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We Have 15-Year Blueprint for Kashmir's Devpt, Rs 6,500 Cr Already Allotted for Panchayats: Amit Shah


A special group of administrators is working on laying the blueprint for the development of Kashmir for the next 15 years, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.

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BHEL’s Woman Officer Ends Life Due to ‘Harassment’ by Colleagues


The woman, who hails from Bhopal, hanged herself in the bedroom at her house here at around 10.30 am after locking it from inside.

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India Asks Pakistan Not to Levy $20 Fee on Kartarpur Pilgrims, Hopes Pact Will be Inked on Time


External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said both India and Pakistan reached an agreement on the corridor except on the matter of the service fee.

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Indian-American Techie Accused of Killing 4 Family Members Appears Before Judge in California


A motive for the slayings remains unclear, and police were calling on the public to help them puzzle out what led to the killings.

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Days After Modi-Xi Informal Summit, China Offers to Play 'Constructive Role' in Improving India-Pakistan Ties


Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5.

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Bangladesh Home Minister Seeks Detailed Report after Border Guards Shoot Dead BSF Jawan


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said he has asked Director General of Bangladeshi Border Guards Major Shafeenul Islam for a report on what led to the firing incident along the border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.

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Move on Article 370 is Fool Proof, Will Pass All Legal Tests, Says Amit Shah


Union Home Minister Amit Shah said he was personally involved in the bill that paved the way for abrogation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu & Kashmir.

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Court Denies Bail to Shahjahanpur Law Student's Friend in Extortion Case


Sanjay Singh was booked in a case of extortion along with the law student and two others after they allegedly demanded Rs 5 crore from Chinmayanand.

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Ahead of Maharashtra Polls, Row Erupts after Chapter on Shivaji Removed from Class 4 Textbooks


Former school education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said there are no separate subjects till Class IV under the MIEB curriculum.

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Two SpiceJet Pilots Suspended for 3 Months over Runway Incursion Incident at Delhi Airport


The DGCA issued a show-cause notice to both the pilots on September 18, asking them to reply within 15 days.

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News18 Wrap: Soldier Dies in Firing by Bangladesh Troops, Sunni Waqf Board Confirms Ayodhya Settlement Offer & 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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Jagan Govt Empowers 'Department Secretaries' to Sue Media Houses for 'False, Baseless' Reports


In a memorandum issued to the Cabinet on Thursday, the state government said that a 2007 government order grants powers to the Special Commissioner (I&PR) to pursue legal action, but now it seems necessary that it be given to various other department secretaries as well.

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Congress Jailed Sheikh Abdullah for 11 Years, Shouldn't Question BJP Over Detention of J&K Leaders: Amit Shah


The Union Home Minister said the central government had taken a big step and “if we feel there is any intention on the part of anyone to incite violence, we have to take these pre-emptive steps. Our top priority is to establish peace in Kashmir”.

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Kabul-bound SpiceJet Flight Intercepted by Pakistan Fighter Jets in September: Report


The incident took place on September 23 when two Pakistani F-16 jets flanked the SpiceJet commercial plane and asked its pilot to lower its altitude and report to them with the flight details.

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SC to Hear Jaypee Group's Plea Before Taking up NBCC Proposal on Stalled Housing Projects


The Supreme Court had said if NBCC, which saw two of its proposals rejected earlier by lenders of the defaulting Jaypee group, is not willing to submit a revised plan, then it may look for other alternatives.

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World's Fastest Ant Clocks One Metre Per Second Even Across Desert Sands that Reach 60 Degrees Celsius


At top speed, the ant easily outpaces it's nearest ant competitor Cataglyphis fortis -- despite having significantly shorter legs.

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Detention Centre in Bengaluru for Foreigners Involved in Illegal Activities to be Opened Soon


Speaking to reporters Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the detention centre will be for foreign nationals involved in illegal activities, until they are deported.

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8 Cows among 17 Cattle Found Dead in Abandoned School Building in MP, State Govt Orders Probe


Local residents suspect that a farmer, hassled with the persistent intrusion of cattle inside his farm, may have locked the cattle inside the schoolroom.

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We've Tried to Strike at Root Cause of Terrorism in Kashmir by Scrapping Article 370, Says Amit Shah


Home Minister Amit Shah said that since the 1990s, 40,000 people have been killed in the Valley and all this violence unfolded in Kashmir because Article 370 enabled it.

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WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankar Accorded 'Z' Class VIP Security Cover in Wake of 'Potential Threats'


Under the 'Z' category, the West Bengal Governor will have about 8-10 armed security personnel with him when he travels. The paramilitary force will take over the charge soon.

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SC Collegium Rejects Govt's Stand on Harassment, Calls For Expeditious Elevation of K'taka Dist Judge


The issue of Bhat's elevation had become a flash point between the judiciary and government with Justice J Chelameswar reproaching the Law Ministry for interfering with the independence of the judiciary.

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PG Medical Students May Have to Serve in District Hospitals to be Eligible to Appear in Final Exam


The Board of Governors has written to the Health Ministry to develop guidelines for implementation of the proposal for postgraduate students in partnership with it and the state governments.

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ED Given Time till Oct 24 to Question P Chidambaram; Court Allows Home-cooked Food for Former FM


The court also allowed home-cooked food, the provision of a western toilet, and medicines for Chidambaram in ED custody.

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Deadlock over Cremation of 'Declared Foreigner' in Assam Continues, Family Refuses to Receive Body


Even as the administration has been exerting pressure, the family said it would receive the body only if the state government issues a certified copy declaring that Paul was an Indian citizen and not a foreigner.

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Air India Employee Among Three Held for Smuggling Red Sanders Wood


They were found in possession of 40.84 kgs of red sanders-- an endangered species of wood. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has made it illegal to possess and sell the wood.

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820 Million People Don’t Have Enough to Eat, Tonnes of Food Wasted Every Year: UN Secy General


Two billion men, women, and children are overweight or obese. Unhealthy diets present an enormous risk of disease and death, Guterres said.

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Democracy in Danger under BJP Rule, Says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot


On the BJP suggesting the Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar, the chief minister said the party had a fascist ideology and did not consider what the public or other political parties think.

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'We Adhered to Chhatrapati Shivaji's Values': PM Modi Talks on National Security in Maharashtra


Hitting out at the Congress and NCP, Modi said they opposed decisions taken for national security and integration, which caused a "deep hurt" to Satara district, which sends maximum number of soldiers in the Indian Army.

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Regulator, Auditor Should be Held Responsible for PMC Bank Fraud, Says Anurag Thakur


Anurag Thakur said the BJP government has brought in reforms to make balance sheet of banks healthy, which have doled out huge amount of loan during UPA 2 regime.

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ED Started Probe After Papers With Praful Patel and Iqbal Mirchi's Wife's Signature Were Found, Says Piyush Goyal


Iqbal Mirchi, a drug lord and an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, died in London some years back.

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In Another Incident of Phone Snatching, Miscreant Steals Journalist's Phone in East Delhi


The incident took place on Wednesday at around 8.30 pm when the scribe was talking over his phone near the New Ashok Nagar Metro Station. A man snatched his mobile phone and disappeared into the crowd, police said.

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New Airport Connects Chennai and Jaffna After 40 Years as Air India Flight Makes First Landing


Equipped with a 2.3-km runway, Sri Lanka’s third international airport was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena after the landing of the first flight from India.

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Delhiites Alone Can't be Held Responsible for Air Pollution, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal


He referred to 2018 report by TERI which indicated that only 36% of pollution in Delhi is due to the sources within the national capital, while the rest comes from the outside sources.

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Modi Govt's Steps to Address Economic Slowdown Will Soon Yield Results, Says Amit Shah


The BJP chief said the last six years have seen a stable economy and PM Narendra Modi has ensured the country will continue to move forward.

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Shivakumar Case: HC Takes Exception to Non-availability of ED's Lawyer, Says it Can't Play 'Hide & Seek'


Justice Suresh Kait blasted the ED's counsel who appeared in the matter and sought accommodation for 30 minutes on the ground that the law officer who would argue the case was busy in Rouse Avenue district court.

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WB Govt Committed to Alleviating Poverty, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee's Theory will Help: Mamata


Banerjee took to Twitter to express her views and posted some photographs of her visit to the residence of the Nobel laureate's mother Nirmala Banerjee.

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At 93, Advocate K Parasaran Has Ram and Memory on His Side As He Fights for Hindus in Ayodhya Title Suit


A former attorney general, Parasaran was working relentlessly since the Supreme Court embarked upon the legal adjudication of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.

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Traffic Woes as Jammu Private Transporters Call for 'Chakka Jam' Against New Sarore Toll Plaza


The Sarore toll plaza was inaugurated by NHAI on October 11, drawing a strong reaction from all sections of society and political parties, including the BJP which had written a letter to Transport Ministry seeking its abolishment.

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BSF Jawan Killed, Another Injured in Firing by Bangladesh Troops at 'Flag Meeting' along Bengal Border


Ties between the two forces have been very cordial and no bullet has been fired between them for decades. This incident is an aberration and efforts are being made to ensure the situation doesn't deteriorate.

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Nirav Modi Further Remanded in Custody in UK, Next Videolink Hearing on November 11


Westminster Magistrates' Court Judge Nina Tempia confirmed that Modi's extradition trial is scheduled between May 11 and 15 next year.

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39,456 People Test Positive of Malaria in Bareilly This Year, Higher Than 2018


What is more alarming is the fact that the number of cases is seeing an upward trajectory despite the health department carrying out fogging, larvicidal spray and indoor residual spray since the start of the season.

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Bareilly Accounts for Highest Number of Dengue Cases in UP This Year


As reported, a total of 76 dengue fever cases were reported in the state of Uttar Pradesh this year, with Bareilly recording for the highest number of cases at 61.

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Good Things Are Never Late: Sunni Waqf Board Lawyer Confirms Settlement Offer in Ayodhya Case


The lawyer said the opposing parties have put across their case in front of the mediation panel and reached some terms, but that can't be disclosed right now.

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Dengue Cases Continue to Rise in Ahmedabad Despite End of Monsoons


Dengue fever is a mosquito borne viral infection which typically occurs during the monsoon season when the weather is warm and humid, allowing the mosquitoes to breed.

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Bihar BJP MLA Nitin Navin Tests Positive for Dengue, Urges Administration to Conduct Fogging


The threat of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases loom large in Bihar that has recently witnessed incessant rains and several parts of the eastern state were flooded.

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'Change Should've Been Brought With Goodwill of J&K People': Manmohan Singh Hits out at BJP Govt


The economist-turned-politician also said that agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) should not be used to settle "political scores".

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Prayagraj Records Around 170 Dengue Cases in October


According to district dengue control officer AN Mishra, cases of dengue have been reported in different parts of the district but the count of cases is more in urban than rural areas

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A Man Jumped Inside a Lion Enclosure in Delhi Zoo. Watch What Happened Next


Rehan Khan, a native of Bihar's Champaran district, seemed to be mentally unstable, they said. The zoo staff caught him and handed over to the police, the sources said.

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Hindu Outfit Wants Action Against Lawyer for Muslim Parties for Tearing Up Ayodhya Map in SC


Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing Muslim litigants in the Ayodhya case, had created a flutter in the packed courtroom on Wednesday when he tore the pictorial map provided by lawyer Vikas Singh, representing AIHM.

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Govt Obsessed With Fixing Blame: Manmohan Singh Hits Back at FM Sitharaman over 'Worst Phase' Jibe


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the BJP government has been 'unwilling to adopt people-oriented policies as seen in statements by Nirmala Sitharaman'.

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