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Warning bell for BJP, says Sena; Javadekar ridicules Cong chief
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today the Gujarat election results were a "zabardast jhatka" (a massive jolt) to the BJP, and raised questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility after he led his party to a narrow victory in the state.

Ahmedabad

The new BJP government in Gujarat is likely to be sworn in on December 25, party sources said today amid speculation that a new leader could be chosen to helm the state where it secured a narrow victory in the Assembly polls.

Washington

Describing India as a "leading global power" in its newly unveiled National Security Strategy, the Trump administration said it will deepen US' strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in maintaining security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Kolkata

Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan is set to be released on Wednesday after serving a six- month jail sentence, which was handed out to him by the Supreme Court for contempt.

Dhaka

Bangladesh and Myanmar today formed a 30-member joint panel to oversee repatriation of Rohingya refugees within two months, despite rights groups warning that their safety is not assured in the Buddhist majority country.

Thiruvananthapuram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the fishing community at Poonthura near here that the Centre would spare no effort to trace their missing fellowmen and help them rebuild their lives, in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Ockhi.

Kolkata

The West Bengal cabinet today decided to soon come up with a toll policy for the highways under its control in a bid to increase its revenue. West Bengal has around 4,000 km of state highways but toll is levied only on national highways and some state-run bridges.

NEW DELHI

Government is examining how to tackle the consumption of electronic smoking on the basis of the reports of three panels formed by the health ministry to study different aspects of the issue, union minister J P Nadda said today.

NEW DELHI

With no reliable data available on the spate of drug abuse and alcoholism, the government has undertaken a national survey on the issue which is likely to be published in March, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

NEW DELHI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today stoutly defended the move to set up fast-track courts for dealing exclusively with criminal cases against politicans, saying law makers should take the lead in setting an example.

Hyderabad

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily today indicated that the controversial statements of Mani Shankar Aiyar and Kapil Sibal might have undone the gains made by party president Rahul Gandhi during campaigning in the Gujarat elections.

NEW DELHI

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar today retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure. His successor is yet to be appointed. A full bench reference was organised today at the NGT in court number 1 on the occasion.

NEW DELHI

There was no proposal to make Aadhaar linkage mandatory for property transactions, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Wayward-footed held after social media posts
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Anjali Mathew

All and sundry know who the teenage actor was. In fact, for  several hours after the story broke, her name was common currency on news websites and TV channels hungry for content on a lazy Sunday. Only in the afternoon did better sense prevail and her name and her moving images were removed to be replaced by “teenage Bollywood actor molested.”

London

The UK today announced extending a pilot student visa scheme to 23 more universities under which Indian and other non-EU students will get six months time to find a job after finishing their course.

Washington

A refugee from Iraq was sentenced by a Houston court to 16 years in prison for seeking to join Islamic State and learn bomb-making skills.

United Nations

India has topped the list of people living abroad at 17 million with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone, according to a new UN report.

Dupont

An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring dozens and crushing two vehicles, authorities said.

Washington

Notwithstanding competition from China and Russia and challenged by non-state actors and rogue nations like North Korea, US President Donald Trump has asserted that America will lead again.

Washington

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's oldest son has been charged with beating up his father, the media reported.

Tokyo

Japan`s government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military`s land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against "serious" and "imminent" North Korea threats.

Dhaka

Bangladesh and Myanmar today reaffirmed their commitment to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from January, despite rights groups warning that their safety is still not assured should they return.

AAP draws a blank in polls
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Three Muslim candidates fielded by the Congress emerged victorious in the Gujarat Assembly elections this time.

Chennai

Campaigning for the high-stakes December 21 by-poll to the RK Nagar assembly seat here ended this evening and the outcome of the hustings is likely to be seen as a report card of the 17-month old AIADMK government.

NEW DELHI

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today opposed in a court here the bail plea of an LIC agent, chargesheeted in a money laundering case allegedly involving Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, saying the charges against him were grave.

Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Police today directed all district police chiefs to ensure that Christmas festivities go smoothly without any untoward incident, two days after the Hindu Jagran Manch warned Aligarh schools against celebrating the festival.

Lucknow

Two people were arrested today for allegedly killing the 36-year-old son of a former BJP MLA from Domariyaganj, police said.

Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala government today dismissed as "baseless" reports in a section of media that it tried to intervene in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Ockhi-hit coastal areas in the state.

Ballia

The Samajwadi Party today hit out at the Narendra Modi-led BJP goverment, claiming that it had special concern for the Muslim women and asked when the ruling party would address the problems face by Hindu widows.

Srinagar

A woman and two unidentified militants were killed during an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

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