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Swaraj, Afghan President Ghani discuss boosting strategic partnership (02:22)
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discussed on Wednesday ways to boost strategic partnership between the two nations.

Road trips are amazing: Shenaz Treasury (02:22)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury says she likes to go on road trips as she gets to "see the true India from a street level".

Selena Gomez being eyed as 'American Idol' judge (01:26)
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez is reportedly being eyed as a judge along with singer Katy Perry for the singing reality show "American Idol".

India will better its 175 GW clean energy target: Official (00:28)
Greater Noida, Sep 21 (IANS) India can surpass its target of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, and plans to bring offshore wind energy and large hydro-electric projects under the ambit of renewable energy towards realising this, a senior official has said.

6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Japan (00:22)
Tokyo, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan on Thursday.

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GNLF demands Mamata's apology for naming party chief on GTA (23:48)
Darjeeling, Sep 20 (IANS) The Gorkha National Liberation Front on Wednesday demanded an "unconditional apology" from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for naming its party President Mann Ghising among board of administrators to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) without his consent.

African asylum-seeker held for attempted rape (23:40)
Milan, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Police in Bergamo on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old migrant from Sierra Leone on suspicion of trying to rape a cultural mediator at an asylum centre in the northern Italian city.

J&K youths meet President (23:38)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A group of youths from Jammu and Kashmir met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, official sources said.

Pakistani refugee held for molesting teen (23:38)
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Police on Wednesday said they had arrested a Pakistani asylum-seeker in central Italy accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Pope meets Muslim World League chief (23:38)
Vatican City, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Wednesday held an audience with the Muslim World League's secretary general, Mohammed Abdul Karim al-Issa, the Vatican said in a statement, without elaborating on the content of the meeting.

Government schemes should reach every section: Naidu (23:24)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Stressing that the country will develop only with the uplift of the most downtrodden sections, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday said government schemes like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Clean India should reach everyone.

BSF to organise half Marathon in memory of killed troopers (23:24)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to pay homage to the killed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, BSF's South Bengal Frontier will organise a half marathon in the city on October this year, an official said on Wednesday.

Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA (23:24)
New York, Sep 20 (IANS) Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here.

Stranded SpiceJet aircraft retrieved after 23 hrs (23:24)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) After nearly 23 hrs an Air India technical team managed to retrieve a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft which was stuck in the mud at Mumbai Airport late on Tuesday, an official said here late on Wednesday.

Educate the young to stay relevant amid change: Kovind (23:10)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As one of the youngest nations, it was imperative that the Indian youths' energy was harnessed for national development and education could be used to that effect, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.

Political party maligning welfare board: Delhi government (23:08)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday said a political party was levelling "misleading and malicious" allegations to malign the Construction Workers Welfare Board.

Fan sales down 10% in first quarter mainly due to GST: Manufacturers (23:06)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Fan manufacturers on Wednesday said their sales declined by 10 per cent in the April-June quarter due to destocking by dealers and postponement of purchase decision before the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.

PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging (23:06)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution.

Abhay Deol begins shooting for 'Nanu Ki Jaanu' (23:06)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol on Wednesday said he has begun work on a dark comedy film titled "Nanu Ki Jaanu", which also stars Patralekhaa.

'Surgical strike was to send across strong message' (Lead) (23:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The cross-LoC surgical strike last year was carried out by Indian troops to send across a "strong message" to Pakistan, which could not have been conveyed through other means, former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army's Northern Command Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retd) has said.

Except for demonetisation, Modi government has no original move: Congress (Lead) (23:00)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party on Wednesday said "they (BJP) were trying to mislead the nation".

All Indians in quake-hit Mexico safe (22:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) All Indians in Mexico, which was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday are safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Wednesday evening. The massive temblor claimed 217 lives.

Nasscom offers Rs 10-lakh grant for social innovations (22:30)
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Nasscom Foundation of the Indian IT industry apex body on Wednesday announced a Rs 10-lakh grant each for mentoring technology-based social innovations in five thematic areas.

India, Kazakhstan to expand oil, gas, nuclear ties (22:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India and Kazakhstan on Wednesday discussed expanding cooperation in hydrocarbons and nuclear energy sectors, as well as expanding the International North-South Transport Corridor by linking it to the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran rail link, an official statement said here on Wednesday.

Man rapes minor, attempts to kill her (22:06)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An unidentified man raped a nine-year-old minor and then tried to smother her in central Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

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