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India mostly used force defensively when threatened, almost always within its own borders: Jaishankar

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Today, most countries - the U.S. is an exception - tend to be cautious about the use of force outside their jurisdictions, said Dr. Jaishankar

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Bengaluru voters’ data ‘theft’: Election Commission extends time for filing objections to electoral rolls

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After the alleged voters’ data theft case emerged in Bengaluru, the Election Commission has extended the last date for filing claims and objections in the three Assembly constituencies of Shivajinagar, Chickpet, and Mahadevapura

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Visitors to Bengaluru’s Bandepalya police station can now leave feedback and rate the police officers

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In an initiative to make the image of police personnel and stations more people-friendly, the Bandepalya police station in Bengaluru’s South East Division has introduced a feedback form for visitors

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Trying to catch pigeons, two school boys get electrocuted and suffer severe burns in Bengaluru

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Two school boys sustained severe burns owing to electrocution, after they came in contact with a high-tension wire while they were trying to catch pigeons in Bengaluru’s Nandini Layout on Thursday

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‘Governor likely to give assent to Bill against online gambling after getting doubts cleared’

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R.N. Ravi asked me to convey to the CM that he would take a decision soon, says Law Minister after a meeting at the Raj Bhavan. During discussion, officials point out that 25 lives have been lost so far after falling in debt trap due to online rummy; political leaders urge Governor to give nod soon

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Two top police posts, IB and CBI chiefs, to get salaries at par with Secretary-rank IAS officers irrespective of seniority

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Earlier only 11 senior-most IPS officers on Central deputation were entitled to the apex scale salary

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Will stand and fight again against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano

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‘For a long time, after the men who destroyed my entire family and my life were released, I was simply numb’, she says

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‘Vijayabaskar took money from mining and gutkha firms’

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The Department says it has collected enormous material to prove that he had also spent ₹30.90 lakh from undisclosed sources for the accommodation of AIADMK MLAs at a resort at Koovathur when Edappadi K. Palaniswami was sworn in as the Chief Minister in February 2017

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BJP to hold massive meeting as campaign winds down in Gujarat, Delhi

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The meeting is scheduled to be held on December 5 and 6, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to join the meeting by video conference

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Mainpuri bypoll | EC pulls up two U.P. police officers for non compliance with instructions

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The byelection for the Mainpuri Parliamentary Constituency will be held on December 5

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Gujarat Assembly polls | Modi covers Ahmedabad in a mega roadshow, attacks Congress for ‘Ravan’ jibe

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The Congress thinks it is their right to insult Modi, the PM said, claiming that there is a “competition about who can abuse Modi more”

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Allahabad HC suspends court employee for using Paytm to receive tips from advocates

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The Allahabad High Court has suspended a court jamadar who used Paytm QR code on the court premises to receive money from lawyers as tips

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No third country has veto in India-U.S. relation: MEA

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Military exercise has nothing to do with 1993, 1996 agreements with China, says Arindam Bagchi.

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Gujarat Assembly election 2022 | Congress asks ECI to investigate State Police role in securing EVMs post polling

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Congress alleges electoral fraud in Gujarat, claiming Tripura State Rifles jawans on election duty were asked to stay away from poll booths, and told that Gujarat Police would secure EVMs post voting

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Committee to implement Uniform Civil Code in Madhya Pradesh to be set up: CM

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BJP raised UCC implementation in last month’s poll campaigns; BJP-ruled Gujarat, Uttarakhand already set up panels, Karnataka government is considering implementation, Assam CM is in favour.

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Central Trade Unions call national meet to mull indefinite strike

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The CTUs are protesting against the four labour codes, the Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill and the Centre not convening the Indian Labour Conference (ILC) for the last seven years

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Violin maestro Nagai R. Muralidharan honoured with Mudhra Award of Excellence

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Mudhra’s 28th Fine Arts Festival gets under way; Muralidharan’s contribution to the field of music draws praise

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Now use your face as boarding pass at Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru airports

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The technology, however, is not available at airline check-in counters at the moment and is expected to be introduced at a later stage

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T.N. counters argument that animals, like persons, were protected by Constitution

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It tells SC Bench hearing Jallikattu case that a duty to ensure the well-being of an animal does not give a concomitant right to the animal to demand well-being

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Stop allotting public properties on political interference: Karnataka HC directs govt.

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Court tells govt. to follow uniform and transparent public auction system to grant its properties

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Student killed in leopard attack in T. Narsipur

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This is the second such incident in recent weeks

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Caregivers have to jump through several hoops  

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Parents of children with disabilities still have to tackle denial of admission, demand for higher fees, among other issues

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The invisible minority in India want basic rights and dignity, not a softer or a politer name

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Jargons like diversity and inclusion, while important in the conversation about disability rights, also run the risk or remaining mere catchphrases with a shelf life.   

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Only 15% of dedicated funds for SC/ST welfare used in six months in Karnataka — a steep decline from last year

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Departments regarded key for social development, such as Education and Skill Development, have done poorly in spending for SC/ST welfare

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Income-Tax Department ‘issues notice’ to Labour Minister’s wife for benami land transactions

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The department has also attached the property for 90 days; Labour Minister denies charges

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 Y. S. Sharmila submits memorandum to Governor

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Says complaint will be lodged with Supreme Court, High Court and Home Ministry

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Lorry owners in Andhra Pradesh suffer as vehicle details yet to be uploaded to Vahan portal

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Lorry owners’ associations have planned to go on a strike from December 15, if their demands are not addressed

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Odisha is destined to become a trillion-dollar economy, says Naveen Patnaik

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State says 145 proposals entailing an investment of ₹7.26 lakh crore were received at the third edition of Make in Odisha conclaves

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Power regulator advises consumers to install RCD to avoid electrical accidents

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Installation of residual current device has been made mandatory in the new service connections, says the TNERC

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HC reserves order on Semmalai’s application accusing Sasikala of not having paid correct court fees

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He seeks a direction to her to pay the correct court fees on ad valorem basis or dismiss her appeal suit, claiming right over the post of AIADMK interim general secretary, if she fails to remit the fees

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HIV positivity rate on a declining trend in Karnataka

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December 1 is observed as World Aids Day

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Six movies of Hungarian director Bela Tarr to be screened at IFFK

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German producer and director Veit Helmer will head the jury for IFFK’s International Competition category

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Governor favours proliferation of traditional arts and indigenous knowledge

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Thaawarchand Gehlot, who presided over the sixth and seventh annual convocation of Karnataka Folklore University at Gotagodi in Haveri district through a virtual platform, sees need for research into folk arts and literature

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Police intensify probe into molestation of students at Kowdiar

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Police recover CCTV footage from over 40 locations to trace the route taken by the perpetrator; patrolling boosted in the wake of increasing assaults in women

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IIT-M students get 25 offers in excess of ₹1 crore annual pay package during placements

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The institute records 10% higher total offers in the first session on day one placement; 445 offers made at the end of the first session of first phase of placements for 2022-23

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Global factors likely to enhance tourist exchange between Kerala and Russia

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Though Kerala lost a substantial number of Russian guests after the COVID-19 outbreak, the tourism authorities in both Russia and Kerala are now exploring ways to aggressively promote their destinations

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Andhra Pradesh: Gender audit will ensure justice in higher educational institutions, says academic

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Concept and methods explained at a seminar at Maris Stella College

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Low voter turnout in first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls

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Voter turnout in the first phase was 60.2%, lower than the 65% turnout in the same regions in the 2017 polls, with several Saurashtra districts recording low voting rates

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Taliban is allowing LeT and JeM to shift base to Afghanistan, claims former Afghan Security chief

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Former Director of the intelligence agency Rahmatullah Nabil also says despite close ties with India, he was denied visa

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University of Grants Commission revises regulations for taking up PhD programme

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The University of Grants Commission regulations, which set the minimum standards and procedure for awarding PhDs, have been revised according to the recommendations of National Education Policy

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Awareness meets, rallies mark World AIDS Day in Vizianagaram district

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People urged not to discriminate against those affected by the virus

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Naidu stages dharna as police deny him permission to visit Polavaram project site citing threat from Naxalites

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The Telugu Desam Party national president asks the police to suggest him a suitable time to visit the project site on December 2

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Rubber Board to strengthen rubber producing societies to increase production

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Board plans to involve more youths in the activities of RPSs

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KBF announces list of artists participating in Kochi Biennale’s central exhibition

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The exhibition will run until April 10, 2023, featuring 90 artists and over 40 new commissions

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TSPSC notifies 9,168 vacancies in Group-IV

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Exam likely in April or May 2023

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Gujarat Assembly polls | Gas cylinders, bicycles, cows ... inflation-hit voters bring them all to booths in first phase

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Voting was held for 89 seats across 19 districts of Gujarat's south and Saurashtra-Kutch regions on December 1

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KTU returns to normalcy after High Court verdict on V-C

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University publishes results of 14 exams that were awaiting V-C approval, Ciza Thomas signs around 2,200 degree certificates

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Priests demand reopening of St. Mary’s basilica

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The basilica was closed on Sunday following tension between two groups within the archdiocese over unified Mass

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NOC issue: Thousands of Indian engineers face job loss in Kuwait

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A section of Indian engineers working in Kuwait have sought help from the Indian government over problems they have been facing in acquiring No Objection Certificate from the Kuwait Society of Engineers

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Is there a compelling reason to release GM mustard, SC asks govt.

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Bench asks if Indian agriculture will be ‘doomed’ if not for GM crops

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₹1,320 crore given away to social welfare pensioners across the State in one day, says Minister

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₹1,585 crore released through welfare corporations for disbursement to 62.31 lakh pensioners from Dec. 1 to 5: Mutyala Naidu

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Complete construction of village clinics in Andhra Pradesh by Ugadi, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy tells officials

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There should be a full-fledged machinery, which includes grievance monitoring and redress system, for implementing the family doctor project, says Jagan Mohan Reddy

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HC grants conditional bail to three accused in MLAs’ poaching attempt case

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Following SC directions the HC takes up bail plea of the accused

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Govt. doubles down on Vizhinjam port construction as police tighten screws on protesters

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Chief Minister says halting port construction will irrevocably harm the State’s development aspirations

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Vacant posts in higher educational institutions will be filled in phases, says Ashwath Narayan

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The Minister for Higher Education, IT, BT and Skill Development has said that the government will take all necessary steps, including tabling a comprehensive Bill in the legislature, to further strengthen the higher education sector in the State

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Revised VIP break darshan timing comes into force at Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh

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About 8,000 pilgrims had darshan between 6 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. on December 1

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Centre sanctions ₹12,500-crore project to lay Belagavi-Hungund-Raichur National Highway

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Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi has said that the work will start soon

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Vadasserikkara school boys script a new history at district school arts festival

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For the first time, the school team wins first prize in drama competition and the award for the best actor

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Aircraft trial run successfully completed at Sathram air strip in Idukki

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A Virus SW-80 two-seater aircraft, which started from Kochi, makes a successful landing on the airstrip

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New species of crab named in honour of Cusat professor

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Crab discovered from Matla river in West Bengal; only five species of the genus have been identified worldwide

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Dairy farmers sore over hike in cattle feed price

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Milk price was hiked by ₹6 a litre starting from Thursday

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