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Navy takes up Scorpene leak issue with French government
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A day after reports that documents related to India's Scorpene submarine have been leaked, the Indian Navy on Thursday said the issue has been taken up with the French government, as a high-level committee set up by the Defence Ministry analyses the impact.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:12:04 PM

December 16 gang-rape convict attempts suicide in Tihar Jail (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts in the December 16, 2012, gang-rape tried to commit suicide by hanging himself with a 'gamcha' from the ventilator of his cell in Tihar Jail on Wednesday night but was prevented from doing so by Tamil Nadu policemen. He was hospitalised and is now back in jail, said police.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:12:03 PM

Experts caution people over poor air quality during monsoon
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Experts from various fields have urged people to plant more trees and adopt anti-pollution measures after a US embassy report said there was an increase in the concentration of air pollution in many cities, including Delhi, even during monsoon which is considered the best season in terms of air quality.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:56:04 PM

India's future incomplete without peaceful Kashmir: Rajnath (Intro Roundup)
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made a passionate appeal for peace in the Kashmir valley, saying India's future was incomplete without a peaceful Kashmir but it cut no ice with separatists who have been spearheading a protracted violent unrest that has claimed at least 69 lives since July 9.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:54:05 PM

Janmashtami fervour in Braj in UP peaks on Thursday
Mathura/Vrindavan, Aug 25 (IANS) After good monsoon rains, pastures and fields of Braj, the land of Lord Sri Krishna, looked appropriately verdant on Thursday, providing a great setting for the celebration of Janmashtami.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:54:04 PM

RBI again declares SBI, ICICI as 'systemically important banks'
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday once again declared State Bank of India and ICICI Bank as the two most 'Domestic Systemically Important Banks' for the stability of the financial system of the country.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:50:04 PM

Janmashtami celebrated with enthusiasm in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm in the national capital on Thursday with devotees going to temples, which were gaily decorated on the occasion.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:42:04 PM

Rahul says stands by words on RSS; BJP hits back
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A day after telling the Supreme Court he had not blamed the RSS as an organisation for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination but only people linked to it, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he stands by his comments and will never stop fighting the "hateful and divisive agenda" of the RSS.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:30:04 PM

Hell hath no fury like Mehbooba questioned
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) When Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was asked to justify the Kashmir killings in the ongoing bloody unrest, she angrily walked out of the press conference she jointly addressed with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:26:04 PM

Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, eases in MP
Patna/Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Thursday, though the river Ganga and its tributaries started showing sign of receding but hundreds of thousands of affected people have been still strggling for survival, officials said. The situation, however, was easing in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:22:05 PM

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