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Moderate intensity tremor jolts Kashmir

August 24, 2017

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted Jammu and Kashmir region on Thursday and no loss of life or damage to the property was reported. A Met department official said: "A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale with epicentre in Jammu and Kashmir region occurred at 2.28 a.m. today. The coordinates of the quake we...

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SC junks Sasikala's plea against restoring conviction in corruption case

August 23, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala's plea seeking review of its February 14 order restoring her conviction in disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives - V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi. Dismissing the review petition by Sasikala and her two relatives, the bench of Justice S.A....

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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

August 23, 2017

NEW DELHI: Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in the wake of repeated train accidents. An official statement here said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Lohani's appointment. Lohani belongs to the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engine...

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74 injured, four critical, as train derails in UP

August 23, 2017

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: At least 74 persons, four in critical condition, were injured when 10 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, police said. The incident took place after the train bound for New Delhi from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh hit a dumper, which had overturned on the railway tracks...

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SC strikes down triple talaq, declares it illegal and unconstitutional

August 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court by a majority verdict today ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional". The apex court by 3:2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran. While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putti...

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Dinakaran meets Sasikala in Bengaluru jail

August 18, 2017

BENGALURU: A leader of one of the factions in the AIADMK, T T V Dinakaran, on Friday, met his aunt and party General Secretary V K Sasikala in the jail and greeted her on her 63rd birthday. Dinakaran is also expected to have discussed the developments in the AIADMK. Dinakaran has been sacked as the AIADMK Deputy General Secretary by the ruling fa...

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Bomb hoax at Delhi High Court

August 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Police searched the Delhi High Court complex on Thursday after an anonymous caller warned a bomb will explode in the premises. It turned out to be a hoax, police said. The Police Control Room received the call just before 11 a.m. A bomb squad and fire tenders reached the spot. After three hours, the call was declared a hoax. The teleph...

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Italian actress in Indian music video wants to break cultural barriers

August 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion has worked in the American TV show “The Young Pope” with actor Jude Law, featured in Hindi film “Dobaara: See Your Evil” and can now be seen in musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee’s music video “Aainda”. Madalina says she wants to break cultural barriers and not r...

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Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours

August 16, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, was rescued after an 11-hour long operation, police said on Wednesday. Chandrasekhar, who fell in the abandoned borewell around 5 p.m. on Tuesday was brought out alive by the rescue workers around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The boy was stuck at a depth of 15 ...

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PM calls for 'New India' free of terror, casteism, corruption

PM calls for 'New India' free of terror, casteism, corruption

August 15, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a "New India" that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in Kashmir to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is solved through "embrace". Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on India's 71st Independence Day, Modi...

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