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These are 450000 sex predators of India..Know where to see photos, be careful

In a first, the government on Thursday came out with a National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), containing a list of 4.5 lakh convicts with photos of about 3.5 lakh of them available. The offenders face charges of rape, gangrape and eve-teasing. The database, which was rolled out by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) along with Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) here, will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

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Air Force deputy chief flies Rafale for 80 minutes amidst political storm

In the midst of a political firestorm over the Rafale jet deal, the Indian Air Force is quietly making preparations, including readying required infrastructure and training of pilots, to welcome the fighter aircraft. Preparations have now reached a stage where a top IAF officer is himself test flying the fighter jet. Veteran fighter pilot and IAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flew a 17-year old Rafale. This particular jet is a 17-year-old aircraft which is being used to test the 14 India-specific changes that Air Force has asked for. He took a 80-minute sortie at the Istres air base in France. Nambiar had recently defended the deal saying that new fighter jets would give “unprecedented” combat capabilities and “revolutionize” India's airpower. IAF is sending a batch of pilots by the end of this year to France for training on Rafale jets, according to sources

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To keep petrol prices under check, India will pay Iran in rupees for oil after US sanctions

ndia may revert to paying Iran in rupees for the oil it buys from its third largest supplier as US sanctions will from November 4 block use of US dollars to settle such trades, a top official said Thursday. Oil refiners such as state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) could use UCO Bank or IDBI Bank to route oil payments to Iran, the official added. US sanctions against Iran come into effect from November 4 and will block banking channels.

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Mayawati kills Mahagathbandhan before birth..Leaves Cong for Ajit Jogi in Chhattisgarh, announces 22 candidates in Madhya Pradesh

ayawati may have killed Mahagathbandhan even before it was born. The move is being seen as major shot in the arm for the PM Modi led NDA before the general elections in 2019, BSP chief has rejected Congress in Chhattisgarh and opted for Ajit Jogi's party. In a setback to the Congress, BSP supremo Mayawati announced an alliance with Ajit Jogi's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) for Chhattisgarh elections and declared him the chief ministerial candidate. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest 35 seats and the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh 55 in the 90-member Assembly.In another shock to Congress, Mayawati has released first list of 22 BSP candidates in Madhya Pradesh even while talks for a possible alliance are on. It is being seen as a ploy to put pressure on Congress.

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Deadly cyclone is coming..Odisha, Andhra on alert

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The IMD in a statement said a depression over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. "The depression over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed about 15 kmph in the past six hours. It has intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at about 310 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (coastal Andhra Pradesh) and about 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha)," the statement said.

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Galli galli me shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai, Rahul mocks Modi...Smriti says Cong Prez has no respect for post of PM

:In a no-hold-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said people are now heard saying that the country’s "watchman” is a “thief”.The remark at a public meeting provoked immediate condemnation by the BJP with Union minister Smriti Irani telling reporters it showed that the Congress leader has no respect for the prime minister’s post. Gandhi was referring to the Prime Minister’s “silence” on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal with France and the Modi government’s “failure” to bring fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to book. Modi had said he did not want to become the country’s prime minister, but its ‘chowkidar’ (watchman), Gandhi recalled. He added now it is heard on the streets that the country’s ‘chowkidar’ is a thief. “Galli galli me shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai,” he said in Hindi at a rally in tribal dominated Sagwara of Udaipur district.

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Imran shivering..India fires deadly missile

India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar from the Odisha coast amid a heavy downpour on Thursday. The missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was test fired from launching complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore at about 1.35 p.m. The missile was launched from a road-mobile launcher, defence sources said.

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Despite shaming India in England, Kohli will get Khel Ratna with Chanu..Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das, Manika Batra to get Aruna Award

The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved the names of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for the country's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award which will be given away by President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday. Both Kohli and Chanu will be presented a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh each apart from a medal and a citation. The ministry also released the names of 20 Arjuna awardees for the year which includes star woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana, sprinter Hima Das, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and table tennis star Manika Batra, among others.

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Despite brutality with BSF soldier, India accepts Imran's invite..Sushma will meet Pak counterpart in New York

Breaking the ice in ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins later this month -- the first such high-level interaction between the neighbours after three years. "I can confirm that on the request from the Pakistani side a meeting between the two foreign ministers will take place on the sidelines of the UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time. "We have just agreed to the meeting. The Permanent Missions of both India and Pakistan will together work out the details. Till then, what will be discussed in the meeting, we will have to wait till the meeting takes place," External Affairs Ministry (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told the weekly media briefing here.

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Modi promise..India will Rs 360000000000000 economy..PM rides metro, interacts with passengers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday the size of Indian economy will double to USD 5 trillion by 2022 with manufacturing and agriculture contributing USD 1 trillion each. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of India International Convention and Expo Centre here, he cited this week's announcement of merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda to create the country's third largest lender to say that the government will not shy away from taking tough decisions in the national interest.PM Modi took a ride in the Airport Express Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka on way to lay the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre. He interacted with fellow passengers during the metro ride. Official sources said the ride was completed in 18 minutes. Modi has been using the Metro service to reach distant venues to avoid traffic jams which occur during VVIP movement.

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