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         Non-subsidised LPG rates cut by Rs 23.50 per cylinder    
NEW DELHI: Price of non-subsidised LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of subsidised cooking fuel, was Friday cut by Rs 23.50 per 14.2-kg bottle, in sync with international rates.

         Air India flight makes safe emergency landing    
NEW DELHI: An Air India flight from Patna carrying 97 passengers onboard made a safe emergency landing here Friday due to hydraulic failure, sources said.

         Karnataka assembly adjourned sine die    
BENGALURU: The Karnataka Legislative Assembly was Friday adjourned sine die after a 22-day session. Doing away with the normal practice of holding only winter session in Belagavi, the government had this time decided to hold the first half of monsoon session in Belgavi district, bordering Maharashtra, in north Karnataka, and the second half in the state capital.

         Large quantity of narcotics seized in J-K, two held    
RAMBAN (JK): Two persons were arrested Friday and large amount of narcotics was recovered in separate incidents here, police said.

         All-party meet on Monday to discuss ways to end Parl deadlock    
NEW DELHI: Government will call an all-party meeting on Monday in a bid to break the Parliament logjam as it accused Congress of "hurting" the country by blocking the passage of key reform bills like GST with its relentless protests.

         Two of four Indians detained by IS in Libya released    
LIBYA: Two of the four Indians detained in an Islamic State-controlled area in Libya have been released, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

         Rahul visits FTII, says RSS promoting mediocrity    
PUNE: Lending his support to students agitating at the Film and Television Institute here against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Friday said the RSS is "undermining" the institution's stature by promoting "mediocrity".

         Huge cache of explosives recovered in Bihar    
GAYA: A huge cache of explosives, suspected to be belonging to Maoists, was Friday recovered by the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar police from the district, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled rally here on August 9.

         Coining of 'Hindu terror' weakened anti-terror fight: Govt    
NEW DELHI: The government Friday hit out at Congress, saying the term "Hindu terrorism" coined by its previous government had "weakened" the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism.

         Man arrested for torturing minors to cook dog meat    
LUCKNOW: An eatery owner in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida city has been arrested for torturing three minors and forcing them to cook dog meat, police said on Friday.

         Troopers fire on Pakistan border    
JAMMMU: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers guarding the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday opened fire after they noticed suspicious movements, police said.

         Child dies of snake bite in Andhra    
HYDERABAD: An 11-year-old girl died of a snake bite in Andhra Pradesh, while her three-year-old brother is in critical condition. The snake bit the children when they were asleep late Thursday in their house in Kratiki village of Kurnool district.

         Ready for talks with Congress to end Par impasse, says govt    
NEW DELHI: The government Friday said it is ready to hold talks with the Congress to break the Parliamentary deadlock and a meeting in this regard will be held soon, a day after an all-party meeting called by the Lok Sabha Speaker failed to end the on-going impasse.

         Those who sought leniency for Yakub are nation's enemies: Sena    
MUMBAI: Lashing out at those who sought leniency for Yakub Memon, the Shiv Sena Friday demanded they should be "tried for being enemies of the country" and also asked the government to ensure that the 1993 serial blasts convict does not become a martyr in the eyes of people.

         Four Indian teachers kidnapped by IS in Libya    
NEW DELHI: Four Indian teachers, who were returning to India from Tripoli and Tunis, have been kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (IS). Of them, two are from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru, Government said Friday, adding the four Indians were "detained" at a check point, about 50 km from Sirte. The area is under the control of the terror outfit.

         Rajnath Singh links Gurdaspur attack to Pak    
NEW DELHI: Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism.

         Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Memon    
PATNA: A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said. The rope supplied by Buxar Central Jail was used for hanging Yakub Memon, its superintendent, S K Choudhary, said.

         Yakub's body handed over to family    
NAGPUR/MUMBAI: The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged in Nagpur Thursday morning for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was handed over to his family which flew it to Mumbai for last rites amid tight security with city police disallowing any procession.

         JK Independent MLA detained after rally against Yakub hanging    
SRINAGAR: Police Thursday detained Independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, after he took out a rally here to protest the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and against the prevalence of capital punishment.

         Cyclone Komen to make landfall, heavy rains likely    
KOLKATA: A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal Thursday intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

         Heavy rains push up water level in Sardar Sarovar dam    
VADODARA: Due to heavy rains in the catchment area and inflow of water from rivers in Madhya Pradesh the water level of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river has reached 121.92 metres, a senior official said Thursday.

         HC lawyers stay away from judge's court for 6th day    
KOLKATA: Lawyers at the Calcutta High Court continued to boycott the court of Justice Girish Gupta for the sixth day today alleging misbehaviour and demanded that he apologise to the Bar.

         Sex racket busted in Pathankot, four arrested    
PATHANKOT: Police have arrested four persons, including a woman and two young girls, from a house here for their alleged involvement in a sex trade racket.

         Daily wage worker sentenced to life imprisonment    
ERODE (TN): A daily wage worker has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for killing a man whom he suspected of having an illicit relationship with his wife.

         Senior scientist murdered at IVRI campus residence    
BAREILLY: A senior scientist at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) was murdered and some cash and valuable items were looted form his official residence here, police said.

         Man, daughter killed as wall of their house collapses    
SITAPUR (UP): A 59-year-old man and his daughter were killed after a wall of their house collapsed on them at Saktapur village here.

         Nation bids tearful adieu to Abdul Kalam    
RAMESWARAM (TN): In a spontaneous outpouring of grief, thousands of people bid an emotional farewell to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who was Thursday laid to rest with full state honours in his home town here amid chants of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".

         Two school children killed as train engine hits van    
RANCHI: Two school children were killed and four others injured when a train engine rammed into their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district Thursday.

         Google pays tribute to Kalam with 'black ribbon'    
NEW DELHI: Google on Thursday paid a special homage to "missile man" APJ Abdul Kalam by displaying a black ribbon on its homepage. The solemn mark of respect on Google India homepage only testifies to the universal appeal the former President exercised on the minds of people, especially the youth, from small-towners to net-savvy urban folks.

         Yakub first to be hanged in Maharashtra after Kasab    
MUMBAI: The hanging of Yakub Memon Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured, is the first execution of death sentence in Maharashtra after Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was sent to the gallows for the 26/11 terror attacks.

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