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Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates Agra-Lucknow expressway, IAF

For the first time in the country, Indian Air Force fighter jets touched down on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Monday in Uttar Pradesh as part of the grand opening of India's longest expressway.


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After daughter's 500-cr wedding, I-T dept raids Janardhan Reddy's offices

Bengaluru: After his daughter's recent Rs. 500 cr high-profile wedding grabbed media headlines, mining baron Janardhan Reddy has come under the Income Tax department's scanner and on Monday the department raided his Obalapuram Mining company office in Karnataka's Bellary.


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107 killed, over 150 injured as Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur

Update: The death toll in the train derailment accident near Kanpur has reached 107 till the tie of submitting this report.


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Note ban an ill-planned move: Akhilesh Yadav

Criticising the central government for adding to woes of farmers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the "ill-planned" demonetisation could have an adverse impact on the economy.


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NIA raids Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation premises

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at 10 premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai on Saturday.


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Medium intensity earthquake hits Delhi, Haryana

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale struck Delhi and neighbouring Haryana in the early hours of Thursday. The National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences...


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Won't arrest DU prof Nandini Sundar, Chattisgarh govt to SC

The Chattisgarh government on Monday told the Supreme Court that human rights activist and Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar and four others accused in a murder case will neither be arrested nor interrogated pursuant to the filing of an FIR against them.


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Ghazipur: Poor getting sound sleep, the corrupt are upset, claims PM Modi

Slamming the Congress and other parties which are opposing demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the corrupt were upset while the poor were "enjoying a sound sleep" after his decision and urged people to bear some inconvenience to root out corruption.


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Mamata Banerjee calls govt anti-poor, demonetisation a 'black decision'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sharpened her attack on Modi government on Saturday over demonetisation of Rs 500/1000 notes saying she is ready to even work with CPM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country.


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No increase in salt price, govt assures amid tensions in Delhi, UP

In Delhi, tensions prevailed in Jamia Nagar area as residents pelted stones at police buses amid rumours of shortage of salt and rise in prices of the essential commodities.


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SC issues contempt notice to Markandey Katju

The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt notice to its former judge Markandey Katju for allegedly scandalising apex court judges. The top court said the notice was issued for Katju's blog, in which he allegedly used intemperate language about judges.


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DND flyway to remain toll free, SC refuses to stay Allahabad HC order

In a big relief for commuters, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay Allahabad High Court's order making 9.2-km, eight-lane Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway toll free.


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Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal: SC rules against Punjab; Congress MLAs, Amarinder

In a big jolt for Punjab, holding the state government's move in 2004 to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal agreement as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the state.


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SIMI jailbreak: Inquiry points finger at Bhopal jail staffers

An inquiry into the alleged jailbreak by SIMI operatives in Bhopal on Diwali night has pointed finger at some jail staffers. At least two staffers, including a high-ranking official of the Bhopal Central Jail, and two convicts are reportedly under investigation for their possible role in the jailbreak staged by eight SIMI operatives in the wee hours of October 31.


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Delhi pollution 12 times worse than safe, 1800 schools shut

Around 1,800 primary schools in New Delhi have been ordered to shut down today as the national capital tries to deal with some of the worst pollution in recent years. The city has been enveloped by thick smog since last weekend's Diwali festival celebrations.


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Jayalalithaa has fully recovered: Apollo Hospitals

Chennai: In a big relief for her fans and supporters, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has completely recovered and she understands what is going on around her, said Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy on Friday.


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'Surround, finish them all': Audio reveals the truth of Bhopal SIMI 'encounter'

An audio clip allegedly featuring walkie-talkie conversations of Madhya Pradesh police officials handling their "encounter" with SIMI operatives early this week has surfaced, fuelling further suspicion that cops were keen to kill ? not capture alive ? the eight men who allegedly escaped from jail.


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Shrouded in smog, Delhi continues to gasp for air

Diwali has been over but Delhi's air quality continues to be in the "severe" category despite experts predicting that it would improve to "very poor" by Wednesday.


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Jailbreak was a set-up, says lawyer for killed SIMI men, demands CBI probe

Bhopal: The lawyer of the eight SIMI under-trials, killed in an encounter by the Madhya Pradesh police, has alleging that their jailbreak hours before they were killed was a set-up and has demanded a CBI investigation.


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Delhi roads to be vacuum cleaned weekly: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday said roads in the capital will be vacuum cleaned every week to check dust and air pollution - which has increased post Diwali as toxic matter was released due to setting off of firecrackers.


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Delhi: Ex-serviceman commits suicide over OROP at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: An Ex-serviceman, Ram Kishan Grewal, on Wednesday committed suicide at the Jantar Mantar over the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP). His son said that before taking the big step, the former soldier called...


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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia calls meeting to discuss steps to curb rising

Air quality in Delhi reached extremely dangerous levels post-Diwali and improved only marginally on Tuesday. Meanwhile Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called a high-level meeting on Tuesday to discuss steps to combat pollution on a 'war footing'.


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Kejriwal alleges judges fear their phones being tapped; govt denies claim

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday caused quite a sensation by alleging that there is a "widespread" fear that the phones of judges are being tapped and said if it is true, then it is the biggest assault on the independence of the judiciary.


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Bhopal jailbreak: 8 escaped SIMI under-trials killed in encounter with ATS

The eight SIMI activists who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail on Sunday night have been killed in an encounter with a special Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Eintkhedi village on the outskirts of Bhopal.


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Delhi air 14 times more polluted as Diwali smog engulfs India

Thick smog is hanging over Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh on the morning after Diwali, with pollution at an alarming "severe" at 7 am on Monday. Smoke from firecrackers choked the air and also affected visibility.


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Remains of martyred jawan Mandeep Singh reach his hometown in Haryana

Mortal remains of Indian Army soldier Mandeep Singh, who died in the encounter near LoC, were brought to his hometown in Kurukshetra, Haryana on Sunday. 27-year-old Sepoy Mandeep Singh of the 17th Sikh Regiment lost his life on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.


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Indian soldier killed, mutilated by terrorists near LoC, army warns of

A soldier was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists in an encounter in Machhil sector of Kupwara district, near the Line of Control (LoC), in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening, the Army said.


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Delhi-Noida DND Flyway to be toll free: Allahabad HC

providing a huge relief to commuters in Delhi and Noida, the Allahabad High Court today declared the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway toll-free. The court said its order is applicable with immediate effect.


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JNU student Najeeb missing for 5 days, angry students confine VC to admin block

New Delhi: As JNU student Najeeb Ahmad remained missing for fifth straight day, angry students protesting against the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration's "lack of initiative and effort" towards finding him, confined Vice Chancellor M. Jagdeesh Kumar and other top university officials to their offices all from Wednesday afternoon till Thursday morning.


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23 dead in Bhubaneswar hospital fire; oxygen cylinder blast, short circuit

Bhubaneswar: At least 23 people were killed and over 50 injured in a major fire that broke out at Sum Hospital, a leading private healthcare institute, in Bhubaneswar late on Monday.


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