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Truckers’ body calls off strike after Centre announces panel to look into their issues
Truckers affiliated to All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) called off their strike late Monday evening following a marathon meeting with road transport minister Nitin Gadkari and his top ministry officials.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:14:22 GMT)

Nitish Katara’s mother seeks death penalty for Vikas and Vishal
Neelam Katara, mother of Nitish who was brutally murdered by Vikas and Vishal Yadav in February 2002 as they disapproved of his affair with their sister Bharti, has moved the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for the two.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:13:41 GMT)

SC seeks Bengal government’s response in Kalighat rape case
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the West Bengal government seeking its response on a plea by the accused in the 2013 Kalighat rape case challenging the Irish survivor’s examination by the trial court through Skype from Dublin instead of video conferencing.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:13:02 GMT)

Government to go digital in 2nd phase of immunization programme
The government plans to go digital while ramping up its ambitious national immunization programme.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:12:17 GMT)

Enforcement Directorate set to lodge money laundering charges against Yadav Singh
Troubles could mount for former Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to book him for money-laundering for allegedly amassing assets worth several crores and favouring many politicians, bureaucrats and builders while executing over 30 crucial projects.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:10:57 GMT)

BJP demands countermanding of West Bengal civic polls
BJP on Monday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal of "killing democracy" during the municipal polls in the state and said it will approach the Election Commission and Governor K N Tripathi with the video footage of the violence during the local body elections.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:10:01 GMT)

CBI prosecutor reiterates that parents killed Aarushi
R K Saini, senior CBI prosecutor who was part of the Aarushi-Hemraj murder trial from day one till the parents were convicted in November 2013, on Monday told TOI that “the parents – Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- were the killers” and that “servants – Krishna, Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal – were framed”.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:09:13 GMT)

Poor yield in Maharashtra set to make pulses even costlier
Pulses that are currently retailing at well over Rs 100 a kg are likely to become even costlier. The drought-like situation in July and August this year has adversely affected the production of pulses in Maharashtra, which is a major producer of foodgrains in the country. 
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:01:42 GMT)

Pollution made my grandson wear a mask and he looks like a Ninja: CJI
After seeking rapid response from the Centre and the Delhi government to tackle the rising pollution in Delhi, Chief Justice H L Dattu said his grandson wears a mask while visiting Delhi and looks “like a Ninja”.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:54:09 GMT)

Seal on India role in Square Kilometre Array
The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics was on Monday appointed the nodal agency to oversee the activities related to building the largest and most sensitive radio telescope — Square Kilometre Array — in India, one of the 10 countries involved in its development.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:54:03 GMT)

Hi-tech KISAN to help assess crop yields
The government on Monday kicked off a project – KISAN – that will use space technology and drone-based imaging for estimating crop yields.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:51:39 GMT)

Oppn threatens to call first Telangana bandh on Oct 10
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi may face its first state-wide bandh on October 10 with Opposition parties threatening to bring the state to a standstill unless the government announces a one-time and full payment of the farm loan waiver balance amount, touching almost Rs 8,000 crore.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:44:18 GMT)

Bihar polls: Several close calls can add up to an electoral sweep
Even a contest that is largely bipolar and produces a decisive verdict in a state need not produce decisive mandates from seat to seat, as the 2010 polls in Bihar illustrate.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:29:06 GMT)

Is it Raj Bhawan or BJP HQ? TMC asks
Disbelief, frustration and then seething anger. A despondent Trinamool Congress on Monday took its battle to Raj Bhawan which it alleged “virtually turned into state headquarters of BJP”.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:18:31 GMT)

Flyer mistook pilot’s words, caused scare
The “last flight” scare caused by a passenger misunderstanding an Air India pilot’s comments at Singapore on Sunday had actually happened at the Changi airport and not inside the aircraft.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:14:20 GMT)

Kolkata slum kids battle it out for ‘World Cup’ berth
If things go according to plans, underprivileged kids from over 68 countries will converge in the city to play football in 2016.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:12:45 GMT)

Indian intel rules out IS link to Bangla murders
Indian agencies, just like Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina, seem to discount the possibility of Islamic State’s involvement in the recent killings of an Italian and a Japanese national in the neighbouring country.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:58:47 GMT)

4 jawans killed in J&K’s Army-militant gunfight
Four soldiers and a militant were killed in two separate gunfights in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in the past two days.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:39:54 GMT)

38 dead in cross-border firing over last 2 years
Thirty-eight people, including 10 security personnel, have died in border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border during the last two years in J&K, the state government said on Monday.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:39:19 GMT)

Government to fast-track green clearances for Sagarmala project 
The government is embarking on the Sagarmala project aiming to trigger industrial development along the coastline and develop smart cities near key ports such as Kandla and Paradip.
(Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:27:48 GMT)

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