US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea

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US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea - A US Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, US officials told Reuters.

NIA can't probe Kalburgi's murder: Centre to SC

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The Centre told the Supreme Court Friday that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) could not take up the probe into the murder of Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi as it did not fall in the category of scheduled offences that could be pursued by the agency. Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand ...

Envoy: Pakistan wants to sort out diplomats harassment row

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Pakistan’s envoy to India Sohail Mahmood during Pakistan National Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI) Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Friday said his country wanted to sort out “as soon as possible” the issue of alleged harassment of di...

Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district secretary's car in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

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Coimbatore: Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said. They said a car parked outside the house of BJP district president CR Nandakumar was damaged in the incident. The bomb was hurled a...

Chennai-based Kanishk Gold defrauds 14 banks to the tune of Rs 824.15 crore

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Chennai-based jewellery chain Kanishk Gold has defrauded nearly 14 banks on a loan worth Rs 842.15 crore, the CBI said. State Bank of India, which was leading a consortium of 14 public and private sector lenders to give loans to Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd (KGPL),had requested the CBI in January to inve...

Anna Hazare to begin indefinite hunger strike at New Delhi’s Ram Lila Maidan to demand Lokpal

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New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare is set to go on an indefinite hunger strike against the Centre in Delhi on Friday, nearly seven years after his anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of millions of Indians and shook the then-UPA government. The venue of his protest will be the sam...

Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix suspended over Facebook data scandal

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Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the centre of a storm for its role in influencing American elections by harvesting Facebook profiles, said it has suspended its chief executive Alexander Nix, pending an independent investigation. The suspension comes after the firm came under fire ...

Bodies of 39 Indians, abducted by ISIS in Iraq, found: Swaraj

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All the 39 Indians, who were abducted by ISIS in Iraq nearly three years back, were killed and their bodies have been recovered, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.As many as 40 Indians were originally abducted by terrorist organisation ISIS in June 2015 from Mosul in Iraq but one...

YSR Cong, TDP to pitch for no-trust notices in Lok Sabha on Monday

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New Delhi: The YSR Congress and the Telugu Desam Party will pitch for taking up their notices of no-confidence motion against the Modi government when the Lok Sabha meets on Monday amid no signs of a let-up in the deadlock in its proceedings. YV Subba Reddy of the YSR Congress has written to the ...