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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in jail (Lead) (6 minutes ago)
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former long-term personal attorney, Michael Cohen was sentenced here on Wednesday to 36 months in prison for tax fraud and campaign finance violations arising from payoffs he made during the 2016 campaign to women who claimed to have had affairs with the then-candidate.

Delhi government to construct bridges on Najafgarh drain (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi government's Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) on Wednesday gave a nod to a number of projects related to the development of streets and roads including construction of two four-lane bridges on west Delhi's Najafgarh drain.

Tory MPs kick off first no-trust vote against May (16 minutes ago)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Members of parliament from UK's Conservative Party on Wednesday evening kicked off the no confidence vote against Prime Minister Theresa May, the first of its kind in nearly 40 years.

Tata Trusts appoint Vijay Singh, Venu Srinivasan as Vice Chairmen (Lead, Correcting Intro) (28 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, and Chairman of Sundaram-Clayton and TVS Motor Company Venu Srinivasan as their Vice Chairmen.

Bengal government asks BJP to meet top officials on 'Rath Yatra' (00:26)
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court division bench turned down its objections to holding talks with two of three BJP representatives, the West Bengal government on Wednesday wrote to the state BJP leadership asking them to meet top officials led by the Chief Secretary at the city police headquarters in Lalbazar on Thursday to deliberate on the party's "Rath Yatra" programme, informed sources said.

Tata Trusts appoint Vijay Singh, Venu Srinivasan as Vice Chairmen (00:26)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and Chairman of Sundaram-Clayton and TVS Motor Company Venu Srinivasan as its Vice Chairmen.

SEBI eases norms OFS norms to include firms with Rs 1,000-cr m-cap (00:20)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday relaxed the regulations for "Offer for Sale" (OFS) of shares through stock exchange, among other reform measures.

Trump's ex-lawyer sentenced to 3 years in jail (00:14)
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former long-term personal attorney, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress.

PM hands over tricolour to divyang mountaineer (00:06)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday handed over the tricolour flag to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica.

SC reverses its own orders, commutes death sentence to life imprisonment for two (00:02)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed its own decisions and commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment of one M.A. Antony from Kerala and that of Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik from Maharashtra, citing socio-economic background of the Kerala man for relaxing the sentence.

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PKL: Bengaluru outclass Titans 37-24 (23:54)
Visakhapatnam, Dec 12 (IANS) In the southern derby, Bengaluru Bulls defeated hosts Telugu Titans 37-24 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Clash here on Wednesday.

Art elevates man from animal status: Vijayan (23:48)
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that art is necessary for a man to be elevated from the status of an animal.

Activists protest against proposed amendment in RTI Act (23:42)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Opposing the proposed amendments to the RTI Act and demanding operationalisation of anti-corruption laws, hundreds of activists from various parts of the country gathered here on Wednesday.

Yogi meets Nitish in Patna (23:34)
Patna, Dec 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday night met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here.

Deputy Speaker of Bengal Assembly H.A. Safwi dead (23:32)
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and former state Minister Haider Aziz Safwi died following a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, family sources said.

Delhi schools to have cleanliness curriculum (23:30)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Months after introducing the Happiness Curriculum in schools, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced it will develop an activity-based curriculum to inculcate habits of cleanliness and hygiene among the students.

November retail inflation falls to 2.3%, October IIP up over 8% (Roundup) (22:58)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's November retail inflation rate to 2.33 per cent from 3.38 per cent in the previous month, while higher manufacturing boosted industrial output growth in October to 8.1 per cent, an official data showed on Wednesday, even as India Inc. welcomed the double bonanza for the economy.

Gujarat to come up with Rs 5,500 cr Deep Sea Discharge scheme (22:46)
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Just prior to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS)-2019, the Gujarat government will come up with an integrated scheme policy for Deep Sea Discharge costing around Rs 5,500 crore.

Centre asks IISc to design data site for smart cities (Lead) (22:42)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to design a data site for information exchange among smart cities, the premier institute said on Wednesday.

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir (22:40)
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) A gunfight started on Wednesday between the holed up militants and security forces at a village in Sopore area in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Telangana's revenue growth highest in world: KCR (22:40)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Telangana's revenue growth is the highest in the world, claimed Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday.

Australia storm into hockey World Cup semis (Lead) (22:38)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia thrashed France 3-0 to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday.

Delhi government to hold two-day special Assembly session (22:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government will convene a two-day special Assembly session next week, on December 20 and 21, the government announced on Wednesday.

Lira, Won added to government's list for exchange rates (22:18)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Wednesday included two currencies -- Korean Won and Turkish Lira -- in the list of currencies for which it notifies the exchange rate for assessing the value of imports and exports.

Rajasthan: Congress leaders meet Governor, stake claim to form government (22:12)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as suspense over the name of next Rajasthan Chief Minister continued, a Congress party delegation on Wednesday met Governor Kalyan Singh to stake claim to form the next government in state.

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