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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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J&K: Militants overpower TV tower guards and escape with guns

Separatist guerrillas overpowered TV tower guards and snatched their weapons in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, said the police on Monday. The militants attacked the guards posted at a Low Power Transmitter station...


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Bengaluru tense after RSS activist hacked with machetes on busy road

Bengaluru: Pohibitory orders have been issued for some parts of Bengaluru amid a bandh call in protest against the gruesome murder of Rudresh R, an activist of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the Karnataka capital on Sunday.


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BJP lashes out at opposition parties for calling PM Modi's Lucknow visit a

Taking offence at opposition parties' remarks questioning Narendra Modi's visit to Lucknow to celebrate Dussehra on Tuesday, BJP said he does not need their permission to visit any part of the country as he is the Prime Minister of 125 crore people of India and a Lok Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh.


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UP elections: CM Akhilesh attacks Mayawayati, reminds of BSP's proximity with

After BSP supremo Mayawati, at her Lucknow rally, asked Muslims not to "waste" their votes on SP as it would benefit BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today countered her by saying they still remember BSP's proximity with BJP.


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Kashmir unrest: Curfew imposed in some parts of Srinagar

On Monday curfew was imposed in 11 police station areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the eighth day of Muhurram. The police station areas in which the curbs on the movement of people have been imposed are Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Ram Munshi Bagh, Kralkhud, Shaheed Gunj, Karan Nagar and Batamaloo.


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Kashmir unrest: 13-year-old dies after protests, Srinagar tense

Death toll due to unrest in Kashmir has reached 90 with a young boy succumbing to head injuries late Friday night. He was injured after security forces used tear gas shells and pellet guns to break up a protest in Srinagar's Saidpora area of the old city earlier in the day.


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LG dissolves Delhi Waqf Board, orders CBI probe into its activities

In another jolt to Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi government, LG Najeeb Jung today declared reconstitution of Delhi Waqf Board and appointment of its CEO illegal and void ab initio in addition to order a CBI probe into the board's activities.


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Dadri simmers: Akhlaq murder suspect draped in tricolour, hate speech on

It's been a year since the horrifying lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq of Bishada village in Dadri and now the village is on the boil again. The village in Uttar Pradesh remained tense after the custodial death of a 22-year...


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Tax evasion probe: AAP minister Satyendra Jain appears before IT dept

New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain appeared before the IT department on Tuesday. He was summoned in connection with a tax evasion probe against some Kolkata-based firms.


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Jhelum Express derails in Ludhiana, many trains and routes affected

At least three persons were injured after 10 coaches of Jhelum Express passenger train derailed in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The accident happened around 3.10 am between Ludhiana and Phillaur town, 125 km from Chandigarh.


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SC slaps Rs 25,000 fine on Satyendra Jain for not disclosing names of

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has once again come down hard on Delhi government over its lax attitude towards curbing the spread of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital. On Monday the SC ordered Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain to cough up a cost...


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Terrorists attack Army, BSF camps in Baramulla, one jawan dead

At least two terrorists and a soldier were killed while another soldier was injured, when terrorists on Sunday night fired at and lobbed grenades on an army camp in Baramulla in northern Kashmir.


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CM Nitish Kumar introduces new act to ban liquor in Bihar

Chief minister Nitish Kumar seems in no mood to give up on his ambitious liquor ban policy in Bihar as days after the Patna high court struck down state's prohibition law, he introduced a more stringent Prohibition and Excise Act to keep Bihar dry today.


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Patna HC: Nitish govt's anti-liquor policy is illegal

In a big blow for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Patna high court on Friday struck down Bihar government's Anti-liquor Act, rendering it 'illegal'. The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 had strict provisions like arrest of all adult members of a family in the event of liquor bottle being found in a house.


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Digvijaya Singh defamation case: ADJ stays arrest warrant against Uma Bharti

Bhopal: A court of additional district judge (ADJ) in Bhopal district on Thursday stayed an arrest warrant against Union water resources minister Uma Bharti, just hours after chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Bhu Bhaskar, issued the order over her repeated failure to record statement in a defamation case filed by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.


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SC denies Shahabuddin more time to prepare defence

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said rejected controversial RJD leader Shahabuddin's claim of facing "media trial" in a murder case and his vehement plea for more time to prepare for his defence.


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Karnataka to Supreme Court: Cannot release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till

The Karnataka government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court today, seeking a modification to its order from September 20 when it directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till September 27.


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