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Parrikar's letter to Mamata rubbish: TMC
New Delhi [India], Dec. 9, : Responding to a letter written by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding the his expression of pain about painting the army in poor light recently, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy urged the Centre not to politicise the issue. Read Full Story

Bengal law student shot dead
Kolkata, Dec 9 : A college girl was shot dead in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said on Friday. Read Full Story

Four killed in Bengal accident
Kolkata, Dec 9 : Four persons were killed and another severely injured in a road accident in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday morning, police said. Read Full Story

13 teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : In a tragic accident due to dense fog, thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab on Friday morning, police said. Read Full Story

Understanding Ukraine through its complex history and demography (Book Review)
Title: In Wartime - Stories from Ukraine; Author: Tim Judah; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 259; Price: Rs 599 Read Full Story

Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : At least six teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab due to dense fog on Friday morning, police said. Read Full Story

Thrills, bad habits and mystery (Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Dec 9 : Flick through a thrilling tale of a former police inspector, know how to work on your own bad habits, read the intriguing tale of a girl who reappears 20 years post her sudden disappearance and wade through the story of a man dealing with the repercussions of his ego and his carefree demeanour. Read Full Story

Six teachers killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, Dec 9 : Six teachers were killed in a road accident near Fazilka in Punjab due to fog on Friday, Officials said. Read Full Story

Blood protein paves way for potential Alzheimer's drug design
Kolkata, Dec 9 : Opening up new horizons in designing drugs for Alzheimer's disease, Indian researchers have discovered that fibrinogen, a protein that is essential to stop bleeding by helping form blood clot, may arrest the damage caused to nerve cells in the devastating neuro-degenerative disorder. Read Full Story

Clear Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 9 : It was a clear Friday morning with minimum temperature recorded at 7.7 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, weather officials said. Read Full Story

Gangster accused in murder of former Delhi legislator held
New Delhi, Dec 8 : A gangster who was involved in murder case of former Delhi legislator Bharat Singh as well as around two dozen cases of extortion, murder, and other serious crimes has been arrested, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

BJP blasts Congress, other parties over demonetisation
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other parties opposed to demonetisation for disrupting Parliament and misleading people of the country. Read Full Story

Maoist violence has come down in Odisha: CM
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the overall law and order situation in the state has remained by and large peaceful while the Maoist violence has come down. Read Full Story

FBI team in Kolkata to grill IS suspect
Kolkata, Dec 8 : A team of US' Federal Bureau of Investigation sleuths is in the city to quiz suspected IS and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative Mohammad Masiuddin alias Musa, who was arrested by the West Bengal CID in July. Read Full Story

Man held for killing his live-in partner
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Delhi Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for killing his live-in partner and dumping her mutilated body in two airbags in separate drains to conceal his crime, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Delhi hikes salaries of guest teachers
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Delhi government on Thursday substantially hiked the salaries of guest teachers in government schools, a move that is expected to benefit around 17,000 teachers. Read Full Story

Bengal will lose Rs 7,000 cr in taxes due to demonetisation: Amit Mitra
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Highlighting the devastating impact of demonetisation on the economy of Indian states, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Thursday that the state stands to lose Rs 7,000 crore in taxes owing to the contraction in economic activity resulting from the scrapping of high-value currency. Read Full Story

Odisha asks discoms to bring down AT and C loss
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : The Odisha government on Thursday asked the power distribution utilities (discoms) to bring down the aggregate technical and commercial (AT and amp;C) losses to 30 per cent by March next year. Read Full Story

Mumbai airport, rail terminus names to be modified
Nagpur, Dec 8 : Bowing to demands from various quarters, the Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to modify the names of two iconic locations -- the airport and the main rail terminus in Mumbai, officials said here. Read Full Story

Look into grievances of anti-Sikh riots victims: HC
Ghaziabad, Dec 8 : The Allahabad High Court has directed the Ghaziabad District Magistrate to examine the grievances of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and settle the same accordingly, a PIL petitioner said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Unable to get money for admission, girl commits suicide
Ranchi, Dec 8 : A girl student in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur district committed suicide on Thursday as she failed to get money from the bank to deposit for college admission, police said. Read Full Story

Assam cop nabbed for shooting at two civilians
Guwahati, Dec 8 : The Assam Police arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) for allegedly shooting at two civilians and injuring them, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Ghaziabad takes steps to give poor relief from winter chill
Ghaziabad, Dec 8 : In view of the sudden fall in mercury over the past two days, the Ghaziabad administration has made elaborate arrangements to provide relief to the poor and homeless persons. Read Full Story

Metro services on Blue Line affected briefly
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Metro services on Blue Line, connecting Delhi's Dwarka to Vaishali and Noida areas of Uttar Pradesh, were briefly affected on Thursday after smoke was noticed coming out of a carriage and its passengers evacuated, said officials. Read Full Story

Austerity observed at Gadkari's daughter's wedding: BJP leader
Panaji, Dec 8 : The BJP on Thursday said a "great deal of austerity" was observed at the wedding of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's daughter at Nagpur in Maharashtra on Sunday. Read Full Story

Benny Dayal turns stylist for 'The Voice Season 2'
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Singer Benny Dayal, who will next be seen as a coach on the upcoming second season of singing reality show "The Voice India", has himself styled his look for the show. He will appear in an unconventional avatar which denotes hip-hop mixed with high street fashion. Read Full Story

Senior BJP leader in Manipur escapes assassination bid
Imphal, Dec 8 : BJP election strategist Thounaojam Chaoba and his family members escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday night when a China-made hand grenade was recovered from the gate of his house, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Problems are increasing day by day, says Uddhav
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said the problems of people had increased a month after the demonetisation decision and peoples' voice was not being heard. Read Full Story

AAP accuses Centre of partnering with blacklisted currency paper supplier
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday accused the Centre of compromising with national security by partnering with a currency paper supplier who was earlier blacklisted for working with a fake currency nexus. Read Full Story

Fringe group creates ruckus at Jaipur Art Summit
Jaipur, Dec 8 : A group of miscreants created a ruckus on Thursday at the Jaipur Art Summit (JAS 2016) over the display of paintings that allegedly depicted women indecently. Read Full Story

Assam mulls thermal sensors along rail tracks to reduce elephant deaths
Guwahati, Dec 8 : Expressing concern over the death of elephants in the state due to conflict with humans as well as train collisions, Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that the government is contemplating to use thermal sensors along the railway tracks to detect the movement of elephants particularly during night. Read Full Story

Jamaat protests demonetisation
Kolkata, Dec 8 : Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Thursday termed as "hasty" the demonetisation move of the Narendra Modi-led central government and said it would hold demonstrations demanding solution from the present "economic mess". Read Full Story

Woman dies after being pushed by bank guard, family blocks road
Ludhiana, Dec 8 : Angry relatives of a woman blocked a busy road in Punjab's industrial city of Ludhiana on Thursday after she died after being pushed by a bank security guard. Read Full Story

President's rap for government, not opposition: Azad
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said it is the government, more than the opposition, which should pay heed to President Pranab Mukherjee's criticism of the continued logjam in Parliament. Read Full Story

Five tips to create cosy living room
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Give the living room of your house a winter shield and makeover this winter season, says an expert. Read Full Story

Metro services on Blue Line affected
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Metro services on Blue Line, connecting Delhi's Dwarka to Vaishali and Noida areas of Uttar Pradesh, were affected on Thursday after smoke was noticed coming out of a train, said officials. Read Full Story

Five new designers selected for LFW's Gen Next programme
Mumbai, Dec 8 : As many as five new designers have been chosen to showcase their collections at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2017 in its Gen Next Designer Programme. Read Full Story

Special kids learn coding and computer science
New Delhi, Dec 8 : A group of special children here on Thursday was given lessons in coding and computer science in a programme organised by Microsoft in collaboration with NGO Tamana to promote inclusive IT-based opportunities. Read Full Story

Tension as Sarbat Khalsa foiled in Punjab town; leaders detained
Talwandi Sabo (Punjab), Dec 8 : Tension prevailed on Thursday in and around Talwandi Sabo town in Bathinda district after authorities foiled an attempt by Sikh hardliners to hold a 'Sarbat Khalsa' (Sikh congregation) here. Read Full Story

SYL issue dumped forever, says Punjab CM
Moga (Punjab), Dec 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the denotification of land acquired for Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and its handover to original owners and their legal heirs had put the issue forever under wraps. Read Full Story

Arpit Ranka's son surprises his father on set
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Actor Arpit Ranka got a surprise visit from his one and a half month old son, Arnidh, on the set of the popular TV show "Chandra-Nandni". Read Full Story

Delhi L-G's objection on vaccum cleaners baseless: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday dubbed as "baseless" the objection raised by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's Office to the purchase of vaccum cleaners to clean the national capital's roads. Read Full Story

Be your own make-up artist on friend's D-Day
New Delhi, Dec 8 : If you don't wish to spend extra money hiring a beautician to look your best on your friend's wedding day, you can do your own make-up and still look flawless, says an expert. Read Full Story

Cyclonic storm Vardah likely to spare Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : The cyclonic storm formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to have least impact on Odisha as it is likely to move towards the Andhra Pradesh coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Books to read in upcoming year
New Delhi, Dec 8 : Here is all the reason for bookworms to look ahead for the upcoming year as some of the most renowned authors are ready with their latest books. Read Full Story

Gunmen loot Rs 10 lakh from Kashmir bank
Srinagar, Dec 8 : Gunmen on Thursday looted Rs 10 lakh from a bank in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, the state police said. Read Full Story

Three Lashkar militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Dec 8 : Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Thursday after a six-hour gunfight with security forces in Kashmir, triggering widespread protests across the south of the valley. Read Full Story

Triple Talaq is cruelty against Muslim women, rules court
Allahabad, Dec 8 : In a landmark ruling, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday termed Triple Talaq as "cruelty against Muslim women" and said no "Personal Law Board" was above the Constitution. Read Full Story

Anoushka Shankar urges Maharashtra government to help horses
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Five-time Grammy-nominated sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar has sent a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urging him to put an end to cruelty to horses. Read Full Story

Month after demonetisation: Noida woman faints in queue for cash
Noida, Dec 8 : A woman, in a long queue outside a bank near a Metro station here, fainted after suffering an epileptic seizure on Thursday morning. Across the country millions continued to experience hardships due to cashlessness, a month after the government announced demonetisation of high value currency notes. Read Full Story

Amrita Puri's personal connection with her reel avatar
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Actress Amrita Puri, who plays the wife of a prisoner of war in the TV show "P.O.W - Bandi Yuddh Ke", has a personal connection with her character as one of her family members has gone through similar circumstances. Read Full Story

Bihar to challenge bail to board topper scam mastermind
Patna, Dec 8 : The Bihar government on Thursday decided to challenge the bail granted to Usha Sinha, one of the masterminds behind the Bihar education board exam topper scam. Read Full Story

BJP ally in Goa flays demonetisation
Panaji, Dec 8 : The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a BJP ally in Goa, on Thursday said the demonetisation scheme had caused hardship to people because of the cash crunch. Read Full Story

Minor burnt after fending off gang rape in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 8 : A minor girl was burnt and thrown into a well after she fended off an attempted gang rape in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharsawa district on Thursday, police said. Read Full Story

One month of demonetisation is death anniversary of high-value notes: TMC
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) cornered the government for running away from debate and voting on the demonetisation decision, adding today is the death anniversary of high-value currency notes as several people have lost their lives post this move. Read Full Story

Dense fog blankets Delhi, trains, flights affected
New Delhi [India], Dec. 8 (ANI): Dense fog engulfed the national capital on Thursday morning leading to biting cold and poor visibility. Read Full Story

Triple Talaq unconstitutional, rules court
Allahabad, Dec 8 : The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that Triple Talaq was unconstitutional. Read Full Story

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over demonetisation
New Delhi, Dec 8 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on the issue of demonetisation on Thursday, soon after it met for the day. Read Full Story

15 injured in vehicle pile-up on NH-1 in Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 8 : At least 15 people were injured on Thursday following a pile-up of vehicles due to dense fog on the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) near Kurukshetra in Haryana, 65 km from here, police said. Read Full Story

A world tour of words for unique feelings and sights (Book Review)
Title: Lost in Translation; Author: Elle Frances Sanders; Publisher: Square Peg/Random House India; Pages: 112; Price: Rs 450 Read Full Story

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