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Congress-Sena divide widens over Savarkar

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 17:46
Differences between Maharashtra allies Congress and Shiv Sena have sharpened over the past few weeks with a constant exchange of barbs between Sena MP Sanjay Raut and senior Congress functionaries over conferring the Bharat Ratna on right-wing ideologue Vinayak Savarkar, popularly known as 'Veer' Savarkar.
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Gujarat: Woman teacher elopes with Class 7 boy

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 17:42
Cops in Gandhinagar fell in a catch-22 situation when a state government employee approached them with a complaint that the 26-year-old woman class teacher of his 14-year-old son had gone missing taking his son in tow.
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Kerala mosque turns venue for Hindu wedding

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 17:04
The over 100-year-old Cheravally Jamaat Masjid in Kayamkulam on Sunday hosted a Hindu wedding on its premises, complete with a vegetarian feast – including two payasam - for 4,000 people. People cutting across religions attended the event while the jamaat committee met all its expenses.
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5 crore form 18,034km-long human chain in Bihar

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:46
Over 5.16 crore people participated in the 18,034-km long human chain in the state to create awareness about conservation of water and increasing green cover, prohibition and the adverse impact of social evils like dowry and child marriage, said chief secretary Deepak Kumar.
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South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMos

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:26
India now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’ against hostile aircraft carriers or other high-value targets by day and night in all-weather conditions in the region.
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'Pak, Af & B’desh's Muslims too got citizenship'

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:10
Pointing out that states cannot refuse to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as “that is against law and the Constitution”, Union finance minister said here on Sunday that as many as 2,838 Pakistanis, 914 Afghans and 172 Bangladeshis had been given citizenship in the past six years.
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India tests Nuclear-missile from undersea pad

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:00
India tested its nuclear-capable K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), designed to have a strike range of 3,500 km, from an undersea platform in the shape of a submersible pontoon off the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
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Delhi CM's 'guarantee card' vows clean air

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:35
Ahead of his party’s manifesto, CM Arvind Kejriwal released a “Kejriwal ki 10 guarantee” card on Sunday, promising to continue the current free public services while vowing to make bus rides free for students, deploy mohalla marshals for women’s security, give 24-hour supply of clean piped water to every household and reduce pollution to one-third if elected for another five years.
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Follow news you can trust, not false forwards

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:21
Have you ever forwarded a message on social media that you found amazing, only to later discover it was false? If you can honestly answer that with a “no”, you are part of a minuscule minority. In an age in which ‘information’ is anything but scarce, a lot of it is also unfortunately false.
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All Cong states may pass resolutions against CAA

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:08
Signalling a step up in the political battle over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and to erase confusion over the comments of senior functionaries that not implementing the law might be "unconstitutional", Congress on Sunday said all states where it is in office should follow the example of the government in Punjab in passing anti-CAA resolution in their respective assemblies.
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Govt moves to limit duty-free to 1 bottle

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 14:42
The commerce and industry ministry has proposed to reduce the number of alcohol bottles and cigarette packets that a passenger can buy at duty-free outlets when returning from an overseas trip, while also seeking a cut in the value of goods and gifts that one can get in without paying duty, which is currently fixed at Rs 50,000.
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Impossible to prove religious persecution: Himanta

Rediff News - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:32
The Assam finance minister said that it is not possible for the person to go back to his country of origin and collect a copy of police report to show that he was subjected to religious persecution.
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More satisfying as Smith, Warner are there: Virat Kohli on series win

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:02
India captain Virat Kohli was "very satisfied" with his team's come-from-behind series win against a formidable Australian side that had Steve Smith, David Warner and rising star Marnus Labuschagne in its ranks. India had lost the last home ODI series 2-3 after leading 2-0 but at that time both Smith and Warner were serving their ball tampering ban.
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Kashmiri Pandits observe 'holocaust day'

Rediff News - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:48
The protest was organised by All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC), whose delegation led by its president Ravinder Raina later submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor G C Murmu, highlighting various demands with special thrust for return and rehabilitation in their homeland.
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Bandh observed in Shirdi over Saibaba birthplace row

Rediff News - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:24
There was no report of devotees facing any inconvenience even as shops and eateries downed their shutters and vehicles remained off roads.
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India beat SL by 90 runs in U-19 World Cup opener

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:09
Captain Priyam Garg (56), opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59) and wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel (52 not out) struck half centuries as defending champions India beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs in the opening encounter of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Sunday.
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3rd ODI: Rohit, Kohli guide India to series win over Australia

The Times of India - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 11:07
Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored with 119 as India beat Australia by 7 wickets in the 3rd ODI to clinch the series 2-1 in Bangalore. Rohit put on a key 137-run 2nd-wicket stand with Virat Kohli, who made 89, as India chased down their target of 287 in 47.3 overs. Shreyas Iyer was unbeaten on 44. Mohammed Shami claimed 4 wickets to lead the bowling charge with the hosts restricting visitors to 286/9.
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RSS doesn't want to be another power centre: Bhagwat

Rediff News - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 10:46
The RSS chief said that 'the Sangh does not have any remote control and it does not want that anyone should function according to it'.
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