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Hindustan Times 1 hour 30 minutes ago

On Indias 72nd Independence Day, authors talk about the one thing they appreciate having the freedom to do, and what they would like to be free of
Independence Day Celebrations -2018 at Red Fort
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, tomorrow to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day. After unfurling the Tricolour, Shri Narendra Modi will address the nation.
PM Narendra Modi`s Independence Day speech: When and where to watch
PM Narendra Modi will address the nation on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.
Freedom from income tax locking up Amit Shah: Here are some bizarre suggestions PM Modi got for his I-Day speech
One user asked the Prime Minister why Salman Khan is out of jail but Asaram Bapu isnt
Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi
JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day speech that critics of the government won't be targeted.
How PM Modi has brought his signature style to the Independence Day speech
How PM Modi has brought his signature style to the Independence Day speech
When And Where To Watch PM Narendra Modi's Speech On Independence Day
To tune into PM Modi's Independence Day speech for 72nd Independence Day celebrations, simply type Independence Day on Google/ Youtube search page and see the live stream.
For wider reach, PM Modis I-Day speech to be streamed live on Google, YouTube
On August 15, if you log onto the world wide web and type Google, one of the things the search engine will throw up is the live telecast of PM Modis Independence Day speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
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Heavy security cover in national capital for Independence Day

Money Control 2 hours 28 minutes ago

Police are on high alert in the wake of an attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid in the Lutyens#39; Delhi area yesterday and the incident in the UK.
Shehla Rashid files complaint against Ravi Poojary for threatening her
FIR number 45/2018 u/s (under section) 506 RPC filed by J&K Police against Ravi Poojary on Rashid's complaint.
Shehla Rashid files complaint against Ravi Pujari for threatening her
In a message to Rashid, the screenshot of which the student activist put up on Twitter - Pujari said, "Just shut your mouth or we will shut your mouth forever. Tell Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani also. Mafia don Ravi Poojary". She said Poojari had warned her, Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to shut up.
Shehla Rashid files complaint against Ravi Poojary for threatening her
Student activist Shehla Rashid Shora today filed a case here against mafia don Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her -- on a day when JNU student leader Umar Khalid was attacked in Delhi.
"Will shut your mouth forever": Shehla Rashid threatened by gangster Ravi Poojary
New Delhi :Student activist Shehla Rashid Shora on Tuesday filed a case against mafia don Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her -- a day after Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid was attacked in Delhi. FIR number 45/2018 u/s (under section) 506 RPC filed by J&K Police against Ravi Poojary on my complaint, Shehla said on Twitter. She said Poojari had warned her, Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to shut up. Meanwhile, got this death threat from right-wing Hindutvawadi fundamentalist Ravi Poojary. He warns Umar Khalid, Jignesh Mevani and me to shut up! Threat by SMS #DigitalIndia pic.twitter.com/NaC0m3nb5M Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) August 13, 2018 Meanwhile, got this death threat from right-wing Hindutvawadi fundamentalist Ravi Poojary. He warns Umar Khalid, Jignesh Mevani and me to shut up! Threat by SMS #DigitalIndia, she said. In a message to the student leader -- the screenshot of which the student activist put up on Twitter -- Poojary said, Just shut your mouth or we will shut your mouth forever. Tell Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani also. Mafia don Ravi Poojary. A gunshot rang out at Constitution Club in the high security area near Parliament in Delhi on Monday when an unidentified man targeted Khalid, who escaped unhurt, witnesses said.
Not Told About Event, Says Police After Umar Khalid Claims Attack On Him
The Delhi Police on Monday claimed it was not informed about the event at the Constitution Club which JNU student Umar Khalid had gone to attend when he was attacked by an unidentified gunmen.
Attack on JNU student Umar Khalid evokes widespread condemnation
JNU student leader Umar Khalid escaped unhurt after an unidentified man allegedly shot at him in central Delhi on Monday
Was Umar Khalid shot at in Delhi? What we know so far
Was Umar Khalid shot at in Delhi? What we know so far
JNU student leader Umar Khalid shot at, escapes unhurt
JNU student leader Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at by a man at the Constitution Club near Parliament.
DNA, Sify, NDTV, Hindustan Times, India Today, Economic Times,
  

DMK rallies behind M K Stalin, backs him for top post

Money Control 2 hours 40 minutes ago

He was speaking at an "urgent" meeting of the party#39;s executive committee here to mourn the death of Karunanidhi, Duraimurugan.
'Id have died if Karuna wasn't buried on Marina'
Speaking at an executive committee meeting of the party which was held here to condole the death of Karunanidhi, Stalin narrated his meeting with Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the latters residence on August 7, a few hours before his father died.
Stalin urges DMK to stay united, party meet pledges support to him
MK Stalin has urged party cadre to "save the party," stay united and follow in the footsteps of the late patriarch M Karunanidhi.
Emotional Stalin says he has worked relentlessly for DMK a day after Alagiri threatens revolt
Stalin asserted he has the support of the entire cadre, just a day after his elder brother MK Alagiri claimed otherwise.
DMK holds first executive meet after Karunanidhi's demise, pledges support to Stalin
A special meeting of the party's Executive Committee under working president M K Stalin heaped praises on the late party chief.
DMK to hold executive meeting today, Stalin likely to be named party chief
Though the executive committee does not have the power to elect the party president, it can give the nod to making MK Stalin the president, a senior DMK office-bearer said.
DMK holds top-level meeting in show of strength for MK Stalin
DMK holds top-level meeting in show of strength for MK Stalin
"Lead Us," DMK Leaders Tell Stalin, Day After Brother Alagiri's Message
The first meeting of the DMK after the death of party patriarch M Karunanidhi was expected to look to the future by formally anointing his son, MK Stalin as the party chief. Instead, the gathering of...
Father's relatives on my side: Karunanidhi's son Alagiri
[India], Aug 13 (ANI): Late M. Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri on Monday claimed that all true relatives of his father were on his side and were supporting him. Addressing media persons at his father's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach, Alagiri said, "My father's true relatives are all are on my side. All the supporters in Tamil Nadu are on my side and are encouraging me only. Only time will give the answers; that is all I am willing to say now." Alagiri's comments have come at a time amid suspense over who the political successor of Karunanidhi and the chief of Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) will be. The late leader's younger son M.K. Stalin is currently the working president of the party. The party leadership will most likely be decided on August 14, with an emergency executive meeting scheduled for that day, the first since the demise of former chief Karunanidhi on August 7. Resolutions on important decisions are expected to be passed and all executive members of the DMK have been directed to be present in the meeting. (ANI)
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Two injured after car hits barriers at UK parliament, counter-terrorism police lead...

Hindustan Times 3 hours 59 minutes ago

The London Police said they could not immediately say whether it was a terrorism-related incident or not.
Pedestrians hurt as car crashes into barrier outside UK parliament, man arrested
Pedestrians hurt as car crashes into barrier outside UK parliament, man arrested
Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested
A number of people were injured after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Tuesday and a man who drove the vehicle was arrested, police said.
UK Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured
Streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off, as armed police, ambulances and firefighters attended the scene, the BBC reported.
Two pedestrians hurt as car hits security barriers at UK parliament, man nabbed
Streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off, as armed police, ambulances and firefighters attended the scene
Car crashes into UK parliament barriers, several pedestrians injured
The driver of the vehicle has been arrested, informed police.
Man Suspected Of Terrorism Attack On UK Parliament
British police said they believe a man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside London's parliament in what appeared to be the second...
Car hits barriers outside UK Parl, driver arrested
A man was arrested after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building and a number of pedestrians were injured, police said on Tuesday.
Economic Times, DNA, Zee News, NDTV, Times of India,
  

India vs England: Harbhajan Singh criticises head coach Ravi Shastri after Lord's...

Hindustan Times 2 hours 47 minutes ago

Harbhajan Singh criticised head coach Ravi Shastri after Indias humiliating loss against England at Lords and said that Shastri is answerable for the teams shocking performance.
Harbhajan Singh Comes Down Hard On Ravi Shastri, Says Coach Must Speak Up
Team India are 0-2 down in the five-Test series against England after experiencing an innings defeat in the second Test at Lord's.
India coach Ravi Shastri under BCCI scanner after Lord's Test debacle
India coach Ravi Shastri under BCCI scanner after Lord's Test debacle
Virat Kohli slips to No.2 in ICC Test rankings
Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped to the No. 2 spot in ICC Test batting rankings, a day after Indias disappointing innings and 159-run loss to England in the second Test at Lords.
Virat Kohli loses No.1 spot in Test rankings after Lord's debacle
James Anderson has breached the 900-point mark in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.
Kohli loses top spot in ICC Test rankings to out-of-action Smith
The India captain played knocks of 23 and 17 even as his side succumbed to 107 and 130 for an innings and 159-run loss at the Lord's.
ICC Test rankings: Kohli loses top spot to out-of-action Smith
Kohli lost the position to former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year. The India captain played knocks of 23 and 17 even as his side succumbed to 107 and 130 for an innings and 159-run loss at Lord's.
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As rupee sinks to historic low, Modi govt blames 'external factors'

DNA 2 hours 33 minutes ago

The rupee hit an all-time low of 70.1 to a US dollar earlier today on concerns over Turkey's economic woes.
Re at 70 per dollar mark: How does a weak rupee impact your finances?
If you are receiving funds in dollar terms, you are getting more bang for your rupee
Rupee hits all-time low of 70 per US dollar
On Monday, the currency had hit recorded its biggest intra-day fall in five years, hitting the all-time low of 69.93, followed by a global currency crisis after the Turkish lira witnessed a rout.The rupee ended the day as the worst performer in Asia.
Rupee hits lifetime low of 70 per dollar
Rupee hits lifetime low of 70 per dollar
Rupee breaches 70 per dollar mark as Turkey concerns persist
The rupee erased early gains to hit an all-time low of 70.1 per dollar on Tuesday, as concerns about Turkey's economic woes persisted.
Rupee fall continues, hits record low of 70 against US dollar
At 10:35am, the rupee was trading at 70.07 a dollar, down 0.21% from its previous close of 68.93.
Rupee Breaches 70 Mark Against US Dollar For First Time Ever: 10 Points
The battered rupee breached the 70 mark against the US dollar for the first time ever on Tuesday. After posting its weakest ever loss of Rs 1.09 against the US dollar on Monday, the rupee...
Check out all the bulk deals from Monday's session
The BSE Sensex sank 224.33 points to end near two-week low of 37,644.90, while the Nifty crack below the 11,400-mark.
India Today, Reuters, Hindustan Times, NDTV, Economic Times,
  

Pune tops Ease of Living Index 2018, Delhi ranks 65: Check 10 most liveable cities of India

India Today 6 hours 40 minutes ago

Pune tops Ease of Living Index 2018, Delhi ranks 65: Check 10 most liveable cities of India
Mumbai third most livable city, experts wonder why
Mumbai was ranked in the third among cities with over four million population based on four broad parameters - physical, social, economic and institutional.
Delhi, Gurugram fare poorly in ease of living index, Pune tops list
Delhi and its immediate neighbourhood of Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad fare poorly on ease of living rankings released by the Centre which has Pune topping the list followed by two other Maharashtra cities, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.
Pune and Navi Mumbai are the most liveable cities in India, Delhi ranks 65th
The rankings for Ease of Living Index were released on Monday with Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai being the top three liveable places in the country. National capital Delhi ranked a measly 65th.
4 cities from Maharashtra among top cities in Ease of Living Index; Delhi ranked 65
Gurgaon has been ranked 88 and Ghaziabad 46. Kolkata was not part of the report.
Pune ranked best in Ease of Living Index, major metros not in top-10
While Chennai was placed 14th, Delhi was placed a lowly 65th. Kolkata refused to participate.
This City Tops India's Most Liveable Places In First Government Ranking
Pune has been ranked first in the Ease of Living Index launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, with Navi Mumbai coming in second and Delhi languishing at 65th position.
Pune most livable followed by Navi Mumbai, Rampur in UP is the worst
According to the ranking of 111 major cities on livability index released by the urban affairs ministry, Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai are the most livable cities.
Hindustan Times, Money Control, Zee News, NDTV, Economic Times,
  

Congress dares PM to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states

Hindustan Times 2 hours 2 minutes ago

Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot said postponing the upcoming state assembly elections and conducting these with Lok Sabha polls in 2019 is not possible under the Constitution or the law.
Congress dares PM Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states
Congress has dared PM Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha early and announce general elections along with polls in four states where the terms of the assemblies end this year. Congress challenge come a day after BJP president Amit Shah made a pitch for holding elections to 12 state assemblies including the present four along with 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
EC prepares for Lok Sabha, state elections #39;as per schedule#39
BJP is considering to hold elections in at least 11 states which are due early next year along with the Lok Sabha polls
Government may go for simultaneous elections in 11 states
Government may go for simultaneous elections in 11 states
EC plans for normal Lok Sabha, state polls
The Election Commission remains focused on preparations for the general election in April-May 2019 and a few state polls due around the same time.
BJP Planning Simultaneous Polls In 11 States In 2019, Say Sources
The BJP plans to hold elections in at least 11 states next year along with the general elections as an exploratory implementation of its idea of simultaneous elections. This exercise, sources said,...
Elections to 11 states may happen simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls: Reports
Even though the law panel is examining the feasibility of holding simultaneous polls, reports say that the Assembly elections to 11 states are likely to be held along with the Lok Sabha elections next year.
BJP pushes for elections in 11 states to coincide with Lok Sabha polls
While most of the states due to go into elections in 2018 and 2019 are currently under BJP, rival parties like Congress have already said they are against the idea of clubbing state elections with Lok Sabha polls.
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Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

ESPN 9 minutes ago

Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court.
England selectors announce unchanged squad for third Test against India
The England selectors have named an unchanged squad for the third cricket Test against India at Trent Bridge, starting August 18.
India vs England: No Ben Stokes as England name unchanged squad for third Test
Stokes missed the match to face a hearing in Bristol on charges of affray and his replacement Chris Woakes made an unbeaten 137 and picked up four wickets to be named man of the match.
No recall for Stokes as England name unchanged third Test squad
Ben Stokes was again omitted as England named an unchanged 13-man squad on Monday for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge starting Saturday, where victory would see them clinch the series.
India vs England: Ben Stokes left out as hosts name unchanged side for third Test
Victory at Trent Bridge would see England clinch the series.
Ben Stokes not picked for third Test as England name unchanged squad
Ben Stokes not picked for third Test as England name unchanged squad
Cricket-England omit Stokes in unchanged squad for third test
All-rounder Ben Stokes has been left out of England's unchanged squad for the third test against India, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.
England Name Unchanged Squad For Third Test Against India
Moeen Ali and uncapped pacer Jamie Porter have been retained in the squad.
Times of India, DNA, India Today, Reuters, NDTV,
  

J-K: Army guns down 2 Pakistani soldiers

Sify 4 hours 13 minutes ago

The Indian Army gunned down two Pakistani soldiers in Kupwara district on Monday night. In retaliation to unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the Indian Army carried out a calibrated...
2 Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir#39;s Kupwara
Indian troops carried out operations last night after the ceasefire violations.
Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara
Indian troops carried out operations last night after the ceasefire violations.
2 Pakistani soldiers gunned down during ceasefire violation: Army
The army spokesperson said the Pakistani soldiers were gunned down during unprovoked ceasefire violations on Monday night.
Indian Army foils major infiltration bid, guns down 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kupwara
Two Pakistani soldiers were shot down during an infiltration bid foiled by the Indian Armed forces in Tangdhar Sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District.
Kupwara: 2 Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army
Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here today. Indian troops carried out operations last night after the ceasefire violations. "In a retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed," Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. Article Type: Report Sections: India Agencies: PTI Cities: Srinagar Tags: Indian Army Srinagar Pakistan Army Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Ceasefire Violation Rajesh Kalia Tue, 14 Aug 2018-11:38am Date updated: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 11:38am Article Images: Short URL: dnai.in/fAEq Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 66 From Print Edition: Highlights:
2 Pak Soldiers Killed In Retaliatory Action In Jammu and Kashmir: Army
The army has hit Pakistani positions after the latter targeted Indian forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, a defence spokesperson said. Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the counter...
J&K: Infiltration bid foiled, 2 Pak soldiers killed
Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. Indian troops carried out operations last night after the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
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