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Flood situation remains grim in parts of UP, Bihar

The flood situation in some parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continues to be grim on Friday with the rivers Ghagra and Rapti flowing in 'High Flood Situation'.

MP: BJP leader, 5 others held for raping minor girl

Delhi rape protest
Six persons including a local BJP leader were arrested here in connection with alleged trafficking and rape of a minor girl from Assam, police said on Friday. The accused were caught on Thursday evening during a routine checking on Ujjain road.

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Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

hot tea
A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday at Guhalipal village, about 110 km from Bhubaneswar.

UPSC exam: Visually impaired candidates to get extra time

Visually impaired candidates appearing for civil services preliminary examination will get 40 minutes extra time per paper, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Tuesday.

Arvind Subramanian poised to become Indian govt adviser

US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.

Govt raises sugar import duty to 25% from 15%

Sugarcane vendor
India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, raised import duty on the sweetener to 25% from 15%, a finance ministry source said on Friday, in an attempt to support local mills struggling to make cane payments.

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila arrested for attempted suicide

Irom Sharmila

Anti-Afspa activist Irom Sharmila was re-arrested in Imphal on Friday on charges of attempt to commit suicide. She was released from judicial custody following a court order on Wednesday evening

Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs

Shiv Sena MP tries to put food in the mouth of a Muslim employee during Ramzan. (Video grab)
The Delhi HC on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha speaker and chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the new Maharashtra Sadan.

SC notice to centre, poll panel over Congress plea

A battle lost for apartment owners?
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi high court direction to investigate the Congress party's foreign funding.

Why no Leader of Opposition, SC asks Modi govt

A battle lost for apartment owners?
The apex court remarked that the LoP is a very important component under the Lokpal law and needed an objective consideration. The LoP is a selection committee member in the appointment of Lokpal.

Suspected glitch forces AI flight to land in Jaipur

A man
An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 103 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear.

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Friday morning, a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.
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