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 2020-02-28 21:57 

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CRPF jawan commits suicide at Amethi group centre...

Amethi (UP), Feb 28 (PTI) A 33-year-old CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with an AK 47 rifle at his group centre here on Friday, police said. The jawan was posted at CRPF group centre in Trishundi under Pipapur police station, th...

 2020-02-28 21:31 

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Four ZUF militants arrested in WB's Howrah...

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) Four Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants, including two women, were on Friday arrested from neighbouring Howrah's Golabari area, police said. The four were nabbed after a person, who was arrested on Thursday along with a hug...

 2020-02-28 21:04 

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Pune: Teacher molests principal after being admonished...

Pune, Feb 28 (PTI) A teacher has been booked for allegedly molesting the principal of his school in Hadapsararea of Pune, police said on Friday.The incident happened on Wednesday and the accused isat large and efforts were on to nab him, an official said....

 2020-02-28 20:52 

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Questioning of Katarpur pilgrims: Punjab CM backs police...

Chandigarh, Feb 28 (PTI) A day after the opposition targeted the Congress-led government over the issue of questioning of some Kartarpur Sahib pilgrims, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh backed the Punjab Police's action and said it acted on the request ...

 2020-02-28 20:44 

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Nationalism need not be defensive: Jaishankar...

Kevadiya (Guj), Feb 28 (PTI) The rise of nationalism is one of the "defining characteristics" of present era, andcountries need not be "defensive" about it, External AffairsMinister S Jaishankar said here on Friday.He was speaking at the 6...

 2020-02-28 20:40 

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Delhi violence: Distraught father awaits son's return...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Yunus, 38, has been making frantic rounds of hospitals and mortuaries for the last five days, hoping to find his 16-year-old son Yusuf. A Class XI student, Yusuf left his home in northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh, which has been wra...

 2020-02-28 20:09 

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Only 15pc R&D workforce are women: President Kovind...

(Eds: Adds quotes) New Delhi/Ranchi, Feb 28 (PTI) President Ram NathKovind on Friday rued the lesser number of women in the areaof science and technology and said they comprise only 15 percent of the workforce in research and development.He also launched ...

 2020-02-28 20:06 

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Vistara, Japan Airlines to expand code share partnership...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Full service carriers Vistara and Japan Airlines will expand their code share partnership, a move that will provide additional options for travellers between India and Japan, according to a release. Code sharing allows an airline t...

 2020-02-28 19:48 

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I'm not going to show all my tricks in IPL: Tom Curran...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) England all-rounder Tom Curran says he will not be showing all his tricks during the upcoming IPL keeping in mind the T20 World Cup that begins in Australia in October. "If I'm bowling in the nets to some of the Indian guys...

 2020-02-28 19:35 

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Nalini moves HC with fresh plea, seeks release without...

governor's approval Chennai, Feb 28 (PTI) In a fresh litigation, NaliniSriharan, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case,has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to theTamil Nadu government to release her without waiting for the...

 2020-02-28 19:34 

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Odisha man sets wife on fire as she objects to his...

extramarital affair Jajpur (Odisha), Feb 28 (PTI) A 45-year-old woman wasset on fire by her husband in Odisha's Jajpur district as sheobjected to his extramarital affair, police said on Friday.Though the incident took place on Thursday in the NewMarke...

 2020-02-28 19:27 

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East Bengal face Churchill Brothers...

(Eds: Adding details) Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) East Bengal will return to the iconic Yuba Bharati Krirangan for the first time this I-League season as they cross swords with Churchill Brothers here on Saturday. After having succumbed to five defeats since th...

 2020-02-28 19:21 

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Asian Wrestling qualifiers postponed indefinitely...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers, scheduled to be held next month in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, have been postponed indefinitely due to concerns over the novel coronavirus. The event was deferred after the Kyrgyzstan government cam...

 2020-02-28 19:13 

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Body of missing girl found in river...

(EDS: updating with details of post-mortem) Kollam (Kerala), Feb 28 (PTI) The body of a six-year-old girl who was reported missing from near Kerala's Kollamfor the past 24 hours was found along the banks of a nearbyriver on Friday, police said. The Ke...

 2020-02-28 19:05 

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Premier League, ISL renew pact for football development...

Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) The Indian Super Leagueand Premier League will continue to work together to shareknowledge and expertise in all areas of football includinggovernance, talent development, commercial growth,administration and wider community devel...

 2020-02-28 18:59 

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BJP, Cong trade charges over 'rajdharma'...

(Eds: Combining related stories) New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of backtracking on 'rajdharma' by opposing the CAA after seeking citizenship for refugees from neighbouring countries, but the opposition party insiste...

 2020-02-28 18:54 

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"Do not drag judges into controversy": SC judge...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) "Do not drag judges into controversy," Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra said on Friday while hearing of a matter related to sealing of a play school near Khan Market in posh Lutyens Delhi. The remark, though made in ...

 2020-02-28 18:47 

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Orissa HC directs increase in home guards pay...

Cuttack, Feb 28 (PTI) The Orissa High Court Friday directed the state government to pay home guards remunerationequal to that of the lower rank salary of regular policepersonnel (constable).Justice Biswanath Rath directed the Odisha governmentto implement...

 2020-02-28 18:35 

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MSK watches as Hardik plays first game post surgery...

Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) Hardik Pandya hit four towering sixes and ran swiftly between the wickets at the DY Patil T20 Cup as chief selector MSK Prasad closely monitored the all-rounder's fitness level in his first game following a back surgery. The ...

 2020-02-28 18:32 

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Mustafabad's Al-Hind Hospital: Home to many injured...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Since violence broke out in northeast Delhi, a 15-bed private hospital in the narrow lanes of Mustafabad has attended to nearly 600 injured people -- all for free. During the height of the clashes that has claimed over 40 lives, th...

 2020-02-28 18:05 

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Reliance 1 beat Bank of Baroda...

Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) Leg spinner Rahul Chahar spun his web as Reliance 1 defeatedBank of Baroda by 25 runsin the16th D Y Patil T20 Cup here on Friday.The injured trio of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya,Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan, pla...

 2020-02-28 18:04 

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Barmer SP removed over custodial death of Dalit man...

(Eds: identifies victim as Dalit) Jaipur, Feb 28 (PTI) Barmer Superintendent of Police Sharad Chowdhary and a circle officer were removed from their posts over the custodial death of a 25-year-old Dalit man, the Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday.Parli...

 2020-02-28 17:50 

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Migrant labourer from West Bengal among 2 killed in wall...

collapse in Karnataka (Eds: Updates with fresh details) Mangaluru, Feb 28 (PTI) Two labourers, including a 20-year old man from West Bengal, were killed and another wasseriously injured when a retaining wall of an under-construction building collapsed on ...

 2020-02-28 17:36 

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Backing our strengths, not focused on Rahul: Arun Lal...

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) Bengal are not intimidated by the presence of K L Rahul in the Karnataka line-up and coach Arun Lal on Friday said they would back their strengths in their Ranji Trophy semifinal. Fresh from his limited overs exploits in New Zealand ...

 2020-02-28 17:07 

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Myanmar president arrives on two-day tour of Bodh Gaya...

Gaya (Bihar), Feb 28 (PTI) Myanmar president Win Myint arrived here on Friday on a two-day tour of Bodh Gaya, theholy town where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenmentmore than two millennia ago.Accompanied by wife Cho Cho and a 28-member delegatio...

 2020-02-28 17:07 

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UP Assembly adjourns sine die, opposition cries foul...

Lucknow, Feb 28 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Assembly was on Friday abruptly adjourned a week ahead of schedule with the BJP-majority House passing the state Budget without a detailed department-by-department discussion, a move protested by the Opposition. The...

 2020-02-28 17:04 

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IRCTC's Golden Chariot to run again from March 22...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The railway's catering arm IRCTC will resume services of the luxury train Golden Chariot on March 22 after a gap of a few years, officials said on Friday. IRCTC took over the operation, management and marketing of the special t...

 2020-02-28 17:01 

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Admin wants to undermine JK Bank's autonomy: PDP...

Jammu, Feb 28 (PTI) Expressing concern over scrapping of the recruitment process for 1,450 posts in Jammu and Kashmir Bank, The PDP on Friday targeted the administration for a "scandalous bureaucratic infiltration" into the financial institution t...

 2020-02-28 16:47 

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Saurav and Veer win ASF awards...

Chennai, Feb 28 (PTI) Saurav Ghosal and Veer Chotrani are the only two Indians to be nominated in the Asian Squash Federation Performance Award for their stellar performance in 2019. World number 13 Ghosal has been nominated for the Dato Alex Award for th...

 2020-02-28 16:45 

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Friday passes off peacefully in Aligarh...

Aligarh, Feb 28 (PTI) Friday prayers passed off peacefully amid heavy security arrangement in various sensitive areas of the city. In the wake of clashes between police and anti-CAA protesters here in the city on Sunday and the disturbed situation in the ...

 2020-02-28 16:09 

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Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Shah...

(Eds: Adds details) Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (PTI) Union Home Minister AmitShah on Friday accused opposition parties of inciting communalriots over the CAA by spreading "misinformation" that Muslimswill lose their citizenship because of the new law.He ...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

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4 killed in road accident in Punjab's Hoshiarpur...

Hoshiarpur (Pb), Feb 28 (PTI) Four men were killed when the car in which they were travelling got hit by a truck on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road here on Friday, police said. The deceased were identified as Rajwinder Singh, Surjit Singh, Rajesh Kumar and Man...

 2020-02-28 15:53 

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India's GDP growth slips to 4.7 pc in December quarter...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) India's economic growth slowed to 4.7 per cent in October-December 2019, according to official data released on Friday. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018...

 2020-02-28 15:52 

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Looking forward to Rahul's quality on field: Nair...

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) Karnataka skipper Karun Nair on Friday said K L Rahul's inclusion is a big boost for his team and he will look to get valuable inputs from the India opener during their semifinal clash against Bengal beginning here on Saturday. R...

 2020-02-28 15:48 

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East Bengal face Churchill Brothers...

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) East Bengal will return to the iconic Yuba Bharati Krirangan for the first time this I-League season as they cross swords with Churchill Brothers here on Saturday. After having succumbed to five defeats since the turn of the year, th...

 2020-02-28 15:47 

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Mizoram to get its third flight service on Saturday...

Aizawl, Feb 28 (PTI) Mizoram is set to get its third flight with low-cost carrier IndiGo starting a service on theGuwahati-Aizawl-Agartala sector on Saturday from the Lengpuiairport, a senior official said.Chief Minister Zoramthanga will flag off the Indi...

 2020-02-28 15:20 

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Real Kashmir look to continue winning run at home...

Srinagar, Feb 28 (PTI) Real Kashmir will be confident of continuing their winning run at home when they take on former winners Aizawl FC in the I-League here on Saturday. Real Kashmir defeated Aizawl 2-0 at the latter's backyard in the first leg. They...

 2020-02-28 15:19 

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Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah...

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday accused opposition parties of spreadingmisinformation about the new citizenship law and incitingcommunal riots.He said people should come out and ask those fomentingtrouble to explain which...

 2020-02-28 15:17 

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Visva Bharati teachers, students assure legal help to...

Bangladeshi student asked to leave India Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) A section of teachers and somestudents at Visva Bharati University have assured legal helpto the Bangladeshi student, who was asked to leave the countryfor engaging in "anti-government act...

 2020-02-28 15:16 

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Punjab lock horns with Gokulam Kerala in I-League...

Kozhikode, Feb 28 (PTI) Former champions Punjab FC will lock horns with Gokulam Kerala in the I-League here on Saturday, looking to do a double after winning the first leg. Gokulam are coming on the back of a loss against Neroca in a match they started as...

 2020-02-28 14:50 

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4G tablet row: Guj govt slams Cong for misleading claims...

Gandhinagar, Feb 28 (PTI) A day after the Congress accused it of buying 4G tablets at an inflated price, theGujarat government on Friday claimed that the opposition wasciting the price of touchscreens and not tablets available one-commerce portals.Leader ...

 2020-02-28 14:28 

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No decision taken yet on Muslim quota: Eknath Shinde...

Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) Shortly after NCP leader and his cabinet colleague Nawab Malik stated that the Maharashtragovernment will provide five per cent quota to Muslims, seniorminister Eknath Shinde said no such decision had been taken.Leaders of the ruling ...

 2020-02-28 14:26 

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Migrant labourer from West Bengal among 2 killed in wall...

collapse in Karnataka Mangaluru, Feb 28 (PTI) At least two labourers, includinga 20-year old man from West Bengal, were killed and anotherwas seriously injured when a compound wall collapsed on themin the city on Friday, police said. Two other workers hav...

 2020-02-28 14:26 

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Hrithik Roshan signs with US-based Gersh Agency...

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (PTI) Hrithik Roshan's next stop can be Hollywood as the Bollywood superstar has been signed by US-based Gersh Agency. According to Deadline, the agency will represent Hrithik along with celebrity management firm, KWAN, in India an...

 2020-02-28 14:26 

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Startups to play key role in Indian space industry: VSSC...

Director Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (PTI) Startups are set toplay a bigger role in the production of space systems in theindustry 4.0 as exploring commercial opportunities for Indianspace sector will be crucial by 2050, S Somnath, Director,Vikram Sarabhai...

 2020-02-28 14:19 

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Shah, NIA chief must resign: Cong on bail to Chopan...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The Congress on Friday attacked the government over the bail granted to Jaish-e-Mohammed terror conspiracy case accused Yusuf Chopan due to "inadequate evidence" and demanded Home Minister Amit Shah and the NIA chief's ...

 2020-02-28 14:13 

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Chhindam disqualified as corporator over Shivaji remark...

Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) The Maharashtra government has disqualified former deputy mayor of Ahmednagar ShripadChhindam as corporator for insulting Shivaji Maharaj, a seniorminister said here on Friday.Chhindam had kicked up a controversy with anobjectionable ...

 2020-02-28 13:38 

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French envoy Emmanuel Lenain in Uttarakhand on Friday...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain will be on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand from Friday to discuss his country's ongoing and future collaborative projects in the state. According to a statement by the French embassy, L...

 2020-02-28 13:31 

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Gold slumps Rs 222 on weak global cues...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Gold prices on Friday fell by Rs 222 to Rs 43,358 per 10 gram in the national capital in line with weak trend in global markets, according to HDFC Securities. The precious metal had closed at Rs 43,580 per 10 gram in the previous t...

 2020-02-28 13:30 

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S N Shrivastava given additional charge of Delhi Police...

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Senior IPS officer S N Shrivastava, who was appointed the special commissioner of Police (Law and Order) of Delhi Police this week, has been given the additional charge of the Delhi Police commissioner with effect from Sunday, an o...

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