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 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...

 2020-09-24 20:46 

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Christian houses 'vandalised' in C'garh's Kondagaon...

Kondagaon, Sep 24 (PTI) Tension prevailed in five villages in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district after a mob oflocals allegedly vandalised the houses of some Christianfamilies.While the police said on Thursday that the situationwas under control, the C...

 2020-09-24 20:43 

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Amravati records 272 new COVID-19 cases, 269 recoveries...

Amravati, Sep 24 (PTI) A spike of 272 infections took the caseload past the 12,000-mark to 12,016 in Amravatidistrict of Maharashtra on Thursday, while six fresh deathsraised the toll to 259, the local administration said.With 269 patients getting dischar...

 2020-09-24 20:38 

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Slain BDC chairman cremated in Jammu...

Jammu, Sep 24 (PTI) Amid a pall of gloom, the mortal remains of Block Development Council Chairman Bhupinder Singh, who was killed by terrorists in Kashmir's Budgam district, were cremated here on Thursday. Singh, who was BDC chairman of Khag block, l...

 2020-09-24 20:17 

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4 held for online fraud; Rs 17.67 lakh in cash seized...

Noida (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) Four men have been arrested for allegedly setting up websites to sell different products and then duping customers in an online fraud running into lakhs of rupees, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police said Thursday. The police said the a...

 2020-09-24 20:08 

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Sharad Yadav stable, recovering, says daughter...

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Ailing opposition leader Sharad Yadav's daughter on Thursday said her father is stable and recovering, and thanked top government leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for enquiring about his health. Yadav has been u...

 2020-09-24 20:03 

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Lawyer shot dead by militants in Srinagar...

Srinagar, Sep 24 (PTI) Unidentified militants shot dead a lawyer in Srinagar on Thursday, police said, the second political or social activist to be killed within a 24-hour period. The ultras fired upon advocate Babar Qadri at his Hawal residence around 6...

 2020-09-24 20:03 

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J-K Apni Party holds its first rally in Jammu region...

Jammu, Sep 24 (PTI) The newly floated Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party held its first rally in the Jammu division on Thursday and raised its voice against highway toll plazas and the lack of development in areas having sizeable Scheduled Caste population. Add...

 2020-09-24 20:03 

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Punjab: Four killed in Mohali building collapse...

(Eds: Updating toll) Chandigarh, Sep 24 (PTI) Four people, including three labourers, were killed after a double-storey building collapsed in Punjab's Mohali on Thursday morning. Four persons died in the incident which took place in Mohali's Dera ...

 2020-09-24 19:46 

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COVID-19: 7,710 new cases in Karnataka, 65 deaths...

Bengaluru, Sep 24 (PTI) Karnataka on Thursday registered 7,710 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 65 related fatalities,taking the total number of infections to 5.48 lakh and thetoll to 8,331, the health department said. The day also saw 6,748 patients getting d...

 2020-09-24 19:36 

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COVID-19: 76 deaths, 1,793 new cases in Punjab...

Chandigarh, Sep 24 (PTI) Seventy-six more people died from coronavirus in Punjab on Thursday as 1,793 new infections surfaced, taking the state's case tally to 1,05,220. So far, the disease has claimed 3,066 lives in the state. On Thursday, nine death...

 2020-09-24 19:05 

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Deepika, Ranveer fly back to Mumbai from Goa...

Panaji, Sept 24 (PTI) Actor Deepika Padukone and her husband Ranveer Singh on Thursday flew back to Mumbai fromGoa, ahead of her appearance before the Narcotics ControlBureau (NCB).Deepika is slated to appear before the NCB in Mumbaiin connection with a d...

 2020-09-24 18:44 

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TN records 5,692 new COVID-19 cases; 66 deaths...

Chennai, Sep 24 (PTI): Tamil Nadu recorded 5,692 fresh COVID-19 cases and 66 death, taking total infection count to5,63,591 and the toll to 9,076 on Thursday, the state Healthdepartment said. As many as5,470 people were discharged from varioushealthcare f...

 2020-09-24 18:42 

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19,164 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 459 deaths...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Maharashtra's coronavirus case tally rose to 12,82,963 on Thursday with addition of 19,164cases, the state health department said.With 459 fatalities being reported during the day, thedeath toll in the state reached 34,345, it sai...

 2020-09-24 18:41 

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School principal held for taking bribe in Jaipur...

Jaipur, Sep 24 (PTI) A principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya in Paota area of Jaipur was arrested on Thursday for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 15,000 from a contractor, an Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) official said. The accused, Ashok Kumar Verma, had ...

 2020-09-24 18:40 

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Nagaland reports more recoveries than new COVID-19 cases...

Kohima, Sep 24 (PTI) Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland on Thursday as 89 people werecured of the disease and 59 tested positive for the infection,Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.The fresh infections pushed the state'...

 2020-09-24 18:32 

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CBDT chairman tests COVID positive...

Ghaziabad (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mody was admitted to the Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital in Ghaziabad on Wednesday, medical superintendent Anuj Agarwal...

 2020-09-24 18:11 

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19,164 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 459 deaths...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Maharashtra's coronavirus case tally rose to 12,82,963 on Thursday with addition of 19,164cases, the state health department said.With 459 fatalities being reported during the day, thedeath toll in the state reached 34,345, it sai...

 2020-09-24 18:07 

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Sara Ali Khan arrives in Mumbai ahead of NCB probe...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Actor Sara Ali Khan, who has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, on Thursday arrived in the city from Goa. The 25-year-old actor reached Mumbai with her moth...

 2020-09-24 18:07 

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SP Balasubrahmanyam extremely critical: Hospital...

Chennai, Sep 24 (PTI) Popular playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam fighting COVID-19 for over a month and onlife support is extremely critical, a hospital treating himhere said on Thursday. The 74-year-old Balasubrahmanyam, popularlyknown as SPB, admitted...

 2020-09-24 18:05 

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Another Kolkata cop succumbs to COVID-19...

Kolkata, Sep 24 (PTI) An assistant sub-inspector of Kolkata Police died due to COVID-19 on Thursday, taking thetotal number of personnel from the force succumbing to thevirus to 12, officials said.ASI Tushar Kanti Koley of Haridevpur Police Station,who wa...

 2020-09-24 18:05 

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NGOs appeal to President to not sign FCRA amendment bill...

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Several NGOs on Thursday appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to not sign the FCRA amendment bill and send it back for a parliamentary committee consultation. The Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Foreign Contribu...

 2020-09-24 18:00 

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi appointed new life trustee of IIC...

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been appointed as a new life trustee of the India International Centre (IIC) in the capital, announced IIC on Thursday. Gandhi was appointed a life trustee of the centre following...

 2020-09-24 17:18 

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Advocate shot dead by militants in Srinagar...

Srinagar, Sep 24 (PTI) Unidentified militants shot dead an advocate in Hawal area of Srinagar on Thursday, police said. The ultras fired upon advocate Babar Qadri at his Hawal residence around 6.25 pm from close range before fleeing the spot, a police off...

 2020-09-24 17:08 

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WB Cabinet clears scheme for Brahmin priests...

Kolkata, Sep 24 (PTI) The West Bengal Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to the 'Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo',a scheme under which a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 and freehousing would be allotted to each of around 8,000 SanatanBrahmin priests.Chi...

 2020-09-24 17:06 

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Driest September in Delhi in 16 years: IMD...

(Eds: Adds info ) New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Delhi recorded less than 21 mm rainfall in September, the lowest for the month in 16 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the IMD's regional forecasting cen...

 2020-09-24 17:03 

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Youth with psychiatric illness loses way, family traced...

Chennai, Sep 24 (PTI) A wandering 24-year old man with psychiatric illness was admitted to a government hospital hereby a good samaritan and his family has been tracedsuccessfully and he is being treated, authorities said here onThursday. The youth with a...

 2020-09-24 17:01 

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Last rites of martyred CRPF officer in Nagpur on Friday...

Nagpur, Sept 24 (PTI)The last rites of CRPF officer Naresh Badoley who was killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu &Kashmir will be held in Nagpur, his hometown, with full statehonours on Friday morning, an official release said.His mortal remains will arri...

 2020-09-24 17:01 

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SP Balasubrahmanyam extremely critical: Hospital...

Chennai, Sep 24 (PTI) Popular playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam admitted for COVID-19 treatment and on lifesupport is extremely critical, a hospital treating him heresaid on Thursday. Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as SPBadmitted on August 5, "r...

 2020-09-24 16:30 

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Second wave of COVID-19 hits its peak in Delhi, cases to decline in coming days: CM Kejriwal...

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has hit its peak in the national capital with experts hinting that the cases of infection will decline in the coming daysHe said the gove...

 2020-09-24 16:17 

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Maha: Palghar woman loses Rs 1.6 lakh in online fraud...

Palghar, Sep 24 (PTI) A woman allegedly lost Rs 1.6 lakh in an online fraud in Vasai town of Maharashtra's Palghardistrict, police said on Thursday.According to the complainant, on September 18 and 19she had allegedly received recorded messages with t...

 2020-09-24 16:14 

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TN police seize 74 idols from antique shop in Puducherry...

Puducherry, Sep 24 (PTI) A police team from the Tamil Nadu idol wing raided an antique shop here on Thursday andseized 74 idols.The team, acting on a tip-off, conducted a four-hour-long search at the shop and took 60 metallic icons and14 stone idols to Ch...

 2020-09-24 15:56 

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Farmer commits suicide in UP's Fatehpur...

Fatehpur (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) Upset over not being able to "repay" his loan, a farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur, police said on Thursday. The incident took place at Naraini village in ...

 2020-09-24 15:51 

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UP: Man gets 25-year jail for raping minor...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) A court here on Thursday sentenced a man to 25-year imprisonment for raping a six-year-old girl. The POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court judge, Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari, also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 o...

 2020-09-24 15:42 

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Kerala tourism's campaign wins PATA award...

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (PTI) Kerala Tourism's internationally-acclaimed 'Human by Nature' campaign onThursday bagged the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2020 forMarketing, giving a huge stimulus to the state's tourismindustry, which has b...

 2020-09-24 15:34 

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UP records 4,674 fresh COVID-19 cases, 67 more deaths...

(Eds: Updating with additional details) Lucknow, Sep 24 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,84,277 on Thursday with 4,674 fresh cases, while the death toll mounted to 5,366 as 67 more people succumbed to the disease.The number of active ...

 2020-09-24 15:16 

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Cops deployed outside Deepika Padukone's residence...

Mumbai, Sep 24 ( PTI) Police personnel have been deployed outside the residence of Bollywood actor DeepikaPadukone, who is expected to arrive here from Goa on Thursdayahead of her appearance before the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB), an official said.The N...

 2020-09-24 15:10 

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Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19...

(Eds: Adds details, CM quote) Kolkata, Sep 24 (PTI) Veteran atomic scientist andformer chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basusuccumbed to COVID-19 early on Thursday at a private hospitalhere, a health department official said.He breathed his ...

 2020-09-24 15:04 

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Music has become more free over years: Anoushka Shankar...

By Manish Sain New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar was the first among the very few to go beyond the boundaries of Hindustani classical music to work with different music styles.His daughter, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, who has experi...

 2020-09-24 15:01 

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Retired Navy officer killed in Dwarka over money dispute...

New Delhi, Sep 24 (PTI) A retired naval officer, who was into real-estate business, was fatally shot in the face from a "very close range" by a man who owed him Rs 5 lakh for a residential flat bought from him in Dwarka Sector-23 in South West Del...

 2020-09-24 14:59 

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Woman murdered for refusing to convert: Police...

Sonbhadra (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) A 23-year-old woman was murdered as she allegedly refused to convert after marriage, police said here on Thursday. Police have arrested her husband and one other in this regard. SP Ashish Srivastava said the woman's behead...

 2020-09-24 14:52 

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BSF seizes 100kg of Hilsa fish being smuggled into India...

Kolkata, Sept 24 (PTI) Border Security Force has seized 100 kg of 'Hilsa' fish while the consignment wasallegedly being smuggled from Bangladesh into India throughPetrapole integrated checkpost in West Bengal, a BSF officersaid on Thursday. During...

 2020-09-24 14:04 

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Sensex crashes 1,115 points, Nifty tests 10,800...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Falling for the sixth straight session, domestic equity benchmark Sensex plunged 1,115 points on Thursday amid a heavy selloff in global equities. After opening on a weak note, the 30-share BSE index lost further ground and settled 1,...

 2020-09-24 13:35 

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Man buried alive in borewell...

Farrukhabad (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) A 60-year-old man was on Thursday buried alive and another injured after the earth in a 45-feet deep borewell caved in here. Ashraf (65) and Nandan Rajput (60) got trapped inside the borewell in Alaypur Peet Bholeshwar villa...

 2020-09-24 13:32 

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Tractor driver killed by lone tusker, friend injured...

Coimbatore, Sept 24 (PTI) A tractor driver in a farm near Karamadai on the outskirts of the city was trampled todeath by a lone tusker, forest department sources said onThursday.Gnanaprakasham (31), hailing from Kerala, was goinghome at Periyanaickenpalay...

 2020-09-24 13:23 

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Film-theatre actor Bhupesh Pandya dies of lung cancer...

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Film and stage actor Bhupesh Pandya, best known for roles in movies "Vicky Donor" and "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran", has passed away after battling cancer, according to actor and colleague Rajesh Tailang. The Nationa...

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