Cabinet Approves Policy to Double Farm Exports to $60 Billion by 2022 - News18

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities such as tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said. The policy, approved at a cabinet meeting, is aimed at helping the country step ...-- https://www.news18.com/news/india/cabinet-approves-policy-to-double-indias-farm-exports-to-60-billion-by-2022-1963121.html

Rupee Payment Mechanism To Be Used For Oil Import From Iran: Report - NDTV

New Delhi: India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told news agency Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 per cent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.-- https://www.ndtv.com/business/rupee-payment-mechanism-to-be-used-for-oil-import-from-iran-report-1958874

AAP says Ganga activist missing since Tuesday - The Hindu

Activist Sant Gopal Das, who had been on an indefinite fast since June to demand conservation of the Ganga, has been missing from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here since Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti said ...and more »-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/aap-says-ganga-activist-missing-since-tuesday/article25683890.ece

Mahaparinirvan Din: Lakhs of followers pay tribute to Ambedkar - The Indian Express

Railway stations and roads leading to Shivaji Park and Chaityabhoomi were inundated with Ambedkar followers, easily spotted in white clothes. By Express News Service |Mumbai | Published: December 7, 2018 3:38:36 am ...-- https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mahaparinirvan-din-lakhs-of-followers-pay-tribute-to-ambedkar-5482402/

'Air pollution cause of 1 in 8 deaths' - The Hindu

India, with 18% of the world's population, has a disproportionately high 26% of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. Moreover, one in eight deaths in India was attributable to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/air-pollution-cause-of-1-in-8-deaths/article25682272.ece

Goregaon forest fire looks suspicious: environment minister - Business Standard

Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said Thursday that the state home secretary has been asked to probe the massive fire which erupted near the Aarey Colony forest in suburban Goregaon three days ago. Some trees in the area were found ...and more »-- https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/goregaon-forest-fire-looks-suspicious-environment-minister-118120601000_1.html

Centre OKs dam on Ravi, will cut water flow to Pakistan - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday approved implementation of the Shahpurkandi Dam project on the Ravi in Punjab. The move will allow India to use the water which at present goes “waste” flowing through the Madhopur Headworks downstream to ...-- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/centre-oks-dam-on-ravi-will-cut-water-flow-to-pakistan/articleshow/66978616.cms

We spoke to him after the surgery. He said the blast happened suddenly: Engineer's mother - The Hindu

The three engineers who were injured in a cylinder explosion at a laboratory in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) that killed their colleague Manoj Kumar on Wednesday are in critical condition. Athulya Uday Kumar, Kartik Shenoy and Naresh Kumar ...and more »-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/we-spoke-to-him-after-the-surgery-he-said-the-blast-happened-suddenly-engineers-mother/article25682751.ece

Facebook makes it must for advertisers to disclose their identity, location - Economic Times

NEW DELHI: In a bid to bring transparency in political advertisements in the run-up to 2019 general elections, Facebook Thursday made it compulsory for advertisers to disclose their identity and location before any such advertisement material can be ...-- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/facebook-begins-verification-for-india-political-advertisements/articleshow/66974006.cms

Mika Singh Detained In UAE On Sex Harassment Complaint By Brazilian Teen - NDTV

Singer Mika Singh has been detained by authorities in UAE after a 17-year-old Brazilian girl filed a complaint against him for allegedly harassing her. The singer allegedly sent inappropriate pictures to the girl. He is likely to be produced in a court ...-- https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/singer-mika-singh-has-been-detained-by-authorities-in-uae-after-a-woman-lodged-a-complaint-against-h-1958931

AAP says Ganga activist missing since Tuesday - The Hindu

Activist Sant Gopal Das, who had been on an indefinite fast since June to demand conservation of the Ganga, has been missing from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here since Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti said ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/aap-says-ganga-activist-missing-since-tuesday/article25683890.ece

Kedarnath review: Ebbs, but does not flow - Livemint

Snow-capped mountains surround the pilgrimage town of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. In the pious valley unfolds an old-fashioned story about forbidden love. The year is 2013 and Mandakini (Sara Ali Khan), the daughter of a Hindu priest (Nitish Bharadwaj), ...-- https://www.livemint.com/Consumer/a5N2zAgi7u1OQOHw38X8WN/Kedarnath-Ebbs-but-does-not-flow.html

4-year-old girl molested at Delhi school, alleges mother - Hindustan Times

A woman has alleged her four-year-old daughter was sexually molested by a classmate of the same age or some other person at a private school in outer Delhi's Ranhola area on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. “The allegations were followed by the ...and more »-- https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/4-year-old-girl-molested-at-delhi-school-alleges-mother/story-NmcaJ0N9BJl5I1CyQSaynN.html

One Marine rescued, another dead and five missing after midair collision off Japanese coast - Washington Post

TOKYO — An aerial disaster involving a fighter jet and a refueling plane has prompted a scramble to find five missing Marines, with a sixth Marine declared dead and a seventh rescued safely from waters off the coast of Japan, Japanese and American ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/second-us-marine-found-five-missing-after-midair-collision-off-japan-coast/2018/12/06/a13113ea-f937-11e8-863a-8972120646e0_story.html

Political Leaders Pay Tribute to Dr Ambedkar on Death Anniversary - News18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bhim Rao Ambedkar on the occasion of 'Mahaparinirvan Diwas' at Parliament House Lawns, in New Delhi on December 6, 2018. (Image: PTI). X. 2/ 11. President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Bhim Rao ...-- https://www.news18.com/photogallery/india/political-leaders-pay-tribute-to-dr-br-ambedkar-on-death-anniversary-1962585.html

Parrikar's PAs are running government, dictating terms to ministers: Congress - Business Standard

The BJP-led coalition government in Goa is being run by ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's personal assistants, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Thursday, as the Opposition party launched a statewide Jan Akrosh campaign ...and more »-- https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/parrikar-s-pas-are-running-government-dictating-terms-to-ministers-congress-118120600766_1.html

Rajinikanth's '2.0' crosses Rs 500 Cr mark worldwide, beats the lifetime total of 'Baahubali: The Beginning' - Daily News & Analysis

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's sci-fi fantasy thriller, '2.0' (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) has crossed the coveted Rs 500 crore mark at the worldwide box office within just 7 days of its release. Karan Johar, who is presenting the Hindi version of the film ...-- https://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-rajinikanth-s-20-crosses-rs-500-cr-mark-worldwide-beats-the-lifetime-total-of-baahubali-the-beginning-2692829

NGT slaps Rs 50-cr penalty on Karnataka for neglecting Bengaluru lakes - Business Standard

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed Rs 50 crore penalty on Karnataka for allegedly neglecting two lakes -- Bellandur and Varthur -- in the city's southeast suburb, said non-governmental organisation Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) ...-- https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/ngt-slaps-rs-50-cr-penalty-on-karnataka-for-neglecting-bengaluru-lakes-118120700008_1.html

Mika Singh Detained In UAE On Sex Harassment Complaint By Brazilian Teen - NDTV

Singer Mika Singh has been detained by authorities in UAE after a 17-year-old Brazilian girl filed a complaint against him for allegedly harassing her. The singer allegedly sent inappropriate pictures to the girl. He is likely to be produced in a court ...-- https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/singer-mika-singh-has-been-detained-by-authorities-in-uae-after-a-woman-lodged-a-complaint-against-h-1958931

VIDEO: Sabyasachi reveals intricate details about Priyanka Chopra's breath-taking wedding lehenga - India TV

Sabyasachi reveals intricate details about Priyanka Chopra's breath-taking wedding lehenga. There is no denying that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had the most talked about and the dreamiest wedding of the year. From custom-made Ralph Lauren ...-- https://www.indiatvnews.com/lifestyle/fashion-sabyasachi-reveals-intricate-details-about-priyanka-chopra-s-breath-taking-wedding-lehenga-watch-video-490218

On Yogi Adityanath's Karimnagar Promise, KCR's Party's Curt Reply - NDTV

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has downplayed the promise made by BJP campaigner Yogi Adityanath at a rally in the poll-bound state that his party will rename Karimnagar district if it is voted to power. Karimnagar parliamentarian B Vinod Kumar ...-- https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-yogi-adityanaths-karimnagar-promise-kcrs-partys-curt-reply-1958822

Glitches on Blue Line for second day in a row - The Hindu

Technical problems on Delhi metro Blue Line on Thursday led to cancellation of trips and delays, affecting lakhs of commuters for the second consecutive day. Signalling-related repair work along a major stretch of the line led to the Delhi Metro Rail ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/glitches-on-blue-line-for-second-day-in-a-row/article25683892.ece

Goa Government Seeks Time To File Affidavit On Manohar Parrikar's Health - NDTV

The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday adjourned for the third time the hearing of a petition seeking clarity on the health status of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. The state government has sought more time to respond to a ...and more »-- https://www.ndtv.com/goa-news/goa-petition-seeking-clarity-on-manohar-parrikars-health-adjourned-by-court-1958747

Scientists blame dogs for livestock killings in Manipur - The Hindu

Scientists and experts from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, have solved the mystery of massive killings of domesticated animals and poultry birds in Manipur since last month. Dr. Gopi G.V., a scientist at WII, said stray and domesticated ...and more »-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/scientists-blame-dogs-for-livestock-killings-in-manipur/article25683912.ece

Soon, you may opt to withdraw your Aadhaar number - The Hindu

Government is finalising a proposal to amend the Act, following Supreme Court order upholding it but with conditions. The Union government is in the last stages of finalising a proposal to amend the Aadhaar Act to give all citizens an option to ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/soon-all-aadhaar-holders-may-get-opportunity-to-opt-out/article25675295.ece

Mourners in Texas pay their final respects to George HW Bush - Washington Post

HOUSTON — They said farewell to him in Washington with days of tributes and a ceremonious state funeral. On Thursday, former president George H.W. Bush was being honored once more in Texas, the state he adopted as his own, as the services ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/06/george-hw-bush-be-honored-buried-texas/

Maharashtra doesn't breathe easy, air pollution killed 1.08 lakh in 2017 - Hindustan Times

Air pollution cost Maharashtra 1,08,038 lives in 2017, the second highest in the country, according to a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday. The state saw 86.9 air pollution-related deaths for every 1 lakh people, making it the ...-- https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/maharashtra-doesn-t-breathe-easy-air-pollution-killed-1-08-lakh-in-2017/story-fT45OgiR5CFmTEMqbcUi4L.html

Soldier, BSF jawan killed in Pak. firing - The Hindu

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and an Army man were killed in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu's Rajouri and Kashmir's Kupwara districts on Thursday. “Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement in Kupwara's Machil ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/soldier-bsf-jawan-killed-in-pak-firing/article25681891.ece

Pakistan attempted to politicise religious issue, says MEA on Kartarpur - Hindustan Times

Denouncing Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's “googly” remark over Kartarpur Corridor, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday asserted that Pakistan has “attempted to politicise a religious issue related to the sentiments of ...-- https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pakistan-attempted-to-politicise-religious-issue-says-mea-on-kartarpur/story-HVHzftpVvM8zsBMblNFkLM.html

Patna varsity polls: Chhatra JD(U) wins president, treasurer posts - The Indian Express

The ABVP kept up its dominance in the university, winning three posts — vice president, general secretary, and joint secretary. Polling had taken place on Wednesday amid tight security. By Express News Service |Patna | Published: December 7, 2018 ...-- https://indianexpress.com/article/education/patna-varsity-polls-chhatra-jdu-wins-president-treasurer-posts-5482388/

Pujara and the intent that really mattered - Cricbuzz

What is intent in cricket? Maybe it's a question that should be circulated around the Indian dressing-room. Thursday (December 6) would be a good day to do so. Is intent all about facing the opposition head-on and "expressing" yourself from ball one?-- https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/105499/australia-vs-india-1st-test-cheteshwar-pujara-and-the-intent-that-really-mattered

2.0 box office day 7: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar's film collects Rs 500 cr worldwide, Karan Johar elated - Hindustan Times

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar's 2.0 has collected over Rs 500 crore worldwide. The Hindi version of the film is also doing well at the box office and stands at around Rs 129.75 crore. bollywood Updated: Dec 06, 2018 11:49 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan ...and more »-- https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/2-0-box-office-day-7-rajinikanth-akshay-kumar-s-film-collects-rs-500-cr-worldwide-karan-johar-elated/story-AQeSlHHTz4rF1hBN5rHUUJ.html

Cabinet clears policy to double agri exports - The Hindu

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Agriculture Export Policy, aimed at increasing India's exports to $60 billion by 2022 from the current $37 billion, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu announced. “We have managed to increase agriculture exports ...-- https://www.thehindu.com/business/agri-business/cabinet-clears-policy-to-double-agri-exports/article25683293.ece

TN, Karnataka appear heading for face-off over Mekedatu project - Times of India

CHENNAI/BENGALURU: The contentious Cauvery issue took the centre stage again on Thursday with the Tamil Nadu assembly adopting a resolution urging the Union government to withdraw its approval for preparing a DPR on the proposed Mekedatu dam ...-- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/tn-karnataka-appear-heading-for-face-off-over-mekedatu-project/articleshow/66976522.cms

Dalit MP Savitri Bai Phule quits BJP, says it's playing 'divisive politics' - The Indian Express

Phule had on Tuesday claimed that Lord Hanuman was “a Dalit and a slave of 'manuwadi' people”, joining a row which erupted over UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's statement that the deity was a Dalit. By Express Web Desk | Updated: December 6, 2018 ...-- https://indianexpress.com/article/india/bjp-dalit-mp-savitri-bai-phule-resigns-says-party-creating-divisions-in-society-5481465/

Sidhu injures vocal cords, advised rest - The Tribune

Tribune News Service. Chandigarh, December 6. After election campaigning for 17 days in Rajasthan, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu injured his vocal cords and almost lost his voice, a spokesperson said ...and more »-- https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/sidhu-injures-vocal-cords-advised-rest/694771.html

NGT Imposes Fine of 50 Cr on Karnataka Govt for Failing to Protect Lakes - News18

Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) came down heavily on the Karnataka government and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for failing to protect the city lakes and to keep rajakaluves (storm water drains) clear from encroachments.and more »-- https://www.news18.com/news/india/ngt-imposes-fine-of-50-cr-on-karnataka-govt-for-failing-to-protect-lakes-1963015.html

Controversy's favourite child: A brief history of singer Mika Singh's brush with law - Daily News & Analysis

From assaulting a doctor to carrying currency beyond permissible limit, here's a list of controversies Mika Singh has been involved in. DNA Web Team; Dec 6, 2018, 11:09 PM IST. Noted singer and performer Mika Singh, who is known for singing some of the ...and more »-- https://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/photo-gallery-controversy-s-favourite-child-a-brief-history-of-singer-mika-singh-s-brush-with-law-2692945

Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Haseeb Drabu quits PDP - India Today

The PDP suffered another jolt on Thursday when its senior leader and former finance minister Haseeb Drabu announced his resignation from the party. In his resignation letter, Drabu, a well known economist who has also served as chairman of the Jammu ...-- https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/former-jammu-and-kashmir-minister-haseeb-drabu-quits-pdp-1404187-2018-12-07

After high decibel campaign, Rajasthan, Telangana gear up for polls today: All you need to know - India Today

After a high-voltage campaign that saw a fierce war of words among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and other regional parties, two of the most crucial states, Telangana and Rajasthan, are going to polls on Friday. What is likely to throw ...-- https://www.indiatoday.in/elections/story/after-high-decibel-campaign-telangana-rajasthan-gear-up-for-assembly-polls-tomorrow-1404073-2018-12-06

Calcutta High Court denies permission to Amit Shah's 'Rath Yatra' - The Indian Express

The BJP, meanwhile, has moved the division court of Calcutta High Court. Senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said if needed the party will move the Supreme Court. Written by Santanu Chowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: December 7, 2018 2:38:18 am.and more »-- https://indianexpress.com/article/india/calcutta-high-court-denies-permission-to-amit-shahs-rath-yatra-5481742/

Cow carcasses found in Biladshahr were 48 hours old, top cop tells India Today - India Today

While uncertainty prevails in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh four days after a police inspector and a youth were killed in mob violence that started due to rumours of cow slaughter, IG Crime SK Bhagat told India Today that "the carcasses found in ...-- https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/cow-carcasses-found-in-biladshahr-were-48-hours-old-top-cop-tells-india-today-1404180-2018-12-07