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July 21, 2017 6:42 am

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu exchanged diplomatic notes, marking operationalisation of the pact, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

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July 21, 2017 6:33 am

Sources said Ranjan was among the top functionaries whose headquarters was changed and the decision announced on the final day of the RSS meeting in Jammu on Thursday.

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July 21, 2017 6:31 am

The move appeared to be a desperate attempt by Mayawati to hold on to her claim as the flag-bearer of Dalit politics in the backdrop of the BJP seeking to make inroads in the Dalit electorate by installing Kovind as President.

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July 21, 2017 6:25 am

A probe from within the BJP had concluded that Vinod had taken a bribe of Rs 5.6 crore from the owner of a medical college and promised it recognition from MCI

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July 21, 2017 6:17 am

Several airlines, which had recently imposed a flight ban on TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy, who had thrown a printer at the Vizag airport counter on June 15, lifted the ban Wednesday.

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July 21, 2017 6:13 am

TMC members Ahamed Hassan and Sukhendu Shekhar Roy referred to the strike by readymade garment shopowners in West Bengal. Senior Congress MP Ahmed Patel said the imposition of GST on the textile sector will make it uncompetitive.

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July 21, 2017 6:08 am

Unlike in the budget session, the groups will be smaller so that more members would get an opportunity to give their feedback and spell out problems they face in their constituencies, said a BJP MP who attended Thursday’s breakfast meeting.

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July 21, 2017 6:08 am

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj responded that the “spirit” of the issue had been discussed in detail by Modi, and Trump had accepted the contribution of the Indian skilled professionals in the US to the American economy.

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July 21, 2017 8:14 am

‘Just as killing of a human in name of cow has to be condemned, nobody should eulogise the fact that I see no wrong in cow slaughter’

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July 21, 2017 5:56 am

Opposition members, mainly Congress, rushed into the well demanding that the Prime Minister respond to the agrarian distress on the floor of the House.

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July 21, 2017 9:19 am

The cross-voting in Gujarat has probably rattled Congress, which seeks to keep its flock together ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8. Party president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel is expected to contest again.

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July 21, 2017 5:34 am

On July 12, 150 gm of a powdery substance was found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Singh in the UP Assembly. That the substance was PETN, a plastic explosive, was declared by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a day after.

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July 21, 2017 5:39 am

Acting on a judicial probe report, the government had earlier chargesheeted former chief secretary Deepak Singhal and issued a notice to another chief secretary Alok Ranjan, along with other officials. Singhal had been principal secretary (irrigation) when the project started.

July 21, 2017 5:23 am

Hundreds took to the streets demanding punishment for the driver of the vehicle when news of her death broke. Over 20 people were injured as protesters clashed with police and paramilitary forces. Pellets and teargas shells were used to disperse them.

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July 21, 2017 5:16 am

According to police, Mohammad Afroz, who is in his mid-20s and is a resident of Wasseypur in Dhanbad, was in Dharjori Tuesday evening. When he saw some cows grazing, he started shepherding three of them, triggering suspicion among villagers, said police.

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July 21, 2017 5:06 am

A section of villagers, however, said the boy from Indore, whose grandparents lived in Chhipaner, had been framed. The boy was produced before a juvenile court in Sehore, the district headquarters, that sent him to an observation home on Thursday, the police said.

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July 21, 2017 8:55 am

India China Doklam standoff: “Our diplomatic channel is unimpeded and the withdrawal of the Indian border troops is the precondition for any meaningful dialogue and the communication between the two sides,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters.

July 21, 2017 5:00 am

Local residents said the bus was a mangled heap after the accident, with bodies scattered over the mountain slope and the injured crying for help. They said it was extremely difficult to carry them back to the road.

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July 21, 2017 4:46 am

In exile for the last two years, after he was defeated in a controversial run-off election by Yameen, Nasheed said in an interview to The Indian Express, “What is in Maldives’ interest very much depends on what is in India’s interest.”

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July 21, 2017 4:37 am

A catering supervisor noticed two packets, wrapped in black tape, hidden beneath the cutlery during shifting of the trolley from flight AI440, which arrived from Chennai early on Wednesday. Suspecting that the packets contained narcotics, the matter was reported to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials.

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July 21, 2017 4:32 am

“Our intention was not to disrupt the services. We coloured the boards black in the early hours because we did not want to trouble commuters,” said B Sanneerappa, a leader of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike. Police have arrested 10 persons for defacing Hindi signboards at City Market station.

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July 21, 2017 4:24 am

Abid was tasked to search for people who wanted to work for IS. He was introduced to one Moosa through his friend Farooq who works in Dubai. The trio met when Farooq came to India last year. After a brief discussion, Moosa agreed to join JKH.

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July 21, 2017 4:14 am

The “apolitical” rally, attended by Lingayats from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and other states, was organised as part of efforts to take forward a philosophy proposed by Lingayat intellectuals like writer-researcher M M Kalburgi.

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July 21, 2017 4:00 am

“He (Adityanath) said ‘I’m not allowing you to resign. In fact I’m also adding Varanasi, Agra and Meerut... and also Gorakhpur’,” said Sreedharan, seated in the conference room of the DMRC office in Kochi, on Thursday afternoon.

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July 21, 2017 3:55 am

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Bhopal is learnt to have told the Centre that it would not allow work to begin if the showpiece project was not modified to include three smaller water management projects that the state wants to develop.

July 21, 2017 3:46 am

The L52 ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd) CMD, GRSE, to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr Kaushik Chatterjee. Brigadier S Y Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command, carried out final inspection of the ship before the handing over.

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July 21, 2017 3:22 am

All shops, commercial establishments and restaurants on Mall Road and other business hotspots in Shimla remained closed even as hundreds of BJP activists and CPM cadres took out processions in the town and marched to the state Secretariat and Raj Bhavan, respectively.

July 21, 2017 3:13 am

Most of the properties to be e-auctioned are commercial offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Valsad and Goa, according to a bank official. The auctions will be conducted through www.bankeauctions.com between noon and 1 pm on August 29.

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July 20, 2017 4:59 am

The Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board need to reinvent their role in today’s vastly different irrigation and water use scenario. CWC has to break out of its limited role of project design and planning, and reinvent itself for a far more ambitious responsibility of irrigation governance.

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July 20, 2017 4:51 am

The consecutive monsoon failures have led to an almost continuous decline in both sugarcane crushed and sugar produced by Tamil Nadu mills. Between 2011-12 and 2016-17, the quantity of cane crushed has plunged with sugar output also more than halving.

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July 20, 2017 4:32 am

The 2016-17 season, which technically is from October to September, could be the first one in which Maharashtra’s cane growers are paid as per the Rangarajan formula. The previous Congress-NCP government had, in 2013, set up a Cane Price Control Board for monitoring the implementation of the revenue-sharing formula.

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July 20, 2017 4:08 am

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcement in the Assembly while speaking on the adjournment motion moved by the Opposition Congress over the farmers’ unrest and the death of protesters in Mandsaur district.

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July 20, 2017 4:02 am

India told UK authorities that all wanted Indians, including liquor baron Vijay Mallya, will get equal treatment like any other prisoner in India and the facilities in its jails are no less than what European nations have, a senior official said.

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July 20, 2017 3:58 am

Vincent, who represents Kovalam constituency, said the allegation of harassment was baseless. “She had repeatedly called me raising various demands. I hadn’t even attended the calls. The allegation is politically motivated,” he said.

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July 20, 2017 3:41 am

“The aim is to find those who haven’t returned after going to Kashmir. We have zeroed in on four persons who came in contact with Sharma. But we haven’t found any evidence to ascertain that they were also working for the terror cell,” according to sources.

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July 20, 2017 9:02 am

The maximum 68 arrests were recorded in Bihar, ruled by the Grand Alliance of RJD, JD(U) and Congress. Most of these were made in the 2014 and 2015. Only two of the 53 persons chargesheeted during this period were convicted.