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U.S., S.Korea troops stage mock battle to retake village near N.Korean border

Sep 20: The screech of incoming fire followed by an explosion resounds across forested hillsides near the border between North and South Korea.

U.S. defence firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

Sep 20: U.S. defence firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won’t have to part with proprietary technology.

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Sep 20: Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

Sep 20: Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar’s army

WHO grants USD 175,000 for healthcare of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Sep 20: The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of USD 175,000 to provide essential medicines and life-saving healthcare to the "vulnerable population".

French cardinal to face trial for alleged church abuse cover-up

Sep 20: French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin will go on trial in April on charges of covering up for a priest accused of abusing children in his Lyon diocese over 25 years ago, a court ruled Tuesday.

World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres

Sep 20: Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea.

Trump tells UN ’sovereign nations’ basis of world order

Sep 20: US President Donald Trump laid out his vision of a world order based on strong "sovereign nations" rather than multilateral alliances Tuesday, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

At least 149 killed by earthquake in Mexico -civil protection agency

Sep 20: At least 149 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the nation’s civil protection agency said.

Trump issues stark threats to North Korea and Iran at UN

Sep 20: President Donald Trump warned today that the US is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran’s "murderous regime" over its weapons programme.

At least 149 killed by earthquake in Mexico -civil protection agency

Sep 20: At least 149 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the nation’s civil protection agency said.

Head teacher reaches school in inebriated state, students take selfies

Sep 20: The way the students had surrounded their head teacher, who was seated on a chair, in the classroom could give one the impression that the latter must be giving them some lessons.

Death penalty in hooch deaths in UP

Sep 20: Cases of hooch deaths could now attract death penalty in Uttar Pradesh. UP cabinet on Tuesday decided to amend the excise act providing for death penalty or life imprisonment in cases of hooch deaths in the state.

Parents in Telangana kill minor daughter for moving closely with a local boy

Sep 20: A young singers’ life was nipped in bud when her suspecting parents killed her and tried to cover it up as a suicide.

Condom ad featuring Sunny Leone stokes anger in India

Sep 20: Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival.

Activist approaches NHRC against Jain couple’s monkhood move

Sep 20: Days before a wealthy Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh takes monkhood vows, an activist has sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission

Teach IIT students about Pushpak Vimaan

Sep 20: Union Minister Satya Pal Singh has suggested that engineering students should be taught about ‘Pushpak Vimaan’ and other “scientific” discoveries made in India thousands of years ago.

Rohingya exodus result of Myanmar’s military operations: India

Sep 20: India on Tuesday for the first time acknowledged that the exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar was a result of the operations carried out by the security forces of that country.

Tamil Nadu guv Vidyasagar Rao returns from Delhi

Sep 20: Amid the political drama in Tamil Nadu, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao arrived in Chennai on Tuesday. Rao holds additional charge of Tamil Nadu along with Maharashtra.

Speak in your mother tongue: Venkaiah Naidu

Sep 20: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked people to speak in their mother tongue while releasing a commemorative coin on Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi at an event here.

Software to monitor Anganwadi centres real-time

Sep 20: All Anganwadi centres and the workers engaged to implement health and nutrition programmes of the central government for women and children will soon face a close monitoring of their activities on a daily basis.

North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands far out in the Pacific

Sep 15: North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday

’Missile launch, take cover’: Japan’s terrifying wake-up call

Sep 15: "Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground."

India, Pak hold talks on Indus Waters Treaty

Sep 16: India and Pakistan are holding high-level talks on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty here, a senior World Bank official

Govt banks on September rain for better kharif output

Sep 15: Government is banking on a late surge in September rain to save the kharif crop, mostly in central India, which has witnessed deficient showers this season.

Case filed for strapping 3-year-old to tableau

Sep 15: Amid outrage over a three-year-old child being strapped on to a tableau structure for over two hours during a Sree Krishna Jayanthi procession in Kannur.

Pvt varsities cleaner than govt institutions

Sep 15: Private universities and colleges have fared better than government institutions in keeping their campuses clean, the first-ever study on cleanliness in the higher educational institutions has found.

DMK opposes Navodayas

Sep 15: The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday opposed the opening of Navodaya schools in the state calling it an attempt by the Centre to impose Hindi and Sanskrit in the state

Raj farmers call off strike

Sep 15: Following the BJP government’s announcement that it would accede to the key demand of loan waiver, the 12-day-long stir by farmers has been called off.

BJP, RSS oppose asylum to Rohingya

Sep 15: Toeing the central government line, the RSS and the BJP have cited security issues to oppose asylum to Rohingya Muslims staying illegally in the country.

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