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13 ordnance factory officers fired

September 1: The defence ministry on Thursday fired 13 Group-A officers working in ordnance factories because of their “unsatisfactory performance”.

Techie jumps off train after harassment

September 1: A 21-year-old techie, who was going home for her engagement, jumped off the Hazrat-Nizamuddin Express because three fellow passengers were harassing her.

Teacher assaults 7-yr-old for not answering roll call

September 1: The alleged failure of a 7-year-old student to answer the attendance call irked a teacher so much that she rained blows on the boy even as others watched in horror, in a private school here.

Rahul Gandhi to speak at prestigious US varsity on Sep 11

August 31: 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.

Harvey death: Jaipur boy’s mother gets early morning call

August 31: Dr Suman Bhatia was home when the phone rang early on Sunday morning. It was a call from a US hospital, with a message that shook the Jaipur lecturer’s world.

China building modern, regionally powerful navy: report

August 31: China is building a modern and regionally powerful navy with a limited but growing capability for conducting operations beyond the country’s shores, a congressional report said.

India’s refusal to budge on Dokalam will resonate well: expert

August 31: India’s refusal to back off from Dokalam standoff despite heavy pressure mounted by China will have a wider resonance in the region against Beijing’s assertive behaviour, former Indian Ambassador to China Ashok Kantha said.

North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

August 31: North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser", in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.

American Idol Texas auditions cancelled due to Hurrican Harvey

August 31: Auditions for the singing reality TV show "American Idol" have been called off in wake of Hurrican Harvey.

US shoots down missile in test off Hawaii coast

August 31: The US military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile target off the coast of Hawaii early today, in a successful test of a missile interception system Japan is seeking to bolster its defence against North Korea.

Louisiana braces for heavy winds, rain as Harvey strikes again

August 31: After pouring record rains on Texas, Tropical Storm Harvey made a second landfall today to strike Louisiana, a state that still bears deep scars from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

Raghavan, who cleared Modi, named Cyprus envoy

August 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Wednesday appointed former Central Bureau of Investigation director R K Raghavan as India’s High Commissioner to Cyprus.

8 killed, 30 injured in building collapse; many feared trapped

August 31: At least eight persons were killed and more than 30 others are feared trapped after a century-old building caves in off Pakmodia Street near the Sir JJ Hospital in south Mumbai on Thursday.

Mumbai rains: body of missing doctor found

August 31: The body of Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, who was washed away in a manhole, has been found in the shores of Worli, on Thursday morning.

SC quashes order to debar Mangaluru-based college from taking MBBS admission

August 31: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside an order issued by the central government to debar a Mangaluru-based medical college of a minority trust from taking admissions to MBBS course for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Kochi, Kolkata lead world in Google Trends’ ’Blue Whale’ data

August 31: According to recent data on Google Trends with regards to the dreaded ’Blue Whale’ challenge, India is one of the top 5 countries in which the term has been searched, with 62 percent interest.

Madurai teen commits suicide, note says ’you can never exit ’Blue Whale’

August 31: A second year BCom student in Madurai hanged himself, in another apparent case of suicide under influence of the Blue Whale challenge, and the first such case from Tamil Nadu.

SC allows plea to abort foetus without skull

August 31: The Supreme Court today allowed a Pune-based woman to abort her 24-week foetus, which does not have a skull or a brain.

DMK meets President and seeks to order floor test in TN Assembly

August 31: The Opposition DMK led an MP team on Thursday and submitted a memorandum to the President Ram Nath Kovind seeking to order for the floor test in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for proving the majority of the AIADMK government .

UP CM directs setting up of cow shelters in seven districts

August 31: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials concerned to set up ’gaushalas’ (cow shelters) in seven districts of Bundelkhand region in the state and areas under 16 municipal corporations.

Rajiv Gauba takes over as new Home Secretary

August 31: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took over as new Home Secretary amid the challenges of handling Kashmir and consolidating the gains on Maoist front.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

August 30: Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan today, South Korea’s military and the Japanese government said, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

Experts welcome India, China troops disengagement at Doklam

August 30: Top experts in the US have welcomed the disengagement of troops by both India and China at Doklam, but warned that the problem is not out of the woods yet as the status quo of the last three decades has been "disturbed irrevocably".

Indian students rescued from lake critical

August 30: Two Indian students are in a critical condition after they nearly drowned in a swollen lake in the US state of Texas, where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc, affecting about 100,000 Indian-Americans living here.

Suicide bomber kills five in Kabul bank blast

August 30: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a bank in the Afghan capital Kabul today, days ahead of the Eid holiday, killing five people and injuring several others in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

China non-committal on halting road construction in Dokalam

August 30: China today remained non-committal on the issue of stopping road construction in Dokalam, a day after Indian and Chinese troops ended 73-day standoff that was triggered by China’s move to build a road in the border area.

’You’re worst Foreign Secretary ever’, Basit wrote to Chaudhry

August 30: Pakistan’s former envoy to India Abdul Basit has slammed former top diplomat and the country’s ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as the "worst foreign secretary ever"

Value ties with Pak, looks forward to scheduling meetings: US

August 30: The US values its relationship and partnership with Pakistan, the Trump administration has said, days after Islamabad suspended official visits and talks with Washington to protest against President Donald Trump’s criticism .

Harvey rampage continues ahead of second landfall, 10 dead

August 30: Harvey, one of the most destructive storms in US history, battered Texas for the fourth day today even as more heavy rains were expected to lash the region

North Korea says fired missile over Japan

August 30: Nuclear-armed North Korea today said that it had fired a missile over Japan the previous day, the first time it has ever acknowledged doing so.

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