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Give enabling environment, stick to FTA: China tells Maldives (14:30)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) A wary China on Tuesday hoped the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to the Chinese companies and stick to the controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Beijing signed with the now ousted President Abdulla Yameen.

Tripura takes steps to check malaria outbreak (14:24)
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Tripura government has undertaken steps to check any malaria outbreak in the state after six people died due to the mosquito-borne disease, a Minister said here on Tuesday.

Samsung's first triple camera smartphone in India (14:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Samsung India on Tuesday launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras for Rs 23,990 in blue, black and gold colours.

Two militants killed in Sopore (Lead) (14:16)
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district.

New Tinder feature to let women initiate conversations first (14:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Giving women the choice to initiate conversations with their matches according to their own will and time, Match Group-owned dating app Tinder on Tuesday introduced a new opt-in setting -- "My Move" -- in India.

Rahul should not play with national security for cheap politics: BJP (14:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday called Congress President Rahul Gandhi's family corrupt and said he should refrain from playing with national security for his "cheap politics" over the Rafale deal.

SC asks Delhi BJP chief to respond to contempt plea (14:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari to file an affidavit explaining why he broke the lock of a sealed property in Delhi's Gokulpur village.

Salary incentive to J&K election staff (13:54)
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday announced salary incentive to its employees discharging election duties and a likely increase in pay packets of special police officers (SPOs).

Families claim slain militants (13:42)
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Three families claimed on Tuesday the bodies of three of the five militants killed by security forces in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir.

2016 surgical strike soldier killed in gunfight at LoC (13:32)
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday paid tribute to Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who was killed a day ago in a gunfight in the Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

9 acquitted in late actor Rajkumar's abduction case (13:24)
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Sep 25 (IANS) A court in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday acquitted all the nine persons accused of abducting Kannada actor Rajkumar in 2000.

Vivo V11 in India for Rs 22,990 (13:16)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Tuesday launched the Vivo V11 in India for Rs 22,990 in starry night black and nebula purple colours.

Yamuna in spate, crosses danger mark in Delhi (13:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Yamuna river here is flowing above the danger level following release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage in the wake of heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Take over RK Studios and turn it into film school, well-wishers urge government (13:08)
By Radhika Bhirani and Arundhuti Banerjee
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) What will happen to the RK Studios, which has just wrapped up what may be its last Ganpati celebrations? Nobody knows, but it's worth debating whether suggestions that the government must buy it and turn it into a film school for posterity, are viable.

SC urges Parliament to enact law to prevent criminals from entering legislatures (Second Lead) (13:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to disqualify candidates, against whom courts have taken cognisance of chargesheets, from contesting elections, but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures.

Beating malnutrition; health awareness seeps into interiors of Bengal (Social Feature) (12:58)
By Binita Das
Purulia, Sep 25 (IANS) Shruti Roy, a chubby seven-month-old baby of Loharsole village in this West Bengal district bordering Jharkhand, is a far cry from all-too-familiar pictures of malnourished children. And as awareness grows among the shy and conservative pregnant women and lactating mothers of this region, more and more infants now resemble Shruti.

5 of family killed in Odisha accident (12:58)
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Five people of a family were killed while two others sustained critical injuries on Tuesday after their van fell into a canal in Odisha's Puri district, police said.

Ola to monitor rides real-time for passenger safety (12:14)
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) In a bid to step up passenger safety, Indian cab-hailing major Ola has rolled out a real-time ride monitoring system, the company said on Tuesday.

Rahul commends Amethi for donation towards Kerala flood relief (12:12) IANS Photo Service
Amethi, Sep 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday commended farmers and small businessmen here for contributing Rs 2.57 lakh for the relief work in flood-battered Kerala.

Learning from diversity in regulation (Column: Active Voice) (12:12)
By Pawan Agarwal & Amit Kapoor
Regulation has an unfortunate, negative connotation to it. It brings to mind an authoritarian image with regards to the government. That is definitely not how it should be. It must be accepted that regulation has a great positive impact on society and the economy. The economic crisis of 2008, which was effectively a failure of regulation, forcefully underlines this fact. One needs to see regulation as an enabler, even for businesses, and not as a deterrent.

World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan (12:04)
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan's UN Mission.

Modi to address Karyakarta Mahakumbh rally in Bhopal (12:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls to held later this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address party workers at the 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally in Bhopal.

MPs/MLAs can continue to practice as advocates: SC (12:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking a ban on members of Parliament and legislative assemblies from practising as advocates.

ChaoBella: Where Chinese, Italian cuisines collide (Foodie Trail-Delhi) (11:40)
By Karishma Saurabh Kalita
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ever since I moved to this city, I have observed that the people here are largely accustomed to two cuisines -- Chinese and Italian. Be it a plate of the cheesiest pasta or a bowl of hot and sour chicken soup, Delhiites' love for these two cuisines has given birth to inumerable eateries across the National Capital Region. But ChaoBella claims to have the best of both the worlds. True or not, let's find out.

Publicise criminal records of candidates: SC to political parties (Lead) (11:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed political parties to post on their websites and publicise in the media full details of the criminal charges the candidates they are fielding in elections are facing.

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