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Indus Waters Treaty another element to use against Pakistan: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said the Indus Waters Treaty was one of the multi-pronged approaches against Pakistan and the government should also consider other methods like building of more dams. Indus Waters Treaty is yet another element in the multi-pronged, multi-faceted approach against Pakistan. These are ultimately for the government to calibrate and it doesn't ...

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Humid Monday in Delhi, partly cloudy Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The national capital experienced a humid day on Monday with the maximum temperature settling at 34.9 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the Met office said and forecast a partly cloudy Tuesday. There would be a partly cloudy sky on Tuesday, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum and minimum temperat...

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Summon parliament to declare Pakistan 'terrorist state', demands Congress

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday demanded that a special session of parliament be called to declare Pakistan a terrorist state and also sought near absolute economic sanctions against the neighbouring country. We demand that a special one or two-day session of parliament be called to discuss the security situation and particularly to declare Pakistan a 'terrorist sta...

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US teen, two others arrested for triple homicide

California, Sep 26 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl and two men were arrested for allegedly killing a married couple and their friend in California, media reports said. Responding to a 911 call, on September 24 police discovered Christopher Yost, Jennifer Goodwill Yost and their 28-year-old friend William Boucher dead in a house in Fullerton, California. Their two girls, 6 and 9, were found unh...

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Labour survey in the current fiscal, says Chief Statistician

Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Chief Statistician of India T.C.A. Anant on Monday said the government will introduce a regular labour survey, both annual and a quarterly estimate, from the current fiscal. One of the biggest data gaps in the Indian economy is the absence of series of labour measurement. We are in a very advanced stage and hope that in the course of this financial year or sooner, ...

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Post Uri attack, India to revisit Indus Waters Treaty

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) As India decided to revisit the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan in the wake of the Uri army camp terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday bluntly said that blood and water cannot flow together. The government also decided there would no meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission set up to overlook the implementation of the treaty till te...

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NE footballers excited over ISL opening ceremony in Guwahati

Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian footballers from the North East region are delighted that Guwahati will host the opening ceremony of the Indian Super League (ISL), terming the move as a recognition of the regions passion for the game. NorthEast United FC will take on Kerala Blasters at Indira Gandhi Stadium here on October 1. Reminiscing about playing at the Indira Gandhi Stadium,...

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SC asks expelled AIADMK MP to join probe

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa to join the probe into two criminal cases relating to alleged sexual harassment, ill-treatment of her former maids and forging of documents in her anticipatory bail case. A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur asked Sasikala to appear on October 3 at a police station in Tami...

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AIFF approves new rules for ISL 2016

Margao, Sep 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Executive Committee on Monday approved new rules for the Indian Super League (ISL) which will take effect from the upcoming season of the lucrative tournament. According to the new rules, the payments made by franchises towards marquee players will be outside the salary cap of Rs 17.5 crore for the entire squad. This effect...

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Stop dreaming about Kashmir: India tells Pakistan

United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday told the United Nations that Pakistan, which is aiming to capture Jammu and Kashmir by sponsoring terrorism, should stop dreaming about it because Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of the country. In a strong reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address to the UN General Ass...

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Rahul sees BJP, RSS hand in shoe attack

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) After the incident of a shoe being thrown at him in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP and the RSS, saying that such acts will neither scare him away nor weaken his resolve to fight for the farmers. The BJP and RSS people think if they hurl shoes, Rahul Gandhi will stop fighting for the farmers. I am not going to s...

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India tells UN to isolate terror-sponsor Pakistan

United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) India on Monday hit hard at Pakistan, saying that there are countries that speak the language of terror, nurture it, peddle it, and export it and urged the UN General Assembly to isolate any nation that do not join in the fight against terror. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, speaking in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly, also said forcefu...

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16 Delhi trees to get 'heritage' tag

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) In a bid to protect green cover, the Delhi government on Monday decided to officially recognise 16 trees across the city as its natural heritage. The decision was taken by Tourism and Culture Minister Kapil Mishra, who holds the interim charge of the Environment Ministry in the absence of Imran Hussain. The native trees of Delhi like 'jamun', 'pilkhan', '...

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Six injured in US mall shooting

Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) At least six people were injured when a shooter, who was later shot dead by an officer, opened fire at a shopping centre in Houston city of the US on Monday morning, police and fire officials said. At least six people were transported to hospitals with injuries, CNN quoted Houston Office of Emergency Management spokesman Michael Walter as saying. An emer...

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Sports Minister Goel unveils BRICS U-17 football logo

Margao, Sep 26 (IANS) The logo of the first BRICS U-17 football tournament, to be held here in October, was unveiled by Union Sports Minsiter Vijay Goel here on Monday. A government of India initiative, the tournament will be played amongst the five BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The tournament will commence on October 5 and will witness two matches every ...

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Railways celebrate Swachh Bharat Week

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Celebrating Swachh Bharat Week to mark the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Railway Ministry has kicked off countrywide mass mobilisation activities on cleanliness and for open defecation free communities, a statement said on Monday. The Ministry of Railways has joined hands with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and the Ministry of U...

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Six JMB militants nabbed in Bengal, Assam

Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including three of Indian origin, have been arrested from Assam and West Bengal, police said here on Monday. Special Task Force of Kolkata police has arrested six Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorists, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Visal Garg told a media meet. These six are part of the to...

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Chandigarh gets daily flight link to Dubai

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) Chandigarh has got its first daily international connection with the first Chandigarh-Dubai flight becoming operational on Monday. The Indigo Airlines Chandigarh-Dubai flight left the Chandigarh International Airport on Monday evening. The flight to Dubai will take around three hours and 30 minutes. The inaugural offer for the flight was priced a...

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Malegaon 2008 blast prime accused Purohit refused bail

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) A Special NIA Court here on Monday rejected the bail application filed by Col. Prasad S. Purohit (retd.), one of the prime accused in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case. Purohit has sought bail on grounds that the National Investigation Agency had dropped charges against him under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the sanction obtained ...

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IMF ex-head Rato faces trial for misuse of corporate credit card

Madrid, Sep 26 (IANS) The trial of former International Monetary Fund(IMF) chief and Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Rodrigo Rato and 65 other former executives of Spanish banks Bankia and Caja Madrid began on Monday. Rato and the 65 others are accused of spending a total of around 12 million euros ($13.5 million) between 2003 and 2012, using so-called black credit cards without justifying...

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