• Parliamentary Panel Report Critical of Demonetisation Could be Tabled in Winter Session
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    Parliamentary Panel Report Critical of Demonetisation Could be Tabled in Winter Session

    New Delhi, Oct 15: The Parliamentary panel on finance headed by Congress MP Veerappa Moily will reportedly present its report on demonetisation in the Winter Session of Parliament. The standing committee  of which former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also member, had been looking into the issue of demonetisation since long. As per the latest reports of PTI, the panel had also […]

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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.

  • Aarushi murder case: Even after release, parents Rajesh-Nupur to visit Dasna jail every 15 days
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    Aarushi murder case: Even after release, parents Rajesh-Nupur to visit Dasna jail every 15 days

    Aarushi's parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who are dentist by profession will visit the Dasna jail every 15 days to take care of prisoners confronting dental issues after their release following acquittal in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are likely to be released from Dasna prison on Monday. The dentist couple had helped revive the near "defunct" dental department at the prison hospital, a jail official said.

  • Bengaluru: Municipal officials practise cricket as city battles deadly floods
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    Bengaluru: Municipal officials practise cricket as city battles deadly floods

    India Today has exclusive pictures which show some BBMP officials at a ground playing cricket.

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    Expelled GJM leader requests for Centre's intervention in Darjeeling hills

    Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Oct 15 (ANI): Expelled Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Sunday requested for Centre's intervention in Darjeeling hills during his meeting with West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhawan, Kolkata. "The issues related to the series of bomb blast and the recently recovered arms and ammunitions in the Darjeeling Valley have been appraised in meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kanpur: 22 Traders Slapped With Criminal Case For Posters Comparing PM Narendra Modi With Kim Jong-un
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    Kanpur: 22 Traders Slapped With Criminal Case For Posters Comparing PM Narendra Modi With Kim Jong-un

    Kanpur, October 16: Twenty two traders in Kanpur have been slapped with a criminal case for putting up hoardings and posters comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. the traders resorted to this measure to highlight the issue of a deluge of small coins which is affecting their businesses. The police […]

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

  • #MeToo: Hundreds of Indian women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted stand up to be counted
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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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    Anil Sharma, Sukh Ram leaving Congress was 'expected': Virbhadra Singh

    Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 15 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday said that the exit of Sukh Ram and his son, Anil Sharma, from the Congress was expected. Singh also stressed that the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections would not suffer because of their exit. The Congress leader also remarked that Sukh Ram has had a reputation of changing parties and siding with the winning party.

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    Federer destroys Nadal to clinch his second Shanghai title

    Shanghai [China], Oct. 15 (ANI): Swiss maestro Roger Federer was at his menacing best on Sunday as he defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win the men's singles title of the Shanghai Masters. Federer defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to clinch his second Shanghai crown (2014) and 27th at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center. Heading onto the court, Nadal hadn't dropped a service game all week - that equalled up to 32 straight service games won.

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    Francis declares 35 new saints at Vatican canonisation mass

    Vatican City, Oct 15 (IANS) Pope Francis on Sunday declared 35 new saints during a canonisation mass in the Vatican. Among those being declared saints included the three "Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala (Mexico)", who were killed between 1527-1529 for converting to Roman Catholicism, as well as 30 Brazilians known as the "Martyrs of Natal", who were killed in 1645 at the hands of Dutch Calvinists. Pope Francis also canonised two others at Sunday's ceremony -- a Spanish priest called Faustino Miguez (1831-1925) who was the founder of the Daughters of the Divine Shepherdess, and Italian priest Angelo da Acri (1669-1739).

  • 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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    Leipzig upset Dortmund in Bundesliga

    Dortmund, Oct 15 (IANS) Front-runners Borussia Dortmund suffered their first defeat of the Bundesliga football season after losing 2-3 to RB Leipzig. Leipzig on Saturday bounced back from one goal down and edged leaders Borussia Dortmund 3-2 away. The hosts ensured a bright start as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with only four minutes played.

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    China prepares for CPC Congress

    Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) The first delegates from the far-away province of Inner Mongolia started arriving on Sunday for China's most important political event in five years: the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The Congress could herald changes in leadership and pave a more powerful role for Chinese President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, reports Efe news. Security was tightened in Beijing ahead of the Congress, which will start on Wednesday and normally lasts a week, although an official end date has not been announced.

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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.