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Putin warns of ’major conflict’ over NKorea

Sep 2: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned today of a "major conflict" looming on the Korean Peninsula, calling for talks to alleviate the crisis after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan this week.

Dokalam standoff had put Trump admn in awkward position:Expert

Sep 2: The Dokalam standoff between India and China had put the Trump administration in an awkward position and it was not eager to get embroiled in

Man dies of heart attack on-board Lufthansa flight

Sep 2: An elderly passenger died of heart attack on a Lufthansa flight which landed in the city in the wee hours today, airline sources said, PTI reports from Mumbai.

Preschool module for anganwadi workers

Sep 2: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will design the curriculum and prepare textbooks for pre-school education.

This Onam, Kerala opens up its villages to tourists

Sep 2: Come this Onam, Kerala’s tourism department is pitching beyond the staples and is ushering travellers into villages, with the promise of a new experience — with people, their culture, crafts and food.

Modi to drive home perform or perish mantra

Sep 2: As ministers who were sounded out by BJP chief Amit Shah sent in their resignations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed set to send a “shock” message to his colleagues: perform or perish.

Court discharges four in 1991 Jain hawala diary case

Sep 2: A Delhi court has discharged S K Jain, J K Jain and two others of charges of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act violations in a case arising out of the sensational 1991 Jain Hawala Diary case.

Govt opposes before SC plea for voting

Sep 2: The Centre on Friday opposed before the Supreme Court a plea for directions to make voting compulsory for citizens in elections.

President makes maiden visit to Tirupati

Sep 2: President Ramnath Kovind, on his maiden visit to the holy city of Tirupati, had darshan of Goddess Padmavathi Devi at Tiruchanur on Friday with his entourage.

Congress attempts to placate Bihar MLAs

Sep 2: After grappling dissension in Gujarat, the Congress has walked the extra mile to placate a large section of MLAs in Bihar, who were planning to split the party to align with the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance.

Gurung still wields clout in Darjeeling hills

Sep 2: The police issued a lookout notice against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung on Friday.

Rohingya Muslims move Supreme Court

Sep 2: Two Rohingya Muslims have approached the Supreme Court to restrain the Union government from deporting about 40,000 immigrants to Myanmar.

Toll in Bhendi Bazaar building crash reaches 33

September 1: The toll in the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse has shot up to 33 with more bodies being recovered from the debris of Husiani Building.

Rahul Gandhi to speak at prestigious US varsity on Sep 11

September 1: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will speak at a prestigious American university on September 11 on his view of contemporary India and the path forward for the world’s largest democracy, the varsity has announced.

US gives USD 225 mn worth of conditional assistance to Pak

September 1: The Trump administration has notified Congress that it has given USD 225 million worth of conditional military assistance to Pakistan that the country can access only if it takes more action against terror groups.

Hafiz Saeed challenges Pak’s order to extend his detention

September 1: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has challenged the order of Pakistan’s Punjab government to extend his detention for 60 more days.

Pak summons India’s DHC over ceasefire violations along LoC

September 1: Pakistan today summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over alleged "ceasefire violations" by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) which resulted in the killing of a civilian.

2 explosions reported at Texas chemical plant

September 1: "At approximately 2 am CDT (0700 GMT), we were notified by the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema Inc plant in Crosby, Texas," the company statement said.

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-PM Bhutto’s murder trial

September 1: A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial, ordering his property confiscated, a court official said Thursday.

China against discussing Pak’s counter-terror record at BRICS

September 1: China today said that concerns over Pakistan’s counter-terrorism record is not an "appropriate topic" to be discussed at the next week’s BRICS summit where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping were expected to meet.

PLA says it will beef up patrols in Dokalam but mum on road

September 1: China’s military today said it will beef up the presence of troops and patrols to protect "every inch" of its territory in Dokalam

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

September 1: Officials say three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies have been recovered.

US asks Russia to close its San Francisco consulate, annexes

September 1: In an apparent retaliatory move, the US today asked Russia to close down its consulate in San Francisco and the two chancery annexes in Washington and New York in two days.

Girl climbs mobile tower to protest withdrawal from English medium school

September 1: A minor girl climbed a mobile tower and threatened to commit suicide after her father pulled her out of an English medium school in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district.

UP medical college ex-principal sent to custody; toll crosses 300

September 1: Former principal of BRD Medical College Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima Shukla were on Thursday sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in connection with the deaths of scores of children in the state-run facility.

’Senior docs restricting cochlear implants’

September 1: A cartel involving a handful of senior ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgeons is alleged to wield its influence on companies manufacturing Cochlear implants

Bihar Cong rules out fear of split

September 1: Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary on Thursday scotched all the speculative reports of an imminent split in the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state and termed media news as ’baseless’.

Palaniswami chairs crucial meet with MLAs

September 1: Amid mounting pressure from the rebel group led by AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran and the Opposition parties for conducting a floor test in the House to prove the majority

Note ban criticism galore as govt takes back seat

September 1: Unfazed by the RBI’s report, the government on Thursday continued to douse the fire surrounding the demonetisation numbers.

SC likely to hear plea on Bofors graft tomorrow

September 1: The Supreme Court is likely to hear a plea on Friday regarding the Rs 64 crore Bofors bribery case that continues to haunt the Congress first family.

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