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India test fires Agni-V missile (1 minute ago)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V off the Odisha coast on Monday.

No talks with Karnataka on Mekedatu project: TN Minister (1 minute ago)
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) A Tamil Nadu Minister on Monday told the Karnataka government that a discussion on the Mekedatu dam project was not possible as the matter was sub-judice.

President Kovind bats for Gorakhpur to be developed as 'city of knowledge' (25 minutes ago)
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 10 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday batted for Gorakhpur to be developed as a 'city of knowledge' and urged the people to work in this direction.

Property titan overtakes Jack Ma as China's richest man (25 minutes ago)
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) The owner of a real estate company has become the richest person in China with a $36.7 billion net worth, overtaking Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, it was reported on Monday.

Nandita Mahtani designs cartoon-inspired line, thrilled to face creative challenges (27 minutes ago)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Nandita Mahtani has associated with Cartoon Network to come up with a collection inspired by the channels original series like the "Powerpuff Girls,", "Johnny Bravo", "Samurai Jack", "Courage the Cowardly Dog" and "Dexter". The designer says waking up to a creative challenges every day keeps her going.

Nissan ex-chairman formally charged in financial misconduct case (14:38)
Tokyo, Dec 10 (IANS) Tokyo prosecutors on Monday indicted former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for under-reporting his earnings over five years leading to March 2015 and issued an arrest warrant for additional charges.

UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit, rules EU court (14:34)
Luxembourg City, Dec 10 (IANS) The UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members, the European Court of Justice ruled on Monday.

Manmohan, Rahul visit indisposed Amarinder (14:34)
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday called on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enquire about his health.

Apple iPad Pro (2018): Near-laptop experience on a sturdy tab (Tech Review) (Lead) (14:32)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Three years is enough time for a flagship consumer electronics device to don a new avatar and the new Apple iPad Pro (2018) has done just that -- it is far superior to the first iPad Pro that came into existence in 2015. (The first iPad arrived eight years back.)

Modi asks MPs to utilize winter session well (14:30)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday appealed to all MPs at an all-party meeting to utilize the winter session of Parliament well as it will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

This 'Kaala' takes up racism against Africans in India (14:28)
By Radhika Bhirani
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Rajinikanth-starrer "Kaala" had a socio-political message on the plight of Dalits, but here's another "Kaala" -- a short film by Tarun Jain -- which aims to highlight the issue of racism in India, especially against Africans.

We will remove BJP from power in Delhi: Rahul (14:26)
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 10 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of eroding the credibility of institutions like the judiciary, Army and media, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party will ensure that the BJP is removed from power in the 2019 general elections.

Crops damaged in Jharkhand due to drought (14:22)
Ranchi, Dec 10 (IANS) A Central team that visited Jharkhand has confirmed that the standing crops have been damaged due to drought, a state official said here on Monday.

Kushwaha quits NDA, resigns as Minister (Lead) (14:20)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Monday quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and resigned as a Minister in the Modi government.

Messi stars as Barcelona beat Espanyol (14:18)
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Leo Messi was at his mercurial best, scoring with two free kicks and setting up Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele for further goals as FC Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a 4-0 win away to local rivals Espanyol.

Modi's PRO Jagdish Thakkar passes away (14:18)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the Prime Minister's Office Jagdish Thakkar died here on Monday due to prolonged illness. He was 72.

Tea production down 3.7% in Oct, exports up 1.17% (14:18)
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) India's estimated tea production fell by around 3.7 per cent to 176.44 million kg in October from 183.23 million kg produced in the year-ago month, according to data from the Tea Board India released on Monday.

Into the heart of the art of a book cover (14:16)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A gathering of book lovers here celebrated the art of book cover designing and recognised the foremost practitioners of the craft. Cutting across genres and languages, the longlist of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was unveiled over the weekend and also saw experts throw light on the subject -- with some fine wine and country music to keep one company.

Kushwaha quits NDA (14:14)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Monday quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Brexit leading to higher energy bills in Britain: Study (14:00)
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Consumers in Britain paid on average 75 pounds more for gas and electricity in the year after the referendum in which the majority supported the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (EU), says a study.

Real Betis blanks combative Rayo Vallecano 2-0 (13:58)
Seville, Dec 10 (IANS) Real Betis defeated Rayo Vallecano 2-0 on goals by Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso -- on a penalty kick --- and by Brazil's Sidnei da Silva after a competitive and intense match.

Baby elephant falls into well, rescued (13:56)
Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Dec 10 (IANS) A baby elephant that strayed from its herd and fell into a 30 feet deep well in Gosi village in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district was rescued after a five-hour long operation on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi personally embroiled in corruption: BJP (13:54)
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The BJP on Monday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of personally being embroiled in corruption and said that he received money from the scam tainted Jignesh Shah, one of the accused in the Rs 5,600 crore National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) scam.

Gallardo to remain River Plate coach (13:54)
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Marcelo Gallardo will remain the coach of River Plate next year after leading his team to the Copa Libertadores title here, the club's sporting director Enzo Francescoli said.

Global cues, politics hit equity indices; banking stocks plunge (Second Lead) (13:52)
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Negative global markets along with caution ahead of the results of Assembly elections in five states and a rise in crude oil prices suppressed the key Indian equities indices during Monday's mid-afternoon trade session.

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