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PTI new delhi Last Updated at 08-11-2018 14:49:21 IST India

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BOM3 CG-NAXAL-BLAST

3 civilians, one CISF jawan killed in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Three civilians and a CISF jawan were killed on Thursday when suspected Naxals blew up a bus with an improvised explosive device (IED) in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

DEL4 DL-AIR QUALITY-LD SEVERE

Delhi records worst air quality of year after Diwali due to rampant bursting of crackers: Officials

New Delhi: Delhi recorded its worst air quality of the year the morning after Diwali as the pollution level entered "severe-plus emergency" category due to rampant bursting of toxic firecrackers, authorities said on Thursday.

DEL14 AVI-LD DGCA-BOEING PLANES

DGCA asks Jet Air, SpiceJet to take action on sensor-related issues with Boeing 737 MAX

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft, a senior official said Thursday.

DEL7 BIZ-JAITLEY-DEMO

DeMo led to formalisation of economy, expanded tax base: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said demonetisation resulted in formalisation of economy and increased tax base, prompting the government to earmark more resources for the poor and infrastructure development.

DEL8 DEMO-LD MANMOHAN

Scars and wounds caused by demonetisation more visible with time: Manmohan

New Delhi: In a scathing assessment of the demonetisation exercise, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the "scars and wounds" it caused are getting more visible with time and the decision's second anniversary is a day to remember how "economic misadventures" can roil the nation.

NATION:

DEL5 DL-DEMONETISATION-KEJRIWAL

Reason behind demonetisation still a mystery:Kejriwal

New Delhi: On the second anniversary of demonetisation, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday questioned the rationale behind the Modi government's note ban move and termed it as "a self inflicted deep wound" on the Indian economy.

CES1 WB-DEMONETISATION-MAMATA

Mamata holds demonetisation as "disaster"

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said that demonetisation was a "disaster" for the country on its second anniversary.

DES1 DL-FIRE-CALLS

Authorities respond to over 300 calls about fire incidents in Delhi on Diwali night, 2 kids killed

New Delhi: Authorities responded to over 300 calls about fire incidents, triggered by firecrackers and LPG cylinder blast among others, on Diwali night in Delhi, including an incident in which two children were killed and two others were injured, officials said on Thursday.

BOM1 AVI-AIR INDIA-STRIKE

AI ground handling employees go on strike; flights affected

Mumbai: Air India's flight operations were affected Thursday after a section of employees of the carrier's ground handling subsidiary AIATSL went on a flash strike against non-payment of Diwali bonus, an official said.

DEL9 ADVANI- LD BIRTHDAY

Modi, Shah greet Advani on his 91st birthday

New Delhi: Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, Thursday greeted party veteran L K Advani on his 91st birthday, recalling his contribution to national politics, and also in building the party and propagating its ideology.

MES1 KL-LITERACY-WOMAN LAPTOP

Ker's great granny gets laptop as giftafter topping literacy exam

Thiruvananthapuram: Days after expressing her wish to learn computers, Kerala's great granny, Karthyayani Amma, who had secured 98 per cent marks in a literacy exam at the age of 96, has got a laptop as gift from the government.

FOREIGN:

FGN11 TRUMP-IRAN-OIL

Gave exemptions to some after they sought 'help' to keep oil prices down: Trump on Iran sanctions

Washington: President Donald Trump said he gave temporary exemptions to India and seven other major importers of Iranian oil as they sought US' "help" and he did not want to drive oil prices "up to USD 100 a barrel or USD 150 a barrel".

FGN5 US-TRUMP-DIWALI

Diwali a special opportunity to reflect on India-US friendship: Trump

Washington: Greeting people on the occasion of Diwali, US President Donald Trump said the festival of lights is a special opportunity to reflect on the bond of friendship between India and the United States.

FGN13 US-2NDLD SESSIONS

Trump sacks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; takes control of Russia meddling probe

Washington: President Donald Trump Wednesday sacked US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, virtually taking operational control of a sensitive probe into foreign interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

FES12 US-WHITEHOUSE-LD JOURNALIST

White House suspends press credentials of CNN reporter

Washington: In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behaviour as "disgusting and outrageous", hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump during a press conference.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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