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 2020-02-20 13:32 

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SC order on commissioning of women enabling, will give clarity moving forward: Army chief...

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Army Chief General M M Naravane on Thursday said the force has been championing gender equality and the Supreme Court order granting permanent commission to women officers will give it a lot of clarity moving forward. The Supreme C...

 2020-02-20 13:13 

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TN fisherman injured in Lankan Navy firing...

Rameswaram(TN) Feb 20 (PTI) A 52-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman was injured when the Sri Lankan Navy allegedlyopened fire at his boat while he was fishing with others offKatchatheevu in the island nation's waters. Sesu of Thangachimadam sustained injur...

 2020-02-20 13:12 

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Six pilgrims from Nepal killed in TN road accident...

Salem/Chennai, Feb 20 (PTI) Six pilgrims from Nepal, including two women, were killed and 24 others injured in aroad accident near Salem on Thursday, police said. The accident happened on the Salem-Bengaluru highwayafter a bus rammed the minibus the pilgr...

 2020-02-20 13:01 

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C'garh: Four killed in tractor accident...

Jagdalpur, Feb 20 (PTI) Four persons were killed and few others injured when the tractor they were travelling inturned turtle in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district on Thursday,police said.The incident took place at Tirthum Square when thevictims were retu...

 2020-02-20 12:41 

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Class 8 student beaten up by teacher, suffers fracture...

Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) A Class 8 student suffered a fracture on her left elbow after she was allegedly beaten upby a teacher in a school in suburban Santacruz, police said onThursday. class 8The incident took place on Monday following which theparents of th...

 2020-02-20 12:39 

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No intention to scrap Art 371: Shah assures Northeast...

Itanagar, Feb 20 (PTI) Reaffirming the government's commitment to protecting the unique culture of the Northeast,Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday misinformationwas spread after abrogation of Article 370 that identical fateawaited Article...

 2020-02-20 12:35 

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MP breaks its record in thermal power generation...

Bhopal, Feb 20 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh has surpassed its earlier record of thermal power generation by producing 1099.7lakh units in one day, an official said on Thursday.The Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company hascreated a new record by producing 1099.7...

 2020-02-20 12:06 

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ABVP opposes Himachal Govt's new excise policy...

Shimla, Feb 20 (PTI) The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has slammed Himachal Pradesh's new excise policy which has reduced liquor rates and approved keeping bars open in star rated hotels till 2 am. The state cabinet in its m...

 2020-02-20 12:00 

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Maha: Govt employee arrested for extortion...

Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) A 47-year-old Central government employee was arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 7 lakhfrom a liquor shop owner, police said on Thursday.The Marine Drive police on Tuesday arrested RajendraWaghmare for allegedly trying to exto...

 2020-02-20 11:39 

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Raj Nivas to be thrown open to tourists in mornings...

Puducherry Feb 20 (PTI) Raj Nivas, the official residence of the Puducherry Lt Governor would be thrown open to touristsduring mornings also. Kiran Bedi made the announcement on Thursday, whileaddressing a team of French tourists visiting the 18th century...

 2020-02-20 11:22 

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L&T Opens Digitally Transformed Corporate Museum...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) The state-of-the-art facility showcases the legacy of the groupChennai, Tamil Nadu, India Busine...

 2020-02-20 11:15 

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Star Air to Operate First Ever Indore-Kishangarh Flight...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) BENGALURU, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Air, a regional commuter airline, which has recently compl...

 2020-02-20 11:15 

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PM condoles loss of lives in Tamil Nadu road accident...

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed anguish over the death of at least 20 people in a road accident in Tamil Nadu and hoped the injured recover soon. "Extremely anguished by the bus accident ... In this hour of g...

 2020-02-20 11:14 

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Law student raped by lawyer, accomplice in UP's Bareilly...

Bareilly (UP), Feb 20 (PTI) A law student was allegedly raped by a lawyer and his accomplice inside his chamber in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district last week, police said on Thursday. The incident happened on February 15 in Bahedi area of the distric...

 2020-02-20 10:35 

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Man killed as crude bombs hurled in Birbhum district...

Bolpur, Feb 20 (PTI) A man was killed after crude bombs were hurled in West Bengal's Birbhum district, policesaid on Thursday.The incident took place at 9.30 pm on Wednesday whenthe deceased, Tapan Das, was passing through Daspara-Sahapurroad under Ka...

 2020-02-20 10:06 

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Man held for 'offensive' FB post on Yogi Adityanath...

Noida (UP), Feb 20 (PTI) A trader has been arrested in Greater Noida for allegedly sharing a Facebook post deemed "offensive" against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, officials said on Thursday. The accused, identified as Chand Qurais...

 2020-02-20 10:05 

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UP: Chided for relationship with youth, woman ends life...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Feb 20 (PTI) An 18-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide here by jumping in front of a train after being rebuked by a youth's family for being in a relationship with him, police said. The body of Nasrin was recovered along the...

 2020-02-20 10:02 

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An All You Can Fly Membership Airline...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following content is a press release. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Have you been having a nerve-wracking experience trying to keep up with your busy schedule or unique lifestyle while flying with commercial ai...

 2020-02-20 10:00 

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Affidavit case: Fadnavis appears before court, gets bail...

Nagpur, Feb 20 (PTI) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appeared before a Nagpur court on Thursdayin connection with a complaint seeking criminal proceedingsagainst him for alleged non-disclosure of criminal cases inhis election affidavit...

 2020-02-20 09:58 

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SC stays Karnataka HC order in DGP case...

(Eds: Adding details) New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Karnataka High Court order issuing non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the state Director General of Police (DGP) in a case.A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde too...

 2020-02-20 09:47 

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BSF officer commits suicide in Kathua...

Jammu, Feb 20 (PTI) An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. V B Yadav of the 90th ...

 2020-02-20 09:12 

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Not 70 lakh, but one lakh to attend Trump roadshow...

Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (PTI) Nearly one lakh people are expected to line up along the 22-km route of the roadshow ofUS President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi inAhmedabad on February 24, officials said on Thursday.The number is much less than w...

 2020-02-20 09:06 

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Vigilance raid at former Kerala minister's residence...

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (PTI) Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption on Thursdayconducted a search at the residence of former health ministerand Congress MLA V S Shivakumar here in connection with adisproportionate assets case ag...

 2020-02-20 09:03 

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Question papers of Manipur class 11 board exams leaked...

Imphal, Feb 20 (PTI) The Manipur state education board cancelled the class 11 final exams after question papers of atleast five subjects were leaked, a senior official said onThursday.Question papers of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biologyand Manipuri were ...

 2020-02-20 08:41 

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Uphaar tragedy: SC dismisses curative plea by victims; no further jail term for Ansal brothers...

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition filed by an association of the victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, sparing the Ansal brothers further jail term. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Ju...

 2020-02-20 08:30 

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Five killed as car rams into truck in Samba...

Jammu, Feb 20 (PTI) Five persons were killed on Thursday when their car rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The accident took place at Swanda Morh in Gagwal area when the car d...

 2020-02-20 07:51 

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Maha govt sanctions Rs 152 cr for roads in Aurangabad...

Aurangabad, Feb 20 (PTI) The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 152.24 crore for the development of roads inAurangabad city, a senior official said on Thursday.During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister UddhavThackeray in Mumbai on Wednesday, the Au...

 2020-02-20 07:46 

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Kerala CM condoles death of people in TN accident ?...

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (PTI) Condoling the death of several people in an accident involving a bus and lorry inTamil Nadu, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursdaydirected two of his ministerial colleagues to rush to theneighbouring state to ...

 2020-02-20 07:44 

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Sydney Welcomes Women's T20 World Cup Cricket...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Players and fans take part in an afternoon of festivities in the lead up to the Opening Ceremony and gam...

 2020-02-19 21:57 

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Two arrested for killing man in southeast Delhi...

(Eds: Adding details of arrest) New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) A 31-year-old man, involved in multiple cases of murder and the Arms Act, was stabbed to death allegedly by two men of the same locality following a quarrel in southeast Delhi's Govindpuri area, ...

 2020-02-19 21:19 

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Gujarat tops in total investment proposed under IEM...

Ahmedabad, Feb 19 (PTI) The Gujarat government on Wednesday said the state tops in the country in totalinvestment proposed under Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum(IEM).Gujarat alone accounts for 51 per cent of the totalinvestment proposed under IEM, whil...

 2020-02-19 21:06 

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Man arrested in Noida for duping job seekers...

Noida (UP), Feb 19 (PTI) The Noida Police cyber cell has arrested a man here for allegedly duping hundreds of people into sending him money on the pretext of getting them jobs in leading private companies, officials said on Wednesday. Accused Pawan Kumar,...

 2020-02-19 20:57 

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MP to bring law to fast-track clearances for industries...

Bhopal, Feb 19 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday announced it will issue 25 types of clearances andlicences within one day to investors wanting to set upindustries or ventures in the state.The state cabinet, which met under chairmanship ofC...

 2020-02-19 20:15 

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3 Nepal nationals arrested for killing man in west Delhi...

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Three Nepal nationals were arrested for allegedly killing a man after he abused them in west Delhi's Khyala, police said on Wednesday. The body of a man -- Ajay (28) -- with injuries on cheek and forehead was found lying on a r...

 2020-02-19 20:10 

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Uber driver held for sexually harassing woman in Gurgaon...

Gurgaon, Feb 19 (PTI) An Uber driver was held for allegedly sexually harassing a woman passenger, police said here on Wednesday. The accused had allegedly masturbated in his car in the presence of the woman, who was a Delhi University student, they said. ...

 2020-02-19 19:54 

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10,210 sex workers in Odisha: Minister...

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (PTI) Odisha has as many as 10,210 sex workers in 22 of the 30 districts of the state,Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das told theAssembly on Wednesday.Das said this while replying to a question in theAssembly.The minis...

 2020-02-19 19:47 

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Former MLC Tanwani back in Shiv Sena...

Aurangabad, Feb 19 (PTI) Former Maharashtra MLC Kishanchand Tanwani rejoined the Shiv Sena on Wednesday afterbeing in the BJP for more than five years.Tanwani had quit the Sena and joined the BJP duringthe 2014 assembly polls in Maharashtra. The Sena, a f...

 2020-02-19 19:47 

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Kashi Mahakal Express to make maiden run tomorrow...

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The Kashi Mahakal Express, the third private train of IRCTC, is likely to make its maiden commercial run on February 20. The train is likely to run on full booking, with 612 of its 648 seats, being reserved a day in advance.The tra...

 2020-02-19 19:45 

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Delhi WCD minister meets women panel...

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday met a DCW team and stressed on women safety and strengthening transgender community, officials said. He also laid emphasis on addressing the issue of domes...

 2020-02-19 19:36 

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Mizoram CM presents Rs 10,081 crore budget for FY21...

Aizawl, Feb 19 (PTI) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Thursday presented a Rs 10,081 crore budgetfor the ficsal 2020-21 in the state Assembly, focusing on theimplementation of the government's socio-economic developmentprogrammes.He said the stat...

 2020-02-19 19:26 

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Union minister urges all stakeholders to promote organic...

farming Shillong, Feb 19 (PTI) Union Minister ParshottamRupala on Wednesday urged all stakeholders to play a pivotalrole in promoting organic farming in the north east region.Addressing a workshop on Soil Health Card and MissionOrganic Value Chain Develop...

 2020-02-19 19:09 

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Rajasthan: Schoolteacher held in molestation case...

Udaipur, Feb 19 (PTI) A physical training instructor of a government school was arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl in the district on Wednesday, police said. The accused, Prem Singh (45), posted at a government senior secondary school in Chansd...

 2020-02-19 19:07 

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Bar owner held for sexually assaulting employee...

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) A 45-year-old bar owner was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a barsinger in the eastern suburb of Ghatkopar here, police said.Based on a complaint lodged by the victim, the policenabbed Suresh Shetty, who allege...

 2020-02-19 18:50 

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Max temp in Delhi settles at two degrees above normal...

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The maximum temperature in the city on Wednesday settled at 26.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal. The national capital in the morning had recorded a low of 8.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal.The Centr...

 2020-02-19 18:50 

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Gauhati HC stays appointment of Agri devpt officers...

Guwahati, Feb 19 (PTI) The Gauhati High Court stayed on Wednesday the appointment of 115 candidates for the post ofAgricultural Development Officers who were selected by theAssam Public Service Commission (APSC).A writ petition was filed by one Shankar Na...

 2020-02-19 18:46 

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Ram Madhav refutes neglecting Odisha in Union budger...

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (PTI) Dismissing allegation of neglecting Odisha in the Union Budget, 2020-21, senior BJPleader Ram Madhav on Wednesday said states get allocationsbased on their performance. The Centre is prepared to give more assistance to states,but...

 2020-02-19 18:46 

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Charred bodies of 24-year-old woman, daughter found in...

Bengal's Nadia Ranaghat, Feb 19 (PTI) The charred bodies of a 24-year-old woman and her daughter were found at their home inWest Bengal's Nadia district on Wednesday, police said.The bodies of Ruma Das and her two-year-old daughterwere brought out...

 2020-02-19 18:32 

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Crude bombs found in Bengal village...

(Eds: Updating with latest inputs) Bolpur (WB), Feb 19 (PTI) Over 40 suspected crudebombs were found in front of a panchayat office, a TMC partyoffice and a bank in West Bengal's Birbhum district onWednesday, police said.However, the bomb disposal tea...

 2020-02-19 18:28 

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Students strike in Assam University enters 10th day...

Silchar (Assam), Feb 19 (PTI) The indefinite hunger strike by students of Assam University here over therustication of a research scholar entered the 10th day onWednesday.The students under the aegis of the Assam UniversityStudents' Union are on hunge...

 2020-02-19 18:25 

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Punjab: Budget session likely to witness fireworks...

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (PTI) The Punjab Assembly's Budget session beginning Thursday is likely to be a stormy affair with opposition parties planning to corner the Congress-led government over issues like power tariff hike, state's poor fiscal health,...

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