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ATM looted, guard killed in Bihar
A security guard of an ATM booth was killed and cash looted by unidentified people in this Bihar capital on Saturday morning, police said.

Severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah' to cross Andhra coast on Monday
The 'Vardah' cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over next the 12 hours, the met office said Saturday.

Demonetisation to strengthen hands of poor: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday said the decision to ban old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes was taken to strengthen the hands of the nation's poor.

Sushma Swaraj to undergo kidney transplant today
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undergo a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi on Saturday.

How demonetisation foiled terror bid in J-K
Terrorists came to the valley to create unrest, but the bid was foiled due to unforeseen reasons.

Rs 70 lakh in new currency seized in raids on postal official's kin in Hyderabad
The CBI recovered Rs 70 lakh in new currency near Hyderabad during raids on relatives of a postal official who was earlier arrested for allegedly being involved in fraudulent exchange of new currency notes, police said on Saturday.

Will Modi's popularity save him when the votes are counted?
A month into the demonetisation drive, there cannot but be a sense of worry in government circles about the unchanging ground realities with no sign of the long queues before banks and ATMs shortening any time soon.

Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle likely today
Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan is likely to take place today after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here.

PM attacks Oppn, says not being allowed to speak in LS on note ban
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha and that is why he is speaking in the ‘Jan Sabha’. He was addressing a farmers’ rally in Banaskantha in Gujarat.Modi said that demonetisation is aimed at empowering downtrodden and honest people. He claimed that the note ban troubles will end after 50 days as promised. "Criticise me, highlight people's problems but also inform masses that they do not need to stand in queue and can use mobile banking," Modi said."Those who have laundered and hoarded money post demonetisation will not be s

280 persons died of 'shock' over Jayalalithaa's demise so far: AIADMK
The ruling AIADMK today released a list of 203 deceased persons, saying they died of "shock" over the demise of party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, taking the number of toll in this regard to 280.The party headquarters released the list containing the names of 203 such deceased persons from different parts of the state, including Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvallore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Erode and Tirupur districts.The party condoled their death and announced a welfare fund of Rs three lakh each to families of the deceased.Earlier, the p

Chennai evasion case: Fresh Rs 24 cr in new notes seized
A fresh seizure of Rs 24 crore cash in new notes was today made by the Income Tax department, adding to the biggest haul of cash and gold post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted assets have been recovered in tax operations so far here.Officials said the fresh seizure of new currency, in Rs 2000 notes, was made by the sleuths from a car in Vellore on the insistence of the accused presently being interrogated in the case.With this amount, the total seizure in the case has now gone upto Rs 166 crore in a single case. The department had seized Rs 142 crore undisclosed assets -

Won't allow H1B visa holders to replace US workers: Trump
President-elect Donald Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers."We will fight to protect every last American life," Trump told thousands of his supporters in Iowa on Thursday as he referred to the cases of Disney world and other US companies."During the campaign I also spent time with American workers who were laid off and forced to train. The foreign workers brought in to replace them. We won

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station today, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.The Russian rocket accident and the grounding of one of NASA's commercial suppliers make this delivery all the more urgent. The spacecraft should arrive at the station Tuesday."Have a safe flight," French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said in a tweet from the space station. "Looking forward to your arrival!" The capsule called Kounotori, or white stork contains nearly 5 tons of food, water and other supplies, including six new lithiu

Obama asks for 'full review' of prez polls cyber attacks
President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a full review of "malicious cyber activity" during the 2016 US presidential polls, the White House has said, amid growing concerns over Russia's interference in the American election cycle."The President, earlier this week, instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of the pattern of malicious cyber activity related to our presidential election cycle," White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters.Obama has requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term,

CIA assessment says Russia tried to help Trump win: report
A secret assessment by America's intelligence agency CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential elections to help Donald Trump win, according to a media report, which was strongly refuted by the President-elect's transition team."It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia's goal here was to favour one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected. That's the consensus view," a senior US official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to Senators was quoted as saying by The Washington Post."The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that

Must improve 'important' relationship with China: Trump
President-elect Donald Trump has said the US-China relationship is one of the most important relationships that his administration has to improve, days after he slammed Beijing for currency manipulation and military build up in South China Sea."One of the most important relationships we must improve is our relationship with China," Trump said at a public meeting in Iowa on Thursday. However, he also accused China of being a manipulative economy."The nation of China is responsible for almost half of America's trade deficit. China is not a market economy. They have got a lot of help and that is

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...

Cashless queues and a Million Pound note
Consider this very plausible rumour I picked up at the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai: Some Bollywood bright sparks are developing scripts around demonetisation in double-quick time. One of them has, in a moment of inspiration, turned to the 1954 Gregory Peck classic, the Million Pound Note, to enable the storyline. The film is based on a Mark Twain masterpiece.

Tata Central Archives celebrates silver jubilee
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 10 (IANS) India's first business repository, the Tata Central Archives (TCA), celebrated its silver jubilee with an expo and a symposium here on Saturday. The archives has a massive collection of over 1.5 million letters, documents, photographers, images, group publications, audio-videos, memorabilia, paintings, top awards like Bharat Ratna, medals and citations of historical importance to the Tata Group, since its founding in 1868. Pheroza Godrej, Chairperson, Godrej Archives Council, inaugurated the expo in the presence of Tata Sons COO and Tata Services chairman Farokh N. Subedar.

Trump vows to enforce visa restrictions that could affect Indians
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the practice of laid-off American workers being made to train foreigners brought over to replace them, a move which could impact Indian technology workers and outsourcing companies. Trump called these incidents "demeaning" and said: "We are not going to let it happen to our people any more." Trump made the pledge on Friday during rallies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he returned to his campaign themes on immigration in rousing speeches. Several companies have been accused of laying off their employees and making them train workers from India brought in on H-1B visas by the staffing companies that got the outsourcing contracts.

Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 101 trains delayed
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a foggy Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said. At least 101 trains were delayed and 11 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India, railway officials said. "At least 18 trains were rescheduled," a Northern Railway official told IANS.

Human rights violations in Tibet high
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile on Saturday alleged that human rights violations in Tibet was high, citing an ongoing massive demolition drive by China at the world's largest Buddhist institute there. "China's total disregard for human rights is currently demonstrated by the ongoing massive demolition at Larung Gar, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Institute in the world, home to thousands of Tibetans and Chinese devotees from Mainland China," the Central Tibetan Administration said in a statement.

Andhra removes Sekhar Reddy as TTD member over cash haul
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday removed J. Sekhar Reddy as a member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) following the seizure of huge cash and gold from his premises in Chennai. With Income Tax officials continuing searches at his house and office in Chennai for a third consecutive day, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government sacked him as the member of TTD, which manages the affairs of India's richest temple at Tirupati.

Be my guest: Shah Rukh Khan invites fans to Dubai
Dubai, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan features in a #BeMyGuest film by Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), inviting people to be his "guest" at the city of sun, sand and adventure. The film showcases why Dubai is the actor's home away from home. Whatever you want to do - an adrenaline-fuelled adventure like skydiving or a desert safari or a delicious culinary experience of tantalising flavours - and whether you're travelling with family, friends or as a couple, this city truly offers a complete holiday experience," Shah Rukh, who even has a house here, said in a statement.

Undeclared emergency in India: says Teesta Setalvad
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) The country is in the throes of an "undeclared emergency", says human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, stressing the need for turning human rights movements into mass movements to retrieve the situation. It is alarming that in states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan where BJP runs the state machinery, the state laws are passed according to the central ordinance without any contradictions," Setalvad said at a function here on Friday. "Starting from the Forest Rights Act of 2006 to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, all are being overruled by using executive orders," Setalvad said on the eve of International Human Rights day.

AgustaWestland: India ex-air force boss arrested for bribery
Indian police arrest former air force chief SP Tyagi over corruption allegations in helicopter deal.

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon 'assets' published in Twitter hack
A group has published details of India tycoon's assets, accounts and passwords on Twitter.

Mumbai doctor to operate on '500kg' woman
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Mourners shave heads for India's Jayalalitha
Indians shave their heads as a mark of respect to late charismatic politician J Jayalalitha.

India surprises by holding rates at six-year low
India's central bank has unexpectedly held interest rates at a six-year low.

Satirist Cho Ramaswamy dies
Leading Indian journalist and satirist Cho Ramaswamy has died, aged 82.

Kashmir: Rights group says India used 'indiscriminate' force
A rights group says Indian security forces used "indiscriminate" against protesters in Kashmir.

Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future
A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel.

PM slams opposition, says not being allowed to speak in Parliament
"The government has always said that it is ready for a debate in Parliament. But, I am not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha," PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Banaskantha.

Parliament logjam anguished our President: PM
PM Modi brought up the logjam being witnessed in the national legislature over demonetisation, and President Mukherjee's allusion to it when he said: "For God's sake, do your job." PM Modi also said the currency ban had broken the backbone of terrorism and Naxalism.

Currency ban has broken terrorism's backbone: PM
PM Narendra Modi today addressed a farmer's rally in Deesa, Gujarat, in which reacted to President Pranab Mukherjee's recent criticism of the logjam in Parliament, weighed in on the effects of demonetisation, and praised the farmers of North Gujarat.Here are ten important quotes from his speech.

'Won't let H-1B visa holders to replace US workers'
Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers.

Keep away from govt, party: Sasikalaa to family
Late CM J Jayalalithaa’s associate Sasikalaa has warned her close relatives, including her siblings and a host of nephews and nieces, to keep off the government and the party. Sasikalaa conveyed this to her family members at a meeting convened by her on Wednesday at Jaya’s Poes Garden residence.

'CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win'
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks.

India vs England live updates: Mumbai Test, Day 3
Catch all the live updates from the Day 3 of the fourth Test being played in Mumbai between India and England.

How common man is going digital amid cash crunch
Here's a look at how tea and paan shop owners, key makers, newspaper vendors, masseuses, autorickshaw drivers, florists and even temples are going digital.

'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
Alarming Rise In Heart Diseases In India: Experts
Though the number of heart patients is on the rise world-wide, the situation in India is even more alarming, cardiology experts said.
Solomon Islands Rocked By Another Major Earthquake
The Solomon Islands were rattled by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, just a day after hundreds of people along the coast fled into the hills following a 7.8 magnitude tremor.
Amit Shah-Led Gujarat Cricket Association Plans Biggest Stadium Ever
Gujarat Cricket Association planning make the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, a 110,000 capacity venue, surpassing the biggest cricket stadium in the world - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)...
Indo-US Ties As Strong As Ever Under Barack Obama: US
The Indo-US relationship is "as strong as ever" with outgoing President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi having "worked closely" on a wide range of issues, the White House has said.
4 People Killed In A Cargo Train Explosion In Bulgaria
Four people were killed and another 12 were injured under the ruins of at least 20 buildings smashed after a cargo train carrying propane-butane derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian...
Mexico Quietly Marks 10 Years Of Drug War
Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to...
Chennai Evasion Case: Fresh Rs 24 Crore In New Notes Seized
A fresh seizure of Rs 24 crore cash in new notes was today made by the Income Tax department, adding to the biggest haul of cash and gold post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted...
Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Bids $14 Billion For UK's Sky
The proposed offer of 10.75 pounds a share in cash, which is backed by Sky's independent directors, would strengthen the position of James Murdoch.
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Rs 24 crore in new notes seized from Vellore
With this amount, the total seizure in the case has now gone upto Rs 166 crore in a single case.

The race to demonetise Modi
The note ban is Modi's make-or-break gambit for 2019.Opposition leaders see a vulnerability and won't gift pre-eminence to the Congress, says Shekhar Gupta.

Now, rise and prove your patriotism
After the Supreme Court ruling on playing the national anthem in all movie halls, Veenu Sandhu misses the innocent days when patriotism was part of our being, not a prescribed potion to bring all our problems to an end. And no one told us to 'leave', 'get out' or 'go to Pakistan' if we differed.

PHOTOS: India vs England, 4th Test, Day 4
Images from Day 3 of the fourth Test between India and England, in Mumbai, on Saturday.

What game are these car companies playing?
While offering discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh, Hyundai, Ford and Honda are also hiking prices by 1-2% from January, Swaraj Baggonkar/Business Standard reports from Mumbai.

The mystery behind the Rs 3 lakh crore deposits in 15 days
The second fortnight of September saw Rs 3 lakh crore of time deposits, something unique, followed by liquidation of Rs 1.2 lakh crpre of these right after.

Is it safe to use mobile wallets at petrol pumps?
Safety standards are thrown to the wind as government urges consumers to use mobile wallets at petrol pumps, Shine Jacob & Karan Choudhury/Business Standard report from New Delhi.

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Gold slumps to 10-month low; silver up on increased offtake
Gold prices fell Rs 130 to hit a 10-month low of Rs 28,580 per 10 grams today amid a weak global trend and considerable fall in demand from jewellers at the domestic spot market.Silver, however, firm...

Silver futures down at Rs 41,365 per kg
Taking weak cues from overseas markets, silver prices fell Rs 160 to Rs 41,365 per kg at the futures trade today as participants cut down their bets.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delive...

Gold futures fall to Rs 27,740 per 10 gram
Amid a weak global trend and profit-booking, gold futures fell Rs 37 to Rs 27,740 per 10 gram today as participants trimmed their positions.Gold for delivery in February was trading Rs 37 or 0.13 per...

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Modi Babu has no solution to demonetisation, except 'bhashan': Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): Taking a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation move, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the former has no solution to the hardship people have faced due to the notes ban and that is why he is just giving speeches. "Modi babu knows that #DeMonetisation now derailed. Prime Minister Modi earlier today made an appeal to the opposition to help inform the masses that they do not need to stand in queue and can use mobile banking for cash transactions.

Congress tears into 'sulking' PDP-BJP coalition, slams 'love-hate' relationship
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti walked out of her Cabinet meeting midway yesterday, the Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the love-hate relationship between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition and said if both cannot get along together, they should not be together. If you can't get along together, don't get together," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI. Singhvi said Jammu and Kashmir is having two different governments, one in Jammu and the other in the Kashmir valley adding that the state is witnessing a coalition that is not on talking terms.

Mamata Banerjee crossed all limit by questioning India Army's routine exercise: BJP
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Sharma on Saturday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had crossed all limits by criticizing the government and questioning the Indian Army. While condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she didn't even bother that she is criticizing the Indian Army and questioning their routine exercise," he told ANI adding that the TMC leader is adopting dictatorial style of leadership. Sharma's statement came in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the deployment of the Indian Army at two toll plazas near the new state government secretariat in Kolkata.

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it’s not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.

We'll stop your 70 year loot of the common man: PM Modi
Deesa (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): Charging the Congress with looting the common man for 70 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his fight for the poor would continue and he would strengthen them. Hitting out at the opposition for demanding his presence in parliament yet not letting him speak, Prime Minister Modi said he found it better to talk in what he called the "Common Sabha." "Government has always said we are ready to debate. Prime Minister Modi reiterated that demonetisation was announced to empower the poor and strengthen them.

Sushma to undergo kidney transplant today
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undergo her kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday.

UPA a govt of scamsters: BJP on AgustaWestland
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Saturday said the previous United Progressive Alliance(UPA) regime was a government of scams and scamsters working with a motivation to earn illicit money. "The UPA government of the last 10 years was a government of scams and scamsters. It was clear in the case of the Augusta Westland deal.

Congress approves bill on Calif. drought, Flint water
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California.

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VVIP chopper scam | Not just SP TYagi, other bureaucrats, politicos involved must come under CBI radar: Defence expert
Nitin Gokhale told ANI that the CBI should look at all those involved in the decision-making process.

Four people killed in a cargo train explosion in Bulgaria
Firemen are trying to put out the fire in the village of Hitrino and are searching for survivors in houses near the train lines.

Jayalalithaa's death: AIADMK says 280 people have died of grief, shock
The party announced Rs 3 lakh as compensation to the kin of the dead.

Solomon Islands scrambles to reach areas hit by second major quake
* Second major tremor in as many days * Initial new tsunami alert lifted * Government scrambling to send supplies

Mathews urges Sri Lankan batsmen to give bowlers 'a fair chance' against Proteas
Sri Lanka's batting was boosted by the return of Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, who recovered from a broken hand. They will slot into the middle order along with Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva.

Taiwan says China air force conducts long-range drills
Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and US President-elect Donald Trump irked China.

Comedy Nights Bachao: Krushna Abhishek REACTS on Ranveer Singh's refusal to come on CNBT
I am surprised at Ranveer's refusal to come on CNB, says Krushna

Modi in Gujarat's Deesa: PM says Opposition won't let him speak in Lok Sabha, so he's addressing Jan Sabha - Firstpost


Modi in Gujarat's Deesa: PM says Opposition won't let him speak in Lok Sabha, so he's addressing Jan Sabha
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a farmers' rally in Deesa, Banaskantha district in Gujarat on his day-long visit where he raised the issue of demonetisation and the lack of support from the Opposition in Parliament over this move.
Parliament logjam over demonetisation anguished President Mukherjee: PM ModiTimes of India
Modi on demonetisation: Not allowed to speak in Lok Sabha, so I'm speaking in Jan SabhaIndia Today
I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha, so I am speaking in jan sabha: PM Modi at Deesa rallyThe Indian Express
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For AIADMK, Amma's last journey began early - Times of India

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For AIADMK, Amma's last journey began early
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Even as medical experts tried their best to revive the health of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa that started deteriorating massively on Sunday, party leaders had already started preparations for her funeral as the hope of her revival went ...
AIADMK after Jayalalithaa: All decks cleared for Sasikala, but will Panneerselvam play ball?Firstpost
Sasikala Natarajan Visits Jayalalithaa Memorial, Party Defends Her RoleNDTV
Jayalalithaa's demise: 203 persons died of 'shock' says AIADMKThe Indian Express
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AgustaWestland scam heats up with SP Tyagi's arrest, but will justice reach its logical end? - Firstpost

AgustaWestland scam heats up with SP Tyagi's arrest, but will justice reach its logical end?
AgustaWestland scam heats up with SP Tyagi's arrest, but will justice reach its logical end? Dec 10, 2016 12:21 IST. #AgustaWestland #Air Force #CBI #ConnectTheDots #Gautam Khaitan #Guiseppe Orsi #SP Tyagi. By Prakash Katoch. Close on the heels of ...
Here is all you need to know about AgustaWestland caseTimes of India
Ex Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In AgustaWestland Chopper Scam To Be Produced In Court: 10 FactsNDTV
Bureaucrats, politicos involved in AgustaWestland must also come under CBI radar: Defence ExpertThe New Indian Express
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Chennai evasion case: Fresh Rs 24 cr in new notes seized - Economic Times

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Chennai evasion case: Fresh Rs 24 cr in new notes seized
Economic Times
CHENNAI: A fresh seizure of Rs 24 crore cash in new notes was today made by the Income Tax department, adding to the biggest haul of cash and gold post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted assets have been recovered in tax ...
Tamil Nadu: Rs 24 crore in new currency seized from VelloreThe Indian Express
Income tax raids continue on premises of three Chennai businessmenTimes of India
CBI joins probe into Rs 34 crore seizure in TN from sand-mining barron Reddy; bank's involvement suspectedThe New Indian Express
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Demonetisation effect: How the common man is going digital amid cash crunch - Times of India

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Demonetisation effect: How the common man is going digital amid cash crunch
Times of India
BENGALURU: Digital wallets are preferred here. Azhar Pasha Owner, Global Key Makers Azhar Pasha, a locksmith in central Bengaluru, realised that customers who came to get their new keys were often helpless and asked for credit. One customer, a ...

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Srinagar records season's coldest night at minus 4.5 - The Hindu

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Srinagar records season's coldest night at minus 4.5
The Hindu
“Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 11.9 degrees Celsius." Photo: Nissar Ahamad. IANS. Srinagar December 10, 2016 11:10 IST. Updated: December 10, 2016 11:12 IST. more-in ...
Cold wave grips Jammu and Kashmir; Dal lake, water bodies freezeThe Indian Express
Normalcy in Kashmir again as separatists announce three-day relaxationThe New Indian Express
Workshop held to make Srinagar 'smart city'Bihar Prabha
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Congress tears into 'sulking' PDP-BJP coalition, slams 'love-hate' relationship - Business Standard


Congress tears into 'sulking' PDP-BJP coalition, slams 'love-hate' relationship
Business Standard
After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti walked out of her Cabinet meeting midway yesterday, the Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the love-hate relationship between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party ...
Mehbooba Mufti leaves cabinet meeting midway after rift with a BJP ministerTimes of India
Rift in BJP-PDP: CM Mehbooba Mufti leaves cabinet meeting midwayIndia Today
Angry Mehbooba Mufti leaves Cabinet meeting in huffThe Indian Express
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AIADMK claims 280 persons died of shock over Jayalalithaa`s demise so far
The party headquarters released the list containing the names of 203 such deceased persons from different parts of the state including Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvallore, Tiruvannanmalai, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Erode and Tirupur distr
PoK erupts with `azadi` slogans; Pakistan Army brutally thrashes protesters
In huge trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, locals in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have hit the streets to protest against the administration.
VVIP chopper scam: CBI to produce former IAF chief SP Tyagi before court today
SP Tyagi is the first chief of any wing of the armed forces to be arrested in the country.
SC modifies National Anthem in cinema hall order, exempts differently-abled from standing
The order of Supreme Court has been welcomed by the Central Government. 
Justice Katju offers to apologise `unconditionally` to Supreme Court for criticising judges, verdict
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Friday offered to tender an unconditional apology in a contempt case for criticising judges and their judgment in the sensational Saumya rape-murder case.
National Herald case: Court to pronounce order on Dec 26
Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday reserved its order for December 26 on whether to summon certain documents from Congress party and Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), as sought by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy in co
National Herald case: Delhi Court to pronounce order on December 26
Swamy alleged that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi got hold of AJL through "dishonest means". 
Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, two others arrested by CBI in AgustaWestland case
Besides Tyagi, Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan and Sanjeev Tyagi, alias Julie Tyagi, were also arrested by the investigative agency.
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Jayalalithaa Jayaram, popular leader of a well-run state in southern India with high literacy rates and low child mortality, has died at 68.

Death of Tamil Nadu’s Leader Leaves Power Vacuum in Southern India
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 68, an imperious former starlet, died after a cardiac arrest and had groomed no successor.

India’s Police Investigating Rape Accusation by American Tourist
A woman says a group of men assaulted her in April at a five-star hotel where she was staying as part of a package tour.

TED’s Science Curator Sees Hope in Earth’s Anthropocene Age
TED’s new curator of science, David Biello, explains why he sees hints of hope in Earth’s emerging Anthropocene “age of us.”

Militants Attack Indian Army Base in Nagrota, Inflaming Tensions With Pakistan
Assailants disguised as police officers took hostages and killed seven Indian soldiers before being shot and killed.

Does India’s Right Wing Have Any Ideas?
Conservative nationalists have won at the ballot box. But they are still struggling to put forward an intellectual agenda.

In India, Black Money Makes for Bad Policy
Demonetization will put only a temporary dent in corruption, if even that, and it may rock the entire economy.

Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President
In many of the president-elect’s international development ventures, his business partners have close ties to foreign governments.

Not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha so I’m speaking in Jan Sabha: Modi
"I assure you that those who have hoarded black money will not be spared," the PM said in Gujarat.
Rs. 24 crore in Rs. 2000 notes seized on day 3 of IT raids
The total seizure in the tax evasion case has now gone up to Rs. 164 crore.
New general secretary will be selected unanimously: AIADMK
Party spokesman C. Ponnaiyan says a decision will be made soon.
Srinagar records season’s coldest night at minus 4.5
Light snow in the higher reaches and rains in the plains likely during the next 24 hours.
LI scheme inaugurated, Singur water released
We will expose the real face of Congress in Assembly, says Harish
‘Telangana will be indebted to Sonia for granting statehood’
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has said that the people of Telangana would remain indebted to Sonia Gandhi for her historic decision on Telangana, first ann...
Krishna River Board fails to strike balance between TS, AP
Telangana takes strong exception to AP’s argument that it should be allotted at least 100 tmc ft.
Wild elephant Sidda breathes its last
A 35-year-old wild elephant — named Sidda by villagers around Manchinabele dam on the outskirts of Bengaluru, and cared for by them and wildlife activists after it suffered a fracture and developed mu...

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