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India calls off talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India on Friday called off talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi set on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, saying Islamabad's "evil agenda" stood exposed.

India put Bangladesh in to bat in Asia Cup Super 4 tie

DUBAI:  India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

Surgical Strike Day to enhance national prestige: Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday criticised Congress leader Kapil Sibal for terming the observance of Surgical Strike Day as a "jumla" (gimmick), contending that the exercise will enhance national prestige.

World Bank commits $25-30 bn for India's transition to high middle-income countrY

NEW DELHI:  The World Bank Group (WBG) on Friday approved its largest country program for India with a likely assistance of $25-30 billion by fiscal 2021-22 to help India's transition to a higher middle-income country.

Delhi government to give Rs 1 cr to slain BSF trooper's family

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Rs 1 crore would be given to the family of a BSF trooper who was killed by Pakistani forces on the International Border near Jammu.

Minor girl sexually assaulted in MP school bus

BHOPAL:  A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the conductor of her school bus here. The accused has been arrested, police said on Friday.

TV actress alleges rape on pretext of marriage

JAIPUR:  A Mumbai-based TV actress has alleged rape by a 25-year-old man at a hotel in Rajasthan's Neemrana, on the pretext of marriage, police said.

80 Manipur University students arrested

Punjab News Express
IMPHAL: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said.

UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI:  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday.

Gadkari to visit Shillong; will inaugurate NH-06

NEW DELHI:  Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will be on a two-day visit to Shillong for an extensive review of the National Highways projects in the seven northeastern states, a government statement said on Friday.

Somen Mitra new Bengal Congress chief

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as the president of the partys West Bengal unit replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who has been made the chairman of the state units campaign committee.

ikon Z7: Worth the wait for a professional shooter

NEW DELHI:  The camera game has now shifted to full-frame mirrorless and sensing the global $11 billion opportunity, Japanese camera maker Nikon has launched Z6 and Z7 -- its first full frame mirrorless range of cameras -- in India.

Export credit falling due to heavy-handed approach to NPAs: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: The BJP-Congress spat over bad loans of banks continued on Friday with former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram blaming the government's "heavy-handed" approach to the NPA problem for the sharp decline in export credit.

Nun rape: Bishop questioning enters Day 3

TRIPUNITHURA ( KERALA):  The Kerala Police began questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, for the third consecutive day on Friday, even as demands for his arrest grew.

Restrictions to prevent Muharram procession in Srinagar

SRINAGAR:  Authorities in Jamuu and Kashmir on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent the 10th Muharram procession, police said.

Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN

UNITED NATIONS: While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project.

Initiated by Navjot Sidhu, Kartarpur issue to figure in Sushma-Qureshi meeting

NEW DELHI: While key political players in Punjab the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal are hounding local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his hug to Pakistan army chief over offer to open corridor to Gurdawara Kartarpur Sahib for Sikh pilgrims, the center government has now proposed to officially take up the matter with neighbouring country.

Equity indices open in green; Sensex gains 280 points

MUMBAI:  The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday tracking firm global cues, with the S&P BSE Sensex gaining around 280 points so far.

5.5-magnitude quake hits Assam

GUWAHATI:  An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported.

Australia's High Commissioner to India calls on Delhi Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: The High Commissioner of Australia to India  Harinder Sidhu called on the Chief Minister,  Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia on Thursday, Sep 20, at the Delhi Secretariat.

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