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    Crimes up 3% in 2017, kidnapping on rise: NCRB report (Lead)
    • Crimes up 3% in 2017, kidnapping on rise: NCRB report (Lead)(00:00)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The latest annual crime data, "Crime in India-2017", released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), on Monday, revealed that there was an increase of 3.6 per cent in criminal cases in 2017 compared to 2016 when 50 lakh cases of cognisable offences were lodged across the country.
    Business to be backbone of India-US relationship: Jaishankar
    Broad contours of Indo-US trade deal resolved: Goyal
    • Broad contours of Indo-US trade deal resolved: Goyal(20:56)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Hinting at an early announcement of the first set of agreements under the proposed India-US trade deal, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that India and the US have resolved the broad contours of the proposed agreement.
    Indo-US relations better than ever, more can be done: Rice
    India not a 'dumping market': Madhav at Indo-US conclave
    • India not a 'dumping market': Madhav at Indo-US conclave(20:34)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) An Indo-US forum held in New Delhi on Monday witnessed an unusual war of words between BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the former asserted that India is in a better relationship with China as compared to the US.
    Lack of qualified doctors biggest challenge: Arvind Panagariya
    Mirchi files: After Patel's submission of deal, ED to attach Ceejay House
    • Mirchi files: After Patel's submission of deal, ED to attach Ceejay House(13:04)
      Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing into the alleged property deals of the fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar close aide late Iqbal Mirchi with former Union Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel, is all set to attach the controversial 15 storey Ceejay House property.
    Centre committed to holistic welfare of police personnel: Shah
    • Centre committed to holistic welfare of police personnel: Shah(14:52)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Calling police personnel the "silent sentinels" of the nation and noting the difficult conditions under which they work, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday assured that the Centre was committed to their holistic welfare over a specific time period.
    Voters in Maha's Satara make 'bridge' to reach polling booth (IANS Special)
    India hits out at Pak for unilaterally suspending postal services
    Oct 23 is General Body meeting, Sourav will call BCCI AGM: Vinod Rai
    • Oct 23 is General Body meeting, Sourav will call BCCI AGM: Vinod Rai(17:50)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has made it clear that the meeting on Wednesday at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) HQ in Mumbai is a General Body Meeting and said that the Annual General Meeting will be called for by new President Sourav Ganguly.
    Siachen now open for tourism, says Defence Minister
    Banking operations to be hit on Tuesday due to strike
    • Banking operations to be hit on Tuesday due to strike(17:14)
      Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Banking operations across the country will be affected on Tuesday as about 3.5 lakh bank employees will be on strike to protest mergers of government banks, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA).
    Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot (Lead)
    • Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot (Lead)(23:04)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) About 35 years after it was closed down for civilians, Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, was on Monday declared open for tourists by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a major decision ahead of the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh where the region is located.
    No let-up in HAL strike as stand-off continues
    • No let-up in HAL strike as stand-off continues(22:44)
      Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The indefinite strike by the workers of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for wage revision continued on the 8th day, with the trade unions and management hardening their positions, an official said on Monday.
    INX Media case: Court accepts CBI chargesheet against Chidambaram (Lead)
    Haryana record 65% polling (Night Lead)
    • Haryana record 65% polling (Night Lead)(22:10)
      Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Sixty-five per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out on Monday to elect 90 members to the state Assembly amidst minor skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said.
    Haryana registers 64% turnout, Maharashtra 58%: EC
    • Haryana registers 64% turnout, Maharashtra 58%: EC(21:58)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Sixty-four per cent of over 1.83 crore voters in Haryana turned out on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly amidst minor skirmishes, while Maharashtra, which started on low-to-moderate voting, registered 58 per cent by the evening to its 288 seats, the Election Commission said.
    Brexit: Commons Speaker says no to request for vote on deal
    SC accepts Centre's plan to rebuild Ravidas temple (Lead)
    • SC accepts Centre's plan to rebuild Ravidas temple (Lead)(21:28)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a U-turn, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted the Centre's proposal to reconstruct permanent Guru Ravidas Temple - at the same site where it was demolished in August -- in the protected land of Tughlaqabad forest area here.
    Army foils infiltration bid by 100 Pak terrorists
    • Army foils infiltration bid by 100 Pak terrorists(21:14)
      New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday foiled infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir by around 100 terrorists holed up at six launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, just around eight kilometres from the Line of Control, losing three lives - two armymen and a civilian, sources said on Monday.
    SC to deliver order on Chidambaram's bail plea on Tuesday
    'I will talk to Kohli like a BCCI president talks to the captain'
    • 'I will talk to Kohli like a BCCI president talks to the captain'(20:04)
      Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly is set to be in Mumbai on October 24 when the national selectors pick the squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh. Asked if he would speak to Virat Kohli as the skipper has opted out of the T20I series, the former India skipper said he would speak to current captain like a BCCI President talks to the skipper of the Indian team.
    'Very happy for Rohit, don't need to say he is a top batsman'
    • 'Very happy for Rohit, don't need to say he is a top batsman'(19:56)
      Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Former India captain and BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly on Monday said he is very happy with the way Rohit Sharma is playing as a Test opener, also hailing the comeback of Umesh Yadav in the ongoing South Africa series.