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BMC election: 21 cartons of alcohol seized, cops smell plot to lure voters on dry dayInvestigations are on to trace the owner of the vehicles from which the alcohol was seized and determine if they had any political affiliations.

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Pakistan blast
Pakistan: 6 killed, several injured in multiple blasts outside court in CharsaddaThe bombers opened fire inside the court premises and threw hand grenades, local media reported.

India

Kangla fort
Manipur Election 2017: Row over PM Modi's rally at Imphal's 'sacred' Kangla fortThe rally was initially planned to be held at the historic Kangla fort but BJP changed the venue at the last moment following a complaint to the Election Commission by Irom Sharmila's party alleging violation of code of conduct.

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Mumbai: Man stabs wife to death over discordThe deceased has been identified as Geeta Dubey a resident of Malad. The incident took place at around 9.15 pm on Monday.

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Delhi: 2 girls who had gone out to relieve themselves raped in Rohini, 2 arrestedThe two accused, who lived in Rohini and were allegedly under the influence of alcohol, grabbed the girls when they left their home to relieve themselves out in the open.

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Images of Rs 1,000 note have gone viral on social media.
Government planning to re-introduce Rs 1,000 note. Is this the new look? Reports suggest that printing of new Rs 1,000 note has already begun and it may be introduced soon.

India

The BMC headquarters in Mumbai. Photo: PTI.
BMC election 2017: Your 7-point guide to everything you need to knowBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is the richest civic body in the country, and needless to say that one who rules the BMC enjoys immense influence in political circles in Maharashtra and even Delhi.

India

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar
Masood Azhar, NSG on agenda as Jaishankar begins China visitIndia and China will hold an upgraded strategic dialogue as Jaishankar meets the Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.

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Flags of India and Rwanda.
India, Rwanda sign three agreements to boost economic and business tiesAccording to the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between Rwanda and India, Rwanda Air will soon begin services to India, and the two countries will mutually exempt visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders.

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J-K: Alert sounded in Rajouri after BSF killed 1 terrorist, foiled infiltration bid in Keri sectorAround midnight, BSF troops observed suspicious movement of 3-4 terrorists along the LoC and fired at them. Terrorists retaliated and the firing continued for about half-an-hour.

India

Leopard
'Man-eater' leopard, which mauled 6 last week, nabbed from JaipurThe panther attacked cattle and people in the nearby villages of Sariska forest.

Delhi

Delhi police arrests suspected rapist
Hauz Khas Village rape case: Delhi Police arrests accusedThe victim had also recorded her statement in court under Section 164 of the CrPC.

World

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Australia: Light plane crashes into Melbourne shopping mall, 5 feared deadA light plane crashed into a shopping mall in Australia's second-largest city Melbourne.

India

Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray.
BMC Election 2017 LIVE: Battle of prestige between BJP, Shiv Sena for cash rich civic bodyThe BMC polls are being dubbed a 'mini assembly' elections and are being seen as a referendum on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

India

The pressure cooker that was used to hide the gold
Mumbai: Customs seizes gold hidden inside pressure cooker, 2 arrested at airportCustoms officials recovered over 1 kg of gold valued at Rs 31.52 lakh.

World

A UNICEF photo of a child in South Sudan getting examined to see if he is suffering from malnutrition (Photo: AP)
1.4 million children 'at imminent risk of death' as famine looms in 4 African nations, UN warns"We can still save many lives," the UNICEF executive director said, calling the looming famine and severe malnutrition in four African countries "large man-made".

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Businessman-turned-ISIS recruit to be grilled on links with @shamiwitnessAn alleged ISIS recruit, currently in the custody of the Rajasthan ATS, may have pumped money from his Chinese goods business into ISIS accounts in Syria. Officials are also investigating his links to an influential pro-ISIS Twitter account.

World

US national security adviser HR McMaster with President Donald Trump (AP photo)
Donald Trump names military strategist Lt Gen HR McaMaster as new national security adviserDonald Trump picked US Army Lt Gen HR McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his national security advisor. Flynn was forced out amid controversy over his contacts with Russian diplomats.

World

File photo of Afghanistan Pres Ashraf Ghani with Pak PM Nawaz Sharif from 2014 (Reuters photo)
Afghanistan hands Pakistan list of 85 terrorists, wants Islamabad to take 'solid action'Afghanistan move comes days after Pakistan sent Kabul names of militants it believes are operating from Afghan soil.

World

Russia's envoy to the UN died in New York (AP photo)
Putin 'deeply hurt' over Russian UN ambassador's sudden death in New YorkVitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the United Nations, died in New York, a day before his 65th birthday. A US official said Churkin died of an apparent heart attack.

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Just in
Multiple blasts outside a court in Pakistan's CharsaddaBreaking news at India Today on February 21, 2017

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Lalu Prasad
PM Modi is a dictator who will split the country into parts, says Lalu PrasadLalu's strong reactions came a day after PM Modi at a rally in Uttar Pradesh leveled charges on the Samajwadi party govt that they were discriminating with people in supplying electricity during festival of Eid and Diwali, a comment which Lalu believed was made to communalise the polls.

India

Parkash Singh Badal
Two bombs shells found near the residence of Punjab CM Badal The police has informed the bomb disposal squad of the Army which will try to find out whether the bombs were already diffused or live.

World

Vitaly Churkin
New York: Russian envoy to UN, Vitaly Churkin, found deadNo details on the circumstances of Churkin's death were given but the Russian foreign Ministry offered condolences to his relatives.

India

Ammunition recovered
Kashmir: Soldier arrested at Srinagar airport with live ammunitionRifleman PK Gouda, who was traveling from Srinagar to Delhi, was detained by the police immediately after it was found that he had live ammunition in his possession.

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Satellite launch.
India capable of developing a space station, but needs a long-term approach, says ISRO chairmanHis remarks came following ISRO's display of technological prowess last week by launching 104 satellites in a single mission.

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Infosys chief Vishal Sikka.
Infosys chief Vishal Sikka: False stories being spread about USD 200-million Panaya buyoutIn a letter to employees, Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka lashed out at detractors for spreading "false and malicious" stories about the company and said they were "designed" to target him to the "point of harassment".

Business

N Chandrasekaran
Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Tata Sons chairman-designate, is new TCS bossChandrasekaran, currently Chief Executive and Managing Director of TCS, will take charge as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of TCS with effect from today.

India

Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan
ISRO spy case: Supreme Court to hear former scientist's plea on Feb 24A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar posted the appeal, filed against the judgment of the division bench of the Kerala High Court, for hearing on February 24.

India

Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh's statement on Manipur starts fresh war of wordsChief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has sharply reacted to the Singh's version saying that the people of the state would never bow down to anyone.

India

Hafiz Saeed
After Musharraf admits using Kashmir militants as tools, Pakistan minister calls Hafiz Saeed a threatThe Nation report doesn't elaborate on Khawaja Asif's statement but there is a debate in Pakistani media about the need to stop the distinction between good terrorists and bad terrorists.

India

He was arrested from Delhi airport on the basis of look out circular when he was trying to leave the country for Bangkok.
EOW arrests managing director of Earth Infrastructures for cheating home buyersThe EOW had received around 82 complaints from persons who had invested in Earth Titanium Studios project in Sector Techzone, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017

Workers distributing pamplets
Uttar Pradesh election: After three phases Congress, Samajwadi Party go door-to-doorBoth the parties have launched a door-to-door 'letter campaign' distributing letter from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav their 10 key priorities.

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 PM Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal (File Photo: PTI)
India may seek Nepal help in preventing 'escape bids' of wanted criminals The government is exploring the option of approaching Nepal seeking help to have more stringent checks on people against whom India has issued look-out notices.

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Subramanian Swamy
Aircel-Maxis Deal: Subramanian Swamy alleges involvement of Chidambaram, son; BJP stays awaySwamy alleged that Karti Chidambaram and his father were the chief conspirators in Aircel-Maxis deal in which Maran brothers are accused of wrongdoing.

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Panneerselvam's nameplate
Panneerselvam's nameplate outside his residence in Chennai covered with masking tapeNow, a brown tape covers his designation outside his residence.

Maharashtra

Mumbai wants pothole-free roads
BMC polls: What Mumbai wants from new leadership as city readies to voteAs Mumbai votes for 227-member BMC today, IndiaToday.in brings you an online survey results giving an idea about what residents of the most populous city of the country expect from the new leadership.

World

Ahmed Rajib Haider
Ganajagaran Mancha blogger Ahmed Rajib's killer held in DhakaDeputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said that Rana and his associate Ashraf were arrested today from Dhaka's Mirpur area.

India

Solapur MLC Prashant Paricharak. Photo credit: Twitter/@ParicharakSpeak
Pune: Retired Army officers demand strict action against Solapur MLC for remark on soldiers' wivesThe MLC who is backed by the BJP said, "A soldier gets a telegram from his wife that she has delivered a baby.... but he has not visited his home for a whole year. This is the level of politics we have stooped to".

India

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Sehwan shrine attack effect: Pakistan moving heavy artillery to Afghan border?After a string of terror attacks in the country, Pakistan Army has moved heavy artillery towards the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham districts.

Maharashtra

Sharad Pawar and Raj Thackeray
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls: How Congress, NCP, MNS are suffering collateral damageCongress, Sharad Pawar's NCP and Raj Thackeray's MNS appear to be the side effect of this epic war. They are suffering collateral damage of the fight between the two titans of the BMC polls.

West Bengal

Counterfeit notes of Rs 2,000
More Rs 2,000 notes in fake seized, 1 held in West Bengal's MaldaThe BSF got specific information about Shariful Shah, the 32-year-old resident of Fazil village in Nadia district, of carrying fake currency notes. Nadia is situated on India-Bangladesh border, where he was held with Rs 96,000 in fake notes.

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O Panneerselvam
Edappadi Palaniswami vs O Panneerselvam: 11 TN MLAs face disqualificationThe Panneerselvam faction is all set to get another jolt with disqualification staring in the face of 11 of its MLAs.

Maharashtra

BMC headquarters
BMC polls beyond BJP-Shiv Sena spat: 5 parties you did not hear aboutWhile big players like the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP are set to corner major share in the 227-seat BMC, smaller and relatively unknown parties too hope to make their mark in the elections this time around.

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Supreme Court reserves order on Sabarimala caseThe Supreme Court said that it needs to decide whether certain religious practices can be protected under the Constitution.
 
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