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Carcass of cows rot inside the gau-shala owned by a senior BJP leader in Chhattisgarh. | Photo: lalluram.com (Special Arrangement)
Over 150 cows dead in cow shelter owned by BJP leader at Chattisgarh

The incident happened in the Durg district of Chattisgarh and the district administration learnt about the cow deaths through the complaints lodged by the local villagers.

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Maoist cadre.(File Photo for Representational Purposes. | AP)
Maoist camp busted in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada; explosive materials seized

Security forces busted a Maoist camp following an encounter today in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district and recovered explosive materials and daily use items, the police said.

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Children receive treatments in the Encephalitis Ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur district on Sunday. | PTI
One more child dies in Gorakhpur BRD hospital, toll now 72

One more child died in Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital here today, apparently due to encephalitis, raising to 72 the number of deaths in the hospital since August 7.

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HIV+ rape survivor in Bihar taking care of her baby

The Supreme Court’s vedict upholding a woman’s sovereignty over her body and the award of compensation of Rs 10 lakh meant little to the 35-year-old rape victim from Patna.

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Soldiers take position near the Line of Control LoC in Poonch after cross-border shelling from Pakistan.| file- PTI
Jawan, father injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

An Army jawan and his father were injured along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district as the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire for the sixth consecutive day today.

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Flood-hit people shift with their belongings at a makeshift camp in Gopalganj district on Thursday. | PTI
Floods claim 74 more lives in Bihar, Assam, West Bengal

The flood situation may take a turn for the worse as the MeT office has predicted rain in Nepal and northern and southern Bihar for one more week.

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (File | PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister recommends CBI probe into Bhagalpur NGO scam

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today recommended a CBI probe into alleged swindling of government money to the tune of over Rs 950 crore by an NGO in Bhagalpur.

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Misa Bharti with father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo by PTI)
I-T Department to file criminal prosecution against Lalu Prasad family

The Income Tax Department will soon file a prosecution complaint against some family members of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, including his daughter Misa Bharti

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People hold placards block a road during a protest demanding justice for the 16 year school girl who was raped and murdered in Shimla.  (File | PTI)
Himachal HC gives two weeks to CBI to complete Kotkhai rape-murder case probe

The bench also served notice to members of Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by DGP in an individual capacity and impleaded them as respondents in the case.

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71,419 arrests made under Bihar's new liquor law: Government official

Altogether 71,419 persons have been arrested under the new liquor law enacted by the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar in a year since its proclamation in April 2016.

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Supreme Court. (File photo | PTI)
Supreme Court upholds rape victim’s sovereignty over her body

The apex court has held that the fundamental concept relating to a woman's "bodily integrity" and "personal autonomy" have to be given due respect.

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India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector for nearly eight weeks after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the area. | AP File Photo
Amid Doklam standoff, Chiefs of Staff Committee reviews country's security preparedness

The standoff between armies of India and China in Dokalam and attempts by Chinese troops on Tuesday to enter the Indian territory along the banks of Pangong lake in Ladakh were also discussed.

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New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the young entrepreneurs at the Champions of Change programme organised by the NITI Aayog in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo | PTI)
Anyone can now recommend names for the Padma Awards, unlike the past: PM Narendra Modi

Modi announced that recommendations for nominations to the Padma Awards would now not just be entitled to government officials alone, but be open to the public as well.

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File pic of the Jat agitation last year
Murthal rape case: HC gives SIT a month's deadline to conclude probe

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of rape at Murthal near Sonipat during the 2016 Jat agitation.

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The office of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi. (File | AFP)
Militancy funding: NIA arrests Kashmir’s leading businessman Zahoor Watali

An NIA spokesman said Watali was being questioned by NIA officials regarding incriminating financial transaction details and property-related records seized during the searches on his residence.

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File Photo of the polluted Ganga River bank. | PTI
UP government's Hi-tech smart city project rejected by green panel

Uttar Pradesh government’s religious and Hi-tech smart city project on the banks of river Ganga has hit a roadblock with the wildlife panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests rejecting it.

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BJP chief Amit Shah (File | PTI)
Amit Shah holds strategic meeting for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Sources said that the party chief has asked the ministers to take responsibility for a few of the constituencies where the party lost in the 2014 elections.

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Prime Minister wields the broom as he launches the Swachh Bharat Mission at New Delhi | Image Courtesy: DD National
Government invites crowd sourcing solutions for Swachh Bharat Mission

The participants will be required to submit their entries in the respective categories in MyGov portal and the submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts.

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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav, CPI M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri, and others attend 'Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan' in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Opposition joins hands to fight BJP, preserve 'composite culture'

The platform for opposition unity was Sanjhi Virasat Bachao meet hosted by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and attended by leaders from the Congress, CPI-M, CPI, SP, BSP, NCP, RJD, NC, JD-S and RLD.

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Flood-affected people sheltering along a road wait for food in Motihari district of Bihar on Thursday. (PTI)
Flood situation grim in Bihar, 119 dead; health dept launches toll-free no 104

The toll due to the floods triggered by rains in Nepal and northern parts of the state was 72 yesterday, and 73.44 lakh people in 14 districts were hit.

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BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.(File photo: EPS)
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha-led team in Kashmir on Peace Mission

The delegation led by Sinha met opposition National Conference working president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at his residence, in Srinagar this morning.

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