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Five militants killed in past 24 hours in Meghalaya
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Five militants have been killed in the past 24 hours in the insurgency-ridden Garo Hills region in Meghalaya, including two ASAK militants killed in North Garo Hills bordering Assam, a top police official said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:10:04 PM

Human effigy remark: BJP files complaint against Trinamool MLA
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The BJP Friday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress legislator Nirmal Majhi who had called for burning "real human effigies" of doctors who earlier burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:08:03 PM

Mullaperiyar storage level will be raised to 152 feet: Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said her government would take necessary steps to increase the water storage levels in the Mullaperiyar Dam to 152 feet.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:02:13 PM

Extra time for blind in UPSC civil service exam
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Blind students appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday's preliminary exam, an official statement said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00:06 PM

PM condoles Ananthamurthy's death
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the death of writer U.R. Ananthamurthy, terming it a loss to Kannada literature.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00:05 PM

'Labelling Indian companies as cheap creates negative branding'
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) A German expert Friday said the practice of Indian companies marketing themselves as "low-cost" creates negative branding for the country and should be done away with as the nation is not viewed as such by investors.

Friday, August 22, 2014 9:00:04 PM

After jeers, Hooda invited for tea by Modi
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday invited Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for tea at his official residence here.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:56:08 PM

Delhi HC dismisses plea against Muslim's force feeding
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed a PIL seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualifying 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramadan fast.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:52:07 PM

Complaint filed against Teesta Setalvad in Goa
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) A police complaint was filed in Goa Friday against activist Teesta Setalvad for uploading an image of a Hindu goddess on a social networking site, which offends Hindu religion.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:50:03 PM

Kerala liquor policy to make state 'dry' in a decade (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The Kerala government's intention to bring about prohibition in a phased manner has begun with a new liquor policy that will turn the state into a dry one in a decade.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:36:07 PM

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