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 2018-06-23 21:08 

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HC temporarily stays govt official's transfer...

Chennai, Jun 23 (PTI) The Madras High Court has temporarily stayed an order, transferring a government official within 21 days of assuming office for reportedly refusing to pay heed to an MLA's recommendation to allot government subsidised two-wheeler...

 2018-06-23 20:38 

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Body of Army major's wife found in Delhi Cantt area...

(Eds: Adds details) New Delhi, June 23 (PTI) The body of an Army major's wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area today, police said.Initially, the police was informed that a woman had died in an accident. Late...

 2018-06-23 20:32 

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BJP trying to hoodwink the people of Jammu: JKNPP...

Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today accused the BJP of trying to hoodwink the people of Jammu region again through deception and treachery . Referring to BJP chief Amit Shah's remark that the party had withd...

 2018-06-23 20:28 

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Amalraj, Samara win for Maharashtra United in UTT...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) India's Anthony Amalraj and Romania's Elizabeta Samara recorded nerve-wracking victories to lift Maharashtra United from the bottom of the table to the second position in the Ultimate Table Tennis, here tonight. Down 2-7 in...

 2018-06-23 20:19 

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Sri Lankan refugee among six arrested for ATM fraud...

4Coimbatore, June 23 (PTI) Six people, including a SriLankan refugee, who duplicated cards and withdrew Rs 19 lakhfrom an ATM kiosk here, were arrested today, police said. The gang made the fake ATM cards based on data stolen byusing skimmers and a camera...

 2018-06-23 20:12 

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Body of Army major's wife found in Delhi Cantt area...

New Delhi, June 23 (PTI) The body of an Army major's wife was found near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area today, police said. The police said she had gone to an Army base hospital for a physiotherapy session and her body was found later. The w...

 2018-06-23 20:07 

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Amarinder meets delegation of Jodhpur detenus...

Chandigarh, Jun 23 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today assured a delegation of Jodhpur detenus of all efforts by his government to persuade the Centre to withdraw its appeal against a court order granting compensation to them.The chief minis...

 2018-06-23 19:59 

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ICSE schools in Kolkata to resume classes from Monday...

(Eds: With additional inputs)Kolkata, Jun 23 (PTI) The ICSE-affiliated schools inBengal have decided to resume classes from June 25, followingimproved weather conditions, a senior member of theAssociation of Head of ICSE Schools said today.The Council for...

 2018-06-23 19:58 

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Day temperatures drop by few notches in Himachal Pradesh...

Shimla, Jun 23 (PTI) The day temperatures dropped by a few notches in Himachal Pradesh and Una in the Shiwalik foothills recorded a high of 34.0 degrees Celsius. Bhuntar and Sundernagar recorded maximum temperatures of 34.0 degrees Celsius and 32.6 degree...

 2018-06-23 19:48 

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Northern region highlights 9.30 pm...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 9.30 pm. JAMMU DEL18 JK-3RD LD-SHAH Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today said his party will never allow the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of th...

 2018-06-23 19:43 

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BJP leader threatens Kashmiri journalists, draws flak...

(Eds: Adding reactions of PDP, Congress) Jammu/Srinagar, Jun 23 (PTI) Former minister and senior BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to draw a line between reporting facts and supporting terrorists or face the fate of Rising Kas...

 2018-06-23 19:11 

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Four students washed away in river;rescue operations on...

(Eds: Adds details, recasts first para)Amaravati (AP), Jun 23 (PTI) A massive searchoperation, involving National Disaster Response Force and SDRFand other rescue teams, is on to trace four engineeringstudents who were washed away in the Krishna river nea...

 2018-06-23 19:11 

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BJP to conduct campaign in UP to rectify voters' list...

Lucknow, Jun 23 (PTI) The BJP will conduct a special campaign in Uttar Pradesh to weed out "fake voters" and include the names of genuine electors in the voters' list, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In a statement issued here today, UP ...

 2018-06-23 19:09 

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Congress, terrorists on same frequency: Amit Shah...

(Eds: Recasting intro, adding quotes, combining related stories) Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today said his party will never allow the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of the country, as he lashed at Congress leaders Ghulam Na...

 2018-06-23 19:07 

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Chain Singh wins gold in three-position rifle event...

New Delhi, June 23 (PTI) Chain Singh pipped 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang to clinch the gold in the three-position rifle event in the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, here today. The J&K stalwart representi...

 2018-06-23 19:03 

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BSF nabs Pakistani fisherman off Gujarat coast...

Ahmedabad, Jun 23 (PTI) The Border Security Force(BSF) today apprehended a Pakistani national and seized hisfishing boat in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast.While patrolling in the general area of Harami Nallahoff Kutch district at around 0315 hours,...

 2018-06-23 19:03 

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Army chief reviews security situation along LoC...

Srinagar, Jun 23 (PTI) Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the hinterland in Kashmir during his day-long visit to the valley today. The Army chief visited Kashmir Valley to review the preva...

 2018-06-23 18:07 

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Tariq Anwar calls on Lalu in Mumbai hospital...

Patna, Jun 23 (PTI) Nationalist Congress Party generalsecretary Tariq Anwar today called on Rashtriya Janata Partychief Lalu Prasad at a hospital in Mumbai where the latter isscheduled to undergo a surgery tomorrow. "I met Lalu ji at the Asia Heart Ho...

 2018-06-23 18:05 

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Narnaul hottest at 44.2 degrees Celsius in Haryana...

Chandigarh, Jun 23 (PTI) Hot weather conditions prevailed in Punjab and Haryana with Narnaul at 44.2 degrees Celsius, the hottest place in both states. After Narnaul, the maximum in Hisar in Haryana was recorded at 43.1 degrees Celsius, three degrees abov...

 2018-06-23 17:57 

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Hot day in Delhi, mercury shoots to 44.8 deg C in Palam...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) It was a very hot day in the national capital with the mercury soaring to 44.8 degrees Celsius in parts of the city. The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered official for the city, registered a maximum temperatu...

 2018-06-23 17:50 

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Minor girl raped by 17-year-old youth...

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (PTI) A minor girl was allegedlyraped by a 17-year-old youth at Nizamabad, the police saidtoday.The incident occurred in April when the 15-year-oldgirl was alone at home with members of her family going outfor a wedding, they said.The yo...

 2018-06-23 17:49 

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Four Naxal supporters arrested in Sukma district...

Raipur, Jun 23 (PTI) Four Naxal supporters werearrested along with explosive materials in Chhattisgarhs tSukma district, police said today.The arrests were made by a joint team of the DistrictReserve Guard (DRG) and the District Force when it was out onan...

 2018-06-23 17:46 

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Gold for Solanki, Hussamuddin at German boxing tourney...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) The fast-rising Gaurav Solanki (52kg) notched up his second successive international gold medal, along with Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) as India ended a strong campaign with six medals at the Chemistry Cup in Halle, Germany today. ...

 2018-06-23 17:07 

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BJP leader threatens Kashmiri journalists, draws flak...

(Eds: Merging related stories) Jammu/Srinagar, Jun 23 (PTI) Former minister and senior BJP leader Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to draw a line between reporting facts and supporting terrorists or face the fate of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat ...

 2018-06-23 17:04 

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BJP will not allow Kashmir to get disintegrated from India: Shah...

(Eds: Updating with Amit Shah's quotes)Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the BJP will never allow it to be disintegrated from the country, party president Amit Shah today said during his first visit to the state af...

 2018-06-23 16:54 

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Indore inspiring rest of the country in cleanliness: PM...

Indore, Jun 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today Indore was inspiring the rest of the country on cleanliness, after the city emerged as the cleanest in the Centre's nationwide survey. This was the second time the commercial hub of Madhya P...

 2018-06-23 16:47 

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Four engineering students feared drowned...

Amaravati (AP), Jun 23 (PTI) Four engineering studentswere today feared drowned in river Krishna, near here, thepolice said.National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel havelaunched operations to trace them.Police said the students of a private colle...

 2018-06-23 16:29 

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Khunti gang-rape: artistes not to perform for 10 days in...

protestJamshedpur, Jun 23 (PTI) Artistes of Jamshedpur todaysaid they would not perform for 10 days in protest against thegang-rape of five women in Khunti district earlier this week.In a memorandum to Chief Minister Raghuvar Das, theartistes demanded imm...

 2018-06-23 16:19 

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BJP functionary stabbed to death by duo on bike...

Chikkamagaluru (Kar) Jun 23 (PTI) A BJP functionary was stabbed to death by two motorcycle-borne assailants here, police said today.The general secretary of BJP's Chikkamagaluru unit, Anwar was waylaid by two unidentified men last night and stabbed mu...

 2018-06-23 16:14 

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Refined palmolein rebounds on renewed demand...

Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) Refined palmolein rebounded marginally at the Vashi oils and oilseeds wholesale market here today following renewed demand from retailers. Elsewhere, linseeds oil also recovered modestly due to fresh demand from paint and allied indus...

 2018-06-23 15:34 

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Under Modi, India reeling under financial anarchy: Sena...

Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) In a fresh attack on the central government, the Shiv Sena today said the nation is reeling under "financial anarchy". The BJP's carping ally said many banking frauds have come to light during the four-year-old tenure of P...

 2018-06-23 15:23 

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Farmer mauled to death by bear in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh...

Raigarh, Jun 23 (PTI) A 50-year-old farmer was todaymauled to death by a bear in Chhattisgarhs Raigarh district,a forest official said.The incident happened in the morning today near Kamharvillage close to the Kharsia forest range."Indal Singh Rathiya...

 2018-06-23 15:22 

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Life size statue of General K M Cariappa unveiled at OTA...

Chennai, June 23 (PTI) A life size bronze statue of thefirst Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, Field Marshal K MCariappa, was unveiled at the Officer's Training Academy heretoday. It was unveiled by his son, retired Air Marshal K CCariappa. Retir...

 2018-06-23 15:14 

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7 injured as elephant attacks van in Mangaluru...

Mangaluru, Jun 23 (PTI) Seven persons were injured after an elephant attacked their vehicle on a state highway in Dakshina Kannada district early today, the police said.The incident was reported from Bilinele on theUppinangady-Subramanya highway.The condi...

 2018-06-23 15:12 

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AAP MLA rejects charge of extortion...

Chandigarh, Jun 23 (PTI) Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa today rejected the accusation of "extorting" money from those who had attacked him two days ago in Rupnagar district and said he was ready for a CBI probe into it. Talking to report...

 2018-06-23 15:06 

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4 of family commit suicide in Mumbai over financial woes...

Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) Four members of a familyallegedly committed suicide today by consuming insecticide attheir house in the Government Colony in suburban Bandra,police said.The incident came to light in the afternoon today andpolice said that the family ...

 2018-06-23 14:46 

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Former Cong leader Danam Nagender to join TRS...

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (PTI) Former minister Danam Nagender, who resigned from the Congress yesterday, said he would be joining the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). He alleged that only one community got prominence in the Congress and said the backward ...

 2018-06-23 14:40 

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'Yogi mango' among 700 varieties at UP fest...

Lucknow, Jun 23 (PTI) Mango lovers have a chance to taste over 700 varieties of the fruit at a two-day festival here with 'Yogi mango' named after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being the centre of attraction of the event.Adityanath ...

 2018-06-23 14:39 

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Northern region highlights at 4.30 pm...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the northern region at 4.30 pm JAMMU DEL2 JK-SHAH Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah arrived here today to address a rally to mark "historic martyrdom anniversary" of Jana Sangh f...

 2018-06-23 14:33 

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ICSE schools to resume classes from Monday...

Kolkata, Jun 23 (PTI) The ICSE-affiliated schools inBengal have decided to resume classes from Monday followingimprovement in weather conditions, a senior member of theAssociation of Head of ICSE Schools said today.This was decided during a meeting held b...

 2018-06-23 14:19 

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HC notice to Centre on appointment of REPCO Bank MD...

Chennai, Jun 23 (PTI) The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to file an affidavit about the steps taken for appointing a regular managing director to the Repatriates Cooperative Finance and Development (REPCO) Bank.A Division Bench of Justices K K ...

 2018-06-23 13:57 

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11 killed in separate road accidents in UP...

(Eds: Adding details, clubbing related stories)Lucknow, Jun 23 (PTI) At least 11 persons were killed and three others injured in road accidents in different districts of the state, police said today.A woman and a girl were killed and another person was in...

 2018-06-23 13:55 

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Odisha govt extends tenure of Kunduli judicial panel...

Bhubaneswar, Jun 23 (PTI) Odisha government hasextended the tenure of the inquiry commission probing thesensational Kunduli gang-rape and suicide case by three moremonths.The state govenrment had on January 6 constituted theinquiry commission headed by th...

 2018-06-23 13:47 

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Elephant kills two in tea garden in Alipurduar...

Alipurduar (WB), Jun 23 (PTI) An elephant trampled todeath two persons at Gaerkata tea garden at Dhupguri inAlipurduar district, the police said today. The incident happened when a herd of elephants was goingto Marahat forest through the tea garden and on...

 2018-06-23 13:16 

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WWF-India launches first-ever nature-themed comic book...

(Eds: Repeating after adding a few words in para 2) New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Aiming to foster love for the nature and raise awareness about its protection among children, the WWF-India has launched its first-ever comic book that also celebrates the geograp...

 2018-06-23 13:00 

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Yoga helps reduce severity of depression: AIIMS study...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Yoga helps reduce the severity of depression by increasing levels of certain chemicals in the brain that maintain the sleep-wake cycle and regulate the mood, appetite and digestion, according a recent study by the All India Institu...

 2018-06-23 12:59 

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PM ignoring Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of consistently ignoring Kerala and its demands.Vijayan's, who was yesterday denied permission to meet the prime minister, also alleged the Centr...

 2018-06-23 12:58 

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Three women, child killed in road accident...

Kaithal, Jun 23 (PTI) Three women and a child were killed when a speeding truck hit a stationary van in Haryana's Kaithal district today, police said.The accident took place on Kurukshetra road in the morning when the pick up van, parked on the roadsi...

 2018-06-23 12:56 

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VP calls for mindset change for empowering widows...

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of International Widows Day today called for change of mindset for uplifting the widows facing "deprivation"; in the country.He asked the government to focus on providing livel...

 2018-06-23 12:37 

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Shah in Jammu, first visit after pulling out of coalition in J-K...

(Eds: Correcting spelling in para 6)Jammu, Jun 23 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today arrived here to address a rally to mark "historic martyrdom anniversary" of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, days after his party's decision to wit...

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