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'None like Sushil Modi in giving character certificate'

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:46
Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi bringing to fore the widening differences between the two leaders.
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Shaadi karogi? What Indians are asking Alexa

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:31
Over 10 million interactions a week... Indians certainly have a lot to say to Alexa
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6 Shaurya Chakras awarded; 19 top officers get PVSM

Rediff News - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:23
A total of 151 Sena Medals, eight Yudh Seva Medals too have been announced on the occasion of Republic Day.
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Aligarh police books JNU student for sedition

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:05
Aligarh police have booked JNU student Sharjeel Imam under sedition charges for the alleged anti-national statement he made while addressing students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who were protesting against CAA in the campus on January 16. AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai said that the university administration was not aware of Imam’s speech.
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Fake alert: Old video makes false claims on CAA

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:00
An old video that shows a man paying women is being shared with a false claim that it shows anti-CAA protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh take money to agitate against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
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'Nobody can leave': Wuhan residents stock up as virus toll rises to 41

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:57
Authorities have prevented anyone from leaving Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the heart of the viral outbreak which has so far infected nearly 1,300 people and killed 41 others. The barricade, at one of the tolls for highways exiting the city, was blocked with red and yellow plastic barriers and cones. "Nobody can leave," a policeman told AFP.
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ICICI Bank Q3 net profit rises 158% to Rs 4,146cr

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:44
Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Saturday reported a 158 per cent jump in its standalone net profit at Rs 4,146.46 crore for the third quarter ended December 2019. It had registered a net profit of Rs 1,604.91 crore in the October-December period a year ago, ICICI Bank said in a BSE filing.
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Coronavirus: '7 more people under observation'

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:31
While no positive case for novel coronavirus has been detected in India, seven more people who returned from China have been kept under observation. Samples of these seven passengers have been sent to the ICMR-NIV Pune Lab. Multidisciplinary central teams will be sent to the seven states where thermal screening is being done at the seven designated airports.
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Nirbhaya convict challenges rejection of mercy plea

Rediff News - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:13
The petition has been filed by convict Mukesh Kumar whose mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17.
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Assam to book Shaheen Bagh protest organiser

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:09
The Assam govt has decided to register a case against the main organiser of the Shaheen Bagh protests in Delhi for his "seditious" comment "aimed" at disrupting law and order in the state, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday. He said that Sherjil Islam was heard saying in an audio clip that Assam should be cut-off from India and taught a lesson.
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48-hr ban on BJP's Kapil Mishra for communal tweet

Rediff News - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:05
While Twitter had taken down one of his controversial tweets on Friday following directions of the EC, a first information report was lodged against him under Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act dealing with creating enmity among classes.
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'If India skip Asia Cup, Pak won't play T20 WC'

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:58
Last week, it emerged that BCCI hasn't budged on its decision of not playing cricket on Pakistani soil, thus resulting in Pakistan losing hosting rights for the Asia Cup. But the PCB chief executive Wasim Khan has said that "it is not the prerogative of the PCB or the ICC to change the host as it was the decision of the Asian Cricket Council."
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Sourav Ganguly opens up on Rahul-Pant debate

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:37
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has lauded KL Rahul's work in the limited-overs format and wished the Karnataka batsman will continue the current form even in the longest format of the game.
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Nepal offers to mediate between India and Pakistan

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:33
Nepal on Saturday became the first South Asian nation to offer to "mediate" between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and cross-border terrorism with a Nepal government source underlining the importance of dialogue between the two arch-rivals to resolve their differences that could also lead to the revival of the SAARC.
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Kapil Mishra faces 48-hour campaigning ban

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:31
The Election Commission on Saturday imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban on BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra following his controversial tweets, officials said. The ban order would come into force from 5 pm on Saturday. Twitter took down one of his controversial tweets on Friday following EC's directions and an FIR was lodged against him.
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Nirbhaya convict: Mukesh Kumar moves SC, seeks judicial review of rejection of mercy petition by President

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:21
One of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder and gang rape case on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking judicial review of the rejection of mercy petition by the President. The petition has been filed by convict Mukesh Kumar whose mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17.
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Govt scared: Pawar on transfer of Koregaon probe

The Times of India - Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:16
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday alleged that the Centre transferred the probe into the Koregaon Bhima violence case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for fear of getting exposed.
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