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 2021-01-19 21:07 

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Uttarakhand: Failed lovers kill tantrik, arrested...

Haridwar, Jan 19 (PTI) Four youths allegedly shot dead a tantrik (witch-doctor) here after they failed to win the attention of the girls they loved using his technique, police said on Tuesday. The youths identified as Rahul, Vishal, Gaurav and Akash have ...

 2021-01-19 20:55 

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Air Force Academy celebrates golden jubilee...

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (PTI) The Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal here, one of the most prestigious training academiesin the country, commemorated 50 years of its existence onTuesday.IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who gracedthe occasion, address...

 2021-01-19 20:54 

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Man killed by six persons over property dispute...

Nagpur, Jan 19 (PTI) A 26-year-old man was brutally killed by six persons over a property dispute in Nagpurdistrict of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.The incident occurred on Monday at Lohari Sawangavillage in Jalalkheda police station area when the ...

 2021-01-19 20:52 

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UP: Medical student kidnapped for ransom...

(Eds: Adds police official's quotes) Gonda (UP), Jan 19 (PTI) A medical student was allegedly kidnapped from the city and Rs 70 lakh ransom has been demanded from his family members for his release, police said on Tuesday. "Gaurav Haldhar, a resid...

 2021-01-19 20:52 

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Techie hangs self after suffering losses in online games...

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (PTI): A 28-year-old software engineer allegedly died by suicide at his house near here on Tuesdayafter reportedly suffering losses while playing online games,police said. The techie, working in an IT firm in Bengaluru,was currently work...

 2021-01-19 20:46 

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Goa Police questions suspected 'Pakistani' woman...

Panaji, Jan 19 (PTI) A 27-year-old woman has been questioned by police in Goa after intelligence inputs pointedout that she hailed from Pakistan and is illegally staying inthe coastal state, a senior officer said on Tuesday.The woman is being questioned b...

 2021-01-19 20:44 

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Illegal arms unit busted in Mathura, 2 arrested...

Mathura (UP), Jan 19 (PTI) An illegal arms unit was busted with the arrest of two men in Barsana near Deeg Canal here, police said on Tuesday. Two members of the gang have been nabbed with recovery of arms from their possession," SP (Rural) Shrish Cha...

 2021-01-19 20:03 

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Assam RIfles seize heroin worth Rs 48 lakh in Mizoram...

Aizawl, Jan 19 (PTI) The Assam Rifles has seized heroin worth Rs 48 lakh and apprehended a woman peddler fromnear the Indo-Myanmar border in Champhai district, an officialof the paramilitary force said on Tuesday.Acting on a tip-off, a team of Assam Rifle...

 2021-01-19 19:54 

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3.75 lakh youth got jobs in UP since 2017: CM Adityanath...

Lucknow, Jan 19 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said 3.75 lakh youths were given jobs in the state in a transparent manner according to their merit since he took over in 2017. "In the past three years and 10 months, jobs ...

 2021-01-19 19:51 

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Moderate intensity earthquake in parts of J&K, no damage...

Srinagar, Jan 19 (PTI) An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude shook parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night but there were no reports of any damage due to the moderate intensity tremor, officials said. The earthquake, which had its epicentre in Jammu and Kash...

 2021-01-19 19:50 

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J-K DGP reviews implementation of CCTNS...

Jammu, Jan 19 (PTI) Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday reviewed the implementation of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS) and directed the officers to ensure entry of crime data as soon as possible. He als...

 2021-01-19 19:48 

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Senior Doordarshan official found dead in Itanagar...

Itanagar, Jan 19 (PTI) A senior official of public service broadcaster Doordarshan was found in his officialquarter in Itanagar on Tuesday morning, official sources said.K Morang (50), the director (engineering) and officehead of the Doordarshan Kendra he...

 2021-01-19 19:37 

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Sudeva, Real Kashmir play out 1-1 draw in I-League...

Kalyani, Jan 17 (PTI) Real Kashmir FC were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Sudeva Delhi FC at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Tuesday. A wonder strike by Shaiborlang Kharpan from 35 yards was cancelled out by Mason Robertson in the 75th minute, as b...

 2021-01-19 19:06 

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MP sees 304 new COVID-19 cases, 725 recoveries, 7 deaths...

Bhopal, Jan 19 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,52,186 on Tuesday with the addition of 304 freshcases, a health official said.With seven more people succumbing to the viralinfection, the overall death toll in the state went up to3,763, ...

 2021-01-19 18:57 

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Chandigarh reports 31 new COVID-19 cases in a day...

Chandigarh, Jan 19 (PTI) The COVID-19 infection tally in Chandigarh reached 20,595 on Tuesday with the city reporting 31 new cases in a day, according to a medical bulletin. The death toll stood at 330 with no fatality reported on Tuesday.As many as 49 CO...

 2021-01-19 18:56 

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116 more test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand...

Dehradun, Jan 19 (PTI) Uttarakhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 95,039 on Tuesday with 116 more people testing positive for coronavirus, while two more infected patients died, taking the toll to 1,619, officials said. Of the new infections, Dehradun di...

 2021-01-19 18:54 

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Dada Saheb Phalke should be given Bharat Ratna: Grandson...

Panaji, Jan 19 (PTI) Filmmaker Dada Saheb Phalke, regarded as the father of Indian cinema, should be conferred the title of Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the film industry, his grandson Chandrashekhar Pusalkar has said. Phalke's 1913 silent fil...

 2021-01-19 18:53 

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TN CM to inaugurate Jayalalithaa's memorial on Jan 27...

Chennai, Jan 19(PTI): The phoenix-themed memorial to late AIADMK supremo and former chief minister JJayalalithaa,which was under construction over the last fewyears, is all set to be inaugurated on January 27, the stategovernment said on Tuesday. Chief Mi...

 2021-01-19 18:48 

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Govt buys paddy worth Rs 1.07 lakh cr at MSP till Jan 18...

New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) The government has procured paddy worth Rs 1,07,572 crore so far in this Kharif marketing season at the minimum support price (MSP) amid farmers' protest at various Delhi border points against three new farm laws. Kharif market...

 2021-01-19 17:56 

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UP: Medical student kidnapped for ransom...

Gonda (UP), Jan 19 (PTI) A medical student was allegedly kidnapped from the city and Rs 70 lakh ransom has been demanded from his family members for his release, police said on Tuesday. "Gaurav Haldhar, a resident of Payagpur area in Bahraich, is stud...

 2021-01-19 17:54 

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C'garh; Over 40 mynas found dead, samples sent for tests...

Bijapur, Jan 19 (PTI) Over 40 mynas were found dead in neighbouring Bijapur district and samples have been sent foravian influenza tests, a government official said on Tuesday.The carcasses of the birds were found near a securityforces' camp in Naimed...

 2021-01-19 17:44 

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Gujarat: Vaccination drive conducted smoothly on 2nd day...

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (PTI) The second day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Gujarat on Tuesday ended without anyissues across 161 booths where doctors and healthcare workers,including nurses and paramedical staff, were administereddoses of Covishied, offi...

 2021-01-19 17:39 

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Bihar DGP SK Singhal gets extension till December 2022...

Patna, Jan 19 (PTI) Bihar's Director-General of Police SK Singhal will continue in his post till December 2022, morethan a year after attaining the age of superannuation, as pera notification issued by the state Home Department.Singhal, a 1988-batch I...

 2021-01-19 17:28 

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Injured pachyderm dies at Theppakkadu elephant camp...

Udhagamandalam, Jan 19 (PTI): A seriously injured elephant, under treatment at a town in Nilgiris district, diedon Tuesday after it was translocated to the nearby Theppakkaduelephant camp, forest department officials said. The 40-year-old elephant was fou...

 2021-01-19 17:15 

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Welfare Minister calls off dharna on request by CM...

(Eds; updating with fresh inputs ) Puducherry, Jan 19 (PTI): Puducherry Welfare Minister MKandasamy on Tuesday ended his dharna outside Raj Nivas overthe alleged delay in Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in clearingcertain project files, after Chief Minister V Nara...

 2021-01-19 17:07 

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Shardul has shown good temperament while batting: mentor...

By Nikhil Bapat Mumbai, Jan 19 (PTI) Shardul Thakur played a key role in India's win in the series-deciding fourth Test in Brisbane both with the bat and ball and his mentor Dinesh Lad on Tuesday praised his ward for the temperament he showed while ba...

 2021-01-19 17:04 

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Ridhima looks to maintain winning form in Chennai...

Chennai, Jan 19 (PTI) Ridhima Dilawari would look to keep her winning momentum going when she tees off at the second leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour at TNGF's Cosmo Golf Course, here on Wednesday. Ridhima, winner of the first leg by a whoppi...

 2021-01-19 16:51 

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AAP volunteers to join Jan 26 tractor parade'...

Chandigarh, Jan 19 (PTI) The Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said it would join farmers' tractor parade on January 26 in Delhi. AAP state unit president Bhagwant Mann made the announcement while claiming that the ongoing farmers' protest...

 2021-01-19 16:45 

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Senior doctor dies of COVID-19 in Kolkata...

Kolkata, Jan 19 (PTI) A senior doctor died of COVID-19 in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of medicalpractitioners succumbing to the virus in West Bengal to 92, anofficial of the health department said.Dr Jadav Chatterjee (64), head of the ana...

 2021-01-19 16:20 

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JeM militant, associate arrested in J-K's Anantnag...

Srinagar, Jan 19 (PTI) Security forces arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant and an overground worker in separate operations in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Acting on specific information that militants were plannin...

 2021-01-19 16:17 

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Budget session to be held in Gairsain: Uttarakhand CM...

Dehradun, Jan 19 (PTI) The budget session of Uttarakhand Assembly will be held in Gairsain - the summer capital of the state. Announcing this here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the future roadmap for the development of the state wi...

 2021-01-19 16:15 

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Bengaluru to host two-day RSS annual meet in March...

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (PTI): A two-day annual meet of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would be held here on March19 and 20 during which the election to the highest executivepost of the organisation - Sar Karyavah (general secretary) -is likely to take p...

 2021-01-19 16:05 

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179 fresh COVID-19 cases in AP...

Amaravati, Jan 19 (PTI): Andhra Pradesh's coronavirus tally rose to 8,86,245 as 179 cases were added afresh in 24hours ending 9 am on Tuesday. A health department bulletin said the total recoverieswent up to 8,77,443 after 231 more patients got cured....

 2021-01-19 16:05 

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Strains in Congress-DMK alliance in Puducherry surface...

Puducherry, Jan 19 (PTI) Cracks appeared to have developed in the decade-old alliance between the ruling Congress and DMKin the union territory just months ahead of the assemblyelections, with a senior leader of the Dravidian partypitching for contesting ...

 2021-01-19 15:57 

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5 new COVID-19 cases push Nagaland's tally to 12,066...

Kohima, Jan 19 (PTI) Nagaland on Tuesday reported five new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the state to 12,066,a senior Health Department official said.The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state nowis 112, the official said.Seven more patients ...

 2021-01-19 15:10 

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Bengaluru target revival in match against Kerala...

Bambolim, Jan 19 (PTI) Former champions Bengaluru FC will be desperate to get back to winnings ways when they take on a struggling Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League here on Wednesday. During a normal season, this fixture would have been one of th...

 2021-01-19 15:07 

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Dense fog at isolated places in UP...

Lucknow, Jan 19 (PTI) Dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the meteorological department said on Tuesday. The day temperatures rose markedly in Bareilly, Moradabad, Agra and Meerut divisions, it said.T...

 2021-01-19 14:54 

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Woman aged around 20 found dead in Rajasthan's Bharatpur...

Jaipur, Jan 19 (PTI) An unidentified woman aged around 20 was found dead in an agricultural farm in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan on Tuesday morning, police said. It seems that she was strangled, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bharatpur, Vandita R...

 2021-01-19 14:43 

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Pant has silenced his critics forever: coach Sinha...

By Tapan Mohanta Kolkata, Jan 19 (PTI) Rishabh Pant's coach Tarak Sinha on Tuesday said his ward has silenced his critics forever by playing the innings of his life during India's successful run chase to win the series-clinching fourth Test agains...

 2021-01-19 14:40 

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UP reports four COVID-19 deaths, 376 new cases...

(Eds: Correcting active case count in para 2) Lucknow, Jan 19 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday recorded four coronavirus-linked fatalities, which brought the death toll to 8,584, while 376 fresh infections pushed the caseload to 5,97,238, officials said. Th...

 2021-01-19 13:58 

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Rupee gains 11 paise to end at 73.17 against US dollar...

Mumbai, Jan 19 (PTI) The rupee gained 11 paise to settle at 73.17 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday on the back of rally in domestic equities and weak American currency. At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 73.16, and hit an int...

 2021-01-19 13:56 

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Sensex zooms 834 pts; Nifty reclaims 14,500 level...

Mumbai, Jan 19 (PTI) Equity benchmark Sensex soared 834 points on Tuesday, tracking strong gains in index majors HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries amid an upbeat trend in global markets. The 30-share BSE index ended 834.02 points or 1.72 per ...

 2021-01-19 13:56 

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I haven't received my due as an actor: Nehha Pendse...

By Justin Rao Panaji, Jan 19 (PTI) Actor Nehha Pendse says her decision to feature in and produce the upcoming Marathi film "June" was born out of her desire to push herself as an artiste in an industry which hasn't acknowledged the performer ...

 2021-01-19 13:54 

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Odisha reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality...

Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,33,566 on Tuesday as 122 more people testedpositive for infection, while one fresh fatality pushed thedeath toll to 1,902, a health department official said.Of the fresh cases, 72 were ...

 2021-01-19 13:51 

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COVID-19 vaccination drive underway in Bengal on day 3...

Kolkata, Jan 19 (PTI) The COVID-19 immunisation drive for frontline healthcare workers is underway at 207 centres inWest Bengal on the third day of the exercise on Tuesday evenas glitches were reported in the Co-WIN portal, a seniorofficial of the health ...

 2021-01-19 13:26 

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Woman jumps into Chenab river in Jammu, rescued...

Jammu, Jan 19 (PTI) A 20-year-old woman was on Tuesday saved by the Army and police in a joint operation after she jumped into the Chenab river on the outskirts of Jammu in a bid to end her life, police said. Station House Officer of Akhnoor Police Statio...

 2021-01-19 13:08 

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Thick fog blankets parts of Rajasthan...

Jaipur, Jan 19 (PTI) Dense to very dense fog engulfed several areas in Rajasthan, where Jaisalmer was the coldest place at 6.7 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological (MeT) Department here said on Tuesday. Jaisalmer was followed by Pilani, where the mercury s...

 2021-01-19 12:48 

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Body of newborn found on roadside in UP...

Shahjahanpur (UP), Jan 19 (PTI) The body of a newborn was found on the roadside in Puvayan township here, police said on Tuesday. Villagers saw the body of a girl child near Nakkhasa village on the Shahjahanpur-Palia road on Monday with stray dogs scratch...

 2021-01-19 12:41 

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Senior NTPC official dies by suicide in UP's Sonbhadra...

Sonbhadra (UP), Jan 19 (PTI) A senior official of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) allegedly hanged himself at his residence here, police said on Tuesday. The body of Prabhat Kumar Barnwal (50), a senior human resource manager, was found hang...

 2021-01-19 12:33 

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Man killed as country-made gun goes off...

Coimbatore, Jan 19 (PTI) A 37-year-old man was killed when a country-made gun went off while his friend was loadingit, police said on Tuesday. Ayyasami, a professional tree-cutter, along with sixothers, had gone to the forest area near here on Monday forh...

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