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BJP to woo OBCs in Gujarat; plans massive outreach

Sep 15: The BJP would repeat its formula in UP by reaching out to the backward classes in Gujarat who form 40% of the state’s population.

Maiden Indo-Japan joint exercise in 2018

Sep 15: The defence forces of India and Japan will have their first joint exercise in 2018.

PM delayed bullet train for Guj polls: Congress

Sep 15: The Congress on Thursday slammed the Modi government for delaying the high-speed rail link connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad claiming the UPA government had already cleared the project in December 2013.

BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pak troops

Sep 15: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day today along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.

UNSC expresses concern over situation in Myanmar

Sep 14: The UN Security Council has expressed concern over violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh.

After 86 years Pakistani lawyer seeks to establish Bhagat Singh’s innocence

Sep 14: Eighty-six years after revolutionary Bhagat Singh was hanged for the murder of a British police officer, a Pakistani lawyer is fighting to prove the legendry Indian freedom fighter’s innocence in a Lahore court.

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt attacks on Rohingya

Sep 14: UN chief Antonio Guterres acknowledged Wednesday that Rohingya Muslims were being ethnically cleansed in Myanmar as he called for a halt to a military campaign in Rakhine state.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Sep 14: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of ’punishment’ over Rohingya

Sep 14: Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face "punishment" for its "crimes".

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar hits 379,000

Sep 14: Some 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since new violence erupted last month, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi visits Tesla, Sun Power research facility in US

Sep 14: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India.

Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium: police

Sep 14: A suicide bomber killed three people including a policeman and wounded five others after blowing himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, police said.

Halimah Yacob formally elected Singapore’s first woman president

Sep 14: Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the returning officer announced she was the sole candidate to qualify for the contest.

Vijay Mallya set to return to court in UK

Sep 14: Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya is set to return to court in London tomorrow for a hearing in his ongoing extradition case over economic offences in India.

CPM expels RS member for anti-party acts

Sep 14: The West Bengal CPM unit on Wednesday decided to expel Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee from the party’s primary membership for anti-party activities.

MLA: offered Rs 20 crore to support Palaniswami govt

Sep 14: After AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala was sacked from the party, the faction led by T T V Dhinakaran came out of the Paddington Resort in Kodagu on Wednesday morning.

BPRD to set up research centre in academic institution

Sep 14: The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) is planning to set up a research centre in a leading academic institute to promote knowledge creation and policy analyses in criminal justice system.

Eateries to pay tax on service charge

Sep 14: Restaurants continuing to ignore guidelines on service charge will now face government action.

Visit eyes on polls: Cong

Sep 14: The Congress on Wednesday wondered whether the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was limited to Gujarat in view of the upcoming Assembly elections.

Congress dubs govt ’economic terrorist’

Sep 14: With petrol and diesel prices skyrocketing, the Congress dubbed the Modi government as “economic terrorist” for keeping the prices of petroleum products high when crude oil rates were on a record decline.

EC junks Cong leader’s plea on NOTA

Sep 14: A petition by a Gujarat Congress leader challenging the use of ‘None Of The Above’ option in the Rajya Sabha polls was a “waste of judicial time”, the Election Commission has said.

’Bid to tarnish image’

Sep 14: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday found fault with attempts to portray India as a “villain” in the Rohingya refugee issue.

Pact for stem cell bank renewed

Sep 14: India and Japan on Wednesday renewed their research partnership for another five years to create a stem cell bank for patients needing transplantation, and also to explore translational research.

Post GST, petrol prices shot up by 11.25% in Bengaluru

Sep 13: The retail prices of petrol and diesel have seen a steep rise of 11.25% and 8.46%, respectively, in Bengaluru over the last two months after the introduction of GST.

Murdered boy’s father opposes pre-arrest bail pleas of Ryan Group trustees

Sep 13: The father of the seven-year-old boy murdered at the Ryan International School in Gurgaon today approached the Bombay High Court seeking to oppose the pre-arrest bail pleas of the trustees of Ryan International Group.

Farmer stir aggravates on 12th day in Sikar district of Rajasthan

Sep 13: Around thousands of farmers demanding crop loan waiver continue to protest for the 12th day in Sikar district of Rajasthan after talks with government remained inconclusive on Tuesday.

UP disburses Rs 7,371 cr in 1st phase of farm loan waiver

Sep 13: The Uttar Pradesh government today said it has disbursed Rs 7,371 crore to waive loans of 11.93 lakh small and marginal farmers in the first phase of implementation of the debt waiver scheme.

Bomb threat at Bombay High Court; turns out to be hoax

Sep 13: The Bombay High Court was briefly put on an alert this morning after the police control room here received an anonymous call of a bomb inside the court premises, which later turned out to be a hoax.

Goa minister claims threat to life from drug mafia

Sep 13: Goa minister Vinod Palyekar has claimed that there is a threat to his life from the drug mafia in the state.

No ransom paid for release of Father Uzhunnalil: Govt

Sep 13: The Centre today said no ransom amount was paid to abductors for the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil and underlined that the Ministry of External Affairs "works quietly without noise, but ultimately gets the work done".

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