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Siddaramaih maintains suspense over his second nomination
Congress wants Siddaramaiah to contest from Badami too, because it would boost the party’s prospects in North Karnataka, where it is engaged in a tough fight with the BJP.

Congress seeking impeachment for cheap publicity: Vijay Goel
The Union Minister's response comes in the wake an impeachment motion initiated against CJI Dipak Misra by the Congress and other opposition parties.

BJP sweeps Municipal Corporations elections in Jharkhand
Asha Lakra won the mayor's post for the Ranchi Municipal Corporation, while Sanjiv Vijayavergiya bagged the deputy mayor's post.

Witnesses turning hostile, retraction of confession led to Mecca Masjid acquittal: Prosecutor
The prosecutor, N Harinath, said he was yet to receive a copy of the order from the court and a clear picture would emerge only after he gets it.

Ordinance likely to award death penalty for raping children up to 12 yrs
According to the proposal, those convicted of committing rape on children up to 12 years can also be awarded death penalty.

Siddaramaiah files nomination from Chamundeshwari seat
The 69-year-old veteran leader contested from Chamundeshwari seat seven times since 1983 and won five times

BJP releases third list for Karnataka, another Reddy brother fielded
The party had in its second list fielded another of three Reddy brothers, Somashekhara Reddy, from Ballari. Reddy brothers have been accused in the past of illegal mining.

Shatrughan calls Lalu his 'best friend'
Sinha recently met Lalu Prasad's wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and his younger son Tejashwi Yadaav.

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Oppn submits notice for CJI impeachment to VP
Opposition leaders today submitted a notice for the impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to vice president Venkaiah Naidu. The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) judgment of yesterday, which dismissed the demand for an investigation into the death of CBI judge BH Loya.

Trump reduces hurdles for sale of drones to allies
Trump has ordered government agencies to expedite and expand arms sales abroad, including exports of advanced drones. The move is expected to be helpful to countries like India, a major defence partner which is seeking to purchase large number of armed and surveillance drones from the US.

IPL Live: Bravo scalps Tripathi, Buttler quickly
Follow all the live IPL Score updates from the 17th Match of IPL 2018 between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Times of India

Man held in Surat minor's rape-murder case
The accused has been identified as Harsh Sahay Gurjar. He was held from Ganganagar in Sawai Madhopur district,
CJIRS Chairman holds the key to CJI’s fate
The Lok Sabha Speaker or the Upper House Chairman can accept or reject the notice of the motion for impeachment of the CJI or any other Supreme Court judge.
Death penalty for rape of children up to 12 years: Centre tells Supreme Court
Against the backdrop of outrage over the incidents of rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, the government plans to bring the ordinance to amend the POCSO act.
BJD to stage demonstration against ATM cash crunch
BJD general secretary Sanjay Dasburma said demonstrations will be organised by party activists for two hours from 10 am to 12 pm in front of the Reserve Bank of India and other nationalised banks.
High energy swell waves around India; fishermen warned
The higher waves will be first experienced along the west coast of India and Lakshadweep by morning hours of Saturday.
Punjab BJP to launch 'Congress Punjab Chhodo’ program
BJP state president Shwait Malik alleged that development has come to a standstill in Punjab under the Congress rule.
Maharashtra government contemplating partial Direct Benefit Transfer rollback?
If officers are to be believed, this is being done in wake of the difficulties that the beneficiaries are facing due to DBT.
BJP wins big in Jharkhand municipal polls, bags all five municipal corporations in the state
BJP candidates won the mayor and deputy mayor posts in all the five municipal corporations – Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Adityapur, Medninagar, and Giridih.
BJP sweeps Jharkhand civic elections
The most significant aspect of the BJP's performance is the party winning the mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in all the five municipal corporations of state capital Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Adityapur and Medininagar.

Govt warns of 2-3 metre high waves, says Kerala, Bengal coasts particularly vulnerable
The west coast and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep will witness the waves first - on Saturday morning, the government said.

Agra court imposes fine for frivolous case on Taj Mahal's ownership
A resident of Lohamandi who says the Taj belongs to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board, asked a district civil court to tell it to produce its register of properties.

IPL 2018: 36-year-old Shane Watson joins elite IPL list with third hundred
Shane Watson became the second batsman after Chris Gayle to smash a hundred this season in the span of 24 hours.

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Naroda Patiya case: How Maya Kodnani's fortune changed over 2 verdicts in 16 years
Naroda Patiya massacre took place in 2002. Maya Kodnani and 31 other accused were convicted in 2012. The Gujarat High Court today acquitted Kodnani.

Beyond The Clouds Movie Review: Ishaan Khatter shines in this underwhelming tale 
Beyond The Clouds, starring Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohan has just hit the screens and here is our movie review.

Meesha Shafi vs Ali Zafar: Pakistan divided on sexual assault allegations
Meesha Shafi's accusation against Ali Zafar sparked a massive debate on social, electronic and print media, with many expressing their surprise over Shafi's grave allegations.

In Pics: Kareena, Karisma, Saif Celebrate Babita Kapoor’s Birthday

In Pics: Kareena, Karisma, Saif Celebrate Babita Kapoor’s BirthdayThe Kapoor Khandan celebrates Babita Kapoor’s 70th birthday

UK apologizes after protesters tear down Indian flag in London

UK apologizes after protesters tear down Indian flag in LondonThe UK has apologized after protesters tore off the Indian flag from an official Commonwealth flagpole, ripped it up and stamped on it during PM Narendra Modi's visit.The Foreign Office said people have the right to protest peacefully, but condemned the "action taken by a minority in Parliament Square."Agitators were demonstrating against alleged atrocities against minorities in India and increasing sexual crimes.

Kathua rape and murder case: How Jammu and Kashmir Police built their case against 8 accused ahead of trial

Kathua rape and murder case: How Jammu and Kashmir Police built their case against 8 accused ahead of trialWhat is the scientific evidence against the eight accused held in the brutal Kathua rape and murder case which has shook the entire country?

Indian Sikh Woman on Baisakhi Trip Marries Pakistani, Gets ‘Threats of Assassination’

Indian Sikh Woman on Baisakhi Trip Marries Pakistani, Gets ‘Threats of Assassination’Kiran Bala went to Pakistan on April 12 and married a man from Lahore on April 16. She has written to the Pakistan Foreign Office for an extension on her visa which is currently valid up to April 21

12-Year-Old Son of Surat Diamond Merchant Set to Become Jain Monk Today

12-Year-Old Son of Surat Diamond Merchant Set to Become Jain Monk TodayHis Diksha or initiation ceremony is to be held in surat on Thursday and is expected to be attended by almost 5,000 monks and over 7,000 visitors

Indian Railways Made its Least Ever Profits in the Last Financial Year. Here's What it Means

Indian Railways Made its Least Ever Profits in the Last Financial Year. Here's What it MeansOperating ratio is an indicator of the financial health of Railways. It shows how much the Railways spends to earn a rupee. An operating ratio of 98.5% essentially means that the Railways spent 98.5 paisa to earn 100 paisa (Re 1) in the last financial year.

Deepika Singh Rajawat’s Boss-Lady Pic Stirs Twitter Debate

Deepika Singh Rajawat’s Boss-Lady Pic Stirs Twitter DebateA Twitter user’s remark on the picture of the Kathua rape victim’s lawyer got Tweeple talking.

Female genital mutilation is a punishable crime: Centre tells SC
The practice of female genital mutilation is a crime punishable with imprisonment of seven years under the existing law, the Centre told the top court.
J&K terror funding case: Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin`s son named in NIA chargesheet
Syed Shahid Yusuf is the son of pro-Pakistan terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.
Gold Coast CWG 2018 medal winners Manika Batra, Harmeet Desai recommended for Arjuna Award
Manika Batra, the country's only quadruple medallist at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, and Harmeet Desai have been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.
Despite outcry over Kathua incident, two minors raped and murdered in UP, Chhattisgarh
Two minors were raped and killed in two separate cases in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district and in the Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh. 
India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to `Make in India`
Indian officials are set to meet Russian counterparts to discuss a deal.
Decision to not conduct re-exam of Class 10 Maths paper based on trend analysis: CBSE
The CBSE made this submission before the Delhi HC during a hearing on a batch of petitions seeking re-test of Class 10 Mathematics paper.   
Need to back Pakistan in fight against terror: China on PM Modi`s `terror export factory` remark
At an event in London on Thursday, PM Modi had said that India will not tolerate those who export terror.
There is hope: Rahul Gandhi tweets on Judge BH Loya death case
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that there is still hope in special CBI Judge BH Loya's death case. 
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Naroda Patiya riot case: BJP, Pravin Togadia welcome verdict, victims disappointed
The ruling BJP today welcomed the Gujarat High Court's verdict acquitting former minister Maya Kodnani and some others in the Naroda-Patiya massacre case, while the victims' lawyer said they were disappointed, and would move the Apex court.

From 'misuse of authority' to 'conspiracy to pay illegal gratification': Why Congress wants CJI impeached
The handling of the contentious case pertaining to a Lucknow-based trust that runs a medical college, the alleged "misuse of authority" as Master of the Roster and a charge relating to acquiring of a piece of land are among the issues cited in a notice of impeachment against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for "misbehaviour".

BCCI forms Complaints Committee to deal with sexual harassment cases
The BCCI on Friday formed a four-member internal Complaints Committee for prevention of sexual harassment against women at the workplace.

After Monte Carlo, Novak Djokovic to continue clay season in Barcelona
Former world number one Novak Djokovic will continue his comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open next week, tournament organisers announced on Friday.

Sena worker found dead with his body half-burnt in Maharashtra's Thane
A Shiv Sena worker was today found killed by unidentified persons in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane district, police said.

'Thank you! Concluded my fast demanding justice for Andhra people': Chandrababu Naidu to Modi on birthday wishes
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu who was on a day-long hunger strike, on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on his birthday.

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Fri Apr 20 2018  Australian Dollar 50.7872
Fri Apr 20 2018  British Pound Sterling 92.8505
Fri Apr 20 2018  Canadian Dollar 52.0021
Fri Apr 20 2018  European Euro 81.4332
Fri Apr 20 2018  United States Dollar 66.2252

Gold plunges to Rs 32,390; silver declines by Rs 180 per kg
Snapping its three-session rising streak, gold recorded a steep fall of Rs 240 to Rs 32,390 per 10 grams at the bullion market here today due to weak

Silver futures decline to Rs 40,431 per kg
Silver prices softened by 0.50 per cent to Rs 40,431 per kg at the futures trade as participants trimmed their positions owing to a weak trend overse

Profit-taking, weak global cues pull gold futures down to Rs 31,453
Gold prices went down by 0.46 per cent to Rs 31,453 per ten grams at the futures trade owing to a weak global trend and profit-booking by speculator

Gold slips as US rate hike hopes, easing political tensions weigh
Silver off 2-1/2-month highs hit in previous session; Platinum off three-week highs

Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction
A court overturns a 28 year jail sentence for senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani over the 2002 riots.

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests
The protests were sparked by two recent incidents of rape in India that outraged the country.

India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker
Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner.

Why this India priest carried an 'untouchable' into a temple
The dramatic gesture made headlines because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples.

Commonwealth summit: The countries where it is illegal to be gay
Many Commonwealth countries have laws in place that criminalise homosexuality.

Meesha Shafi: Pakistan actress says pop star Ali Zafar harassed her
Reluctant Fundamentalist actress Meesha Shafi says singer Ali Zafar sexually harassed her.

India video reunites man with family after 40 years
A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.

Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings charter train to Pune for fans
IPL side Chennai Super Kings charter a special train to take fans over 1,000km to Pune for their latest 'home' match

Indian accused of smuggling fake journalists into Australia
An ABF liaison officer had flagged the group to Australian authorities as potential "non-genuine travellers" during a stopover in Thailand.

NRI entrepreneur wins 'Business Personality' award in UK
Joginder Sanger, Chairman of Mastcraft Group and Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, received the award during the Eastern Eye Asian Business Awards ceremony.

Where are India's dollar millionaires fleeing?
The highest number of millionaires leaving their country of origin is from India. 23,000 millionaires have left India since 2014. In 2017, it was 7,000.

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report
"But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg's secret police," the employee told The Guardian.

Why Indians will be Dubai’s top foreign realty investors
Some developers offer a post-handover extended payment plan wherein an investor could get the keys of the property after paying on average 50% of the price.

Prince Charles appoints Indian-origin steel tycoon as UK skills ambassador
GFG Alliance companies, including Liberty House and SIMEC, currently support 1,300 cadets from 26 schools across Britain to participate in the scheme, with a target of 5,000 students by next year.

Indian-origin officer is Scotland Yard's new counter-terrorism chief
Neil Basu, currently the Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner, will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations.

Stranded in Kuwait, Indian kids are nobody’s children
There are several housemaids from the two Telugu states, who are saddled with children and babies.

Assam roads plan draws Sangma’s ire
‘Meghalaya will take steps to stop it’
Bharat Bandh: more arrests in Morena
Eight persons had died in M.P.
Collector launches ‘Green day’ campaign
In an effort to save the saplings planted in the district from harsh sun in the season, District Collector Gaurav Uppal launched ‘Green Day’ campaign
‘Phagwara clash part of political conspiracy’
Punjab BJP attacks Congress govt.
Rajasthan loan waiver scheme set in motion
Special camps will be organised for distributing certificates
Aamir raises army of 1 lakh ‘jalmitras’
On May 1, they will build water harvesting structures in arid areas of Maharashtra
Swell waves forecast along India’s coasts
Fishermen should keep off sea: NDMA
HC rejects Lalu Prasad’s bail petition once again
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected for the second time in two months the bail plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad in the fod
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Fixing the ‘Involuntary Housewife Visa’
Why is President Trump so determined to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from living the American dream?

‘Men Treat Us Like We Aren’t Human.’ Indian Girls Learn to Fight Back.
Women and girls by the hundreds are taking free self-defense courses taught by the New Delhi police, as the country combats sexual assault.

Freight Train Kills 4 Elephants in India, Including a Calf
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.

A Young Girl’s Rape in India Becomes a Crisis for Modi
Politicians have resigned, the Supreme Court has stepped in and opposition leaders are trying to push the prime minister into a corner.

In India, Farmers Face a Terrifying Crisis
The Indian governments and elites have ignored the deepening rural economic distress.

Want to Sell Fighter Jets to India? Make Them There
India, the world’s top importer of weapons, wants to develop its local industry. U.S. companies are offering technology and new factories to win deals.

An 8-Year-Old’s Rape and Killing Fuels Religious Tensions in India
Hindu nationalists are rallying to the defense of men accused in the death of a young girl. They say the police can’t be trusted because some are Muslim.

Couple Can Reunite in ‘Love Jihad’ Case, India’s Supreme Court Rules
The ruling, seen as a blow to the governing Bharatiya Janata Party, effectively ended a father’s quest to nullify his daughter’s marriage to a Muslim man.

Informed Ganguly About Chappell's Mail To BCCI, Reveals Sehwag
Appointed coach of the Indian cricket team in May 2005, Chappell's tenure was riddled with controversies, starting with the dropping of Ganguly during a tour of Zimbabwe later that year.
Internet Like Thing Existed In Mahabharata Era: Tripura Governor
Three days after supporting Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's claims that the Internet existed in the days of Mahabharata, the state's Governor Tathagata Roy today said what he had meant was...
Students Walk Out Of Class To Demand Tighter US Gun Laws
Thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring...
Nobody Is A Greater Entertainer Than Chris Gayle, Says Virender Sehwag
Gayle was not picked in the IPL auctions initially before Punjab decided to take T20 cricket's most successful batsman for his base price of Rs.2 crore.
Inside Pic: Kareena And Karisma Kapoor At Babita's Birthday Party
Kareena and Karisma Kapoor celebrated Babita's birthday on Thursday
Tea Seller-Turned-Billionaire Contesting Karnataka Polls As Independent
He once used to sell tea to make a living. Today, P Anil Kumar is a crorepati who has taken the political plunge. The 43-year-old has filed his nomination papers for next month's Karnataka assembly...
"Will Be Blackest Day": Justice AP Shah's Warning On Top Court Turmoil
As India's top judiciary once again found itself in the middle of a controversy with opposition parties launching an unprecedented bid to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday, a former...
TS EAMCET 2018 Hall Ticket Released; Here Is How To Download
TSCHE has released the TS EAMCET 2018 hall ticket on the official website of the common entrance exam,
Modi arrives in Germany

Modi arrives in GermanyBerlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe. Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in what will be the first meeting between the two leaders after the latter began her fourth term on March 14 this year. Earlier on Friday, Modi attended the concluding ceremony of this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and participated in the leaders' retreat, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister since 2009 to attend this biannual summit of the 53-nation grouping of former British colonies.

Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals SehwagKolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. "So Greg was writing his email and I was sitting next to him.

India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: SehwagKolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. "We are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup," Sehwag said during the launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and A Billion Indians' at the Fannatic Sports Museum here. Sehwag said this Indian team under Virat Kohli has the potential to win a Test series abroad despite their 1-2 defeat in South Africa in the recently concluded test series.

Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme

Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programmeMumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday. Surya will join young footballers from around the world in Moscow in June 2018.

India's Forex reserves rise by $1.21 bn

India's Forex reserves rise by $1.21 bnMumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves increased by $1.21 billion as on April 13, official data showed on Friday.

Modi should pay more attention to women's issues: IMF chief

Modi should pay more attention to women's issues: IMF chiefUnited Nations, April 20 (IANS) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath of the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Answering a question at a news conference in Washington on Thursday about the Kathua incident, she said: "What has happened is just revolting." "I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Modi, pay more attention because it is needed for the women of India.

WSB: Indian Tigers set for tough home ties

WSB: Indian Tigers set for tough home tiesNew Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias boxing fans are in for a rich treat of professional boxing, with the country all set to host two back to back matches in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) during this weekend. The Indian Tigers will take on the Patriot Boxing team from Russia and the China Dragons on April 21 and 22 respectively, in what promises to be an exciting fare of differing styles and techniques. This is the second home leg and the Tigers will seek redemption against the Russian franchisee after their trips to Kazakhstan and Russia, in their away games, failed to yield any positive response.

Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourney

Rishad, Stephen shine at racing tourneyAamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Rishad Dadachanji and Stephen Pachigalla drove the fastest cars of their respective sections to top proceedings in the four wheeler section in the sixth edition of The Valley Run, held at the picturesque Aamby Valley air strip here. Mumbai's Rishad pushed his Lamborghini Huracan to clock 10.849s in the J Class - Unrestricted Class, which also turned out to be the fastest time of the event and thus earned him the 'Fastest Foreign Car' title. Among Indian cars Vizag-based Stephen Panchigalla clocked 13.366s in his Skoda Octavia in the same J Class, which was run jointly for both Foreign and Indian cars, to ended up as the 'Fastest Indian Car.' Of the day.

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CJI Dipak Misra's impeachment motion: What happens next
What is an impeachment motion and what is the process to sack an apex court judge?What will happen to the CJI if the impeachment is successfully accepted?

Markets end flat as RBI minutes weigh; post 4th weekly rise
The broader NSE Nifty closed 1.25 points, or 0.01 per cent down at 10,564.05.

Is This The India We Want?
'The involvement of policemen in either committing the crime or shielding the accused in Kathua and Unna points to a crumbling civil and moral order,' says Amulya Ganguli.

Impeachment motion against CJI: 5 charges of Opposition
In a letter to Vice President and Chairman of the Upper House Venkaiah Naidu, the parties mentioned the medical college admission scam against I M Quddusi (retired Orissa high court judge).

How chweet! Abhishek flies down for his anniversary
Just what do actors *do* the whole day?

Grand debut! Ranbir, Deepika come together for Manish Malhotra
The ninth edition of Mijwan was a night to remember.

Nanu Ki Jaanu review: Of boring bhoots & blah bullies
'This mess is an all boo, no show,' says Sukanya Verma.

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