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Railways clerk swipes Rs 1.3 Lakh instead of Rs.1,333

According to reports, a Mumbai man’s credit card was swiped for Rs 1.3 lakh instead of Rs 1,333 by railway clerk at booking counter in Borivli west. The payment was reportedly made for a first-class for Andheri-Borivili sector. Vikas Manchekar is allegedly now struggling to get back the money. He told to Mumbai Mirror, "The stress is bound to increase further as an interest of Rs 4,000-5,000 will be levied on the amount after the due date of August 24. Along with the deducted amount, WR should also pay me the interest if it is charged by the bank."


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65-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl paying Rs 5 lakhs

In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old man from Oman has married a 15-year-old girl from Hyderabad according to media reports. The man had allegedly paid Rs 5 lakhs to the girl’s aunty for marrying her. The girl’s parents had logged a complaint in police station saying that they were not aware of the aunt’s plan. The girl was taken to Oman and she has been calling her parents asking them to bring her back to India. She has also told them that she would commit suicide if they don’t take immediate actions according to reports on News7. After this incident, several claims have surfaced alleging that poor families in Hyderabad are being targeted for such marriages.

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Trinamool Congress drifts civic body elections

In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress swept the civic body elections on Thursday by winning 140/148 wards which is more than 94% of the seats.  The opposition party BJP won four wards. Reportedly, the TMC continues with its political dominance because of the development activities taken by CM Mamata Banerjee.

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You can get cashback on Reliance Jio recharge in these four ways

Here is how you can get a cashback on your Reliance Jio recharges. Paytm offers cashback of Rs 76 on the recharge of Rs 300 and above, for which the customers need to use promocode ‘PAYTMJIO’. Amazon Pay users can get a cashback of Rs 99 on the first recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 19. PhonePe offers a cashback of Rs 75 on the recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 21. MobiKwik users can get Rs 59 cashback on the recharge of Rs 399 with promocode ‘JIOMBK’. MobiKwik also offers a cashback of Rs 159 for new users on their first recharge of Rs 399. New users have to use the promocode ‘NEWJIO’.

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Kerala clinic performs Female Genital Cutting

A clinic in Kozhikode performs female genital cutting, especially for Muslim women. Reportedly, sahiyo, an organization formed in 2005 by five women who were against female genital cutting in Bohra community found that a clinic in Kerala is performing genital cutting on women. According to World Health Organisation, female genital cutting is harmful both physically and mentally. A lot of countries have banned the practice but India does not have a law to prevent this yet.

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Sushmita Sen to appear in Chennai court

Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen will be present in Chennai special court, Egmore on September 18 in connection with the case of importing a luxury car through foreign trade. Reports state that the car was imported fraudulently by changing the dates of manufacture. The car was a 2004 model but mentioned 1998 to evade customs duties.

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Robbers pound Rajdhani Express in Kota

Rajdhani express from Mumbai to Nizamuddin was slammed by robbers in Kota. According to reports, the passengers were drugged and at least Rs.10 lakh was stolen. 11 passengers have filed FIR on the theft. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that CCTV cameras will be installed in coaches and the railway force will work with state police to ensure safety for passengers.

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India to become first nation using LED for all lights by 2019

Power Minister Piyush Goyal reportedly said that India will be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019. According to NDTV reports, Piyush said, "This effort will help us. India will probably be the first country in the world which will be 100 per cent using LED for its lighting needs by 2019. It will be message that India acts rather than making big promises". State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has inked pacts with oil marketing companies IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum for selling its LED bulbs, tube lights and fans at over 54,500 petrol pumps.


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Government school teacher set on fire in the classroom

A government school teacher in Karnataka was allegedly set on fire in the classroom by her husband due to a financial dispute. Reportedly, the man entered the school seeking permission that he needs to take his wife to the hospital. He had a quarrel with his wife in front of the students and suddenly poured a liquid on her and set her on fire. On hearing her screams, the staff came running to help the teacher when they saw the man running out of the school. Reports states that Sunanda, the teacher, sustained 40% burns and the man was her second husband who constantly demanded money from her to start a business.

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LeT terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter

Lashkar-e-Taiba’s district commander Ayub Lelhari was reportedly killed by security forces in a brief encounter in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. After getting information about his movement, Army force, Central Reserve Police force had planned the encounter. According to media reports, Ayub Lelhari was traveling in a vehicle, and he was stopped at Banderpora where he was killed.

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HC quashes DGCA circular on excess baggage fee

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reportedly set aside a circular aviation regulator DGCA that fixed a fee of Rs 100 per kilogram for excess checked-in baggage of 15-20 kgs on private airlines. As per the circular, the DGCA allowed private airlines to charge Rs 100 per extra kg till 20 kg as against their earlier rates, ranging from Rs 220 to Rs 350.

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Defence canteens to go online, add new depots

Defence personnel will now be able to pay directly to the Canteen Stores Department (CSD), which supplies goods at concessional rates to them. According to reports CSD is planning to make its entire range of white goods brands available online on its website. The department also plans to add new depots in Bhubaneswar, Danapar and Himachal Pradesh, where none exist, say reports.

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BJP leader’s institute to train youth for politics

The Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership has reportedly launched a post-graduate programme in leadership, politics and governance which helps students to make a career in politics and public affairs. Notably, the institute was started by BJP vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who is also a Rajya Sabha member and vice-chairman of the Prabodhini. Speaking about the course, Sahasrabuddhe reportedly said, “For the first time we have started a post-graduate programme in leadership, politics and governance. This is the first of its kind programme in the country.”

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Air hostess found dead outside an apartment

Indigo lead cabin attendant was found dead outside an apartment in Kolkota.  The locals spotted her body in the pool of blood and identified the deceased as Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai was from Sikkim. The air-hostess came to the apartment to attend a party and was allegedly found falling from the third floor. Reportedly her body has been sent for autopsy, and the police have detained two of her friends who attended the party.

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Five held for abducting and trafficking

Two minor girls including a three-year-old who went missing last year were found in Mumbai. Police arrested five who are involved in abducting and trafficking girls. Reportedly one of them was a law student. The police said that they would buy minor girls and push them into prostitution when they hit puberty. Police have arrested all five and the accused told that they bought the girls from Delhi and Punjab. The police said, the girls will be reunited with their family.

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Dalit man, mother thrashed for skinning dead cow in Gujarat

According to reports, a Dalit man and his mother were allegedly thrashed by a group of people for skinning a dead cow in Gujarat. "Instead of the designated place, he started skinning it near the crematorium," police reports said. Though the man agreed to follow the rules the next time, the men attacked him and his mother, he added.

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Most remain seated in J&K during National Anthem on I-Day

During the Independence day celebration in Srinagar, most people in the general stands reportedly remained seated when the National Anthem was played after J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti unfurled the Tricolour.  Judges, MLAs, MLCs, bureaucrats, and office bearers, who were sitting in the VIP enclosure stood up during the anthem, the reports added.

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China planning to attack India with Pakistan’s help: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Former defense minister Mulayam Singh Yadav reportedly said that China is plotting to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan. "China is preparing to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan. This collaboration of China and Pakistan is dangerous for us. This matter should be taken seriously", Mulayam said.


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Building in Bengaluru tilts after rainfall

Following the record rainfall in Bengaluru on Wednesday, a five-storey building which completed construction a week ago dangerously tilted on the narrow lanes of Ejipura. The people from the nearby buildings were evacuated by the fire force.The building was illegally constructed as the permission was granted only for two floors and the base pillar could not withstand the support of five floors. The building owner Ramesh was to let the house for rent after housewarming who is now missing. A case has been registered against the owner and the contractor and also they have requested the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to demolish the building. 

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This guy has paid Rs 750 for 4 pieces of Pani puri and says it’s worth it

Pani puries are loved by all for they are simple, delicious, filling, satisfy our taste buds, and most importantly, we can buy them for not more than Rs 30. Okay, in rare cases we can buy it for Rs 50 if they are served in ‘clean’ China dish. But this man has bought 4 pieces of Pani Puri for a whopping 750 Rs and said ‘Paisa wapas’. Watch it for yourself. If you don’t understand Hindi, here’s what he says:

‘Normally, Pani Puri will be available for Rs 25-30. But this place is charging Rs 750 for four pieces of Pani Puri. Here they make Pani Puri with handmade ingredients. Instead of Pani they are serving a special dry masala. And what do you expect from a 5-star hotel? I am happy, and I think this plate is worth Rs 750.

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