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Lightning kills 20 in Jharkhand RANCHI: With monsoon hitting Jharkhand there has been some relief, but at least 20 people have also been reported dead due to lightning in different parts of the state over the last three days, police said. Nine people died on Thursday, seven on Wednesday and rest on Friday. According to the police three deaths were …

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Kohli becomes fastest to score 20,000 international runs

Manchester: India skipper Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap as he became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he reached 37 against the West Indies during their World Cup tie at the Old Trafford on Thursday. He also registered 9,000 runs batting at the number three spot. Kohli had started the game on 19,963 runs …

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Indians’ money in Swiss banks falls by 6%

Zurich/New Delhi: Money parked by Indian individuals and enterprises in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches, fell by nearly 6 per cent in 2018 to 955 million Swiss francs (about Rs 6,757 crore) to hit its second-lowest level in over two decades, Swiss National Bank data showed Thursday. Aggregate funds of all foreign clients of Swiss banks also fell by …

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Bomb threat forces AI to divert flight to London

London/Mumbai: A US-bound flight of Air India (AI) from Mumbai made a precautionary landing at London’s Stansted Airport on Thursday following a bomb scare, forcing Britain to scramble its fighter jets to escort the aircraft. UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort Flight AI 191 around 09.50 am local time after the bomb scare that later …

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India lodged strong protest with Pak

New Delhi: Pakistanis invited to an Iftar hosted by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were actively dissuaded and physically stopped from attending the event by Pakistani agencies, prompting India to lodge a strong protest with that country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for …

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Priyanka plans to revamp party in UP with new blood

New Delhi: Stunned by the rout in the Lok Sabha battle, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi is working on a plan to revamp the country’s oldest political party across Uttar Pradesh keeping in mind the 2022 Assembly elections. Party sources said that Gandhi, who is in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, has put a team in place after taking critical …

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Eleven students dead after minibus falls into gorge in J&K

Srinagar: Eleven students, including nine girls, of a computer coaching institute died and seven others were injured Thursday when the minibus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. The vehicle, carrying students from the Poonch-based institute, fell into the gorge near Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal road connecting Bafliaz …

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Shah wants zero tolerance towards terrorism, terrorists

Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday told the security forces that there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism and terrorists. Briefing the media about the details of Shah’s two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, A P Maheshwari, special secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and B V R Subrahmanyam, state Chief Secretary, said the Home Minister has directed …

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Will go by national interest: India to US on S-400 deal

PTI New Delhi India will go by its national interest on S-400 missile defence deal with sanctions-hit Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Thursday, even as the two sides agreed to work their way through the contentious pact as also other prickly issues, including those related to trade, to take the bilateral ties …

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MP BJP MLA sent to jail for assaulting civic official with bat

PTI Indore Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested and sent to jail Wednesday for attacking a civic body official here with a cricket bat while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house A video of the alleged assault went viral on social media, after which the police filed an FIR against …

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