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Kerala rescue efforts gain pace

Kerala continues to remain on edge as the death toll from the fresh onslaught of rain and floods since August 8 has climbed to 194, according to the control room of the State Disaster Management. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps across the state as the state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with dams opened and all rivers in spate. On Saturday, PM Narendra Modi announced an additional grant of Rs 500 crore to Kerala, after holding a high-level meeting with Kerala CM Vijayan and conducted an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged state. He also announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured from the PM's National Relief Fund.

India vs England 3rd Test LIVE: Broad removes Rahane after 150-run stand

Skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane forged a 150-run stand before the vice-captain was removed by Stuart Broad on the first day of the third Test between India and England. Hardik Pandya is now in the middle with the Indian captain. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul forged the first 50-plus opening partnership for India in this series.

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Priyanka Chopra on her roka: The only way to do this is with family and God

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India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Live

India vs England 3rd Test Live: Catch Live score and updates of the third Test here.
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Asian Games 2018: Teams welcomed with explosive opening ceremony
India wear black armbands for Vajpayee, Wadekar
Rower Dattu Bhokanal targets gold for late mother
Sindhu, Srikanth lead India's charge for elusive gold
Saving a life more important than gold: Phelps
Bolt in Sydney to kick-off football career
Chance for Bajrang, Vinesh to enhance status

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Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Near perfect phone, but you will buy it for the S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Note 9 is clearly one of the best Android phones you can buy, but the S Pen is the one reason why you might end up buying it in the end.

Apple's new 13-inch entry-level MacBook to launch in September, will cost $1,200: Report
Motorola One shows up on Geekbench, likely to be a mid-range smartphone
Google's smart speaker with display to launch this year, will rival Amazon Echo Show: Report


Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in Haridwar tomorrow: BJP

The immersion ceremony at the holy city on Sunday will be attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his…

Kerala floods: This is how much state has received as donation so far
Kapil Sibal pitches for coalition govt, claims violence will continue if BJP comes to power with majority
AAP MLAs, MPs and ministers donating one-month salary for Kerala: Arvind Kejriwal

North East

Two cops suspended over Manipur bandh arson

A government order said disciplinary action is being contemplated against the two sub-inspectors for dereliction of duties. The order also barred the two policemen from…

Assam: 11 arrested in lynching case
Protesters agree to call off strike at Manipur University after MoU with govt
Naga rebel group NSCN-IM condoles Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise

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Months on, Gurgaon sees another row over namaz

The imam Abdul Wajid said, “We have read namaz on a vacant plot in this area for several years, and had taken permission from police for doing so after the whole controversy."

For Jewar airport, government to speed up land deals
Capital outpouring: Delhi bids farewell to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Modi leads funeral procession
Delhi: Swami Agnivesh attacked again, assaulted outside BJP headquarters
Explosive seizure case: ATS custody of 3 accused extended till August 28

Vaibhav Raut (40), who used to run a pro-cow protection outfit, was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police on August 10 from Nallasopara near Mumbai.

Two staffers of Mumbai firm suspended over gangrape case
Maharashtra reported fiscal surplus of 15% of its budget estimates
Five years since Dabholkar’s murder: Organisation asks govt to clear stand on Sanatan Sanstha
TMC’s Kalyan Banerjee hurt in car accident

Banerjee was admitted to Belle Vue Hospital as he complained of chest pain and sustained minor injuries.

Kolkata: Indian flag ‘not taken down before sunset’, school headmaster booked
In border village, residents tense over Assam-Bengal NRC tussle
Puja Pandal in Kolkata’s Salt Lake will have a strong Chinese flavour this year
Play starring municipal school students to be staged in Pune

Formed in the year 2016 with an aim to provide advanced professional training to select alumni of the Arts Academy, the Salaam Bombay Repertory provides support to talented youngsters to pursue their careers in multiple areas of arts.

Pune Municipal Corporation plans to spend Rs 75 lakh on renovation of Lal Mahal
Pune civic body panel directs admin to take action against illegal hoardings, hawkers
Maharashtra: Farmers’ body lodges complaint against IMD over ‘wrong predictions’
Old-style ATM kiosks helped Romanians install skimming devices, say police

The shape of the card readers in these kiosks was such that skimming devices can be installed easily.

Dadumajra dumping: Million metric tonnes of waste to be cleared through scientific mining
TS Central State Library: Too late for this summer, look forward to a cooler summer next year
Haryana Assembly session now from September 7
Surat: Two held for flying drone beyond permitted height of 200 feet

The airport police lodged a complaint with the police who registered an offence under Section 11 of Aircraft Act and arrested owner of the drone Kamal Patel and the organiser of the event Rahul Agrawal.

Police seize PDS stock worth Rs 82,000 from Surendranagar house
PM Narendra Modi’s August 23 visit to Gujarat ‘uncertain’
Two killed as rain returns to Gujarat


Ghana mourns death of Kofi Annan, ‘one of our greatest compatriots’

President Nana Akufo-Addo ordered Ghana's national flag to be flown at half-mast across the country and in all of the country's diplomatic missions from Monday…

China sacks 6 senior officials over vaccine scandal
Taliban says no peace in Afghanistan untill foreign ‘occupation’ continues
Toll rises to 42 in Italy bridge collapse ahead of funerals


Kerala floods: Khalsa Aid volunteers reach Kochi, set up Langar to feed 2000 people

Photos of the meal being prepared for the Kerala flood victims shared on Facebook, quickly went viral across social media platform, garnering heaps of praise online.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official and Netizens go crazy!
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Vajpayee and his father studied law together in Kanpur

"Whenever my father was late for the class, the professors amidst laughter, used to ask 'tell where your father has disappeared'. And when I was late, he used to be questioned as to 'why your son is missing'," Vajpayee wrote

Kerala floods: Schools, Colleges to be closed from August 18 to 29, exams postponed
Bihar Board 12th compartment results on August 20
Assam SEBA HSLC Compartmental Exam 2018: Result declared, websites to check


Vajpayee’s foreign policy transcended Nehru’s legacy as well as BJP’s nativist burdens C. Raja Mohan

Musharraf placed officers who shared his orientation on Kashmir in key posts Khaled Ahmed

Samajwad is the need of the time. It is not just a political affiliation but a state of mind Akhilesh Yadav

Why I have been assaulted Swami Agnivesh

Vajpayee was living testament to the fact that liberality of temperament has the power to transcend ideologies Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Vajpayee’s persona was shaped by LK Advani, Rajkumari Kaul and Parliament Vinay Sitapati

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Walmart completes deal to acquire 77 per cent stake in Flipkart Infosys CFO M D Ranganath resigns As per new GDP measure, UPA decade growth revised up to 8.12%, hit 10% in 2006-07: NDA panel ‘Banks losing share to NBFCs in MSME credit’

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