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Congress challenges Modi govt for Rafale deal after Supreme Court verdict

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The Congress challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the deal. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Congress had stated earlier that the Rafale issue cannot be decided by the Supreme Court.


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December 14 2018
Badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap get married

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Badminton player Saina Nehwal married shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Friday. The couple posted identical photos across their social media handles with the caption “Best match of my life”. The couple is expected to hold a wedding ceremony on December 16 at Hyderabad’s Novotel Hotel. Saina has won over 23 international titles, which include ten Superseries titles.


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December 14 2018
11 die, 68 fall ill after consuming food at temple in Karnataka

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At least 11 die, 68 fall ill after consuming food at temple in Karnataka, the incident occurred at the Kicchukatti Maramma temple in Sulawadi village. “Samples have been taken of the food and from those dead and a team of officials from the Regional Forensics Lab in Mysuru is set to arrive,” said by superintendent of police Dharmender Kumar.


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December 14 2018
Ashok Gehlot to be Rajasthan’s next CM, Sachin Pilot his deputy

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Ashok Gehlot will be Rajasthan’s next chief minister and Sachin Pilot the deputy chief minister, announced on Friday by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “United colours of Rajasthan,” Rahul Gandhi said minutes after the meeting ended, tweeting a photo with Gehlot and Pilot with all three Congress leaders smiling widely. Rahul Gandhi had met both Gehlot and Pilot separately over several rounds of talks on Thursday too.


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December 14 2018
10-year-old girl gang-raped for over a year, cousin started, friends

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A 10-year-old girl was gang-raped for over a year by three men, one of them being her own cousin, the victim’s parents got to know about this brutal act, they filed a police complaint and the three accused were arrested, the girl was suffering due to pain in her stomach a teacher of her school gave her self-assurance and inquired what was wrong with her.


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December 14 2018
Andhra Chief Minister’s nephew Uday Kumar passes away in Hyderabad

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The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s nephew Uday Kumar passed away early morning Friday in Hyderabad. Chandrababu Naidu has cancelled all his government events for the day and is expected to attend Uday’s last rites at Tirupathi. Uday suffered a cardiac arrest and was brought to Care Hospital at Banjara Hills at 6 am in an ambulance.


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December 14 2018
Leopard enters Gujarat court, judge, advocates escape

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Proceedings at a local court of Chotila in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district came to a standstill on Friday afternoon when a leopard entered in court. The judge, lawyers and other staff managed to come out and locked the big cat inside the courtroom. All the staff and others present in the court are safe and later the forest department team to come and cage the animal.


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December 14 2018
Two killed, 18 injured as vehicle turns turtle accident in Uttar Pradesh

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Two people, including a woman, were killed and 18 others injured when their vehicle overturned on the Saharanpur-Delhi highway near Jalalabad in Shamli district, as per reports the incident took place when the victims were returning from Butrada village Thursday night, while the injured were admitted to a hospital.


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December 14 2018
Indian guitarist found dead in Dubai

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A 22-year-old popular Indian guitarist has been found dead in his apartment in Dubai on Friday. The police have referred his body to the forensic medicine department and the report showed no irregularity in the guitarist’s death, “His body will be handed over to his family after the completion of administrative procedures”.


December 14 2018
PM Modi’s foreign trips cost over ₹2,000 crore since 2014

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly made 84 trips around the world, which cost about $280 million (over ₹2,010 crore), according to the government. The information was provided by Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh in Parliament. Since June, Modi has visited several more countries, including Singapore, Maldives and Argentina in November alone, so the bill footed by taxpayers is actually much bigger.


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December 14 2018
Vijay Mallya is not a ‘chor’, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says

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The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the India Economic Conclave held on Mumbai on Thursday Gadkari said “For 40 years Mallya was regularly paying interest on loans. After entering the aviation sector, he started facing problems, and suddenly he became a thief? If a person repays the interest for 50 years, and if he defaults once, then suddenly everything is fraud?”


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December 14 2018
After 18 days in jail, Kerala activist Rehana Fathima gets conditional bail

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Activist Rehana Fathima has been finally granted conditional bail by the Kerala High Court, the High Court has asked her to not enter Pamba and ordered her to not post social media content that hurt sentiments of believers. 39-year old was arrested on November 27, by the Pathanamthitta police, for allegedly posting content on Facebook that hurt the sentiments of Ayyappa devotees.


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December 14 2018
Nepal to Ban Use of Indian Currency Notes Above ₹100

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The Nepalese government has reportedly taken a decision to ban the use of Indian currency higher than ₹100. Having a financial system which allows the use of the Indian rupee on its soil, Nepal was affected by India’s demonetisation, higher value ₹200 and ₹500 Indian notes have reportedly been in use in Nepal, but this purported decision by the government.


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December 14 2018
Diesel becomes cheaper on Friday, no change in petrol prices

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Diesel prices fell on Friday while petrol prices were unchanged in major cities of the country as international crude oil prices are now stabilising after nearly 30 per cent fall in last two months. In the national capital Delhi, petrol is sold at Rs 70.29 per litre, no change compared to yesterday while diesel is sold at Rs 64.57 as against Rs 64.66 on Thursday.


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December 14 2018
After Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi likely to announce Rajasthan’s CM today

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi will choose the party’s chief minister for Rajasthan on Friday. The race for the top job is between the party’s veteran leader Ashok Gehlot and young face Sachin Pilot. Gandhi said on Thursday the party would soon decide on the chief minister of Rajasthan. “Consultations with MLAs and party workers”


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December 14 2018
Kashmiri student who went missing from Noida college, traced in Mumbai

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The 19-year-old B.Tech student from Kashmir who was missing from Noida was traced in Mumbai on Tuesday night. According to the boy’s father, he was disheartened after his college not allowed him from attending semester examinations. He was last seen by his roommates on December 8, when he left the house saying he was going to meet his friend at Pari Chowk in Greater Noida.


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December 14 2018
Indian Techie Gets Nine Years in Jail For Sexual Assault Inside Plane

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Indian techie from Tamil Nadu was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment on Thursday for sexually assault against a fellow female passenger inside a commercial airplane, 35year-old who came to the US on a H-1B visa in 2015, will be deported after he serves his sentence, a federal court in Detroit said as it sentenced the Indian national to nine years of imprisonment.


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December 14 2018
K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints Mahmood Ali as Telangana’s Home Minister

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TRS leader Mohammad Mahmood Ali was on Thursday made the Home Minister of Telangana by Chief Minister, According to a statement from Chief Minister’s Office on Thursday night, KCR has allotted him the Home portfolio. Ali was holding Revenue portfolio in KCR’s previous cabinet. Ali, 66, has been with KCR since the latter floated TRS to revive the movement for separate Telangana state in 2001.


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December 14 2018
10 people from north Kerala suspected to have joined IS

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Police suspect the ten, including two women and four children, slipped out through the United Arab Emirates and believed to have reached IS-held areas of Afghanistan. Relatives told police they left their homes on November 20 on the pretext of going to neighbouring Mysuru and took a flight to Dubai from Bengaluru and they have no information after this.


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December 13 2018
Kashmiri teen who did a cameo in film ‘Haider’ turned militant, killed later

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Saqib Bilal a Class 9 student from Hajin Bandipora, were killed along with a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in an 18-hour gun battle with security forces in Mujgund on the outskirts of Srinagar on December 9, he left home on the day to buy some groceries. People had seen the two boys riding behind a third person on a bike said Bilal’s family.


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December 13 2018
Will support Congress in MP, Rajasthan to keep BJP out, BSP chief Mayawati

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The BSP will support the Congress and help it form the government in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was announced on Wednesday by the BSP chief Mayawati. When the final assembly elections results came in early on Wednesday morning, the Congress at 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh needed 2 more seats to be able to stake claim to forming a government.


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December 12 2018
If Muslim kills a cow, is it a crime, Law exam asks question on religion

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Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has given a shock to its students and to the education system in India, asked law students whether or not a Muslim committed a crime if he kills a cow in presence of Hindus. After the circulation on the social media, the university has expressed the regret and decided to remove the question. Delhi Education Minister had ordered an inquiry about the question


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December 12 2018
BJP so upset, Voters give party triple talaaq, Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor slams BJP over Assembly Elections results, tweeted “No wonder the BJP is so upset today. The voters just gave them a triple talaaq.” In the memorable words of Arun Jaitley, ‘Great Day for India. No one who cheats India will go scot free’.


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December 12 2018
After 24 hours of counting, Congress single largest party in MP

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Madhya Pradesh counting concludes, final ECI results - Congress 114, BJP 109, SP-1, BSP-2 and Independents-4, Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a total of 109 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 2 seats and Independents won 4 seats.


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December 12 2018
2 arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping 14-year-old in Chennai

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Chennai police on Tuesday arrested two men for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor girl. As per police reports 21-year-old Mohan from Andhra Pradesh befriended the 14-year-old Chennai girl over the phone a few weeks ago. Boy promise girl for marriage came to Chennai and took the girl to his friend’s house, sexually assaulted her and dropped her back in Chennai the same night.


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December 12 2018
Body of Kashmiri man found 45 days after abduction

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The body of a man was found buried in south Kashmir’s Kulgam on Tuesday after he was abducted in October following the death of ten people, “The preliminary post-mortem findings of the deceased suggest bullet wounds and torture marks on his body parts,” said Kulgam’s senior superintendent of police Harmeet Singh in a statement.


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December 12 2018
I take responsibility, says Raman Singh as Congress sweeps Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh’s three-time chief minister Raman Singh said “I take the responsibility for this defeat because the poll was contested under my leadership. We will act as a strong opposition and work for the development of the state”. I congratulate Congress on this success. I consider it my luck to serve the public of Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years, he added.


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December 11 2018
Four Killed After Car Bomb Hits Security Forces Convoy in Kabul

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At least 4 security force members were killed in an explosion in Kabul province on Tuesday morning, the blast took place around 9:20 AM local time in Bala Chinar area in Paghman district in Kabul. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, the security forces were passing through the area when blast took place.


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December 11 2018
Four Killed After Car Bomb Hits Security Forces Convoy in Kabul

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At least 4 security force members were killed in an explosion in Kabul province on Tuesday morning, the blast took place around 9:20 AM local time in Bala Chinar area in Paghman district in Kabul. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, the security forces were passing through the area when blast took place.


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December 11 2018
Deve Gowda slamming BJP said Voters make India arrogance free

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Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda slamming BJP said “people have made this nation ‘arrogance-free by voting out BJP”, The intentions of making India ‘Congress-free’ and ‘opposition-free’ shows the arrogance of BJP, added by Deve Gowda. The Janata Dal-Secular supremo tweeted “At least now, BJP should put some efforts to make this nation ‘problem-free and stop the unwanted travel-spree”


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December 11 2018
Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal wedding to cost USD 100 million

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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani estimated wedding cost about $100 million. The guest list is so long that the Ambanis and Piramals have taken over at least five five-star hotels nearby, the Ambanis donated enough food to feed 5,100 people three meals a day for four days, and set up a bazaar to showcase 108 traditional Indian paintings.


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December 11 2018
People Saw That BJP Did Nothing For Five Years, Says Chandrababu

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, “People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards an alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP”. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who said, “Semifinal proves that BJP is nowhere in all the states. This is a real democratic indication of 2019 final match”.


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December 11 2018
We will get ‘full majority’, claims Congress’ Kamal Nath in MP

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Congress leader Kamal Nath on Tuesday said his party will form a government in Madhya Pradesh with a “full majority”, According to Election Commission figures, the Congress was leading in 113 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled Madhya Pradesh for 15 years, in 106 seats even as officials counted millions of votes.


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December 11 2018
Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot win, from their seats

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Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has won from Sardarpura seat by defeating BJP candidate Shambhu Singh, while Sachin Pilot has won from Tonk constituency. Both 41-year-old Pilot and 67-year-old Gehlot are said to be the party’s candidates for the Chief Ministerial post.


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December 11 2018
Rahul worked hard, says Sonia Gandhi on Congress’s improved performance

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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said “Rahul Gandhi has worked hard... led the party”, after congress improved performance, Chhattisgarh’s 54 of the 90 seats, 112 of the 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh and 87 of Rajasthan’s 199 seats. 48-year-old Congress leader was named to lead the Congress exactly a year ago.


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December 11 2018
WhatsApp group admin can add you to WhatsApp group without your approval

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked the Facebook owned messaging platform to bring a feature that would first ask for the users’ consent before adding them to any WhatsApp Group. The government’s move came after several people complained that they were being added to random groups repetitively without their consent. In response, the messaging platform appointed a grievance officer in September and an India country


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December 11 2018
Court bans sale of several Apple iPhone models in China

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A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, Apple said on Monday it had filed a request for reconsideration with the court, the first step in appealing the ban. Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, filed its case in China in late 2017.


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December 11 2018
Zomato removes agent in Madurai who ate food meant for delivery

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A day after a video went viral of a delivery agent from food aggregator Zomato eating food meant for delivery, the employee has been removed from the company’s services. “The person in the video happened to be a delivery partner on our fleet, we understand that this was a human error in judgement, we have taken him off our platform.” Zomato statement.


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December 11 2018
Cong workers perform ‘havan’ outside Rahul’s home

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Congress workers performed a “havan” outside party president Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi. Workers sat with photos of Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, his sister Priyanka, Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and Madhya Pradesh leader Kamal Nath. Rahul Gandhi took on a greater leadership role in the party he is yet to count big wins and this Victory for Congress will be a big boost for Rahul Gandhi.


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December 11 2018
Former IPL chief Lalit Modi’s wife Minal dies

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the former IPL chairman Lalit Modi’s wife died at the age of 64 due to cancer on Monday, “My love, my life, my soulmate...You are finally at peace, and I am sure you will be watching over us,” Lalit Modi tweeted on Tuesday morning.


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December 11 2018
Indian arrested in US on charges of smuggling foreign nationals

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A 38-year-old Indian national has been arrested on charges of smuggling foreign nationals into the US for private financial gain, arrested by special agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Patel arranged for six Indian nationals to be brought to Thailand for smuggling into the United States.


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December 11 2018
Indigo flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata after smoke alert

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IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport on Tuesday after a smoke alert, flight 6E-237 was flying from Jaipur to Kolkata when the smoke was detected, but the plane landed safely at Kolkata. All passengers are safe and airport official investigating.


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December 11 2018
Congress leads in Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crosses majority mark

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The Congress is leading in the Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crossing the majority mark of 100 seats. The current count shows the Congress currently leading with 114 seats, with 76 seats to the BJP and 1 to other parties.


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December 11 2018
Cong crossing halfway mark in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

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Congress has crossed the halfway mark in leads tally in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Congress is leading in 114 seats out of 199 in Rajasthan, while it is leading in 59 seats in the 90-seat Chhattisgarh Assembly. Meanwhile, BJP leads in 81 seats in Rajasthan and 24 in Chhattisgarh.


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December 11 2018
BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal

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A BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal worker was allegedly shot dead in Malandighi Anchal under Kanksha block of West Bengal’s Durgapur, BJP worker Sandip Ghosh was returning home on the night of December 9 believed to be a TMC worker, attacked him and shot him dead. This incident is the result of an inner clash in the BJP for the distribution of funds among them.


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December 10 2018
I don’t stolen public money, used to save kingfisher, Vijay Mallya

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Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has claimed innocence and said he did not steal public money, Mallya said he used ₹9,000 crore to save kingfisher. Mallya is also facing money-laundering charges in the United Kingdom after India initiated extradition proceedings against him, the liquor baron filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Saturday.


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December 10 2018
Christmas tree made of pure gold coin worth of ₹18cr

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The most expensive Christmas tree in all of Europe, the tree decoration is made of gold coins worth €2.3 million(₹18cr), The almost 10-foot-high tree has been made in cooperation with the Austrian Mint. The company’s employees spent more than an hour decorating the art object with 2,018 gold coins and topped it with a golden star.


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December 10 2018
A women jumps to death from building day before wedding

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A 26-year-old women and daughter of retired IG committed suicide by jumping from the 14th floor of her apartment before a day of wedding, the incident took place at around 7.45 am, police official said no suicide note has been recovered. We found a cell phone and goggles from the spot. Police has investigating the matter.


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December 10 2018
Myntra chief Ananth Narayanan quits CEO post

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Myntra’s chief executive officer Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role with his position set to be abolished. Flipkart has also attempted to retain key personnel at Myntra, offering retention bonuses and packages to 50-75 key executives and employees, Flipkart executive Amar Nagaram has been tasked with heading Myntra.


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December 10 2018
Farmer spent ₹2 lakh on onions, earned just ₹6

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Maharashtra farmer send ₹6 to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis against the crashing prices of onions. Shreyas Abhale, a farmer of Maha said he had spent nearly ₹2 lakh for the onion crop this year and earned ₹6, Abhale sent the money order to the chief minister on December 7, the day he sold his produce at the wholesale market.


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December 10 2018