HIGHLIGHTS AT 1700 HOURS
Following are the highlights at 1700 hours:
DEL3 JK-LD ENCOUNTER
Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K
Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
ELX8 CG-POLL-LD RAHUL
Modi waived loans of select industrialists: Rahul
Charama (C'garh): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of waiving loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of 15 select industrialists and hit out at Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the issue of corruption.
ELX7 CG-POLL-LD SHAH
Raman Singh govt has made Chhattisgarh almost Naxalism-free: Shah
Raipur: BJP chief Amit Shah Saturday lauded the Raman Singh government for making Chhattisgarh "almost free" of Naxalism and targeted the opposition Congress, saying a party that thought the rebel movement was a medium for revolution could not do any good for the state.
India's economic growth held back due to demonetisation, GST: Raghuram Rajan
Washington: Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that held back India's economic growth last year, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that the current seven per cent growth rate is not enough to meet the country's needs. By Lalit K Jha
EC seeks names for Mizoram CEO's post
New Delhi: The Election Commission Saturday initiated the process of finding an alternative to Mizoram chief electoral officer who is facing a massive agitation for his ouster by a conglomerate of civil society and student organisations.
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BJP promises to make C'garh 'Naxal-free', offers sops to farmers
Raipur: The BJP Saturday promised to make Chhattisgarh a "Naxal-free" state and give pension to small and marginal farmers, as the ruling party released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly polls
Congress releases manifesto for MP polls; woos farmers, youth
Bhopal:The Congress Saturday promised to write off farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh and provide a "salary grant" for five years to industries offering jobs to the youth if elected to power in Madhya Pradesh.
MDS8 KA-LD REDDY
Mining baron Reddy appears before police for questioning in ponzi scam case
Bengaluru: After remaining elusive for three days, former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy Saturday appeared before the police here in connection with an alleged ponzi scam, and denied the allegations as a "political conspiracy".
Over 500 menstrual-age women book e-tickets for darshan at Sabarimala: Police
Thiruvananthapuram: Over 500 women belonging to the traditionally barred age group have registered for 'darshan' at the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, when it opens for the Mandala-Makkaravillakku pilgrim season starting from November 17.
MDS4 KA-LD TIPU JAYANTHI
'Tipu Jayanthi' celebrations in K'taka amid BJP protests; CM, DyCM skip event
Bengaluru: Protests by the BJP and right-wing outfits coupled with the absence of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his deputy marked the 'Tipu Jayanthi' celebrations in Karnataka Saturday
Ousted Lanka PM's party to fight dissolution of parliament in court
Colombo: Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party will challenge in court what it termed as the illegal dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena a day after he announced a snap election in January.
US expresses concern over repression of religious groups in China
Washington: The US on Friday accused China of repression of religious groups in the country, in particular Christians, Tibetans and Uighur Muslims, even as Beijing asked Washington to stop interfering in its internal affairs. By Lalit K Jha
Singapore summit: Pence and Modi to discuss bilateral, efence cooperation, says WH
Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defence cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said Saturday, asserting that "sky is the limit" for New Delhi's role in the Indo-Pacific region. By Lalit K Jha
Bajrang becomes number one in world in 65kg
New Delhi: Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia on Saturday touched a new high in his career by achieving the number one rank in the world in the 65kg category.
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