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PTI New Delhi
Updated: 19-12-2018 14:48 IST

Following are the highlights at 1500 hours:

TOP STORIES

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Delhi court reserves for Dec 22 order on Christian Michel's bail plea

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday reserved for December 22 its order on bail plea of Christian Michel, alleged middleman charge-sheeted and arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

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Oppn 'mahagathbandhan' an illusion; BJP will win in 2019: Shah

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday made light of the the opposition 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance), calling it an illusion and expressed confidence that the BJP will retain power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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ED questions P Chidambaram in INX Media PMLA case

New Delhi,Former Union minister P Chidambaram was Wednesday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, official sources said.

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Delhi BJP leaders, workers stage protest against Rahul Gandhi near Cong HQ; detained

New Delhi: Leaders and workers of the BJP's Delhi unit, along with its president Manoj Tiwari, were detained near the Congress headquarters Wednesday while they were protesting against Rahul Gandhi, who they said was spreading "lies" on the Rafale deal.

NATION:

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Search operation to trace trapped miners resumes in Meghalaya

Shillong: The search operation launched to trace at least 14 labourers, trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, resumed Wednesday after it took a hit due to strong winds and heavy rains, police said.

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Neutral coalition front free of BJP and Cong will emerge: TRS

New Delhi: Asserting that regional parties will play a major role in national politics, the Telangana chief minister's daughter and TRS leader Kalvakuntla Kavitha Wednesday said time had come for the emergence of a "neutral front" free of the BJP and the Congress.

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India will need 2,300 planes worth USD 320 bln in 20 yrs: Boeing

New Delhi:India will need 2,300 airplanes worth USD 320 billion in the next 20 years, aircraft maker Boeing said Wednesday.

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Day after return from Pak, Hamid Nihal Ansari meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Hamid Nihal Ansari, the software engineer who has returned home after spending six years in a Pakistani jail, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday and narrated his ordeal.

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600 killed in 84,000 fire mishaps in Mumbai in 10 yrs: Sena

Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed more than 84,000 fire incidents in the last 10 years leading to death of over 600 people, the Shiv Sena claimed Wednesday and questioned the state administration's preparedness to handle such mishaps.

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Saira Banu asks PM for help in protecting Dilip Kumar's bungalow from 'land mafia'

Mumbai: Veteran actor Saira Banu has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi begging him for help in tackling the "land mafia" and protecting her husband and legendary star Dilip Kumar's "only house".

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Delhi HC quashes summons against Irani in defamation case

New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation complaint filed against her by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

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HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides in TN

Chennai: The Madras High Court Wednesday restrained political parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides across Tamil Nadu till further orders.

FOREIGN:

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Outrage as doormats, rugs with Golden Temple image appears on Amazon

New York: Doormats and rugs with the image of the Golden Temple were reportedly sold on Amazon, drawing a strong reaction form a prominent Sikh body which asked the online retail giant to prohibit the sale of culturally inappropriate and offensive merchandise. By Yoshita Singh

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Lawsuit against H-4 visa authorisation moves forward as US court removes case from abeyance

Washington:A top US court has removed from abeyance a lawsuit challenging work authorisation to H-4 visa holders after the Trump administration delayed a formal notification over the issue that can impact spouses of H-1B visa holders that include Indians.

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COUNTRY : India