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  • Darjeeling blast: Bimal Gurung writes Rajnath Singh for NIA probe with supreme court monitoring
  • Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors -White House
  • 23 killed, 400 injured in Kalinga Utkal Express accident
  • Richarlison, Capoue lead Watford to win at Bournemouth
  • Mane strikes as Liverpool scrape 1-0 win over Palace
  • SER to run special train to and from Bangaluru cant
  • Mehbooba announces release of Rs 10 cr for LAHDC Kargil
  • Mehbooba hopes PM’s Kashmir remark would encourage pleasant change
  • Girish Chodankar supports observations made by church-run magazine
  • Shah speaks of 'time limit' for MP’s bigwigs
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  • Prez condoles deaths in train derailment in UP
  • Congress lacks capability to provide alternative: JD (U)
  • Kashmir situation deteriorated in 3 yrs of BJP rule: J&K Congress
  • Mehbooba visits Kargil to rousing reception
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More than 120 migrants feared dead at sea after boat's motor stolen - IOM

Rome, Jun 19 (Reuters) More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy.
Two Sudanese men who arrived with around 1,000 other migrants at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Monday told IOM staff they left Libya in a rubber boat packed with 130 people, mainly Sudanese, IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo said.
After a few hours at sea, the men said a group of Libyans caught them up. "They described (the Libyans) as pirates, but they are basically traffickers," Di Giacomo said.
"They stole the motor - something which has happened a few times recently - and at that point the boat started to take on water and sank," he said.
Passing Libyan fishermen rescued the Sudanese pair along with two Nigerian men who were the only other survivors, and put them on another migrant boat. They were eventually rescued and brought to Sicily.
"They were in shock, traumatised by what had happened, and exhausted," Di Giacomo said, adding there were no official witnesses to what had happened though migrants from the second boat confirmed the account.
Gangs in Libya have built a lucrative trade out of packing migrants into rickety boats heading for Italy, where more than 65,000 have arrived so far this year. As of June 14, 1,828 were believed to have died in the attempt, according to IOM figures.
Debate over dealing with the migrant influx is becoming increasingly bitter in Italy, whose economy is lagging behind its European peers ahead of national elections due next year.
Most of the people attempting the journey originally come Nigeria, followed by Bangladesh and other sub-Saharan countries.
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23 killed, 400 injured in Kalinga Utkal Express accident

23 killed, 400 injured in Kalinga Utkal Express accident

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (UNI) Atleast 23 passengers were killed and over 400 passengers injured, 81 of them critically, when 14 coaches of Haridwar bound Kalinga-Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli station of Uttar Pradesh today UP principal secretary home Arvind Kumar said 20 passengers have been killed and 81 were critically injured in the incident.

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19 Aug 2017 | 9:55 PM
Amit Shah welcomes Nitish’s entry in NDA

Amit Shah welcomes Nitish’s entry in NDA

New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) BJP president Amit Shah today welcomed the JD(U) for formally joining the NDA, saying this will usher in a new era of development and progress in Bihar.

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19 Aug 2017 | 5:59 PM
‘Grand alliance is our amanat, will continue to create strong Opposition’ : Sharad

‘Grand alliance is our amanat, will continue to create strong Opposition’ : Sharad

Patna, Aug 19 (UNI) Senior JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, who has raised a banner of revolt against JD (U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to form NDA government in Bihar, today expressed his sorrow over the break-up of grand alliance and said he would continue to make concerted efforts for creating a strong opposition in the country facing serious crisis.

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19 Aug 2017 | 5:41 PM
Missing posters resurface in UP; this time its PM

Missing posters resurface in UP; this time its PM

Varanasi, Aug 19 (UNI) Politics of 'missing posters' is gaining ground in Uttar Pradesh as after Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi's pictures, now posters of missing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surfaced in his constituency.

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19 Aug 2017 | 2:09 PM
Gen Rawat to visit Ladakh tomorrow, to take stock of security situation

Gen Rawat to visit Ladakh tomorrow, to take stock of security situation

New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) Amid continuing stand-off at Doklam near Sikkim, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat will visit Ladakh to take stock of the security situation.

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19 Aug 2017 | 7:04 PM
UP CM's statement insult to memory of children who died in Gorakhpur tragedy: Cong

UP CM's statement insult to memory of children who died in Gorakhpur tragedy: Cong

New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) Condemning the statement by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi would not be allowed to turn the city of Gorakhpur into a 'picnic spot', the Congress today said the comments by the CM were an insult to the memory of the children who died in a hospital due to lack of oxygen.

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19 Aug 2017 | 6:27 PM
Key objective of NPA resolution not liquidation of assets but to save businesses: Jaitely

Key objective of NPA resolution not liquidation of assets but to save businesses: Jaitely

Mumbai, Aug 19 (UNI) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the ultimate objective of non-performing assets (NPA) resolution is not liquidation of assets but to save these businesses, with or without help of new partners or new entrepreneurs, and to ensure that these valuable assets are preserved.

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19 Aug 2017 | 6:19 PM
Mehbooba hopes PM’s Kashmir remark would encourage pleasant change

Mehbooba hopes PM’s Kashmir remark would encourage pleasant change

19 Aug 2017 | 10:07 PM

Kargil, Aug 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed hope that the remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day speech would bring about a welcome change in the State as it did during the previous tenure of former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Richarlison, Capoue lead Watford to win at Bournemouth

19 Aug 2017 | 9:34 PM

* Watford beat Bournemouth 2-0 away * Richarlison broke the deadlock after 73 minutes * Etienne Capoue made sure of the win four minutes from time * Heurelho Gomes saved from Ryan Fraser and Benik Afobe * Andre Gray blasted a good Watford chance over the bar * Bournemouth home to Man City next, Watford host Brighton BOURNEMOUTH 0 WATFORD 2 Undated, Aug 19 (Reuters) Brazilian Richarlison and substitute Etienne Capoue scored in the final 17 minutes as Watford ended a run of four Premier League draws against Bournemouth with a 2-0 victory at the Vitality stadium on Saturday.

ebtor has to service his debt or make way for somebody else: FM Jaitley

ebtor has to service his debt or make way for somebody else: FM Jaitley

19 Aug 2017 | 8:20 PM

Mumbai, Aug 19 (UNI) Stating that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has reversed the relationship between debtor and creditor, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the old regime by which the creditor would get tired chasing the debtor and end up getting nothing, is now over.

Professional dancer Lourd Vijay to start pan-India drive on kidney disease & organ donation

Professional dancer Lourd Vijay to start pan-India drive on kidney disease & organ donation

19 Aug 2017 | 11:18 AM

Mumbai, Aug 18 (UNI) Lourd Vijay, a professional dancer and Guinness World Record holder, who underwent a kidney transplant operation last year, is all set to drive his social responsibility initiative called 'Spreading Hope', a not for profit foundation, on a mission to raise nation-wide awareness on kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.

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