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 2018-01-16 09:13 

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5,946 SPOs appointed in J-K in 2017: JK govt...

Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir governmenttoday said 5,946 special police officers have been appointedin the state in 2017.However, the engagement of SPOs is made district-wise andunit-wise basis in the state.In a written reply to the question o...

 2018-01-16 08:58 

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Pleasant morning in Delhi...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Delhiites today woke up to apleasant morning with the minimum temperature settling at 9.1degrees Ceslius, two notches above the season's average,giving some respite to people from cold.The humidity was recorded at 73 per cent a...

 2018-01-16 08:51 

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Togadia's health stable: Doctor...

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (PTI) The condition of VHPinternational working president Pravin Togadia was stable, aday after he was found in an unconscious state at a park inthe city, a doctor attending him said today.Senior officials of the Crime Branch went to the...

 2018-01-16 08:46 

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Little Moshe arrives in Mumbai, says he's very happy...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Moshe Holtzberg, who lost hisparents in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, arrived here todayfor the first time since the tragedy struck the family overnine years ago and said he was happy to visit the city."Shalom...bahut khushi (I...

 2018-01-15 21:54 

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Police deny permission for protest against Israel PM...

Mumbai, Jan 15 (PTI) Mumbai police today said that ithad denied permission to some Muslim groups to hold a protestgathering at Azad Maidan against visiting Israel PrimeMinister Benjamin Netanyahu."Police today denied permission to some Muslim groupsto...

 2018-01-15 21:49 

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Togadia goes 'missing', found unconscious in Ahmedabad...

(Eds: Adding details and quotes)Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (PTI) Hours after being "untraceable";from Ahmedabad in the morning, VHP international workingpresident Pravin Togadia was found in an unconscious state inShahibaug area of the city tonight and was ...

 2018-01-15 21:32 

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Retired defence officials call Gadkari's Navy comments...

"distressing";Mumbai, Jan 15 (PTI) Four former defence officialstoday expressed hurt and anguish at the remarks made by UnionMinister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari against the Navy at apublic function in Mumbai a few days ago.The minister, during his ...

 2018-01-15 20:59 

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Orange passports: Cong says move discriminatory...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Congress today hit out at theModi government over its decision that passport holdersrequiring emigration check would be given an orange-colouredpassport, saying the BJP was "obsessed" with orange and themove "scream...

 2018-01-15 20:54 

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Gumla accident death toll rises to 13...

Gumla (Jharkhand), Jan 15 (PTI) The death toll inGumla district road mishap has risen to 13 with two moresuccumbing to their injuries, police today said.Two women succumbed to their injuries -- one late lastnight and one today -- in course of treatment at...

 2018-01-15 20:51 

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Togadia found in unconscious state at park in Ahmedabad...

Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (PTI) VHP international workingpresident Pravin Togadia, who was "untraceable"; since thismorning when a contingent of Rajasthan Police came to arresthim in an old case, was found in an unconscious state at apark here tonight.Acco...

 2018-01-15 20:51 

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Rocket lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul...

(Eds: Updating with Swaraj's tweet)New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) A rocket landed in the IndianEmbassy premises in Kabul, causing damage to ITBP barracks,but all the mission staff were safe, External Affairs MinisterSushma Swaraj said tonight.Swaraj said the...

 2018-01-15 20:20 

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Rocket lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) A rocket landed in the IndianEmbassy premises in Kabul, causing minor damage to astructure, but all the mission staff were safe, externalaffairs ministry said tonight.Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumarsaid ther...

 2018-01-15 20:19 

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Hamirpur based pilot missing after Helicopter crash...

Hamirpur (HP), January 15 (PTI) Family members Col VijayChand Katoch, one of the two pilots of the missing Pawanhanshelicopter that crashed in the sea on Saturday have urged theCentre to locate him.Katoch hailed from Rangas village in Hamirpur districtand...

 2018-01-15 20:15 

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Blue bull critically injured after being hit by train...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) A blue bull was criticallyinjured after being hit by a train near Shahdara here,Wildlife SOS said.The adult male was found a few kilometres from Shahdararailway station yesterday, said a spokesperson of WildlifeSOS."The nilgai ...

 2018-01-15 20:13 

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BMC regularises modifications in Bachchan's property...

Mumbai, Jan 15 (PTI) The Mumbai civic body hasregularised alleged illegal modifications made in propertiesbelonging to actor Amitabh Bachchan and six others, an RTIquery has revealed.The modifications were regularised by the BrihanMumbaiMunicipal Corporat...

 2018-01-15 20:10 

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TN AG seeks to distance himself from bar council polls...

Chennai, Jan 15 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Advocate General VijayNarayan has sought to disassociate himself from overseeing theconduct of election to the state bar council, raisingapprehensions that it might be tainted by certain"questionable practices". Na...

 2018-01-15 20:08 

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People following diverse practices in India had common...

ancestors: Bhagwat Raipur, Jan 15 (PTI) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today saidthe people of India who follow diverse religious practices areunited because of their "sanskriti" (culture) as they hadcommon ancestors.Addressing an event here, Bhagwat sai...

 2018-01-15 20:07 

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30 NDMC schools to have rooftop solar facility...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) In a bid to promote use ofrenewable energy, 30 municipal schools in north Delhi havebeen identified for installation of solar panels on rooftops,the area's civic body today said.The standing committee of the North Delhi Municip...

 2018-01-15 20:07 

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2 women panchayat members abducted...

Etah, Jan 15 (PTI) Two women panchayat members wereallegedly abducted by members of their rival group days beforethe January 22 panchayat-level elections here, police saidtoday.Their family members lodged complaint with the Kotwalipolice station here.Osan...

 2018-01-15 19:09 

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16 cows die as truck carrying them turns turtle...

Yavatmal, Jan 15 (PTI) At least 16 cows were killedand 20 cattle were injured after a truck carrying themoverturned on the Pandharkawda bypass on the outskirts of thecity today, police said.The accident occurred when a car rammed into the truckfrom behind...

 2018-01-15 19:03 

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Faridabad Police Commissioner transferred...

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (PTI) Barely days after a 23-year-oldwoman was allegedly abducted and gang raped on Saturday in amoving car in Old Faridabad, the Haryana government todaytransferred the Police Commissioner of Faridabad.Faridabad Police Commissioner Han...

 2018-01-15 19:02 

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PM promises more reforms, invites Israeli biz to invest...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday promised more economic reforms to further improve theease of doing business in India as he invited Israelicompanies to invest here.Speaking at an Indo-Israel business event, he referred tothe furth...

 2018-01-15 18:57 

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Modi, Netanyahu vow to combat terror, boost defence ties...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi andhis Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu today held "wide-ranging and intensive" talks to bolster cooperation in keyareas such as defence and counter-terrorism.The two leaders noted the ...

 2018-01-15 18:54 

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Haryana govt transfers four IAS officers...

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (PTI) The Haryana government todayissued transfer and posting orders of four IAS officers withimmediate effect, an official release said here.Rajiv Arora, has been posted as Principal Secretary,Public Health Engineering Department, reli...

 2018-01-15 18:53 

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Cong demands independent probe into Loya's death...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Congress today demanded anindependent investigation into the death of special CBI judgeB H Loya, and argued that the consent of his kin was notnecessary as the matter "impinges" on democracy.Congress spokesperson Abhish...

 2018-01-15 18:11 

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Female rhino killed by poachers...

Tezpur(Assam), Jan 15 (PTI) Poachers killed a femalerhino at the Kaziranga National Park but were unable to takeaway its horn as forest guards rushed to the spot, forestdepartment sources said today.The rhino was killed by the poachers on Sunday nightin t...

 2018-01-15 18:02 

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Pb loan waiver: Farmers to file declaration on holdings...

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (PTI) Punjab government today decidedto introduce a system of self-declaration on land holdings bythose who avail the benefit of its farm loan waiver schemeafter ruling Congress MLAs pointed out that big farmers weretransferring portion...

 2018-01-15 17:57 

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Mob barges into school, disrupts student's "Ghoomar"...

performanceRatlam (MP), Jan 15 (PTI) A mob barged into the annualday function of a private school today and disrupted astudent's dance performance on the "Ghoomar" song from thefilm "Padmaavat", police said.A child and a parent was inj...

 2018-01-15 17:56 

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HC grants bail to engg student accused of raping minor...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Delhi High Court todaygranted bail to an 18-year-old engineering student, accused ofraping a minor by befriending her on WhatsApp and then takingher to a park, where he allegedly committed the crime.Justice A K Pathak granted h...

 2018-01-15 17:52 

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SC to hear plea against 'Kambala' after 4 weeks...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Supreme Court today said itwould hear after four weeks a plea of an animal rights' bodychallenging a bill to legalise traditional buffalo race'Kambala'; and bullock cart races in Karnataka.A bench comprising Chief Ju...

 2018-01-15 17:49 

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5 arrested in two separate murder cases...

Jaipur, Jan 15 (PTI) Five persons were arrested in twoseparate murder cases which took place here last week, policesaid today.Four persons were arrested in connection to the January 8loot and murder of a dairy collection agent in the Sodalaarea, Jaipur po...

 2018-01-15 17:09 

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Exports rise 12.36 pc to $27 bn in Dec...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Exports rose 12.36 per cent inDecember to USD 27.03 billion year-on-year on account ofstrong performance by sectors like engineering goods andpetroleum products.Imports surged significantly to USD 41.91 billion, up21.12 per cent, o...

 2018-01-15 17:06 

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Magadh Exp engine catches fire, none hurt...

Patna, Jan 15 (PTI) The engine of New Delhi-IslampurMagadh express caught fire at a place between TwiningGanj-Raghunathpur stations on Mughalsarai-Patna rail sectionof Danapur division today but none was hurt, Railways officialsaid.East Central Railway (E...

 2018-01-15 17:06 

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Ex-Union minister Raghunath Jha passes away...

(Eds: Updating with more details, quotes)New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Former Union minister RaghunathJha passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital herein the early hours today.The 78-year-old Jha died due to various healthcomplications, including a m...

 2018-01-15 17:04 

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Tug of war ends as LG clears doorstep delivery scheme,...

Kejriwal tweets 'thanks'New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) After hanging fire for nearly twomonths, Delhi government's ambitious programme for doorstepdelivery of public services has been cleared by Lt GovernorAnil Baijal, who had red-flagged a few provi...

 2018-01-15 16:59 

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BJP seeks apology from Rahul for anti-Modi poster...

Lucknow, Jan 15 (PTI) The BJP today demanded apology fromCongress President Rahul Gandhi for posters appearing in hisLok Sabha constituency Amethi and "denigrated" Prime MinisterNarendra Modi.Senior BJP leader and UP cabinet minister Shrikant Shar...

 2018-01-15 16:58 

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CISF takes over security of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata...

Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) An armed squad of over 90 CISFpersonnel today took over the security of the historicVictoria Memorial here with a mandate to guard it against anyterror strike and theft.The Union Home Ministry recently approved the deploymentof a tot...

 2018-01-15 16:40 

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Indo-Israel summit: Modi invites Israeli defence companies for co-production...

co-productionNew Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday invited Israeli defence companies to India for co-production, as he held comprehensive talks on strategic issueswith his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who calledhim a "re...

 2018-01-15 16:05 

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Justice Rajiv Shakdher returns to Delhi HC...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Justice Rajiv Shakdher returnedto the Delhi High Court almost 20 months after he wastransferred to the Madras High Court and administered oathhere today.Justice Shakdher was administered the oath of office as ajudge of the Delhi Hi...

 2018-01-15 16:04 

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Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m....

New Delhi: Jan 15, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews....

 2018-01-15 15:59 

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CBI recovers Rs 2.15 cr in raids at agriculture ministry...

official's residenceNew Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The CBI has recovered Rs 2.15crore in cash and jewellery worth about Rs 30 lakh from theresidence of a senior official of the Union agricultureministry, posted in Kolkata.The CBI sources said the searches we...

 2018-01-15 15:58 

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5-yr-old girl raped by 45-yr-old in Bathinda...

Bathinda (Pb), Jan 15 (PTI) A five-year-old girl wasallegedly raped by a 45-year-old villager here, police saidtoday.The accused allegedly took the child to a field where heallegedly raped her yesterday evening, police said. The girlwas alone at home, the...

 2018-01-15 15:52 

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Everything settled among SC judges: AG...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Attorney General K K Venugopaltoday said "everything has been settled" in the higherjudiciary in the aftermath of the crisis after four seniorjudges openly castigated the functioning of the top courtheaded by Chief Justice ...

 2018-01-15 15:47 

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Two killed as truck falls into river Chenab in Ramban...

Bhaderwah/Jammu, Jan 15 (PTI) Two persons were killedwhen a truck skidded off the road and rolled down into riverChenab in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.The truck skidded off the road and fell into river Chenabnear Jaiswal bridge Karoo...

 2018-01-15 15:00 

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19-year-old killed, another injured in road accident...

Phagwara, Jan 15 (PTI) A 19-year-old youth was killed andanother person injured after their scooter was hit by a busnear Hadiabad on Phagwara-Jandiala road today, police said.The deceased was identified as Mani, resident of villageSemi Patra in Jalandhar ...

 2018-01-15 14:49 

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SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India...

(Eds: Adding more details)New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) The Bar Council of India (BCI)today said the crisis, which had erupted after four topSupreme Court judges came out openly against allocation ofcases by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has been resolved...

 2018-01-15 14:45 

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Rahul slams BJP on first UP tour as Cong chief...

Rae Bareli (UP), Jan 15 (PTI) On his first visit asCongress president to party bastions Rae Bareli and Amethi inUttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi today slammed the BJP, accusing itof continuously "lying" and not honouring its promises made tothe people....

 2018-01-15 14:44 

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Security guard shot dead in Noida...

Noida, Jan 15 (PTI) Armed robbers struck at a factory andallegedly shot dead a security guard in Sector 63 here, policesaid today.The guard, Ashutosh, who was working at the factory, wasshot dead last night, Deputy Superintendent of Police RajivKumar Sing...

 2018-01-15 14:37 

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50,000 artists to get govt assistance in Odisha...

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (PTI) Odisha government todayannounced an artists' assistance scheme called the'Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Jojana' (MMKSJ) under which50,000 artists from across the state will get a monthlyassistance of Rs 1,200.The ann...

 2018-01-15 14:31 

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Goa files arguments at Mahadayi tribunal on dispute with...

K'takaPanaji, Jan 15 (PTI) The Goa government today filed abrief summary of arguments before the Mahadayi Water DisputeTribunal in Delhi amidst its dispute with Karnataka over thediversion of the river's waters.The hearing on Goa's arguments a...

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