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India

Assam NRC: Centre to withdraw 10,000 paramilitary forces deployed before publication of final document

Those who failed to make it to the final NRC list have been given 120 days to appeal against their exclusion at the Foreigners Tribunals. If not satisfied with the verdict of the tribunals, they will have the option to move the High Court and the Supreme Court for redress.

Business

Unemployment crisis in India: Engineers struggle for work as growth in manufacturing sector slows down

The increasing use of automation in industry, the massive number of young Indians coming onto the job market, and the regulatory hurdles that companies still face if they want to set up shop in India, are all big issues for those without work

Business

British economist Meghnad Desai says 'disappointed' electorate will not vote Narendra Modi back with majority

British politician and economist Meghnad Desai, a self-confessed Narendra Modi admirer till some time back, has accused the prime minister of not being a team player and predicted that the "disappointed" electorate will not vote him back with a majority

Politics

Manmohan Singh says Narendra Modi failed the electorate, slams Centre on mob violence, economy

Manmohan Singh alleged that Modi presides over a "fearful population, an economy that has been set back by foolhardy initiatives and a painful lack of jobs.

World

Brett Kavanaugh appointment row: Donald Trump yields to Democrats' demand, orders FBI probe; agency to submit report in a week

Agreeing to the demands by Democrats, US President Donald Trump has ordered a limited FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, throwing his Senate confirmation in doubt.

World

PML-N, PPP come together to block Imran Khan's PM ambitions, but fall short on numbers to dent PTI chief's chances

The Opposition alliance was not believed to have the numbers to block Imran Khan’s election but it could leave him with a thin majority that could make enacting his agenda difficult.

India

Security forces kill five Jaish-e-Mohammed militants near Uri in Kashmir

Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police

India

Parliamentary panel raps Indigo for staff's rude behaviour with passangers, says crew need training on soft skills

In a strongly worded report a Parliamentary Standing Committee has condemned the recent incident when a passenger was manhandled by Indigo staff, adding that airlines need to become passenger friendly and its staff should learn to say "please" and "Thank you".

India

West Bengal teenager hospitalised after injuring herself, confessed to playing Blue Whale Challenge

A teenage girl from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing the deadly online game Blue Whale Challenge, police said.

Sports

Premier League: Philippe Coutinho's Liverpool future will be determined by owners, says Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho's Liverpool future will be determined by the club's owners as Barcelona bid to land the want-away Brazil star.

Politics

After Rahul Gandhi hits PM over Amarnath attack, BJP says Nehru family responsible for situation in Valley

The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to "rise to the occasion" and not do politics over the Amarnath terror strike after he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the "grave and unacceptable security lapse".

India

India objects to rally marking Burhan Wani Day in UK, questions 'glorification of terrorists' on British soil

India has protested to the UK over a planned rally to mark "Burhan Wani Day" in Birmingham on Saturday, questioning how the British government can allow the "glorification of terrorists" on its soil.

World

Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to be United Nations' first counter-terrorism chief

The United Nations will announce on Wednesday the appointment of its first counter-terrorism chief, Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov, United Nations officials and diplomats said.

First Cricket News

Anil Kumble steps down: BCCI to invite more applications for post of India's coach

The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team's coach to give Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) a wide range of options for picking a suitable candidate.

India

Madhya Pradesh farm crisis: Two more farmers commit suicide, death toll 15 in nine days

The reason why the elderly farmer committed suicide was yet to be ascertained, Kotwali police station incharge Akhilesh Dahiya said.

Fwire

'Click photo of bus drivers speaking on phone, win prizes': UP govt's initiative tells passengers to catch errant drivers

Roadways bus drivers talking on phones, while driving, in Uttar Pradesh need to watch out. According to the new rules set by the Uttar Pradesh government, passengers can click photos of errant drivers or those flouting rules and can win prizes.

Sports

FIFA Under-20 World Cup: England end 51-year wait for global trophy with narrow win over Venezuela

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored and Freddie Woodman saved a penalty as England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday.

India

China welcomes India but need not beg New Delhi to join Belt and Road project: Chinese Daily

India's absence at the summit was sort of an embarrassment to China even though it called the forum a success.

India

Kashmir human shield row: Army Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied man to jeep, honoured

An army major, who had tied a Kashmiri man to a jeep in Kashmir, has been awarded by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat for his 'sustained efforts' in counter-insurgency operations.

Fwire

Tamil Nadu: Following protests, security tightened at Rajinikanth's house

Security was stepped up at Rajinikanth's residence on Monday amid protests by a fringe group over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut.