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       HEADLINES: CBI not to probe TP-Jayakrishnan murder case                                              Allegation a political advantage for CM: Pinarayi                                              KPCC stands by Mani                                              Father commits suicide after hacking sons to death                                              If allegations are probed, Mani will have to go to jail: Biju                                              Elangovan new Tamil Nadu Congress chief                                              Bihar boat capsize: six drown, seven missing in separate incidents                                              Bangalore is Bengaluru, 11 other cities renamed too                                              Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight ends in fatal crash, one pilot killed                                              Delhi Dynamos look for first away win against FC Goa                                              Double-ton Younis piles agony on Australia                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Bangalore is Bengaluru, 11 other cities renamed too    
BENGALURU: Shedding the colonial name, Bangalore on Saturday became Bengaluru synchronising with the state formation day --"Karnataka Rajyotsava". In tandem, 11 other cities across Karnataka were also rechristened by the state government, casting away the anglicised names.

         Bihar boat capsize: six drown, seven missing in separate incidents    
JAMUI: Six persons drowned and seven others went missing on Saturday in two separate incidents of boat capsizing in Bihar. In the first incident in Jamui district, at least five persons drowned when a country boat capsized in deep waters at Garhi dam, officer in-charge of Garhi police station Ram Narain Rai said.

         Elangovan new Tamil Nadu Congress chief    
CHENNAI: E.V.K.S. Elangovan was on Saturday appointed the new Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president with the party accepting the resignation of B.S. Gnanadesikan, who was upset over his “neglect” by the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

         Sena's advice to new BJP Govt: Do not take people for granted    
MUMBAI: Shiv Sena on Saturday cautioned new Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis against taking the people for granted and asked him to fulfil the expectations of the common man. “The new Government is like a newly-wed woman who initially pleases her mother-in-law. In this case the mother- in-law is the people of Maharashtra. You cannot take people for granted. They have the power to pull your ears when you err,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

         Petrol-diesel price reduced by around Rs 2    
NEW DELHI: The price of petrol has been reduced by Rs 2:41 and that of diesel by Rs 2:25. The new price will come into effect from Friday midnight.

         SC favours relaxation in model code of conduct in J & K    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today favoured relaxation of model code of conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work following devastation by floods recently.

         Sahara chief shells out Rs 31 L for Tihar's special facilities    
NEW DELHI: Sahara group has paid Rs 31 lakh to Tihar jail authorities as charges for stay of its chief Subrata Roy in an air-conditioned facility and using services like phone, internet and video conferencing for 57 days to negotiate sale of his luxury hotels abroad.

         Ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, two govt officials get bail    
NEW DELHI: Former coal secretary and four others, including two serving government officials, were today granted bail by a Special Court in connection with a coal blocks allocation scam case.

         Centre cuts costs; halts fresh appointments    
NEW DELHI: In a bid to bring down day-to-day expenses, the government on Thursday asked bureaucrats to abstain from holding meetings in 5-star hotels, avoid travelling abroad in first class and also put a freeze on appointments.

         Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra CM, nine ministers also take oath    
MUMBAI: Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday. Nine other ministers also took the oath.Maharashtra Governor C V Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis (44) and the others at a glittering ceremony in the sprawling Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people.

         Congress, JMM break alliance in Jharkhand    
NEW DELHI: The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday broke their alliance, citing issues pertaining to seat sharing as the cause, ahead of the legislative assembly polls in the state.

         Modi skips event at Indira Gandhi's memorial    
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday skipped the event commemorating the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the Shakti Sthal memorial where President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and top leaders of the Congress paid floral tributes to her.

         Three arrested with fake notes worth Rs 1.05 lakh    
KISHANGANJ: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel posted at Kishanganj in Bihar on Friday arrested three persons from a village close to Indo-Bangladesh border and seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the purported value of Rs 1.05 lakh. BSF Deputy Commandant P K Ranjan said the arrested have been identified as Mohammad Razeeb (22), Mohammad Vazir (40) and Sushanto Majumdar (35). They are residents of Islampur police station area in West Bengal.

         Uma Bharati participates in 'Run for Unity' in UP    
LUCKNOW: Union Minister for Water Resource and River Development Uma Bharati today led 'Run for Unity' here on the 139th birth anniversary of the first Home Minister of the country Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The run which started from Shaheed Smarak, culminated at Patel's statue near GPO park in Hazratganj.

         One killed, 13 injured as RTV overturns in Delhi    
NEW DELHI: A man was killed and 13 others injured when the private mini-bus they were travelling in turned turtle near Jungpura metro station in southeast Delhi this morning. According to the police, the incident took place around 9.15 AM when the Road Taxed Vehicle (RTV), carrying 25 government employees, overturned after one of its front tyres came off while on Defence Colony flyover and the mini-bus skidded off the road.

         Three dead, three hospitalised after suspected food poisoning    
PATNA: Three persons died and three others were hospitalised in Aurangabad district Friday due to suspected food poisoning. District administration officials said the deaths could be a result of food poisoning while Excise officials were probing whether the deaths had occurred due to consumption of illicit liquor.

         2G: Charges framed against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu    
NEW DELHI: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others were on Friday put on trial in a 2G scam-related case by a special court, which observed that charges of money laundering are prima facie made out against all of them.

         Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on 30th death anniversary    
NEW DELHI: The nation Friday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other leaders paying tributes to her.

         Mahatma Gandhi seems incomplete without Sardar Patel: Modi    
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as National Unity Day, saying a nation that disregards its history cannot create one and made a veiled reference to anti-Sikh riots that followed then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination this day 30 years ago.

         Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death by Sri Lankan court    
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: Five Indian fishermen were given death penalty by a Sri Lankan court on Thursday for alleged drug trafficking, prompting a response from India that it will appeal to a higher court against the judgement.

         Not inviting Modi for son's anointment: Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam    
NEW DELHI: The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari Thursday said he has not invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment as the next chief cleric.

         Modi govt’s austerity drive: No meeting at 5-star hotels, no first class air travel    
NEW DELHI: Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent, the union government has barred bureaucrats from travelling first class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible.

         Muktar Naqvi hurt while being arrested by Bengal police    
SURI: BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Thursday said anarchy reigned supreme in West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as democracy has been 'totally trampled'.

         UK defence Secretary meets Jaitley    
NEW DELHI: British Defence Secretary Michael Fellon Thursday met his counterpart Arun Jaitley and discussed issues relating to regional security, military cooperation and joint exercises to strengthen defence relations between the two countries.

         Irish national found dead near Kanpur    
KANPUR: The defaced body of an Irish national was found besides the railway track at Chandari station near Kanpur. The deceased has been identified as Ivan Mainwaring.

         Bollywood actresses identified in black buck poaching case    
JODHPUR: The prosecution eye witness has identified Bollywood actresses Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu before the court during the hearing of the 16-year old black buck poaching case.

         Compensation to victims of violence hiked    
NEW DELHI: Citizens who suffer communal, terrorist or Maoist violence would now get a compensation of Rs 5 lakh, a home ministry statement said Thursday.

         Boy dies in public toilet blast    
THANE: A ten-year-old boy was killed and another person was injured in an explosion in the civic public toilet in the city's Lokmanya Nagar locality, late last night, the police said. Aakash Singh, 10, a resident of Santosh Patil Chawl was killed in the explosion that took place in the toilet.

         SC stays proceedings on defamation cases against Swamy    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday stayed proceedings on criminal defamation cases filed against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy by AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

         Delhi govt formation: SC finds LG's efforts positive    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday expressed satisfaction over Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's recent moves to explore the possibility of government formation in Delhi and said that he should be given more time as "there could be a minority government with outside support".

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