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       HEADLINES: Protests yield result, cricket in Thiruvananthapuram                                              Don’t hand over visuals of sexual assault to Dileep: Govt                                              Varkala land row: Report getting delayed                                              15 die in wild animal attack: Minister Raju                                              Hyderabad Uty among 62 universities, colleges to get autonomy boost                                              Jayalalithaa refused to visit hospital, says Sasikala                                              US school shooting: Gunman dies after being shot in Maryland                                              India- Windies match: GCDA to seek experts’ opinion                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Strong action if FB misuse personal information in India: Ravi Shankar Prasad    
NEW DELHI: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Information and Technology, said in a statement on Wednesday that any attempts by Facebook to influence India’s electoral process through undesirable means will not be tolerated. The Minister made the remark in light of recent revelations that data from Facebook was illegally harvested by a political data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica in ways that helped manipulate votes in favour of the Donald Trump and Brexit campaign.

         Jayalalithaa refused to visit hospital, says Sasikala    
CHENNAI: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa had refused to go to hospital after she collapsed in the washroom on September 22, 2016, her aide V K Sasikala told Justice A Arumughaswamy commission probing the death of Amma.

         Hyderabad Uty among 62 universities, colleges to get autonomy boost    
NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved full autonomy for 62 higher educational institutions, including JNU, BHU, AMU, TERI and University of Hyderabad, which have maintained high standards of excellence.

         JNU professor accused of sexual harassment granted bail    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday granted bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Atul Johri, who is accused of sexually harassing female students.

         Can’t declare anyone as dead without proof: Sushma Swaraj    
NEW DELHI: Accusing the Congress of indulging in "cheap politics", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said she did not keep anyone in the dark over the killing of 39 Indians in captivity in Iraq or give the families "false hopes."

         BCom students get compulsory questions on Modi’s policies    
LUCKNOW: Lucknow University's BCom students appearing for their final examination were asked to attempt a compulsory question pertaining to the policies of the BJP government.

         Goa Congress chief quits, says "inspired" by Rahul Gandhi's speech    
PANAJI: Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik Tuesday resigned from his post, saying he was "inspired" by Rahul Gandhi's speech at the party plenary about making way for younger leaders.

         Rajinikanth rebuffs reports of connection with BJP    
CHENNAI: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday rebuffed the reports of being backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that his only source of support is God and the people.

         Rahul Gandhi takes on BJP for waiving loans of the rich    
Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while saying that the latter waived off loans of the richest people, but declined to take any step for the farmers.

         Swaraj denies harassment of lone survivor from Iraq    
NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has dismissed the allegations that the lone survivor, Harjit Masih, who escaped from Iraq's Mosul, was harassed and kept in a protective custody.

         No rules changed for railway job aspirants, says Fadnavis    
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday claimed that no rules have been changed for railway job aspirants, adding that 20 percent seats are reserved for apprentices but they are demanding more.

         Surat: 3 held for attempting to derail train    
Surat (Gujarat): Three people were arrested in Surat on Monday for attempting to derail the Pune-Ahmedabad Ahimsa Express in December 2017. The trio has been identified as Babla, Biranj and Balram.

         I had been saying all 39 others were dead: Lone survivor Harjit Masih    
CHANDIGARH: Harjit Masih, the lone survivor who had managed to flee from ISIS captivity in Iraq in June 2014 following his abduction along with 39 other Indians there, today said he had been maintaining for the last three years that all others had been killed.

         JNU dean files FIR against students alleging assault    
New Delhi: JNU Dean of Students (DoS) Umesh Ashok Kadam on Tuesday filed an FIR against 17 students in connection with March 12 incident where students barged into the latters' office, allegedly manhandled and abused him. An FIR has been lodged against JNUSU president Geeta Kumari, its vice president Simone Zoya Khan and others for creating ruckus inside the office of Dean of Student.

         Class 9 student threatens to rape, throw acid on classmate    
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh): A student of class IX allegedly threatened to rape and throw acid on his classmate in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. According to the girl, the accused was troubling her since many days and no action was taken by the school administration against him.

         Stalin urges TN govt. to stop Ram Rajya Rath Yatra    
Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to immediately stop the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra from entering the state. Stalin said, "The Rath Yatra will disturb the communal harmony and peace in the state."

         Sasikala granted 15-day bail for husband's funeral    
CHENNAI: Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munerta Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V K Sasikala has been granted 15-day bail to attend her husband's last rites.

         39 Indians missing in Iraq killed: EAM    
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014 have been killed. Speaking at Rajya Sabha, Swaraj said that the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS) had killed all the Indian nationals. In July last year, Swaraj had firmly said in the Parliament that she would not declare the 39 Indians dead without concrete proof or evidence.

         VK Sasikala's husband passes away at 75    
CHENNAI: Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan Maruthappa passed away on Tuesday at around 1.35 am at the Gleneagles Global hospital in Chennai. According to the death certificate, the 75-year-old died due to multiple-organ failure.

         Intimidation of Indian High Commission officials in Pak goes unabated    
ISLAMABAD: The intimidation of Indian High Commission officials goes on unabated in Pakistan. According to sources, four Indian High Commission officials were intimidated and harassed on Monday in two different incidents.

         Kejriwal apologises to Kapil Sibal    
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought apology from Congress leader Kapil Sibal. Amit Sibal, a lawyer, and son of Kapil Sibal, had filed a defamation suit against Kejriwal for alleging that Kapil Sibal had a conflict in seeking to revise a tax demand on telecom major Vodafone.

         SC notice to Talwars in Aarushi murder case    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday admitted an appeal against the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

         Kejriwal expresses 'regret' to Gadkari over statements    
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari expressing regret over certain statements he made against the BJP leader, who had filed a defamation suit against him, a court here was informed Monday.

         Lalu Prasad Yadav pronounced guilty in fourth fodder scam case    
RANCHI: Former chief minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad was on Monday held guilty in the fourth fodder scam case that also involves 30 others.

         Banchhada, community that celebrates birth of girls, but sadly for flesh trade    
NEEMUCH: Wile female foeticide due to preference for boys is an issue that is plaguing India, there is a community in Madhya Pradesh that actually celebrates the birth of a girl child, albeit for not so positive reason.

         Raj Thackeray critises Sridevi's state funeral    
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray criticised the Maharashtra government for the state funeral accorded to Bollywood icon Sridevi after her death last month.

         LS, RS disrupted, protests continue    
NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the 11th day on Monday as the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK continued their noisy protests over various issues, including the banking scam and special status for Andhra Pradesh.

         TDP, YSR Congress to push for no-confidence motion in Parliament Monday    
NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP), once the BJP's biggest ally in south, and YSR Congress, which snapped ties with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) last week will pitch for a no-confidence motion against the government in Lok Sabha on Monday.

         Nirav Modi's assets seized by ED    
NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate, on Sunday, seized Nirav Modi's Solar Power Plant in Ahmednagar and 134 acres of land as liquefiable assets in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud scam.

         Raj Thackeray calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat' by 2019    
MUMBAI: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has called for opposition unity and a “Modi-mukt Bharat" by 2019.

Can there be conspiracy behind the move to shift India-West Indies one-day cricket match from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi?
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