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Senior journalist, mother murdered in Mohali

Punjab officials on Saturday reportedly said a senior journalist and his 92-year-old mother were murdered at their house in Mohali. They reportedly said 64-year-old K J Singh's throat had been slit, while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was suspected to have been strangled at their home. Police reportedly said they had injury marks on their necks. A Special Investigation Team has reportedly been formed. Singh, a former news editor with The Indian Express, had also worked for the The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh, reports added.

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India establishes IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, Pakistan produces LeT, JeM, Haqqani: Sushma

Taking a dig at Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reportedly said India established IITs, IIMs and AIIMS, while Pakistan produced JeM, LeT and Haqqani network. “While India is completely engaged in fighting poverty, our neighbour Pakistan is fighting us”, Swaraj further reportedly stated.Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reportedly accused India of violating human rights and state-sponsored terrorism.

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Salman Khan offered Rs 11 Cr per episode for Bigg Boss 11

According to reports, actor Salman Khan will be paid Rs 11 crore per episode for the 11th season of reality show 'Bigg Boss'. The 11th season of Bigg Boss is all set to go on air from October 1st. Salman was reportedly paid Rs 8 crore for the previous season of the reality show.

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RTO gives expired driving licence to fitness trainer

According to reports, a 9-year-old fitness trainer named Kimberly Renee Shah from the USA received her two-wheeler driving licence with an expired date from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Andheri, Maharashtra. While the woman's driving licence had an issuing date of August 2017, it carried the expiry date of June 2017.

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Godman Falahari Maharaj arrested on rape charges

Rajasthan's self-styled godman Kaushalendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaj has been arrested in Alwar on charges of raping a 21-year-old law intern at his Ashram last month. The woman from Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur has accused the 60-year-old godman of sexually assaulting her when she went to his Ashram to meet him.

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Every poor will get a home by 2022: PM Modi

Indian PM Narendra Modi reportedly said that the government has decided to provide each of the urban and rural poor, a shelter by 2022 when the country celebrates the 75th year of independence. "When crores of houses are built across the country, it will require bricks, cement, iron, and wood. It will generate jobs for thousands and open up new avenues of income and employment", Modi reportedly said while addressing the people in Varanasi on Saturday.

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Indian IT industry launches new courseware

Indian IT industry body Nasscom's sector skills council reportedly unveiled a new courseware to impart skills to the techies across the country on Thursday. The courseware will provide an understanding of IoT in engineering education and help create employment prospects in India. The course will cover diverse sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, retail, and transportation.

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'Chennai Express' producer surrenders in a rape case

Karim Morani, whose anticipatory bail was cancelled by Supreme Court in a rape case reportedly surrendered to the police in Telangana. The producer of Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Chennai Express' allegedly raped a Delhi based girl multiple times and a case was filed against him in January. He also threatened the girl if she complains to the police. The girl's advocate asked the Hyderabad High court to release the order and give a verdict to the accused by Saturday.

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Not a designer for Andhra's new capital: SS Rajamouli

SS Rajamouli, director of the movie 'Baahubali'tweeted that the reports about him being appointed as a consultant, designer and supervisor for Andhra's new capital Amaravati are not true. He also said that his contribution is just to interpret the version of Andhra Pradesh.

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We not only launch but also complete projects: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that previous governments seemed to hate development and looted public money to win elections. "They were driven by political calculations, resulting in schemes being inaugurated but never seeing completion," he added. PM Modi said this during his two-day visit to Varanasi, where he inaugurated projects worth Rs 1,000 crore.

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Railway says 'wrong news'on Debit card restrictions

The ministry of railways on twitter stated that the media misreported the limitations imposed on debit cards. Reportedly, on Friday media houses published that railway has stopped accepting debit card payments with almost ten banks. The ministry of railway also posted a screenshot of the news and captioned it as wrong news

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4.5 magnitude earthquake hit Srinagar

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 measured on Richter scale hit Srinagar on Saturday morning at 05:44 a.m. No casualties have been reported yet. The epicentre of the medium intensity quake reportedly started in  Sumbal in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. According to media reports, Geologists said that Jammu and Kashmir lie in a region where seismic activities, or vibrations in the Earth's crust, are high which may lead to frequent tremors. This is the fifth earthquake in India in three months.

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Ukraine envoy writes to Rajnath after losing phone while taking selfie

According to reports, Ukraine ambassador Igor Polikha has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh to report a theft after a man snatched his phone and ran away while he was taking a selfie near Red Fort on Wednesday. Polikha was allegedly alone when the incident happened, while the driver was waiting by his car. Delhi police have reportedly formed teams to nab the thief.

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Subramanian Swamy calls Kejriwal and Kamal a big Zero

Subramanian Swamy on Friday reportedly said that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Actor Kamal Haasan are a big zero. According to the reports of Outlook, he said that "Kamal is a big zero and a pompous idiot, while Arvind Kejriwal is another big zero, if zero and zero and come together it's even a big zero." He spoke to the media asking why everyone is so interested if entertainment enters politics and asked media not to pay attention to that. Reportedly he said that  Jayalalithaa spent 20 years in politics before she became a leader.

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PM Narendra Modi writes to this Baahubali star

After writing to Anushka Sharma, PM Narendra Modi wrote to Bahubali's director SS Rajamouli, inviting him to join his 'Swachhata Hi Seva', a cleanliness drive. SS Rajamouli took to Twitter to express his happiness on receiving the invitation. Actor Rajinikanth took to Twitter to express his extended support for the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' initiative by the PM.

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Twins raped by stepfather in Meghalaya

A man allegedly raped his 7-year-old twin daughters for months in a village in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district. According to reports, police received a complaint of rape from the family of the two victims. The twins were taken to hospital for medical treatment and examination.

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Boy seeks help in Sanskrit answer sheet after playing Blue Whale

A boy of class X in Madhya Pradesh sought help from his school officials at the right time after playing Blue Whale Challenge. Reportedly the boy in his Sanskrit answer sheet wrote that " I have reached the 49the stage of the Blue Whale game. I am being forced to undertake the final task of ending my life. If I don't complete the last task, my parents would be killed." According to media reports, the teacher immediately informed his parents, and the boy is given counselling by psychiatrists to remove his fear.

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Boy found dead in lake after kidnapped for a week

A 19-year-old boy in Bengaluru went missing on September 12. Reportedly the boy left the house at 6:30 p.m. and did not return, so his parents registered a complaint. According to media reports, on September 14 the boy's parents received a WhatsApp video from their son's number. The boy in the video said that the kidnappers asked Rs.50 lakhs as a ransom. However, the boy appeared to be calm in the video. Later they did not receive any other information. Reportedly the boy's corpse was found in a lake on Friday morning. Police have reportedly arrested six people involved in the crime. One of the accused is related to the boy's parents.

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''It is Terroristan and not Pakistan'': India slams Pakistan in UN

In an extraordinary remark, India in the UN said that Pakistan had lost the value of its name as it is now ‘a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorists’. India took a dig with the name of the country’s prefix ‘Pak’ which means pure and said that it will be well suited for the country to change its name as ‘Terroristan’.

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SC orders to preserve foetus to nab sexual assault accused in two cases

The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted two minor girls who were raped and got pregnant to abort the foetus. The court counsel reportedly requested the  Supreme court to preserve the foetus as the DNA could be used to track the rapists.Reportedly the rape survivors are a 13-year-old girl from Delhi and a 17-year-old  girl from Bengaluru. Both the girls have crossed 20 weeks of pregnancy and their life is at risk as performing abortion.  

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