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Shares barely budge amid uncertainty over Trump's economic agenda
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Asian shares were tentative in early Monday trade as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress. MSCI ... read..


Dollar edges up yen after dropping on US political turmoil
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
The dollar edged up in early Asian trading on Monday, moving tentatively away from the four-month low against the yen plumbed in the previous session on concerns that White House personnel changes will impair President Donald Trump's ability to pass tax r ... read..


Neymar nets twice as PSG thrash Toulouse
Undated | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Paris St Germain's record signing Neymar scored twice on his home debut as the 10-man side thrashed Toulouse 6-2 to go top of Ligue 1. Last season's runners-up produced a stunning display as they set out to reap the benefits of securing the services of B ... read..


Samsung Bioepis teams up with Takeda to develop original biotech drugs
By Joyce Lee SEOUL | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs. Original biotech drugs represent a busi ... read..


Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career title
Undated | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest win of his career when he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Cincinnati Open. Dimitrov, who has toiled through his career with little reward against the game's 'Big Four', grasped his ... read..


GJM leader arrested, CPI(M),Congress demand immediate tripartite meeting to resolve Darjeeling impasse, tense situation prevails
Darjeeling/Kolkata | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
GJM leader Niraj Pradhan has been arrested for various charges amid prevailing tense situation across Darjeeling hills even as the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) sought the NIA probe into the grenade attack at Kalimpong police station a ... read..


Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,753 1 Gm Silver - 41.90 UNI VS 1040 ... read..


Gabba curator Mitchell to pull up stumps after Ashes
MELBOURNE | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test. The Brisbane venue has long been acclaimed for the quality of its pit ... read..


China, Hong Kong shares buoyed by Unicom news, Chalco output boost
* SSEC 0.2 pct | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
China stocks rose on Monday, led by telecoms group China Unicom which shot up by its daily limit after the securities regulator said its $11.7 billion ownership reform plan does not violate rules. The CSI300 index rose 0.3 percent to 3,735.64 points by th ... read..


Sri Lanka coach Pothas seeks free hand to lead revival
Undated | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India. Sri Lanka were well beaten in the recently ... read..


Former TTD EO, retd IAS officer PVRK Prasad passes away
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 21 2017 IST
Retired IAS officer and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) former Executive officer PVRK Prasad died of cardiac arrest at a corporate hospital here. He was 77 and survived by wife, a daughter and a son. Prasad, an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, h ... read..


Hardoi: Man attempting to rape minor thrashed, garlanded with slippers
Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A man, who attempted to rape a minor girl, was thrashed by the villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district. ... read..


Dharmendra Pradhan flags off 11 medical units of mobile health vans
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off eleven Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. ... read..


Delhi: Two dead, one critically injured after vehicle rams into bike in Alipur
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least two people were killed and one critically injured after a vehicle rammed into a bike in Delhi's Alipur in the wee hours of Monday. ... read..


Ghaziabad: Two Myanmar nationals arrested over illegal residency
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Two Myanmar nationals, who were residing illegally in India, were arrested in Ghaziabad's Loni on Monday. ... read..


Here is artisan Monika Pal who makes Durga idols for a living
Midnapore (West Bengal) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Breaking all stereotypes, a woman, Monika Pal in Midnapore, has been making Durga idols for livelihood for the last 22 years. ... read..


Sasikala jail perk row: Former DIG submits evidence to ACB showing Sasikala entering jail in civilian attire
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Troubles for jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala don't seem to end as a video footage was submitted to the Anti-Corruption Bureaun (ACB) allegedly by ex-deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons ... read..


Three Kashmiri youth arrested for disrespecting National Anthem
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Three Kashmiri students were arrested for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem as they did not stand up for it when it was played in a cinema hall at Hyderabad. ... read..


Two youth killed in accident at Vikhroli Eastern Express Highway
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Two bike-borne youth were killed after a vehicle hit them at Mumbai's Vikhroli Eastern Express Highway last night. ... read..


Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected in Morigaon district
Morigaon (Assam) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state Assam as 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon district, while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour. ... read..


Two AIADMK factions likely to merge on Monday
Chennai | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Decks are cleared for the merger of two factions in AIADMK -- one led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- on Monday, said party officials. ... read..


Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
It was a partly cloudy morning here on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, weather officials said. ... read..


Searches on at New Delhi station after bomb call
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
The New Delhi Railway station authorities along with railway police are carrying out searches in all trains arriving and departing the station following a bomb call on Monday. ... read..


PM Modi, Amit Shah to meet CMs of BJP-ruled states in Delhi
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will meet the Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of all party-ruled states today to discuss core issues like development and social welfare work including the 2019 L ... read..


BJP backs Rajnath's statement lauding NIA for decline in stone-pelting incidents in J-K
New Delhi/Bengaluru [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that incidents of stone-pelting have declined in Jammu and Kashmir due to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday echoed the same saying that the central agency ... read..


Malegaon blast case: SC to pronounce verdict on Lt. Col. Purohit bail plea
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. ... read..


SC to hear plea on police department vacancies
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the petition filed by lawyer, Manish Kumar, seeking to fill up various posts of police department in many states. ... read..


SC to hear Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat's plea
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat raising several issues including that he was not being heard by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on the matters affecting him and his family. ... read..


Railways accidents become continuing story in three years of NDA Govt.: Congress
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After the Government yesterday suspended four railway officials and sent Northern Railway General Manager R.N. Kulshrestha on leave in Utkal train derailment tragedy in Muzaffarnagar, the Congress Party on Monday said that the railways accident has become ... read..


As PM Modi set to meet CMs for 2019 polls, NCP mocks BJP's early preparation
Mumbai [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah are set to meet the chief ministers of all party ruled states on Monday to discuss strategy for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said the meeti ... read..


Congress demands proof on Jaitley's demonetisation claim
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that demonetisation has left Maoists and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir fund starved, the Congress party on Monday said the he should not make such assumptions without any basis or concrete proof. ... read..


Ballia rape: Dalits, women being tortured in BJP government, says BSP
New Delhi/Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After a 16-year-old minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by eight men including a police constable in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia on Sunday night, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) cornered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying that the Dalits, women and poor peo ... read..


Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit twice (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
Flight operations at Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an AirAsia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies into a tizzy, police said. ... read..


Investigation will be done if safety was hampered: Indian Railways
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
General Manager of Northern Railways, Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said that a probe is underway in the Utkal Express derailment, adding if there was a minor work on the tracks when the accident took place which affected the safety of the public, then a required ... read..


Jaganmohan Reddy associated with corrupt, criminal people: Chandrababu Naidu
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a scathing attack, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday asserted that YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy is associated with corrupt and criminal people. ... read..


Utkal Express derailment: FIR against unknown persons, charges include 'death due to negligence'
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the first definitive step taken post the deadly Utkal Express derailment, an FIR has been lodged against unknown persons under various sections including 304 A of IPC (death due to negligence). ... read..


Muzaffarnagar train accident shows govt.'s failure: Kharge
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Senior Congress leader and former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday blamed negligence on part of the government for the tragic railway accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, saying the ruling dispensation is not spending on safety of passe ... read..


WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury's car hit by container
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was saved after his car was hit by a speeding truck in Murshidabad on Sunday. ... read..


IndiGo rebuffed cancellation of its daily flight, terms reports 'misleading'
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
National Carrier IndiGo on Sunday rebuffed the claim of cancellation of its daily flight, as being reported, saying that the 'misleading' information is being spread by the competitors to malign the image of the airlines. ... read..


Meerut: STF arrests Bangladeshi national with fake Indian documents
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday arrested a Bangladeshi national from Meerut's Phalauda area with an illegal Indian passport and other documents. ... read..


IndiGo refutes reports of spurt in cancellation of daily flights
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
National Carrier IndiGo on Sunday refuted the reports of spurt in cancellation of its daily flights, saying that the 'misleading' information is being spread by its competitors to malign its image. ... read..


J-K: Search operation launched in Pulwama's Bamnoo area
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the Bamnoo area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on late Sunday evening. ... read..


Utkal train derailment: Northern Railway General Manager sent on leave, four officials suspended
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In wake of the recent Utkal train derailment tragedy in Muzaffarnagar, which claimed 20 lives, the Government on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent Northern Railway General Manager R.N. Kulshrestha on leave. ... read..


Drone scare at Delhi airport: Air Asia India confirms pilots saw unidentified object on IGI runway
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
AirAsia India has confirmed that their pilots saw an object resembling a drone flying close to their aircraft following which the flight operations at the Delhi airport were temporarily halted. ... read..


AIADMK will be 'one again and without Sasikala: OPS
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday announced that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will be one once again, while also adding that the V.K. Sasikala clan will not be a part of the party. ... read..


Minister visits LNJP Hospital, seeks report on sewer death
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday visited the LNJP hospital where a worker died while cleaning a sewer and sought a report on the incident. ... read..


Swaraj India flays Delhi government for sewer workers' deaths
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Swaraj India on Sunday accused the Delhi government of being "insensitive and irresponsible" over the death of sewer workers here and demanded a White Paper on their problems. ... read..


Nigerian woman fatally stabs boyfriend over trivial issue, held
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
A 28-year old woman from Nigeria was arrested on charge of fatally stabbing her live-in partner during a scuffle over a trivial issue in west Delhi, police said on Sunday. ... read..


Utkal train derailment: Railway Safety Commissioner to hold site inspection
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Commissioner of Railway Safety will on Monday conduct an inspection of the Utkal train derailment site. ... read..


Onus of creating 'a new India' lies with the youth: Amit Shah
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday said that the responsibility of creating a New India lies on the shoulders of the youth of the nation. ... read..


High-level meetings between NIA, state agencies crucial to win against terrorism: Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday highlighted the significance of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) towards national security, and proposed the idea of holding high-level meetings between the agency and state agencies once in ev ... read..


Congress terms exclusion of Goa from NGT Pune 'anti-Goan' decision
Panaji (Goa) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress on Sunday said that bringing Goa under National Green Tribunal (NGT) Delhi was an anti-Goan decision by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). ... read..


TDP demands strict action against Reddy for 'provocative' remarks
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday slammed the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy's provoking statements against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. ... read..


Not in my culture to stoop so low: Chandrababu Naidu on Reddy's remarks
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday lashed out at YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy for his remark against him and said that it is not in his culture to stoop so low. ... read..


Downbeat Benitez in the dark about Newcastle signings
By Simon Evans HUDDERSFIELD | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez offered little hope to the club's fans after a second straight loss in the Premier League, having made no secret of his disappointment at the club's failure to make significant moves in the transfer market. Newcastl ... read..


Utkal Exp derailment: 4 officials suspended, 3 sent on leave
New Delhi | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
A day after the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that claimed 24 lives, the Railways today suspended four officials, transferred one and sent three others on leave. Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi, General Manager of Northern Railway, Member Engi ... read..


Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka
DAMBULLA | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals today. Sri Lanka were well-beaten in the recently concluded three-test serie ... read..


Police busts major sex racket
Hyderabad | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Police conducted raids on several massage parlours, which were carrying out flesh trade in Cyberabad areas of the city. During the raid, 19 people including the kingpin Dasari Sidharth were arrested and 65 women including foreign countries who w ... read..


UP power dept lodges 9,981 FIRs against illegal connections
Lucknow | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh government has received major boost in increasing the revenue in the power department by launching drive against illegal power connections and 'katiyabaaz'. According to official sources here tonight after Yogi Adityanath government c ... read..


Late Modeste goal earns point for 10-man Tianjin
By Michael Church HONG KONG | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Fabio Cannavaro breathed a sigh of relief as Anthony Modeste's late goal earned Tianjin Quanjian a 1-1 draw and a share of the points against Changchun Yatai despite playing the final quarter of their Chinese Super League game today with 10 men. Modeste, ... read..


Swaraj India demands 'white paper' from Kejriwal Govt on problems faced by sanitation workers
New Delhi | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Swaraj India today demanded a 'white paper' from Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Government on the problems faced by sanitation workers in Delhi following death of another worker while cleaning a sewer. Reacting over death of the worker, newly appointed p ... read..


TPCC calls party men to join hands against BJP
Hyderabad | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy today gave a clarion call to his party men to rededicate themselves for realising the dreams of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and get rid of the BJP rule in the country for welfare of people. Participating in the 73r ... read..


Two die from snake bite
Vanaparthy | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Two children have died of snake bites at Narasingapuram in this district today. The snake bit Harikrishna (10) and his brother Mahesh (8) when they were sleep late last night. Immediately rushed them Government hospital here where Harishna die ... read..


VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van
BERLIN | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Volkswagen has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials. The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first a ... read..


Mooy strikes as buoyant Huddersfield edge Newcastle
* Huddersfield beat Newcastle 1-0 in their first top-flight home game for 45 years * Australian Aaron Mooy fired Huddersfield ahead in the 50th minute * Ayoze Perez missed a great chance to equalise in the 68th * Promoted Huddersfield have two wins out of two; Newcastle two defeats * Huddersfield host Southampton next | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Promoted Huddersfield Town made it two wins out of two in the Premier League as a superb Aaron Mooy strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle United today. After their 3-0 win at Crystal Palace last week marked their return to the top flight after a 45-ye ... read..


Ration cards in new design to be issued soon: AP Minister
Kakinada | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Andhra Pradesh Minister for civil supplies Prattipati Pullarao said today that the existing ration cards would be exchanged with new design cards shortly streamlining the public distribution system. Talking to reporters after conducting surprise i ... read..


Mayawati hits out at BJP over poll donations
Lucknow | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has alleged that the lavish poll expenditure by the BJP in elections is vitiating the electoral process and also impacting the free and fair elections in the country. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayaw ... read..


Shivanand appointed national vice president of RJD
Patna | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad today appointed senior socialist leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwary as national vice president of the party. Mr Prasad made the announcement to this effect, saying Mr Tiwary was a seasoned leader and he would dis ... read..


Nagaland Cabinet decides to construct Old Secretariat building
Kohima | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
The Nagaland Cabinet today discussed matters related to Urban Local Bodies Election and decided to sanction an amount of Rs. 60 Lakhs for construction of a memorial monolith at Old Civil Secretariat, Kohima as requested by Nagaland Tribes Action Commit ... read..


Nagaland NPF group announces Rio as president
Kohima | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
The Naga Peoples Front (NPF) has announced that the official designation of its leader Neiphiu Rio has been changed from Interim president to president as Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu has not resigned as party president after the expiry of the 15-day ultim ... read..


16 arrested for hooliganism near CM residence
Patna | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Altogether 16 youths were today arrested for their indulgence in hooliganism yesterday near 1 Anne Marg, the official residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, where national executive meeting JD(U) was in progress. Police said here ... read..


Andaman moving ahead with decommissioning 45 year old passenger ship MV Akbar
Port Blair | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
The Andaman and Nicobar Administration is moving ahead with the plan to decommission nearly 45 year old iconic passenger ship MV Akbar, due to issues of fitness of the ship. Since last more than two years ship is out of service and its getting very ... read..


Congress demands immediate all party meeting to resolve Darjeeling impasse
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Congress leader Pradeep Bhattacharya today demanded that state Chief minister Mamata Banerjee should immediately convene an all parties meeting on volatile Darjeeling unrest for resolving the ongoing impasse and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh demanded ... read..


1 sanitation worker dies, 3 injured in cleanliness drive at LNJP hospital
New Delhi | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
One sanitation worker died while three others were injured in a sewer cleaning operation at Lok Narayan Jai Prakash Hospital here today, the fire officials said. Three fire tenders were rushed to rescue the cleanliness workers who were trapped at Gate nu ... read..


BJP Twitter account has over 60 lakh followers
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The BJP has garnered more than 60 lakh followers on social media platform Twitter, the party announced on Sunday. ... read..


1,000 take part in green festival in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
About 1,000 people from all walks of life took part in a cultural festival titled 'Namma Bengaluru Habba' (Our Bengaluru Festival) at the Sankey Tank here on Sunday to create awareness on preserving the environment. ... read..


Cable operator shot dead in Kashmir
Srinagar | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
A cable operator was shot by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town on Sunday evening and succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital, police said. ... read..


Young man fatally stabbed by three brothers over obscene clipping
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
A young man was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors by three brothers over a clipping that showed one of them indulging in obscene acts while bathing in the open in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. ... read..


Man arrested for possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000
Goa [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Calangute Police on Sunday arrested a man possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000. ... read..


Drone scare at Delhi airport: Flight operations resume
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The flight operations at the Delhi airport, which were earlier halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone above the runway, have now been resumed. ... read..


High-level meetings between NIA, state agencies crucial to win over terrorism: Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday highlighted the significance of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) towards national security, and proposed the idea of holding high-level meetings between the agency and state agencies once in ev ... read..


Drone spotted at Delhi airport, flight operations halted
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The flight operations at the Delhi airport have been temporarily halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone at the runway. ... read..


Article 35-A: Focus on common man's issues than 'Constitutional' matters: Jitendra
Jammu | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today asked PDP-BJP Government to focus on issues concerning a common man that getting distracted by 'Constitutional Matters'. " Our main focus should be on common man's issues like regular power and water supply. T ... read..


No evidence on sabotage in Utkal Express derailment found yet by UP ATS
Lucknow | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
With Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police yet to get any tangible evidence of terror act in yesterday's Kalinga Utkal Express derailment in Muzaffarnagar, now all the focus has shifted on the technical or human failure behind the acciden ... read..


Aspirants not issued admit cards protest against J&K Khadi Village and Industries Board
Jammu | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Hundreds of aspirants today protested against Jammu and Kashmir Khadi Village and Industries Board when they were not issued admit cards to appear in the examination for the post of Junior Supervisor. "The exam was scheduled to be held this aftern ... read..


MP boy wins UCMAS Competition, Ahmedabad's Utkarsh wins Gujarat level event
Ahmedabad | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
In the thrilling finale of the 16th National UCMAS Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition held in Ahmedabad , 9 year old Rudra Gupta from Morena, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the Champion of Champions, competing with more than 7000 young mathematical talen ... read..


Indrajeet, Jyoti win Hyderabad Marathon
Hyderabad | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Indrajeet Yadav and Jyoti Gawate were the best of the lot and held sway while winning the full marathon men and women titles in the seventh edition of the popular Airtel Hyderabad Marathon here today. An estimated 20,000 runners participated in the ev ... read..


Double delight for Anindith Reddy, Arjun Narendran
Chennai | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Winning both the races today, Hyderabad's Anindith Reddy extended his domination in the MRF FF1600 class while Arjun Narendran, the Coimbatore-based defending champion in the Indian Touring Cars category also completed a double as the fourth round of the ... read..


Major rivers remain in high spate, flood toll rises to 253
Patna | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Flood continues to wreak havoc in 18 districts of Bihar with nearly 1.27 crore people bearing the brunt of nature`s fury even as the toll mounted to 253. Sources at the disaster management department said that maximum 57 deaths were reported from A ... read..


Postponement of RM Suresh Prabhu's programme at Howrah station tomorrow
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
The scheduled programme of Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu at Howrah station on Monday morning has been postponed keeping in view the flood situation in West Bengal. Eastern Railway Chief Public Relations Officer R. N. Mahapatra in a sta ... read..


Ten Mobile Medical Units lauched to provide primary health care facilities in rural areas
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged of ten Mobile Medical units (MMU) to provide primary health care services at the doorstep in rural Odisha. While six of the MMUs, are supported by Hindustan Petroleum Co ... read..


Information Minister wants recognition of Manipuri language as Classical language
Imphal | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Manipur Information Minister Th Biswajit today appealed to all to work for the development of Manipur language. He was speaking during the 26TH Manipuri Language Day observation here today at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen Palace Compound, Imphal ... read..


Indian pair Ghosh and Satiyan go down fighting in final to Japanese duo
New Delhi | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan came very close to toppling top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura in the men doubles final only to end with the silver medal in the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open at Panag ... read..


Delhi faces sultry weather post rainy day, max temp settles at 35.9 deg C
New Delhi | Sunday, Aug 20 2017 IST
With sultry conditions being experienced today after rains delighted Delhiites , the maximum temperature settled at 35.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. The fine weather yesterday which was low at 29.6 degrees could not continue today as the ma ... read..


Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash (Roundup)
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. ... read..


Delhi man stabbed to death over alleged verbal dispute
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A man was stabbed to death over a verbal dispute with a group of men on Saturday in Delhi. ... read..


Odisha block grant protests: Dharmendra Pradhan urges govt. to arrive at a solution
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Five days into the protests against the block grant system in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the state government to listen to what the agitating teachers have to say and arrive at a proper solution for the betterment of the education sec ... read..


Utkal train derailment: PM Modi, Railway Minister should resign, says TMC
West Bengal [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday dubbed the Utkal train derailment tragedy as 'an unfortunate incident' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to resign from their respective posts. ... read..


Allahabad: Essay competition winner takes charge as SHO for one day
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Allahabad's Saumya Dubey, Class 10 student, on Sunday took charge as the Station House Officer (SHO) for a day, after winning an essay competition on 'A society without police'. ... read..


Vijayawada constable awarded for saving woman from committing suicide
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Joint Commissioner of Police B.V. Ramana Kumar on Sunday felicitated constable Srinivasulu for saving a woman attempting suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada. ... read..


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