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Heavy downpours flood many areas in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Heavy downpours have flooded several areas of the city, inundating roads and homes in low-lying areas and uprooting hundreds of trees, an official said on Tuesday.

Bodies of two sisters found in Delhi drain

NEW DELHI: Bodies of two sisters, who had been missing since September 19, have been recovered from a drain here, police said on Tuesday.

Congress throwing muck, conspiring to topple me: Modi

BHOPAL: Amid a raging row over Rafale, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of throwing muck and indulging in a campaign of slander and lies against him and of trying to form an "international alliance" to oust him.

Rapid urbanisation, climate change ruining farmers

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said rapid urbanisation and erratic climate are ruining the lives of farmers.

Musician Balabhaskar, wife injured in accident, child dies

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Popular musician and violinist Balabhaskar and his wife were seriously injured along with their car driver near here on Tuesday in a road accident that killed the couple's two-year-old child, police said.

US healthcare system is morally wrong: Ex-UN chief

NEW YORK: Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the US healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly-financed healthcare as a "human right".

BJP committed to deport illegal migrants: Amit Shah

BHOPAL: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to rid the country of illegal migrants, party President Amit Shah said on Tuesday.

Rafale deal: Congress will bring to justice all those who dishonoured: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over the controversial Rafale deal in which the offset contract was not given to public sector HAL, saying that his party will bring to justice all those who "dishonoured and stole.

Cabinet may take up new telecom policy on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet is likely to take up a new telecom policy -- National Digital Communications Policy 2018 -- on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

SC asks Delhi BJP chief to respond to contempt plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari to file an affidavit explaining why he broke the lock of a sealed property in Delhi's Gokulpur village.

5 of family killed in Odisha accident

BHUBANESWAR: Five people of a family were killed while two others sustained critical injuries on Tuesday after their van fell into a canal in Odisha's Puri district, police said.

SC urges Parliament to enact law to prevent criminals from entering legislatures

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to disqualify candidates, against whom courts have taken cognisance of chargesheets, from contesting elections, but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures.

Yamuna in spate, crosses danger mark in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Yamuna river here is flowing above the danger level following release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage in the wake of heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Ola to monitor rides real-time for passenger safety

BENGALURU: In a bid to step up passenger safety, Indian cab-hailing major Ola has rolled out a real-time ride monitoring system, the company said on Tuesday.

Former content moderator sues Facebook over mental trauma

SAN FRANCISCO: A former content moderator at Facebook has sued the company alleging that moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.

Rahul commends Amethi for donation towards Kerala flood relief

AMETHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday commended farmers and small businessmen here for contributing Rs 2.

World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan's UN Mission.

Modi to address Karyakarta Mahakumbh rally in Bhopal

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls to held later this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address party workers at the 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally in Bhopal.

Mandela should be our moral compass: Sushma

UNITED NATIONS: In a world beset by terror and hateful ideologies, "the wisdom of pioneering leaders like (Nelson) Mandela should remain as our moral compass", according to Extenal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

MPs/MLAs can continue to practice as advocates: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking a ban on members of Parliament and legislative assemblies from practising as advocates.

Patna doctors' strike enters 2nd day, 12 patients dead

PATNA: A strike called by junior doctors of a hospital here entered the second day on Tuesday even as 12 patients died in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Publicise criminal records of candidates: SC to political parties

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed political parties to post on their websites and publicise in the media full details of the criminal charges the candidates they are fielding in elections are facing.

45 manual scavengers in Delhi to get jobs

NEW DELHI: A total of 45 manual scavengers identified in three districts in Delhi will get jobs in civil defence, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Monday.

Modi calls Maldives President-elect, congratulates on victory

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Ibrahim Mohamed Solih who was elected President of the Maldives following the elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.

4,130 rapes, over 15,000 dowry cases in Assam last 2 years

GUWAHATI: Assam has witnessed 4,130 cases of rape and over 15,000 dowry-related cases ever since the BJP-led government came to power in the state two years ago, according to an official data.

Bishop sent to Kerala jail, bail hearing on Thursday

KERALA: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of raping a nun, was on Monday sentenced to two weeks judicial custody by a magisterial court while the Kerala High Court posted his bail plea for a Thursday hearing.

Will ensure liquidity of NBFCs, MFs, SMEs: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: The government will take all measures to ensure adequate liquidity for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and mutual funds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday in the wake of the uncertainty created by the ongoing debt crisis in the IL&FS group.

Delhi HC bans slaughter in Ghazipur Murga Mandi

NEW DELHI: In an interim direction, the Delhi High Court on Monday banned the slaughter of poultry at the Ghazipur Murga Mandi here till further orders.

3 Indian women selected as Facebook global community leaders

NEW DELHI: Adhunika Prakash, who founded non-profit Breastfeeding Support for Indian Moms in Pune, was on Monday selected among five global leaders for $1 million award each by Facebook as part of its Community Leadership Programme.

Sanjiv Bhatt case: SC seeks Gujarat government's response

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Gujarat government's response on a plea by the wife of dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, alleging that she is compelled to move the court as her husband is being prevented from doing so.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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'

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

HYDERABAD: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.

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