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Lessons in 'tehzeeb' - from Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Comment) (20 minutes ago)
By Anil K. Rajvanshi
Eulogies have been written about the "tehzeeb" -- a Urdu word translating into etiquette -- politeness and political culture of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16.

I enjoy all the public scrutiny: Actor Pulkit Samrat (12:06)
By Sugandha Rawal IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Pulkit Samrat loves the power of cinema to make people laugh, cry and dance, as well as the public scrutiny that comes with being famous. But there was a time when it became disturbing for him and his family.

India has much to offer in wellness space: Arianna Huffington (IANS Interview) (11:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Greek-American journalist-entrepreneur Arianna Huffington raised many an eyebrow worldwide when she stepped down as editor-in-chief of the US web portal that bears her name to focus on a wellness start-up she says draws much from Indian traditions and practices.

Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Haridwar (11:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita and grand-daughter Niharika collected his ashes from the Smriti Sthal here on Sunday which will be later immersed in Haridwar.

Lack of ethics in corporate governance led to Nirav Modi scandal: Goa B-school director (11:22)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of ethical grounding in corporate governance is the reason behind scandals like the one involving diamantaire Nirav Modi in India, just as absence of values in business practices triggered global accounting scandals like Enron and WorldCom, says Ajit Parulekar, Director, Goa Institute of Management, the state's top B-school.

Animal markets bustling in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid (11:12) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) As Eid-ul-Zuha approaches, animal markets across the Kashmir Valley were bustling with shoppers on Sunday who were looking to buy sacrificial animals to mark the festival on Wednesday.

Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue (10:48) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.

Light rains in some parts of Delhi (10:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) With light rains in the morning in some parts of the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

148 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra (08:40) IANS Photo Service
Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) A small batch of 148 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Alliance Air to operate flights from Kochi naval air base (Lead) (00:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) State-run Air India's subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- will commence operations from Kochi naval base to aide the rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.

Vajpayee's remains to be immersed in Rajasthan (00:01) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's remains will be immersed in three water bodies of Rajasthan, the Mahi in Banswara, the Chambal in Kota and in the Pushkar Sarovar, said BJP state president Madal Lal Saini on Saturday.

Kerala flood toll 368, over 58,000 rescued, red alert in 3 districts (Intro Roundup) (00:01) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 368, as 33 more deaths were reported on Saturday even as around 58,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert is now there in just three districts, down from 11.

Second phase of Raje's Yatra to start from Aug 24 from Jodhpur (23:18)
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The second phase of 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra being taken out under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will start from Jodhpur division on August 24 instead of Aug 20, said state media in charge Vimal Katiyar.

Rajasthan announces Rs 10-crore assistance for Kerala (23:06)
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday declared a financial help of Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood-ravaged Kerala.

Rahul says Rs 500 crore relief not enough, Modi government 'playing politics' over flood relief (Second Lead) (23:06)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the financial assistance of Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flood-ravaged Kerala was "nowhere near enough" and said the calamity should be declared a "national disaster."

Soldier killed in explosion near LoC in J&K (23:02)
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed in a landmine explosion on Saturday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

4 children among six killed by lightning in MP (22:56)
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four children, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, officials said.

Hardik to hold day-long protest atop vehicles (22:54) IANS Photo Service
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel has said he and his supporters would on Sunday climb on vehicles and stage a days hunger fast protesting the Gujarat Government's refusal to allow him to re-launch his movement for reservation for his community.

Congress to launch month-long agitation over Modi government 'scams' (Lead) (22:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that it will launch a month-long nationwide agitation from next week on what it said was "Rafale scam" of the Modi government and other issues.

Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives (22:42)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.

Gujarat announces Rs 10-crore aid for Kerala (22:34) IANS Photo Service
Gandhinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to the flood-ravaged Kerala.

Congress revokes suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar (22:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it had revoked the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party following recommendation by its disciplinary committee.

CBI arrests Dabholkar's killer in Pune (22:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here.

Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K (22:22)
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Three militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, police said.

Cabinet Secretary-led committee reviews Kerala flood situation (22:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Saturday reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas of Kerala and sought proper coordination and distribution of the relief materials, as per a official statement.

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