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SC unhappy over CBI’s non-completion of probe in coal cases

August 21: The Supreme Court today expressed its displeasure over the CBI not completing investigations in the coal block allocation scam cases.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

August 19: Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large.

Bannon returns to Breitbart after his White House ouster

August 19: Hours after he left the White House as its chief strategist, Stephen Bannon today returned to Breitbart News as its executive chairman

Prez’s arts council quits over Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

August 19: The members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues

Police name three Moroccans suspected of Spain attacks

August 19: Spanish police today released the names of three Moroccans suspected of deadly terror attacks and who were shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils.

Strong 6.4 quake hits off Fiji: US monitor

August 19: A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji today, US seismologists said, but it was considerably deep and there were no reports of damage or injury.

Sino-India frictions raise potential for open conflict: CRS

August 19: Intensified frictions between India and China raise the potential for an open conflict and could serve as an "impetus" for further US-India strategic cooperation

Mother of Virginia victim says she will not talk to Trump

August 19: The mother of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in the racist violence in Virginia has said she will not speak to US President Donald Trump despite having received a number of calls from the White House.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

August 19: Japan today launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

August 19: The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities.

Political parties want to win at any cost: EC

August 19: All political parties are ready to go at any length to ensure a win in the elections, said Election Commissioner O P Rawat.

Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs and deputy chief ministers

August 19: BJP chief Amit Shah has convened a meeting of party chief ministers and deputy chief ministers on Monday to get feedback on the preparation of ‘Vision 2022’, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Notice to UP govt on PIL on Gorakhpur deaths

August 19: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the UP government to file a counter-affidavit within six weeks

Video of ’converted’ Hindu girl goes viral

August 19: Activist behind video says he is only showing plight of a mother and daughter

SC raises question on minor rape survivor getting pregnant

August 19: The Supreme Court on Friday flagged “issues” arising out of a law mandating doctors to disclose to authorities about a minor getting pregnant after rape and the parents opposing it.

20-yr-old maid raped in Hyd hotel

August 19: A 20-year-old domestic worker from Mahipalpur of New Delhi was raped by an unidentified person claiming to be a room service boy at a hotel here on Tuesday night.

Jaya’s kin object to TN move on memorial

August 19: Deepa, the niece of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, and her brother Deepak on Friday said that AIADMK government cannot take a unilateral decision to convert their aunt’s Poes Garden residence into a memorial without consulting them.

Sharad Yadav to hold rival JD(U) meet

August 19: While Janata Dal (United) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds the party’s national executive meeting, rebel MP Sharad Yadav would hold a parallel meet at a different venue.

Wedding on rooftop, thanks to floods

August 19: Yaqoob Ahmed, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Baharaich district, about 200 km from here, wanted his daughter’s wedding to be solemnised in a grand style, different from ordinary marriages.

Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a ’picnic spot’

August 19: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today hit out at Rahul Gandhi over his planned visit here saying the "yuvraj (prince) sitting in Delhi" cannot be permitted to make Gorakhpur "a picnic spot".

Three men booked under NSA for cow slaughter

August 16: Three men arrested in June for allegedly slaughtering cows have been booked under the National Security Act (NSA), a senior district official said today.

Aadhaar is fully protected: Nandan Nilekani

August 16: Aadhaar, India’s biometric citizen identification platform, is well secured and can’t be hacked in, said Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of Unique Identity Development Authority of India ( UIDAI).

DMK president Karunanidhi discharged after a minor procedure

August 16: The grand old man of Indian politics and DMK president M Karunanidhi, who had underwent a tracheostomy process, was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday for a medical procedure.

1984 riots: SC forms body to examine SIT decision to close 199 cases

August 16: The Supreme Court today appointed a supervisory body of two former-apex court judges to scrutinise the SIT decision to close 199 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots matter.

Another suicide suspected due to Blue Whale game in Kerala

August 16: Another suspected case of suicide due to the ’Blue Whale Challenge’ game has emerged in Kerala even as state police is yet to confirm if the recent suicides are linked to the cyber game.

One dead, 7 missing after a boat capsized in Parwan river in Rajasthan

August 9: 20 year old woman was found dead and at least five people are missing after a boat capsized in swollen Parwan river in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Sharad Yadav preparing a showdown with Nitish?

August 9: Senior Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav will embark on a three-day road-show in Bihar from Thursday amid speculation that he is preparing for a showdown with JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who has now aligned with BJP against his wishes.

EC upholds Congress complaint, rejects votes by MLAs; boost for Ahmed Patel

August 9: The Election Commission on Tuesday night declared invalid the votes cast by two Congress legislators in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat giving a filip to Ahmed Patel.

Ahmed Patel trounces BJP mountain to bag berth in RS for fifth time in a row

August 9: The cliffhanger of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat on Tuesday proved to be what it was slated to be, a suspense filled political drama

UGC plea to varsities on terror

August 9: The University Grants Commission has asked all varsities to organise a pledge-taking ceremony on August 9 to “actualise” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

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