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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Minister unveils mobile app for pensioners (22:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The number of retired persons is increasing in the country and we should try and use their energies in a positive manner, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday as he inaugurated the first Pension Adalat and unveiled a mobile app for pensioners here.

Four held for fatally stabbing young man, injuring friend (22:00)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on the charge of fatally stabbing a young man and injuring his friend when they intervened in a road rage case in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

CBI books retired Orissa HC judge for graft (21:58)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI has filed a corruption case against a retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust, barred by the government from admitting medical students, in settling the legal matter, an official said on Wednesday.

SC tells Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers (Lead) (21:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a first of its kind order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Unitech to pay the litigation cost to home buyers who had succeeded before the grievance redressal commission in their lawsuit against the real estate major but later opted for the return of their principal amount with interest instead of flats.

7 die as roof of under construction tunnel collapses in Telangana (21:50)
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Seven construction workers were killed and one injured when the roof of an under construction tunnel of an upcoming irrigation project collapsed in Telangana on Wednesday, officials said.

Pollens one of the reasons behind asthma attacks: Study (21:46)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pollen grains, whose levels are known to become higher during spring and fall, are among the main causes for serious allergic reactions and asthma attacks among the people in Delhi, said a new study on Wednesday.

Lawyers protest CBI's 'mistaken' raid at Orissa HC Judge's house (Lead) (21:32)
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday went on a strike in protest against a CBI raid conducted by "mistake" at the official residence of a High Court Judge the previous night and demanded action against the erring officials.

Cabinet apprised of declining Malaria, TB incidences (Second Lead) (21:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the progress made in the country's health sector, including the decline of Malaria Annual Parasite Incidence from 1.10 in 2011 to 0.84 in 2016.

Jharkhand: Survey puts BJP ahead of others by far (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Ranchi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- the ruling party in Jharkhand led by Raghubar Das -- will win 65 seats if an election is held in the state now, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Target names Tammy Redpath as new India chief (21:20)
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) Target Corporation, one of the largest retail stores in the US, has appointed Tammy Redpath as its India chief, a company statement said on Wednesday.

No fresh infiltration of Rohingyas into India: BSF (21:16)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that there were no specific instructions from the central government on the Rohingya refugees, the BSF on Wednesday said there were no new cases of their infiltration into India this year.

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