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SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release (Lead) (4 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to block the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that it is "premature" as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to decide and any interference at this stage would amount to "pre-judging the matter".

Court allows police to quiz man in 9-year-old case (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A court here on Monday allowed Delhi Police to quiz a man in a nine-year-old tax fraud case and allowed remanding of the accused to police custody till November 22.

US rescue team joins search for missing Argentine submarine (Lead) (18 minutes ago)
Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) A US Navy rescue crew has joined the international search effort for an Argentine submarine and its 44 crew members missing for several days beneath the stormy southern Atlantic Ocean.

Assam's Barak valley can be hub for international trade: Kovind (26 minutes ago)
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the geographical location of the Barak Valley here gives it the potential to become a hub for inter-state and international trade.

Centre must resolve Rajputs' reservations on 'Padmavati': Congress (26 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said that if the Rajputs had reseravtions on the "Padmavati" film, it was the Narendrra Modi government's responsibility to consult with the community to resolve their grievances.

'Padmavati' row: Thackeray speaks to Bhansali (28 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a new twist to the 'Padmavati' row, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his upcoming film, a top party official said here on Monday.

Sleeping on back can up stillbirth risk (20:06)
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more risk of stillbirth.

Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83 (Second Lead) (20:04)
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died at 83. He had been behind bars for 48 years.

Italian football federation president resigns (20:04)
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS) Carlo Tavecchio has quit as president of the Italian football federation a week after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

IOC's final technical visit to PyeongChang Tuesday-Wednesday (20:04)
Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will undertake a final technical visit to PyeongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday-Wednesday.

Don't criticise just for sake of criticism, Punjab CM tells rivals (20:04)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) With political opponents questioning his style of functioning and Punjab government's performance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said while it welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism just for the sake of criticism.

Sugar output so far this season at 14 lakh tonnes, up 79%: ISMA (19:58)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian sugar production touched 13.73 lakh tonnes (LT) till November 15 of the ongoing 2017-18 season beginning October, which was 79 per cent higher than the 7.67 LT produced in the same from the same period a year ago, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said.

After 500 films, Malayalam cinema's cult actor Venu to be honoured (19:58)
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Nedumudi Venu has had a long and eventful association with the Malayalam film industry, that saw him acting in 500 films over 40 years. To honour the 69-year-old "gentleman" film actor, a cultural night will be hosted here on November 26.

Manchester United announce Melitta as Club's first official coffee partner (19:58)
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Manchester United and coffee brand Melitta have announced a multi-year partnership which will see the brand become the club's first official coffee partner, the English Premier League side announced on Monday.

'Arrogant' Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia (Lead) (19:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its "arrogance" has cast a dark shadow on the country's Parliamentary democracy.

GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said.

Two back-to-back series against India will be Lanka's making: Pothas (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Playing India home and away in the space of three months is going to make this new Sri Lankan side, coach Nic Pothas said on Monday.

Guest teacher shot dead in Delhi (19:58)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A guest teacher was on Monday shot dead by four to five unidentified assailants in north Delhi, police said.

Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a "step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls".

Sevilla and Real Madrid prepare for decisive Champions League ties (19:58)
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Sevilla and Real Madrid are in Champions League football action on Tuesday night with vital games in the penultimate round of group matches.

Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting (Lead) (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday.

Amid 'Padmavati' row, Deepika pulls out of GES (Lead) (19:46)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over "Padmavati", has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28.

Stand-up comedy toughest genre: Debina Bonnerjee (TV Snippets) (19:42)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who was last seen on screen in TV show "Comedy Dangal", says doing stand-up comedy is the most difficult job for her.

Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs (19:42)
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday.

3 killed in factory building collapse after fire in Ludhiana (19:42)IANS Photo Service
Ludhiana, Nov 20 (IANS) Three persons were killed and a several others were feared trapped when a plastic factory's building collapsed after a major fire on Monday, police said.

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