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Value-Added Tax cut by 4%, petrol, diesel cheaper by Rs 3/litre

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In a major relief for motorists and consumers, the state government on Tuesday made a decision to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2 and 1 per litre. "There is no proposal at this juncture to reduce VAT on diesel and petrol in the state", additional chief secretary, commercial tax, RK Tiwari told HT. Read More »

Asif says U.S. targeting Pakistan by using excuse of Haqqani network

Asif, while alleging that the United States was targeting Pakistan over unfounded allegations, said, "We will not take any dictation that harms our national interest". The Haqqani network, which has a stronghold in Afghanistan, has been responsible for several terror attacks. Asif acknowledged that Pakistan was losing its influence on the Taliban. Read More »

Sex with minor wife even after marriage is rape, says Supreme Court

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The announcement comes a few days after the SC, in a bid to protect the interest of brides younger than 18 (the legal age for marriage ), ruled that sexual intercourse between a man and his minor wife can not be considered a criminal act. "Exception in rape law is discriminatory, capricious and arbitrary.It violates bodily integrity of the girl child", said the court. Under Indian law , sex with a minor (below 18) is a crime. Read More »

Ominous email: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'

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The unusual nature of a university system alerting its constituency to the possibility of a North Korean attack attracted the attention of national and worldwide media, including The Washington Post , Fox News, CBS News and the Daily Mail of London. Read More »

Woman finds shark found in swimming pool, throws it back into ocean

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A courageous woman has been nicknamed the "shark wrangler" after she discovered a shark in a swimming pool and boldly picked it up and tossed it back in the ocean. He was only about a meter long. "I put him into an environment he was happy", she said. "Everyone was saying, 'What do we do?' Mum even rang triple zero and the police came". Read More »

United Nations pull out of Malawi after vampire scare triggers mob violence

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Belief in witchcraft is widespread and education standards are poor in rural Malawi, where rumors of vampires also set off violence in 2002 . "These districts have severely been affected by the ongoing stories of blood sucking and possible existence of vampires ", the agency said regarding districts in the southern part of the country. Read More »

Hrithik Roshan asks media not to take sides

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An Indian actress Yami Gautam wrote an open letter on Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut row. While Kangana did not shy away from taking names or blasting accusations at various celebrities, Hrithik refused to even name Kangana in the letters or his interviews with news channels. Read More »

Family forgets boy, 3, at corn maze overnight

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The parents did not call police until Tuesday morning and told them the child might still be in the corn maze. Sgt. Joe Monson told the New York Daily News that the boy and his mother went to the maze with a big group of people and somehow became separated. Read More »

When are play-off round matches, and when is the draw?

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For the purposes of this illustration, the higher-ranked playoff teams and the nations current top of their qualifying group in Africa are shown. If Tunisia miss out on the finals, then DR Congo would most likely be pot 4 . AFCON record champions Egypt booked their ticket on Sunday night courtesy of a minute penalty victor by Mohamed Salah. While Saudi Arabia and South Korea combined them as runners-up Japan and Iran reserved their spots after winning their various teams in the next ... Read More »

Assam BJP tells party workers to prepare for panchayat polls

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Out of this, the BJP has won 1,457, followed by Congress (301), Shiv Sena (222) and Nationalist Congress Party (194). The BJP has asked its cadres in Assam to prepare for panchayat polls , which are likely to be held in December and give the party an opportunity to evaluate people's response to its one-year-old rule in the state ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Read More »

US Navy relieves of duties top officers of wrecked warship

The commander of the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott H. Swift, said last month that he would retire after being notified that he was no longer in the running to take charge of the Pentagon's overall Pacific Command, which would oversee any military operations against North Korea. Read More »

Chinese Women Unrecognizable After Plastic Surgery; Detained At South Korea Immigration

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The three Chinese women are now stuck in the South Korean airport because the security check refused to grant them the permission to leave the country. They added that taking photos of the trio is not a crime either, but the act "reflects a lack of moral character". South Korea has a booming and low-priced plastic-surgery industry complete with travel packages that include cosmetic treatments followed by safari trips in Africa, where people can heal - if they can make it past airport ... Read More »

Why California fires are so risky, but could have been worse

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The Mark West, Coffey Park, Glen Ellen and Kenwood areas have been the most challenging fire zones in the sheriff's office's unincorporated county jurisdictions, Giordano said. At least eighteen total wildfires have been counted, and firefighters have struggled to contain the inferno as powerful winds Monday night rapidly pushed the flames from rural areas into cities. Read More »

Iraqi VP warns of 'civil war' over Kurdish-held Kirkuk

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Interestingly, Russia's Rosneft just recently looked to speed up negotiations with the KRG on investments that would include a Kirkuk to Ceyhan pipeline, a possible stake in the Kirkuk oil field and possibly an investment in a natural gas pipeline from the KRG to Turkey and Europe. Read More »

SC seeks documents to justify lookout notice against Karti

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Holding the CBI responsible for closure of his bank accounts, he said that these accounts have been rendered non-operational as a outcome of a unilateral decision taken by the bank on June 7, 2017 and that too without giving any reasons. It has got nothing to do with the opening of bank accounts overseas, he said. The probing agency has alleged that there were official records to show that Karti had tampered with evidence against him in the INX media case on his visits overseas. Read More »

Godhra carnage was not an act of terrorism: Gujarat HC judgement

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Sabarmati Express was returning from the site of the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya, with kar sevaks, some of whom had taken part in the 1992 demolition. "Partially we are satisfied as the court has upheld the incident as a planned conspiracy but sad that strictest punishment has not been given.We will go to Supreme Court", Patel said. Read More »

Doughboy Roc of Doughboyz Cashout shot and killed in Detroit

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According to authorities, Roc was shot to death at 3:30 p.m. while he was sitting in his white Hyundai on the west side of Detroit . He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators don't have any information about a suspect at this time. Doughboyz Cashout was formed in 2006 when its members were high school students, with many, including Roc, attending Southfield High School. Read More »

Diane Feinstein, Oldest US Senator, to Run for Re-election

Sen. Dianne Feinstein , a leading gun control advocate, said Sunday no law could have stopped the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock. "The state is sad", Feinstein said of the debate over guns in America on NBC's "Meet the Press". Feinstein is out of touch with the grassroots of our party on economic policy and foreign policy. Feinstein could face a primary challenge in the race, which political handicappers rank as solidly Democratic. Read More »

Local Texas Tech student describes terror on campus after fatal shooting

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The campus carry law, signed by Texas Gov. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Texas Democratic Party deputy executive director Manny Garcia apologized for the tweet, which has been deleted. The school extended counseling resources to the campus community. However, before processing, a school spokesman states, "the suspect pulled a gun and shot an officer in the head" killing the officer instantly. Read More »

U.S. offers millions in rewards for two Hezbollah commanders

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The rewards are the first offered by the United States for Hezbollah operatives in a decade, Nathan Sales, the U.S. counterterrorism coordinator, told reporters. The multi-million cash prizes are the first Hezbollah-related rewards under the Rewards for Justice Program in a decade. The United States named Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. Read More »

Madrid scorns Catalan leader's independence statement

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The anti-capitalist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), whose influence is disproportionate to its small size, insists a vote should take place, as stated in the Catalan law. "We are asking for respect of the law". Regional authorities say 90 percent were in favor and declared the results valid. The referendum was held on 1st October. Read More »

Hackers from North Korea stole South Korea's plan to assassinate Kim Jong

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In an email comment sent to Bloomberg , Bong Youngshik, a researcher at Yonsei University's Institute for North Korean Studies in Seoul, said the trip would fit the "appetite for high theatrics" often exhibited by the USA president. The claims come amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula after US President Donald Trump tweeted "only one thing will work" when it comes to Pyongyang, hinting at military action. Read More »

Terror plot by ISIS sympathisers thwarted at concert venues in NY

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After Haroon talked about what was needed to build explosives, El Bahnasawy bought 40 pounds of hydrogen peroxide, batteries, Christmas lights, thermometers and other ingredients commonly used in homemade bombs, authorities said. The papers say he at one point sent the undercover agent an image of Times Square with a smartphone message saying, "We seriously need to vehicle bomb times square. Read More »

Supreme Court dismisses one of two travel ban cases

The justices noted that the provision of the travel ban had expired and that the case no longer presents "a live case or controversy ". The court did not act, however, on a separate and broader injunction in a related case brought by the state of Hawaii. Read More »

President Buhari mourns General Victor Malu

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The family source, who is a cousin to Malu, Bem Adoor, told one of our correspondents in Makurdi that he was 70 years old. The late Gen. Malu was born on January 15, 1947 and was Chief of Army Staff from 1999 to 2001. He noted that Malu aptly demonstrated these attributes throughout his national and worldwide military assignments. President Buhari also commiserates with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of a very distinguished and professional colleague, who demonstrated incredible ... Read More »

Institutional Investor Sentiment About Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) Up

The company surged 0.5% and closed its last trading session at $83.85. Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) has declined 63.84% since October 10, 2016 and is downtrending. Raymond James & holds 620,642 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC ) has risen 125.85% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. Read More »

Sonepat blasts: LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda gets life term

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The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Abdul Karim alias Tunda was on October 9 pronounced guilty in the Sonipat bomb blasts case by the local court. His name also featured on the list of 20 terrorists that India had asked Pakistan to hand over after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. The police had identified three accused namely Shakeel Ahmad, Mohammad Amir Khan and Tunda for the Sonipat blasts. Read More »

Utah police detective fired after forcible arrest of nurse caught on video

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He couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. Tracy was demoted to the rank of officer. Wubbels had her supervisor on her cell's speaker phone while she talked with Payne. She was later released without charge. Officials with the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office are calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help them with a case involving a police officer's deadly use of force. Read More »

New Information Changes Timeline of Las Vegas Shooting

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The Las Vegas gunman shot a hotel security guard before opening fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this month, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday, contradicting earlier reports . He shot at jet fuel tanks at McCarran International Airport and had protective gear in the hotel suite and explosives in his parked vehicle, Lombardo said. Read More »

Ivana Trump Calls Marla Maples a "Showgirl" and a "Nobody"

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Never achieved anything in her life", the former model said of Maples, who spoke about Donald in a 1990 New York Post article headlined, "The Best Sex I Ever Had ". There could be another one, could be another one. "I [don't] really want to call him there, because Melania is there". "Maybe in fifteen years", the 68 year old said of dreams for her daughter Ivanka to become "the first female - and Jewish - POTUS". Read More »

Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

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Really enjoyed a round of golf with President @realDonaldTrump today. Sen. Graham played golf with Trump on Monday and afterward sent some fun tweets about Trump's golf score. Ruhle first noted that Graham has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump among Senate Republicans, before she expressed exasperation at the senator's tweets. Read More »

CBS reporter backtracks claim that Colin Kaepernick would stand for national anthem

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Kaepernick, making use of a quote that may or may not have originally been coined by Winston Churchill, said: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its trousers on". The veteran quarterback not played in the NFL since the 2016 season when he was signed to the San Francisco 49ers and began first sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem at games in protest over what he deemed as wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United ... Read More »