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Over 75% polling in Nandyal constituency of Andhra (Lead)

Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 23 (IANS) Over 75 per cent voters cast ballots in the by-election to Nandyal assembly constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, which passed off peacefully barring minor incidents. For the first time, the Election Commission is using the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the election. Though polling came to an end ... Read More »

Modi, Priyanka feature in LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017 (Lead)

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actress Priyanka Chopra have found a spot in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017. Professional networking giant LinkedIn on Wednesday announced its fourth edition of Power Profiles, a list of the most viewed LinkedIn profiles of professionals in India, read a statement. Through the list, the network recognises 50 ... Read More »

OBC creamy layer bar raised, panel to work out sub-categorisation (Second Lead)

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits”. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after a cabinet meeting here that OBC families earning up to Rs ... Read More »

Wayne Rooney retires from international football

London, Aug 23 (IANS) England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney on Wednesday announced his retirement from international football, effective immediately. The 31-year-old superstar had turned down England coach Gareth Southgate’s call to take part in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia, scheduled for next month, reports Efe. “Playing for England has always been special to me. Every ... Read More »

SC junks Sasikala's plea against restoring conviction in corruption case

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala’s plea seeking review of its February 14 order restoring her conviction in disproportionate assets case along with her two relatives – V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi. Dismissing the review petition by Sasikala and her two relatives, the bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Amitava ... Read More »

I've a genuine interest in learning Urdu: Jacqueline Fernandez

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) She has Sri Lankan roots, grew up in Bahrain and is now loving her life in Bollywood. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she has embraced everything that Mumbai has to offer and now she has a keen interest to learn the “beautiful” Urdu language. “I have a genuine interest to learn Urdu, a language that sounds so ... Read More »

Uber integrates UPI, BHIM payment interface

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Riding on the ‘go cashless’ bandwagon, cab-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a comprehensive Unified Payments Interface (UPI) integration in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Axis Bank and HDFC Bank. The company partnered Axis bank to launch UPI integration for riders and HDFC bank to facilitate access to BHIM for driver ... Read More »

Melania thanks Chelsea for defending son

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has thanked former first daughter Chelsea Clinton for defending her son Barron Trump against online bullying. Clinton had tweeted support for Barron Trump, 11, after a news site criticised his dress sense. The First Lady replied via Twitter: “Thank you @ChelseaClinton — so important to support all of our children in ... Read More »

Railway Minister offers to quit, Board Chairman replaced (Roundup)

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With heads rolling in the Railways after two train accidents in five days, the government on Wednesday replaced its Board Chairman A.K. Mittal with Air India chief Ashwani Lohani even as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to quit on moral grounds. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Prabhu to “wait”. Lohani, 58, who belongs to the ... Read More »

Two PWD engineers in Delhi suspended for worker's death

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Two Public Works Department (PWD) engineers of Delhi government were suspended on Wednesday in connection with the death of a worker while cleaning the sewer of a government hospital, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said. On Sunday, 40-year-old Rishi Pal died while cleaning the sewer of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in central Delhi, ... Read More »

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