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Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi.
CBI branch, High Court bench must be set up in Puducherry to check corruption: L-G Kiran BediPuducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has demanded that a CBI branch and a High Court bench be set up in the union territory to rein in corruption.

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Home Guards personnel asked to kneel down as punishment
How these Odisha Home Guards got the taste of their old classroom daysFour Home Guards personnel were asked to kneel down with their hands up as a punishment for wearing improper uniform.

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Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Naga People's Front to reach other northeastern states nowNagaland Chief Minister and also the president of the front, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu said that NPF is "the natural ally of the BJP" and the only political party which represents the Nagas and can preserve their identity.

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The controversial photograph
Chandigarh: Haryana orders probe into veil controversyMinister Kavita Jain said a departmental probe has been ordered to fix the responsibility of the officials responsible for the publication of the controversial photograph and its caption.

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Arun Jaitley said that revised allowance rates will be effective from July 1.
7th Pay Commission: 7 main takeaways from Cabinet decision on HRA, other allowancesThe Modi government has decided that the revision in allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) rates, will be effective from July 1.

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Gutka scam: Former Chennai Police Commissioner George wrote to Principal Secretary demanding probe in 2016The alleged letter written by then Commissioner S George to the Principal Secretary claimed that he was aware of the illegal manufacturing and sale of the banned gutka/maava and also claimed that certain senior cops were also involved in it.

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#NotInMyName protests (Image: @TrollCreativity)
#NotInMyName: Nationwide protest against Lynchistan India, cities abroad to followThe campaign #NotInMyName saw thousands gathering across cities to protest against lynching.

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Election Commission.
Election Commission to announce schedule of vice presidential election todayThe Election Commission will announce the schedule of vice presidential elections today. The 15th vice president is likely to be sworn in on August 11.

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Farewell Maharajah: Modi Cabinet approves Air India's disinvestmentAir India's share in the domestic aviation market is a mere 14 per cent with Indigo and Jet Airways enjoying the lion's share.

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Cops resorting to lathicharge after ruckus in Palani over transporting of calves.
Cops resort to lathicharge in Tamil Nadu's Palani after ruckus over transporting of calvesPolice had to resort to lathicharge after a huge ruckus broke out in Tamil Nadu's Palani town when a pro-Hindu group seized a truck carrying calves to Dindigul.

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The Modi cabinet has approved recommendations on allowances.
7th Pay Commission: Modi Cabinet approves revision in HRA, other allowancesNarendra Modi-led Cabinet has okayed the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on revised allowance structure for nearly 50 lakh Central government employees.

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#OperationFarmgate
Revealed: What is killing India's farmers? India Today exclusiveSpurned by government-run markets on various grounds, many farmers in other states are compelled to undersell their produce to local traders, India Today's investigation found.

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Representational picture of a road signage in Delhi.
Cause of mishaps: 75 per cent road signages in Delhi-NCR incorrect, says traffic surveyA survey by the Institute of Road Traffic Education has found that 75 per cent of the road signages put up in Delhi and NCR are incorrect, a major reason behind the increase in road mishaps.

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DMK leader MK Stalin
Chennai: DMK leader MK Stalin raises gutka scam in Assembly, slams Health Minister VijayabhaskarDMK leader MK Stalin raised the question on a leaked report about the gutka scam involving top cops and a minister.

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Ballabgarh lynching
Ballabgarh lynching: 4 more arrested for killing Muslim teen Junaid inside trainSources told India Today that all four men belong to a village near Hodal. They are all believed to be regular commuters who used to take the EMU train to New Delhi from the Haryana town.

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China bulldozes Indian Army bunker in Sikkim, tension escalates along borderThe forcible removal of the old bunker by using heavy machinery like a bulldozer came when the Indian side did not agree to a request by the Chinese authorities to dismantle it.

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The Congress will decide at Thursday's meeting if it will attend the special GST session in Parliament.
GST Parliament session: To attend or not, Congress in a Catch-22 situationThe government has invited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to share the dais with PM Narendra Modi at the special midnight session on GST in Parliament's Central Hall.

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Indrani Mukerjea
What happens inside Byculla women's prison? Indrani Mukerjea reveals in courtThis is what Indrani Mukerjea told the CBI court today on allegations of torture and threats by jail officials.

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The two turbaned men, who created ruckus in Delhi Assembly, being taken out. ANI Photo.
Two arrested for creating ruckus in Delhi Assembly, shouting slogans against Satyendar JainTwo turbaned men have been arrested from the Delhi Assembly after they threw torn bits of paper in its hall and shouted slogans against AAP Minister Satyendar Jain, calling him corrupt.

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Agra airport
Tourism industry up in arms as Agra loses international airport bid to JewarThe demand for an international airport in Agra is several decades old.

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
Mamata slams Centre's July 1 GST push, calls it an epic blunder like demonetisationWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her party -  Trinamool Congress -  would boycott the special midnight session of Parliament that the government has planned on June 30 to launch the GST.

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Syed Salahuddin
China defends Pakistan after India, US target Hizbul Mujahideen chief SalahuddinAfter the US designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang defended Pakistan, saying it "stands at the frontline of the international counterterrorism fight."

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Aakrosh march
BJP takes out 'Aakrosh march' to protest 64 per cent students failing in intermediate exams"The education system in the state is in shambles and 64 per cent (of) students failing in the intermediate exams are testimony to the fact. These students who have failed in the exams should get justice", said Nityanand Rai, state BJP president.

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Nathu La pass
China says India to blame for border row, Nathu La closureChina has indicated India is to bear the responsibility for the on-going stand-off in the Sikkim sector and for the closure of Nathu La pass, and hinted that New Delhi was "interfering" in territorial disputes between China and Bhutan.

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Janta Dal United (JDU)
JD-U posters take dig at Lalu's 'historic blunder' jibe at Nitish KumarHuge posters come up in Patna hailing Nitish Kumar's decision to support BJP's President nominee Ram Nath Kovind. 

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Mustafa Dossa
1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Mustafa Dossa diesMustafa Dossa, one of the men convicted of carrying out the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, died today. Dossa died, likely of a cardiac arrest, at 2.30 pm today at Mumbai's JJ Hospital, where he was admitted early today morning.

West Bengal

Amit Mitra
Hours before GST roll-out, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra cautions Modi government"We have said this repeatedly that GST must be rolled out systematically with full preparation. But we are heading towards an impending catastrophe," West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra said.

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Narendra Modi was gifted a bicycle by his Dutch counterpart during his recent visit to The Netherlands.
Why PM Narendra Modi cannot ride the bicycle gifted by Dutch PM in IndiaKnowing Indian roads, the question is if Narendra Modi will ever be able to ride the bicycle in Delhi or any other big city.

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Azam Khan
Azam Khan: Women cut private parts of Army jawans in revenge for rapeSenior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has issued yet another controversial remark. This time he has accused the Indian Army of excesses in Jammu and Kashmir.

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GSAT-17
ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-17 from French GuianaThe Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the GSAT-17 communication satellite from French Guiana tomorrow.

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Rains continue to lash Mumbai, Harbour Line services affectedBesides, a couple got trapped when a tree fell on their car following heavy rains in the city last night while a man was rescued from the rough sea waters at Colaba in the early hours today, police said

Telangana

Nagarkurnool and Mahbubnagar (Courtesy: Google Maps)
Telangana: Pregnant women protest outside govt hospital after being asked to go to nearby district for deliveriesSeveral pregnant women protested outside the Nagarkurnool government hospital after they were asked to go to Mahbubnagar district hospital- located an hour's drive away - for medical help.

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Telangana farmer suicide
Telangana: Over 3000 farmers committed suicide in state since its inception, report saysOver the last three months, an astonishing number of 22 farmers committed suicide in Khammam and Bhadadri Kothagudem districts of Telangana.

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Mob thrashes Muslim man in Jharkhand's Giridih
Jharkhand: Mob thrashes man, house set on fire after dead cow found outsideUsman Ansari was attacked after some villagers found the dead cow outside his house in Beria Hatiatand village in Deori area of Giridih district.

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Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan appoints Loknath Behera as Kerala Police chief againKerala's Left government appointed Lokanath Behera as state Police Chief again. 1985 batch IPS officer who is currently posted as Vigilance Director will replace TP. Senkumar who retires on June 30.

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GST
Foreign media on GST: Ready or not, Indian businesses brace for biggest tax reformThere is a massive confusion ahead of GST roll out on June 30, but the Narendra Modi government claims that the biggest tax reform since independence will unify the country's economy.

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Byculla Jail
Mumbai Crime Branch to probe death of Byculla inmate who was 'dragged, stripped, assaulted'The Mumbai Crime Branch will investigate the alleged killing of a murder convict in Byculla prison, which triggered violent protests by inmates last week.

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Meira Kumar
With Sonia, Manmohan by her side, Meira Kumar files nomination for presidential electionThe former Lok Sabha Speaker filed her nominations for presidential election in the presence of former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other top Opposition leaders.

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Narendra Modi will chair today's Cabinet meet.
7th Pay Commission: Nearly 50 lakh govt employees await good news on HRA, other allowances as Cabinet meets todayFinance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to table the report in front of the Cabinet today and among various issues the increase in House Rent Allowance (HRA) is likely to be discussed.

Karnataka

Sadath Kumar
Bengaluru: Romeo conman who cheated 100 women on matrimonial sites nabbedBengaluru Police have arrested a man who allegedly met lonely, divorced women on matrimonial websites and took money from them after promising marriage.

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Modi Trump meet
Modi-Trump meet: Pakistan says US does not care about killing of innocent KashmirisIn a sharp reaction to the Donald Trump-Narendra Modi meeting in the US, Pakistan said the US is ignoring the 'worst form of state terrorism' in Kashmir.

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Marine Drive
Mumbai: Outing during high tide turns tragic, girl washed away at Marine DriveThe girl, identified as 17-year-old Preeti Shrikrishna Pise, was washed away yesterday when she was trying to touch the high rising splashes at Marine Drive and slipped into the sea.

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Madras High Court
Tamil Nadu: Action sought against police officials in multi-crore idol theft caseThe Madras High Court has asked for records related to the alleged theft of idols worth several crores, a media report said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the bicycle gifted to him by PM of the Netherlands.
Here's what PM Modi has brought home from the NetherlandsThe Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte gifted PM Narendra Modi a bicycle.

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Naeem Khan
NIA calls in Hurriyat leaders Naeem Khan, Bitta Karate, others for questioningThe investigation agency called in Hurriyat leaders, including three exposed by an India Today sting operation called Hurriyat Truth Tapes, for questioning in New Delhi.