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EC hearing on 'Two Leaves' symbol on Oct. 5
The Election Commission will hold a hearing on the AIADMK's two leaves symbol dispute on October 5. The electoral body on Thursday issued notices to all the parties to the dispute, informing them that they can file any fresh submissions by September 29. Take notice that if you wish to make any fresh submissions in the above dispute case, you may file the same latest by September 29, 2017.
Stray dogs maul boy in Guntur, people take video
The incident occurred when the boy was alone outside the Rajiv Griha Kalpa housing area. According to eye witnesses, the pack of dogs viciously attacked the boy Prem Kumar and bit him on his hands, legs and stomach. While few bystanders chased away the dogs, many took snaps and videos on their mobile phones instead of helping the boy who battling for his life. The boy with his face down was writing in pain but none came forward to take to a nearby hospital.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India announce 21-member squad, Amarjit Singh to lead side
History beckons for Indian football as twenty one players have been selected for the first ever Indian squad to participate in a FIFA World Cup, the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad, which will participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India. We believe that we are prepared for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, said Head Coach of the India U-17s Luis Norton de Matos.
Chhattisgarh Police arrests 129 farmers in separate incidents, foils bid to gherao CM's residence
As many as 129 farmers, including leaders of Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh, were held from separate places since Thursday morning under preventive measures, Raipur superintendent of police (acting) Akbar Ram Korram told PTI. The protesters had planned to gherao the Chief Minister's house in support of their various demands. Farmers were held at some places under the preventive measures and later released unconditionally, the IG added.
Delhi HC allows Le Meridien to accept suite reservations for now
The Le Meridien Hotel can accept future suite bookings till any further orders by the Delhi High Court regarding its auction by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The civic agency had earlier placed a request barring the hotel from taking further bookings but withdrew its demand at the last hearing. The court observed that protection was already enduring in favour of the occupiers of the hotel's corporate tower by its September 11 order.
Delhi: Man arrested for posing as Intelligence Bureau officer
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Rupee crashes 54 paise to 10-week low at 64.81 vs dollar
Marking its weakest level in over two-and-a-half months, the rupee on Thursday plummeted by a whopping 54 paise to end at 64.81 a dollar after the Federal Reserve left the door open for a rate hike in December. The US Federal Reserve's historic overnight decision rattled overall forex market sentiment, triggering panic dollar buying from corporates and importers. On Wednesday, the rupee had logged its first gain in three sessions by rising 6 paise.
Mamata hits back at HC ruling, says 'no one can tell me what to do'
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit back at the Calcutta High Court over its ruling on Durga idol immersion, stating that anyone can 'slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do. ' The Calcutta High Court today revoked Mamata Banerjee's order on Durga idol immersion and instructed the police to make separate routes for both Durga idol immersion and Muharram processions.
Slit My Throat, But Don't Tell Me What To Do: Mamata Banerjee on Calcutta HC Order Nullifying Ban On Durga Idol Immersion
Someone can slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do, the Bengal CM was quoted as saying by ANI. The HC also ordered the administration to demarcate the routes for idol immersion and tazia processions, in order to avoid confrontation between the groups. The court was more scathing in his remarks against the TMC regime on Wednesday, when it reserved its temporary order in the case.
BJP national executive meet: Modi likely to make big announcement on Monday
Deliberations of the BJP national executive have so far been a closed-door affair. The speech comes at a time when the Modi government is facing criticism for the economic slowdown. The BJP national executive is set to pass an economic resolution. Usually, the BJP national executive, chaired by the party president, is attended by its 120-odd national executive members and an equal number of special invitees. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents like Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan need to be convinced.
Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on N.Korea nuclear program
US President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program. Trump said North Korea's textiles, fishing, information technology, and manufacturing industries were among those the United States could target. Four sources told Reuters China's central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea.
Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sees zero political or military role for India in Afghanistan
Pakistan sees zero political or military role for India in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday, weeks after US president Donald Trump sought more help from New Delhi to bring peace and stability in the war-torn country. Trump, while announcing his new Afghan and South Asia policy last month, had criticised Pakistan for harbouring terrorists. He had also called on India to help the US more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development.
Rajasthan: Alwar Police to interrogate rape accused Falahari Baba
Rajasthan's Falahari Baba, accused of raping a girl, got himself admitted at a private hospital in Alwar. Kaushalendra Prapnanachari Falahari ji Maharaj continues to be at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital since Wednesday evening. Falahari Baba, the man who claims to have survived on fruits for the last 25 years, was accused of attempting to rape a girl in August this year.
Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj at BRICS ministerial meet
In a veiled attack on Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that countries who use religion to sponsor terrorism must be condemned. Slamming those countries who encourage terror safe havens, the EAM said, The horror of terrorism continues to haunt global peace and security. Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia. They continue to find support and shelter in countries which use terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
Gujarat invites Patidar leaders barring Hardik Patel for talks
Months before the State Assembly polls, the Gujarat government on Thursday once again invited Patidar community leaders for talks to resolve the contentious quota issue. Mr Patel said, I have not received any offer for talks from the government. It seems that the BJP wants to isolate Hardik by inviting community leaders for talks on the quota issue, said a Patidar leader, requesting anonymity. He was not sure if the government's attempt to isolate Hardik, who is the face the agitation, will succeed.
Jio approaches Telecom Secretary for cancellation of North-East telecom tender awarded to Airtel
Newcomer Reliance Jio has approached Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan for cancellation of the mobile tender for the North-East awarded to Bharti Airtel, alleging that it limits project deployment to only 2G services. It has selected domestic telecom equipment maker Vihaan Networks and Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL) for network launch, but is yet to get approval from the Department of Telecom (DoT).
Mass cleaning of Vaigai river begins
With the launch of 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign in educational institutions and other public places recently, many campuses had started sporting a new look. The steps taken by the corporation to ban plastic bags around the Meenakshi temple had brought in desired results. Corporation Commissioner Aneesh Shekar said 600 tonnes of waste/garbage was lifted from the 100 wards of the city every day through trucks and tractors.
Researchers develop system to power up smartphones and stream videos over the same wireless connection
Researchers from the North Carolina State University have developed a system that can transfer videos and power up consumer electronics using the same wireless connection. Most conventional wireless charging pads require the device to almost touch the surface of the wireless charger. As many know, these unfortunately often require almost physical contact with the pad, limiting the usefulness of a truly 'wireless' power source. Recent work by several researchers have extended wireless power to 'mid-range' which can supply power at inches to feet of separation.
In Agartala, Santanu Bhowmick's last despatch plays on loop
He did not survive the assignment, but before bleeding to death, Santanu Bhowmick had sent across his last despatch to office, which his channel played on loop through the day. He had sent a comprehensive despatch on the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura-led (IPFT) agitation to office. He was associated with the SFI during his college days but had disassociated himself from politics since he started journalism.
Man held for 'killing' infant daughter by throwing her into drain
A man was arrested for allegedly throwing his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter in a drain since she was keeping sick and would cry a lot, the police said on Thursday. After police spoke to her, she told them that her husband began beating her in front of their three children - a teenage son, a four-year-old son and the infant daughter. He picked up the child and banged its head multiple times against the floor of the shanty they stayed in.

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