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Tiger escapes from circus, creates panic

A tiger escaped from a circus camp roamed the streets of Paris on Friday causing panic. The tiger entered a train station in the city and passengers were immediately asked to evacuate. The tiger was cornered at the Garigliano Bridge and was shot dead by a circus employee.

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School boys stab B.Com student to death in moving bus in Delhi

The Delhi Police have arrested five school boys aged from 12 to 15 for allegedly stabbing a B.Com student to death in a bus from Ashram Chowk to Jamia Nagar on Thursday, say reports. Police reportedly said the boys snatched the mobile phone of Mohammad Anas and stabbed him in the neck when he confronted them. Reports also added that the boys are government school students who allegedly told police that they carried a weapon as they often stole money and valuables from passengers on buses.

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Padmavati: Film industry to hold blackout protest to show support

The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) along with other major bodies of the film and television industry have reportedly planned a 15-minute blackout on November 26 in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Padmavati'. “We are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout where all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place,” Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA told media.

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Jaipur fort suicide: Brother claims it's murder

The brother of the man whose body was found hanging in Nahargarh Fort near Jaipur reportedly said he believes it was a murder and not a case of suicide. He added that his brother’s death had nothing to do with ‘Padmavati’ and also demanded an investigation into the incident. Notably, the body a jeweler named Chetan Saini was found hanging on the ramparts of Jaipur Nahargarh Fort with a threat note engraved on the rocks in protest of the movie 'Padmavati'.

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MP CM mocks people’s love for English, Guess where his children study

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday mocked people’s love for English saying, “Nowadays, instead of `mata-pita’, the use of mummy-papa has gained currency”. According to reports, Chouhan said, “With our love for English, we call pita `dad’,” adding, “One of my friends lost his father. The friend, with his love for English, told me that his pita has become ‘dead’ (which sounds closer to ‘dad’).”However, in contrary to his criticism, his elder son Kartikey studied in Pathways World School Gurgaon, which is one of the most expensive English medium private schools in India. His younger son Kunal is studying at a posh college in New York in the US. Kartikey is currently pursuing a law degree in Pune’s Symbiosis Law School.

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Mobile internet services suspended in 13 districts of this state

The Haryana government on Friday suspended mobile internet services in 13 districts of the state till the midnight of November 26. This decision has been taken by the state government in view of maintaining law and order ahead of the two rallies by a Jat body and ruling BJP's Kurukshetra lawmaker.

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Popular television actor held for rape

Piyush Sahdev, a television actor, who has acted in soaps such as Meet Mila De Rabba, Geet, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev and Beyhadh, was arrested in Mumbai on Wednesday on account of rape charges. He has been sent to judicial custody until November 27.

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School principal arrested for molesting student

According to reports, a school principal was arrested for allegedly molesting a class XI student in Hyderabad. As per the complaint, the principal was drunk when he called the girl to his cabin and tried to kiss her. He also made her promise that she wouldn't tell anyone about the incident. Though the incident happened last month, the girl's mother filed the complaint on Friday and the principal was arrested.

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Nurse attacked while vaccinating kids, 3 arrested.

A nurse in Kerala was reportedly attacked by a group of people while she was administering Measles and Rubella vaccines to children as part of the state government’s MR vaccination drive. The local police have arrested three persons in relation to this attack. “If stern measures are not taken against those behind such incidents, IMA would be forced to other modes of agitation,” said Indian Medical Association State President Dr E K Ummer and Secretary, Dr Sulfi.

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11 women kidnapped or abducted every day in Delhi: Reports

According to an RTI query by a non-governmental organisation, at least 11 women were kidnapped or abducted every day in Delhi this year. Out of the 6,707 kidnapping and abduction cases registered last year, 4,101 cases had women victims and out of 699 cases of abduction registered last year, 524 cases had women victims.

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A day after engagement, techie commits suicide

A 27-year-old techie reportedly fell to her death from a 10-storey building in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Reports say, the woman got engaged on Tuesday against her wish which could have led her to take this extreme step. Police reports suggest, before committing suicide, the woman surfed online for effective ways to commit suicide.

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Bus carrying 35 people falls from flyover, 2 dead

According to reports, a bus carrying 35 people fell from a flyover in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi town on Friday. Two people were dead and at least 31 were injured. The accident took place in the Railway Ganj locality after the bus driver lost control of the vehicle. The injured have been hospitalised.

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Stray dog menace continues in Kerala, toddler attacked

A one-year and three months child became the latest victim in Kerala to be attacked by stray dogs. The girl was taken to the government-run Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, where it is being alleged that treatment to her was delayed.

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Watch Video: Elephant kills man who tried to take picture

In a shocking video, an elephant trampled a man to death when he tried to take a picture of it. The incident took place on a highway in Lataguri forest area of Jalpaiguri district. The victim, Sadik Rahman, 40, a security guard at a Jalpaiguri bank got out of his car to take photographs of the animal.

 

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Government removes Bamboo from ‘Tree’ categories

The government has removed Bamboo from the ‘Tree’ category. President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The move has been made to encouraging bamboo plantations which will help in doubling the farmers’ incomes by 2022.

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Restrictions likely in the use of these terms in food advertisements

The health ministry has reportedly proposed changes in the law to restrict the use of terms like ‘fresh’, ‘healthy’, ‘original’ and ‘traditional’ in food advertisements. Reports say, a draft prepared by the Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI) that has five schedules also deals with restrictions on health claims of the products. Further, the report added that nutritional and health values should scientifically validate the basis of the claim.

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Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed released from house arrest

Pakistan court reportedly released Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on Friday. Reportedly, Saeed has been blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attack. He also carries a bounty of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities. India and the US have condemned the release of Saeed.

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Yet another derailment in UP: 3 dead, 9 injured

In less than 12 hours after Lucknow’s derailment which killed four people, Vasco De Gama Patna Express reportedly derailed near Uttar Pradesh’s Banda on Friday, killing at least three people and leaving nine injured. Reportedly, 13 coaches of the train derailed at around 4:00 am in Chitrakoot district.

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Ryan Murder case: Police hung me upside down, says conductor

The school bus conductor who was arrested in the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur at Gurgaon's Ryan International School has reportedly alleged that he was tortured by the Haryana police. He said that the police hung him upside down, drugged to sleep, and even electrocuted until he repeated what they wanted him to say.

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“Ensure disabled children are given free education till the age of 18”: Centre

The Union HRD Ministry, in a recent communication to states has said that the appropriate government and local authorities shall ensure that every child with benchmark disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he or she attains the age of 18 years in a special school or inclusive neighbourhood schools as per his choice. Provisions like extra time to complete examination papers, use the facility of scribe or amanuensis, and exemption from second and third language courses may be included.

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