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Willing to 'Assist' on Kashmir 'If Requested': In a Renewed Mediation Pitch, US Tones Down Trump's Offer


The clarification from the US State Department assumes significance as PM Modi and President Trump are expected to meet in Biarritz, France where India has been invited by the French President for the G-7 Summit.

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Supreme Court to Hear P Chidambaram's Anticipatory Bail Plea in INX Media Case Today


Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday in the case, has approached the apex court against the high court's August 20 verdict.

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Lucknow Arms Shop Employee Demonstrates Gun's Efficiency to Buyer Near Police Station, Triggers Panic


The firing took place outside Nand Gun House's owner Sumit Singh's residence, located a stone's throw away from the Hazratganj police station.

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Sikkim Shocked at Centre's Decision to Open 'Holy' Peaks of Kanchenjunga for Expeditions


Local groups are urging the state government to preserve the sanctity of the holy mountains. Everester Kunzang Gyatso said mountaineers who wish to climb the Kanchenjunga can do it from the Nepal side without hurting locals' religious sentiments.

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CBI Gets 90 More Days to File Chargesheet against Vikram Bhave Accused in Dabholkar Murder Case


Additional Sessions Judge RM Pande granted the request under the UAPA. The court had on August 17 rejected Bhave's bail plea, saying prima facie there was a case against him.

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Chidambaram Allowed to Make Submissions by Court Despite Strong Objections from CBI


Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the CBI, vehemently opposed the request saying the former finance minister has a team of legal stalwarts like senior advocate Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who have already presented their arguments.

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UN Human Rights Experts Urge India to End 'Communication Shutdown' in Kashmir


UN experts also expressed their concern regarding the restrictions on the movement of people and of peaceful assembly in Kashmir.

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Pakistan Again Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Poonch, Shells Forward Posts, Villages


On Wednesday, Pakistan troops fired mortars and small arms on villages and forward posts along LoC in the Sunderbani sector.

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Bhim Army Chief, 95 Others Arrested After Massive Protest in Delhi Over Ravidas Temple Demolition


The Dalit leader and 95 others were detained on Wednesday night from Tughlakabad area after protest by Dalit community members over the demolition of the temple turned violent.

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PM Modi Holds Wide-ranging Talks With French President in Paris on First Leg of Three-Nation Tour


During his two-day visit, Modi will also meet his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and interact with the Indian community. He will dedicate a memorial to the Indian victims of the two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Wildlife Experts Concerned over Safety of Elephants in Odisha after 3 Tuskers Killed by Speeding Vehicles


This is the second major casualty of elephants in a single mishap in 10 months in Odisha. Seven elephants were electrocuted after coming in touch with low-hanging 11 KV electric wires in Dhenkanal last October.

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#MissionPaani: A surgical strike against India’s looming water crisis


According to recent studies, 21 Indians cities are expected to run out of groundwater in the next few years.

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Allegations against Chidambaram Serious, Says Special Court; Sends Him to CBI Custody till Monday


The court said Chidambaram will remain in CBI custody till August 26, during which period the agency will get him medically examined regularly as per rules. The court also allowed his family members and lawyers to meet him for 30 minutes every day.

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Gujarat HC Stops Police from Probing Bigamy Case against IAS Officer


Dahiya countered the allegations saying that the woman honey-trapped him and started blackmailing him for money. He denied that they were married.

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Assam Teenager Held for Sending Threat Mail to BCCI to Kill Indian Cricket Players


The probe revealed that he had sent the same threatening mail to cricket boards of some other countries too.

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Unhappy Over Birth of Second Girl Child, Maharashtra Woman Stabs Husband to Death


After killing him, she changed her own dress and also removed the blood-stains from the room in order to hide the crime. She tried to pass it off as a suicide, but the police probe confirmed her role in the murder.

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Man Scales Mumbai Airport Wall and Swaggers Up to SpiceJet Flight on Runway, Arrested


At the time of the incident, the SpiceJet plane SG634 was readying to take off for Bengaluru.

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Justice Sunil Gaur, Who Paved Way for Chidambaram's Arrest, Retires as Delhi High Court Judge


Justice Gaur had also passed an order clearing the decks for prosecution of top Congress leaders, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, in the National Herald case.

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India Need to Improve on Agility and Lateral Movement: Rhodes


Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes on Thursday said fielding standards of the Indian team has improved drastically but they still need to work on their agility and lateral movement.

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Five Men Working Without Safety Kits at Ghaziabad Drainage Project Die of Suffocation; Probe Underway


From when the first labourer dropped unconscious to the bottom of the tank till the last body was pulled out, nearly an hour was lost before the five could be rushed to a nearby hospital.

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Raj Thackeray Walks Out of ED's Office in Mumbai After 9 Hours of Grilling in Money Laundering Case


He did not respond to queries from waiting media personnel, folded his hands in greeting, got in his car and drove to his residence in Dadar area.

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Twitter Spat Between Zomato Founder and Restaurant Association Chief over Deep Discount Schemes


Rahul Singh is the chief protagonist behind the #logout campaign against aggregators providing 'deep discounts' on their platforms and hurting the restaurant industry.

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CBI Officials Interrogate Bengal Tourism Secretary in Saradha Ponzi Scam


Bhattacharya, the former home secretary, is the first secretary-level officer to face interrogation in connection with the scam.

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CBI Expands Probe Against P Chidambaram; FDI Clearances to Other Companies Also Under Scanner


Both P Chidambaram and his son Karti have strongly denied allegations of corruption levelled by the CBI.

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Pakistan Bringing over 100 Terrorists from Afghanistan for Kashmir to Create Unrest, Say Sources


In addition, around 15 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists are already waiting at terror launch-pads in Lipa valley along the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side to infiltrate in Kashmir.

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Chandrayaan-2 Captures First Images of Moon, ISRO Identifies Apollo Crater and Mare Orientale Basin


According to ISRO, Chandrayaan 2 — India's second lunar expedition — will shed light on a completely unexplored section of the moon — its South Polar region.

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CBI vs Chidambaram Courtroom Drama: Terse Arguments, Tense Moments in Packed Room No. 502


P Chidambaram heard all the arguments with a calm look — towards the end of the hearing, he intervened to clarify that he had been asked about the foreign accounts of himself and his son, and that he had answered both the questions.

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News18 Wrap: Chidambaram on CBI Custody, Militancy May Head North in Kashmir & Other Stories You Missed


News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on News18.com today to help you stay updated at all times.

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Relief for Shashi Tharoor as Calcutta High Court Stays Arrest Warrant Over 'Hindu Pakistan' Comment


At an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor had allegedly said that the BJP would rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a "Hindu Pakistan" if voted to power again.

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Bengal Woman Alleges Rape by Panchayat Member, 3 Others for Demanding 'Cut Money' Refund


While the medical reports of the woman are awaited, no arrests have been made as the four accused are absconding.

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PM Modi to Launch 'Fit India' Movement on August 29 for Healthier & Happier Nation


India has already improved its ranking on a global healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index from 153 in 1990 to 145 in 2016. However, it still ranks behind Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Russia and South Africa and well below the global average.

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No Clarity on Release of Political Leaders in J&K, Says Govt Official


A senior government official also made it clear that any decision on the release of the people under detention in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the local administration depending on the ground situation.

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AMU Student Arrested for Facebook Post Showing 'Objectionable' Poster of PM Modi Carried by Protesters in London


In the complaint by some former AMU students, they alleged that the poster had been put up on the AMU campus, but the local police and authorities found this was not correct.

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Muslim Body Files Fresh Plea in SC Challenging New Law on Triple Talaq


The fresh plea has been filed by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind, a Muslim body, which sought to declare The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 as 'unconstitutional' on the ground that it allegedly violates the provisions of the Constitution.

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Girl Set Ablaze by Stalker in UP, Condition Critical, Say Police


The accused has been stalking the girl for quite some time. He also tried to misbehave with her a few days back, police said.

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Bihar Cops Left Red-faced as 22 Guns Fail to Fire Single Shot at Former CM's Funeral; Oppn Mocks Nitish Govt


Hours after the cremation took place at Balua Bazar, Mishra's ancestral village in Supaul district, local news channels began beaming video footage of the embarrassing spectacle.

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Locals Offering Haircut, Shaving Make Fortune in Kashmir as Migrant Barbers Running Over 20,000 Shops Flee Valley


Most of the migrant labourers fled the Valley post August 5 after the Centre abrogated Article 370, ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and reorganised the state into two union territories.

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Money Trail, Old Questions and Intelligent People: Courtroom Drama as CBI Went After Chidambaram


Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of the CBI, said Chidambaram was not cooperating with the probe agency and was evasive in his answers.

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Bombay HC Asks Mumbai Police to File Case against NCP's Ajit Pawar, 70 Others in Co-op Bank Scam


Besides former deputy chief minister Pawar, those accused in the case include NCP leader Jayant Patil and several senior cooperative bank officials from 34 districts in the state.

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Ordinary Leave Period of Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict Nalini Extended by Three Weeks


Nalini had submitted that she has moved the court as the state DIG Prisons in his August 13 letter had rejected her representation for extension of the leave for another 30 days.

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EPFO Approved Changes in Employees' Pension Scheme to Restore Commutation of Pension


Under the commutation, monthly pension used to be cut by one-third for the next 15 years and the reduced amount would be given in lump sum. After the 15 years, the pensioners were entitled to get the full pension.

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Thushar Vellappally, NDA Pick Against Rahul in Wayanad, Held in Rs 19 Crore Cheating Case; Granted Bail


The NDA Kerala convenor had issued a cheque of 10 million dirhams (approximately Rs 19.5 crore) ten years ago to a construction firm that had bounced. He was later released on bail.

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PM Modi Begins Three-nation Trip, Says Engagements Will Strengthen Ties With Time-tested Friends


PM Modi will also interact with the Indian community and dedicate a memorial to the Indian victims of the two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s and 1960s.

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As Donald Trump is 'Seriously Looking' to Revoke Birthright Citizenship in US, Here are the Facts About Indian Citizenship


Any person born in India on or after 26 January 1950, but prior to the commencement of the 1986 Act on 1 July 1987, is a citizen of India by birth.

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17 Villages of Punjab's Ferozepur Flooded After Pakistan Opens Headworks Gates


Several villages of Ferozepur are already inundated because of the recent rains and breaches in embankments of the Sutlej river.

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Ratul Puri, Arrested for Bank Fraud, Moves Court to Surrender in AgustaWestland Money Laundering Case


Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, filed the plea before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who has put up the matter for Friday.

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Officials Face 50% Salary Cut if Projects Delayed


Apart from the officials, the circular also warned civic contractors that if they failed to meet the deadline, they would also lose 20 per cent of the project cost.

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Dalits 'Airdrop' Body Off Vellore Bridge After Being Denied Road Access to Cremation Ground


The body of a 46-year-old man was lowered from a 20-feet-high bridge after upper castes reportedly denied permission to the funeral procession to pass through their agricultural lands.

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Shehla Rashid Reasserts Claims on J&K Situation; Gets Into Argument with Journalists


On August 18, Shehla Rashid had claimed that the Indian Army was indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in Jammu and Kashmir.

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NTA NET 2019 and 2020: UGC, CSIR NET Exam Schedule at nta.ac.in


The NTA has announced the examination schedule for UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) December 2019 and June 2020, and the CSIR-UGC NET Examination in December 2019 and June 2020.

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