BJP front-runner in Jammu civic polls, Congress ahead in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar: The counting of votes in the Jammu and Kashmir civic polls was completed Saturday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the largest party in the Jammu province and the Congress doing marginally better in the Kashmir Valley. In the Jammu region that includes the districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Udhampur, Poonch and Rajouri, the BJP candidates won 212 wards, the Congress 110, National Panthers Party...

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Over 170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan polls

Kabul: More than 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open and voters queueing for hours. Most of the casualties were in Kabul, where at least four people were killed and 78 wounded in multiple explosions, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer told reporters, after the Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot...

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Assange sues Ecuador for ‘violating his rights’

Quito: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms". In a statement, WikiLeaks said Friday Ecuador had "threatened to remove his protection and cut off his access to the outside world", CNN reported. The WikiLeaks statement added that the Embassy had refused journalists and human rights organizations to see Assange as well as installed signal jammers to prevent phone...

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Devotees allow woman of 52 at Sabarimala

Sabarimala: A 52-year-old woman devotee from Trichy in Tamil Nadu Saturday faced angry devotees ahead of her darshan at Kerala's Sabarimala temple as they surrounded her before the last few hallowed steps. Dressed in a blue saree, Latha, who was accompanied by her husband and son, was stopped as Sabarimala traditionalists were on the look-out for women within the hitherto barred ages suspected her age and started shouting Ayyappa slogans. They...

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Man City thump Burnley, Chelsea deny Man U

London: Manchester City brushed aside Burnley 5-0 to pull clear at the top of the Premier League Saturday after Chelsea snatched a point in a dramatic late finish against Manchester United. City’s win gives them a two-point cushion over Chelsea and Tottenham -- 1-0 winners at West Ham -- but Liverpool will join them on 23 points...

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Mumbai down Delhi for 3rd title

Bangalore: Aditya Tare (71, 89b, 13x4, 1x6) struck a fluent half century as a clinical Mumbai defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday. Mumbai last won the trophy way back in 2006-07 when they defeated Rajasthan. Opting to bowl, pacers, Shivam Dubey (3/29) and...

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Rayudu gets Kohli nod

Guwahati: India captain Virat Kohli Saturday said his side’s middle-order puzzle will be solved if Ambati Rayudu cements his place at the crucial No.4 position in the matches ahead of next year’s World Cup in England. Kohli said the challenge was only to find someone for the No.4 slot and with Rayudu stepping up for that position...

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Saina storms into final

Odense (Denmark): Saina Nehwal stormed into the women’s singles final of Denmark Open badminton tournament with an easy win over Gregoria Tunjung of Indonesia while Kidambi Srikanth suffered a straight game defeat in the men’s singles semifinals to bow out of the tournament here Saturday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina beat Tunjung 21-11, 21-12 in a one-sided semifinal...

Titli toll put at 61, State seeks Rs 1K cr Central aid

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in state rose to 61, with the state government confirming four more casualties here Saturday. The state has also sought Rs 1000 crore interim relief from Centre to meet the damage due to the twin calamities. Speaking to reporters here after holding a review meeting, Chief Secretary...

Homeless man personifies official apathy

Sajanagad: The government spends crores of rupees in implementing a host of welfare schemes for the socially and economically backward people. But when we see people like Biswanath Majhi, questions arise as to whether the funds are going to the beneficiaries. Majhi, 63, of Sajanagad area in Balasore district has been struggling all alone to survive under...

ATM loot bid foiled; cops get leads in loot case

Bhadrak: Miscreants tried to loot an ATM at Sabarang Bazaar here Friday night, but in vain as they could not break open the cash box. The police have started an investigation into the matter. In a related development, police got leads about the loot of Rs 30 lakh from a UCO Bank staff near Kuapada September 24....

Many eligible left out of toilet construction scheme

Kaptipada: Even as accusing fingers have been pointed at the administration of Kaptipada block in Mayurbhanj district for alleged irregularities in rural housing, pension schemes and MGNREGA, new allegations have been made in the execution of toilet construction under Swachh Bharat Mission. Reports said construction of toilets, each costing Rs 12,500, has been poor in most cases....

Boy sacrificed to resolve family woes, cousin among 2 held

Bolangir/Titlagarh: Police unraveled the mystery surrounding the murder of a missing boy whose decapitated body was recovered from Unnder riverbed near Sindhekela in Bolangir district and arrested two persons including a cousin of the victim Saturday. The decapitated body of nine-year-old Ghanashyam Rana alias Mithun, son of Hira Rana in Kumbharpada village under Sindhekela police limits in...

Army man held for jeweller’s murder

Dhenkanal: Police arrested the prime accused in jeweller Mantu Patra murder case at Meena Bazaar here. The accused was identified as Sanjay Kumar (31), a jawan in the Indian Army posted at Dinjan in Dibrugarh district of Assam and son of Harpal Singh of Telipura village under Boria police limits in Haryana. He was in a relationship...

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