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Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress (00:24)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character "Dhritrashtra" in his pursuit of power.

Delhi gets rainfall in patches on Monday, similar condition this week (Lead) (00:06)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Though monsoon clouds covered the national capital's sky on Monday, rain was only seen in patches, and similar conditions are is expected throughout the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Time changing, power now in hand of commoners, not elites: Modi (00:02)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on Congress and some other parties, saying "new ruling elites", born after Independence, controlled politics for generations but the time was changing and people from rural backgrounds were now occupying high constitutional positions.

Did Congress pay for Manmohan's Rajasthan visits, asks BJP (23:28)
Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) In response to a protest staged by the Congress against the expenses incurred by the BJP government in Rajasthan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday asked if the Congress paid for the visits of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

BEL, Swedish Saab to market co-developed radars (23:18)
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) Indian defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Swedish manufacturer Saab signed an agreement to market radars they co-developed for civilian and defence users, said the state-run firm on Monday.

Husband of air hostess who fell to her death arrested (Lead) (22:54)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The husband of an air hostess who fell to her death at her south Delhi home last week was arrested on Monday after questioning, police said.

Action on 'war footing' for conserving Taj Mahal: Government (22:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court over the condition of the Taj Mahal, the government on Monday said that it will take action on "war footing" to deal with air and water pollution in and around the world-famous 17th-century Mughal monument.

Businessman, son hacked to death in Indore (22:46)
Indore, July 16 (IANS) A businessman and his son have been brutally murdered in Indore -- the business hub of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.

Modi government anti-women, says Congress leader (22:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) On a day Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to the Prime Minister to seek support for Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, a woman leader of the opposition party on Monday said the "anti-women" government had betrayed women on all counts.

BEML, L&T to tap export market for defence products (22:36)
Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) and Indian multinational Larson & Toubro Ltd (L&T) on Monday signed an agreement to jointly explore export markets for defence products and systems.

SC verdict on Tuesday on violence by vigilante groups (22:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb vigilantism.

BIMARU states top in non/partially-immunized children: UN agencies (22:30)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The 'BIMARU' Indian states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh - have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children, according to UN bodies WHO and Unicef.

Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured (Roundup) (22:16)IANS Photo Service
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for "forming a nexus with syndicates" and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here.

Finance Commission may incentivise states for better population management (Lead) (22:10)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission's Chairman N. K. Singh on Monday said it may consider incentivising states which have made "good and rapid" progress in population management.

CPI-M activists protest Modi visit to Bengal (22:00)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A group of Communist Party of India-Marxist activists on Monday showed black flags to the convoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal's Midnapore town in a bid to protest against his visit to the state.

Opposition likely to raise issue of RS Deputy Chairman' election (21:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday indicated that they would raise the issue of the election of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman during the Monsoon Session of Parliament amid indications that the government may not hold the election during the session beginning Wednesday.

Work underway to resolve garbage issue in Delhi: LG (21:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Only four days after the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city, the LG Office on Monday said the work is underway and all projects at landfill sites will be completed by August 2020.

SC seeks experts, environmentalists' report on reducing garbage at landfill sites (21:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report of experts and environmentalist on reducing the gigantic mounds of garbage at the landfill sites at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla here in national capital.

Air hostess' husband held a day after her death (21:50)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A day after an air hostess fell to her death in south Delhi, police arrested her husband on Monday after questioning him.

DCW chief meets six-year-old rape victim, ensures monetary help (21:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Monday visited the six-year-old rape survivor and took steps for the rehabilitation of the minor, who is currently undergoing treatment in a government hospital in Delhi.

After Modi barb, TMC dubs BJP syndicate of corruption (21:36)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge about the West Bengal government's alleged nexus with "all-pervading syndicates", ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday termed the BJP as a "syndicate of corruption".

Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition (Lead) (21:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.

Delhi to simplify process for caste certificates to single-parent mothers (21:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government is working to simplify the process to issue OBC certificates for children of single-parent women in the national capital, a Minister said on Monday.

90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally (Night Lead) (21:30)IANS Photo Service
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said.

People are more important than industries, SC tells Centre (21:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that "people are more important than industries".

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