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Cop shot dead by militants in Tral in J&K.

Militants shot dead a special police officer in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.The ultras fired at SPO Haleem Gujjar at his residence in Gutroo village of Tral area, 36 kms from here, killing him on the spot, a police official said.The militants escaped from the scene after carrying ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ram Rajya means no poverty or discrimination, says Adityanath in Ayodhya.

Seeking to deflect opposition criticism, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that no politics should be seen behind his governments efforts to develop this temple town which gave the idea of Ram Rajya - where there is no poverty or discrimination.Speaking at the glittering Deepotsav organised on the bank ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'BCCI neither approved nor rejected playing with Pakistan'.

The Indian Cricket Board has neither approved nor rejected playing 19 matches with Pakistan in the new bilateral series plan floated at the recent International Cricket Council meeting in Auckland, said PCB chief Najam Sethi.Pakistan and India are slated to play 19 matches in the new Future Tours Program schedule, which ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Union ministers tried to vitiate harmony in the state: Kerala CM.

Hitting back at the BJP over the issue of political violence in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that some Union ministers and chief ministers who joined its padayatra had tried to vitiate the harmony in the state with their provocative statements.Reacting sharply to BJP leaders remarks that the Left party ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Central forces can't substitute state police: MHA to states.

Amid a tussle with the West Bengal government over the deployment of forces in Darjeeling, the Union Home Ministry has told state governments that paramilitary forces cannot substitute state police and should be deployed only in emergencies.In a communication to all states, the ministry also asked all state governments to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Army chief reviews security situation in Kashmir.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat today reviewed the security situation in Kashmir valley.General Rawat was received by Lt Gen D Anbu, Northern Army Commander, and Lt Gen J S Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander, a defence spokesman said."The Army chief addressed all officers in Badami Bagh Cantt. and complimented them for providing ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

US is India's reliable partner, says Tillerson ahead of visit.

The US is Indias "reliable partner" at the world stage in this period of uncertainty and angst, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today, sending a strong signal to side with India amidst Chinas "provocative actions" in the region.In a major India-policy speech, the first by the Trump administration, Tillerson, who is ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trump celebrates Diwali, lights diya at White House.

, October 18 : United States President Donald Trump celebrated the Hindu festival of lights- Diwali at the White House with Indian Americans on Tuesday.Trump lit the ceremonial lamp on the occasion and wished everyone happy Diwali.Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers ...

- Sify - IN

Bofors scam: Smriti Irani holds press conference in Delhi, demands Congress' response to Michael Hershman's allegations.

CBI announced that it would look into the Bofors scam mentioned by Michael Hershman, who had alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi-led government had sabotaged his investigation The post Bofors scam: Smriti Irani holds press conference in Delhi, demands Congress' response to Michael Hershman's allegations appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

Denmark Open Superseries: Viktor Axelsen's coach urges Kidambi Srikanth to improve consistency.

Current world champion Viktor Axelsen's coach Kenneth Jonassen rated Kidambi Srikanth as one of the toughest players to beat but at the same time urged the Indian to be more consistent. The post Denmark Open Superseries: Viktor Axelsen's coach urges Kidambi Srikanth to improve consistency appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Nawaz Sharif will return very soon: Ayaz Sadiq.

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return to the country soon."Nawaz Sharif will return to the country very soon, as soon as Begum's health stabilises a bit," said Sadiq. When asked regarding the recent meeting between Maryam Nawaz, Chief ...

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25 Indian fishermen arrested for violating maritime boundary

KARACHI: Pakistan has arrested at least 25 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing illegally in its waters, officials said on Wednesday.The Maritime Security Agency made the arrests during the last four days, impounding four wooden boats, a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Jobs in US, UK no longer lure Indians: Indeed survey

Mumbai, Oct 18 There has been a sharp decline among Indians seeking jobs in two top destinations -- the United Kingdom by 42 per cent and US by 38 per cent - attributed mainly to the political situations there, a new survey by top global jobs portal Indeed has revealed. Similarly, there has been a fall in the number of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts

Tokyo, Oct 18 Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause in contracts. Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra ...

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Khalistan merely a Pak sponsored slogan, not a movement, says expert

Pakistan establishment and its agency ISI have been persistent in designing diabolic plots against the sovereignty of India. Recently, Indian intelligence agencies had nabbed a module, and upon interrogation, it revealed that it had links with top officials of Pakistan's security establishment and were operating on their ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rahman took around 1,000 auditions for '99 Songs'

Mumbai, Oct 18 Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman, who has written and co-produced "99 Songs", says the lead couple of the film were chosen from around 1,000 auditions and the upcoming movie will have 10 to 12 tracks. On Wednesday, Rahman said on Facebook that the film's production is going on in full swing. "For the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Seven civilians injured in Pakistani shelling on LoC

Jammu, Oct 18 A day after New Delhi said it desired better relations with Islamabad, seven civilians were injured on Wednesday in intense shelling by the Pakistan Army on civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Police said the Pakistanis targeted civilian areas, including 18 villages near the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sell-off in banking stocks drag equity indices lower

Mumbai, Oct 18 A massive sell-off in banking sector stocks over fears of rising non-performing asset levels pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Drones used to find missing 3-yr-old Indian girl in US

Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk.Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bowling long spells in Tests remains my ultimate aim: Kuldeep

He has made rapid strides in limited overs cricket over the past couple of months but for Kuldeep Yadav, the ultimate challenge is to bowl long spells consistently in the Test format. The 22-year-old from Kanpur, alongside another youngster Yuzvendra Chahal, has shouldered the Indian spin attack in back to back ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt's 2018 calendar

The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calendar brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government.The 17th-century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar brought out by the state information department.Also finding a place in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

In a first, PSL 2018 to be broadcast in India

Indian cricket fans wanting to watch the Pakistan Super League will now be able to watch it on their television sets, as DSport, associated with the Discovery channel, has acquired the rights to broadcast the league in India, the channel says on its website. PSL was previously not broadcast in India, and those wanting to ...

- DAWN - PK

8 wounded in 'heaviest incident of shelling' by Indian troops across LoC

Eight people, including women and children, were wounded on Wednesday as Indian troops resorted to 'unprovoked' heavy shelling across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.'Indian troops started shelling at around 6:30 am without any provocation,' Senior Superintendent Police Chaudhry Zulqarnain ...

- DAWN - PK

Indian 'Smart City' Hatches Solutions to Urban Chaos

The planners dreaming up India's first “smart city,” Amaravati, intend to dispatch drones, bury the power grid, mobilize police and tow trucks and link land to a biometric database to prevent the slums, crowding and chaos that have consumed past planned cities in India.

- Wall Street Journal - US

8 civilians injured as Pak troops shell villages along LoC

The firing was still on, the official said, adding that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the provocation.

- Rediff.com - IN

Local training firms decry competition from Indian firms

With the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources trying to make school and college graduates employable, the number of short-term trainings provided by the ministry is expected to have increased over the last few years.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

'Investors won't make much money now'

'It's hard to call whether the Indian markets will go through a time or price correction.'

- Rediff.com - IN

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: BJP releases a list of 68 candidates

Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from Sujanpur

- Zee News - IN

Three decades of Bofors case – A timeline

The Rs 1,437 crore deal between India and the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 155mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered on March 24, 1986. The Swedish Radio on April 16, 1987 had claimed that the company had paid bribes to top Indian politicians and defence personnel.

- Zee News - IN

Mamata born rebel, has an aura impossible to ignore:Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has described Mamata Banerjee as a "born rebel" and recalled how she once stormed out of a meeting, leaving him feeling "humiliated and insulted".Noting that there was an aura about her which was "difficult to explain but impossible to ignore", Mukherjee said in his new book The Coalition ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Malacca MIC confident of securing 80pct of Indian votes

He says Indians make up six percent of the state's population.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Donald Trump, daughter Ivanka light diya, say proud to celebrate Diwali in White House

US President Donald Trump has hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to science, medicine, business and education in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House.

- Zee News - IN

Drones being used to search missing 3-year-old Indian girl in US

Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk.

- Zee News - IN

Kashmir fears more violence as number of local youths joining militancy rises

According to security officials, though they have been trying to contact the families of the militants to persuade them to surrender, the move has not achieved any major success. The post Kashmir fears more violence as number of local youths joining militancy rises appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival: Vaishali Sinha talks about her film on 'sexpert' Dr Mahinder Watsa

Vaishali Sinha, the director of Ask The Sexpert, credits Dr Mahinder Watsa's popularity and effectiveness to the fact that he listens without prejudice The post Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival: Vaishali Sinha talks about her film on 'sexpert' Dr Mahinder Watsa appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

LIVE badminton score Denmark Open Superseries Premier 2017, Day 2: Action-packed day for Indians

Catch the live score and updates from Day 2 of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier The post LIVE badminton score Denmark Open Superseries Premier 2017, Day 2: Action-packed day for Indians appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Cool Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 18 It was a cool Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.7 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said. The Met Office has predicted a clear sky. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, he added.

- Yahoo! News - US

Up close and personal: Five decades of friendship with M.F. Husain

Pages: 306 An honest and incisive biography of the iconic painter, penned by Ila Pal, herself a noted artist, this book takes you a step closer to the life and craft of M.F. Husain. On a rainy day in 1955, Pal saw Husain for the first time, standing in the portico of the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai. It was the beginning ...

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Winning Grammy more helpful to young pop culture artists: Guitarist Steve Vai

New Delhi, Oct 18 Globally popular rock guitarist Steve Vai, who has won three Grammy Awards, feels he has "lived a charmed musical career". If you win a Grammy, it's usually nice to have that on your resume... And being on such a huge award show is obviously a great way to get your message and brand across," Vai, who has ...

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Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Washington, Oct 18 US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also present were Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements

New Delhi, Oct 18 Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements. The British Council unveiled Mix the Body, an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Vidhu Vinod wants Kashmiris to watch 'Secret Superstar'

Mumbai, Oct 18 Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who grew up in Srinagar, says young actress Zaira Wasim who is from Kashmir, has done a fabulous job in "Secret Superstar". Present at a special screening of "Secret Superstar" here on Tuesday, Chopra praised the film and Zaira's performance.

- Yahoo! News - US

Delay, hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal's cost of trade: Report

Kathmandu, Oct 18 Landlocked Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, according to a report by the International Trade Centre . Companies involved in export and import said during the ITC survey that the port operations in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Coach Felix says junior team will showcase top-quality hockey in Malaysia

New Delhi, Oct 18 India junior hockey team coach Jude Felix has said his wards will showcase "top-quality hockey" at the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup which begins on October 22 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The Indian team, captained by Vivek Sagar Prasad with Pratap Lakra his deputy, will go into the tournament aiming to gain ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Punjab govt says crucial to keep JuD chief detained

LAHORE: An official of the Punjab home department told a provincial review board comprising judges of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday that keeping Jamaatud Dawa's chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his four aides under detention was critical for the maintenance of law and order. The board was hearing a Punjab government ...

- DAWN - PK

Provinces told to launch action against banned religious outfits

RAWALPINDI: The federal government has directed the provinces to launch action against proscribed religious outfits and those kept under observations by seizing their offices, weapons and properties. The Ministry of Interior also instructed all the provincial chief secretaries and the chief commissioner of the capital ...

- DAWN - PK

In a first, PSL 2018 to be broadcast in India

Indian cricket fans wanting to watch the Pakistan Super League will now be able to watch it on their television sets, as Dsport, associated with the Discovery channel, has acquired the rights to broadcast the league in India, the channel says on its website. PSL was previously not broadcast in India, and those wanting to ...

- DAWN - PK

Police nab Mufti Qavi after bail dismissal in Qandeel murder case

MULTAN: Police managed to nab Mufti Abdul Qavi from the Punjab Highway on Wednesday after his arrest orders were issued by a court hearing the Qandeel Baloch murder case. Multan Cantt SP Dr Fahad said police, with the aid of highway authorities, nabbed Qavi while he was travelling to Jhang.   Mufti Abdul Qavi after ...

- Geo.tv - PK

40% decline in Indians looking for work in US

There has been a 38% and 42% drop in Indians looking to move to the US and UK respectively in the last one year , compared to the corresponding previous year, data from a job site showed.

- Times Of India - IN

Pakistan's flip-flop on Hafiz Saeed continues 

The flip-flop continues despite recent admission by Pakistani foreign minister that Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has become a liability for Pakistan.

- Times Of India - IN

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