5 of family awarded death penalty for killing 4 persons

Jaipur, Oct 6 (PTI) A man and his four sons were awarded capital punishment today by a court in Pali district of Rajasthan for killing four persons, including three of a family, over a land dispute dating back to 2009.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Sukesh Kumar Jain sentenced Shahabuddin, Shakur Khan, Kalu Khan, Usman Khan and Rahim Baksh -- all residents of Indrikon ki Dani in Pali district

Report of Commission aimed at saving Ministers, HCU VC:

Vemula's brother 

Hyderabad, Oct 6 (PTI) Rohith Vemula's brother today alleged that the report of the commission, constituted by HRD ministry after the Hyderabad university scholar's death, was aimed at saving BJP Union Ministers, Vice-Chancellor of Hyderabad Central University and ABVP members.

Freedom fighter Ramesh Kulkarni passes away

Thane (Maha), Oct 6 (PTI) Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passed away here today following a brief illness, family sources said.

Kulkarni (87) is survived by a son and two daughters.

Builder held for duping 2,000 flat-buyers in Maharashtra

Palghar (Maha), Oct 6 (PTI) A city-based builder was arrested for allegedly duping around 2,000 flat-buyers to the tune of Rs 60-70 crore, police said today.

Mohammad Azam Abdul Azim Khan, who was on the run for 13 months, was apprehended from the Fort area in Mumbai. Several cases were registered at Arnala police station against Azam and others under relevant sections of the IPC, Maharashtra Ownership Flat Act (MOFA),

TRS govt should come to rescue of farmers: Chowdhury

Hyderabad, Oct 6 (PTI) Stating that farmers in some Telangana districts have suffered huge losses due to supply of "fake" seeds, senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury today urged the TRS government to come to their rescue and provide compensation.

"In the districts of Nalgonda, Khammam and Warangal lot of fake seeds were distributed due to which crops failed (both Rabi and Kharif) for the past few seasons and farmers suffered huge losses," the former Union minister told reporters here.

KCR meets Telangana Governor

Hyderabad, Oct 6 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Governor ESL Narasimhan here today.

The meeting came in the backdrop of hectic exercise by the Telangana government on proposed reorganisation of districts and other administrative units in the state.

Ranbir, Anushka to take reins to promote 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

Mumbai, Oct 6 (PTI) One of the most-awaited films of the year, Karan Johar's directorial venture "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", has created buzz thanks to its heart-stirring music and well-packaged trailer, but also faced backlash due to a cameo of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, following which the makers have put a strong promotional plan in place.

Girls with ADHD likely to suffer from multiple mental health problems

Conduct disorder is similar to oppositional defiant disorder but with more severe behavioural problems, such as committing violent acts, setting fires and hurting animals. (Shutterstock)

Facebook Messenger's End-to-End Encryption for Secret Conversations Now Available for All Users

Facebook Messenger's End-to-End Encryption for Secret Conversations Now Available for All Users

  1. Encryption needs to be enabled for each new conversation
  2. Old conversations cannot be encrypted
  3. Secret Conversations were first introduced in August
After the popular mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, parent company Facebook has rolled out end-to-end encryption for Messenger users.

Sushant Singh Rajput to watch 'M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story' with family

Sushant Singh Rajput will watch 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' with his family this week. The actor who plays Dhoni in the film so far has stopped them from watching the film.

"It's true I've stopped my family from watching the film. I'll go to Delhi this week and watch it with them. They are very annoyed because everyone is talking to them about 'Dhoni' and they are yet to see it," laughs Sushant.

Nobel Physics Prize winners: All you need to know about mugs, donuts and quantum computing

Stockholm: The Nobel Physics prize was the second of the awards to be given away, on Tuesday, to a Birtish trio — scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for revealing the secrets of exotic matter.

Thouless, 82, is professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. Haldane, 65, is a professor at Princeton University, and Kosterlitz, born in 1942, teaches at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The laureates will share the eight million Swedish kronor (around $931,000 or 834,000 euros) prize sum. Thouless won one-half of the prize, while Haldane and Hosterlitz share the other half.

9 Internal Issues The Govt. Wants You To Forget By Focusing On War With Pakistan

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The widespread advertisement of ‘surgical strikes‘ on terrorist camps in Pakistan across the border by the Indian government is unprecedented. While these strikes were in retaliation to the brutal massacre of 20 Indian soldiers in Uri (along the India-Pakistan border), the full impact and fall-out of these propagandised ‘surgical strikes’ will only manifest with time. Many Indians might prefer to get ‘high’ on the goriness of war prodded on by rabble-rousers in the mainstream media and politics but history stands testimony to the vagaries of war. From Ashoka to Alexander the Great, from Hitler to George W Bush, there is only one certain outcome of war – destruction of millions of lives and usurping of aspirations. Level-headed leaders, particularly in recent times, have stuck to diplomacy to avoid mass casualties and economic downward spiral.

Aadhaar must for LPG subsidy after November

In a year, the government gives each household 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each at subsidised rates.— File Photo

The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies but has given two months grace period for citizens to get the unique identification number.

Technical glitch at IGIA delays 70 flights

Passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here had a harrowing time on Tuesday evening after a technical glitch at the air traffic control delayed over 70 flights.

Most flights got delayed by 15 minutes to three hours on Tuesday between 7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. While both departures and arrivals were affected due to the technical glitch, domestic arrivals were the worst hit, with 35 flights getting affected.

Petrol Price Hiked By 14 Paise A Litre, Diesel By 10 Paise A Litre

Fuel prices were last revised on September 30, when petrol was made more expensive by 28 paise per litre while diesel was made cheaper by 6 paise per litre (excluding state levies).

Petrol and diesel prices are linked to market rates in India.
Petrol price was on Tuesday hiked by 14 paise per litre while diesel rate was also increased by 10 paise per litre. Revised rates will take effect from midnight.

Moto Z and Moto Z Play first impressions: Hello ‘Modular’ Moto

By Kunal Khullar / 04 Oct 2016 , 17:33

Lenovo-owned smartphone maker Motorola launched its innovative modular smartphones, the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play today in India. The new Moto Z range is the company’s first attempt into making smartphones that can be modified in terms of hardware by adding specially made modules called Moto Mods. While the LG G5 didn’t do all that well and Google’s ARA project getting axed, it seems like a perfect opportunity for Moto.

Google Pixel Is the First Google-Branded Phone, Comes With Google Assistant

  1. Google Pixel smartphone has been priced starting Rs. 57,000 in India
  2. It is now available for pre-orders in select countries.
  3. Pixel will be up for "pre-sales" in India on October 13
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google unveiled the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, first Google-branded smartphones. As we'd reported in August,

MasterCard launches its ‘selfie pay’ biometric authentication app in Europe

MasterCard is moving from trials of facial biometrics for payment authentication, including one in the U.S. and Canada launched earlier this year, to its first proper rollout of what is colloquially referred to as ‘selfie pay’ (aka MasterCard Identity Check). So basically enabling app users to confirm an online payment by showing their face to their smartphone’s camera.

Nobel Physics Prize 2016: Of flatlands and threads

APAn overhead projector displays the photos of the winners of the Nobel Prize in physics, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The laureates' work rests in a meeting point of topology, the study of geometric properties, and phase transitions of matter.

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"Long season gives India chance to hold onto No1"

Kolkata, Oct 3 (PTI) Having reclaimed the world No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, a beaming Indian captain Virat Kohli today said the team has a good chance of holding onto the numero uno position given the long home season.

India dislodged Pakistan from the top following their 178-run win over New Zealand at Eden Gardens, which gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

SC dismisses DoT plea for stay on TDSAT order on Punjab circle

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking a stay on a TDSAT order and asked it to tell the bidders of GSM spectrum for the Punjab circle that the matter was sub-judice.

"It's a fact that the matter is pending. Why hide from bidders? You tell the bidders that the matter is sub-judice.

It's a fact. You can't hide the fact. Sorry, we don't find any merit in the plea," a bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices C Nagappan and A M Khanwilkar said.

NGT website hacked as "revenge" against surgical ops

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal's website today came under cyber attack with a group hacking it and posting profanities, claiming it was an act of "revenge" against Indian army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

"We are Unbeatable. You...kill innocent people in Kashmir and call your self defenders of your country. You...violate the ceasefire on border and call it 'Surgical Strikes'. Now kiss the burn of Cyber War," the hackers said in the post replete with expletives.

Bihar moves SC against Patna HC order on liquor ban

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Bihar government today moved the Supreme Court challenging the Patna High Court order quashing the notification banning consumption and sale of liquor in the state.

The appeal against the high court's September 30 decision was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur which agreed to give Bihar government an urgent hearing on Friday.

SC 'distressed' on inhuman conditions in jails

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to ensure compliance of its order regarding reducing the prison population and improving the living conditions of prisoners saying it is "distressed" to note that no attention is being paid to fundamental and human rights of undertrial and convicted prisoners.

"We are a little distressed to note that even though this court has held on several occasions that prisoners both under trials and convicts have certain fundamental rights and human rights, little or no attention is being paid in this regard by the states and some Union territories including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Time of free lunches over: Piyush Goyal to mining inc

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Coming down heavily on the mining industry over concessions and freebies, Mines Minister Piyush Goyal today said the time of "free lunches" is over.

Goyal, who also heads ministries of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, said the industry should look at an era of transparency, fair play, concern for labour and health and happiness of the people impacted by mining.

Low-cost airline Scoot starts operation at Jaipur

New Delhi/Jaipur, Oct 3 (PTI) Pink city Jaipur has become the third destination in India for Scoot, the long-haul budget arm of Singapore Airlines, with its first flight landing at the Jaipur international airport yesterday.

Before its Dreamliner Boeing 787 aircraft landed at Jaipur airport, Scoot had launched its operations in India in May this year with flight services to Amritsar and Chennai with a Boeing 787 plane.

Rupee holds gain at 66.59; eye on RBI policy meet

Mumbai, Oct 3 (PTI) The rupee ended marginally higher by 2 paise at 66.59 against the US dollar on mild selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

The domestic unit resumed higher at 66.54 as against the last Friday's closing of 66.61 at the Inter-bank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and strengthened further to 66.45 on sustained bouts of dollar selling.

However, the uptrend was restricted due to the dollar's strength against other major currencies overseas and gave away most of its early gains before ending at 66.59, showing a rise of 2 paise, or 0.03 per cent.

"India, Canada committed to strengthen economic"

From Bal Krishna 

Toronto, Oct 4 (PTI) India and Canada are committed to deepen the economic and financial relationship and enhance strategic partnership, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said as he invited Canadian investment in India's infrastructure sector.

"Both countries are committed to strengthen economic ties as there is a positive environment. Negotiators from both countries will meet soon to resolve sticking points," he said.

Jaitley yesterday met his Canadian counterpart Bill Morneau and Canada's International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and reviewed progress in India Canada relationship including proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and Foreign Investment and Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).

Raj BJP's state executive to be held tomorrow

Jaipur, Oct 3 (PTI) Rajasthan BJP's state executive and core committee meeting will be held in Udaipur tomorrow, party sources said today.

Organisational issues will be discussed in the executive meeting to be chaired by the party's state president Ashok Parnami.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would also be present, sources said. - PTI

Woman gives birth to child in three-wheeler

Jind, Oct 3 (PTI) A woman today gave birth to her child in a three-wheeler allegedly after no ambulance arrived at her house to take her to a hospital despite making calls to '102' ambulance helpline number.

Renu Saket and her husband Bihari Lal Saket, both residents of village Chend in Madhya Pradesh and working here at a hatchery, claimed they called up ambulance helpline number '102' twice when she developed labour pain, but they got only assurances that the ambulance will reach in sometime.

Rupee edges up 7 paise against dollar

Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI) The rupee edged higher by 7 paise to 66.52 against the dollar today on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks ahead of RBI policy meet scheduled later in the day.

Forex dealers said a higher opening of the domestic equity market supported the rupee, but strength in the dollar against other currencies overseas backed by improving prospects of a US rate hike capped the gains.

Yesterday, the rupee strengthened by 2 paise to close at 66.59 against the dollar on mild selling of the American unit by banks and exporters.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex was up 159.36 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 28,402.65 in early trade. - PTI

9-month old dies in water-filled bucket

New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) In a tragic incident, a nine-month-old toddler was found dead in a bucket filled with water in northeast Delhi's Gokalpuri area.

Aahil Khan, drowned in the bucket after he was left unsupervised, police said.

The toddler's mother told police that she was going to bathe both her kids -- Aahil and his three-year-old brother.

She had gone out of the bathroom for a moment and when she returned, she found Aahil had fallen in the bucket, police said.

The toddler might have fallen while trying to stand on his own, taking the support of the bucket, police said. - PTI

Sensex climbs 159 pts, RBI policy meet in focus

Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI) The Sensex surged by over 159 points today as interest-sensitive stocks took the centre-stage ahead of RBI's announcement of its policy decision later in the day amid firm Asian cues.

The rupee gained more against the dollar, buoying the overall mood.

The 30-share index rose 159.36 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 28,402.65, with sectoral indices led by auto, realty, banking, oil & gas and power trading in the positive zone with a gain of up to 0.74 per cent.

Pakistan again violates ceasefire, shells Rajouri

Jammu, Oct 4 (PTI) Intensifying attacks, Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire today by resorting to mortar shelling and firing on Army posts and civilian areas along the LoC in three areas of Noushera sector in Rajouri district.

"Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing in three areas of Noushera Rajouri district from 05:15 hours today," Defence Spokesman Col Manish Mehta said.

They fired mortar bombs, automatic weapons and small arms, he said, adding that Indian troops gave a befitting reply.

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2016

Woman who duped more than 1.5 lakh from man arrested

New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) A 35-year-old woman who allegedly duped over Rs 1.5 lakh from a man on the pretext of getting him a government job after claiming to be a high-ranking police officer has been arrested in southwest Delhi's Dabri area, police said today.

The accused, identified as Pooja, had allegedly extorted money worth Rs 1,86,500 by claiming to be 1995 batch IPS officer from Anil Kumar, a resident of Dabri, said a senior police officer.

Raj min, Dera chief joins cleanliness drive

Jaipur, Oct 2 (PTI) Rajasthan government ministers, BJP leaders and Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and today joined hands with locals here during a cleanliness drive to give message on sanitation on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Dera Saccha Sauda chief inaugurated the drive organised by Jaipur Municipal Corporation at Amar Jawan Jyoti 

KTR gets Global Champion of Digital Literacy Award

Hyderabad, Oct 2 (PTI) Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao (KTR) was bestowed with the Global Champion of Digital Literacy Award today by Certiport.

Jan Day, Certiport Vice President of International Sales, gave the award to Rao at his residence in Begumpet here.

Second International Film festival of Shimla concludes

Shimla, Oct 2 (PTI) The second International Film Festival of Shimla which screened films from around 22 countries ended today, with Bangladeshi movie "Aina-the mirror", bagging the award for best short film in the International category.

The award for best feature film in national category was bagged by "Tulsiapa", an Odiya movie directed by Amiya Patnaik.

Breakaway group of HLP merges with AAP in Himachal

Shimla, Oct 2 (PTI) In major boost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Himachal Pradesh, the breakaway group of Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) which defied the party chief Maheshwar Singh, today merged with AAP.

The leaders of the breakaway group, including former minister Mohinder Nath Sofat, Working President of the party Subhash Sharma, General Secretary Dharam Chand Guleria announced merger of the party, along with their supporters in the presence of Sanjay Singh who is incharge of AAP in Himachal Pradesh.

Participants from 39 counties in 5-day Buddhist conclave

New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) Solutions of all the problems that the world is facing lies in Buddhism, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today said as he inaugurated the five-day 'International Buddhist Conclave' here.

Over 285 participants from 39 counties are participating in the fifth edition of the event.

UoH scholar refuses to accept PhD degree from V-C

Expressing solidarity with Rohith Vemula, V. Sunkanna refused to receive his degree from Prof P. Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad. Photo: Special Arrangement

Mumbai dentist breaks cycle of poverty

Suwas Darvekar’s Trust has raised money for bicycles to help poor students.—PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

A boy from a poor family made it through school and college thanks to help from others. Now a successful dentist, he is trying to help underprivileged children find his path to success: education

Demand for warehousing space set to grow 35%

Samantak Das
The total warehousing space requirement of top seven cities is expected to increase by 35 percent in the next four years to 218 million sq.ft., according to a study by property consultancy firm, Knight Frank India.

Warehousing space of top seven cities such as National Capital Region, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad is expected to grow from 621 million sq.ft. (2016) to 839 million sq.ft. (2020), according to the report released on September 30.

Trump could have avoided paying taxes for up to 18 years: report

APDonald Trump in this file photo.

"Although Mr Trump’s taxable income in subsequent years is as yet unknown, a $916 million loss in 1995 would have been large enough to wipe out more than $50 million a year in taxable income over 18 years," the report said.

Donald Trump, who has refused to release his tax records, declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a major US daily claimed in a startling report that suggested the billionaire Republican presidential nominee could have legally avoided paying taxes for up to 18 years.

'M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story' - Bowling a good line and length

Neeraj Pandey’s biopic on the cricketer may sidestep the controversies and complexities but packs in an emotional wallop.

Fans of the game may complain that M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is not quite about cricket. Neeraj Pandey steers totally clear of the many controversies involving its protagonist M.S. Dhoni and his captaincy—the IPL spot-fixing charges, the alleged rift with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, he even beeps the names of Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and V.V.S Laxman when Dhoni is shown talking to the selection committee about dropping them (from the 2008 Commonwealth Bank series in Austrailia) because of poor fitness and fielding.

‘Legendary love stories haven’t ceased to happen, they occur in all ages’

Gulzar on how a simple question from filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra triggered the modern retelling of a legendary romance

On a lazy Mumbai afternoon, in the study of his home, Boskyana, veteran lyricist-poet-writer-filmmaker Gulzar talks to The Hindu about Mirzya, what it means to write from the heart and why he considers Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra a great filmmaker. Edited excerpts from an extensive interview:

A Young Kashmiri Explains Why The Youth Are Leading The Protests In The State

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By Muazzam Nasir:

Kashmir has been under curfew for 60 odd days now and every effort is being made to push the Kashmiris to the edge so that the current uprising dies down on its own. The Indian Government does not want to make a solid intervention that can solve the issue because it’s waiting for the people, who are in groups and out on the streets protesting, to get tired.

“Trans People Don’t Need Sympathy But Understanding, Acceptance And Dignity”

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By Kshitij Singh:

Editor’s note: Over 92% of women in India experience some form of harassment, yet, we hesitate to speak up. To help create safe spaces for conversations around these experiences, Youth Ki Awaaz and Breakthrough India have come together to encourage more individuals to speak out and support one another. The piece below is a part of this collaboration. We ask people everywhere to come, #StandWithMe.

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