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J&K Assembly polls: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray
Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.


Amit Shah denied permission for rally in Kolkata, BJP says willl wait for HC order
The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30.


Jammu & Kashmir: 24 years on, a mother still awaits her son picked up by the Army
Several youngsters were simply picked up by the armed forces on the pretext of being involved in terror activities or helping the insurgents and then nothing was ever heard about them.


Sonia Gandhi approves five election committees for Delhi
Two former ministers - one from Delhi and another from the Centre "will be the special invitees to the committee.


PDP's prime agenda to protect honour of J&K people: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed
On the eve of the first phase of five-stage assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Monday said that his party's prime agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of the state. "Our agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to provide justice to all sections of the society," Mufti said while addressing public meetings in Reasi district in support of party candidates.


I-T seizes over Rs 135 crore cash, jewellery from Sahara group
The Income Tax department has claimed to have seized cash of over Rs 135 crore from the premises of Sahara group during its raids on its two premises in Delhi and Noida in connection with alleged tax evasion charges.


PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI on security cover
The Mehsana SP J R Mothalia said the police department will reply to Jashodaben's request in the stipulated time.


Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pakistan at SAARC summit
Nepal is ready to "mediate" between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey on Monday said.


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Festival drops rape accused editor
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.

In pictures: Arms cache at India guru ashram
Police in India find weapons, bullet-proof jackets, metal detectors and currency in the ashram of controversial guru Rampal's ashram in northern India.

India 'black magic' skulls fears
Twenty-one human skulls are found in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, leading to fears they could be related to human sacrifice or "black magic" rituals.

Ex-India minister Murli Deora dead
Senior Indian politician and former federal minister Murli Deora of the Congress party dies after a long illness, aged 77.

Indian media: Obama's visit
Papers say President Barack Obama's visit likely to improve Delhi-Washington ties.

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.

India tea workers kill boss over pay
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.

Clarke named in Australia squad
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.

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Jashodaben files RTI about security, other facilities she is entitled to
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben today filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to.Mehsana Superintendent of Police(SP) J R Mothalia said that Jashodaben wants to know what are her rights as PM's wife as far as the security aspect is concerned."Today, she came to our office and filed an RTI to know about her rights as PM's wife with regard to security cover. We will give our written reply to her in stipulated time," said Mothalia.Jashodaben lives with her brother Ashok Modi at Un

Reforms bills in trouble as Oppn planning to stall these
Key reforms legislations, like the bills on insurance, GST and labour, are in for trouble as opposition parties were today trying to join forces to create hurdles for these in Parliament, which will have its first working day tomorrow.Opposition parties like Trinamool Congress and JD-U are also seeking to corner the government on the issue of black money as they gave notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha tomorrow to discuss this issue.The opposition is likely to create hurdles in the passage of key legislations in the Upper House, including the labour reform bill, that has been

Indian nurses stranded in Libya seek help to get home
 A group of 25 Keralite nurses stranded in Benghazi in Libya have sought the help of Indian authorities for their evacuation from the strife-torn country.The Kerala Government and its Non-Resident Keralite agency Norka have brought the plight of these women to the notice of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Tripoli.Savitha, one of the nurses, said as many as 25 nurses were now staying at the Medical Centre in Benghazi to where they had been brought after different hospitals in which they were working had been shut as the city was caught in vortex of fight between

I-T seizes over Rs 135 cr cash, jewellery from Sahara group
The Income Tax department has claimed to have seized cash of over Rs 135 crore from the premises of Sahara group during its raids on its two premises in Delhi and Noida in connection with alleged tax evasion charges.Sources said the department made one of its highest seizures which also includes jewellery worth Rs one crore.The entire cash, they said, has been remitted in a public sector bank branch in Delhi.When contacted by PTI, Sahara group said, "Please note that the amount mentioned in your query is not correct. But whatever may be the figure, each and every penny is company's legiti

Congress veteran Murli Deora no more; Sonia attends funeral
Congress veteran from Maharashtra Murli Deora, a Gandhi family loyalist, who held important posts in the party and Government during his over four decade-long political career, passed away here today after prolonged illness. He was 77.Deora had been unwell and was admitted to a hospital from where he came home two days back. The end came at 3.25 am, family sources said.Murlibhai, as he was fondly called, is survived by wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora, who also served as a Union Minister.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son and party Vice-President Rahul flew down to Mu

Mamata ridicules Modi's selfie, says 'spare Bengal' from riots
Asserting the BJP  does not deserve political courtesies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday here took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfies, labelling him as a "selfie danga guru (riot master)".In a blistering attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Trinamool Congress supremo tore apart the party for fanning riots and demanded the return of black money."Ever since this government came to power, riots are happening everywhere - Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and even Delhi. We have a 'selfie danga guru'."The tricks of danga gurus will not work o

Chuck Hagel resigns as US Defence Secretary
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty coming close on the heels of Democratic Party loosing majority in the Senate and the Obama administration's struggle in dealing with the Islamic State (IS).Hagel, Obama's third defence secretary, submitted his resignation today morning after "several weeks" of discussions, officials said.He has agreed to serve till his replacement is confirmed by the Senate.The news of Hagel's stepping down was first reported by The New York Times, according to which Obama is dissatisfied with him in view of the seve

China defends damming Brahmaputra river in Tibet
Defending its plans to build a series of hydropower projects over Brahmaputra river in Tibet, China today said it has taken "full account" of concerns of downstream countries as well as the "bigger picture" of good relationship with India while constructing the dams."On the exploration and utilisation of trans-boundary rivers, China has been adopting a responsible attitude and we ensure that exploration goes hand in hand with the protection," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hu Chunying told media here, responding to questions on yesterday's commissioning of the first phase of the largest

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PM Modi's wife 'unhappy' over security cover, files RTI to seek details from government
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her.

Pack up and vacate Delhi bungalow, govt tells RJD chief Lalu Prasad
Government has rejected former railway minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in the national capital.

You will become country's President one day, predicts Smriti Irani's astrologer
Smriti Irani on Sunday visited an astrologer in Rajasthan. The visit sparked a debate on whether the Union minister should be promoting scientific thinking or superstition.

Obama ousts US defence secretary after differences
US President Barack Obama ostensibly ousted his defence secretary Chuck Hagel after a series of military and foreign policy glitches and differences, including on the unbridled rise of ISIS.

Man behind Operation Parakram sees China as big enemy
Army chiefs are decorated for the wars they lead, but when Sundarajan Padmanabhan retired he came to be known as the general who got the Army together for a war that was not waged.

I-T seizes over Rs 135cr cash, jewellery from Sahara group
The Income Tax department has claimed to have seized Rs 135 crore in cash from the premises of Sahara group during its raids in Delhi and Noida.

Ex-director of indigenous fighter jet project found dead in his Bengaluru home
A 1971 India-Pakistan war veteran, Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar, 70, was found murdered in mysterious circumstances on Monday morning, in his villa in Huskur, off Hosur Road.

Out for ice cream, 5 women harassed in Bengaluru
Five women who stopped for a midnight ice-cream break on MG Road, had to stave off five men who harassed them.

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First Telangana now Karnataka blocks TV9
Channel sources told HT that they were to run a major expose against the Siddaramaiah government at 930pm in their prime time segment The channel was taken off air just before the program was to be aired
Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visit
I realise I contribute to your TRPs and I am glad I could be of help What I do in my personal life doesnt come under responsibility of media I appreciate your efforts to keep me in the headlines Irani said
Chuck Hagel resigns as US defense secretary
US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned the first major change to President Barack Obamas cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago
Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed
Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12year dispute over Tehrans nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching
India to announce new emission standards for power plants
India will soon announce new emission standards for power plants that could reduce emissions by up to 50 and push companies to adopt cleaner technologies to generate power officials told HT
PM Modis wife Jashodaben unhappy about her security cover files RTI to seek details
Prime Minister Narendra Modis estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government
Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha scam Kunal
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary in the Saradha ponzi scheme scam and termed her a coward
Wont oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill Maya
Striking a note different from rest of the opposition BSP on Monday hinted that it may not oppose the bill to hike FDI cap in insurance sector in Rajya Sabha unnecessarily
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'If Farmers can Pay Mobile Bills, Why Not Power Bills,' Asks Maharashtra Minister
Revenue Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Khadse on Monday said if farmers have the money to pay their mobile phone bills, why did they not have the money to pay their electricity bills.
Caught on Camera: Gujarat Law-Maker Thrashes Man Reportedly For Being Drunk
A BJP law-maker in Gujarat's Saurashtra region has been caught on camera beating a youth. The youth reportedly had an argument with the security staff of Kanti Amrutya, the MLA from Morbi, on Monday m...
Now Weapons Found Tucked in Almirah Near Rampal's Dais
More arms and ammunition - this time tucked inside an almira - were found today during the ongoing search at arrested guru Rampal's ashram. The almirah stood right next to the spot where Rampal used t...
Hit-and-Run Case: Salman Khan to be Present in Court for Next Hearing on December 3
Actor Salman Khan was exempted from appearing in court on Monday in connection with a 2002 hit-and-run case for which he is facing charges of culpable homicide.
Jammu and Kashmir Polls: 84 Polling Parties, Security Personnel Airlifted to Far-Flung Booths
A total of 84 polling parties along with security personnel have been airlifted to polling stations set-up in far-flung and remote mountainous belts of Jammu and Kashmir for the first phase of Assembl...
'Here I Am, Come and Arrest Me,' Mamata Banerjee Tells BJP
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday took to the streets of Kolkata to attack the BJP, calling its leaders 'daanga gurus' (riot leaders) and threatening to...
'If he calls, I will go,' said PM's Wife?: Report
In a candid conversation with mid-day's Priti Khuman Thakur and Varun Singh, Jashodaben speaks of the years she has spent without her husband, her yearning to be with him, and her pride at being right...
Black Money Issue to be Spearhead of Opposition Attack in Parliament
The Opposition parties have decided to show a united front in Parliament tomorrow to corner the ruling NDA on the issue of repatriation of black money. The Trinamool Congress and the JD(U) have alread...
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14th edition of 'Oz Haat' mela to be held on Dec. 6
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): The 14th edition of Australian High Commission's popular 'Oz Haat' mela will be held on December 6 this year, from 11 am to 5 pm on the lawns of the Australian High Commission.

High level delegation of NHRC to visit Chandigarh
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): A high level delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), led by Chairperson Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, comprising Members, Justice Cyriac Joseph, Justice D. Murugesan, S.C. Sinha and senior officers will be visiting Chandigarh in connection with the Commission's Open Hearing and Camp Sitting being held at UT State Guest House in Chandigarh from the November 26 to 28.

PM Modi hails Nippon Foundation Chairman for showing commitment to eradicate leprosy
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his deep appreciation for Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa for showing his personal commitment to the cause of eradication of leprosy, both in India and across the world.

Public Prosecutor requests court to fastrack hit and run case involving Salman Khan
Mumbai, Nov. 24 (ANI): The Public Prosecutor in Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Monday urged Sessions court in Mumbai to wrap up the 12-year-old case at the earliest.

Defence expert doubts US think-tank findings on Pakistan nuclear cache
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Defence Expert Praful Bakshi on Monday said that the findings in US think-tank report on Pakistan's growing nuclear weaponry were exaggerated .

Amit Shah urges people to give majority to BJP in Jharkhand
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Nov. 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah, on Monday urged people to give absolute majority to the party in poll-bound Jharkhand.

IPL spot fixing case: It's time for SC to convert observations into directions, says sports activist
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): With the Supreme Court lashing out at suspended Board Of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan for conflict of interest and questioning whether he could own a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), sports activist Rahul Mehra on Monday said its time that the apex court should now convert its observations into directions.

President Mukherjee to visit Karnataka, Maharashtra
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Karnataka and Maharashtra on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

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Adopt zero tolerance approach to terror: Modi to SAARC
Adopt zero tolerance approach to terror: Modi to SAARC New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to seek the cooperation of India’s neighbours to check extremist violence and to adopt an approach of zero tolerance towards terrorism at the two-day SAARC Summit beginning Wednesday in Kathmandu.The Prime Minister is expected to articulate strongly the issue of terrorism which affected most of the South Asian countries and stress the need of tackling the menace jointly, official sources said today.Modi will highlight before the heads of SAARC nations that India, being one of the worst victims of terrorism, has been taking an approach of zero tolerance towards the problem and all countri

‘No blank cheque’ for support to govt on GST, Insurance Bills: Congress
‘No blank cheque’ for support to govt on GST, Insurance Bills: Congress New Delhi:  Keeping the government on tenterhooks on key reform measures like the Insurance Bill and GST, Congress today said there is “no blank cheque” on its support on these in Parliament as the “devil lies in the details”.Although he described the proposed Goods and Services Tax as “entirely a Congress baby” which it has in principle “no reason to jettison”, party spokesperson Abhisek Singhvi said its support was “subject to nitty gritty” as it is not aware whether the Bill is being brought in the same form as under the previous UPA government.As to the Bill proposing to rai

Doval named as Special Representative for talks with China
Doval named as Special Representative for talks with China New Delhi: Six months after coming to power, the NDA government today named National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval as its Special Representative on boundary talks with China, paving the way for the dialogue to resume at this level.Doval “has been appointed as the Special Representative of India to conduct boundary negotiations and strategic consultations with China,” a PMO statement said.  “This arrangement will be part of NSA’s overall assignment,” it added.NSA, with the rank of Minister of State, has generally been the Special Representative on boundary talks with China.  However, Doval ha

PM Modi reaches out to Opposition, hopeful of fruitful Winter Session
PM Modi reaches out to Opposition, hopeful of fruitful Winter Session New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that the opposition will cooperate in Parliament to make it a “fruitful and result-oriented” winter session, despite several parties making it clear they will resist reform measures.“People of the country have given us responsibility to run the government, but they have also given the responsibility to all those sitting in Parliament to run the country,” Modi told reporters outside Parliament House on the first day of the Winter session.Praising the “positive role” played by the opposition in running the budget session, Modi sought the “same&rd

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank
Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank Washington:   Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.“Though many states are downsizing their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing nuclear programme in the world. By 2020, it could have a stockpile of fissile material that, if weaponised, could produce as many as 200 nuclear devices,” Council on Foreign Relations has said.The report ‘Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age’, authored by George Mason Universit

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SC slams Srinivasan for conflict of interest in IPL, says it is serious issue
The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India over the spot-fixing scandal in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League and also questioned the return of Narayanswami Srinivasan as its president.

Should prostitution be legalised?
'When workers in other industries enjoy protection, why should sex workers not receive similar protection?'

Quiz Time: Who plays Amol Palekar's love interest in Chitchor?
In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday!

Indian consulate in NY hailed as model of 'Swachh Consulate'
In keeping with the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the Indian Consulate undertook a massive cleanliness drive at its premises and is being hailed as a model of 'Swachh Consulate,' setting an example for other Indian missions and posts abroad to take up similar efforts.

Where India worships
In the latest edition of #India-Photos we bring you pictures of temples from across the country.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Aamir is a real star
A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities.

Datawind to launch Rs 2,000 smartphone with free Internet soon
Low-cost mobile devices maker Datawind is all set to launch its Rs 2,000 smartphone with free Internet offer.

Tendulkar refuses comment on Mudgal Committee report
Sachin Tendulkar refused to comment on the findings of Justice Mudgal Committee report which probed into the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League in 2013, saying that it would be improper for him to say anything on the issue as Supreme Court is hearing the case.

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Police Question Indian Guru and Find Arsenal in His Compound
The police said homemade bombs and firearms were found inside his vast compound, which included a hall the xxxx of two football fields where he would deliver sermons.

Nov. 20, 2014 — Pictures of the Day
Photos from Ukraine, India, Lithuanian and China.

From India, Chemicals for Cleaning Up
An interview with Pramod Chaudhari, the founder of Praj Industries, which speciales in bioethanol, waste-water and biochemical technologies.

Fugitive Guru Arrested After Standoff With Police
Spiritual leader, Baba Rampal Maharaj, had been barricaded in his compound with thousands of supporters in a weeklong standoff that had left six people dead.

India Isolates Ebola Survivor at an Airport
The man was successfully treated in Liberia, and blood tests after he flew home were negative, but signs of the virus were found lingering in his semen.

A Master of Memory in India Credits Meditation for His Brainy Feats
A guru’s protégé memorizes objects by the hundreds before admiring crowds.

Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change
The country has a voracious and growing demand for energy, and officials see coal as the best way forward. However, experts predict dire consequences.

Millions Forced to Live as Slaves, a Human Rights Group Reports
Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, according to a human rights group, with India having the largest number over all and Mauritania the highest percentage of its population.

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Gold futures up at Rs 26,870 on short-covering
Gold rose 0.37 per cent to Rs 26,870 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as participants covered-up their short positions even as the metal dropped from three-week high in global markets.<...

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Apple launches massive two-week (RED) campaign
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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is glowing (RED) for the holidays. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant launches an unprecedented two-week campaign Monday that involves its app store, retail locations and online store, yet another example of CEO Tim Cook's ...
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Trinamool retaliates to Jaitley's charges, calls NSA RSS sympathiser

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a workers meeting in Kolkata on Nov 22, 2014. (Photo: IANS)With Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action against her party leaders involved in ponzi schemes, the Trinamool Congress Sunday hit back seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections.



Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

Jalalabad: Afghan security forces inspect the site of blast in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east Afghanistan, on Nov. 22, 2014. A bomb blast rocked Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province, 125 km east of Kabul on Saturday, leaving one person died and two others wounded, police said. (Xinhua/Tahir Safi/IANS)A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan and detonated his explosives vest on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Paktia provincial spokesman Mukhles Afghan said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Paktia province, where hundreds had gathered to watch a tournament final. He said most of the casualties were civilians. (Reporting by Kay Johnson; Editing by Alison Williams)



Can make J&K the best tourist destination in the world: Modi

Modi reacts as he speaks to members of the Australian-Indian community during a reception at the Allphones Arena located at Sydney Olympic Park in western SydneyPrime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday exhorted people in this Jammu and Kashmir town to unshackle themselves from the yoke of dynastic rule and promised to make the state the "ultimate tourist destination in the world".



Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif walks to the podium for his address to the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New YorkPakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said.



Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations

U.S. President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk together at the National Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall in WashingtonUS President Barack Obama will attend India's Republic Day celebrations in January as chief guest, a sign of steadily expanding ties between two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia.



Guns, bombs & pregnancy strip found in Rampal's ashram

Controversial religious leader Sant Rampal stands by the door of a police van as he is brought to a court, surrounded by police personnel in Chandigarh, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Indian police arrested the 63-year-old self-styled Hindu guru at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and hundreds were injured. He is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case, but has repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)Security agencies suspect Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Nepal Maoists trained Rampal’s private army as the godman had good relations with them.



Saradha scam: Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose arrested

Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose arrives to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam in Kolkata, on Sept 29, 2014. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)Srinjoy Bose along with Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee and Congress leader Somen Mitra appeared before the CBI in connection with the scam.



Dawood, Taliban are paying for Mulayam’s birthday: Azam

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan addresses press in Lucknow on Nov 14, 2014. (Photo: IANS)A sarcastic Azam Khan took a jibe at the BJP which had questioned the funding of the Samajwadi Party chief’s birthday celebrations.



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PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' over security cover, files RTI to seek ... - Times of India

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PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' over security cover, files RTI to seek ...
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MEHSANA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to. In her application, Jashodaben ...
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City loses its biz-friendly Congress leader - Hindustan Times

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City loses its biz-friendly Congress leader
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The death of Murli Deora, a Gandhi family loyalist and known for his contacts with the India Inc, marks the end of an era in the Congress. The party, which is currently struggling to keep its hold in national politics and has been reduced to just 44 MPs, is finding ...
Everybody's pal, MurliMumbai Mirror
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Insurance bill may stay in cold storage this winter session - Hindustan Times

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Insurance bill may stay in cold storage this winter session
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The passage of the long-awaited insurance bill may be delayed in the winter session of parliament because a parliamentary committee reviewing the legislation has asked for an extension until December 12 to finalise its report after the Opposition and ally ...
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'Why are you trying to taint TMC for the reason of one or two outsiders'- Mamata ...
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Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday threatened to take her fight against BJP to Delhi, saying she would politically retaliate against her party's name being dragged into the Saradha scam. She also attacked the BJP on the issue of ...
Trinamool takes out protest rally against centreBusiness Standard
'Here I Am, Come and Arrest Me,' Mamata Banerjee Tells BJPNDTV
Saradha chit fund scam: Govt returns fire, says Mamata 'helping accused'Zee News
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Still no final word over Modi meeting Sharif in Kathmandu - Hindustan Times

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Still no final word over Modi meeting Sharif in Kathmandu
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The 18th Saarc summit will get underway in Kathmandu on Wednesday but the air is still unclear about a possible meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the meet. External affairs ...
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Astrologer visit: Don't breach decoru... - Economic Times

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Astrologer visit: Don't breach decoru...
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: HRD Minister Smriti Irani today slammed the media over the reports of her visit to an astrologer in Rajasthan, saying they should not "breach the decorum" as the matter concerns her private life. "Whatever happens in my private life... it would be ...
Must strengthen cooperation with Unesco: Smriti IraniTimes of India
Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visitHindustan Times
DG, UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova meets the Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti IraniIndia Education Diary
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Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice - IBNLive

IBNLive

Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice
IBNLive
New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII ...
Please Vacate Government Home, Lalu Yadav is ToldNDTV
Govt rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction noticePress Trust of India

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BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in Kolkata - Zee News

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BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in Kolkata
Zee News
Kolkata: The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30. "We are confident that Amit Shah's meeting will take place in the city. We will also wait for the High Court ...
Amit Shah urges people to give majority to BJP in JharkhandDaily News & Analysis
BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in cityPress Trust of India

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NIMS Bibinagar set to roll out outpatient facilities soon
After much delay, the Bibinagar facility of the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) is ready to begin outpatient services from its premises.Arrangements to roll out OP facilities a...
Two 10-year-old girls get adventurous
The urge to travel in a train has made two young girls adventurous enough to board a train without even informing their parents. Two 10-year-old girls from Nalgonda who have never travelled in a t...
Man kills friend for ‘stealing’ Rs. 20 from him
In an appalling incident, a 30-year-old was killed by his friend at Mangal Tanda village under Kodad rural police station limits here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Dharwath...
Gandhi statue: Lord Desai clarifies his stand
Lord Meghnad Desai, Chair of the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust, has denied reports that he will be undertaking a fast to pressure the British government to contribute to the construction of a statu...
Probe ordered as six newborns die in Ludhiana hospital
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday ordered a special inquiry into the deaths of six newborns at Ludhiana’s Civil Hospital in the last two days at the maternity ward inaugurated rec...
Rajasthan tribal boy commits suicide; teacher held
A teacher, Mukut Sen, of a government secondary school at Banthuni village in Baran district of Rajasthan has been arrested after a 16-year-old tribal boy was found hanging in his home on Saturday...
Rajasthan to adopt self-attestation system
Rajasthan government will introduce a system of self-attestation of documents from January 1 next year.In an official circular issued here on Monday, the government said the system of self...
Rhino calf injured in tiger attack
A male rhino calf of Kaziranga National Park injured in tiger attack was rescued and treated on Monday at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), which is run by the Interna...
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Nepal gives Indian firm green light for $1 bn hydroelectric plant
Nepal has given an Indian company permission to build a 900 megawatt hydropower plant, government officials said on Monday, as the Himalayan state looks to ease chronic energy shortages by opening up its rivers to its larger neigh
Family ration cards valid till December 2015
Government on Monday said family ration cards presently in use will be valid till December 2015.
Parliament session: AAP to raise black money, language row
Aam Aadmi Party will raise issues including black money and the ongoing language row in the winter Session of Parliament which started on Monday, the party said today.
Separate training for teachers to educate differentially-abled kids: Irani
A separate academy would be set up to train teachers to impart education to differentially-abled children and address their challenges, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said.
Anganwadi union seeks government employees status for workers
Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliate Akhila Bharatiya Anganwadi Karmachari Mahasangh (ABAKM) on Monday demanded declaration of anganwadi workers and helpers as government employees, provision of social security for them and the
National daily withdraws invite to Tarun Tejpal to Litfest
A national daily has rescinded an invitation to former editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping a colleague, to its literature festival following opposition from the twitterati.
Navy gets 6th maritime patrol plane, likely to order four more
The Indian Navy is likely to order four more P-81 long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft from American firm Boeing which delivered the sixth plane on Monday as part of an eight-aircraft contract worth over
SAARC to have "meaningful engagements" with 9 observer states
Amid China's push to elevate its role in SAARC from an observer to that of an active member, the eight countries regional cooperation body on Monday decided to have "meaningful engagements" with all nine observer states.
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First Telangana now Karnataka blocks TV9
Channel sources told HT that they were to run a major expose against the Siddaramaiah government at 930pm in their prime time segment The channel was taken off air just before the program was to be aired
Smriti Irani dismisses reports of astrologer visit
I realise I contribute to your TRPs and I am glad I could be of help What I do in my personal life doesnt come under responsibility of media I appreciate your efforts to keep me in the headlines Irani said
Chuck Hagel resigns as US defense secretary
US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned the first major change to President Barack Obamas cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago
Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline missed
Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12year dispute over Tehrans nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching
India to announce new emission standards for power plants
India will soon announce new emission standards for power plants that could reduce emissions by up to 50 and push companies to adopt cleaner technologies to generate power officials told HT
PM Modis wife Jashodaben unhappy about her security cover files RTI to seek details
Prime Minister Narendra Modis estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government
Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha scam Kunal
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary in the Saradha ponzi scheme scam and termed her a coward
Wont oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill Maya
Striking a note different from rest of the opposition BSP on Monday hinted that it may not oppose the bill to hike FDI cap in insurance sector in Rajya Sabha unnecessarily

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