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Narendra Modi to honour babus for implementing government's priority programmes
New Delhi, Aug 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will honour civil servants of both the Centre and states for excellence in implementing NDA government's priority programmes like 'Start Up India/Stand Up India', among others. {image-narendramodi2-26-1472227390.jpg} Five priority programmes-- Pradhan Mantri

PM's mention of Kashmir situation in radio address welcomed
Srinagar, Aug 28 Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking up the Kashmir situation in his radio address, saying it was "good to see" him continuing from where he left after meeting

Govt may advance Parliament session to get GST laws approved
New Delhi, Aug 28: Eager to meet the April 1 target to roll out the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government may advance Winter Session of Parliament by a fortnight to get supporting legislations passed, leaving sufficient time for

CIL strike: Government open to discussions, says Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, Aug 28 Ahead of the CIL workers' proposed nation-wide stir on Friday, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said healthy conversations are the way forward and the government is always open to discussions. {image-piyush-goyal-speaks-22-1461308166.jpg} The trade unions are slated to

Centre assesses DBT implementation by ministries
New Delhi, Aug 28 The Centre is assessing implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme as part of its ambitious target of bringing all subsidies under the Aadhaar-based electronic transfer system by March next year. {image-14-1452758631-aadhaar.jpg} It has roped in

Unity and Love are basic mantras to address Kashmir problem: PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said "Ekta" (unity) and "Mamata" (love) are the basic mantras for addressing the Kashmir problem even as he slammed those pushing children to create unrest, saying they will have to give answers

Feeling proud over Mother Teresa's canonisation: Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Mother Teresa, saying every Indian must feel proud as she has officially been recognised as a saint. {image-mann-ki-baat-narendra-modi-22-1463906156.jpg}Modi said that despite being not an Indian, Mother Teresa

A 'euphoric' evening for a cause
New Delhi, Aug 28: Unplugged versions of hit songs by Rabbi Shergill and Indie pop rock band Euphoria regaled audience here as part of a fundraiser for the cause of animal welfare. The event held last evening was organised by one

Unity & Love are basic mantras to address Kashmir problem: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said "Ekta" (unity) and "Mamata" (love) are the basic mantras for addressing the Kashmir problem even as he slammed those pushing children to create unrest, saying they will have to give answers to those "innocent" kids some day. He emphasised that if any life is lost in Kashmir, whether of any youth or any securityman, "that loss is ours, of our own country".Speaking on the unrest in the valley in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi said, "From the interactions I had with all parties on Kashmir, one thing emerged from those, which can be put in

PM's mention of Kashmir situation in radio address welcomed
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking up the Kashmir situation in his radio address, saying it was "good to see" him continuing from where he left after meeting the opposition parties from the state."Good to see @narendramodi ji continuing where he left off after meeting opposition parities in Delhi last Monday," the NC leader said on Twitter after the Prime Minister's radio address. Reacting to Modi's observation on youth being pushed towards stone-pelting, Omar said it was due to "our collective mistakes"."Unfortunately sir

Curfew in some parts of Srinagar, two towns in south Kashmir
Curfew continued in some parts of Srinagar and two towns in south Kashmir, while restrictions on the assembly of people were in force in the rest of the Valley where normal life remained paralysed for the 51st consecutive day today. Curfew remained in force in five police station areas of downtown Srinagar, a police official said.He said the curfew was lifted from many areas of Srinagar today - two days after it was clamped in the entire city to thwart proposed marches by separatist groups to Eidgah in old city on Friday and towards Army headquarters at Badami Bagh cantonment area here yesterd

ISRO tests Scramjet Rocket engine
The Indian Space Research Organisation today successfully test-fired its Scramjet Rocket Engine, which will use oxygen from the atmosphere thereby reducing launch cost, from the spaceport of Sriharikota."The test fire took place around 6 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, it was successful" an official of the city-headquartered space agency told PTI.Usually rocket engines carry both fuel and oxidiser on board for combustion, but these newly developed engines will use oxygen from the atmosphere and there by reducing the cost.It also reduces the weight of the vehicle during l

12 coaches of express train derail in Kerala, none injured
Twelve coaches of Thiruvananthapuram- Mangalore express derailed in the wee hours today near Karukutty station, around 45 kms from here, Southern Railway said. No casualties were reported in the incident.The incident took place around 2.30 am when the 16347 express train derailed between Aluva and Karukutty stations in Ernakulam district after leaving from Thiruvanathapuram at 8.40 pm yesterday, a Southern Railway spokesman said. Following the incident, buses and local trains were arranged to ferry the stranded passengers to Kochi and Thrissur.Traffic on both the lines of the route is affected

Man who deserted minor daughters killed 2-yr-old son: Police
The father of the two minor girls, who were rescued in a battered condition from a room in outer Delhi's Samaypur Badli area, has been arrested and charged with murder of his two-year-old son, police said today.Bunty Gupta, 36, was absconding since August 17 after abandoning his two daughters, aged three and eight years, who were rescued last week from a dark, closed room with maggots infesting their bodies.In a story that reeks of extreme parental apathy, vagaries of alcoholism, joblessness and poverty, Gupta allegedly not only abandoned his minor daughters to die, but also killed his son by

Indian-origin boy devises breast cancer treatment
A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer which is unresponsive to drugs. Krtin Nithiyanandam, who moved to the UK from India with his parents, hopes he has found a way to turn so-called triple negative breast cancer into a kind which responds to drugs.Many breast cancers are driven by oestrogen, progesterone or growth chemicals so drugs that can block those fuels, such as tamoxifen, make effective treatments. However, triple negative breast cancer does not have receptors and it can only be treated with a combinat

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant.Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm of criticism."On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country - including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that hav

In a first, bulk SMS service launched for Amarnath Yatra
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board NN Vohra inaugurated the Shrine Board's Bulk Short Message Service (SMS). This is for the first time that such service has been...

Pakistan high commissioner to host Iftar party for Hurriyat leaders
Srinagar: Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on Saturday. Most of...

Sants receive threat calls over Kairana 'exodus' report
Ghaziabad: Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and...

25th June News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
National News Five CRPF troopers martyred, two millitants killed in Kashmir highway attack Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and two guerrillas were killed on Saturday in a gunfight after guerrillas ambushed a CRPF convoy on...

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 artillery guns from US
New Delhi: New Delhi: In an advanced approval to induct new artillery guns, the defence ministry on Saturday paved way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about $750 million (28,000 crores), from the...

Urea balls found in mid-day meal rice bag in Gujarat’s Valsad
Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in...

For the first time, Su-30 flies with supersonic BrahMos missile
Nashik: For the first time,  Su-30 fighter jets of Indian Airforce was today flown with  supersonic  BrahMos missile. The demonstration flight, carried out at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here, involved carriage of Brahmos missile on...

Bihar board topper Ruby Rai arrested after appearing for re-test
Patna: Bihar's Class 12 "topper" in Arts Rubi Rai was arrested when she appeared for a re-test at the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) office in Patna. "Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar police probing into...

Trading likely to remain choppy in Indian stock markets
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Volatility in Indian stock markets is expected to continue during the sessions ahead, after two weeks of bearish trends, with some fresh directions also expected from the release of domestic macro data, notably the GDP numbers, analysts said. As regards the other key index, the 51-share Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the fall was 94.35 points or 1.09 per cent at 8,572.55 points during the past week, and 5.25 points or 0.06 per cent at 8,666.90 points during the week before. Figures from the National Securities Depository (NSDL) showed that foreign portfolio investors were net sellers of equities worth Rs 626.63 crore, or $92.89 million from August 22-26.

Human urine: Organic alternative to chemical fertilisers
Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) Convinced about its medicinal values, Indian scientists had taken a patent on cow urine in 2002. Now, researchers at the International Centre for Ecological Engineering of Kalyani University near Kolkata report that human urine can be used as safe fertiliser "after eight months of storage under closed conditions." Urine contains the essential plant nutrients -- nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium -- besides some growth-promoting agents like amino acids, glucose and vitamins, says the report by Bara Bihari Jana and his colleagues published in the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. On an average, each person excretes almost six kilos of pure plant nutrients via urine, says the report.

Designers giving Indian weaves a new context: Payal Khandwala
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian designers nowadays are giving the country's weaves a new avatar, says Payal Khandwala, who is known for her love for handwoven silk, khadi, cotton and linen. "Indian designers are helping in giving Indian weaves a new context and a new avatar. This goes a long way in changing the perception of Indian textiles.

Unity, compassion while dealing with Kashmir: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Unity and compassion have been the key words while dealing with the unrest in the Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Modi said these two words invariably and persistently emerged during his interaction with different political parties who spoke in one voice on the issue. "Whatever happened in Kashmir, all the political parties spoke in one voice.

Four militants involved in Lahore blast killed
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) At least four terrorists involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 in Lahore were killed by security forces on Sunday. Zubair, Abdul Wahab, Adnan and Atique were killed while three others managed to escape when the security forces conducted a search operation near Manawan area, Geo TV reported. The officials said they were involved in the December 7, 2009 Moon market bomb blast in Lahore which killed 54 people and the attack on a visiting Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009.

Feeling proud over Mother Teresa's canonisation: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Mother Teresa, saying every Indian must feel proud as she has officially been recognised as a saint. Modi said that despite being not an Indian, Mother Teresa dedicated her whole life serving the Indians. "Mother Teresa devoted her whole life serving the poor and destitute people in India.

New premia in life insurance maintain 22.5% growth
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) India's life insurance business saw a 22.66-per cent jump in new premia in the first four months of this fiscal, thanks to better distribution channels, low returns from bank deposits, innovative policies and better expectations from unit-linked products. Life insurers remain bullish of the positive trends continuing in the months to come, maintaining the fast clip in premia growth of 22.5 percent in the previous fiscal at Rs 138,657 crore, against Rs 113,142 crore in 2014-15. As per the latest data of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the first year premia collection in July was Rs 13,854.44 crore, up four per cent from the Rs 13,319.97 crore in the corresponding month last year.

Daughters made us proud at Rio, says Modi
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Praising the efforts of Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country's "daughters" made the country proud. Once again they proved that they are no lesser than anyone else in any manner," Modi said while referring to shuttler P.V. Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Deepa Karmakar. "They were from north India, south India, the northeast and other different parts.

Haji Ali: India court says women can enter Mumbai shrine
In a landmark ruling, a court in India overturns a ban on women entering the inner sanctum of Mumbai's famous Haji Ali mosque.

Kashmir: 'No sedition evidence' against Amnesty over Bangalore event
Police say they have no evidence to charge Amnesty International with sedition after some people allegedly raised "anti-India" slogans at its event recently.

India: Scorpene submarine data leak 'no security threat'
India says a massive data leak from a French shipbuilder of submarines designed for its navy do not "pose any security compromise".

Orissa man carries wife's body for 12km
An impoverished man in India carries his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide a vehicle to transport her body.

India unveils plans to ban surrogacy
The Indian government unveils a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy, in an attempt to regulate the industry.

Actress refuses Pakistan apology
Indian film actress-cum-politician Ramya refuses to withdraw her remarks praising Pakistan even though they could lead to her being charged with sedition.

India doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach
Doctors in India say they have surgically removed 40 knives from a man's stomach, although it is not clear why the man had swallowed them.

India minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ridiculed for flood photo
Indian Twitter users ridicule Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after images show him being carried by police through ankle-deep flood waters.

Lives lost in Kashmir, of youth or jawans, is our own loss, says PM Modi
Ekta (unity) and Mamta (affection) have been the cornerstones of all his discussions with leaders on the recent unrest in Kashmir, the PM said in the 23rd edition of Mann ki Baat, his monthly radio address to the nation.

 Pro-Modi Baloch rally in Germany embarrases Pak
Many of the Baloch activists were flying the Indian flag and shouting pro-Modi slogans at a rally they held in the town of Leipzig, Times Now reported. This protest came even as Nawaz Sharif announced that he has appointed a 22 MP 'K' squad to tour the world with a Kashmir agenda.

New ISRO test to make rocket launches cheaper
While many countries like Japan, China, Russia and Europe are in the initial or testing phase of supersonic combustor technology, NASA demonstrated scramjet propulsion in 2004. ISRO had previously carried out a ground test of a scramjet engine in 2006.

We are proud of you, Tendulkar lauds Rio winners
"This is a wonderful moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesn't stop here, we all will be joining that journey and are there to support you. You will keep us giving number of occasions to celebrate," Tendulkar said.

'Resolve your tax dispute': 2.59L to get I-T email
Keen to bring down the number of tax litigations, the I-T department will soon write to over 2.59 lakh taxpayers asking them to avail the one-time dispute resolution scheme to settle their cases. And to cut down on communication time, the CBDT will use email to communicate with the appellants.

Fearing collision with plane, 30 jump out of bus
Thirty terrified passengers on a SpiceJet coach at Jabalpur airport on Saturday reportedly jumped off their bus as an Air India aircraft came too close and they feared getting hit by the same.

12 coaches of train derail in Kerala, no casualties
No injuries or casualties were reported. However, train traffic on both the tracks has been severely affected, with railway authorities cancelling and diverting many trains, including express services.

'Fed up', says Lucknow typist after images of cop abuse go viral
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
RSS is like Supreme Court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
Woman jumps off moving train with kid, husband to escape molestation
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In post-midnight notice, Gujarat HC asks govt to ‘find’ Hardik
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican Jeb Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Somnath Bharti an embarrassment to party, should surrender: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
'1 second cost me 20 years': Tandoor murder convict Sushil Sharma
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Modi set to ignite a start-up brainstorm in Silicon Valley
Flights from India to the United States these days have a younger braver tinge Several startup founders are on their way to Californias Silicon Valley for a halfday session on September 27 that will culminate with Prime Minister N
Despite Pink Slips, Job Prospects Not All That Bad: Experts
Reports of layoffs in start-ups and the IT sector notwithstanding, HR experts believe these pink slips are due to a mix of non-performance and margin pressure and the overall outlook is not that bleak...
Lamborghini Expects Global Sales To Double After Urus SUV Launch
Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV.
Turkish Jets, Artillery Bombard Targets In North Syria, Claim Sources
Turkish warplanes and artillery struck targets held by the Kurdish YPG militia in north Syria today, security sources said, as Turkey pressed on with a cross-border campaign launched last week with it...
Unity And Love Are Basic Mantras To Address Kashmir Problem: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said "Ekta" (unity) and "Mamata" (love) are the basic mantras for addressing the Kashmir problem even as he slammed those pushing children to create unrest, saying t...
Vishal Dadlani Says Will Quit Political Work After Outrage Over Tweet
Music director and singer Vishal Dadlani, celebrity supporter of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has announced he is quitting all political work after his tweet on Jain religious leader Tarun Sagar triggered a...
Storm Gaston In The Atlantic Regains Hurricane Strength
Tropical Storm Gaston, churning in the Atlantic southeast of Bermuda, strengthened and regained hurricane status late Saturday, the US National Hurricane Center reported.
New Combat Gear For Delhi Police Special Cell Personnel
Personnel of the Delhi Police's special cell will soon be seen sporting an all new combat gear that includes modern weapons, and black or dark grey uniforms during operations.
As Fed Nears Rate Hikes, Policymakers Plan For 'Brave New World'
Federal Reserve policymakers are signaling they could raise US interest rates soon but they are already weighing new tools they may need to fight the next recession.
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ISRO successfully test launches scramjet engine
The scramjet engine, used only during the atmospheric phase of the rocket's flight, will help in bringing down the launch cost.

LOL! How models are killing time at fashion week's Tista Sengupta gets models to do crazy things behind the ramp.

Why so HOT?
Shivan and Narresh put forth their latest bikini and winter festive creations on stage.

Captain Dhoni on why he FAILED to finish...
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that the execution of his last ball dismissal which led to his side's one-run loss against the West Indies was wrong.

Silky, sporty Sanon
Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon turned showstopper for Ritu Kumar's sports-inspired collection.

Centre plans Rs 2,000-cr package for PoK refugees
The Jammu and Kashmir government has already identified 36,348 families for distribution of the package under which each family will get around Rs 5.5 lakh.

Urjit Patel: The 'known unknown'
The RBI governor-designate may be economical with spoken words, but is known for his sharp and critical writings

Kriti Sanon all praise for SSR's 'M.S. Dhoni'
Kriti Sanon recently gushed over Sushant Singh Rajput’s upcoming biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni,’ not just because she is a huge fan of India’s limited-overs captain, but also because her ‘Raabta’ co-star has worked really hard for the movie.

Shimmering Sharm el -Sheikh
Once a small fishing village, Sharm now is one of the most sought after luxury holiday destinations

SC dismisses plea questioning custody of Mysuru Golden Throne
The government pays royalty requesting the royal family to give the throne and the howdah for Dusshera celebrations.

Accused murderer of DYFI activist, held
The police team probing the murder of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)worker Muhammad Aslam of Nadapuram arrested one more person, identified as Rameesh of Thuneri near Nadapuram, taking the total number of arrests in the case to three. Rameesh, a CPM activist is suspected to be the mastermind of the murder.

Former PM Deve Gowda says Centre is bound to honour the commitments made by UPA-II
The votaries of special category status have a supporter in former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

Father proud of Australia backpacker stabbing victim
The father of a Briton fighting for his life after a deadly stabbing at an Australian backpacker hostel said Sunday he was proud of his son, who has been hailed as a hero by police.

Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.

PM Modi's Kashmir outreach continues, says unity and love are basic mantras to address problem
He emphasised that if any life is lost in Kashmir, whether of any youth or any securityman, "that loss is ours, of our own country".

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Gold rebounds on jewellers’ buying, silver jumps Rs 280/kg
Gold recovered by Rs 100 to Rs 31,250 per 10 grams today on fresh buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market to meet retailers’ demand even as the metal weakened overseas.Silver also rebounded by...

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Lack of 'cohesive' policy in Centre over Kashmir is worsening situation: Congress
New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Continuing to berate the Centre for being unable to contain the soaring unrest in Kashmir Valley, the Congress on Sunday asserted that the lack of coherence of any policy in the government was actually worsening the situation in the state, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using words like 'insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and jamuriyat' without even knowing their actual meaning. Commenting on the Prime Minister's reference to the Kashmir unrest in his Mann ki Baat address today, Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that the former has been swinging from talking of a dialogue to actually saying that the separatists are of no consequence at all. "If the Prime Minister believes that only 5 percent of people are creating trouble in Kashmir Valley, then it begs a question as to why the state government and all the resources at the command of the Central government, including the paramilitary forces are not able to get a handle on the situation.

Mother Teresa's life was dedicated to work for poor: PM Modi
New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Remembering the contributions of Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said her life was dedicated to work for the poor and the socio-economically deprived. Addressing the nation in the 23rd edition of his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, Prime Minister Modi said, "Mother Teresa's canonisation as saint is to happen on September 4. Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs Minister) will attend the ceremony.

Pak envoy approaches US to seek support for NSG bid
Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has approached the White House, the State Department, important Congress leaders and significant think-tanks and opinion makers in the United States to support Pakistan's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Jilani assured the American leadership that Pakistan shares international concerns against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, Radio Pakistan reports.

Mulayam Singh can kill anyone to fulfill his political motives: BSP
New Delhi [India], Aug.28 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday trained it guns on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and accused him of polarising votes and killing people for fulfilling his political aims. Dubbing Mulayam an opportunist, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that Mulayam Singh has got people of various religions killed for ensuring victory in a politically-crucial state. "Mulayam Singh's grip is loosening on people of Uttar Pradesh.

TMC seeks judicial inquiry of Agartala ethnic clash
Agartala (Tripura) [India], Aug.28 (ANI): Denouncing the announcement of a magisterial investigation of the recent ethnic clashes in Agartala, the opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) has called for a inquiry by a sitting judge of the Tripura High Court. It said that the communal violence in Agartala on August 23 was a deep rooted conspiracy of the ruling CPI-M. TMC leader Sudip Roy Barman said, "We demand a judicial enquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court of Tripura and not a magistrate enquiry.

PDP-BJP Govt.'s priority should be to restore peace in Kashmir: NCP
New Delhi, [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday said the priority of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir should be to restore peace in the Kashmir Valley. NCP leader Tariq Anwar welcomed Saturday's meeting between Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It is good that the meeting between Mehbooba Mufti and the Prime Minister took place.

Modi, Mehbooba meeting raises more questions than answers: Congress
New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Criticising the functioning of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress Party has said the meeting between Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday has "raised more questions than answers". Citing the present unrest in the Kashmir Valley, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI that there was hope that Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Modi will take some fruitful steps.

UNGA President-elect to discuss UNSC reforms with Indian leadership
New Delhi, [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): United Nations General Assembly president-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson, who arrived in New Delhi last night, will hold discussions on United Nations Security Council reforms with the Indian leadership.

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Sleep well! These 4 simple changes in your bedroom can ensure well-rested return to work
Ideally, mattresses should be replaced every ten years, and September is an ideal moment to take steps to ensure restful sleep. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice and get the best possible night's rest.

Indonesian man claiming to be 145 years old may be world's oldest person
Mbah Gotho said he was born on December 31, 1870

Kashmir unrest - Our collective mistakes, mishandling, have pushed youth to violence: Omar Abdullah tells PM Modi
All political parties spoke in one voice on Kashmir, sending out a strong message to the world as well as separatists. Those pushing youth towards stone pelting in Kashmir will some day have to answer them, said Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address.

'Narcos' star Wagner Moura says filming Pablo Escobar death scenes was emotional
Second season of Netflix original series is set to premiere on September 2

FinMin seeks status report on starte-run banks on employees' wage revision
The wage revision of public sector bank employees was due since November 2012 and its deadline is November 2017.

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria
Turkey has said its campaign is against ISIS and also aims at stopping Kurdish forces extending territory they control

Lives lost in Kashmir, of youth or jawans, is our own loss, says PM Modi - Times of India

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Lives lost in Kashmir, of youth or jawans, is our own loss, says PM Modi
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The loss of any life in Kashmir is India's loss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Ekta (unity) and Mamta (affection) have been the cornerstones of all his discussions with leaders on the recent unrest in Kashmir, the PM said in ...
Lack of 'cohesive' policy in Centre over Kashmir is worsening situation: CongressBusiness Standard
Mann Ki Baat: Every life lost in Kashmir is a loss to our nation, says PM Narendra ModiThe Indian Express
Unity And Love Are Basic Mantras To Address Kashmir Problem: PM ModiNDTV
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AAP not to act against 'troublesome' lawmakers before Punjab polls - Daily News & Analysis

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AAP not to act against 'troublesome' lawmakers before Punjab polls
Daily News & Analysis
Sacking the lawmakers would mean "freedom" from the ambit of the anti-defection law. "We don't intend to give any chance that would increase the strength of the BJP or any other party in the Delhi Legislative Assembly," said another AAP leader. Over ...
AAP not to act against 'troublesome' lawmakers before PunjabBusiness Standard
Insecure Arvind drives Sidhu laughing into congress armsThe New Indian Express
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Modi govt readies Rs 2000 cr package for refugees from PoK - The Indian Express

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Modi govt readies Rs 2000 cr package for refugees from PoK
The Indian Express
The Modi government had in January 2015 approved certain concessions for the refugees from West Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir after considering the problems being faced by them. By: PTI New Delhi Published:Aug 28, 2016, 13:29 ...
Black hole of the northIndia Today
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A Path Breaking Study of Politics, Society and Culture in PoKDaily Excelsior
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Congress not to project a CM candidate in Gujarat - Zee News

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Congress not to project a CM candidate in Gujarat
Zee News
New Delhi: Congress may have projected Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh but it has no such plans for Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where elections are due next year. A senior Congress leader ...
Only Congress can deliver: Sheila DikshitTimes of India
Sheila Dikshit Takes Ill Again, Cuts Short UP CampaignNDTV

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Mulayam 'regrets' firing on Kar Sevaks in Ayodhya - The Hindu

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Mulayam 'regrets' firing on Kar Sevaks in Ayodhya
The Hindu
Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday once again raked up the Ayodhya controversy by expressing regret over ordering the firing on Kar Sevaks during his tenure. He said the action had been necessary to uphold the “Muslim ...
Mulayam Singh can kill anyone to fulfill his political motives: BSPBusiness Standard
Mulayam's kar sevak remark an attempt to polarise communities for political gain: BJPDaily News & Analysis
Firing on kar sevaks was sad but needed: Mulayam Singh YadavThe Indian Express
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Notice to Gandhis in National Herald case - The Hindu

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Notice to Gandhis in National Herald case
The Hindu
A Delhi court on Saturday issued notices to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and others on a fresh application by senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking summoning of certain documents in the National Herald case of ...
Herald case: Notice issued to Sonia, Rahul on Swamy's pleaOneindia
Court asks Rahul, Sonia to reply on Herald pleaTimes of India
National Herald case: Delhi court issues notice to Sonia, Rahul on Swamy's plea seeking documentsThe Indian Express
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Odisha re-run: Man told to get off bus with wife's body - Times of India

Times of India

Odisha re-run: Man told to get off bus with wife's body
Times of India
BHOPAL: A 38-year-old man was forced to get off a bus with his newborn and aged mother in Damoh district after his ailing wife died inside the vehicle. This incident took place on August 25 - the day when the nation was horror-struck with visuals of ...
Bhopal: Woman dies in bus, family told to 'get down'The Indian Express
Wife Died On Bus. Man, Little Girl Forced To Exit It In Rain And ForestNDTV
MP: Man with 5-day-old baby forced to get off after wife dies in busHindustan Times
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Terrorist Burhan Wani`s father stayed at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar`s Art of Living ashram for 2 days? Here is why
The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Muzaffar Wani, stayed at the Art of Living's Bengaluru ashram of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for two days. 
`Mann Ki Baat`: From praising India`s daughters to concern over loss of lives in Kashmir - What all PM Narendra Modi said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared his thoughts with the nation in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme. Here is what all he said:-
Balochistan Assembly adopts resolution against PM Narendra Modi - Know details
The Balochistan assembly has adopted a unanimous resolution condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement about the Pakistani province during his Independence Day speech on August 15.
Vishal Dadlani apologises, quits politics after controversial Jain monk tweet
Singer Vishal Dadlani who had stirred controversy with his tweets on Digambar Jain monk Tarun Sagar, has quit politics. 
Pakistan has started behaving like an enemy: JD(U)
Coming down heavily on Pakistan for interfering in the Kashmir issue, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday said the South Asian neighbour has started behaving like an enemy.
Is Ramdev coming up with world-class varsity near Delhi like University of Houston?
Yoga Guru Ramdev is planning to start a world-class university in India in the next five years.
Kashmir unrest: Curfew, restrictions continue for 51st day; businesses suffer losses of Rs 7,500 crore
Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 51st consecutive day.
Burhan Wani`s father meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 sparked off the current violent unrest in Kashmir Valley has met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at his ashram in Bengaluru.
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The child prodigy took her genius not to academia but to the stage.

For Heineken Chief, Davos Is a Time to Celebrate
While some attendees of the World Economic Forum may be trying to keep their heads down this year, the chief executive of Heineken plans to show off his $7.64 billion acquisition of a major Latin American brewer.

McKinsey Executive Tied to Rajaratnam Has Left Firm
Anil Kumar, the McKinsey & Company executive implicated in an expansive insider trading scheme tied to the Galleon Group hedge fund, is no longer at the consulting giant, a spokeswoman told DealBook on Friday.

French Manufacturer Building Indian Submarines Suffers Major Data Leak
Detailed plans for stealth submarines being built for the Indian navy have been leaked, leaving France and India scrambling to assess the damage.

India Names Urjit Patel to Be Next Central Bank Chief
The appointment of Mr. Patel, currently a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, ends weeks of speculation about a successor to Raghuram Rajan.

Stardom in India Has Its Price: Thousands of Gallons of Milk
For decades, fans of the Tamil actor Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, better known as Rajinikanth, have bathed pictures of him in milk, a sign of devotion. Milk dealers, however, would like to see it stop.

Stranded Indian Elephant Dies of Heart Attack, Ending a Wretched Journey
The adult male elephant was swept away by floodwaters, sending him 900 miles downriver to Bangladesh, where villagers kept him from climbing ashore.

Ramdev plans world-class varsity in India a la University of Houston
The yoga guru says a 1,500-acre land has already been acquired for it and it will educate around one lakh students in various streams..
Curfew in parts of Srinagar, two towns in south Kashmir
Curfew continued in some parts of Srinagar and two towns in south Kashmir, while restrictions on the assembly of people were in force in the rest of the Valley where life remained paralysed for the 5...
Loss of lives in Kashmir is a loss to the nation: Modi
On the recently concluded Rio Olympics, Mr. Modi said "We are proud of our daughters who proved themselves yet again in Rio-Olympics games."
River Manjra breaches embankment in Bidar
River Manjra has breached the mud embankment on the side wall of the barrage, built to supply drinking water to Bidar, draining out large amounts of water into the north side of the city. Farmers ...
Nayeemuddin’s child torture videos surface
There were many mysterious angles to the life of slain gangster Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem torturing children in his captivity in his house at Narsingi here. Investigators had already stumbled upon evi...
With focus on Scorpene, ghost of another leak haunts MDL
Designs of Shalki (SSK-1500) and Shankul (SSK-1500) were leaked between 1992 and 1994
13 coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express derail, no injuries
Due to the derailment, its pairing train, the Mangaluru-Mumbai Matsyagandha express, is cancelled.
ISRO successfully test-fires scramjet engine
The test-flight of the indigenously-developed supersonic combustion ramjet engine took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6 a.m.

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