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         IAF's Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot safe    
 
KUTCH, GUJARAT: A Jaguar combat aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday crashed near Bibber village in Kutch while on a routine sortie from Bhuj air base but the pilot ejected safely.

 
         Sonia’s reaction shows the book touched a raw nerve: Natwar    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Natwar Singh, former Congress leader, on Friday said that the strong reaction from Sonia Gandhi to his new book, proves that it has touched a “raw nerve” and something has “upset” her so much that she came out.

 
         CRPF jawan dies of cardiac arrest in Katra    
 
JAMMU: A jawan of Central Reserve Police Force died of cardiac arrest in Katra town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

 
         Three militants killed in blast    
 
GUWAHATI: Three militants were Friday killed in a blast in Assam's Goalpara district. The incident took place at Mairong under Agia police station. Police sources said three militants were reportedly making bombs at an abandoned house of one Monojit Rabha when one of the devices exploded accidentally.

 
         Malicious article against Jaya in Lanka's official website    
 
 
RAMESWARAM: Amid heightened standoff between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka over the traditional fishing rights around the controversial Katchatheevu island and arrests of fishermen, a malicious article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in an official website of Sri Lankan government had triggered a fresh controversy.

 
         Young woman from Kolkata gangraped in Jaipur    
 
JAIPUR: A 22-year old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by four persons in the city when she was on her way to Ajmer Sharif shrine from here. The woman hailing from Kolkata, had arrived here in search of a job on July 28 and stayed in a hotel.

 
         HC clubs cases of custodial deaths    
 
MUMBAI: Observing that Maharashtra accounts for a large number of custodial deaths and that most of the victims belonged to the minority community, the Bombay High Court has said that it would take stern measures to curb such atrocities. As a first step, a bench of justices V M Kanade and P D Kode yesterday clubbed all the petitions alleging custodial death and appointed senior lawyer Yug Choudhary as amicus curiae (friend of the court) to assist in the matter.

 
         Light rains likely in capital    
 
NEW DELHI: Light rains later in the day are likely to bring some relief to Delhiites experiencing humid weather. According to MeT Department, the minimum temperature for the day is around 28 degrees Celsius as recorded yesterday and the maximum too is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius.

 
         Two militants killed in encounter in Keran sector    
 
SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Keran sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir, as they were trying to infiltrate to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a defence spokesman said on Friday.

 
         Pune landslide: Toll rises to 51, fading hope survivors    
 
 
PUNE: The death toll in the Malin village landslide disaster has climbed to 51 with recovery of ten more bodies since last night, district control room said Friday. The dead included 22 women, 23 men and six children, an official at the control room said.

 
         Army Chief warns Pakistan on beheading-like incident    
 
 
NEW DELHI: On his first day in office, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag Friday warned Pakistan that India's response to any beheading-like incident in future would be "more than adequate, intense and immediate". "I can tell you that our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future. It will be intense and immediate," he told reporters after his welcome Guard of Honour as Chief of Army Staff.

 
         Five labourers killed in Raipur factory blast    
 
 
RAIPUR: Five labourers were killed in an explosion inside a factory manufacturing electrical fuses at a village near here in the wee hours of Friday. The explosion occurred at around 3 am in Navbharat Fuse Factory at Urla village in Abhanpur region, around 30 kms from here, Raipur Superintendent of Police O P Pal told reporters.

 
         Petrol price cut by Rs.1.09 a litre, diesel hiked 50 paise    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Petrol price was Thursday lowered by Rs.1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked by 50 paise a litre.

 
         Taslima Nasreen given 2-month visa, controversial writer upset    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months. The 51-year-old writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa but only for two months beginning August 1. A verification process of Nasreen's visa application has also been initiated by the government and the two-month visa has been given pending a de

 
         Rs.400 crore alimony news a fabrication: Hrithik Roshan    
 
 
MUMBAI: Reacting to rumours that his estranged wife Sussanne Roshan has demanded an alimony of a whopping Rs.400 crore, actor Hrithik Roshan has said it is "fabricated news", which is "testing my patience".

 
         Saharanpur clashes: Main accused arrested    
 
LUCKNOW: The main accused for instigating clashes in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh which left three people killed and dozens injured has been arrested along with six of his accomplices, police said Thursday.

 
         Gen Suhag takes over as new Army Chief    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, today took over as the head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding Gen Bikram Singh.

 
         176 rescued child labourers brought to Bihar    
 
PATNA: A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital today by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations.

 
         HC dismisses SIT's plea for stay on bail to Maya Kodnani    
 
 
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court today dismissed the plea of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT), to grant a stay on its order granting bail to former minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case.

 
         Ban e-rickshaws, high court orders Delhi government    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered an immediate ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital, saying their unregulated operation is "hazardous to other traffic on the road as well as to citizens".

 
         Uproar in RS over 'surveillance, phone tapping' of ministers    
 
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha today witnessed uproar for the second consecutive day on the issue of alleged surveillance and phone tapping of Cabinet Ministers, with Opposition forcing two adjournments during the Question Hour.

 
         12 villages cut-off due to landslide in Odisha    
 
 
MALKANGIRI: Landslide in Odisha, triggered by heavy downpour, has cut-off about a dozen villages on the Bonda hills in Malkangiri from the district headquarters for the last four days, district officials said.

 
         I will write my own book: Sonia after row over Natwar Singh's comments    
 
 
NEW DELHI: With former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh creating a row with his comments about Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President today said that she will come out with her own book, which will reveal the "truth".

 
         John Kerry visits IIT, walks out 'impressed' with students    
 
 
NEW DELHI: "Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US secretary of state John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology here on Thursday and interacted with the students.

 
         Bangalore bandh to protest sexual offences evokes mixed response    
 
 
BANGALORE: A 12-hour bandh in the country's IT hub to protest rising cases of sexual offences against women and children called by Kannada outfits today evoked a mixed response. Commercial establishments in several areas remained shut while buses operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation plied but with fewer passengers.

 
         Three killed in cloudburst in Tehri district    
 
 
DEHRADUN: Three women were killed in their sleep, three others went missing and a man was critically injured when a cloudburst hit Netad village in Tehri district, flattening their houses in the wee hours today. A cloudburst hit Netad village at about 2.30 a.m., flooding the Ruis canal and flattening two houses.

 
         Pune landslide: toll rises to 31, rain hampers rescue efforts    
 
 
PUNE: The death toll in the landslide at Malin village near here rose to 31 on Thursday morning even as rescue workers resumed operations, which were hampered during the night due to rain and poor visibility.

 
         Taxman to track high-value spending in major cities    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In order to widen the tax base and check undisclosed income, the Income Tax department has decided to train its scanner on instances of personal expenditure, interest earned on investment, purchase of luxury vehicles and capital gains made from sale of property in a select band of economically surging Indian cities.

 
         Naroda Patiya riots:Gujarat ex-minister Maya Kodnani gets bail    
 
 
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court today granted bail to former minister Maya Kodnani, who was convicted and sentenced to 28 years' imprisonment in the 2002 Naroda Paitya riots case in which 97 people were killed.

 
         Wear anything in Goa: Parrikar    
 
 
PANAJI: People are free to wear what they want in Goa, but those who find it objectionable are also free to book them for obscenity, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Wednesday.

 
 
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