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Rains affect life in Punjab, Haryana; damage paddy, cotton crop Rains affect life in Punjab, Haryana; damage paddy, cotton crop CHANDIGARH: Moderate to heavy rainfall continued in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the third day on Monday affecting normal life.
Former BCCI chief B.N. Dutt dead Former BCCI chief B.N. Dutt dead KOLKATA: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President B.
Bishop sent to 14 days judicial custody Bishop sent to 14 days judicial custody KERALA: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of raping a nun, was on Monday sent to two weeks judicial custody by a Kerala court.
Himachal roads closed after heavy rains Himachal roads closed after heavy rains SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said here.
19 rescued by IAF in Himachal 19 rescued by IAF in Himachal SHIMLA: An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh as they were stuck in a flashflood triggered by continuous heavy rain, officials said.
Petrol crosses Rs 91/l, diesel at Rs 80 in Maharashtra Petrol crosses Rs 91/l, diesel at Rs 80 in Maharashtra MUMBAI: Petrol retail rates finally breached the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai by touching Rs 90.
Rewari gang rape main accused send to 4-day police custody Rewari gang rape main accused send to 4-day police custody CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryana has sent two of the main accused in the gang rape case of a 19-year-old college student to four days police custody, police said on Monday.
India launches world's largest state-run healthcare programme India launches world's largest state-run healthcare programme RANCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' here, hailing it as the "worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme".

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India has potential to triple its trade with South Asia: World Bank India has potential to triple its trade with South Asia: World Bank KOLKATA: India has the potential to more than triple its trade with its South Asian neighbours to $62 billion against its actual trade of $19 billion, said a World Bank report released here on Monday.
Hyderabad Metro chugs on Ameerpet-LB Nagar route Hyderabad Metro chugs on Ameerpet-LB Nagar route HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metro Rail on Monday commenced operations on the 16-km Ameerpet-LB Nagar line along one of the busiest corridors in the city.
Already in Asia Cup final, India look to extend dominance Already in Asia Cup final, India look to extend dominance DUBAI: Having already sealed their place in the final of the Asia Cup with successive wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan, defending champions India will now face a resurgent Afghanistan in the final match of the Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.
Congress moves CVC over Rafale, wants FIR Congress moves CVC over Rafale, wants FIR NEW DELHI: Intensifying its battle against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, the Congress on Monday moved the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking a probe and FIR as well as seizure of relevant documents pertaining to the deal which it claimed caused loss to the exchequer.
Hong Kong bans pro-independence party Hong Kong bans pro-independence party HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities on Monday banned a party which openly advocated the independence of the former British colony from the rest of China.
4 Maoists arrested in Jharkhand 4 Maoists arrested in Jharkhand RANCHI: Four Maoists, including one who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh for his capture, were arrested on Monday in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said.
US-China trade war escalates with biggest sets of tariffs US-China trade war escalates with biggest sets of tariffs WASHINGTON: The ongoing trade war between the US and China further escalated on Monday as the two economic powerhouses slapped each other with the largest rounds of tariffs yet, unleashing punitive duties now on roughly half of their traded goods.
Stranded navy commander rescued from Indian Ocean Stranded navy commander rescued from Indian Ocean MUMBAI: Four days after he was seriously injured and stranded in a boat race, Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy was rescued on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here.
Goa cabinet rejig: Ailing ministers dropped, 2 BJP MLAs to be sworn in Goa cabinet rejig: Ailing ministers dropped, 2 BJP MLAs to be sworn in PANAJI: Two ailing ministers in the BJP-led coalition government were dropped from the Goa cabinet on Monday, to make way for the induction of two others from the party into the the 12-member cabinet.
Our differences with Rahul are political, not personal: Rajnath Our differences with Rahul are political, not personal: Rajnath LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the BJP's differences with Congress President Rahul Gandhi were "political and nor personal" in nature.
Government calls Rahul's charge on SPG 'baseless' Government calls Rahul's charge on SPG 'baseless' NEW DELHI: The government on Monday dismissed as baseless" Congress President Rahul Gandhi charge that former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief Vivek Srivastava had to quit his job because he refused to accept a list of SPG officers handpicked by the RSS.
Telangana Governor rides bicycle to Raj Bhavan Telangana Governor rides bicycle to Raj Bhavan HYDERABAD: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.
Odisha targets 55 lakh tonne paddy procurement during Kharif season Odisha targets 55 lakh tonne paddy procurement during Kharif season BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha cabinet on Monday approved the food and procurement policy for the Kharif marketing season 2018-19 with a target to procure 55 lakh tonnes of paddy from farmers.
Modi dedicates airport in Sikkim, attacks past governments on northeast development Modi dedicates airport in Sikkim, attacks past governments on northeast development SIKKIM: Marking a new milestone in the country's aviation sector by bringing Sikkim into air network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the previous governments accusing them of having neglected the northeast and said in the last four years his government has opened 35 new airports.
Congress moves CVC seeking probe into 'Rafale scam' Congress moves CVC seeking probe into 'Rafale scam' NEW DELHI: Continuing its battle against the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal, a Congress delegation on Monday met the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking a probe into the alleged corruption in the inter-governmental defence deal to procure 36 fighter jets.
Heavy rains lash Bengaluru as monsoon remains active in Karnataka Heavy rains lash Bengaluru as monsoon remains active in Karnataka BENGALURU: Heavy rains lashed Bengaluru and surrounding districts on Monday inundating several low-lying areas, uprooting trees and flooding roads, an official said on Monday.
Bishop sent to 14 days judicial custody Bishop sent to 14 days judicial custody KERALA: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of raping a nun, was on Monday sent to two weeks judicial custody by a Kerala court.
Plea for Imran Khan's disqualification rejected Plea for Imran Khan's disqualification rejected ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification for not being truthful and righteous.
Rahul arrives in Amethi on 2-day visit Rahul arrives in Amethi on 2-day visit LUCKNOW: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived in his parliamentary constituency of Amethi on a two-day visit.
BSP leader Romesh Mahant joins BJP BSP leader Romesh Mahant joins BJP BHOPAL: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Romesh Mahant has quit the party to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh.
SC Constitution Bench to hear plea on FGM amongst Dawoodi Bohra community SC Constitution Bench to hear plea on FGM amongst Dawoodi Bohra community NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench a plea questioning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community.
Army on standby in Punjab, high alert over flood fear Army on standby in Punjab, high alert over flood fear CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has asked the army to be on standby due to fear of flash floods in the state as incessant rain fury continues.
Massive anti-Maoist operations launched on Andhra-Odisha border Massive anti-Maoist operations launched on Andhra-Odisha border VISAKHAPATNAM: A day after Maoists gunned down a sitting MLA and a former legislator, personnel of the elite Greyhounds anti-Maoist force and the CRPF launched a massive combing operation in the tribal areas of Visakhapatnam district on Monday.
Himachal roads closed after heavy rains Himachal roads closed after heavy rains SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said here.

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Strong sentiment of hatred against Badal family building up in Punjab Strong sentiment of hatred against Badal family building up in Punjab CHANDIGARH: Over hundereds of incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, and subsequent incidents of police firing on the protesting Sikhs which led to killing of two youth during last two years of Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab had flared up the Sikh sentiments.
Capt Amarinder Singh expressing inability to act against Bikram Majithia exposes SAD-Congress nexus RSS factor triggers war of atrition between BJP and SAD Would SAD break its alliance with BJP after Akal Takht edict against RSS-the mentor of BJP ?

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