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Labourer dies inside Delhi Jal Board pump house (22:34)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A labourer died while working in a Delhi Jal Board water pump house in north Delhi, police said on Sunday.

Sinha holds local administration responsible for Amritsar train tragedy (21:48)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday held the local administration responsible for the Amritsar tragedy in which 59 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of the Dusshera effigy.

CBI books its Special Director in bribery case (Second Lead) (21:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against its own Special Director Rakesh Asthana of accepting bribe to settle a case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is facing multiple cases of money laundering and corruption, the agency said on Sunday.

Trinamool leader in Bengal shot at (21:26)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) A Trinamool leader of West Bengal's Birbhum district sustained a bullet injury when he was allegedly attacked by BJP workers on Sunday.

Woman gang-raped in West Bengal, 2 held (21:18)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly gang-raped brutally in a secluded area in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said on Sunday.

Man held for killing wife over her alleged affair (20:56)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A man was on Sunday arrested on the charge of killing his wife, police said.

Former minister Padmalochan Panda joins BJP in Odisha (20:52)
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister and Congress leader Padmalochan Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday.

Actor Arjun made unwanted advances, claims Kannada actress Sruthi (20:50)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Kannada actor Sruthi Hariharan on Sunday alleged that she was subjected to "unwanted advances" by south Indian multi-lingual actor Arjun Sarja.

Data protection bill detrimental to economy, says advocacy group (20:50)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While the government is in the process of devising institutional measures to protect consumers' personal data, an advocacy group has written to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad against the limited scope of the legislation in work, which, it said, will "harm the overall globalization of the economy" in the long run.

India congratulates Afghan people for voting (20:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Sunday congratulated the people of Afghanistan for exercising their democratic rights in that country's parliamentary elections in the face of terror threats.

Akali Dal demands Sidhu's sack, wife's arrest (20:40)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal core committee on Sunday demanded immediate sacking of Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and registration of a murder case against his wife and former legislator Navjot Kaur Sidhu as well as organizers of Dussehra function on Friday.

CBI books its Special Director in bribery case (Lead) (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against its own Special Director Rakesh Asthana of accepting bribe to settle a case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is facing multiple cases of money laundering and corruption, the agency said on Sunday.

Amarinder heads to Israel (20:18)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Claiming to be "completely satisfied with the relief and rehabilitation measures being carried out for the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy" and following assurances by his ministerial colleagues that everything will be taken care of, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday decided to visit Israel.

Hyderabad Airport terminal to open on Oct 23 (20:12)
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Interim International Departure Terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will be made operational on October 23.

Train services partially resume in Amritsar; protesters booked (Second Lead) (20:02)IANS Photo Service
Amritsar, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid tension and tight security, train services were partially restored on the Amritsar-Jalandhar railway section as the Punjab Police booked unidentified protesters on Sunday who clashed with the police at the spot where 59 people were crushed by a speeding train on Friday.

Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections (20:00)
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its 'Grihini Suvidha Yojana' (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.

Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum (19:50)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.

Forum wants probe into disappearance of Azad Hind Fauj fund (19:38)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the formation of 'Azad Hind government' headed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1943, an organisation of lawyers and retired government officials on Sunday urged the Centre to declassify all files on Bose and his army.

Low-intensity tremor rocks Kashmir Valley (19:36)
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) A low-intensity tremor struck the Kashmir valley on Sunday, but there was no report of any damage to life or property.

Punjab Police to probe Amritsar train tragedy separately (19:32)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) The Punjab Police will conduct a separate probe into the train tragedy in Amritsar on Friday in which 59 people lost their lives and nearly 60 others were injured.

Punjab may up compensation for Amritsar train tragedy victims (19:22)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked officials to prepare a detailed socio-economic profile of the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy, hinting at a higher compensation for the aggrieved families amid growing criticism that the government was not doing enough, and quickly, to alleviate their pain.

Nearly 35 lakh tonnes paddy procured in Punjab (19:08)
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Nearly 35 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, food and supplies officials in the state said on Sunday.

Kejriwal begins door-to-door campaign for 2019 LS polls (18:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched the party's door-to-door campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital.

CBI 'books' its Special Director in bribery case (18:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has charged its own Special Director Rakesh Asthana with accepting bribe to settle a case of meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is facing multiple cases of money laundering and corruption.

In thematic vs traditional puja, BJP's Ghosh says 'let us respect traditions' (18:24)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In debate over thematic celebrations versus traditional Durga Puja, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said one should not forget the true essence of theme-based Durga Puja celebrations and that it is everyone's duty to uphold the traditions.

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