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2 Naxals killed in encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli
The gun battle took place in Narkasa forest area. File photo

2 Naxals killed in encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

15 Sep 2019 | 11:43 AM

NAGPUR: Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday morning, a police official said.

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Nagpur, September 15

Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday morning, a police official said.

The gun battle took place in Narkasa forest area, located around 170 km from here, when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Naxal unit of Maharashtra police, were combing the area, he said.

On specific information, the security men went to the forest area and were conducting an anti-Naxal operation when the exchange of fire took place between the two sides, the police spokesperson said.

“Two Naxals were killed in the skirmish,” he said, adding that the deceased were yet to be identified.

A large number of daily use items were recovered from the spot, he said. PTI

MP Sanjay Jaiswal is Bihar BJP chief, Satish Punia gets Rajasthan

MP Sanjay Jaiswal is Bihar BJP chief, Satish Punia gets Rajasthan

15 Sep 2019 | 8:55 AM

NEW DELHI:The BJP on Saturday appointed Lok Sabha member Sanjay Jaiswal and MLA Satish Punia as its state unit president in Bihar and Rajasthan, respectively, a partystatement said.

Pak raises white flag at LoC to retrieve bodies of two soldiers

Pak raises white flag at LoC to retrieve bodies of two soldiers

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

JAMMU:The Pakistan army raised a white flag at the Line of Control (LoC) to retrieve the bodies of two of its soldiers killed recently by the Indian Army in retaliatory fire at the Hajipir sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

BJP set for 'unprecedented' win in Maha polls: Fadnavis

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15 Sep 2019 | 1:24 PM

PUNE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday the response that his 'Mahajanadesh Yatra' got indicated that the BJP would have "unprecedented" victory in the upcoming state Assembly polls.

Parliament panels: BJP heads 13, Cong gets 3

Parliament panels: BJP heads 13, Cong gets 3

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

NEW DELHI:A Parliamentary notification has announced new Standing Committees –16 of the Lok Sabha and eight of the Rajya Sabha.

Chinmayanand case: Student submits videos to probe team

Chinmayanand case: Student submits videos to probe team

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

SHAHJAHANPUR (UP):The postgraduate student who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape gave a pen drive containing 43 videos to the SIT to support her allegations today.

De-escalate India-Pak tension: US lawmakers

De-escalate India-Pak tension: US lawmakers

15 Sep 2019 | 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON:A group of American lawmakers have expressed “grave concern” over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the US ambassadors in New Delhi and Islamabad to “de-escalate tensions” between India and Pakistan.

‘Seva saptah’ launched

‘Seva saptah’ launched

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP working president JP Nadda along with party leaders Vijay Goel and Vijender Gupta mop the floor at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Saturday.

Vice-President, PM greet engineers on Engineer’s Day

Vice-President, PM greet engineers on Engineer’s Day

15 Sep 2019 | 1:17 PM

NEW DELHI: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted engineers on Engineer’s Day, describing them as those synonymous with diligence and determination.

Stop terror or face disintegration: Rajnath to Pak

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15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

SURAT:Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism, otherwise no one would be able to prevent its disintegration, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday.

Gokhale to visit Iran to revitalise ties

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15 Sep 2019 | 10:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Days after John Bolton, one of the prime movers of antagonism against Iran, resigned as the US National Security Adviser, India is moving to repair an atrophied relationship with Iran.

Chit fund: ED raids IRS officer’s premises

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

NEW DELHI:The Enforcement Directorate today raided multiple locations in the country linked to IRS officer Neeraj Singh, a commissioner in the Income Tax Department, in connection PMLA and associated disproportionate assets cases.

100 CAPF units withdrawn from Assam

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15 Sep 2019 | 7:13 AM

NEW DELHI:The government has withdrawn 10,000 central police forces personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Kolkata police ex-chief fails to turn up for probeSaradha case

Kolkata police ex-chief fails to turn up for probe

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

KOLKATA:Plenty of drama unfolded in Kolkata today as the former Kolkata city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, a blue-eyed boy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, resorted to playing hide and seek with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) fearing arrest by the agency, which has been directed by the Supreme Court to probe the multi-crore rupees Saradha chit fund scam.

Akhilesh comes out in Azam’s support

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15 Sep 2019 | 11:06 AM

LUCKNOW:Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said he had copies of the dozens of FIRs lodged against senior party leader and Rampur MP Mohammad Azam Khan.

How can cabs cause dip in sale of trucks: Sinha

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15 Sep 2019 | 10:45 AM

INDORE:Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday questioned Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s claim that rise of Ola and Uber affected the automobile sector, asking why the sales of trucks should also decline.

Pollution board to go in for new norms for textile industry

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will develop new standards and emission control norms for the textile industry to cater to the emerging ecological challenges and strengthen environmental compliance.

No focus on fitness, miffed ITBP chief cracks the whip

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

CHANDIGARH:Miffed at finding a poor turnout of officers and men at a routine PT parade during a visit to a field unit, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) chief has taken the force’s establishments to task over their laxity towards maintaining fitness standards.

18-carat gold toilet stolen from British palaceBy the way...

18-carat gold toilet stolen from British palace

15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

London: A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at Britain’s Blenheim Palace, the police said.

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15 Sep 2019 | 7:10 AM

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15 Sep 2019 | 12:25 PM

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15 Sep 2019 | 12:24 PM

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Kashmir clampdown may go on Oct 31

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15 Sep 2019 | 11:05 AM

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15 Sep 2019 | 9:48 AM

NEW DELHI:Asserting that Hindi can play the role of lingua franca, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today pushed for having one common language in India to connect and unite the country.

Onion farmers protest curbs

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15 Sep 2019 | 7:13 AM

MUMBAI:Farmers in India’s main onion markets of Lasalgaon and Pimpalgaon today held protests after wholesale prices of the bulb softened following imposition of the minimum export price on Friday.

Woman shot at while trying to stop husband-wife fight

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14 Sep 2019 | 10:23 PM

NEW DELHI: A 21-year-old woman was shot at by a man when she tried to stop a fight between him and his wife in outer Delhi’s Narela area, the police said on Saturday.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to visit Iran for foreign office consultations

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14 Sep 2019 | 9:58 PM

NEW DELHI: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will be on a two-day visit to Iran beginning Sunday during which he will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Syed Abbas Araghchi on key bilateral and regional issues.

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14 Sep 2019 | 9:53 PM

MUMBAI: A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to extract money from the staff posted at Matoshree, the Bandra residence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, for a parcel he falsely claimed was ordered by Aaditya Thackeray.

Previous BJP govt delayed Metro projects: Madhya Pradesh CM

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14 Sep 2019 | 8:47 PM

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Tripura man, wanted for stealing a goat, held after 41 years

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14 Sep 2019 | 7:50 PM

AGARTALA: A 58-year-old man in Tripura, wanted for the last 41 years in a case of theft, has finally been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Congress terms steps to boost economy ‘cosmetic’, ‘piecemeal’

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14 Sep 2019 | 8:56 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday alleged that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was “clueless” in dealing with the economic slowdown and termed the latest steps announced by her to boost the economy “cosmetic” and “piecemeal”.

Complete National Registry of Citizens list published online

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14 Sep 2019 | 5:59 PM

GUWAHATI: A complete National Registry of Citizens list of all 3.30 crore applicants to the sweeping exercise was published online on Saturday.

Amit Shah's 'national language' tweet on Hindi Diwas kicks up row

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14 Sep 2019 | 9:37 PM

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, reigniting the debate on the issue as southern parties said they would oppose any attempt to “impose” the language.

FM announces Rs 70,000 cr package for export, real estate sectors to boost growth

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14 Sep 2019 | 5:46 PM

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced an over Rs 70,000 crore package for the export and real estate sectors, including setting up of a stressed asset fund, as the government continued with firefighting measures to pull the economy out of a six-year low growth rate.

Sanjay Jaiswal is Bihar BJP chief; Satish Punia to head Rajasthan unit

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14 Sep 2019 | 8:02 PM

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday appointed MP Sanjay Jaiswal and MLA Satish Punia as chiefs of its units in Bihar and Rajasthan respectively, a party statement said.

Shah pitches for a common language for India; says Hindi can unite country

Shah pitches for a common language for India; says Hindi can unite country

14 Sep 2019 | 8:03 PM

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday pitched for a common language for the country saying Hindi which is spoken the most could unite the country.

Chinmayanand’s bedroom wears new look now, important evidences removed: UP student

Chinmayanand’s bedroom wears new look now, important evidences removed: UP student

14 Sep 2019 | 8:31 PM

SHAHJAHANPUR (UP): The postgraduate student, who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, on Saturday gave a pen drive containing 43 videos to the SIT to support her allegations.

Hindu Sena blackens Delhi's Babar Road signage

Hindu Sena blackens Delhi's Babar Road signage

14 Sep 2019 | 2:54 PM

NEW DELHI: Right-wing outfit Hindu Sena on Saturday blackened the signage for Babar Road in Bengali market here demanding that it be renamed after a "great Indian personality".

Farmers protest after government curbs soften onion wholesale prices

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14 Sep 2019 | 3:14 PM

MUMBAI: Farmers in onion markets of Lasalgaon and Pimpalgaon on Saturday held protests after wholesale prices of the bulb softened following the imposition of the MEP.

No attempts made to achieve Uniform Civil Code: Supreme Court

No attempts made to achieve Uniform Civil Code: Supreme Court

14 Sep 2019 | 8:11 PM

NEW DELHI: Citing the wish of the founding fathers, the Supreme Court has lamented that no steps have been taken for framing of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) despite exhortations from it.

Gangraped, teen runs naked for several hundred metres in Bhilwara, 3 held

Gangraped, teen runs naked for several hundred metres in Bhilwara, 3 held

14 Sep 2019 | 4:05 PM

JAIPUR: A terror-stricken teenager ran several hundred metres naked after abduction, thrashing and rape by three men while she was on her way to a temple in Rajasthan's Bhilwara.

No violence post NRC, 10,000 troops withdrawn from Assam

No violence post NRC, 10,000 troops withdrawn from Assam

14 Sep 2019 | 3:33 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel that were deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said on Saturday.

Lawmakers urge US envoys to help de-escalate Indo-Pak tension

Lawmakers urge US envoys to help de-escalate Indo-Pak tension

14 Sep 2019 | 2:17 PM

WASHINGTON: A group of American lawmakers have expressed concern over Kashmir and urged the US envoys in India and Pakistan to facilitate de-escalation of tension.

5 of family killed in car crash in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh

5 of family killed in car crash in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh

14 Sep 2019 | 11:54 AM

AMARAVATI: Five members of a family were killed and another injured as a car in which they were travelling caught fire after it overturned in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district on Saturday, police said.

Indian peacekeeper Lt Col Gaurav Solanki’s body found in Congo lake

Indian peacekeeper Lt Col Gaurav Solanki’s body found in Congo lake

14 Sep 2019 | 2:03 PM

UNITED NATIONS: The body of an Indian peacekeeper, who drowned while kayaking in Congo, has been found, the UN chief’s spokesperson has said.

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