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 2020-09-25 13:19 

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Punjab, Haryana farmers hit the roads over farm Bills...

(Eds: Adding details ) Chandigarh, Sep 25 (PTI) Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Friday took to the streets in protest against the contentious farm Bills passed by Parliament recently. Agitating farmers blocked roads, including highways, to press the Cent...

 2020-09-25 13:05 

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Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 24,130...

Agartala, Sep 25 (PTI) Tripura's COVID-19 caseload rose to 24,130 as 341 more people tested positive for thevirus on Friday, an official said.The death toll climbed to 262 with five more peoplesuccumbing to the infection, he said.West Tripura district...

 2020-09-25 12:58 

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Legendary singer S P Balasubrahmanyam dies after fighting COVID-19...

Chennai, Sep 25 (PTI) Celebrated playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who held sway over millions of fans with his golden voice for over five decades, died on Friday at hospital here where he was treated for COVID-19 since last month, the hospital said T...

 2020-09-25 12:54 

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SPB's regret: I missed watching my kids grow up...

Bengaluru, Sep 25 (PTI) "I missed watching my children grow up", celebrated playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam oncesaid as he opened up on regrets in his life. As he entered the 50th year of his career in 2015, SPB,as he is fondly called, counte...

 2020-09-25 12:54 

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Last rites of martyred CRPF officer performed in Nagpur...

Nagpur, Sep 25 (PTI) The last rites of CRPF officer Naresh Badole, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu &Kashmir, were performed with full state honours in hishometown Nagpur on Friday.Assistant sub-inspector Badole, who belonged to the117th batt...

 2020-09-25 12:49 

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SPB a household name in AP, Telangana...

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (PTI) Legendary singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who died in Chennai on Friday, is ahousehold name in his native Andhra Pradesh and its siblingTelangana, having enthralled music lovers for more than fivedecades. Its not an exaggeration to sa...

 2020-09-25 12:27 

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Rupee settles 28 paise higher at 73.61 against US dollar...

Mumbai, Sep 25 (PTI) The rupee strengthened by 28 paise to settle at 73.61 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday, as gains in domestic equities buoyed investor sentiment. At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened at 73.76 against the...

 2020-09-25 12:10 

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Bihar polls in 3 phases from Oct 28; counting of votes on Nov 10: EC...

(Eds: Updating with more details) New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Voting for Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7 in one of the biggest elections globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by counting...

 2020-09-25 12:09 

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Ajit Pawar reviews progress of Pune Metro Rail project...

Pune, Sep 25 (PTI) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed progress of the Pune Metro Rail project onFriday morning, a district official said.Pawar, who is also Pune district's guardian minister,visited the Wheel Park depot in Kothrud an...

 2020-09-25 12:05 

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Security forces defuse 4 landmines in Jharkhand...

Medininagar (Jharkhand), Sep 25 (PTI) Security forces on Friday defused four landmines allegedly planted byNaxalites on a road in Jharkhand's Palamu district, policesaid.The Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), weighing 12-15 kg each, were laid on a r...

 2020-09-25 12:00 

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Lockdown: Lecturer turns farm labourer to support family...

(Eds: adds details) Pune, Sep 25 (PTI) Till March, Navnath Gore was alecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra,but the COVID-19-induced lockdown took away his contract joband reduced him to a farm labourer.Gore (32), a resident of Nigdi,...

 2020-09-25 11:51 

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Sid Mallya to turn author with book on mental health...

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Sid Mallya, son of fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya, will make his debut as an author with a book on mental health, announced publishing house Westland. Tentatively titled "conSIDer This", borrowed from his recent web ...

 2020-09-25 11:50 

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Maharashtra minister targets ex-Bihar DGP Pandey...

Mumbai, Sep 25 (PTI) Former Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey would speak like some BJP leader inconnection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case andthat suspicion has proved to be true, Maharashtra HomeMinister Anil Deshmukh has said.Pandey...

 2020-09-25 11:20 

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Lockdown: Lecturer turns farm labourer to support family...

Pune, Sep 25 (PTI) Till March, Navnath Gore was a lecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra,but the COVID-19-induced lockdown took away his contract joband reduced him to a farm labourer.Gore (32), a resident of a small village, Nigdi, i...

 2020-09-25 11:17 

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Chopper scam: Court takes cognisance of charge sheet...

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) A Delhi Court Friday took cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet filed against British National Christian Michel James, Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena and others in the AgustaWestland chopper scam. Special Judge Arvind K...

 2020-09-25 11:11 

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Priest, his brother booked for theft in temple...

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 25 (PTI) A priest and his brother were booked for allegedly stealing Rs 1.25 lakh cash and other valuables from a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Friday. The priest, Sompal, of the Yogmaya temple at ...

 2020-09-25 11:05 

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Goats become guests at Bengal police station...

Barddhaman (WB), Sep 25 (PTI) A humane gesture by some West Bengal police personnel has made a few goats albatrossaround their necks, as the trip has made their police stationin Purba Barddhaman district its home for nearly a week,sources said on Friday.O...

 2020-09-25 11:02 

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Telangana honour killing: Man murdered by in-laws...

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (PTI) In a suspected case of honour killing, a 28-year old man was allegedly abducted and murderedfor marrying a woman belonging to a different caste, policesaid on Friday. Nine people suspected to be involved in the case are incustody. ...

 2020-09-25 10:51 

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Man held for using fake papers to secure Army job...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) A man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district for allegedly using forged documents to get a job in the Army, police said on Friday. The accused, Prashant, was arrested along with his friend on Thursday eve...

 2020-09-25 10:44 

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Farmers protest at Noida-Delhi border in UP...

Noida (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) Scores of farmers gathered on a key road in Noida in Uttar Pradesh in a protest demonstration on Friday, prompting deployment of police in riot gear that kept them from proceeding towards Delhi. Around 150-200 farmers were at the ...

 2020-09-25 10:43 

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Women debut writers dominate JCB 2020 shortlist...

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Debut novels from women authors dominated the JCB Prize for Literature shortlist for 2020 that was announced on Friday. Among the five shortlisted books, three have been penned by women first time writers.The shortlisted books incl...

 2020-09-25 10:23 

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Mayawati attacks UP govt over crimes against women...

Lucknow, Sep 25 (PTI) BSP president Mayawati on Friday questioned the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, claiming that there has been no check on atrocities and crimes against Dalits and women despite several announcements and directives by the gov...

 2020-09-25 10:19 

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Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,786...

Aizawl Sep 25 (PTI) Twenty-six people, including five Assam Rifles personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 inMizoram, pushing the state's virus caseload to 1,786, anofficial said on Friday.Of the 26 cases, 24 were reported from Aizawl districtand ...

 2020-09-25 10:08 

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Seven more die of coronavirus in Pondy...

Puducherry, Sept 25 (PTI) Sevenmore succumbed to COVID- 19 in Puducherry while 608 new infections were recorded onFriday, taking the total caseload to 25,489 in the unionterritory. Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar saidin a release that ...

 2020-09-25 09:57 

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Farmers in Karnataka protest "anti-farmer" policies...

Bengaluru, Sept 25 (PTI) Farmers in Karnataka staged demonstrations across the state on Friday as part of a 'bandh'call given to protest the 'anti-farmer'; policies of thecentral and state governments. A large number of ryots from various p...

 2020-09-25 09:55 

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Bullet hits man during clash in UP, dies...

Sambhal (UP) Sep 25 (PTI) A man was killed and a child injured in an alleged firing incident during a clash between a group of people in the Nakhasa area here, police said on Friday. Mehmood (55) was returning home from a mosque when a bullet fired by som...

 2020-09-25 09:51 

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Bhiwandi AIMIM chief, his 3 aides held for extortion...

Thane, Sep 25(PTI) Police have arrested Bhiwandi unit president of theAll India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen(AIMIM) and his three associates for allegedly kidnapping andextorting money from a builder, an official said on Friday.Mohammad Khalid Shaikh ali...

 2020-09-25 09:20 

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Two held in J-K's Kulgam; arms, cash seized...

Srinagar, Sep 25 (PTI) Two persons were arrested and a huge quantity of arms, ammunition and cash seized from their possession in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said on Friday. Security forces seized a huge quantity of arms, ammunition an...

 2020-09-25 09:16 

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Two die after being hit by mini truck...

Etawah (UP) Sep 25 (PTI) Two women were killed after being hit by a mini truck on the Agra-Etawah National Highway, police said on Friday. The accident occurred on Thursday when Ram Beti (70 ) and her sister-in-law Geeta Devi (55) were waiting on the road...

 2020-09-25 08:59 

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Two militants killed in encounter in J-K...

Srinagar, Sep 25 (PTI) Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. Based on specific information about the presence of militants in Sirham...

 2020-09-25 08:58 

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Body of woman found on rail tracks...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) The body of an unidentified woman has been found on the railway tracks at Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Friday. Police suspect the woman died by suicide by jumping before a goods tr...

 2020-09-25 08:56 

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Sany India Strengthens Presence in Rajasthan...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) The brand inaugurates a new dealership in the blue city JodhpurPune, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir)Sany Indi...

 2020-09-25 08:54 

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COVID-19 tally in India breaches 58-lakh mark...

(Eds: adding details of cases in states ) New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Daily new COVID-19 infections in India remained below the 90,000 mark for the fifth consecutive day even as the country's coronavirus caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, according to the Unio...

 2020-09-25 08:48 

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Farmers begin protest in Punjab, Haryana over farm bills...

(Eds: Correcting day in para 9) Chandigarh, Sep 25 (PTI) Farmers on Friday began their protest as part of the 'Punjab Bandh' call against the contentious farm bills that were recently passed in the Parliament. As many as 31 farmer organisations, u...

 2020-09-25 08:07 

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COVID-19 tally in India crosses 58-lakh mark...

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) India's COVID-19 caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, while over 47 lakh people have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. Th...

 2020-09-25 08:06 

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Moonshot Conversations Goes Global with Layla El Khadri...

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir)Moonshot Conversations, led by the founders of Korroboree, Ms. Lina As...

 2020-09-24 23:17 

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Assam CM enquires about Gogoi's condition...

(Eds: With fresh inputs) Guwahati, Sep 25 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal on Friday enquired about the condition of veteranCongress leader Tarun Gogoi who is now in the intensive careunit (ICU) of a state-run hospital following post-COVID-19c...

 2020-09-24 22:59 

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Farm bills anti-farmer: J'khand CM...

Ranchi, Sep 25 (PTI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday termed the farm bills, which were recently passed by Parliament, as "anti-farmer"; and said they were the "biggest attack" on the federal structure of the country. Parliam...

 2020-09-24 22:37 

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Cong, Left hold protests in Odisha against farm bills...

Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (PTI) The Congress and the Left parties along with farmers held protests across Odisha onFriday, demanding the withdrawal of the farm sector reformbills passed in Parliament.Activists of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) ledby Akshy...

 2020-09-24 22:35 

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4 who broke into Noida factory arrested...

Noida (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) Four members of a gang that broke into factories and houses for robbery were arrested in Noida on Friday, police said. The four, who were involved in a robbery at a factory here after holding its security guard hostage four days a...

 2020-09-24 22:33 

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Bengal logs 59 more COVID deaths, 3,190 new cases...

(Eds: Adds details) Kolkata, Sep 25 (PTI) The COVID-19 death toll in WestBengal rose to 4,665 on Friday after 59 more people succumbedto the disease, a bulletin issued by the state healthdepartment said.The tally went up to 2,41,059 after 3,190 peopletest...

 2020-09-24 22:14 

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Making efforts to fulfil promises made to people: Raj CM...

Jaipur, Sep 25 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the government is aware of its promises made to the people of the state and is making sincere efforts to implement them. Gehlot on Friday held a review meeting with the council of minist...

 2020-09-24 22:05 

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254 new cases push Manipur's COVID-19 tally to 9,791...

Imphal, Sep 25 (PTI) The COVID-19 caseload in Manipur rose to 9,791 as 254 more people, including 58 securitypersonnel, tested positive for the disease, an official saidFriday.The death toll increased to 63 after a 55-year-oldwoman from Bishenpur succumbe...

 2020-09-24 21:59 

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2 Haryana BJP leaders term farm bills 'anti-farmer'...

Chandigarh, Sep 24 (PTI) Haryana BJP leaders Parminder Singh Dhull and Rampal Majra on Thursday dubbed the Centre's farm bills "anti-farmer";, claiming that the apprehensions about the minimum support price were not unfounded. The two former le...

 2020-09-24 21:50 

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Protest over teachers' exam turns violent in Rajasthan...

(Eds: Adding details) Jaipur, Sep 24 (PTI) Candidates of a teachers' recruitment examination laid siege on a highway in Rajasthan, pelted stones and torched vehicles on Thursday over their demand to fill vacancies in the unreserved section with the Sc...

 2020-09-24 21:50 

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Dharma Productions' executive producer summoned by NCB...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday asked Dharma Productions' executive producerKshitiz Ravi to appear before it in the drugs probe linked toSushant Singh Rajput's death, an official said.Dharma Productions is owned...

 2020-09-24 21:48 

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TMC farmers' wing protests against farm bills in Bengal...

Kolkata, Sep 24 (PTI) The Trinamool Congress farmers' wing on Thursday protested against farm bills across WestBengal, demanding that these should be scrapped.Describing the farm sector reform bills as "deathknell" for farmers and agricultural...

 2020-09-24 21:44 

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Assam's COVID-19 toll tops 600-mark with 11 more deaths...

Guwahati, Sep 24 (PTI) Assam's COVID-19 death toll surpassed the 600-mark with 11 more fatalities, while 2,091new infections pushed the caseload to 1,65,582, HealthMinister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.Altogether, 608 people have died due to c...

 2020-09-24 21:39 

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Chhattisgarh records 2,272 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths...

Raipur, Sep 24 (PTI) With 2,272 new COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths, Chhattisgarhs total count rose to 95,623 andthe toll to 752 on Thursday, a health official said.A total of 589 people were discharged from varioushospitals following their recovery, wh...

 2020-09-24 21:26 

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Priyanka welcome to campaign in Gwalior-Chambal: Scindia...

Ashoknagar (MP), Sep 24 (PTI) Gwalior-Chambal in Madhya Pradesh welcomes everyone and there is no problem ifCongress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for herparty in the region for the upcoming assembly bypolls, saidBJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiradi...

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