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SC issues strict guidelines on police encounter cases, says magisterial probe would be carried out

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued strict guidelines on police encounters which mandates filing of FIR in all such cases. The SC said that if an encounter leads to a death then FIR must be filed and a magisterial probe under Sec 176 of Criminal Procedure Code carried out. The probe be handled by the state CID or a separate police station. The court has also directed that they will also have to surrender weapons and ammunition after the encounter. Further, unlike earlier when the encounter lead to awards, the court verdict also bars awarding of gallantry awards or promotion to policemen involved in encounters until the probe gets over. Sep 23, 2014
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Chinese President tells Army to be ready for a regional war, politicos react

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Chinese President Xi Jinping's remark that People's Liberation Army (PLA) should be combat ready for a regional war. Jinping has also said that the armed forces' chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership's instructions. On Saturday, over 50 Chinese soldiers had entered Chumar, days after 100 troops were reported to have crossed into Indian territory. During his talks with Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the border dispute and urged China to move towards defining the Line of Actual Control. Sep 23, 2014
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Politicos look forward to PM Modi's US visit

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties on Tuesday said that they are looking forward to PM Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to US. Leaders from opposition also said that based on the outcome of his trip to US, they would not hesitate to question him about the expected deliverance, once Modi is back to India. Sep 23, 2014
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Police barricade roads as RLD supporters converge for Mahapanchayat

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Police on Tuesday barricaded several roads in the Lutyens zone and shut down Race Course metro station to prevent protesters from reaching 12 Tughlaq Road bungalow for a mahapanchayat at the venue. The protesters who were supporters of RLD Chief Ajit Singh demanded the Tughlaq Road bungalow to be converted into a memorial of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. Security has been tightened near the bunglow to avoid any untoward incident. Police had also showcased a notice saying that the gathering was "illegal" and all those trying to participate in the 'Jat Mahapanchayt' will be detained. Later, police detained the protesters. Sep 23, 2014
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Takes two hands to clap: Abhishek Singhvi on resolving NCP Congress poll impasse

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Commenting on the tussle between the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress Party over seat sharing arrangements in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Tuesday that both sides need to make equal efforts to arrive at an agreeable formula. Sep 23, 2014
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US, partner nations launch first strikes in Syria: Pentagon

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in battle against the militants. Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary on his Twitter page said: "US military and partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles."I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Kirby said in a statement. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time." Sep 23, 2014
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Abhinav Bindra bags two bronze medals at 2014 Asian Games, announces retirement

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): India has a realistic chance to improve their golden tally on Day 4 of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon of South Korea on Tuesday. While Abhinav Bindra fired two bronze medals (team and individual), a historic squash gold beckons Saurav Ghosal. Ghosal is a win away from a historic squash gold. Abhinav Bindra, Sanjeev Rajput, Ravi Kumar bagged team bronze for India in 10m air rifle event. Bindra confirmed yesterday his decision to call time on his professional shooting career and that Day 4 at the Asian Games would be his last day as an India shooter. Sep 23, 2014
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At least 12 people killed in road accident on Delhi-Mathura highway

Mathura, Sep 23 (ANI): At least 12 people, including two women and a child, were killed early morning on Tuesday as a fast moving truck rammed into another stationary one on the Delhi-Mathura highway. The driver and cleaner of the offending truck, which was carrying coal, are said to be absconding. According to Police officials, the deceased men and women were labourers, who were on their way to Rajasthan. Sep 23, 2014
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German embassy in India to raise funds for Kashmir flood victims through concert

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The German embassy in India would organize a concert on Tuesday to show solidarity and raise funds for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, said German ambassador Michael Steiner. Acclaimed music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and Maestro Abhay Sopori will perform sublime Kashmiri music at the event named 'Ehsaas-e-Kashmir' (feeling for Kashmir) at the embassy in New Delhi Sep 23, 2014
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India collaborates with Sweden promoting environmentally sustainable transport

Bangalore, Sept 23 (ANI): India collaborates with Sweden on promoting environmentally sustainable transport (EST) which will lead to accomplish safe, reliable, affordable, efficient, people-centric and environment friendly transport system. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the workshop on "the way to sustainable transport: an Indo-Swedish perspective". Swedish Envoy to India Harald Sandberg and senior advisor to Sweden trade minister, Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom, were also present at the event in the country's IT hub of Bangalore. The aim of their visit is to identify areas within transport and urban planning with potential for further collaboration between the two countries. Calling for best practices and planning for transforming Indian cities and towns safe for all, Siddaramaiah said the workshop will foster economical, social and environmental developments. The visit by the transport delegation from Sweden is a reciprocal visit to strengthen the bilateral relation between Sweden and India and aims to integrate developing countries in the world economy and contribute in the eradication of poverty. Sep 23, 2014
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Benefactor gifts boats to children who earlier swam to school in Gujarat

Chhota Udepur, Sep 23 (ANI): A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) couple gifted an inflatable boat to children in Gujarat to help them cross the river instead of having to swim across, as they usually did so far. Due to the damaged bridge in Gujarat's Chhota Udepur district, the school kids were compelled to risk their lives and swim across the river, holding on to a brass pot as floating aid. NRI, Virendra Bhalla said that he read about the ordeal of the school kids in an Indian daily. A trial boat sail was conducted where a bright orange life-jacket was fastened over a fluorescent yellow raincoat to the children who used the rubber motor boat to cross river Hiran and reached school. A school girl, Twinkle said that it was a great feeling sitting in dry clothes in the classroom. Sep 23, 2014
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Some Nigerian schools remain closed as Ebola fear lingers

Nigerian students were supposed to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but lingering fears over the virus prompted the Lagos state government to announce it would keep pupils at home longer. Duration: 00:31 Sep 23, 2014