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PTI Last Updated at 09-08-2018 21:14:41 IST India

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Par passes bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law

New Delhi: Parliament today passed a bill to overturn a Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, with the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopting it amid din.

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NDA candidate Harivansh elected Deputy Chairman of RS, comfortably beats oppn nominee

New Delhi: The ruling NDA today comfortably bagged the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha when journalist-turned politician Harivansh of the JD(U) beat Congress' B K Hariprasad in an election that was seen as a test for the opposition unity ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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Govt adds safeguards in triple talaq bill

New Delhi: Seeking to allay fears that a proposed law which makes the practice of instant triple talaq illegal and imposes a jail term of up to three years on the husband could be misused, the government today approved certain safeguards in it such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial.

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Antigua examining India's request to extradite Choksi: MEA

New Delhi: India today said Antigua and Barbuda is considering its request to extradite Mehul Choksi, who is wanted in connection with India's biggest banking fraud and currently living in the Caribbean nation.

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India has asked China to stop construction in PoK: Govt

New Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to Beijing over Chinese construction activities in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and has asked them to stop it, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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Rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; Scores of dams opened

Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since last night with chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today describing the situation as 'very grim'.

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PM has anti-Dalit mindset, Cong will fight for inclusive India: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an "anti-Dalit" mindset and asserted that a government for the welfare of the weaker sections will be formed in 2019 following the BJP's defeat.

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Protesters disrupt road traffic in Maha over Maratha quota

Mumbai: Maratha agitators disrupted road traffic in some parts of Maharashtra today as part of their statewide protests over reservation demand, while Internet services were suspended in seven rural tehsils of Pune district to prevent rumour-mongering.

NATION:

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DMK leader Stalin pays homage at Karuna burial site

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin, prominent personalities and the general public today paid homage at the burial site of departed leader M Karunanidhi.

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TDP MP dresses like Hitler in House to send PM a message

New Delhi: Clothes make the man, it is said, and sometimes maybe the politician too, as in the case of TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad who today dressed up as Hitler to send Prime Minister Narendra Modi the message that he should not "follow" the the Nazi dictator's footsteps.

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Raj polls: Raje says Cong's decision to project Rahul's face shows it fears defeat

Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje today said the Congress's decision to contest the assembly elections under the leadership of its president Rahul Gandhi showed that the party was anxious about losing.

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Gauri killing; SIT arrests 12th suspect

Bengaluru: The SIT probing the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh today arrested a 37-year old hotelier from Belagavi on charges of harbouring two key accused in the case, police said.

LEGAL:

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SC approves BCCI's new draft constitution, dilutes previous directions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today approved the BCCI's new draft constitution, effectively diluting its earlier order, to allow office bearers to hold office for six consecutive years instead of three and reinstated voting rights of four legacy cricket associations in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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Kejriwal discharged in case of giving false info before EC

New Delhi: A court here has absolved Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of charges of giving false information in an affidavit filed in run up to 2013 assembly polls.

BUSINESS:

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Lower tax rate to improve compliance: Goyal

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha today passed four bills to amend the GST law, as Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said lower tax rates will improve compliance and enhance revenue collection.

FOREIGN:

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Sharif to be produced in Pak court on Monday for remaining 2 graft cases

Islamabad: A Pakistani accountability court hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family today summoned deposed former prime minister on August 13 for his first court appearance following his incarceration.By Sajjad Hussain

SPORTS:

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Rain washes out morning session at Lord's

London: Incessant rain washed out the morning session on day one of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord's here today.

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