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UK's Prince Andrew steps back from public duties over scandal (03:24)
London, Nov 21 (IANS) The United Kingdoms Prince Andrew has announced he is stepping back from royal duties over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

When Julie Andrews watched a 'wild' fake orgy on film set (03:20)
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Julie Andrews has revealed that she had watched a 'wild' fake orgy scene on the set of her 1980 comedy "10", directed by her husband Blake Edwards.

Donald Tusk elected as new EPP leader (02:08)
Zagreb, Nov 21 (IANS) The European People's Party (EPP) elected outgoing President of the European Council Donald Tusk as its new leader at annual congress here.

US govt grants export licenses for some Huawei's suppliers (02:06)
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US government has started to issue licenses to some US suppliers, allowing them to resume shipping to China's telecom giant Huawei, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Cabinet gives Rs 42,000 cr cash flow to telcos in two-year moratorium (02:02)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In a big relief to the telcos --Airtel, Vodafone and Jio, the Union Cabinet has approved the recommendation of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) and allowed telcos a two-year moratorium on spectrum-related dues which translates into a Rs 42,000 crore financial support to the stressed sector.

Maha Governor backed central rule to block illegal means (Lead) (01:42)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari denied the Congress with 44 legislators an opportunity to stake claim to form government because he felt it was almost impossible for the party, unless, of course, "illegal and unconstitutional means are adopted".

One hour free internet in Bengaluru soon: Minister (01:26)
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Denizens of Indias tech hub will soon have an hour free internet daily, said Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwat Narayan at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019.

Indo-US first ever tri-service exercise concludes on Thursday (01:18)
New Delhi , Nov 21 (IANS) Tiger Triumph, the first-ever US-India tri-service exercise concludes on Thursday.

No govt can be formed in Maha without 3 parties: Malik (00:48)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The announcement of government formation in Maharashtra is likely to be made in Mumbai on November 22, sources said.

West Bengal Governor Dhankhar shown black flag (Lead) (00:46)
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was shown black flag by a group of alleged Trinamool Congress supporters who also raised "go back" slogans as his convoy reached Murshidabad district's Domkal where he attended a function at a girl's college.

Dot suggest telcos to take steps to up ARPUs via tariff hike (00:38)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) has suggested telcos to take steps to improve their ARPUs (average revenue per user), which essentially translates into tariff hike.

Nithyananda's two women disciples held for abduction (00:38)
By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The Ahmedabad Police here on Wednesday arrested two women disciples of self-proclaimed godman Nithyananda from his ashram for allegedly kidnapping and keeping children captive, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad rural) K.T. Kamariya told IANS. Nithyananda was absconding, he added.

Assam Congress opposes fresh NRC (00:36)
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Opposition Congress in Assam slammed the statement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update process will be carried out afresh in the state concurrently with the rest of India and termed it as part of its agenda to polarise the society on religious lines.

US Congressman Olson praises India for revoking Article 370 (00:26)
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US Congressman Pete Olson has praised India for revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, saying the move will bring equality and peace to the region.

US clears sale of $1 bn naval guns to India, ensuring supremacy in Arabian Sea (00:10)
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US tour, the US State Department cleared the sale of sophisticated naval guns worth $1 billion to India. The MK-45 guns will enhance India's naval capabilities, particularly in the Arabian Sea.

Announcement on Maha govt in Mumbai on Nov 22 (00:06)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The announcement of government formation in Maharashtra is likely to be made in Mumbai on November 22, sources said.

Maha govt deal sealed at 6 Janpath amid hectic parleys (00:02)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid political uncertainty in Maharashtra, even 21 days after the Assembly election results were declared on October 24, the final deal between the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena was sealed at 6 Janpath, residence of Sharad Pawar, which is just 100 meters from Sonia Gandhi's residence, after a several rounds of parleys between the leaders on Wednesday.

Karnataka allows women to work in night shifts (00:00)
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Karnataka government on Wednesday issued a notification enabling women to work in the night shift.

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Wads of currency notes rain on Kolkata street (23:58)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) There was a stir among commuters and locals as bundles of currency notes rained on an arterial Central Kolkata street on Wednesday from a multi-storied office complex.

Odisha govt appoints Abhaya as new Odisha DGP (23:54)
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday appointed Abhaya as new Director General of Police (DGP) after removing B.K Sharma from the post.

Railway official 'bans' book by Khushwant Singh (23:38)
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) Can a political leader appointed as Chairman of railway Passenger Service Committee (PSC) stop the sale of any book on his personal like or dislike?

Maha Governor backed central rule to block tapu means (23:34)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari denied the Congress with 44 legislators an opportunity to stake claim to form government because he felt it was almost impossible for the party, unless, of course, "illegal and unconstitutional means are adopted".

Tale of two Delhi Police responses (23:28)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an incident reminiscent of then Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar directing his force to unleash water cannons and tear gas on the protesting youth in the aftermath of the gruesome Nirbhaya gang-rape case in December 2012, Delhi Police on Monday came down heavily on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding "complete rollback" of the recent hostel fee hike.

Big ticket strategic sale of BPCL, CONCOR, SCI, among others (Lead) (23:22)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Pushing the pedal on its disinvestment programme, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved strategic disinvestment in five large public sector undertakings (PSU) -- BPCL, CONCOR, SCI, THDC and NEEPCO -- along with change in management control in these companies.

PCB files damage claims against IMG-Reliance (23:10)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has filed a claim for damages against India-based IMG Reliance for pulling out of a deal to provide television coverage to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year.

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