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    Minor girl gang-raped by six men in Hardoi

    Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 15 (ANI): Another case of gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh has come to fore wherein a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by six men she was alone at home in Hardoi District of the state. The incident came to light when the victim, a 16-year old girl from Lonar district, filed a report against six men who allegedly abducted and gang-raped her, following which she was admitted to the District Women's Hospital for examination. Earlier on Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested five persons in connection with a gang-rape of a minor, who committed suicide following threats by the accused in Bhagpat District.

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    Jobs, slowing investment, US Fed hike policy challenges: Jaitley

    Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Employment creation, the global slowdown in investments and the possible impact that the US Federal Reserves move normalise monetary conditions can have on emerging economies are three major policy challenges, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "The risks posed to emerging markets and developing economies by the US Federal Reserve's steps towards restoring normal monetary conditions, the global slowdown in investments and employment are the three policy challenges," Jaitley said at a discussion here of the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC), according to a statement from the Finance Ministry on Sunday.

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    FIFA U-17 WC: 'A tipping point for Indian football'

    Kolkata (West Bengal)[India], Oct. 15 (ANI): "FIFA U-17 World Cup has been a tipping point for Indian football, and purely for the perception of Indian football and hosting this tournament, something has definitely changed," said Project Director of the FIFA U-17 World Cup LOC, Joy Bhattacharjya. India ended their World Cup campaign after facing a 0-4 defeat against Ghana in their last fixture of the Group A at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. India were the lowest-ranked side in the tournament.

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    Delhi: For nearly 170 days, national fencing champion is fighting a lonely battle against alcohol addiction

    A 28-year-old former national-level fencing champion T David Raj has taken this fight against alcoholism to another level.

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    Mutual tolerance, respect essential for peace: Lok Sabha Speaker

    St Petersburg, Oct 15 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Sunday that mutual tolerance and respect among different religions and ethnic groups were absolutely essential for peace, harmony, and just social order in the world. Speaking at the 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) here, Mahajan said the language of pluralism was that of dialogue and debate, give and get, speaking and listening.

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    Dadri lynching accused not given jobs with us: State-run NTPC denies reports

    Media reports about jobs being given to the 15 men accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri in 2015 are 'false and baseless', a news agency quoted the NTPC as saying.

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    Gadkari to grant Rs 60,000cr for Kerala

    Kollam (Kerala) [India], Oct. 15 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said he would sanction a grant of Rs 60,000 crore for Kerala. Gadkari, who was addressing the Jan Raksha Yatra here, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not indulge in politics in matters conceding national interest and promoted the idea of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.

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    Death toll from California wildfire rises to 40

    Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has announced that the death toll from the week-long wildfire has reached 40 while 75,000 people remain evacuated. After six days of hard work, firefighters continue to fight a fire that, for the time being, has devastated more than 88,000 hectares and reduced thousands of buildings to ashes across the state, a spokesman for the Forest and Fire Protection Department told Efe news. The area most affected by the blaze is Sonoma County, a popular tourist area known for its wine production where 22 people have died and numerous vineyards, wineries and luxury hotels were destroyed by the fire.

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    26 passengers on Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express taken to hospital after food poisoning

    At least 26 people aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express from Goa were taken ill after consuming food served by the Railways' catering wing, IRCTC, the Konkan Railway said.

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    India.com brings live news updates and today’s breaking news headlines from around the world. Keep watching this place for all the happening news and events of the day. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of 14-year-old Aarushi who was murdered in her Noida apartment in May 2008, would walk free today. The Talwars are expected to […]

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    New Delhi now world's worst megacity for sexual violence against women, says survey

    New Delhi [India], October 16 (ANI): New Delhi, the national capital, has been named as world's worst megacity for sexual violence against women in a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Delhi has been paired with Brazil's Sao Paulo in the poll, which lists the cities where women fear the risk of sexual violence, including rape, attacks or harassment. The survey comes just five years after the national capital witnessed the horrific Nirbhaya gang rape in December 2012, which resulted in a widespread public outcry demanding the safety of women.

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    Karnataka: Three killed after part of roof collapses due to incessant rain

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    Supreme Court to hear petition against linking Aadhaar to bank accounts and mobile

    According to petition, government's rule on linking Aadhaar violates the fundamental right to privacy and equates citizens, including the elderly, women and students, with money launderers.

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    K'taka: Six killed in roof collapse due to cylinder blast, govt. announces compensation

    Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 16 (ANI): At least six people were killed and a few are feared trapped after a two-storeyed residential building collapsed due to a cylinder blast in Bengaluru's Ejipura district. Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George has announced that a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh would be given to the kin of the deceased. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy also visited the spot and said that cylinders on both the ground and first floor of the building had no gas in them and could have been the cause of collapse.

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    Northeast Emerging as New ‘StartUp’ Destination, Says Dr Jitendra Singh

    Singh pointed out to another area for future StartUps and said during the peak season of tourism when there is no accommodation available,

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    #MeToo: Hundreds of Indian women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted stand up to be counted

    The Harvey Weinstein case has brought home the vital importance of speaking out and calling out – even in India.

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    Dhanteras 2017: 5 Things You Should Buy Other Than Gold This Dhantrayodashi

    Every year we see people rushing to buy gold and silver on Dhanteras. This year, give the gold a miss and buy these things instead. Here is a list of things you should buy other than gold this Dhanteras.

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    Naraka Chaturdashi, Choti Diwali 2017: Date, Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Mantra & Auspicious timings

    Naraka Chaturdashi, Choti Diwali 2017: Here are the dates, muhurat timings, puja vidhi and auspicious timings of Naraka Chaturdashi, also popularly called as Choti Diwali.

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    Steel Minister urges quality upgradation; timely implementation of SPVs, joint ventures

    Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Oct. 16 (ANI): Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Monday directed the CMDs of Public Sector Units (PSUs) under the ministry of steel to finalize and implement all SPVs and joint ventures in a time-bound manner, adding that the ramping up of modernized units also has to be completed with all seriousness and commitment within stipulated timelines. The Minister, who chaired the Brainstorming Session with key stakeholders in the steel industry here, remarked that there are pockets of excellence in each plant and unit, which need to be replicated to transform the steel plant into a hallmark of excellence, which, he said, is possible only when the plant is at par with international benchmarks of excellence in production and quality. "To encourage a healthy competition amongst the PSU Steel Plants, the ministry will assess and declare a 'Plant of Excellence' based on overall performance vis-a-vis international standards.

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    October 16: Top 5 news of the day, that you should not miss

    From Nupur and Rajesh Talwar finally walk free from jail to Pakistan's move to withdraw terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed, here is the top 5 news of the day. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, the parents of 14-year-old Aarushi, who was found murdered nine years ago in Noida, have finally walked free from the Dasna jail here after the prison authorities received the required court order.

  • India Beat Pakistan 3-1, Advance to Next Round of Hockey Asia Cup 2017
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    India Beat Pakistan 3-1, Advance to Next Round of Hockey Asia Cup 2017

    Towards the end of third quarter, the match completely turned in favour of India as Ramandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh netted goals in 44th and 45th minute respectively.

  • Harleen Kaur Grewal, Indian Origin Woman in US Left to Die in Blazing Car by Her Friend
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    Harleen Kaur Grewal, Indian Origin Woman in US Left to Die in Blazing Car by Her Friend

    New York, October 15: A 25-year-old Indian-origin woman was left to die in a burning car following an accident in the United States. The victim identified as Harleen Kaur Grewal who was burned to death on Friday after Saeed Ahmad, 23, slammed his luxury car Infinity 35G into a concrete barrier on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, […]

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    UN condemns bombing in Somalia, offers support

    Mogadishu, Oct 16 (IANS) The United Nations' senior envoy in Somalia has condemned Saturday's bombing that claimed over 230 lives in Mogadishu and offered the world body's support. Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, on Sunday said the immediate priority is to support efforts led by the authorities to recover from the attack and help all those affected, especially the injured and newly homeless, Xinhua reported. "The international community will do everything possible to help the people and government of Somalia to overcome this tragedy," Keating said in a statement.

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    France's Macron defends controversial policy

    Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) In his first TV appearance since he took office on May 7, French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his controversial reform which is criticised by the discontent as favouring the rich.

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    Katie Price's son targeted in 50,000 pounds blackmail plot

    London, Oct 16 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price called in police after her son Harvey was targeted in a 50,000 pounds blackmail plot. The star, 39, said she raised the alarm after receiving an anonymous email warning that Harvey's face would be "smashed in" unless she paid the cash, reports thesun.co.uk. The schemer also threatened to release details of an affair they claimed Price's husband Kieran Hayler was having with a friend.