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 2018-09-21 21:18 

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5 nabbed, 2 others booked for molesting MNC employee...

Gurgaon, Sep 21 (PTI) Five people were arrested and two others booked for allegedly molesting a 21-year-old MNC employee when she was returning to her home in an upscale residential complex in sector 86 here, police said Friday.They said the incident occu...

 2018-09-21 20:55 

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Former MLA held for 'defaming' TN minister...

Namakkal (TN), Sept 21 (PTI) A former woman AIADMK MLA,now in the DMK, was arrested here Friday for allegedlyspreading defamatory information about a Tamil Nadu ministerthrough the social media, police said. P Saraswathi has been booked under five section...

 2018-09-21 20:40 

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AP cop threatens to cut tongues of abusive MPs, MLAs...

Amaravati (AP), Sept 21 (PTI) A police inspector inAndhra Pradesh caused a flutter threatening to cut tongues ofelected representatives if they spoke in a manner hurting themorale of the force, targeting a ruling TDP MP, who hitback daring him and lodging...

 2018-09-21 20:39 

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Oil companies ask Air India to clear dues...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) State-run oil marketing companies have asked loss-making Air India to clear its dues towards daily billing amid rising oil prices, a source said Friday. Air India group, which comprises Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air, c...

 2018-09-21 20:36 

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Couple arrested in Delhi for running extortion racket...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) A 25-year-old man and his girlfriend were arrested here for allegedly clicking objectionable photos of their massage clients and blackmailing and extorting money from them, the police said on Friday.The arrest comes after one of th...

 2018-09-21 20:24 

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PM to visit Chhattisgarh, Odisha tomorrow...

(Eds: More inputs from Raipur)New Delhi/Raipur, Sep 21 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and poll-bound Chhattisgarh Saturday and launch several projects there, his office has said.He will unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of wor...

 2018-09-21 20:22 

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Rahul to meet eminent academicians Saturday...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi will hold a dialogue with eminent academicians Saturday as part of attempts to reach out to all sections of society ahead of the 2019 polls.The event will be held in the Siri Fort auditorium here and...

 2018-09-21 19:58 

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Govt's Skill India a scam: Cong...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Congress Friday alleged that the Skill India Mission of the Modi government was a "massive scam" with people within the BJP and middlemen pocketing money meant for beneficiaries.Quoting a media investigation, Congress leade...

 2018-09-21 19:48 

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In-flight connectivity may happen in days: Telecom secy...

Bengaluru, Sep 21 (PTI) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC)enabling passengers to make calls and access internet serviceson domestic and international flights in India may happen thisor early next week, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan saidFriday. The centra...

 2018-09-21 19:37 

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Rahul leads oppn attack on Modi govt over Rafale deal...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Congress chief Rahul Gandhi led a blistering opposition attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday over the Rafale deal, accusing him of betraying India and dishonouring its soldiers, after former French president Francois Ho...

 2018-09-21 19:35 

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250 carton of smuggled liquor seized in Ghaziabad...

Ghaziabad, Sep 21 (PTI) Police have seized 250 cartons of liquor from a truck here and arrested one person.On a tip-off, the police intercepted a truck on Eastern Peripheral way on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and made the seizure, Deputy ...

 2018-09-21 19:34 

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Woman guard on goods train molested at Kalyan station...

Thane, Sep 21 (PTI) Two unidentified men allegedlymolested a woman security guard of the Central Railway on agoods train at Kalyan station in Thane district ofMaharashtra, police said Friday.A case under IPC section 354 (molestation) has beenregistered an...

 2018-09-21 19:30 

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested...

Kochi, Sep 21 (PTI) Bishop Franco Mulakkal, a seniormember of the Roman Catholic clergy in India, was arrestedFriday night amid mounting public outrage over allegations ofrepeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, police said. The 54-year old Mulakk...

 2018-09-21 18:58 

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Ambedkar had no problem taking NCP's help earlier: Pawar...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) A day after Dalit leader PrakashAmbedkar questioned his party's secular credentials, NCP chiefSharad Pawar said Friday that Ambedkar had not felt any qualmsabout taking NCP's help in the past.Ambedkar, who heads the Bharipa Ba...

 2018-09-21 18:57 

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Kejriwal attacks Modi govt over Rafale deal...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded that the BJP-led central government come clean on the Rafale deal in light of former French president Francois Hollande's purported statement "directly contradicting&#...

 2018-09-21 18:53 

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Kudankulam unit II shut down for generator maintenance...

Tirunelveli (TN), Sept 21 (PTI) The second unit of theKudankulam Nuclear Power plant in this district has been shutdown for fine tuning of its diesel generator, officials saidFriday. The functioning of the 1000 MWe unit was stopped Thursdayand the work wo...

 2018-09-21 18:41 

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Three men, juvenile held for killing man in Narela...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Three men were arrested and a juvenile apprehended for allegedly killing a man and robbing his car in Narela over a love triangle involving the victim and one of the accused, the police said Friday.The accused were identified as Su...

 2018-09-21 18:40 

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Two arrested for circulating counterfeit currency notes...

Bhawanipatna (Odisha), Sep 21 (PTI) Two persons werearrested for allegedly circulating counterfeit currency notesin Odisha's Kalahandi district Friday, police said.The arrest was made following a complaint by a trader,who had sold some sheep and goat ...

 2018-09-21 18:38 

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Four men arrested in connection with loan racket in PNB...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Four persons including an official of Punjab National Bank Brady house branch in Mumbai whose name figured in the Nirav Modi controversy were arrested in connection with a loan racket, the police said Friday. The accused were ident...

 2018-09-21 17:51 

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Punjab CM flays SAD leadership...

Chandigarh, Sep 21 (PTI) Dismissing as ridiculous the SAD charges against the SSP of Muktsar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday criticised the Akali leadership for its "attempts to divert attention from its impending defeat" in the zila...

 2018-09-21 17:49 

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17 injured in balcony collapse in MP's Chhindwara...

Chhindwara (MP), Sep 20 (PTI) The slab of the balconyof a house Friday collapsed in Madhya Pradesh' Chhindwaradistrict injuring 17 persons, six of them seriously, a policeofficer said.The incident occurred when people were watching aMuharram processio...

 2018-09-21 17:47 

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Mecca Masjid blast case judge keen to join BJP...

Hyderabad, Sept 21 (PTI): Former Judge K Ravinder Reddy,who quit hours after delivering the verdict in the MeccaMasjid blast case, has expressed keenness to join the BJP,describing it as a 'patriotic party' and the one which doesnot have 'fami...

 2018-09-21 17:47 

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The investigating officer in the nun rape case has...

found that the bishop has committed the crime: Kottayam SPHari Sankar....

 2018-09-21 17:42 

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal will be arrested today, says...

Kottayam district police chief Hari Sankar....

 2018-09-21 17:40 

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Indian govt proposed Reliance Defence as partner in Rafale:French media quoting Hollande...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) In a significant development, a French media report quoted former French President Francois Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 c...

 2018-09-21 17:36 

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West Bengal: Another student dies in Islampur clash...

(Eds: With more inputs)Raiganj (WB), Sep 21 (PTI) A college student, injured in a clash between a mob and the police in North Dinajpur, died Friday, pushing the death toll to two. The BJP observed a 12-hour bandh in the West Bengal district over the incid...

 2018-09-21 16:54 

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PM condoles demise of Vietnam president...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled on Friday the demise of Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, saying India has fond memories of his "great friendship".Tran Dai Quang died Friday at the age of 61 after a serious illness.&#...

 2018-09-21 16:52 

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Former Afghan Prez Hamid Karzai visits Jallianwalla Bagh...

Amritsar, Sep 21 (PTI) Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Friday visited the historic Jallianwalla Bagh here, as part of his two-day visit to the holy city.He paid floral tributes to the martyrs who had laid down their lives for India's freedom...

 2018-09-21 16:48 

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Rahane, Iyer sizzle as Mumbai beat Karnataka by 88 runs...

Bengaluru, Sep 21 (PTI) Skipper Ajinkya Rahane andShreyas Iyer struck tons as Mumbai routed Karnataka by 88 runsin their Elite Group A Vijay Hazare match here on Friday.Asked to bat first, Mumbai posted a mammoth 362/5 intheir 50 overs before bundling out...

 2018-09-21 16:46 

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Muharram observed in Kolkata amid tight security...

Kolkata, Sep 21 (PTI) Shia Muslims in the city andits adjoining areas took out processions Friday on theoccasion of Muharram, braving intermittent rain, a seniorpolice officer said.The devotees, carrying tazias, black flags andtraditional arms, were seen ...

 2018-09-21 16:44 

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TRS leader Ramesh Rathod joins Congress...

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (PTI) In a shot in the arm for theCongress in Telangana, TRS leader and former MP Ramesh Rathodjoined the party Friday. Rathod, who was denied a ticket by TRS to contest fromKhanapur (ST) for the coming Assembly polls, joined Congressin ...

 2018-09-21 16:22 

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Five LeT militants killed in J-K: police...

Srinagar, Sep 21 (PTI) Five militants from the Lashkar-e-Taiba who recently infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir were killed in an encounter Friday, police said. The encounter took place at Sumblar area in north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Police said...

 2018-09-21 15:52 

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US dollar ends cheaper against rupee...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) The US dollar ended cheaper against the rupee at 72.20/21 per dollar but the pound sterling also finished higher at Rs 95.28/30 per pound at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market here Friday. Following are the Int...

 2018-09-21 15:43 

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Offenders can be prosecuted under two different laws: SC...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) A person can be prosecuted for an act or omission constituting an offence under two different laws but cannot be sentenced twice for the same offence, the Supreme Court has said.The court said Maharashtra Police can initiate crimin...

 2018-09-21 15:43 

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BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of sedition; seeks action...

Bengaluru, Sep 21 (PTI) The Karnataka BJP Friday accused Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy of sedition and sought action over his remark asking people to "rise in revolt" against the saffron party for its alleged attempts to destabilise the state gov...

 2018-09-21 15:41 

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LPG tanker leaks gas after it overturns; driver injured...

Kozhikode (Ker), Sept 21 (PTI) An LPG tanker startedleaking gas when it overturned Friday at the National Highwayin Malappuram district as the driver lost control of thevehicle, police said. There were no causalities, but the lorry driver wasinjured, they...

 2018-09-21 15:38 

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India calls off the Sushma-Qureshi meeting...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) India Friday called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York, citing the "brutal" killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well...

 2018-09-21 15:27 

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Nitish Rana smashes 91, Delhi beat Hyderabad by 6 wkts...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Left-handed batsman Nitish Rana smashed an unbeaten 91 off 87 balls as Delhi notched up their second successive win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Hyderabad by six wickets here Friday. Hyderabad were dismissed for 205 in 47.4 ...

 2018-09-21 14:57 

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Industrial oils recover on fresh demand...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) Castor seeds bold and castor oil commercial recovered modestly at the Vashi oils and oilseeds wholesale market here Friday following fresh demand from soaps and shippers industries. While, refined palmolein eased owing to mild demand ...

 2018-09-21 14:49 

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Spices remain steady in mute trade...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) Spices remained steady in an otherwise mute spices market here Friday due to lack of demand amid adequate stocks position. Following are today's closing rates (in Rs with previous rates in brackets): Black pepper (per kg) 380/425 ...

 2018-09-21 14:39 

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Medium sugar slips in listless trade...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) Medium sugar prices slipped in an otherwise listless Vashi wholesale market here Friday following subdued demand from stockists and retailers. While, small sugar prices ruled steady in absence of any worthwhile buying activity. Medium...

 2018-09-21 14:33 

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Copper, tin and nickel rebound on renewed demand...

Mumbai, Sep 21 (PTI) Copper, tin and nickel prices rebounded at the non-ferrous metal market here today following stockists' buying amid renewed demand from industrial users. Elsewhere, brass sheet cuttings gained further owing to good demand from con...

 2018-09-21 14:30 

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

New Delhi: 21 SEPT, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews....

 2018-09-21 14:23 

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11-year-old girl raped by hospital staffer...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) An 11-year-old girl, admitted at a hospital in Rohini, was allegedly raped by a sweeper of the health facility on Friday morning, police said. According to the police, the girl was admitted to the ESI Hospital in Rohini on Septembe...

 2018-09-21 14:06 

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Chidambaram slams govt for its 'heavy-handed' approach towards NPA...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Friday slammed the Modi government for its banking policy, saying due to its "heavy-handed4; approach towards non-performing assets, banks have no money to lend.In a series of tweets, the...

 2018-09-21 13:54 

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Youth killed after he tried to save girl from molesters...

Ludhiana, Sep 21 (PTI) A youth was brutally thrashed and killed by seven men after he tried to save his friend's sister from molesters in Ram Nagar area here, police said Friday.The deceased, Dharmaraj (25), worked at a hosiery factory here.According ...

 2018-09-21 13:44 

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Man gets life term for killing wife...

Moga, Sep 21 (PTI) A Moga court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife here in 2015.The court of District and Sessions Judge Tarsem Mangla on Thursday sentenced Rasham Singh, a resident of Moga, to life for murdering his 50-year-old...

 2018-09-21 13:43 

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Chaudhary appointed new SAIL chairman...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), a government order said Friday.Chaudhary, at present, has been serving as the Director (Finance) in the country's largest steel...

 2018-09-21 13:38 

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No policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir: MHA...

(Eds: Updating with additional information)New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) The Home Ministry Friday said no policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of three police personnel by terror group Hizbul Mujahideen and described such reports as...

 2018-09-21 13:35 

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Women's boxing world championships from Nov 15 in Delhi...

New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) The World Women's Boxing Championships, to be hosted by India after more than a decade, will be held from November 15 in the national capital, a top official of the international body said Friday. The teams will have to be here...

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