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Restoration of British-era castle in Shimla begins

Restoration of British-era castle in Shimla begins

Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday laid the foundation stone to begin the restoration work of the British-era Bantony Estate, a grand private castle decaying for many decades here, an official said.



Angry villagers pelt stones at school after rape of Class 12 girl

Angry villagers pelt stones at school after rape of Class 12 girl

Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Angry villagers on Tuesday pelted stones at a school in Rajasthan's Sikar district as news spread of the rape of a Class 12 girl by the school's director and a teacher.

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "potentially catastrophic" hurricane Maria, the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica, has devastated the Caribbean island, the country's Prime Minister said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine

Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government "condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence" in the country and does not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state.

TN Governor meets President, Finance Minister in Delhi

TN Governor meets President, Finance Minister in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Monday met President Ram Nath Kovind and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley amid a lingering political crisis in the state.

Ex-Bihar DGP jailed for three years

Ex-Bihar DGP jailed for three years

Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Monday sentenced former Bihar Director General of Police Ram Chandra Khan and three others to three years imprisonment for corruption.

Nation bids adieu to Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, flypast

Nation bids adieu to Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, flypast

ArrayNew Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners bid a tearful adieu to Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh whose last rites were performed amid a 17-gun salute and a flypast at Delhis Cantonment area on Monday.

British national Al Qaeda terrorist arrested in Delhi

British national Al Qaeda terrorist arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A British national Al Qaeda terrorist on a mission to radicalise Rohingya Muslims to fight in Myanmar has been arrested in the Indian capital, police said on Monday.

SCO must contribute in fight against terror: India

SCO must contribute in fight against terror: India

Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Sunday said the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) must contribute to the fight against terrorism and hoped there will be constructive and productive engagement at the forum.

BJP MP Mahant Chand Nath dies of cancer

BJP MP Mahant Chand Nath dies of cancer

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) BJP MP Mahant Chand Nath on Sunday passed away after a prolonged illness at a private hospital here while undergoing treatment. He was 61.

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