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 2020-02-24 19:43 

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Day after clashes, uneasy calm in Aligarh...

(Eds: Adds details, SP reaction) Aligarh (UP), Feb 24 (PTI) Uneasy calm prevailed in localities under the old city's Kotwali and Delhi Gate police stations here on Monday, a day after arson and group clashes. Most shops remained closed in violence-hit...

 2020-02-24 19:29 

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3-day jazz music festival in Jaipur from Friday...

Jaipur, Feb 24 (PTI) A three-day music festival, Jaipur Jazz and Blues Festival, will be held in Jaipur from Friday. Musicians from India, America, Canada, Cuba and Germany will perform in the festival at central park in the festival organised by Seher In...

 2020-02-24 19:20 

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Mumbai Police awaiting Ravi Pujari's custody...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) With gangster Ravi Pujari been extradited to India from Senegal, Mumbai Police are now keento interrogate him for his alleged role in at least 50 cases,most of them of extortion, pending against him in policestations in the city and n...

 2020-02-24 19:18 

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Protests in Bhopal, Indore against Trump's visit...

Bhopal/Indore, Feb 24 (PTI) Organisations representing the 1984 gas tragedy survivors on Monday \staged a protest inBhopal against the visit of US President Donald Trump claiminghis dispensation was not extending help in the ongoing trialinto what has bee...

 2020-02-24 19:05 

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UP cop taken into custody after girl alleges molestation...

Mau (UP), Feb 24 (PTI) An Uttar Pradesh police jawan has been taken into custody for allegedly molesting a girl in Mau district, police said on Monday. According to Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya, a student of Class VI has alleged that the jawan, wh...

 2020-02-24 18:58 

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Brief but eventful: Ahmedabad wows Donald Trump...

Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) US President Donald Trump on Monday had a brief but busy stay in Ahmedabad, where hearrived to a grand welcome, attended a 22-km-long roadshow,paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram andaddressed a mega gathering wi...

 2020-02-24 18:58 

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DCP injured during clashes in northeast Delhi...

(Eds: Adding details) New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara, Amit Sharma was injured during clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi on Monday, a senior official said.The 2010-batch IPS officer suffered inj...

 2020-02-24 18:37 

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Prez Trump visits Taj Mahal, says America loves India...

By Kunal Dutt Agra, Feb 24 (PTI) Walking hand-in-hand, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening went around the iconic Taj Mahal, hailing the 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum as a "timeless testament" to the rich a...

 2020-02-24 18:31 

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Farm loan waivers need to be targeted, says RBI Guv...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said generalised loan waiver is credit negative which undermines the credit culture in the system. He asserted that the relief related to agriculture loans should be a targeted one. "...

 2020-02-24 18:21 

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Head constable's killing ploy to embarrass India: Lekhi...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday said the death of a Delhi Police head constable in violence over the amended citizenship law was a "ploy" to embarrass India during US President Donald Trump's visit and likene...

 2020-02-24 18:19 

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Mizoram asks Centre to review Mizoram-Assam border...

Aizawl, Feb 24 (PTI) The Mizoram government has been making efforts to resolve the long-pending boundary disputewith Assam and has asked the Centre to review the inter-stateborder, the Assembly was informed on Monday.In reply to a query of Congress legisl...

 2020-02-24 18:17 

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Odisha govt stops pension of 6 officials for corruption...

(Eds: With fresh inputs) Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (PTI) Odisha government on Mondaystopped pension of six retired officers and asked two otherofficials to take voluntary retirement from service after theywere convicted in different corruption cases.The governm...

 2020-02-24 18:14 

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Leftists in Hyderabad protest against Trump's visit...

Hyderabad, Feb 24 (PTI) CPI(M) secretary in Telangana Tammineni Veerabhadram on Monday said US President DonaldTrump's visit to India would only benefit America. In a statement here, he said crores of farmers anddaily wage earners in India would be in...

 2020-02-24 17:24 

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Guru Nanak Dev University bags to gold in fencing...

Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (PTI) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar won two gold medals -- in senior men's epee and senior team men's sabre -- while Punjab University, Chandigarh finished on top of podium in senior team women's foil fencing event in...

 2020-02-24 17:21 

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MeT forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha coastal districts...

Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (PTI) The Met department on Monday forecast heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Cuttack,Jajpur, Jagatsingpur, Kendrapada and Puri in the next twodays.The IMD in its bulletin said heavy rainfall verylikely to occur at one or two ...

 2020-02-24 17:21 

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Residents of dilapidated buildings shifted as E-W Metro...

tunnelling work resumes Kolkata, Feb 24 (PTI) Residents of several dilapidatedbuildings at a section of the East West Metro corridor routehave been temporarily shifted to hotels and guest houses, asunderground tunnelling work for the rapid transport syste...

 2020-02-24 17:20 

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Rahul Gandhi condemns violence in Delhi...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the violence in Delhi and urged people to show restraint, compassion and understanding irrespective of the provocation. He said peaceful protests are a sign of a healthy democracy, b...

 2020-02-24 17:08 

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69 MLAs take oath as members of Delhi Assembly...

(Eds: with additional details) New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Sixty-nine newly elected MLAs, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, took oath as members of the Delhi Assembly as its three-day session began on Monday. Janakpuri ML...

 2020-02-24 17:04 

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Chennaiyin look to dislodge Bengaluru FC from third spot...

Guwahati, Feb 24 (PTI) Former champions Chennaiyin FC will look to notch up a win and finish third in the Indian Super League standing when they face NorthEast United FC here on Tuesday. Chennaiyin are currently fourth on the table with 28 points, two shy...

 2020-02-24 16:35 

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AJKLWU office bearers join BJP...

Jammu, Feb 24 (PTI) Over a dozen office bearers of a Jammu and Kashmir-based workers' union, including its chief, joined the BJP here on Monday. Members of the All Jammu and Kashmir Labour and Workers Union (AJKLWU) joined the BJP at a function presid...

 2020-02-24 16:35 

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Trainer aircraft crashes, pilot dies...

(Eds: Corrects IAF officer's designation, adds CM's condolence ) Patiala, Feb 24 (PTI) A microlight aircraft crashed here on Monday in the Army cantonment area, killing an Indian Air Force pilot and injuring an NCC cadet.A 'Pipistrel Virus SW ...

 2020-02-24 16:27 

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2 officials of city school sans CBSE affilation arrested...

Kochi, Feb 24 (PTI) Two officials of a city school have been arrested after Class X students could not write theirBoard exams on Monday since the institution allegedly lackedCBSE affiliation. Police said the manager of Arooja Little Star School atThoppump...

 2020-02-24 16:24 

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UK's top judge witnesses Supreme Court proceedings...

(Eds: Adds details) New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) The President of the United Kingdom's Supreme Court, Lord Robert John Reed, witnessed the proceedings of the Supreme Court on Monday.Justice Reed, who has come to India to take part in a two-day internationa...

 2020-02-24 16:03 

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Centre responsible for CAA clashes: Yechury...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday held the Centre responsible for the violence that has erupted in Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and appealed to all to maintain peace. His comments come after a Delhi P...

 2020-02-24 15:59 

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Lawyer found murdered inside his house in Jammu...

Jammu, Feb 24 (PTI) A senior, city-based lawyer was found murdered inside his house here on Monday, police said, suspecting the involvement of his domestic help, who is missing. Reyaz Ahmad Buchh, the husband of Power Development Department's retired ...

 2020-02-24 15:42 

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Babulal Marandi elected BJP-LP leader in Jharkhand...

Ranchi, Feb 24 (PTI) Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi was on Monday unanimously elected as leader of the BJP Legislative Party. Marandi had on February 17 merged his JharkhandVikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM-P) party with the BJP at aformal...

 2020-02-24 15:37 

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Head constable killed, DCP injured in fresh clashes over CAA in northeast Delhi...

(Eds: Updating with details, incorporating related stories ) New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) A Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police injured as clashes over the amended citizenship law broke out again in northeast Delhi's ...

 2020-02-24 15:33 

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Two wanted criminals arrested from Sonipat: Police...

Sonipat, Feb 24 (PTI) Two notorious criminals, involved in dozens of criminal cases, including those of murders and attempts to murder, have been arrested from Sonipat, Haryana Police said on Monday. Identified as Vikas alias Pahalwan and Yogesh alias Moh...

 2020-02-24 15:31 

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Markets crash as virus alarm spreads globally...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Indian stock benchmark Sensex on Monday sank nearly 807 points, the second biggest single-day fall this year, tracking sell-offs in global markets as coronavirus cases rose exponentially outside China. Starting off on a weaker note, t...

 2020-02-24 15:27 

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Govt official caught taking bribe in Rajasthan...

Jaipur, Feb 24 (PTI) A village development officer in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district was arrested on Monday for allegedly taking a bribe in exchange for providing certified copies of documents sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, an offici...

 2020-02-24 15:17 

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Prez Trump visits Taj Mahal, says America loves India...

By Kunal Dutt Agra, Feb 24 (PTI) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the iconic Taj Mahal as they marvelled at the famed 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum built as a monument of love. Trump, accompanied by his ...

 2020-02-24 15:00 

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No rift among MVA partners: Uddhav Thackeray...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday dismissed the opposition BJP's claims of"rift" among the coalition partners in the state government,and asserted that there was "smooth" coordination among thea...

 2020-02-24 14:58 

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Sunni Board to build mosque, hospital on five-acre site...

(Eds: Adds quotes) Lucknow, Feb 24 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Monday said it will build a mosque as well as an Indo-Islamic research centre, a hospital and a library on the five-acre plot allotted to it following the Supreme Court...

 2020-02-24 14:57 

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MeT forecasts rain in West Bengal till Thursday...

Kolkata, Feb 24 (PTI) The MeT department on Monday forecast light to moderate rain in West Bengal for thenext two to three days.A western disturbance that is moving towards WestBengal will cause a change in weather, leading to rainfall inseveral parts of ...

 2020-02-24 14:53 

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Trainer aircraft crashes, pilot dies...

(Eds: Identifies injured NCC cadet, Removing repeated heading (CORRECTED)) Patiala, Feb 24 (PTI) A microlight aircraft crashed here on Monday in the Army cantonment area, killing an Indian Air Force pilot and injuring an NCC cadet. A ?Pipistrel Virus SW 8...

 2020-02-24 14:46 

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Festival to celebrate 'Dilli ki Sanskriti'...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) "Dilli ki Sanskriti" or "The Heritage of Delhi" will be the theme of an upcoming cultural festival titled, "Words in the Garden". Set to open at the India International Centre (IIC) here on Friday, the three...

 2020-02-24 14:35 

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Maha Budget session: Council adjourned after 13 minutes...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) The Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned 13 minutes after it started on Monday asBJP MLCs objected to chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar's decision tonot accept an adjournment motion moved by Leader of OppositionPravin Darekar.Am...

 2020-02-24 14:26 

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DCP injured during northeast Delhi clashes...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara, Amit Sharma was injured during clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi on Monday, a senior official said. According to the official, Sharma suffered injuries to his h...

 2020-02-24 13:39 

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Illegal firearms factory busted in Muzaffarnagar...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Feb 24 (PTI) Police have busted an illegal firearms factory in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district and arrested one person, an officer said on Monday. The weapon manufacturing unit was setup inside an abandoned house in Charthaw...

 2020-02-24 13:28 

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Gold soars Rs 953 on weaker rupee, global cues...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Gold prices on Monday soared Rs 953 to Rs 44,472 per 10 gram in the national capital on weaker rupee and rise in global prices, according to HDFC Securities. The yellow metal had closed at Rs 43,519 per 10 gram in the previous trad...

 2020-02-24 13:17 

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Thousands line up to greet Trump, Modi during roadshow...

Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) Waving Indian and US flags and shouting slogans, thousands of people lined up the 22-km-longroadshow route US President Donald Trump and his wife Melaniatook to reach Motera stadium for the 'Namaste Trump' event.Many people...

 2020-02-24 13:09 

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Ranji Trophy: Bengal beat Odisha, storm into semifinals...

Tangi (Odisha), Feb 24 (PTI) Bengal stormed into the Ranji Trophy semi-finals by virtue of their first innings lead over Odisha after only one session was possible on the final day which was interrupted by bad light, here on Monday. Resuming on 361 for se...

 2020-02-24 13:03 

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India rolls out cultural extravaganza to welcome Trump...

Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) US President Donald Trump landed here on Monday for his first visit to India to a grand welcome by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thousands of people who lined the streets and packed into the Motera stadium to say "Namaste Tr...

 2020-02-24 12:45 

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SBI branch in Tirupur district looted...

Coimbatore, Feb 24 (PTI) About 20 lakh in cash and some pledged jewels were looted from a SBI bank branch, police saidon Monday. The robbery at a branch of the State Bank of India inTirupur district came to light this morning when the staffopened the bran...

 2020-02-24 12:36 

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Hardik to play in D Y Patil T20 tournamemt...

Navi Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to play in the D Y Patil T20 tournament, which began here on Monday. Hardik suffered a bad lower back injury five months ago and underwent a surgery in London. The 26-year-old all-...

 2020-02-24 12:26 

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Otis to Supply Elevators to Bengaluru Metro Project...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Business Wire IndiaOtis Elevator Co. announces today, it has been sel...

 2020-02-24 12:16 

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Maha Budget session: 5 panel speakers chosen in Council...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar on Monday announced five panelspeakers for the Budget session which started on Monday and isscheduled to go on till March 20.The five panel speakers are Gopikishan Bajoria (Sh...

 2020-02-24 12:13 

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Centre appeals WB govt to join PM-Kisan scheme...

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday asked the West Bengal government to join the ambitious central scheme, PM-Kisan, which completed one year of operation without the state on board. Barring West Bengal, a...

 2020-02-24 12:08 

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Haven't lost faith: Karishma Tanna on her film career...

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Karishma Tanna says she hasn't lost hope for her movie career as the actor is confident that her hard work will pay off one day. The actor, who started her journey as a TV star, has been trying to make her mark in movies but her e...

 2020-02-24 12:07 

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AP CM launches scheme to provide financial assistance to...

students Amaravati, Feb 24 (PTI): Andhra Pradesh Chief MinisterY S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday launched yet another schemenamed after him 'Jagananna Vasthi Deevena' under which afinancial assistance of Rs 2,300 crore would be provided tostudents p...

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