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Five killed after buildings collapse in Nigeria (04:26)
Abuja, Aug 20 (IANS) Five persons were confirmed killed after two residential buildings collapsed in two different locations in Nigeria's Jigawa on Monday, said a local official.

Bangladesh ready to start Rohingya repatriations (04:20)
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) Bangladesh said on Monday it would be ready to start the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar on 22 August, nearly two years after members of the Muslim minority fled violence in the western state of Rakhine in light of a military crackdown.

Putin, Macron agree on chances of Ukraine talks (02:18)
Paris, Aug 20 (IANS) The presidents of France and Russia, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin, agreed on Monday on the "Normandy format" that groups senior representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to resolve the war in Eastern Ukraine and exchanged views on Syria when jointly meeting press before their talks in Bregancon in southern France.

Trump calls up Modi, Imran, urges for lowering bilateral tensions (Lead) (01:26)
New Delhi/Washington/Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with US President Donald Trump over phone during which he conveyed that "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace", in an obvious reference to the Pakistani leadership spewing anti-India venom over the Kashmir issue.

Khayyam: Music maestro of classical allure (Obituary) (01:26)
By Vinayak Chakravorty
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) When living legend Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to describe music maestro Khayyams demise as the "end of an era", she said it all. Khayyams music, soaked in the spirit of rich classical allure, represents the sort of melody unthinkable in Bollywood mainstream nowadays. He was one of the last bastions of an era of Hindi film music that has all but ended - one that was defined by inherently Indian melody that celebrated the sounds and culture of the soil.

US tests new missile after withdrawing from INF Treaty (00:32)
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US tested a new ground-based cruise missile which can hit a target after more than 500 kilometers of flight, weeks after withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty banning such systems, the Pentagon said on Monday in a statement.

IMA slams 'mala fide' Lancet article on Kashmir (00:28)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned an editorial in The Lancet raising concerns on the "health, safety and freedom of the Kashmiri people" following the the government's measure to scrap Article 370, terming it "interference" in India's internal affairs.

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Sebi brings stricter penalty for non-compliance of norms (23:56)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Monday came out with stringent norms for regulatory disclosures by listed firms.

K'taka orders CBI probe into snooping on leaders, cops (23:52)
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The Karnataka government has ordered a CBI inquiry into alleged phone-tapping of politicians, officials and senior IPS officers over the last year, a government official said on Monday.

SEBI may ease NBFC share buy-back norms (23:52)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the liquidity crisis hitting the NBFCs and housing finance companies (HFCs), securities market regulator Sebi might ease share buy-back norms for these firms.

No Debenture Redemption Reserve norm for listed firms, NBFCs (23:24)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Monday removed the requirement of 'Debenture Redemption Reserve' (DRR) for listed companies, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs).

PKL 7: UP Yoddha beat league leaders Pink Panthers (23:24)
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) U.P. Yoddha picked up an important 31-24 victory against league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers in the second match of Pro Kabaddi League at a packed Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday.

Ex-Pak diplomats endorse 'armed struggle' in Kashmir (23:16)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three former Pakistani envoys to India have said that the international community must support armed resistance against alleged Indian "occupation" in Jammu and Kashmir because it is "legitimate" under international law.

Alliance Air flight makes emergency landing at IGI airport (23:14)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) An Alliance Air flight to Jaipur safely made an emergency landing at the IGI Airport here soon after its take-off on Monday evening following a technical snag, the airline said.

Legendary music composer Khayyam passes away at 92 (Lead) (23:10)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) National award winning Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, who was known only as Khayyam in his musical journey, passed away late on Monday night in a private hospital here following a brief illness, an aide said. He was 92.

HC issues notice to Centre on Shah Faesal's detention (23:00)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) As former bureaucrat Shah Faesal knocked at the door of the Delhi High Court against his recent detention at the airport, a Division Bench of the court, headed by Justice Manmohan, issued notice to the Centre seeking its response.

Delhi govt rapped for opposing technology to combat pollution (Lead) (23:00)
By Sumit Saxena
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "Don't you want our children to live in good quality air?" the Supreme Court asked on Monday, pulling up the Delhi government for its opposition to the use of remote sensing technology to help identify polluting vehicles.

Music director Khayyam passes away (22:52)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood music composer Khayyam passed away at a private hospital here on Monday night following a brief illness, his aide said. he was 92

Delhi: 3-year-old dies, 6 injured in roof collapses (22:44)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A three-year-old girl died while six people were injured in two separate incidents of roof collapse in Delhi, police said on Monday.

Huge python gets trapped in truck chassis, rescued (22:44)
Agra, Aug 19 (IANS) When a truck driver here saw a seven-foot long python crawling up the front wheel of his vehicle, all he could do in the dark was to scream for help.

Recession likely in 12 months, says BofAML survey (22:42)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has on Monday on the basis of a survey of fund managers said a recession is imminent. One-third of those surveyed by BofAML expect recession in the next 12 months.

RBI chief cautions of headwinds in credit, financial markets (22:42)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday warned of headwinds to the financial stability coming from the credit as well as the financial markets.

AIIMS plans round-the-clock fire tender after blaze (22:34)
By Sakshi Chand
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Having learnt lessons from the major fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, the administration has revised its standard operating procedures and is also planning to have a fire tender round-the-clock at the premier hospital.

Hero e-arm rolls out 2 electric scooters for Bengaluru (22:30)
Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) Motorcycle major Munjal group's Hero Electric India on Monday rolled out two variants of its battery-powered e-scooters here for providing zero carbon emission two-wheelers to the new generation of riders.

Slowdown dogs auto sector, overall retail sales down 6% (Lead) (22:28)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The general economic slowdown, along with tight liquidity conditions, dragged overall retail sales of the Indian automobile sector in July down by 6 per cent on a year-on-year basis.

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