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 2018-12-10 10:23 

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Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir...

Srinagar, Dec 10 (PTI) Higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Monday while some areas in plains received intermittent rains, forcing the closure of several vital road-links including the Srinagar-Leh National Highway.The overcast conditions ...

 2018-12-10 10:16 

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Woman locked inside home by son, dies of hunger: police...

Shahjahanpur (UP), Dec 10 (PTI) An octogenarian woman, who was locked inside her home in Shahjahanpur allegedly by her son, was found dead, police said Monday.They suspect the woman, 80, died of hunger.The body was found on Sunday after neighbours complai...

 2018-12-10 10:14 

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UP govt gears up to check cheating in state board exams...

Lucknow, Dec 10 (PTI) A new software has been designed and a four-step process initiated to check the menace of copying in the Uttar Pradesh board exams which are beginning from February 7, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said. Centres in the state, w...

 2018-12-10 10:12 

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CoA chief, BCCI acting prez congratulate Team India...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) The Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai and BCCI acting president C K Khanna Monday congratulated the Indian team for winning the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. "Heartiest congratulations to the team. Virat a...

 2018-12-10 09:59 

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Separatists-backed strike hits normal life in Kashmir...

Srinagar, Dec 10 (PTI) Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Monday because of a strike called by separatists to highlight the alleged human rights violations in the Valley.Most shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar...

 2018-12-10 09:45 

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Stage set for counting in Telangana...

Hyderabad, Dec 10 (PTI) The fate of 1,821 candidates contesting the Telangana Assembly election will be decided Tuesday when the counting of votes will be taken up.The maiden polls for the 119-seat Telangana Assembly were held on December 7 with a voter t...

 2018-12-10 09:30 

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SC dismisses PIL challenging dissolution of J&K Assembly by Governor...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL challenging the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik."We are not inclined to interfere (with the decision of the Governor)," a bench comprising Ch...

 2018-12-10 09:11 

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India make statement of intent with 31-run win, lead series 1-0...

By Chetan Narula Adelaide, Dec 10 (PTI) India gave wings to their ferocious ambition of winning a maiden series Down Under, beating Australia by 31 runs in the opening Test with an irresistible fusion of self-belief, hunger and talent here Monday. Chasing...

 2018-12-10 08:48 

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Entrepreneur enthused by CM's visit to his project site...

Tura (Meghalaya), Dec 10 (PTI) Enthused by the visitof Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at his project site,Meghalaya's first recipient of the "entrepreneur of the month"award, Perastill R Marak, is confident that his food productswould soon be ...

 2018-12-10 08:08 

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Taj ticket increased by Rs 200...

Agra, Dec 10 (PTI) Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday.Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India's chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to...

 2018-12-10 07:54 

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Cold, foggy Monday morning in Delhi...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) It was a cold and foggy morning in the city on Monday with the minimum temperature settling at 7.6 degrees Celsius, one degree below the season's average. The MeT department predicted mainly clear skies which could turn partly ...

 2018-12-10 07:53 

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2 arrested for celebratory firing at wedding...

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 10 (PTI) Police have arrested two people for allegedly indulging in celebratory firing at a marriage function in Muzaffarnagar district, an official said Monday.The official said Shadab and Zubair had fired in the air in celebration at ...

 2018-12-10 07:46 

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Property dealer shot dead in Muzaffarnagar...

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 10 (PTI) Unidentified miscreants shot dead a property dealer apparently over an old enmity in Muzaffarnagar district, a senior police official said Monday.SSP Sudhir Kumar said the miscreants came on a motorbike and shot Niraj Chouhan, ...

 2018-12-10 07:46 

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Sensex cracks over 550 pts; Nifty drops below 10,600...

Mumbai, Dec 10 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 550 points Monday as investors turned jittery over exit poll results ahead of outcome of state elections, weakening rupee and crude oil price rise amid escalation in US-China trade tensions. The 3...

 2018-12-09 21:51 

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Two bodies found in separate cases in Delhi...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) In separate cases, the bodies of a woman and a man were found in East and Dwarka districts of Delhi on Sunday, police said. In East Delhi's New Ashok Vihar, the body of a 35-year-old unidentified woman was found with her throat ...

 2018-12-09 21:32 

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Civic polls: Ahmednagar 67%, Dhule 60%...

(EDS: Updating with voting percentage)Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) Ahmednagar and Dhule municipalcorporations Sunday recorded a voter turnout of 67 per centand 60 per cent, respectively, a state election commissionofficial said.Voting for 74-member Dhule and 68-me...

 2018-12-09 21:19 

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Social media spat: Two youths get shot...

Raipur (CG), Dec 9 (PTI) A social media spat betweentwo groups in Chhattisgarh's Raipur took a violent turn Sundaywhen a 24-year-old man allegedly shot at and injured twoyouths, the police said.Police have arrested the main accused Arun Yadav (24)and ...

 2018-12-09 20:58 

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Bargari sacrilege stir ends after six months...

Faridkot, Dec 9 (PTI) Panthic organisations staging a sit-in at Bargari to press for the arrest of those involved in sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, among other demands, on Sunday announced their decision to end the six-month long protest.The first part o...

 2018-12-09 20:53 

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Leader of drug cartel arrested in UP...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) A 29-year-old leader of a drug cartel carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head has been arrested, police said Sunday. The accused was identified as Refauqat, a resident of Bareilly. Three members of his cartel were previously arre...

 2018-12-09 20:21 

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Police raid illegal orchestra bar; arrest 42 people...

Thane (Maha), Dec 9 (PTI) Police raided an illegalorchestra bar here Sunday and arrested 42 people, includingits owner, manager and customers, and also rescued seven bargirls, an official said.The bar is located under the Naya Nagar police stationlimits i...

 2018-12-09 19:53 

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Mumbai City FC hold Bengaluru to 1-1 draw...

Bengaluru, Dec 9 (PTI) Bengaluru FC failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage in the second half as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Mumbai City FC in an engrossing Indian Super League match here on Sunday. In an end-to-end affair till the l...

 2018-12-09 19:51 

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Man stabbed to death over petty issue in Delhi...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) A 25-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death and another got injured in a scuffle between two groups in northwest Delhi's Sawan Park, police said on Sunday.The deceased has been identified as Deepak, they said.Two friends, D...

 2018-12-09 19:37 

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Chouhan confident of BJP win in MP; targets Congress...

Bhopal, Dec 9 (PTI) Two days ahead of counting, MadhyaPradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sunday said hisparty BJP will retain power in the state and accused theCongress of creating doubts in minds of people about thereliability of Electronic Vot...

 2018-12-09 19:33 

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Man detained for trying to slap Union minister Athawale...

(Eds: Updating with details of protests, bandh)Thane/Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) A 30-year-old man was detained for allegedly attempting to slap Union minister Ramdas Athawale at a public event in Maharashtra's Thane district on Saturday night, police said.Th...

 2018-12-09 19:14 

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Pinka Panthers trounce Tamil Thalaivas in PKL...

Visakhapatnam, Dec 9 (PTI) Jaipur Pink Panthers came up with a solid performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 37-24 in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 here on Sunday. Deepak Hooda (9 points) was the architect of their victory and was ably supported by Anand Pati...

 2018-12-09 19:07 

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Elderly woman from Rajasthan dies aboard Thar Express...

Barmer (Raj) , Dec 9 (PTI) A 73-year-old woman from Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district died on board the Thar Express weekly train when she was on the way from Pakistan to India, an immigration official said Sunday. The woman had gone to Pakistan 20 days ...

 2018-12-09 18:59 

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Russia ships arrive for navy exercise off Visakhapatnam...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Three Russian naval ships have arrived in Visakhapatnam to participate in the bilateral maritime exercise with their Indian counterparts aimed at increasing inter-operability amongst the two navies.The 10th edition of exercise INDRA...

 2018-12-09 18:54 

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DMK chief Stalin meets Sonia, Rahul...

(Eds: Adding more inputs)New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) A day before a crucial opposition meeting in Delhi, DMK president M K Stalin met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and discussed a range of issues.Stalin, DMK leaders M K...

 2018-12-09 18:38 

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Four killed in road mishap in Mizoram...

Aizawl, Dec 9 (PTI) Four persons including three womenwere killed in a road accident in Mizoram on Sunday, policesaid.Five persons were travelling in a car when it met withan accident at Ngopa village near Mizoram-Manipur border, theysaid.Four persons wer...

 2018-12-09 18:38 

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Guj: Three workers die while cleaning steel factory tank...

Ahmedabad, Dec 9 (PTI) Three workers died Sundayapparently after inhaling a poisonous gas while cleaning atank at a steel plant near Ahmedabad in Gujarat, police said.Two other workers are critical.The incident occurred at Laxcon Steels Limited locatedon ...

 2018-12-09 18:35 

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Girls college to be named after Haryana's first CM...

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (PTI) Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma Sunday said a girls college will be named after the first chief minister of the state, Bhagwat Dayal.The college will be constructed in Beri, Jhajjar, Sharma said, adding that a statue of...

 2018-12-09 18:34 

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College student drowns off Marina beach, 2 feared dead...

Chennai, Dec 9 (PTI) A student of a private engineering college died and two others were feared dead after they drowned off the Marina beach here Sunday, police saidDinesh Kumar died when he was being taken to a hospital, while the other two -- Jayakeerth...

 2018-12-09 18:29 

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BJP pursuing a politics of "hate and lies": Sanjay Singh...

Patna, Dec 9 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sundayaccused the BJP of pursuing a politics of "hate and lies" andstressed on the need for ousting it from power at the Centre.AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who is also theparty's in-charge f...

 2018-12-09 18:20 

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Churchill beat Aizawl FC 4-1 to jump to 2nd spot...

Vasco, Dec 9 (PTI) Churchill Brothers beat former champions Aizawl FC 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten record in this I-League season and jump to the second spot here on Sunday. Churchill scored through Khalid Aucho (23rd minute), Israel Gurung (24th), Anth...

 2018-12-09 17:38 

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Pak made cosmetics seized from train passengers...

Barmer (Raj) Dec 9 (PTI) Two passengers were detained with 13,550 packets of beauty creams manufactured in Pakistan while they were on board the Thar Express to reach India, a customs official said. The accused Musa and Shahid, both respective residents o...

 2018-12-09 17:36 

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Youth dies of suspected drug overdose in Ludhiana...

Ludhiana, Dec 9 (PTI) An 18-year-old man died of suspected drug overdose in a village here, police said on Sunday.Investigating officer (IO) Harmit Singh of Koom Kalan police station said that the youth's body was found lying on paddy stubble in the f...

 2018-12-09 17:34 

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Cold day in Delhi, minimum temperature at 8.2 deg C...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) It was a cold day in the national capital Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 8.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the normal for this time of the year.According to the Meteorological (MeT) department, the maximum temper...

 2018-12-09 17:25 

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Dhapola stars in Uttarakhand's fifth win on trot...

Dehradun, Dec 9 (PTI) Uttarakhand pace sensation Deepak Dhapola returned a match haul of 11 wickets to help his side beat Meghalaya by eight wickets and secure a fifth win on the trot in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group here Sunday. Dhapola, who bagged a six-...

 2018-12-09 17:24 

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Two onion-growers kill self in Nashik...

Mumbai, Dec 6 (PTI) Two onion farmers fromMaharashtra's Nashik district have allegedly committed suicidein the last two days, apparently due to indebtedness and lowrates commanded by the bulb in markets, police said Sunday.The deceased are identified ...

 2018-12-09 17:21 

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Debutant Vashisht shines in Gambhir's farewell game...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Debutant off-spinner Shivank Vashisht picked up a five-wicket haul as Delhi ended with three points after a draw with Andhra in the Ranji Trophy here Sunday, a game that marked the end of Gautam Gambhir's illustrious career. Del...

 2018-12-09 16:33 

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SAC approves decision to streamline J-K's teaching cadre...

Jammu, Dec 9 (PTI) In a decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor administration Sunday approved the action plan recommended by a committee set up three months ago, an official spokesperson said. The committee, c...

 2018-12-09 16:24 

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Khelo India Youth Games to start from January 9...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday launched the jersey for the second edition of Khelo India, rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games, which will kick start from January 9-20 in Pune.Building on the success o...

 2018-12-09 16:15 

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Tamil Nadu beat Kerala to register first win of season...

Chennai, Dec 9 (PTI) Tamil Nadu registered their first win of the season, beating Kerala by 151 runs Sunday in a Ranji Trophy Elite Group 'B' match at the M A Chidambaram stadium here. The victory and six points renewed Tamil Nadu's hopes afte...

 2018-12-09 15:58 

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New method to predict solar storms developed...

Kolkata, Dec 9 (PTI) A team of scientists have found a way to predict the Sun's activity over the coming decades, which could help better prepare against solar storms that may cripple satellite communications and Earth's electric power grids.In a ...

 2018-12-09 15:49 

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Punjab CM undergoes routine tests at PGI Chandigarh...

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh underwent routine medical tests at the PGI hospital here Sunday as a follow-up after a bout of viral fever last week.Doctors at PGI said all the tests were normal and the chief minister had sli...

 2018-12-09 15:46 

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Maha: Student found dead in varsity classroom...

Sangli (Maha) Dec 9 (PTI) A 24-year-old woman studentof an open university was Sunday found dead in the classroomin Sangli in Maharashtra, the police said.The deceased Vaishali Nalwade was a second yearstudent at the Shantiniketan Open University based in...

 2018-12-09 15:30 

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Bulandshahr peaceful now: UP DGP...

Shirdi (Maha), Dec 9 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh DGP O P Singh Sunday said the situation in Bulandshahr district, where two people died in violence following an alleged cow slaughter incident last week, is peaceful now.Singh, however, evaded a query by reporters ...

 2018-12-09 15:11 

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BJD MPs to raise special category status for Odisha in...

ParliamentBhubaneswar, Dec 9 (PTI) The Biju Janata Dal MPs willraise the demand of special category status for Odisha and anumber of other issues during the winter session of Parliamentwhich is scheduled to start from December 11, a senior partyleader sai...

 2018-12-09 15:06 

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Over 16000 runners take part in Pune Half Marathon...

Pune, Dec 9 (PTI) Marathon enthusiasts from around the country congregated in the city to run in the maiden edition of Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (PHM), which saw participation from over 16,000 people from various walks of life. The participants ran...

 2018-12-09 15:04 

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AAI plans remote mirror image control of busy ATCs...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to have remote as well as mirror image air traffic control systems as it looks to save costs and put in place reliable back up options in case of any system failures, a senior official sai...

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