerry
    Asserting that the US has a full-fledged policy against the Islamic State which has seized hundreds of square miles in Iraq and Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the terrorist group must be defeated. "ISIL must be defeated, period, end of story.

  • South Asia to add 1,750 new airplanes in 2014-2033: Boeing
    South Asia is expected to add 1,750 new airplanes worth USD 230 billion between 2014-2033, according to a projection by Boeing here today. The South Asian markets would account for 13 per cent in volume and 11 per cent in value of the total 13,460 aircraft worth USD 2 trillion to be bought by the Asia Pacific region during the 20 year period.

  • DDA to pay Rs 50K for wrongly cancelling flat allotment
    The Delhi Development Authority has been asked to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a woman and a flat, whose allotment was cancelled, while noting that she was not informed in a proper manner. New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi, asked DDA to pay the money to one Rekha Raghav, while holding that it did not send the allotment letter to her directly.

  • Rains return to lash Kashmir Valley today
    After few clear days, rains today returned to the Kashmir Valley in bad news for flood victims as it could hamper rescue operations in the submerged areas. Rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Valley. The weather had been clear for the past five days after incessant rains led to unprecedented floods in the Valley.

  • President appeals for popularisation of Hindi
    President Pranab Mukherjee today appealed for popularisation of Hindi, saying it has a special place among all languages in the country. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the President said efforts should be made to use simple words while transacting official business in the language for the benefit of common people. "I appeal to everyone to give more emphasise on expansion and popularisation of Hindi, the official language of the country.

  • Audit should not be dampener for private cos: Singh
    As CAG found Reliance Industries was being favoured in gas exploration deal to the government's detriment, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the then top auditor Vinod Rai that audit should not hurt the private sector and RIL was one of the biggest and most respected.

  • Aamir Khan would consider Rajya Sabha nomination
    Actor Aamir Khan said that if he is offered a nomination to the Rajya Sabha, he will "think" about it. Asked whether he would like to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha like cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha, Aamir said, "I won't comment on what they are doing. They are my friends.

  • Police raid former cricketer Abdul Qadir's house in Pakistan
    Pakistan's former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir's house was raided by police here in connection with an ongoing crackdown on workers of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party. "Presumably the raid was carried out by the police since Fatima, 24, the daughter of Qadir, is a senior member of the PTI's women's wing while his son is also a member of the party," said a source close to the former test cricketer.

  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 2 released from jail
    A former gram pradhan and an Imam in a local mosque, both accused in Muzaffarnagar riots and detained under the National Security Act, have been released, police said today.   Vikram Saini and Hafis Makkaram, detained under the Act after violence in Kawal village during the riots, were released yesterday.   According to jailor Mizazilal, Saini was released from Hamirpur Jail while Maukkaram was released from Muzaffarnagar District Jail.

  • J-K flood waters receding, lakhs still await help
     Flood waters receded further in Kashmir Valley today enabling rescue teams to evacuate another 2000 stranded people and provide crucial supplies for people desperately waiting for help in submerged areas. Military teams continued rescue efforts overnight, evacuating 807 people from Srinagar alone. A total of 82,000 people have been pulled out in a continuing multi-agency mammoth operation even as an estimated five to six lakh people still waited for help after floods ravaged...

  • UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn Central Africa
    A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa's most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep. About 1,500 troops from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Morocco, among other nations, will join 4,800 African troops already on the ground who will be "re-hatted" to serve in the MINUSCA mission.

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