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 2018-01-16 21:59 

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Budget aims to put J&K economy back on track: Drabu...

Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir's economy wasshattered by the flooding in 2014, disturbances in 2016,demonetisation and the implementation of the GST, and thebudget for 2018-19 aims to put it back on track, FinanceMinister Haseeb Drabu said toda...

 2018-01-16 21:52 

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Renowned cinematographer W B Rao passes away...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Renowned cinematographer W B Raopassed away this morning at a suburban hospital.Rao, known for his works in Bollywood hits like"Rangeela4;, "Hum" and "Khuda Gawah", breathed his last at theBhartiya Arogya Nidhi ...

 2018-01-16 21:51 

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Class XI student ends life over poor grades...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) A Class XI student, who wasdepressed over poor grades and undergoing counselling,committed suicide by allegedly jumping off the balcony of herhouse in Dwarka here, police said today.The girl left behind a suicide note in which shea...

 2018-01-16 21:03 

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10 more Smart Cities to be announced soon: Puri...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) The names of 10 more cities to befunded under the Centre's flagship Smart City Mission will beannounced soon, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.The housing and urban affairs ministry has till nowannounced the names o...

 2018-01-16 21:01 

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JU impasse: Students' sit-in protests enter second day...

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) Students of Jadavpur Universitycontinued with their sit-in for the second day today in theuniversity campus to protest against provisions of a stategovernment bill that effectively dissolves the student unions.The agitating students ...

 2018-01-16 20:58 

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Rajnath slams Cong over Rahul's speeches abroad...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh todayhit out at the Congress over its president raising domesticissues at international fora, and said that it was one of thereasons behind its "fast deteriorating political graph".In his inaugur...

 2018-01-16 20:53 

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DUTA seeks release of funds to 28 state-funded colleges...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) The Delhi University TeachersAssociation (DUTA) today wrote to Deputy Chief Minister ManishSisodia over the delay in release of funds to 28 governmentfunded colleges.In the letter, DUTA president Rajib Ray said, "We havelearnt ...

 2018-01-16 20:47 

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Swaraj, Turkmenistan FM vow to strengthen ties...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj today held talks with her Turkmen counterpart RashidMeredov to strengthen ties, including in the sectors of energyand regional cooperation.Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kum...

 2018-01-16 20:45 

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Cold conditions unabated in Bihar...

Patna, Jan 16 (PTI) Cold conditions continued toprevail in most parts of Bihar today, with Bhagalpur touchingthe season's lowest at 5.9 degrees Celsius, the Met officesaid.The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of7.7 degrees Celsius, while i...

 2018-01-16 20:21 

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7 'Naxal operatives' sent to police custody till Jan 22...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) A special court today remanded sevensuspected Naxal operatives, arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) recently, in police custody till January22.On January 13, the Maharashtra ATS arrested seven peoplefrom Mumbai and ...

 2018-01-16 20:19 

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TMC, BJP supporters clash during rally...

Krishnagar (WB), Jan 16 (PTI) BJP today alleged thatits bike rally was attacked by supporters of the rulingTrinamool Congress at Palashi in Nadia district, a chargedenied by the TMC.A BJP leader of the district claimed that when theparty's rally reach...

 2018-01-16 20:18 

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Security forces recover arms and ammunition from jungle...

Bokaro (Jharkhand), Jan 16 (PTI) Security forces todayrecovered arms and ammunition hidden by CPI(Maoists) in ajungle of Bokara district today, a senior police officer said.Acting on a tip-off, CRPF and district armed policecombed the Chargi jungle in the...

 2018-01-16 20:17 

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Fire in factory in west Delhi...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) A fire broke out tonight at afactory in west Delhi's Udyog Nagar area, following which 25fire tenders were pressed into service, officials said."We received a call at 07:27 pm after which firefightingteams were rushed,"...

 2018-01-16 20:16 

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Haryana's child mortality rate dips, says state govt...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) The mortality rate of childrenunder five years in Haryana has climbed down to thirty sevenper thousand live births signifying a six points dip, thestate government said today.According to the latest child health statistics,Registr...

 2018-01-16 20:10 

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BJP leader assaults Latehar DTO...

Latehar (Jharkhand), Jan 16 (PTI) The DistrictTransport Officer (DTO) of Latehar district was allegedlyassaulted by a BJP leader for removing a name plate from hisvehicle carrying his designation and name, officials said.The DTO Latehar F Barla intercepte...

 2018-01-16 19:23 

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Decision on day-night Test soon: BCCI...

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) BCCI acting secretary AmitabhChoudhary today said a decision on hosting the first everday-night Test in India will be taken soon."This question has been popping up every now and then(about playing and hosting day-night Test) an...

 2018-01-16 19:19 

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3 booked for anti-Modi posters in Amethi: Police...

Amethi (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Three persons, including alocal Congress leader, were booked by the police in connectionwith the anti-Modi posters that appeared here recently,officials said today.The posters were seen near the Gauriganj railway station,and a ca...

 2018-01-16 19:18 

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Haryana to set up State Administrative Tribunal...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) With a view to provide quickerredressal of employees' grievances or service matters and toreduce the pendency of cases before the high court, theHaryana government today paved the way for setting up of aState Administrative Tr...

 2018-01-16 19:18 

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DGCA moots steps to enhance employability of aircraft...

techniciansNew Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) To boost the employability ofaircraft maintenance engineers, the country's aviationwatchdog DGCA plans to take a slew of measures such as ashorter licence procedure, frequent eligibility tests andlower examination fe...

 2018-01-16 19:09 

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No let up in cold wave conditions in north India...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) The northern belt witnessedplummeting temperatures today with Jammu and Kashmir's Kargilshivering at minus 19 degrees Celsius, even as Phulbani inOdisha recorded a low of 4.5 degrees Celsius.The national capital, however, bathe...

 2018-01-16 19:08 

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Cong MP to raise issue of people to be displaced by dam...

Pithoragarh, Jan 16 (PTI) Congress MP from UttarakhandMahendra Singh Mahra said today the party will strongly raisethe issue of people who would be displaced by the proposedPancheshwar dam in Rajya Sabha during the winter session."The public hearing o...

 2018-01-16 17:17 

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Gnani was an independent, fearless journalist: TN Guv...

Chennai, Jan 16 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Governor BanwarilalPurohit today described the late 'Gnani' Sankaran as anindependent and fearless journalist who spoke his mind."I am shocked to know about the demise of GnaniSankaran, veteran journalist, writ...

 2018-01-16 17:05 

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Activists of right-wing outfit held...

Vidisha (MP), Jan 16 (PTI) Police today arrestedactivists of a right-wing organisation when they were headingfor a college run by a Catholic organisation here to perform'aarti9; of Bharat Mata.Defying the district magistrate's order, the Vishwa...

 2018-01-16 16:59 

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Rupee sinks 55 paise to 64.04 on trade deficit concerns...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Hit by a double whammy of risingglobal crude prices and worsening trade deficit, the currencymarket today witnessed a volatility with the rupee plummetingto end at a fresh two-week low of 64.04 against the US dollar.Recording its bigg...

 2018-01-16 16:55 

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Delhi squad: Selectors drop Ranjan, bring back Unmukt...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) The senior selection committee ofDDCA today dropped Bihar politician Pappu Yadav's son SarthakRanjan and brought back seasoned Unmukt Chand for the knock-out phase of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting January 21 inKolkata.Ranja...

 2018-01-16 16:54 

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Historic Indo-Afghan Test from June 14 in Bengaluru...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) India will host Afghanistan'smaiden Test match from June 14 to 18 in Bengaluru, a massivefillip to the war-ravaged country's cricketing profile.The decision was taken after officials from the BCCI andthe Afghanistan Cricket...

 2018-01-16 16:53 

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Rahul route changed in Amethi amid BJP protests...

Amethi (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Clashes between BJP supportersand Congress workers forced Rahul Gandhi to change his routein Amethi today on the last leg of his two-day visit to hisLok Sabha constituency.The route scheduled to have been followed by the Congress...

 2018-01-16 16:17 

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Haryana Urban Development Authority renamed...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) The Haryana Urban DevelopmentAuthority (HUDA) will now be called the Haryana Shahri VikasPradhikaran (HSVP).The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief MinisterManohar Lal Khattar here today, approved the renaming of theurban...

 2018-01-16 16:14 

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Raise awareness on sanitary napkins: HC to Maha govt...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today askedthe Maharashtra government what steps it has taken to bringdown prices of sanitary napkins and spread awareness abouttheir use.A division bench of Justices N H Patil and N W Sambresaid it was an import...

 2018-01-16 16:09 

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Gold maintains rising streak, silver falls...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Gold prices rose further at thebullion market here today on increased buying by jewellers,driven by wedding season demand despite weak global cues.On the other hand, silver declined on speculative sellingcoupled with lower industrial ...

 2018-01-16 16:08 

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Karnataka paid to witness to appear before tribunal: Goa...

ministerPanaji, Jan 16 (PTI) Goa Water Resources Minister VinodPalyekar today accused Karnataka of "paying" money to awitness to appear before a tribunal, which was looking intothe dispute over the sharing of the Mahadayi river waterbetween the tw...

 2018-01-16 16:03 

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Nifty snaps 3-day rally, slips 41 pts to 10,700...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) NSE benchmark Nifty snapped itsthree-day winning streak today to end 41 points lower at10,700.45, weighed down by selling in realty, metal, PSU bank,energy, infra, FMCG and auto stocks.Gains in IT sector cushioned the losses.Overseas,...

 2018-01-16 15:50 

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Aizawl hold East Bengal to goal-less draw...

Aizawl, Jan 16 (PTI) Defending champions Aizawl FC andEast Bengal played out a goal-less draw in an entertaining I-League match here today, with both sides failing to convertthe chances that came their ways.The game started with a high tempo as the home s...

 2018-01-16 15:22 

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Kerala seeks PM's intervention on Sabari rail line...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (PTI) Kerala today soughtPrime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on convincing theRailways to bear the entire expenses for laying the Sabarirail line project. A letter in this regard has been sent to the PrimeMinister, a...

 2018-01-16 15:21 

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3 killed in bull-taming sports in Tamil Nadu...

Madurai, Jan 16 (PTI) Three persons were killed duringthe traditional bull taming sports of Jallikattu andManjavirattu held today as part of Pongal festivities indifferent places in Tamil Nadu.Two spectators died watching the Manjavirattu (a bull-taming s...

 2018-01-16 15:13 

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CM's picture defaced inside JU...

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) A hoarding with West BengalChief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture was found defacedinside the Jadavpur University campus here triggeringcondemnation by the vice chancellor and the state educationminister.The hoarding had been p...

 2018-01-16 14:53 

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Vani takes 2-shot lead in Hero WPGT first leg...

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (PTI) Vani Kapoor shot two-over 74 totake a two-shot lead after the opening day of the inauguralleg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Kalhaar Blues andGreens here today.The 24-year-old took a two-shot lead over Gursimar Badwal...

 2018-01-16 14:35 

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West Bengal is new investment destination now: Mamata...

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) West Bengal is the new investmentdestination now, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said todaywhile inviting global investors to make investments in thestate.She told industrialists at the global business summithere that there is politi...

 2018-01-16 14:34 

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I am not politically inclined: Madhavan...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) R Madhavan is happy that the twoSouth superstars - Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan - are set todebut in politics, but the actor says he is not interested intaking the political plunge.On December 31, Rajinikanth announced his decision to...

 2018-01-16 14:15 

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No Haj subsidy from this year: Naqvi...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) There will be no subsidy for Hajfrom this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvisaid todayNaqvi told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal,a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake thepilgrimage this ...

 2018-01-16 14:13 

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Refined palmolein ease on sluggish demand...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Refined palmolein eased at the Vashioils and oilseeds wholesale market here today followingsluggish demand from retail buyers.Elsewhere, castorseeds bold and castoroil commercial alsoweakened further owing to reduced demand from soaps...

 2018-01-16 14:09 

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Select copra prices recoup on fresh demand...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Copra office Alappuzha and copraoffice Kozhikode recouped at the spices market here todayfollowing fresh demand from stockists and retailers amidstgood export offtake.While, black pepper rd weakened further owing to lowerdemand from s...

 2018-01-16 14:05 

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No Haj subsidy from this year: Naqvi...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) There will be no subsidy for Hajfrom this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvisaid today.Naqvi told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal,a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake thepilgrimage this...

 2018-01-16 13:53 

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Sensex retreats from record, slips 72 pts...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Benchmark Sensex shed 72 pointstoday after three straight record-setting sessions onemergence of profit-booking and weak macroeconomic data.Sentiment turned weak after data released after markethours yesterday showed that the country&...

 2018-01-16 13:40 

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Increase in abduction cases in J-K in 2017: Govt...

(Eds: Correction in intro)Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir witnessed increasein cases of kidnapping of women and girls as compared to 2016,the state government said today.As many as 877 cases of abduction of girls and women havebeen registered last y...

 2018-01-16 13:38 

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Haryana govt bans release of "Padmaavat"...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) The Manohar Lal Khattargovernment in Haryana has banned the release of Sanjay LeelaBhansali's controversial film "Padmaavat", Health MinisterAnil Vij said today.Vij said a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting...

 2018-01-16 13:16 

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Khattar govt bans release of "Padmaavat" in Haryana...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) The Manohar Lal Khattargovernment in Haryana has banned the release of Sanjay LeelaBhansali's controversial film 'Padmaavat' in the state, HealthMinister Anil Vij said today."Film Padmavati/Padmavat banned in Harya...

 2018-01-16 13:13 

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School teacher dies, 12 students injured in accident...

Phagwara, Jan 16 (PTI) A government school teacher diedwhile 12 students were injured, three of them seriously, whentheir bus rammed into a stationary truck at Goraya, ten kmsfrom here, on National Highway 1 this morning, police said.Goraya SHO Parminder ...

 2018-01-16 12:56 

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CJI met four senior-most judges of SC: sources...

(Eds: With additional inputs)New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) In a bid to resolve theirdifferences, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today met thefour senior most judges of the Supreme Court who had hurledseveral accusations against him including on the issue of...

 2018-01-16 12:47 

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RIL to invest Rs 5K cr in West Bengal: Ambani...

(Eds: Adds more quotes, detials)Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani todayannounced Rs 5,000 crore investment in expanding telecom andpetro-retail businesses in West Bengal and said his company isexploring the possibility of setting up a manuf...

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