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Third warmest November in India since 1901

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:10
India witnessed its second warmest November in 1979, when mean temperatures were 0.86 degrees higher than normal. “When only the average minimum temperature is considered, November this year was the second-warmest since 1901,” said Arvind Kumar Srivastava, head of IMD Pune’s Climate Research Division.
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WhatsApp ‘exits’ accounts of J&K users

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:55
As per WhatsApp’s global policy, accounts that remain unused for 120 days are automatically deactivated. As J&K completed exactly 120 days of internet blackout on Wednesday, residents woke up to find themselves checked out of their accounts and groups. A WhatsApp spokesperson told TOI this was not a J&K-specific feature, but a policy for all inactive accounts.
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Justice Mishra offers ‘dandavat’ apology

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:48
The stage was set at 10.30 am by senior advocate Kapil Sibal in the backdrop of the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association passing a resolution on Wednesday, stopping short of criticising Justice Mishra’s threat to initiate contempt proceedings against senior advocate Gopal Shankaranarayanan.
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Set ablaze, rape victim runs for help in ball of fire

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:10
A 23-year-old gang-rape survivor was stabbed multiple times, doused in petrol and set ablaze by five men, including two of her alleged rapists, in her village in UP's Unnao district early Thursday morning while she was on her way to meet her lawyer. The girl ran through the morning mist in a ball of fire, screaming for help before an eyewitness called up the police.
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States can’t have lower fines than in MV Act: AG

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:41
The road transport and highways ministry in September had sought legal opinion through the law ministry soon after some of the state governments including Gujarat had reduced the fines for compoundable offences below the minimum penalties, which has been specified in the Motor Vehicle Act. The amended law came into effect from September 1.
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Onions touch Rs 165/kg, Centre banks on imports

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:07
The govt expects to get at least 35,000 tonnes of imported onion from next week onwards to increase availability as mandis across the country wait to get enough supply of domestic onion. Union consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan tweeted that Centre is importing 6,090 tonnes of onions from Egypt and another 11,000 tonnes from Turkey. These will land in India between December 15 and January 15.
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US House to move ahead with Trump's impeachment: Speaker Pelosi

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:39
Trump and the White House has described this as an impeachment hoax. White House asserted that the president has done no wrong.
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Citizenship Bill to be introduced in LS on Monday

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:39
Its passage in the Lok Sabha is all but certain due to the massive majority the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies have, and the Union government is confident of its passage in the Rajya Sabha as well with the support of several non-aligned regional parties which have often joined the treasury benches in the past.
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MPs decide to forgo food subsidy at Parliament canteen

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:39
The decision was taken after a suggestion from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
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'Contempt threat' to lawyer: SC judge apologises

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:39
The issue cropped up as Justice Mishra, who is heading a five-judge Constitution bench hearing land acquisition matters, had warned senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan on Tuesday of contempt while he was advancing his arguments in the matter.
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Pelosi asks Dems to proceed with impeachment

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:07
Warning that Trump’s "wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our constitution" US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the President "leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit." Allowing him to continue in office would imperil the republic, she argued, because he had violated his oath of office by pressing a foreign power for help in the 2020 election.
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66.59% voter turnout in Karnataka bypolls

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:05
The crucial byelection to 15 Karnataka assembly constituencies that would have a bearing on the stability of Yediyurappa-led government saw an estimated 66.49% voter turnout on Thursday & was by and large peaceful. According to the figures available, the highest turnout of 90.44% was recorded in Hosakote while the lowest of 43.25% at K R Pura.
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Deepika to star in a desi superhero film?

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:44
Nick calls Priyanka his inspiration, Kartik performs boyfriend duties, Alia finds Vijay Devarakonda glamorous, Deepika to star in a desi superhero film?
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How Purvideen Khera got its road

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:38
Who'd have imagined that a bunch of poor, illiterate women in a slum would be able to achieve this?
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Avocado vs mineral water: FM Sitharaman slams Chidambaram

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:03
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday cited her government's efforts to control onion prices as also its schemes such as free cooking gas to poor women and financial inclusion programme of Jan Dhan Yojana to counter opposition's 'elitist' barbs at her over her remark of not coming from onion-consuming family.
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Tight security in Ayodhya ahead of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Rediff News - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:35
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has too decided against observing the 27th anniversary of the demolition as "Shaurya Diwas".
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Trump's impeachment to go ahead: Pelosi

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:20
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. "The facts are uncontested. Trump abused his power for his personal political benefit at the expense of national security," she said.
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More review petitions in Ayodhya case: AIMPLB

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:10
Six more litigants are set to file review petitions against the SC verdict in Ayodhya case, an AIMPLB office-bearer said on Thursday. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has already filed a review petition. Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal heir of original litigant M Siddiq, filed the plea, saying the judgment suffers from "errors apparent on record and warrants a review".
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'Imaginary world falling apart': Rahul attacks PM

The Times of India - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 08:57
In a scathing attack on BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the country was in "trouble" as the "imaginary world" the Prime Minister had created was falling apart. Rahul Gandhi did not spare home minister Amit Shah and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman either and took potshots at them during the hectic tour of his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
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