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 2019-12-10 21:53 

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Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner for Cong MPs...

(Eds: with updates) New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hosted a dinner for party MPs as the Winter Session of Parliament nears end.The dinner attended by most of the party MPs comes a day before the Citizenship (Amendment) ...

 2019-12-10 21:52 

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Pankaja Munde skips Maha BJP's core committee meeting...

Mumbai, Dec 10 (PTI) Senior BJP leader and formerMaharashtra minister Pankaja Munde on Tuesday remained absentfrom the party's state unit core committee meeting here,claiming she needed time to oversee preparations for herpublic address in Gopinathgad...

 2019-12-10 21:46 

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Matuas stand divided house over CAB, NRC...

Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) The NRC and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has brought forward a sharp division within the Matua Mahasangha, an apex body of the Hindu refugee sect, with one group organising demonstrations against it and another group supporting i...

 2019-12-10 21:32 

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10-day hepatitis awareness drive at Delhi Metro ends...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) From quizzes for commuters to display boards at stations, Delhi Metro lent its support for ten days to an ongoing hepatitis awareness campaign by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), officials said on Tuesday. The 10...

 2019-12-10 21:25 

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Odisha to set up 45 new fast track courts...

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (PTI) Aiming at expediting thetrial of cases relating to women and children, the Odishagovernment on Tuesday said it will set up 45 new fast trackcourts.Of these, 21 courts would be dedicated for cases ofrape and sexual harassment of w...

 2019-12-10 21:21 

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Man arrested for raping woman in Odisha...

Jajpur (Odisha), Dec 10 (PTI) Police on Tuesdayarrested a person for allegedly raping a 44-year-old woman inOdisha's Jajpur district.The incident took place at Khandara Gedisahi villageon Saturday night and the accused was arrested from aneighbouring ...

 2019-12-10 21:16 

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Woman's body found beneath bridge in Pune...

Pune, Dec 10 (PTI) The body of a woman was foundbeneath a bridge in Khadki area of Pune on Tuesday morning,police said.She had taken a lift from a man riding a two-wheelernear Pune railway station on Sunday, an official said."She had asked to be taken...

 2019-12-10 21:10 

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RTI activist killed in Odisha's Kandhamal...

Phulbani (Odisha), Dec 10 (PTI) Noted RTI activist Abhimanyu Panda was shot dead by unidentified assailants near his house at Balliguda town in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Tuesday, police said. Panda was standing in front of his house in Patrasahi ...

 2019-12-10 21:09 

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Maha: Man found dead in car in Beed...

Aurangabad, Dec 10 (PTI) A 30-year-old man was founddead in his car on Monday morning in Parli taluka of Beeddistrict, over 100 kilometres from here, police said.Vijay Sakharam Yamgar was a resident of Dagadwadi inParli and his car was seen parked on Kavl...

 2019-12-10 21:07 

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T'gana CM invited for wedding reception of Azhar's son...

Hyderabad, Dec 10 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister KChandrasekhar Rao has been invited to the wedding reception ofMohammad Azharuddin's son Mohammad Asaduddin and Sania Mirza'ssister Anam Mirza. Former India captain and Hyderabad Cricket Association...

 2019-12-10 20:31 

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2 cows injured during demolition of shelter in Bhayander...

Thane, Dec 10 (PTI) Two cows were injured when ashelter housing them in Bhayander in Thane district was pulleddown by civic authorities on Tuesday, officials said.BJP leader and former MLA Narendra Mehta alleged thedemolition staff had beaten up several o...

 2019-12-10 20:27 

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Haryana deputy CM calls on PM...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday. The Prime Minister's Office tweeted a picture of the two. Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party forged an alliance with the B...

 2019-12-10 20:07 

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West Bengal Assembly adjourned sine-die...

Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) In an uprecedented development,the winter session of West Bengal Assembly was on Tuesdayadjourned sine-die due to lack of business in the House.The assembly was declared adjourned sine-die bySpeaker Biman Banerjee.The winter session ...

 2019-12-10 19:57 

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No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST: Law Minister...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the government is of the view that there is no need to determine creamy layer in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as these communities have been "extremely deprived" for...

 2019-12-10 19:53 

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40 lakh Indians in age group 10-17 use opioids: Minister...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) As high as 40 lakh children and adolescents (age group 10-17 years) in India use opioids and 30 lakh are addicted to alcohol, the government said on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question from a Lok Sabha member, Minister of Sta...

 2019-12-10 19:44 

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Man stabbed to death in front of minor daughter in Delhi...

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) A 38-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by three men in front of his minor daughter in Delhi's Begampur area, police said on Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Naresh Kumar. It is suspected that he was attacked...

 2019-12-10 16:07 

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Anti-CAB protests rock Northeast...

(Eds: Collates related stories)Guwahati/Agartala/Itanagar, Dec 9 (PTI) Large parts ofthe northeast on Tuesday simmered over protests by students'unions and Left-democratic organisations against thecontentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, passed by th...

 2019-12-10 07:20 

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Rahul Gandhi only alternative to Modi, says Gehlot...

By Manisha RegeMumbai, Dec 11 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister AshokGehlot has said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has to come tothe forefront despite the party's drubbing in the Lok Sabhapolls as he is the only alternative to Prime Minister NarendraModi....

 2019-12-09 22:13 

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Delhi Metro adds 2 more stations in e-bicycle scheme...

(Eds: minor changes in intro) New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) The Delhi Metro on Tuesday extended its electric-bicycle (e-bicycle) last-mile connectivity service to two more stations here, officials said."After the successful launch of electric-bicycle (e-bic...

 2019-12-09 21:27 

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GoC briefs LG on security situation in Jammu...

Jammu, Dec 9 (PTI) The general officer commanding (GoC) Tiger division, Major General Sharad Kapoor, on Monday called on Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and briefed him about the security situation along the International Border and LoC in the Ja...

 2019-12-09 21:18 

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Man booked for chasing woman in car in Jammu...

Jammu, Dec 9 (PTI) A man was booked here on Monday for allegedly chasing a woman in a car, after she made a phone call to police, an official said. After receiving the woman's call, police reached the spot within minutes and later caught the accused, ...

 2019-12-09 21:02 

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UP: Gang involved in leaking CTET paper busted, 2 held...

Lucknow, Dec 9 (PTI) Two members of a gang involved in leaking question papers of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district, an official statement said on Monday. The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force na...

 2019-12-09 20:47 

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Murali Vijay fined 10% match fee for showing dissent...

Dindigul, Dec 9 (PTI) Out-of-favour India opener Murali Vijay was on Monday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for expressing dissent over an on-field decision by the umpires on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy match between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka he...

 2019-12-09 20:33 

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UP Police to drop women at late hours...

Lucknow, Dec 9 (PTI) Come Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Police will drop women travelling alone late at night to their destination to ensure their safety. If any woman is alone on the streets from 10 pm to 6 pm, she can dial 112. The Police Response Vehicle (PRV...

 2019-12-09 20:20 

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2 killed, five injured as cooking gas cylinder explodes...

Gonda, Dec 9 (PTI) A woman and her daughter were killed and her other children injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a village here on Monday, police said. The incident took place in Kadru Singha village under Paraspur police station, Additional...

 2019-12-09 20:13 

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Jaipur theatres stop screening 'Panipat'...

(Eds: With updates) Jaipur, Dec 9 (PTI) Several theatres here stopped screening Ashutosh Gowariker's "Panipat" on Monday, amid criticism by Jat groups over the film's portrayal of Bharatpur's Maharaja Surajmal. Jat groups and political...

 2019-12-09 20:03 

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Jamshedpur steal a point from Chennaiyin...

Jamshedpur, Dec 9 (PTI) Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC settled for a point each at the end of a thrilling Indian Super League encounter which ended 1-1 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday. Chennaiyin took the lead through Nerijus Valskis' f...

 2019-12-09 19:58 

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37-year-old man dies of dengue in Kolkata, toll at 28...

Kolkata, Dec 9 (PTI) A 37-year-old man died of dengueat a private hospital in Kolkata, taking the toll due to thevector-borne disease in the state since January to 28,officials said on Monday.Surajit Samanta, a resident of Kanyanagar in South 24Parganas d...

 2019-12-09 19:53 

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Disgruntled Khadse lands in Delhi; meets Sharad Pawar...

(Eds: Updates with Khadse's quotes, other details)Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) Maharashtra BJP veteran EknathKhadse, who has been critical of the state leadership post-assembly polls, on Monday spoke about being "humiliated" and"ignored" by the...

 2019-12-09 19:52 

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Gang of bag lifters busted in Maha's Aurangabad...

Aurangabad, Dec 9 (PTI) Six people were arrested inMaharashtra's Aurangabad for allegedly stealing from cars andtwo-wheelers after diverting the attention of motorists,police said on Monday.The six belong to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu andwere livin...

 2019-12-09 19:32 

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Abhaya takes charge as new Odisha Police chief...

Cuttack, Dec 9 (PTI) Senior IPS officer Abhaya tookcharge as the new director general of the Odisha Police onMonday.Prior to his present assignment, the 1986-batch Odishacadre IPS officer was officiating as the Director of SardarVallabhbhai Patel National...

 2019-12-09 19:16 

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Indore night club raid: 11 working as musicians arrested...

Indore, Dec 9 (PTI) Eleven men working as artistes at'My Home' night club in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, which wasraided on November 30 leading to the rescue of 67 women andseven children, have been arrested, police said on Monday.On Saturday, 35 pe...

 2019-12-09 19:10 

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Ambedkar was in favour of Uniform Civil Code: Gujarat CM...

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (PTI) Prime architect of theConstitution B R Ambedkar was in favour of a Uniform CivilCode (UCC) to bring equality among all citizens and itsimplementation remains an "unfulfilled task", Gujarat ChiefMinister Vijay Rupani said o...

 2019-12-09 19:08 

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20 kg onion looted from state-run store in West Bengal's...

BirbhumSuri (WB), Dec 9 (PTI) Around 20 kg onion wasallegedly looted from a state-run store in West Bengal'sBirbhum district on Monday, an official said.The incident happened at a Sufal Bangla store at theBolpur bus stand area of the district, where o...

 2019-12-09 19:02 

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New building to come up at Rao Tula Ram Hospital...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday laid the foundation stone of a new building of Rao Tula Ram Hospital that will be built at a cost of Rs 65 crore. With this, 270 more beds will be added to the hospital, the Delhi gover...

 2019-12-09 18:49 

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Electoral bonds another form of corruption: Gehlot...

Jaipur, Dec 9 (PTI) Reiterating his stance over electoral bonds, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Monday said these were another form of corruption and black money still existed despite the Centre's decision of demonetisation. "The ce...

 2019-12-09 18:42 

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Boat capsizes off Gujarat coast; seven fishermen missing...

Porbandar, Dec 9 (PTI) Seven fishermen remainedmissing three days after their boat capsized in the ArabianSea off the Gujarat coast, officials said on Monday.The boat, Moine, from Okha in Devbhoomi Dwarkadistrict, had set sail on December 3 for fishing wi...

 2019-12-09 18:24 

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Man dies in queue to buy onions, TDP hits out at AP govt...

Amaravati (AP), Dec 9 (PTI) A 55-year-old man died ofheart attack after he suddenly fell sick while waiting inqueue to purchase onions at Gudivada in Krishna district onMonday.Sambaiah came to the farmers' market (Rythu Bazaar) topurchase onions, bein...

 2019-12-09 18:24 

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No power tariff hike in MP this year: Minister...

Bhopal, Dec 9 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh government hasdecided not to hike power tariff this year, Minister forEnergy Priyavrat Singh said on Monday.Singh also alleged that former Chief Minister ShivrajSingh Chouhan and the BJP were spreading rumours that i...

 2019-12-09 17:56 

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Jaipur theatres stop screening 'Panipat'...

(Eds: Adds details) Jaipur, Dec 9 (PTI) Several theatres here stopped screening Ashutosh Gowariker's "Panipat" on Monday, amid criticism by Jat groups over the film's portrayal of Bharatpur's Maharaja Surajmal. According to the managem...

 2019-12-09 17:55 

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Parliament approves ship recycling bill...

(Eds: Adding details) New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Parliament on Monday approved a legislation to regulate recycling of ships with a view to make India an attractive ship breaking destination to create employment while at the same time ensuring it does not beco...

 2019-12-09 17:54 

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Woman attacked with acid in Kaimur by burqa-clad person...

Bhabhua, Dec 9 (PTI) A burqa-clad person threw acid onthe face of a 30-year old woman in Bihar's Kaimur districtleaving her badly burnt, police said on Monday.The incident took place at the woman's residence atBhagwanpur village in Kaimur district...

 2019-12-09 17:47 

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Jat body seeks ban on 'Panipat', says facts distorted...

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (PTI) A prominent Jat body on Monday demanded a ban on the screening of Ashutosh Gowariker's "Panipat", alleging that it depicted Jat ruler Maharaja Surajmal in an unseemly light. All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti's...

 2019-12-09 17:22 

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AAP holds protest against rising onion prices in Punjab...

Chandigarh, Nov 9 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party held protests at several places in Punjab on Monday against the rising prices of onion and other essential commodities. The protesters submitted memorandums to the government through respective deputy commission...

 2019-12-09 17:17 

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Missing Delhi journalist found dead in Haridwar...

Haridwar, Dec 9 (PTI) A journalist from Delhi, who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances, was found dead in this city of Uttarakhand on Monday, police said. The body of 56-year-old Anuj Gupta with two veins in the wrist of one hand slit was reco...

 2019-12-09 17:17 

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Bypoll results boost Yediyurappa's stock in BJP...

Bengaluru, Dec 9 (PTI) The Karnataka bypoll results hasconsolidated Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's position andboosted his stock within the state BJP along with providingthe much needed stability to the government led by him.There was much at stake ...

 2019-12-09 17:15 

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Citizenship Bill against Constitution: Congress...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) The Congress on Monday opposed theCitizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Lok Sabha saying it isagainst the Constitution as it discriminates against refugeeson the basis of religion.Initiating the debate on the Bill, Congress member M...

 2019-12-09 16:56 

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CCI squash: Yuvna downs Akshaya, enters semi-finals...

Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) Maharashtra's Yuvna Gupta foughthard against Tamil Nadus S Akshaya Sri to record a 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 6-11, 11-2 win in girls under-17 quarter-finalmatch of the 76th CCI Western Indian Squash Open on Monday.The joint third-fourth s...

 2019-12-09 16:50 

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Honeypreet meets Sirsa dera chief at Rohtak jail...

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (PTI) Honeypreet Insan -- the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh -- met the jailed godman at Rohtak's Sunaria prison on Monday. This was the first such meeting between them after the dera chief's c...

 2019-12-09 16:29 

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Parliament passes ship recycling bill...

New Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) Parliament on Monday gave its nodto a bill which seeks to regulate recycling of ships inaccordance with international standards. The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 was passed in RajyaSabha by a voice vote on Monday. Lok Sabha had cle...

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