Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price cut by Rs 21; ATF 3%

Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was Tuesday cut by Rs 21 per cylinder and that of jet fuel (ATF) by a steep 3 percent on the back of falling international oil rates.

This is the third straight reduction in rates of non- subsidised LPG since July.

A non-subsidised 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder will now cost Rs 880, down from Rs 901, in Delhi, according to Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

A subsidised LPG cylinder in Delhi costs Rs 414.

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Markandey Katju favours uniform civil law

Press Council of India Chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is “unjust” as it treats women as “inferior”.

“Muslim personal law is an unjust law, it is a barbaric, outdated law because it treats women as inferior. Oral talaq is permitted only to men,” he said.

He claimed that even Hindu law was similarly feudal in nature but changes were made in it after “tremendous efforts” by Jawaharlal Nehru.

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IPL spot-fixing case: Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel proclaimed offenders

Underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and one other co-accused were on Tuesday declared as proclaimed offenders by a Delhi court in connection with the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal case.

Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna declared Dawood, Shakeel and Chandigarh-based Sandeep Sharma, who were chargesheeted by the special cell of Delhi police along with suspended cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandela, Ankit Chavan and others in the case, as they are evading arrest in the matter.

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Mumbai among 8 Asian cities on top 20 billionaire cities list

New York City has the world’s largest number of billionaires but Asian cities, which include Mumbai, dominate the list of top 20 billionaire places in the world, indicating that the region is at the beginning of a new cycle in wealth creation, says a report.

According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, in Asia the billionaire population continued to increase in size and economic significance, with 30 per cent of the net increase in total billionaire wealth coming from the region.

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CA student kills self in Ghaziabad

A 26-year-old chartered accountant student allegedly committed suicide in Sahibabad area of the district, police said on Tuesday.

Arvind hanged himself from the ceiling of his room last night in Janak Puri area of Sahibabad, SHO Sahibabad Upendra Yadav said.

Father of the deceased, Kishan Ram, told police that his son went to sleep in his room after having dinner last night.

Today morning, when Kishan went to Arvind’s room he found his body hanging, he said.

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BJP cannot fool people all the time: Congress

Accusing the BJP of “marketing” the achievements of the previous UPA regime as its own, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today said they cannot fool the people all the time. “One can fool all people some time, some people all time, but one cannot fool all the people all the time,” he said referring to what he called “repackaging” of several UPA schemes by the BJP.

The Jan Dhan Yojana, FDI in insurance and defence were all formulated by the UPA. “We did not believe in marketing and this has been unfairly used against us by the BJP,” he said.

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Muslim personal law ‘unjust, barbaric, outdated’, Markandey Katju says

Press Council of India chairman MarkandeyKatju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is “unjust” as it treats women as “inferior”.

“Muslim personal law is an unjust law, it is a barbaric, outdated law because it treats women as inferior. Oral talaq is permitted only to men,” he said.

He claimed that even Hindu law was similarly feudal in nature but changes were made in it after “tremendous efforts” by Jawaharlal Nehru.
There was a time when a Hindu man could marry as many wives and property was inherited only by the son, he claimed.

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Harassment drives 20yr Old woman to suicide

A 20-year-old Housewife died after committed suicide by consumed unknown poison at her residence in the limits of Kachiguda police station.

According to Kachiguda police, the deceased Rajeshwari (20) an Housewife W/o Lingamaiah Resident of Sanjivaiah Nagar of Golnaka, had allegedly committed suicide by consumed unknown poison at her residence on Sept 18, Immediately she was rushed to Durgabai Deshmukh hospital for treatment where undergoing treatment she was died on Monday night hours.

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Tahsildar Utnoor Adilabad district in acb net

Tahsildar, Utnoor Mandal, Adilabad District was caught red handed by the ACB Officials on Tuesday afternoon hours in front of Komram Bheem Office, when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees ten thousand only) from the complainant for himself, for doing an official favor i.e “to sanction an amount of Rs. 41,000 towards the payment for entry of Samagra Kutumba Survey details on online pertaining to the complainant”.
The Accused Officer has been arrested and are being produced before the Honorable Additional Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. (INN)

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Ebola leaves 3,700 orphans facing homelessness, family rejection

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus disease which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated Unicef estimates released Tuesday.

A Unicef official warned that the epidemic has intensified in recent weeks and the number of Ebola orphans could double between now and mid-October.

“We know that the numbers we have are only the tip of the iceberg,” said Dakar Manuel Fontaine, Unicef regional director for West Africa, in a teleconference.

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Hamas wants Islamic state on all Palestinian lands: Official

A senior Hamas official announced Tuesday that his movement still believes in establishing an Islamic state on all the lands of Palestine.

Mahmoud al-Zahar, the Hamas strongman, said in a ceremony to honour police officers killed in the last Israeli offensive on Gaza that “we don’t want to establish an Islamic emirate in Gaza; we want an Islamic state in all Palestine”, Xinhua reported.

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US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups

The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on their leader and financial supporters.

The Department of Treasury branded Fazl-ur Rehman Khalil, the leader of Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HuM), and Muhammad Naeem Sheikh and Umair Naeem Sheikh, two alleged financial supporters of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), as specially designated global terrorists, Xinhua reported.

Abdul Hameed Shahab-Ud-Din and Nia International, two businesses based in the Pakistani city of Lahore and owned respectively by the two Sheikhs, were blacklisted as well.

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For clean India, put an end to safai karmacharis’ woes: AAP

Ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, AAP has taken up the cause of “safai karmacharis” and said the government should initiate action to put an end to their woes.

Kejriwal appealed to the people to participate in the cleanliness drive and at the same time, asked them to acknowledge the contribution of “safai karmacharis” who work day in and day out to ensure cleanliness.

In a message aired on FM radio, Kejriwal asked people to give due respect to the “safai karmacharis”.

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Bangladesh sacks minister after criticism of Hajj

Bangladesh has sacked a top minister after his criticism of the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj triggered protests by Islamists who declared him an apostate and set a 24-hour deadline to replace him.

Abdul Latif Siddique, the country’s telecommunications minister, who is in New York accompanying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, made the comments which were aired by local television stations.

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Gayle hopes to be fit for India Tests

West Indies’ swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle is hoping to be fit in time for the Test series against India starting October 30.

Gayle, who had missed the final Test against Bangladesh earlier this month due to a lower-back injury, will also miss the limited-overs leg of the India tour.

“My recovery has been coming on nicely, and I expect to be fully fit and ready in time for the Test series,” Gayle was quoted as saying by the ‘Jamaica Gleaner’.

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AP inks MoU with Startup Village

The Andhra Pradesh Government has inked an MoU with Startup Village to create 1,000 startups over the next five years in the neighbouring state.

The MoU, signed yesterday by Startup Village Chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar and Sanjay Jaju, AP IT Secretary, makes Andhra Pradesh the second state in the country to have a startup village for creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and a world class incubation facility at Visakhapatnam, a press release here said.

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PM Modi meets US Defense Secretary Hagel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly met United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel here on Tuesday.

During their meeting at Blair House in the heart of the American capital, the two leaders reportedly discussed ways of taking bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries forward. Further details of the meeting are awaited.

Chuck Hagel is the 24th Secretary of Defense of the United States of America. He assumed the office of Secretary of Defense on February 27, 2013.

Hagel is a Senator from Nebraska who has served in the army during the Vietnam War.

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Israeli minister justifies decision against toppling Hamas

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday his country took the right decision to refraining from toppling the Hamas regime during the recent Gaza war.

“It would have been a mistake to instruct the army to oust Hamas… all the cabinet ministers understood that it wasn’t worth removing them from power,” Ya’alon told a defence conference in Tel Aviv, according to an audio recording released by his office.

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India not a major player in US’ plan to contain China: media

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a “rock-star” welcome in the US, China’s state-run media today downplayed the visit saying India was not “sufficiently strong” and will not be a major player in America’s strategy of containing the communist nation through “rebalancing of the Asia-Pacific”.

Modi’s visit to the US drew considerable attention in China with the official media featuring his visit reports on the front-page with headlines like “Modi makes rock star debut in US”.

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Modi holds talk with Obama

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with US President Barack Obama on “substantive” bilateral, regional and international issues including defence, security, trade and situation in West Asia in view of threat by Islamic State militants.

Modi drove straight from Blair House to the famous West Wing of the White House to hold talks with Obama, first in restrictive format followed by delegation level.

This is the second meeting between Modi and Obama, who hosted a private dinner for the Indian Prime Minister on his arrival from New York.

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Positive change taking place under Modi’s leadership: Venkaiah

The country has seen a turnaround since the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power at the Centre, with GDP growth rate rising to 5.6 per cent and other development parameters looking up, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here today.

“Change is definitely happening. Development growth rate rose to 5.6 per cent from 4.6 per cent. If it goes up to seven or eight per cent, more leeway would come,” he said, after speaking at the ‘EPF Pensioners Samman Samaroh’ organised by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

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Obama, PM Modi joint editorial, an exercise in diplomatic language, says D.Raja

While welcoming the bylined joint editorial in the Washington Post of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama, Communist Party of India leader D. Raja today labelled it a diplomatic language exercise, and said he did have a problem with its content.

“People will appreciate and welcome the joint editorial, but it is the content and substance of the editorial that we must assess. The United States talked about justice and equality. It’s a diplomatic language, ” Raja told ANI.

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In the long run EQ does trump IQ, says Nadella to students

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday addressed an event which was streamed to the students live across 20 states 300 cities and 750 locations.

During his address Nadella said, “I believe that in the long run EQ does trump IQ, without the ability to be a source of energy for others very little can be accomplished. The energy that you create is perhaps going to be around you, is perhaps going to be most important attribute you will bring to others.”

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