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120 dead in Italy earthquake: PM Renzi
Rome, Aug 25 : A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through the mountains in central Italy on Wednesday, claiming at least 120 lives as it flattened several villages and towns, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.

Kabul: One dead, 14 hurt in attack on American University
Kabul, Aug 25 : At least one person was killed and 14 others injured on Wednesday in a gun and bomb attack at American University in Kabul, Fox news reported.

Renault is planning to conquer its competitors with it's the new ...
Chennai, Aug 25: Renault is planning to strike the market again with its upcoming new model the Renault Megan Sedan which will go to replace the Fluence in India. The car was recently spotted testing sans camouflage.

India, US sign MoU for cooperation in traditional medicine
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) inked an MoU on Wednesday for co-operation in traditional medicine, said an official statement.

Uttarkhand BJP leaders accuse Rawat government of corruption
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Accusing Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat of indulging in rampant corruption, the BJP on Wednesday alleged that a "Harda Tax" has been imposed in the state to recover the money allegedly spent on winning over legislators during the recent political crisis.

Uma convenes meeting of Chhattisgarh, Odisha CM over Mahanadi water ...
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday that she has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to sort out Mahanadi water dispute at the earliest.

JNU rape case: Accused surrenders to police
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Jawaharlal Nehru University student Anmol Ratan, who allegedly raped a 28-year-old Ph.D student, surrendered before police on Wednesday, police said.

Mortaza urges England players to tour Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 24 : Amid growing security concerns in Bangladesh, limited-overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza has urged the England players not to skip the forthcoming series, insisting that a deeper bond can be developed if the October tour goes ahead.

Will work in close cooperation and full transparency with India: ...
Bengaluru, Aug. 25 : Asserting that authorities in Paris are taking the Scorpene submarine data leaks very seriously, French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said here on Wednesday that France will work on very close cooperation and full transparency with Indian authorities to get to the bottom of the ...

American University under attack in Kabul
Kabul, Aug. 24 : The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul city came under attack on Wednesday evening with security forces exchanging gunfire with the attackers.

Indian Coast Guard repatriates rescued Bangladesh fishermen
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Altogether 62 Bangladeshi fishermen, who had been rescued from the Bay of Bengal last week, were handed over to Bangladesh Coast Guard on Wednesday along with two of their fishing boats, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Mamata warns GJM against violence
Darjeeling, Aug 24 : Issuing a stern warning to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),A West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said a few people with "vested interests" were trying to create unrest in the hills, and asserted the law will take its own course if there was "violence".

Sushma hits out at celebrities for treating surrogacy as 'fashion'
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday slammed some "celebrities" who, she said, have made surrogacy "a fashion" and "shauq" (hobby).

AAP challenges Goa CM for public debate
Panaji, Aug 24 : The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Wednesday challenged Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar or his party nominees to an open debate on the state's issues.

Farmers approach 22 CMs for GM crops, 'right to technology'
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Demanding the right to technology, the Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Association (RKPA) has written to the Chief Ministers of 22 states to pressurise the Centre to clear the introduction of GM mustard.

BJP appoints Laxman Gilua as new Jharkhand party chief
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday appointed its Member of Parliament Laxman Gilua as the new Jharkhand unit chief after accepting the resignation of Tala Marandi from the post.

Modi, Sonia condole ex-Governor A.R. Kidwai's death
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of former parliamentarian and Governor A.R. Kidwai.

Rahul speaks from courage of his conviction: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Congress on Wednesday said party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi speaks from the courage of his conviction and reiterated his submission before the Supreme Court that assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was a result of "destructive philosophy" of the persons associated with the ...

Centre sets up control room to monitor dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Health Ministry has set up a control room to monitor the rising number of dengue and chikungunya cases in Delhi.

Modi to address BJP Rajya Sabha members on August 31
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The BJP has convened a meeting of its Rajya Sabha members on August 31 which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party sources said on Wednesday.

Painter Dhirendra Nath Brahma passes away
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Celebrated artist Dhirendra Nath Brahma, a legend of the Bengal school of painting, died at a state-run hospital here on Wednesday following old-age complications, an associate said. He was 90.

State machinery can't to be used to curb criticism, SC tells TN
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 24 : Stressing state machinery could not be used against critics, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that criticism of public policy could not be a ground for a defamation suit as it issued fresh notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on a plea alleging abuse ...

No stay order from Delhi High Court on ITC suit: Britannia
New Delhi/Kolkata, Aug 24 : Britannia Industries Ltd on Wednesday said the Delhi High Court did not issue any stay order, as of now, on ITC Ltd's suit, alleging that they had copied the colour combination of ITC's digestive biscuit packs for its recently launched product.

Hajj stoning ritual to be shortened: Saudi officials
Riyadh, Aug 24 : In the wake of last year's Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said.

Gadkari appointed BJP's Goa poll in-charge
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday appointed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as election in-charge of poll-bound Goa.

SBI to raise Rs 11,100 crore capital
Mumbai, Aug 24 : Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said it was authorised by capital raising committee to raise Rs 11,100 crore through Basel III compliant debt instruments on a private placement basis.

Want to further quiz HP CM's wife, ED tells court
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Pratibha Singh, wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, needed to be further questioned in the ongoing probe in a money laundering case.

Myanmar President to visit India this month
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw will visit India from August 27 to 30 at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee, it was announced on Wednesday.

N. Ireland names football squad for World Cup qualifier
Belfast, Aug 24 : Northern Ireland on Wednesday announced a 23-member football squad for the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic in Prague on September 4.

Delhi assembly ratifies GST bill
New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Delhi assembly on Wednesday ratified the Goods and Services Tax bill with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stating that it was the biggest tax reform in India.

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