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CBI registers case in illegal mining in UP (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against nine persons, including a former Assistant Geologist, in connection with illegal mining of minerals in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.

Indian doctors remove football-sized tumour from Russian patient (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A team of Indian doctors has successfully removed a football-sized tumour weighing 3.2 kg that was gradually growing in the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian patient.

Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz (Lead) (3 minutes ago)
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more.

'Language should not be barrier at IITs' (13 minutes ago)
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) Language should not be considered a barrier for students at IITs, an MHRD official said here on Friday, urging IIT Kharagpur to expand humanities education further to help students balance academic pressure with mental well-being.

Miraculous escape for train passengers after engine breaks free (13 minutes ago)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Passengers on the Trivandrum-Chennai Express on Friday evening had a miraculous escape after the train engine to the first coach got uncoupled near here, officials said.

I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek (13 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband.

Climate funds-financed Chinese plant to release 1.9 mn tonne CO2 (15 minutes ago)
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A new coal-to-chemical plant in Shanxu province of China will release about 1.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, estimates Greenpeace East Asia.

India confirms 'incident' at Pangong Lake (15 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Amid reports of a brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the government on Friday said that an "incident" indeed did take place.

Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM (15 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state.

New Android malware steals users' data from cab-hailing apps (17 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) A new modification of notorious mobile banking Trojan "Faketoken" has resurfaced which is able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications and ride-sharing apps, Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.

Damascus accuses US-led coalition of trying to fragment Syria (19 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Damascus, Aug 18 (IANS) A key political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US-led coalition of seeking to fragment Syria, saying the plan will fail.

Spanish suffers second terror attack after 14 die in Barcelona (Fourth Lead) (19 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Police on Friday killed five suspected terrorists in Spain's Cambrils town during a second terror attack also using a van after an earlier one in Barcelona left 14 Spaniards and foreigners dead and over 100 injured.

10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22 (19 minutes ago)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union leader.

Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk: Study (21 minutes ago)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.

US Ospreys join joint drill in Japan amid safety concerns (23 minutes ago)
Tokyo, Aug 18 (IANS) A US military Osprey aircraft took part in a drill in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday, despite concerns about the planes' safety history.

Could not work amid unrelenting malicious personal attacks: Vishal Sikka (Lead) (23 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Announcing his resignation as Managing Director and CEO of software giant Infosys Ltd in a mail to employees, Vishal Sikka wrote that he "could not" do his job with "unrelenting, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks".

Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal (27 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said.

Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower (Roundup) (29 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.

Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in MP elections (17:46) IANS Photo Service
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year's assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said.

Youth approaching Centre to set up startups in northeast: Minister (17:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) An increasing number of youngsters from across India are approaching the Central government to set up startups in the northeastern states under the Startup India and Standup India programme, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

Court sends Kashmiri businessman to 10-day NIA custody (Lead) (17:42)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested on charge of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir.

IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations (Lead) (17:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on import of engines which it requires for its grounded A320neo aircraft.

Hotel manager arrested for molesting woman colleague (17:26)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Manager of a five-star hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport was arrested on Friday after a CCTV footage emerged showing him trying to disrobe a woman employee in his office.

T-series to come out with second season of 'Mixtape' (17:24) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Music label T-Series has announced its second season of the web series "Mixtape".

TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations (17:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages is reviewing plantation operations of its two associates -- Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd (APPL) and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday.

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