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Rouhani blasts US-led sanctions as 'economic terrorism' (5 minutes ago)
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday blasted the US-led sanctions against his country as "economic terrorism".

Bill Cosby sentenced up to 10 years in prison for sexual assault (02:44)
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday by a court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to a minimum of three years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

Teena Singh roped in for '13 Mussoorie', gets nostalgic (02:42)
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) After showcasing her acting skills in films like "Akira" and "Fitoor", actress Teena Singh will now essay an important role in Viu's upcoming web show titled "13 Mussoorie".

Multilateralism is under fire when world needs it most: Guterres (02:22)
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that multilateralism is under fire at a time when the world needs it most.

Asia Cup: Afghanistan pull off thrilling last-ball tie with India (01:54)
Dubai, Sep 26 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comeback as skipper, albiet for a game ended in a thrilling tie against a resurgent Afghanistan in their final Super Four match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

Add spark to your home for festive season (01:36)
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) This festive season, make sure you are adding spark not just to your clothes but homes too. Experts suggest how.

Saudi king inaugurates Mecca-Medina high speed train line (01:34)
Riyadh, Sep 26 (IANS) The Saudi king inaugurated a high-speed rail line connecting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Tuesday.

BSF seizes 7.5 Kg silver ornaments in Bengal (00:44)
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) The BSF on Tuesday seized 7.5 Kg silver ornaments valued at Rs 3,01,500 from two persons at Khajibagan under Krishnangar Sector in Nadia district of West Bengal.

Jharkhand to release 129 life-term serving prisoners on October 2 (00:30)
Ranchi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will release 129 life-term serving prisoners on the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, said an official on Tuesday.

Subhas Bhowmik resigns as East Bengal TD (00:18)
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) East Bengal technical director Subhas Bhwmik has resigned, the city soccer giants announced on Tuesday.

Bengal traders to join national strike on September 28 (00:16)
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Despite the state government's appeal not to go for strike ahead of festivals, the West Bengal chapter of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Tuesday said they would join the proposed nationwide strike on September 28 to protest the Flipkart-Walmart deal and foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail trade.

DMK, Congress should be probed for war crimes: Palaniswami (00:16)
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said the DMK and Congress are to be probed by an international court for the `war crimes' against the Sri Lankan Tamils in 2009.

Don't think of my work as business anymore: Saif Ali Khan (00:10)
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film 'Baazaar' has said that he doesn't think of his work as a business anymore.

SC moved challenging triple talaq ordinance (Lead) (00:08)
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 on the grounds that it invokes penal provisions against a class of people based on their religious identity.

Trump holds up example of India as free nation lifting millions out of poverty (Lead) (00:02)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday held up India as an example to the world of a country that has successfully lifted millions out of poverty while upholding freedoms.

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Political temperature soars in Bengal on eve of BJP-sponsored shutdown (23:54)
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) The political temperature soared in West Bengal on the eve of the BJP-sponsored shutdown in West Bengal as the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP on Tuesday brought out rallies in the city and the districts opposing and backing the proposed disruption.

SC wants law against criminals entering legislatures (Fourth Lead) (23:54)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to disqualify candidates against whom cognisance of chargesheet have been taken by courts, saying no further disqualification under the law could be added but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures.

Urban challenges call for efficient project management: Puri (23:38)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Stating that urban areas in India face multi-pronged challenges, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said it requires efficient project management to solve the problems.

Uzbekistan seeks to further elevate ties, boost trade with India (Lead, Correcting headline) (23:30)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan wants to further elevate its ties with India from the Strategic Partnership the two countries share now and also take bilateral trade to $1 billion within two years, senior Uzbek officials said on Tuesday.

'Delhi AIIMS kept highest standards of meritocracy, learning: Minister (23:22)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has maintained the highest standards of meritocracy and learning established at global platform, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said on Tuesday.

Thief who used spiderman techniques for robberies held (23:18)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested a notorious thief who used Spider-man techniques to enter houses for committing burglaries in south Delhi, an officer said on Tuesday.

FDI in telecom sector rose nearly 5% in last 3 years: Minister (23:14)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said foreign direct investment in the telecom sector rose nearly five times in the last three years.

Sitharaman praises Indian Coast Guard (23:12)
New Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard's relentless surveillance efforts and their quick response to Kerala's natural calamity show they are a capable force in the region, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.

e-pharma startups seek more clarity on data privacy (23:10)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) e-pharmacy players on Tuesday said they support the government's draft e-Pharmacy policy but look forward to more clarity on the data privacy and data management.

Govt sets up Ayush Information Cell in Romania (23:08)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To encourage practice of ayurveda, India has set up an Ayush Information Cell at its embassy premises in Romania to create awareness about the traditional Indian system of medicine, the government said on Tuesday.

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