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Woman given triple talaq on piece of paper

Sep 8: A woman here was reportedly given triple talaq by her husband who wrote the words on a piece of paper and threw it at her, weeks after the Supreme Court held the practice as illegal and unconstitutional.

Make electric vehicles or get bulldozed: Gadkari to auto firms

Sep 8: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday sternly told carmakers producing vehicles that run on traditional fuel that they should switch onto making vehicles that use alternative fuel.

Gauri’s siblings dismiss rumours of rift

Sep 8: Slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s siblings Kavitha and Indrajit on Thursday said they were united in seeking justice for her.

How police got hold of elusive Karimullah Khan

Sep 8: The mammoth trial of the accused of the 1993 bomb blasts had concluded in February 2007 but Karimullah Khan, who was today sentenced to life imprisonment, remained elusive for over 14 years before being nabbed by police.

Sanitisation process of Dera headquarters at Sirsa underway

Sep 8: A mammoth exercise to carry out "sanitization" of the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters was underway here today with security forces and various government departments coordinating closely amid tight security.

North Korea could be preparing new missile launch: Seoul

Sep 5: North Korea could be preparing another missile launch, Seoul said today as it strengthened its defences following Pyongyang’s biggest-ever nuclear test and declaration it had a hydrogen bomb.

PM for early setting up of BRICS credit rating agency

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for setting up of a BRICS credit rating agency to counter western rating institutions and cater to the financial needs of sovereign and corporate entities of developing nations.

Modi, Putin discuss bilateral issues, security situation in Afghanistan

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed ways for boosting bilateral trade and investment along with the security situation in Afghanistan.

’World is waiting’ for Suu Kyi to act against Rohingya unrest: Malala

Sep 5: Education activist Malala Yousafzai has called on her fellow Nobel laureate Aug San Suu Kyi to condemn the "shameful" violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, saying the "world is waiting" for her to condemn the unrest.

China avoids Azhar ban issue after BRICS declaration names JeM

Sep 5: China today parried questions on any change in its stand of blocking JeM chief Masood Azhar’s banning by the UN, even as the declaration of the BRICS Summit

India turning into open economy fast, GST biggest reform: Modi

Sep 5: India is fast changing into one of the most open economies in the world, with improvements on global indices and the biggest ever reform GST weaving the nation into one unified market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

BRICS nations commit to enhance cooperation on health matters

Sep 5: India and other BRICS members today praised the establishment of a "long-term mechanism" for traditional medicine exchanges and committed themselves to enhance cooperation on health issues at international fora, including at the G20.

BRICS declaration may strain China-Pak ties: Chinese scholar

Sep 5: The move to name some Pakistan-based terror groups in the BRICS declaration would "irritate" Islamabad and may strain its ties with China, a Chinese scholar said in a rare criticism of the government’s decision.

JeM, LeT in BRICS declaration due to violent activities: China

Sep 5: China today said that Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like JeM, LeT and the Haqqani network have been included in the BRICS joint declaration due to concerns about their violent activities in the region.

Kim Jong-Un is begging for war: Nikki Haley

Sep 5: North Korea is "begging for war" with abusive use of missiles and nuclear threats, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, pushing for the "strongest possible measures" on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

CRPF men carry woman on foot for 7 km

Sep 5: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried an ailing tribal woman on a make-shift stretcher on foot for about seven kilometres in the Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Allot exit seats to those above 15, says DGCA

Sep 5: Exit row seats in aircraft should not be allotted to passengers below 15 or the disabled to ensure only those who can open emergency doors occupy them, a new regulation has stated.

Expedite case on real estate law, SC tells Bombay HC

Sep 5: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bombay High Court to dispose the petition challenging the validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) in a period of three months.

Modi, Xi hold ’forward-looking’ talks, call for peace in border areas

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held their first substantive bilateral meeting after the Dokalam standoff and reaffirmed that maintaining peace and tranquillity .

Balapore Laddu fetches Rs 15.60 lakh in auction, immersion peaceful in Hyd

Sep 5: Setting records of sorts the prestigious Balapore Ganesh Laddu fetched the highest bid here on Tuesday and the Tallest Ganesh in Telangana, the Khairatabad Ganesh was the first to take the dip in Hussainsagar .

CM Yogi, 2 deputy CMs, 2 ministers file nom for UP Council bypolls

Sep 5: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two deputies today filed their nomination papers for the bypolls to the vacant legislative council seats.

Modi calls for coordinated action on counter terrorism

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for an organised and coordinated action on counter terrorism, as he suggested 10 commitments through which BRICS leadership for global transformation can be achieved.

Board exam marks not to be spiked next year

September 5: A committee comprising seven school examination boards, including CBSE, said that spiking of scores of students in the board exams must be stopped across the country from 2018.

SC tells Karnataka to refund tax on non-state vehicles

September 5: The Supreme Court on Monday told the Karnataka government to refund the lifetime tax imposed on vehicles registered outside but plied within the state beyond 30 days.

Air India Express plane from Abu Dhabi veers of taxiway in Kochi, all safe

September 5: An Air India Express aircraft carrying 102 passengers and six crew members on-board veered off the taxiway at Kochi airport after it arrived from Abu Dhabi early this morning.

US intends to work with Pak to take down terrorists: Mattis

Sep 2: The US intends to work with Pakistan to take down terrorists, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said, asserting that this is what a "responsible" nation does.

India shares US’s concerns over Pak giving safe havens to terrorists: Sarna

Sep 2: India welcomes President Donald Trump’s Afghan and South Asia policy, India’s envoy to the US has said, underlining that New Delhi shares America’s concern over Pakistan which provides safe havens to terrorists.

Muslims around world celebrate Eid as hajj enters final days

Sep 2: Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday today as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia

Officer sentenced in Bhutto case was head of judge’s security

Sep 2: A top police officer sentenced to 17 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in the Benazir Bhutto murder case was also the head of the security arrangements for the judge who pronounced the verdict.

UN says 27,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar as bodies wash up

Sep 2: More than 27,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar in recent days, the United Nations has said, as corpses of people drowned in desperate attempts to cross the border river washed up on Bangladeshi soil today.

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