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After SBI, RBI Guv says all banks should link loans, deposits to repo rate

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Two women commit suicide in separate incidents in UP

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Spandana Sphoorty Financial makes market debut; falls nearly 4 pc

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Shares of microfinance lender Spandana Sphoorty Financial made a tepid debut on the bourses on Monday, falling nearly 4 per cent over its issue price of Rs 856. The scrip opened the day at Rs 824, 3.73 per cent lower from its issue price on the BSE. At the NSE, it debuted at Rs 825, down 3.62 per cent from its issue price. In terms of traded volume, 2.09 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 22 lakh shares on the NSE during the morning trade. Spandana Sphoorty Financial's initial public offer was subscribed little over 1.05 times earlier this month. Price range for the offer was fixed at Rs 853-856 per share. Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, IIFL Securities, JM Financial, IndusInd Bank and YES Securities India were the manager to the offer. The company offers income generation loans under the joint liability group model, predominantly to women from low-income households in rural areas...
                 

Anti Dalit-backward face of RSS-BJP exposed: Cong on Bhagwat's reservation remarks

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Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honourary Life Member

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Former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the game's laws. The club made the announcement on Sunday, at Lord's, during the second Ashes Test between Australia and England which ended in a draw. Johnson, who has played 73 international Test matches for Australia claiming 313 wickets at an average of 28.40, was "blown away" by the honour. "It's an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I'd be sitting here at Lord's as an honorary life member. I am just blown me away," said Johnson. "It's nice to be recognised by MCC. I am really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now," he added. Johnson made his debut for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots a decade later in 2015. He was was a part of Australia's two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015. The speedster represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals picking up 239 wickets and and 30 Twenty ...
                 

Despite US pressure, freed Iranian tanker set sail to unknown destination

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An Iranian oil tanker which was seized by the United Kingdom six weeks ago was released on Sunday and was seen moving away from Gibraltar.This releasing of Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, comes despite United States' demand to Gibraltor authorities to detain the vessel on its behalf.The tanker set sail under the Iranian flag for an unknown destination, reported CNN."Around the clock efforts have been underway to perform the logistical procedures at the port and to secure a complete crew. Contacts with the coordinating company are happening moment by moment. With the arrival of two engineering teams from two separate locations, the tanker is expected to depart Gibraltar tonight," Iran's ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, said earlier in the day on Twitter.This comes hours after Gibraltar authorities rejected the United States' renewed request to not release the Iranian oil tanker, citing the inability to comply with it due to European Laws.Adrian Darya was seized off the..
                 

Glenmark Pharma jumps on value buying

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Primary schools re-opened in Srinagar, Rajouri in J-K

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Primary schools re-opened in Srinagar and Rajouri districts on Monday weeks after they were shut following the repeal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.However, the high schools, higher secondary schools and degree colleges will remain closed.All schools were already made functional in Jammu.The government had on Sunday said that as many as 190 schools would be re-opened in Srinagar alone. Government offices will be made fully functional across Kashmir, it had said."We have a plan of reopening over 190 primary schools in Srinagar district alone," Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, Rohit Kansal had said.Restrictions on communication continued in most parts of the Valley barring some areas, while mobile Internet services in five of ten districts were suspended again in Jammu on Sunday, a day after being restored.The government has said that it would ease and lift the restrictions in a phased manner in Jammu and Kashmir.The process of easing of prohibitory orders and..
                 

Flood-like situation in parts of Punjab, Haryana, IAF rescues 9 people

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A flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of Punjab and Haryana where the Indian Air Force on Monday rescued nine persons stuck in Karnal district due to sudden rise of water in the River Yamuna. While the Meteorological Department said no heavy rainfall was reported in most parts of the two states on Monday morning, the two states had received heavy rains during the past three days. Assisted by the Karnal Police, the Indian Air Force rescued nine persons including women and children who had got stuck in Karnal. The rescue operation was carried out by the IAF in the early hours of Monday despite adverse weather, Haryana's Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said. Keeping in view the alarming situation due to release of 2.4 lakh cusecs of water from Ropar headwork, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered the stationing of companies of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) at .....
                 

Glittek Granites reports standalone net profit of Rs 0.11 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Mask Investments reports standalone nil net profit/loss in the June 2019 quarter

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S P Apparels consolidated net profit declines 41.55% in the June 2019 quarter

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Pakistan summons India's deputy High Commissioner for 4th time over 'ceasefire violations'

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Pakistan on Monday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia for the fourth time over alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Foreign Office said that Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on August 18 in Hot Spring and Chirikot Sectors". It claimed that two elderly civilians were killed and a seven-year-old boy was seriously injured in the firing. "This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations," Faisal, who is also the spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign ministry, said. Faisal also said that the deliberate targeting of civilian-populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. He said the ceasefire violations by India were a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to..
                 

Nuway Organic Naturals India reports standalone net loss of Rs 0.23 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Mediaone Global Entertainment reports standalone net loss of Rs 6.38 crore in the June 2019 quarter

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Titan Company gains after hiking stake in subsidiary

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Ashley Graham praised for flaunting her stretch marks

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American actor Ashley Graham is receiving praises on social media from her fans for keeping it real, showing off her body with stretch marks and all.The supermodel, who announced that she was pregnant with her first child, shared a nude picture on Instagram that highlighted her stretch marks."Same same but a little different," she captioned the snap in which she can be seen covering her breast with a red manicure and her wedding ring peeking out.The picture quickly created a lot of buzz amongst her fans online who stepped out to praise the star.Fans appreciated Graham, leaving messages on the post that said her confidence in herself was inspiring others to think differently about their own bodies."I freaking love you for this. This is what real women look like," one wrote. "This is me, what I look like. Fabulous empowering amazing beautiful fearless!!!"Another chimed, "Thanks for always being real and honest! Beautiful! Makes me feel that I could be beautiful too with all my cellulite..
                 

Board of Mehta Integrated Finance appoints directors

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Novel sweat sensor may spell end for painful needle pricks

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Scientists are developing wearable skin sensors to analyse sweat, which may help bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue. The sensor design, described in the journal Science Advances, can be rapidly manufactured using a "roll-to-roll" processing technique that essentially prints the sensors onto a sheet of plastic like words on a newspaper. The researchers used the sensors to monitor the sweat rate, and the electrolytes and metabolites in sweat, from volunteers who were exercising, and others who were experiencing chemically induced perspiration. "The goal of the project is not just to make the sensors but start to do many subject studies and see what sweat tells us," said Ali Javey, a professor at University of California, Berkeley in the US. "For that we need sensors that are reliable, reproducible, and that we can fabricate to scale so that we can put multiple sensors in different..
                 

'Peaky Blinders' season five to have two-episode premiere

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Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away aged 82

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Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra passed away on Monday morning in New Delhi after a prolonged illness.The 82-year-old started out his career as a professor and went on to become Chief Minister of Bihar three times from Congress party. Mishra also served as a Union minister. Currently, he was a member of Bhartiya Jan Congress (Rashtriya).Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed condolences on the demise of the veteran leader and declared three-day state mourning."Jagannath Mishra was a famous leader and educationist. He made an invaluable contribution to the politics of Bihar and India. His death is an irreparable loss in the field of politics, society, and education," Nitish Kumar said in a statement.He will be cremated with full state honours.Last year, Jagannath Mishra was also acquitted from the controversial fodder scam case...
                 

UP man who let wife go with lover in exchange for 71 sheep, held for theft

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In a strange love triangle, a husband agreed to let his wife go away with her lover in exchange for 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.The exchange was made in the presence of the Panchayat which directed the woman's lover to compensate her husband with half of his flock.The matter came into limelight when the husband took the case to the Panchayat after his wife eloped with her lover on July 22.The husband was identified as Rajesh while the lover was identified as Umesh.When the lovers were interrogated by the Panchayat, they expressed their willingness to live together. The woman said she was not happy in her marriage.Taking cognisance of the situation, Umesh was given a choice to either have an extramarital affair or compensate his lover's husband with a flock of sheep. He chose love over his livestock and gave away 71 sheep to Rajesh.However, a few days later things became heated when Umesh's father questioned the Panchayat's decision and accused Rajesh of stealing his sheep.He..
                 

Yediyurappa to expand K'taka Cabinet tomorrow; 14 ministers to be inducted

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M&M advances on setting up 1st car assembly plant in Sri Lanka

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Unnao rape survivor accident case: SC grants two more weeks to CBI to complete probe

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks time to the CBI to complete the investigation into the road accident case of Unnao rape survivor.The apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh interim compensation to the girl's lawyer for medical expenses.The investigative agency had sought four weeks time to complete the probe saying that the statement of the victim and her lawyer was yet to be recorded.The Court was apprised that the victim's lawyer continues to be in a critical condition.The CBI is investigating the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor. On July 28 a truck rammed into the vehicle in which the girl, her counsel and two aunts were travelling to Raebareli. While her aunts succumbed to injuries, the victim and her lawyer sustained grave injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.Earlier, a Tis Hazari court here had ordered the framing of charges against accused Kuldeep Singh .....
                 

HCL Technologies signs MoU with Maharashtra Airport Development Company

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Teachers report to school in Kashmir, students don't

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Teachers reported to work in many schools in Kashmir as restrictions were eased further on Monday but not many students were seen. Officials said the government has made necessary arrangements for opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar city as security forces remained deployed in most of the Valley. But all private schools in the city remained shut for the 15th consecutive day as parents were apprehensive about the security situation in view of violent protests over the past two days. Only Police Public School at Bemina and a few Kendriya Vidyalayas saw a handful of students turning up. "There is so much uncertainty in the situation that sending kids to school at this stage is out of question," Farooq Ahmad Dar, a parent, said. Officials in Baramulla district said schools in five towns remained closed. In the rest of the district, schools were opened, they said. "There is no relaxation in restrictions in Pattan, Palhalan, Singhpora, Baramulla and Sopore towns. Primary schools in ....
                 

Ayodhya land dispute: No hearing as Constitution bench judge unavailable

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Warm-Up Tie: Kuldeep stakes claim for lone spinner's slot, Ishant bowls with fire

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Seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma bowled a fiery opening spell while left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav promised to pose stiff competition for Ravichandran Ashwin as India dominated proceedings against West Indies A after second day of warm-up game. Having declared on their overnight score of 297 for 5 at the end of the first day, India bowled out the home team for 181 in 56.1 overs with Ishant (3/21), Kuldeep (3/35) and Umesh Yadav (3/19) sharing the spoils. Senior off-spinner Ashwin and speedster Mohammed Shami didn't bowl in the first innings but might bowl in the second. With a first-innings lead of 116, India consolidated their position reaching 84 for 1 in their second innings claiming an overall lead of 200. Hanuma Vihari (48 batting) looked fluent even as stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane (20 batting, 95 balls) scratched around after being sent to open in order to give him batting time before the first Test. The second day was about the Indian bowlers trying to find their groove ...
                 

13 killed, 15 hurt in truck-bus collision in Maharashtra

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At least 13 people, including two children, were killed and 15 others injured when a container truck collided with a state transport bus in Maharashtra's Dhule district, a police official said on Monday. The accident took place around 10.30 pm on Sunday near Nimgul village on Shahada-Dondaicha road, he said. The truck driver lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle collided with the bus which was on way to Aurangabad from Shahada town in Nandurbar district, he said. "Thirteen people, including two women, two children and drivers of both the vehicles, were killed in the mishap," the official said. While 11 of them died on the spot, two succumbed at a hospital in Dondaicha town of Dhule, he said. The injured persons were undergoing treatment at two local government hospitals where the condition of three of them was reported to be serious, he said. A case of accidental death was registered, he said. The kin of the deceased were informed and the process was on..
                 

Board of Mehta Integrated Finance appoints directorate

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Is a GST Council-like federal body for public expenditure a good idea?

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Shimla: Operations resume in Nathpa Jhakri dam, Rampur project

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Electricity production work has been resumed on Nathpa Jhakri dam and Rampur Project after being shut for a day on Sunday due to high levels of silt in river Satluj. The two are part of the country's biggest underground hydroelectric projects. "Along with the 1500 MW capacity Nathpa Jhakri dam in Kinnaur district, operations in the 412 MW Rampur Project have resumed as silt level in the river has reduced," Sanjeev Sood, Project Head, Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric power plant said. He said the services resumed last night at 9.30 pm.Owing to heavy rains in the region, the machines for electricity production were shut down on Sunday morning as silt level increased exponentially in the river. The amount of silt in Sutlej had crossed 8,000 parts per million (ppm) in the Nathpa Jhakri dam."The silt content in the Sutlej river system which constitutes of its tributaries has gone up by a huge margin. The situation is especially grave in the Bhaba Khad river," Sood had informed earlier...
                 

Australia PM Scott Morrison condemns booing of Steve Smith

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday condemned booing of Aussie batsman Steven Smith during the second Test in the ongoing Ashes at the Lord's Cricket Ground.Morrison took to Facebook and wrote: "A draw for the second test but it was a total Ashes foul for the crowd at Lords to boo Steve Smith. His performance on the pitch during his return to Test Match cricket in the UK demands nothing other than respect. He's a champion and has handled the events of the past year with a real humility"."I'm extremely proud of Steve Smith, and it's not just because he comes from the Shire. The crowd could learn a thing or two from Steve Smith and I look forward to him answering his hecklers with bat and ball in hand to bring home the Ashes," he added.Smith had to deal with two blows on day four of the second Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground. Firstly he was struck on the elbow by Jofra Archer and soon after he received a striking blow on the neck by a bouncer bowled by the pacer and ...
                 

Water level in Yamuna crosses 'warning mark', Delhi CM calls emergency meeting

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As the water level of the Yamuna crossed the "warning mark" in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called an emergency meeting of officials concerned to assess the preparations."Am meeting officers from all concerned depts at 1 pm to assess the situation and the preparations," the chief minister tweeted in response to a Twitter user Manoj Misra's concern over the situation.Mishra tweeted on Sunday, "Beware Delhi. Release of 8.47 lakh cusec at Hathnikund (HKB) at 1900 hrs today is highest ever recorded. Tho presumably d 1978 flood was bigger but no records exist 4 there was no one at then Tajewala barrage 2 record. If level in Delhi crosses 207.49 (1978) then this is biggest!"The river on Monday morning was flowing at 204.70 meters, higher than the warning mark at 204.50 meters, after the release of huge amounts of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. The "danger mark" is 205.33 meters.The Delhi government has issued orders for the evacuation of people ...
                 

NCLAT upholds the Resolution Plan of MBL Infrastructures

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Afghanistan quashes Pak's 'reckless' claim that Kashmir issue may impact peace process

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Afghanistan has rebutted Pakistan's claims that Kashmir issue could potentially impact the ongoing Afghan peace process and said such a "reckless and unwarranted" statement by Islamabad is a "poor excuse" to justify its inaction against the Taliban.Asserting that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between Pakistan and India, Kabul accused Islamabad of harbouring terrorist groups which operate from their soil and regularly undermine Afghan security.The Afghan government's reactions came in response to the statement of Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, who said that his country might redeploy troops from the Afghanistan border to the Kashmir frontier amidst Indo-Pak tension and it could complicate American peace talks with the Taliban. He made these remarks while talking to the New York Times editorial team on August 12, days after India announced its decision to reorganise the constitutional status of Jammu and KashmirIn a statement, the Afghan Embassy in the US on Sunday .....
                 

Human rights have been totally violated in Kashmir: Mamata

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that human rights have been "totally violated" in Kashmir and urged people to pray for peace in the Valley. Banerjee, on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, said she had once taken to the streets to protest against human rights violations. "Today is World Humanitarian Day. Human rights have been totally violated in #Kashmir. Let us pray for human rights and peace in #Kashmir. "Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups," the CM tweeted. The BJP-led central government has recently revoked provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and bifurcated the state into union territories - Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh without one...
                 

'He-Man' animated series set at Netflix

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By the power of Greyskull, filmmaker Kevin Smith is bringing new He-Man anime series to Netflix. Titled "Masters of the Universe: Revelation", the series will focus on the unresolved storylines of the 1980s, picking up where they left off the journeys of many of the characters decades ago. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the series described as "a wholly original story set in the epic world of Mattel's over 35-year-old global He-Man toy franchise". "I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe. "In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! This is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid," Smith said. The limited series is produced by Mattel Television, with Rob David, VP at Mattel TV and author of "He-Man:..
                 

Cardi B's daughter gives side-eye to mom

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Cardi B and Offset's daughter seems to be as sassy as her mother and the proof is an adorable yet funny video that the rapper shared on her Instagram.In the clip, 13-month old Kulture Kiari Cephus can be seen giving her mother the side-eye or stink-eye during an outing in a clothing store.In the same video, the 26-year-old singer also documented her own faux shocked reaction and captioned the video with a peeved look and rolling eyes emojis.However, the 'I like it' singer later deleted the video, after it went viral.This isn't the first time that Cardi B shared a distinct clip of her firstborn on social media.In July, she posted footage of Kulture dancing along with a few kids on 'Baby Shark.'"My baby is naturally hype, slick and funny and ok yea a little attitude too but I'm putting that part on her dad part," she wrote alongside.According to E-News, earlier this month, Cardi B and Offset threw Kulture an overwhelming 1st birthday party in New York City...
                 

US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

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The US has made secret contact with Venezuela's socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him, according to a senior Trump administration official. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, the official told The Associated Press. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary's name and details of the encounter with Cabello out of concern the person could suffer reprisals. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to discuss the talks, which are still preliminary. It's not clear whether the talks have Maduro's approval or not. Cabello, 56, is a major power broker inside Venezuela, who has seen his influence ....
                 

Tiger shoots par but won't get to defend Tour Championship

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A season that saw Tiger Woods capture his 15th major title by winning the Masters came to a close Sunday for the 43-year-old star at the PGA BMW Championship. Woods fired a final-round par 72 over the same Medinah course where he won the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championships to finish 72 holes on seven-under 281. It means Woods won't qualify to defend his title at next week's season-ending US PGA Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. "It was a little bit frustrating," Woods said. "Didn't have the short game I needed to make a run." The result left Woods beyond 40th in the US PGA season playoff points standings with only the top 30 advancing to next week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. "Some of the tournaments I didn't play as well as I wanted to," Woods said. "But I've got the green jacket." Sixth-ranked Woods, chasing the all-time record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus, has won 81 PGA titles, one shy of matching Sam Snead's career record. Woods snapped a six-year win .....
                 

Solskjaer's faith in Lindelof leaves Smalling, Jones in shade

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Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Victor Lindelof to partner Harry Maguire all season at the heart of his defence, casting a shadow over the long-term futures of England defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling at Old Trafford. Maguire is expected to shore up a defence that conceded 54 Premier League goals last season after becoming the world's most expensive defender following an ?80 million ($97 million) move from Leicester. But Lindelof, after some unconvincing moments earlier in his United career, has emerged as the obvious man to partner Maguire, finding a new level of fitness and consistency that has impressed his manager. "I hope Victor and Harry don't give me a reason to change. No injuries, suspensions or lack of concentration," said Solskjaer, after the new partnership flourished in a 4-0 victory over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. "They can both play, they read the game really well. Of course, Harry with his presence in the box,..
                 

Rupee rises 9 paise to 71.05 vs USD in early trade

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The rupee appreciated by 9 paise to 71.05 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday, tracking gains in domestic equities and indication of a revival in trade talks between the US and China. Forex traders said positive opening in domestic equity market and Donald Trump's chief economic advisor comments that the US and China are seeking to revive trade talks supported the rupee. If teleconferences between both sides' deputies pan out in the next 10 days "and we can have a substantive renewal of negotiations," Larry Kudlow said on Fox News Sunday. He further added that "then we are planning to have China come to the USA and meet with our principals to continue the negotiations." At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 71.12, then gained momentum and touched a high of 71.05, registering a rise of 9 paise over its previous close. The domestic unit pared some gains and was trading at 71.07 against the dollar at 0959 hrs. On Friday, the rupee had settled at 71.14 against ...
                 

Fiorentina await Ribery 'with open arms'

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Italian club Fiorentina have targeted French winger Franck Ribery, the Tuscany club's sporting director Daniele Prade confirmed on Sunday. The 36-year-old former French international left Bayern Munich as a free agent at the end of last season after 12 seasons with the German giants. "Ribery? We like him a lot, but like all the great players he is considering his options," Prade said after Fiorentina's 3-1 Coppa Italia third round win over Monza. "We want him and would like to have him, but we cannot give tens of millions like the Arab or Russian teams. "But if he wants to continue playing football at a highest level Fiorentina awaits him with open arms." Ribery won nine Bundesliga titles and the Champions League with Bayern after he joined the club from French side Marseille in 2007. Meanwhile, Prade confirmed that Fiorentina defender Cristiano Biraghi was pushing for a move to Serie A rivals Inter Milan. "Biraghi wants to go to Inter, but there are many things to be sorted out .....
                 

Medvedev comes good with Cincinnati Masters title

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Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 Sunday to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The ninth-seeded Russian finished with an ace after saving break points in the final game, lifting a first Masters 1000 trophy after settling for runner-up finishes to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal last weekend. "I've had so much support these three weeks," Medvedev said. "To finally lift a trophy is just an amazing feeling." After his full-on post-Wimbledon schedule, the winner admitted: "I'm so exhausted, I almost can't talk now. But the crowd gave me amazing energy." Medvedev followed up his semi-final upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic as he controlled feisty Belgian Goffin to win an ATP leading 31st hardcourt match. He has the most match wins on any surface this year with 43. Spanish superstar Nadal, who did not play this week -- is second with 41, followed by Roger Federer on 39. Medvedev stamped himself a ....
                 

Kartik Aaryan stuns in never-seen avatar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

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Stepping into the shoes of Akshay Kumar, Bollywood's next-gen star Kartik Aaryan is all set to feature in the sequel of 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'. The actor unveiled the poster of the film on Monday, sharing his first look from the comic-thriller.Donning a saffron colour garb of a "ghostbuster", the actor clearly resembles Akshay from the first installment. Accessorising his look well and giving it a quirky look, Kartik can be seen carrying a victory sign skeleton hand along with cool sunglasses which will just leave you in splits.The 'Luka Chuppi' actor shared the poster on his Instagram page. "Ghostbuster is all set to enter Hare Ram Hare Ram Hare Krishna Hare Ram Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2," he wrote alongside the picture.The comic supernatural thriller will be helmed by Anees Bazmee, unlike the first one which was directed by Priyadarshan.The first part of the film was a remake of Malayalam blockbuster 'Manichitrathazhu' which also starred Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja and Amisha Patel in the lead .....
                 

UP: Village head's husband thrashes youth for molesting girl, held

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The husband of a village Panchayat head was arrested by the district police on Sunday after a video of him thrashing a man went viral in the region.In a viral video, husband of Peerumri village's Panchayat head was seen thrashing a youth allegedly for molesting a girl in Bijnor district.The incident occurred after the girl's parents registered a complaint with village Panchayat against the youth, who molested their daughter.Following this, the village head's husband Ahmed, a lawyer by profession, called in the accused and brutally thrashed him with sticks.The accused identified as Sartaj was also heard screaming in the video.Following the incident, police arrested Ahmed and filed an FIR against him under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code."The person who was seen thrashing the youth in the video has been sent to jail. An investigation is underway," Vishwajeet Srivastava, Superintendent of Police Rural, told media reporters...
                 

Not scared of arrest, will surrender in 3-4 days: Mokama MLA Anant Singh

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Independent MLA Anant Kumar Singh, who is facing heat after recovery of prohibited weapons from his residence has denied being afraid of arrest stating that he would be surrendering in next few days."I am not scared of being arrested. I will surrender in next three-four days," Mokama MLA Singh said in a video message.Earlier, the police officials had raided Singh's premises in connection with a contract killing case. During the raid, the police recovered an AK-47 rifle and a hand grenade from his residence in Ladma village.The legislator has been charged under the Arms Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Explosive Act after they seized banned arms and ammunitions from his residence.Speaking about the charges filed against him, Singh claimed that he has never been to the house in the last 14 years from where the police recovered AK-47."I have never gone to that house in last 14 years so there is no question of me keeping and AK-47 there," he said.On being asked if he ...
                 

T'gana CM favours comprehensive national power policy

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has favoured bringing in a comprehensive national power policy to provide quality, uninterrupted electricity to all the sectors. Of the total captive power generation in the country, not even half is being utilised, but yet several parts in the country are living without power, he said on Sunday. There are also frequent power cuts all over the country and the situation should be addressed, a release from his office said. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) Chairman Rajiv Sharma, who toured the state for three days and visited power plants and the Kaleswaram project, paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister on Sunday, it said. A discussion took place on the power situation in the state and in the country on the occasion, it added. The financial help extended by the PFC had helped the state a lot for setting up of power plants and revamping electricity related institutions, Rao said, thanking Sharma for the help...
                 

Netflix announces animated Elvis Presley spy series

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On the 42nd death anniversary of American singer Elvis Presley, Netflix has announced the adult animated action-comedy series 'Agent King'.In the upcoming series, "Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves -- all the while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll," according to the streaming platform and as reported by Fox News."From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that," said Priscilla Presley."My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven't seen before."Co-creators Presley and Eddie will also be executive producers of the series. Jerry Schilling will serve as a consultant. Mike Arnold .....
                 

Cardi B believes Jay-Z 'has the power' to bring Colin Kaepernick back to NFL

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American pop-singer Cardi B is confident enough that rapper Jay-Z will bring player Colin Kaepernick back into the National Football League (NFL) after the recent controversy.According to Fox News, the former San Francisco quarterback hasn't played in the league since the 2016 season, after he opted out of his contract following disputes over kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against people of colour.The 31-year-old player shared a video last week reminding NFL teams that he was "still ready" to play if called upon.The 26-year-old pop-singer told TMZ on Saturday that, "Accor" I feel like Jay-Z can bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power. I feel like Jay-Z can do it."The singer also believed that despite the controversy surrounding Jay-Z pairing his Roc Nation entertainment brand with the NFL, she believes his motives are pure towards the player."I think that he could make a change. I don't think he'd go on an NFL deal without an .....
                 

Nifty outlook and trading ideas by CapitalVia: Buy Gruh Fin, Bank of Baroda

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Kohli shares throwback picture on completing 11 years in international cricket

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As the Indian skipper completed 11 years in international cricket on Sunday, he shared a throwback picture from his debut match and expressed gratitude for all the success he has been able to achieve."From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after on this present day in 2019, I couldn't have dreamt of the blessings god has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. #forevergrateful," Kohli posted on Instagram.Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2008. He made just 12 runs in his first match.The batsman who made his first century in 2009, now has the second most number of tons in ODI cricket.Kohli currently has 43 centuries in the 50-over format and he is just behind Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.The right-handed batsman is currently the number one ranked batsman in both the ODI and Test formats.The 30-year-old Kohli has been in a record-breaking spree as in..
                 

Kim Kardashian admits she would do anything for Paris Hilton

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has always been there for the people who support her, especially for her close friends.Proving the same, she was spotted helping her longtime friend Paris Hilton, in shooting for her music video 'Best Friend's A**', reported People."I'm gonna go and be in this music video with Paris for one of her new songs," Kim told Sister Khloe Kardashian in the 17th season of 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'.Khloe, who looked amazed with the news noted that "it's so nice that you're doing that for her" given Kim's 2019 Met Gala preparations and the arrival of her new son, Psalm West, coming forward."I really would want to do anything for her; she literally gave me a career. And I like totally acknowledge that," the Beauty mogul said.Hilton was earlier Kim's boss at her former closet-cleaning trade. The fans who followed Kardashians from starting would even remember her appearing for the first time on Hilton's show 'The Simple Life' organising closet .....
                 

Ashes: Second Test match ends in a draw

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Both Australia and England were not able to favour a result on day five of the second Test in the ongoing Ashes and as a result, the match ended up as a draw at Lord's Cricket Ground.After being set 267 to win in 48 overs, Australia got off to a bad start as they lost David Warner (5) and Usman Khawaja (2) in quick succession. Jofra Archer sent both the batsmen back to the pavilion.Soon after Cameron Bancroft (16) was also dismissed leaving Australia in a spot of bother at 47/3. Marcus Labuschagne, who came in as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith went on to play a gritty knock to give Australia solidarity in the middle.Labuschagne got help from Travis Head and the duo stitched together an 85-run stand, which saw the former bringing up his half-century.However, England came back strongly as Jack Leach dismissed Labuschagne (59), Matthew Made (1) and Tim Paine (4) in quick succession to give England a glimmer of hope of going away with a victory.However, Head and Cummins ensured ....
                 

Shivraj mocks Rahul, says he has become 'Ranchoddas Gandhi'

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Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he does not expect Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He feels Rahul has become "Ranchoddas Gandhi".On August 5, the Central government had announced its decision to withdraw special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated it into two union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.While speaking here, Chouhan launched a scathing attack at the Congress party and said that it is falling apart."Congress is falling apart. Madam (Sonia Gandhi) and Rahul Gandhi haven't said anything till date. I demand that Sonia ji should clear Congress' viewpoint in the matter (Article 370)," Chouhan said."I don't expect Rahul Gandhi to speak on the matter (Article 370) because he has become Ranchoddas Gandhi. As president of the party, it was his job to strengthen the party after loss. But he didn't do so," he added.Following..
                 

UN chief condemns bomb attack on wedding ceremony in Kabul

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the "horrific" bomb attack that targeted a wedding procession in the Afghan capital on Saturday night (local time) and claimed lives of 63 people."The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific 17 August terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in Kabul, claiming the lives of 63 people and injuring over 180," Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement cited by Xinhua News agency.The UN chief expressed "his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Afghanistan."He wished "a swift recovery to those injured."The blast occurred inside Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall in Police District 6 of Kabul on Saturday when the hall was packed with guests attending the wedding ceremony of an Afghan couple.The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.Kabul, with a population of nearly five million, has been hit by a series of terror .....
                 

C'garh couple accuses nurse of medical negligence after their child dies during delivery

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A couple in Chhattisgarh's Pratappur village alleged that their child died during delivery due to the negligence of a hospital nurse.The woman, Lakshmi, said that her husband was taking her to a local hospital here when the ambulance driver suggested them to get their child delivered at nurse Shivkumari Jaiswal's residence."During the delivery, the hand of the child came out. The nurse tried to push the hand inside. Later, when we reached another hospital, the child was born dead," said Lakshmi.Taking cognizance of the matter, BMO Pratappur, Rajesh said, "I have received a letter regarding this incident from senior authorities. We are going to question both the sides and then take action."However, Shivkumari Jaiswal has denied any involvement in Lakshmi's delivery and said that she was not working on the day the incident took place."This is being done to malign my image. The child may have died in some other hospital. I didn't see the patient. The delivery was not done in our .....
                 

4 dead as rival fans fight before Honduran soccer game

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A fourth victim has died from injuries sustained during a fight between fans of the rival Honduran soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia, a hospital spokeswoman has said. The violence began when fans of the Olimpia team threw stones and other objects Saturday evening at a bus carrying Motagua players to the National Stadium, breaking windows and injuring three players. Emilio Izaguirre, a former player for Scotland's Celtic club, sustained a cut near his eye. Paraguayan Roberto Moreira and Argentine Jonathan Rougier were also injured by glass fragments. Bus driver Marcos Castellanos said the vehicle was hit as he drove the Motagua players down a street in the capital of Tegucigalpa. "We were leaving the hotel when about 250 people attacked the bus with bottles in the street," said Castellanos, describing the attackers as "furious." The National League and police suspended the game, but a fight broke out between fans of the teams at and around the stadium. Fists flew and gunfire was heard ....
                 

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'

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Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Israel's ambassador to the country, Amir Weissbrod, in protest over last week's clashes at Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound, when Jewish worshipers were allowed on the site to commemorate Tisha B'Av, which coincided with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.Jordan's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Sufyan Qudah, said that the ministry's Secretary-General Zaid al-Lawzi delivered the Israeli ambassador a "decisive letter" to be conveyed immediately to the Israeli government. In the letter, Jordan voiced its "condemnation and rejection of Israeli violations" at the highly-sensitive site, where Israeli security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades at Palestinian worshippers last week, Al Jazeera reported.Jordan supervises the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, and is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as Haram esh-Sharif in Islam.In the .....
                 

ISIS recruit Jack Letts stripped of British citizenship

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Jack Letts, a British-Canadian national who converted to Islam and fled his home in Oxford to join the Islamic State (ISIS) five years ago, has been stripped of his British citizenship while being held in a Syrian prison.The case of "Jihadi Jack" gained renewed attention in June this year after his parents --- John Letts, 58, and Sally Lane, 57 -- were convicted at London's Old Bailey on charges of terror financing, CNN reported.But the move to revoke Letts' citizenship has sparked a diplomatic row between Britain and Canada as nations are not permitted under international law to deprive individuals of citizenship, especially regarding this case, whereby Letts, 24, had dual British-Canadian citizenship. The move means that the repatriation of Letts will become the responsibility of Canada, rather than the United Kingdom."The government of Canada is aware that the United Kingdom revoked the citizenship of Jack Letts," Ralph Goodale, Canada's Public Safety Minister, said in a .....
                 

Afghan NSA visits Kabul terror attack victims

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Afghanistan's National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib on Sunday paid a visit to the victims of the suicide bombing that had targeted a wedding hall in Kabul and claimed lives of 63 people.Around 180 people sustained injuries in what is believed to be the deadliest act of terror this year in the war-torn country. The incident came a few days after the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and just before the country was to marks it 100th Independence day on Monday.The incident had occurred on Saturday night at the Dubai City wedding hall located in a western Kabul neighbourhood that is home to many in the country's minority Shia Hazara community.The Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the attack, believed to be the deadliest in the war-torn country this year.Sources and eyewitnesses said that the hall was packed with guests when the explosion occurred. According to an Afghan-based journalist Bilal Sarwary, it was a Hazara wedding, which was targeted by a suicide .....
                 

Trump warns China against 'Tiananmen Square' like crackdown in Hong Kong

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Let us free PoK and merge it with India: Jitendra Singh

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Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday echoed sentiments of his cabinet colleague Rajnath Singh on merging Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) with India."As the parliament has unanimously agreed, let us free Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and merge it with India. Let us pray to the almighty that we get the chance to see this in our lifetime," Singh said.This comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that PoK will be on top of the agenda if talks are held with Pakistan in future. He added that dialogue will only be held if the neighbouring nation stops supporting terror."Why should there be talks? On what issues there would be talks? Talks with Pakistan would begin only after it stops patronising terrorism. If talks begin, it would now only be on the PoK and no other issue," he said...
                 

11 killed as container truck collides with state bus in Maharashtra's Dhule

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J-K: Army rejects Shehla Rashid's 'baseless' allegations

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The Indian Army on Sunday rejected Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them "baseless"."Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population," the Army stated.In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said, "People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation. They have been rendered powerless. Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces. One SHO was transferred on complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can't be seen on them."In another post, she wrote, "Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc."Rashid also claimed that in Shopian, four men were called into the "Army camp and "interrogated" .....
                 

Leh's Magnetic Hill: Myth or Real?

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Former FM Arun Jaitley still on life support, top ministers visit AIIMS

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Credit rating agencies, auditors on ED radar in IL&FS charge sheet

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Tax terrorism: Embedded in laws & practice

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Improving supply of animal products

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Decriminalising corporate law

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Girl forced into flesh trade by mother, raped by brother

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Five persons, including the mother, brother and "husband", of a teenage girl have been arrested on charges of forcing her into prostitution and rape, police said on Sunday. According to a police official, the girl's mother forcibly married her off to a man in April 2018 though she was a minor, a Mankhurd police official said. He said her husband used to beat her up for sexual favours, following which she returned to her mother's residence in in Mankhurd in east Mumbai. "After few months, her mother took her to a pimp who forced her into prostitution," the official said quoting the complaint lodged by the girl on Saturday night. According to the complainant, she was forced to have physical relations with a 60-year-old man for money, the official said, adding that the husband of the pimp also sexually assaulted her. The girl claimed that when she sought help from her brother, he raped her and threatened to kill her with a sword, he said. A case has been registered under .....
                 

Centre increases oil and gas bidding round to three times a year

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Pushing exports may've caught PM's attention

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Talks with Pakistan now will only be about PoK, says Rajnath Singh

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Telangana cop caught taking bribe day after getting best constable award

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