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Congress accepts 4 of 5 demands of Hardik group

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:27
Gujarat Congress on Monday accepted four out of five demands of Patidars led by Hardik Patel. The two sides decided to hold another round of talks to find a solution to their fifth and most complex demand of giving constitutionally valid reservation for Patidars.

Doctors extract 639 nails from a man's intestine

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:13
A 48-year-old Gobargdanga resident is schizophrenic and used to gulp nails regularly. Doctors spotted several nails in his intestine after an endoscopy. The patient was admitted on Friday and as he had a plasma and-albumin imbalance, the operation got delayed.

PM Modi scared of me, says CM Siddaramaiah

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:48
The CM said the BJP and JD(S) were trying to checkmate him by joining hands in the Chamundeshwari assembly segment, but they won't succeed in their attempt. The BJP's 150-seat goal has been scaled down to 50 because of its dwindling political strength.

90K Mahar staffers lose 36 days’ pay for 4-day stir

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:52
The public transport utility plans to implement the 36-day salary cut in six instalments— with the first four days’ pay cut to be enforced this month. The remaining 32 days’ salaries will be deducted in the next six months, senior officials said.

Hijack threat: Man fond of fast cars & high life

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:12
The accused, Birju Kishore Salla (37), belongs to the Parajiya Soni community of goldsmiths and hails from Gujarat's Amreli district. His father, Kishorebhai, is the owner of the family firm, which has its headquarters at Zaveri Bazaar.

Mum-Del biz class flyer plants bomb note in toilet

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:58
The threat letter on the Boeing 737-900 flight that took off from Mumbai at 2.55am with 115 passengers and seven crew members said there were 12 hijackers on board and if the aircraft landed in Delhi, a bomb placed in its cargo hold would be detonated.

Cops to re-verify all passport holders in Deoband

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:49
Amid reports of terror modules hiding in Deoband and neighbouring regions, police will soon conduct a drive to verify thousands of passport holders residing in the sensitive town as well as the entire districts of Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar.

Facing flak, Nawazuddin withdraws memoir

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:45
After drawing severe flak for documenting his relationships, and following a complaint reportedly registered with NCW that accuses him of outraging modesty of ‘Miss Lovely’ co-star Niharika Singh, Siddiqui announced he had decided to withdraw his recently released book, ‘An Ordinary Life: A Memoir’.

CO2 levels grew at record pace in 2016: UN

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:36
The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, the United Nations said on Monday. It said this has the potential to fuel a 20-metre rise in sea levels and add 3 degrees Celsius to temperatures.

Govt, eateries spar over 6% GST benefit

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:30
The panel of five state FMs had decided on Sunday to propose a cut in the levy from 18% to 12%, an issue that will be discussed at next month’s GST Council meeting. “The gain from input tax credit was 6%, which should have been passed on to consumers,” said a source.

How can state challenge central law: SC asks Didi

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:21
The SC pulled up the state for taking the constitutionally impermissible route of filing a petition against the Parliament-enacted Aadhaar Act and asked, “How can the West Bengal government file a petition challenging the validity of the Aadhaar Act?

No one discusses men's dignity and honour: Court

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:59
While acquitting a rape accused recently, a court commented that no one discusses the “dignity and honour” of men, given that everyone is fighting for the rights, honour and dignity of women. Besides, it said, laws meant to protect women might be misused by women.

Women farmers turn village ‘no suicide zone’

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:52
Their success has driven the village moneylender out of business.In fact, he is looking for financial assistance from the women farmer-entrepreneurs, who now control the finances of their own families and of the village.

100-year-old dies after rape in UP

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:44
In an assault that has sent shock waves across UP, a 100-year-old bedridden woman, one of the oldest in the district, died soon after she was allegedly raped by a man who barged into her house in a village on the outskirts of Meerut around midnight on Sunday.

Rahul calls noteban ‘out and out disaster’

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:37
The strong words came after Congress vice-president in a meeting of AICC general secretaries decided to launch a nationwide campaign on the twin issues that the opposition blames for job losses and economic slowdown. The brainstorming which lasted over three hours included former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former finance minister P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and finance ministers of Congress-ruled states.

Delhi's RTR flyover to miss March 2018 deadline

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:23
PWD has issued a notice to the contractor, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), for compensation due to delay in completion of the project. Officials say five such notices have been issued since February this year.

Gujarat polls: Muslims queue up for BJP tickets

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:21
Five years down the line, Muslims leaders are seeking some “real sadbhavna” and hoping that BJP — that has since 1980 fielded only one candidate in assembly elections in year 1998 — to turn a new leaf politically and field minority candidates for making greater inroads into the community.

Doctors leave scissors inside man’s abdomen

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:54
Hospital sources said the patient Sireekapu Chalapathi had been suffering from appendicitis for the past few years and upon examination, it was found that the appendix had damaged a portion of his intestines. On October 3, a team of doctors headed by Dr Padma Shree removed Chalapathi’s appendix as well as the damaged portion of intestines.