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    'Weird statements': Yashwant Sinha hits out at Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal

    Indore: Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday questioned Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's claim that rise of Ola and Uber affected the automobile sector, asking why the sales of trucks should also decline. Those in power were making "weird" statements, the former finance minister said, talking to reporters in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. "People in...

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    Bengal forest officer creates garden using plastic bottles, rubber tyres

    Midnapore: A forest range officer (FRO) of Pirakata Range under Midnapur division has created a beautiful garden using waste plastic bottles and rubber tyres. Papan Mohanta has been working to beautify the garden for the last four years and dedicates time to this cause after his usual work hours. Mohanta makes use of space in his Pirakata range office to create this unique...

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    No evidence found: Cops on reports of shooting at Virginia mall

    Arlington: Authorities in northern Virginia say they have found no evidence that a shooting occurred at movie theatre that is part of a popular mall. The Arlington County Police Department tweeted Saturday night that authorities had completed a preliminary search of the theater at the Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington without finding any victims or evidence that a shooting took...

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    Cong reshuffle: Sonia Gandhi may set 'loyalty' as barometer for new roles

    New Delhi: As the Congress plans to make major structural changes in the party, chief Sonia Gandhi is likely to make loyalty the main criteria while making the new appointments. Loyalty clinched the top spot in Sonia's criteria list as in the recent past outsiders superseded the loyalists in the organisational reshuffles or electoral nominations, Hindustan Times reported....

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    'Super emergency in country,' says Mamata Banerjee slams Modi govt

    Kolkata: Taking an aim at the Central government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said there was a state of "super emergency" in the country and called upon people to do everything it takes to "protect rights and freedoms" guaranteed by the Constitution. Wishing citizens on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, Banerjee asked people to take...

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    BHU students protest after professor accused of molesting girl returns

    Varanasi: Students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Saturday protested against the alleged reinstatement of suspended Professor S K Chaube, who has been accused of molesting a girl student. University Administration, however, stated that the professor is censored and can hold no post of responsibility. BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi said, "He was earlier suspended...

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    Commuter gives birth baby on board local train near Mumbai

    Mumbai: A pregnant woman gave birth to a baby on board a local train in Mumbai on Saturday, officials said. The woman was travelling from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane station when she began experiencing pain in her abdomen. She went into labour and delivered a baby boy while the train was moving towards Thane railway station. The woman was later brought to Railway's...

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    Boris Johnson claims huge progress in Brexit talks

    London: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk. "It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on...

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    US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabia's Armaco oil sites

    Dubai: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is blaming Iran for drone attacks Saturday against Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. The attacks, attributed to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, sparked huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. But in Saturday tweets, Pompeo said that "there is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen" and points the...

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    Pakistan will disintegrate if it keeps supporting terrorism: Rajnath Singh

    Surat: Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism otherwise no one will be able to prevent its disintegration, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. Speaking at an event in Gujarat, Singh warned Pakistan that if its people cross the Line of Control, the Indian Army will not let them return. "Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a good advice to his...

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