Following are the top stories at 1700 hrs.
saying it was "illegal" and was in violation of the CBI Act.
Washington: US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi, who has accused M J Akbar of raping her while working under him in India, has dismissed his claims that it was a "consensual relationship", saying a relationship based on "coercion and abuse of power" is not consensual.
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New Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday dismissed the bail application of Manoj Prasad, an alleged middleman arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
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New Delhi: Delhi's air pollution level dipped slightly Saturday but remained in the 'very poor' category due to poor dispersion of pollutants and stagnant meteorological conditions, authorities said.
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New Delhi: Attempts are being made through "external linkages" to "revive insurgency" in Punjab and if early action is not taken, it will be too late, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday said.
Kolkata: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday termed as "frivolous" the criminal defamation complaint filed by the BJP against him in a Delhi court and alleged that it was an attempt to "throttle the freedom of expression".
Guwahati: Protestors squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts in Assam during a 12-hour state-wide bandh Saturday called to protest the gunning down of five men in Tinsukia district.
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Lucknow: An 18-year-old man was apprehended by the Uttar Pradesh ATS for allegedly making several calls to the Miami airport in the US and threatening to blow it up, an official said Saturday.
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Bengaluru: About 35 per cent voting was recorded Saturday during the first half of polling for the by-polls to three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka.
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New Delhi: A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court here for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bhubaneswar: Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra Saturday submitted an affidavit to a house committee of Odisha Assembly for his alleged remarks amounting to breach of privilege of the state's lawmakers.
Beijing: China will provide the "necessary support" to Pakistan to tide over the present financial crisis, a top official here said Saturday as the two countries signed 16 agreements after Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang to boost their "all-weather" strategic ties. By K J M VarmaBy K J M Varma
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Tallahassee (US): A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said.
Harare: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said Saturday India was keen to strengthen its relations with Zimbabwe and sharing expertise with African countries as he began the second leg of his three-nation Africa visit from here. By Vilas TokaleBy Vilas Tokale
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New Delhi: Gold strengthened for the sixth straight week and gathered further grounds to hit almost six-year high of Rs 32,780 and ended at Rs 32,650 per 10 gram at the bullion market amid pick-up in buying activity ahead of Diwali.
New Delhi: India and several other Asian countries have in the past defied the belief that protectionism is good for developing economies as these nations reaped benefits of opening up trade and lower tariffs, eminent economist Arvind Panagariya said Saturday.
Kolkata: The 'end of Dhoni era' notion has been dismissed unequivocally but then India, for the first time, will still be without the figure with a monumental body of work when they face West Indies in the opening T20 International Sunday. By Tapan Mohanta
New Delhi: The BCCI on Saturday announced the squads for the upcoming India U-19 Challenger Trophy. The junior selection committee met in Kolkata to pick the four teams — India Blue, India Red, India Green and India Yellow — for the tournament, which is scheduled to be held in Lucknow from November 10 to 16.
Chennai: The trailer of the much-awaited Rajinikanth-starrer '2.0' was released here Saturday. Actor Akshay Kumar plays the 'supervillain' in the film directed by Shankar.
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Mumbai: He may be a superstar for his fans and critics alike but as per actor Shah Rukh Khan, there are moments in his life when he feels like a "loser", something that only pushes him to work harder.
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