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Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days
Earlier this week, a Manipur court had decriminalised Irom's 14-year-long fast calling it a valid political protest and ordered her release.


J&K: Army finds 50 metre long tunnel along LoC in Akhnoor sector
The tunnel was found at Munawar Tawi in Akhnoor. The police said there was no clarity over where the tunnel originated from.


'Mardaani' review: Reasonably short and minus songs, the film is consistently watchable
Mardaani is not a perfect film, but it's better than many of the blockbusters Bollywood churns out regularly.


'The Expendables 3' review: With big names, the film is one noisy bore
The lazy plot limps into motion after Stallone's Barney Ross and the old gang breaks Doc out of an armored train in the film's opening set piece.


'Katiyabaaz' review: The film is a slice of life that will resonate with you
Riveting as it is, there is a tinge of sadness attached to the film. You don't want to miss it; it's a slice of life that will resonate with you.


Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 ...
Arun Jaitley had sparked a row as he called the December 16 gangrape a 'small incident of rape'.


UR Ananthamurthy: Eternally vigilant writer, thinker and teacher
Ananthamurthy wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many.


Bangalore: 13-year-old boy thrashed, made to walk on his knees at a government shelter home
The boy was allegedly taken to the shelter home mistakenly, thinking that he might be an orphan.


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Activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is re-arrested two days after she was freed on a court order.
India's Kerala to ban alcohol sales
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
India blocks Gandhi murder film
India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.
Indian media: Questions over Modi's leadership
Media in India say PM Narendra Modi's 'credibility is undermined' as opposition chief ministers are booed in his presence.
Gap goes to India for new customers
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year.
Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.
India court stays sisters' execution
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.
I want to play for India - Chopra
Striker Michael Chopra says he wants to renounce his British citizenship after being drafted into the Indian Super League.
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Ananthamurthy is no more
Iconic Kannada writer, academician and thinker U R Ananthamurthy passed away at a private hospital in the City on Friday evening.The 82-year-old Jnanpith awardee died of multiple organ failure at 6:33 pm. Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, director of Manipal Hospital, said that Ananthamurthy was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago.“His kidneys had failed. He had been on dialysis for many years. In the last two days, when his condition worsened, he was shifted to the ICU. He had lung infection and blood streaming into the lungs. A team of 10 doctors was attending to him. However, after a long battl

Activists 'celebrate' demise
 In a bizzare turn of events, members of a few Hindu organisations celebrated the death of Jnanapith awardee  U R Ananthamurthy,  by bursting crackers at Mallikatte in Mangalore. The city had witnessed protests when Ananthamurthy had said that he won’t live in India if Modi became the prime minister. Bajrang Dal district Suraksha Pramukh Puneeth Kottari had filed a complaint with the police against Ananthamurthy for his remarks against idol worship stating that it had hurt the sentiments of the Hindus. “A group of seven to eight men distributed swee

'URA used a passage from Deccan Herald to teach students'
Ananthamurthy had used a prose passage which appeared in Deccan Herald, while teaching practical criticism to students pursuing postgraduation in English at the University of Mysore way back in 1976-78.Recalling it, noted critic T P Ashok, who was a student of Ananthamurthy at Mysore University, said, “We were given a prose passage during the class. We were not given any information about the content such as source, writer, etc. Later, we were asked to express our views and analyse it. At the end of the day, we were told that the passage was taken from Deccan Herald. In this way, An

Ananthamurthy had a special affinity for Gulbarga
Was fascinated by Sannati, the Buddhist pilgrim centre on the banks of Bhima.Eminent Kannada author U R Ananthamurthy had a special affinity for Gulbarga, not because he was the first chancellor of the Central University of Karnataka (CUK) located here but because the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of the region fascinated him. The Jnanpith award-wining author was particularly fascinated by the discovery of Sannati, the famous pilgrim centre on the banks of river Bhima, as the earliest Buddhist centre. Another factor which mesmerised him was fact that the first-ever Kannada litera

He learnt, taught English at Mysore University
U R Ananthamurthy was a proud product of Mysore University that later came to be known as the University of Mysore.He came to Mysore for his higher education and got his MA in English literature in 1957, before starting his career as a lecturer in 1970. Prior to that, he taught for sometime at the Regional Institute of Education here. Despite selling his house in Mysore, Ananthamurthy’s love for the city didn’t diminish.He lived at the seventh main, Saraswatipuram, and later built a house on New Kantharaja Urs Road. However, he sold the house to buy one in Bangalore.An

Why no Oppn leader so far, SC asks Centre
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the absence of a Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, and said it would interpret the legal provisions if the government failed to clarify the issue in view of the importance of the LoP’s role in Lokpal and other statutory bodies.A three-judge bench, presided over by Chief Justice R M Lodha, gave the Centre time till September 9 to clarify its position on the issue, or the court would interpret the rules to sync them with the current situation, wherein no party has been granted the post of LoP.The court also pointed out that appo

'Govt's sack orders to guvs against Constitution'
Arguing that the government’s move to sack Governors is putting the Constitution under “serious jeopardy”, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi declared that the Union Home Secretary has “no business” to call a Governor and issue his government’s diktat.In his petition filed in Supreme Court on Thursday questioning the Home Secretary’s phone calls asking him to quit, Qureshi said only the President’s Secretariat could call him to convey any communication regarding withdrawal of the latter’s pleasure to continue him in the post.His arguments ca

Panel set up to examine gas pricing formula
The government on Friday formed a four-member panel of secretaries to “comprehensively” discuss the pricing formula for domestically produced natural gas that was approved by the former UPA regime.The UPA had approved near doubling of gas prices from the current $4.2 per unit.The committee includes Power Secretary P K Sinha, Fertiliser Secretary J K Mohapatra, Expenditure Secretary Ratan P Watal and Additional Secretary in the petroleum ministry Rajive Kumar.The panel will re-examine the matter “comprehensively” and discuss the issues with all stakeholders, the official

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Eight-member thinktank likely to replace Planning Commission
The entity which will replace Plan panel is likely to have eight members and include economists, representatives from the social sector, govt, industry and academics.

After Uttarakhand governor moves SC, Centre says it never asked him to quit
Union home minister Rajnath Singh denied claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit his post.

RSS-linked body forces BJP to bar its 3 MPs from Monsanto junket
Amid pressure from the RSS-linked organization Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) that has been opposed to field trials of GM crops in India, the BJP on Friday asked its three party MPs not to visit US on the Monsanto-sponsored 'farm progress show'.

DDA to launch mega housing scheme from September 1
It’s the DDA’s biggest sale so far and involves 25,034 flats, out of which 22,627 are one-bedroom units and around 1,800 two and three-BHK apartments.

Iron Sharmila held again three days after release
Three days after being released following a sessions court order, civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu was on Friday rearrested from a makeshift camp in Imphal where she had been continuing her fast.

UGC: Give 3-yr degree for non-tech courses
University Grants Commission’s letter to all educational institutions asking them to ensure that they confer only approved degrees and ordering non-technical undergraduate courses to be of three years is going to impact a few courses in Shiv Nadar University and Symbiosis.

Modi’s poll selfie: Court accepts closure report
The magisterial court on Friday accepted the closure report filed by the city crime branch in the selfie case of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

10 charged in Modi's Patna rally blasts case
The NIA filed a chargesheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, in a court here in the case relating to the serial blasts at the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last year.

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Teenage boy abused assaulted in govtrun home
A 13yearold boy was abused and assaulted in a governmentrun home in Bangalore for allegedly refusing to clean toilets and police have launched a manhunt for three persons including the head of the home in connection with the incid
Highstakes Maharashtra polls could break expense records
According to political leaders and experts more than Rs 2000 crore could be spent in the contest for 288 seats This raises the question Where is all the money coming from The answer is not clear
Highlevel panel seeks overhaul of family laws
Supporting uniformity in the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls 18 years the panel set up by the UPA government recommended the passing of a central enactment for registration of marriages that is applicable to all religi
Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls
With assembly polls likely in a couple of months the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to privatesector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in
Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP
Mulayam Singh Yadav the canny king of twists and turns is now trying to swim to the surface without making any waves of course after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls
Drunk passenger tied up midair for creating ruckus
A drunk Indian passenger who was tied up on board an Air India flight from Melbourne to Delhi after he created a midair ruckus was arrested by police after the plane landed
Govt puts on hold new CICs appointment in absence of LoP
The government put on hold the appointment of new chief of CIC on Fridaynbsp due to the absence of the Leader of the Opposition LoP in the selection committee leaving the transparency watchdog headless for the first time since its
Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadistled militants
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Government Committed to Increase Mullaperiyar Dam Level to 152 Feet: J Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday reiterated her government's resolve to increase storage level in the Mullaperiyar dam to its full capacity of 152 feet after completing the remaining...
Delhi: Live-In Partner Allegedly Rapes Woman From Northeast, Arrested
A woman from Northeast has allegedly been raped by her live-in partner, belonging to same region, on the pretext of marrying her in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, police said on Friday.
Vadodara: Train Stopped After Driver Spots Rod on Track
The driver of Mumbai-bound Saurashtra Mail averted a possible mishap near Vadodara station by applying brakes after spotting a large iron rod on the track on Thursday.
India's First Ethanol-Run Bus Rolls out in Nagpur
India's first pilot project to test ethanol-run environment-friendly public buses was launched in Nagpur by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday.
PM Modi's Olive Branch to Chief Minister Hooda: An Invitation to Tea
The Congress is making a big issue of Hooda's heckling in the poll-bound state. Mr Hooda has linked the matter to local pride. That rings a bell for the Jats, for whom community pride is extremely imp...
Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau Seeks State Government's Permission to Conduct Enquiry Against Ajit Pawar
The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau has sought state government's permission to conduct an open enquiry against Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP Chief Sunil Tatkare following a compla...
Mamata Banerjee Back from Singapore, Terms Visit 'Turning Point' for West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tonight returned to the city after a five-day visit to Singapore on an invitation from the government of that country.
Central Vigilance Commission Rejected Chaturvedi's Name Twice: Harsh Vardhan
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday termed the controversy surrounding the removal of AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) Sanjeev Chaturvedi as a "fine farce", and defended the government decision...
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Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Friday.

Amit Shah appeals for development in AP, Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today addressed a rally in Hyderabad, appealing to BJP workers to take Andhra Pradesh and Telangana forward towards growth and development together as brothers. Appreciating the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government;

'A Passionate Eye' exhibition at National Museum extended till September 10
New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): For the first time ever, the National Museum has organized an exhibition showcasing a private collection of works, which C L Bharany and his late father collected from across India. The exhibition, titled 'A Passionate Eye', was originally conceived as a 34-day show slated to conclude on August 14, but has been extended till September 10 in the wake of warm public reception. The exhibition will be open on all days (10 am to 5 pm) except on Mondays and national holidays. The exhibition, spread across 6,000 sq ft carpeted space, brings out select items from a donation of close to a thousand objects, which Bharany made to the museum in 1976 in memory of his father.

Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy passes away
Bangalore, Aug.22 (ANI): Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy has passed away here today.

Bihar Minister's son allegedly attempts suicide in Gwalior
Gwalior, Aug 22 (ANI): A Bihar minister's son, studying in ninth standard of Gwalior's Scindia School today allegedly attempted suicide inside the school premises. The boy has been admitted to Apollo Hospital However, denying an attempt to commit suicide, the boy's uncle Brijesh Singh said, "We don't think this was a suicide attempt He has been studying in this school since three years.

Indian jihadist in Iraq not a threat: C Uday Bhaskar
New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): Retired Commodore and security and strategic analyst C Uday Bhaskar, in light of the call to arms of the first Indian jihadist group aboard, said that it was not a big threat to national security. In an exclusive interview with ANI, Bhaskar said, "This is not the first time a call to arms by a jihadist group has happened, though the groups have been national. They affect only a very small group of the vast Muslim population of India. As an analyst, I don't think it is a big threat to India." Bhaskar also warned of not paying too much importance to such calls.

Situation under control, assures Chief Marshal Arup Raha on ceasefire violations
Bangalore, Aug 22 (ANI): Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Friday that their battalion is always prepared for incidents of ceasefire violations, adding that their response has always been appropriate as the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF) both are on patrol. Our response has been appropriate, the army and the BSF are there, air force is not directly involved but things are not that bad as you think," said Raha. Responding to the new government's inclination towards the army in terms of provision of latest equipments, Raha added, "There is lot of thrust being given towards indigenous production of military hardware and this government is also very serious about pushing it further to take it to higher level and obviously the armed forces are looking forward to indigenous products." He also said, "They don't want to buy weapons and hardware from outside, we should be self reliant and there is going to be lot of activities in this direction and lots of policy changes." Amid the ongoing incidents of ceasefire violations, the residents of the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed yet another night of heavy shelling and firing on Thursday and took to hiding in bunkers as yet another ceasefire violation took place in the area.

Police misplace case diaries in Salman Khan hit-and-run case
Mumbai, Aug.22 (ANI): Actor Salman Khan's trial in his hit-and-run case has been delayed yet again, after the police informed the Sessions Court that the case diaries have gone missing. The police have been directed by the Sessions Court to find the missing documents by September 12. The police informed the court that true copies of all the documents were available, but defence lawyer Srikant Shivade contended that the law stipulated that the original papers were required to be produced in court for the trial to proceed. On July 25, the court had asked the Bandra police to produce the case diaries and all the missing documents.

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SC pulls up centre on LoP issue, asks to clear stand
SC pulls up centre on LoP issue, asks to clear stand New Delhi: The Supreme Court today questioned Centre on status of Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament saying this post is important for appointment of Lokpal.

Pak violates ceasefire again, fires mortars at midnight
Pak violates ceasefire again, fires mortars at midnight Jammu: The Pakistan Rangers Friday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, police said.

Modi's new slogan- Science is universal, Technology must be local
Modi's new slogan- Science is universal, Technology must be local New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon IITs to contribute towards fulfilling the vision of "Housing for All" through technology which would enable rapid construction of economical, eco-friendly and structurally sound houses.

JMM seeks public apology from PM on Soren Hooting
JMM seeks public apology from PM on Soren Hooting Ranchi: While Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren termed the hooting he faced by a section of crowd at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function here Thursday as "rape of democracy", his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) demanded a public apology from Modi.

Congress alleges BJP, RSS conspiracy in CMs hooting
Congress alleges BJP, RSS conspiracy in CMs hooting New Delhi: Strongly condemning the heckling of opposition chief ministers at events featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Thursday alleged that an "orchestrated" and "well-planned conspiracy by BJP and RSS" is on which is "hurting" the spirit of federalism.

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'Wait and watch for a year': Advice given to Modi on Andhra-Telangana
Governor E S L Narasimhan asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to adopt a cautious approach when trying to deal with the issues that are currently plaguing the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

'Small rape incident' remark lands Jaitley in soup
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday at the centre of a row over his "small rape incident" remark with attack being mounted on him from various quarters even as he said he had not referred to any particular case and that he had no intention of trivialising any crime.

'Team India went to England without doing their homework'
'When you are doing well you need to keep addressing the weaknesses.'

Now, cash on delivery for rail tickets
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has tied up with a private player for 'e-dakiya' cash on delivery services on a separate portal, bookmytrain.com.

#People-at-LFW: 'They're called ear blinders'
We bring you interesting snapshots from the sidelines of one of the biggest fashion events in India!

PHOTOS: Flood fury affects lakhs in Assam, UP and Bihar
Union minister for Development of North Eastern Region Vijay Kumar Singh on Friday said floods in Assam is "nothing new". "Flood condition is nothing new to Assam. I have been dealing with floods in Assam since 1970 onwards," Singh said at a press conference in Guwahati.

Stephen Fleming: 'A Dhoni under pressure is still your best option'
Former New Zealand captain and Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming offers his take on India's Test debacle in England and suggests remedial measures. Harish Kotian reports.

Border ke paar: Sexy, flirty, elegant designs from Pakistan!
Four Pakistani designers showcased their collections at Lakme Fashion Week.

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SC questions government on lack of opposition leader

The SC agreed to interpret Leader of Opposition (LoP) provision for the purpose of appointment of Lokpal in which LoP is a selection committee member and asked the Centre to make its stand clear within two weeks


Veteran Kannada writer Anantha Murthy passes away

Anantha Murthy had multiple problems including kidney disease for which he had been on dialysis for the last few years


Floods in Assam is ‘nothing new’, says V K Singh

He said DoNER’s role is to carry forward development work in the field of infrastructure, education, health sector, employment and skills among others


Sushma heads to Vietnam

The minister's visit would also pave the way for a high-level visit to Vietnam next month, said external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin


Cong claims SC's observations have vindicated its stand on LoP

Congress, as the second largest party in the Lok Sabha with 44 seats, has been making a strong bid for the LoP post but the ruling BJP has opposed it, saying it does not have the requisite 10 per cent seats which meant it needed 55 to stake claim


Jaitley stirs up controversy over 'small incident of rape'

Jaitley said he has always been outspoken on issues relating to crimes, particularly those against women


Indians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy: Poll

The poll of 12,430 people conducted across India found that support for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party had increased since it won the biggest election mandate in three decades


Family, activists condemn Sharmila's re-arrest

Sharmila's brother Irom Singhajit too condemned the police action and claimed that his sister had sustained a hand injury while she was being forcibly taken away


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BullionIndia eyes higher online sales
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Satyug Gold to expand network
Satyug Gold Pvt Ltd, a firm promoted by actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra, is planning to open new 22 branches in different parts of the country, according to its Chief Executive Of...
Gold slips on sluggish demand
Gold continued its downtrend in the domestic bullion market here today due to reduced offtake from jewellery stockists and retailers induced by a sharp fall in overseas trade.Silver, on the...
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Why there is no LoP: SC questions Modi govt

A television journalist sets his camera inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New DelhiThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the NDA Government at the Centre to explain why there is no Leader of Opposition in Parliament, and gave the former a month's time to come up with an answer on how it proposes to select Lokpal members, if such a post remains vacant or does not exist. The committee to select the nine members of the Lokpal is meant to include the Leader of the Opposition along with the Prime Minister and others. The apex court pointed out that the make-up of the committee is part of the law passed by Parliament that brings the Lokpal into existence. The Congress had claimed that as the single largest opposition party, its floor leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, should be recognized as Leader of the Opposition.



Delhi gangrape a small incident, says Jaitley

NDA took initiative to re-capitalise public sector banks: JaitleyThe Finance Minister described the 2012 gangrape of a paramedic student in Delhi as 'a small incident that cost India billions of dollars in tourism'.



Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested

Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila speaks to the media outside a prison hospital in ImphalHuman rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention. "Sharmila has been re-arrested. It is clear that she is attempting suicide and we cannot allow her to do so," said M.C. Singh, a police official in Imphal, capital of Manipur. Sharmila, 42, went on hunger strike in 2000 in protest against a law originating in the British colonial era that gives security forces wide powers to search, enter property and shoot on sight. ...



India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Indian Sikh protesters shout slogans and burn tires during a protest against Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi for his recent remark on the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in Jammu, India. India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rahul's grandmother, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. India's film certification board said the film glorified the two Sikh bodyguards who killed Gandhi to avenge her suppression of an insurgency that culminated in an army assault on the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.



Government should reconsider stand on LoP: Congress

Politicos react on US State Secretary John Kerry's visit to IndiaThe Congress Friday said the government should reconsider its position on having a leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, as the Supreme Court questioned the Narendra Modi government on the issue. "The presence of a leader of opposition is an essential part of democracy... The Supreme Court has taken an important step, government should reconsider its stand and ask the Lok Sabha speaker to relook into it," Congress leader Manish Tewari said.



Congress attacks Jaitley over 'small rape incident' remark

NDA took initiative to re-capitalise public sector banks: JaitleyThe Congress Friday hit out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remark terming the Delhi rape a "small incident", and called it "horrendous". "An idiotic and horrendous statement, he must apologise to women of nation," Congress leader Shobha Oza said.



Indians keep faith with Modi, best hope for economy - poll

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks down the gangplank of the newly commissioned warship, INS Kolkata, after its commissioning ceremony at a naval base in MumbaiMore than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track. The 'Mood of the Nation Poll' by India Today-Hansa Research stands out in contrast with the disappointment that top political economists, including those who advised the Modi campaign, have voiced over his failure to announce big bang reforms. The poll of 12,430 people conducted across India found that support for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party had increased since it won the biggest election mandate in three decades. The vote share of the BJP and its allies would jump to 40 percent from 31 percent if a fresh election were held now, the survey showed, in a break from tradition in India's volatile politics where discontent with incumbent governments quickly sets in, especially when expectations are high.



Unruly Air India passenger tied to seat from Melbourne to India

AirIndiaflightsAPAn unruly flyer on board an Air India flight was tied down using ropes and wires after he had too many drinks and was uncontrollable.



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NIA files chargesheet against 10 people in Narendra Modi's Patna rally blasts case - Economic Times

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NIA files chargesheet against 10 people in Narendra Modi's Patna rally blasts case
Economic Times
PATNA: The NIA today filed a charge sheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, in a court here in the case relating to the serial blasts at the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last ...
Modi`s Patna rally blasts case: NIA files chargesheet against 10 peopleZee News
Narendra Modi's Patna Rally Blasts Case: NIA Files Chargesheet Against 10 ...NDTV
Charge sheet filed in Modi's Patna rally blasts casePress Trust of India
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LoP is in Speaker's domain, says senior leader - The Hindu

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LoP is in Speaker's domain, says senior leader
The Hindu
Hours after the Supreme Court asked the Centre why the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha was lying vacant, a senior government functionary said the question was solely in the domain of the Speaker. “The government had no role to play.
Respect dissent, SC tells govt, asks why no LOP post for CongTimes of India
Supreme Court agrees to interpret LoP provision for LokpalEconomic Times
Don't undermine role of Oppn leader, SC tells govtChandigarh Tribune
Hindustan Times -Pune Mirror -Financial Express
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Government Committed to Increase Mullaperiyar Dam Level to 152 Feet: J ... - NDTV

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Government Committed to Increase Mullaperiyar Dam Level to 152 Feet: J ...
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Madurai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday reiterated her government's resolve to increase storage level in the Mullaperiyar dam to its full capacity of 152 feet after completing the remaining strengthening work, as per the Supreme Court ...
CM vows to raise Periyar dam level to 152 feetThe Hindu
Mullaperiyar storage level will be raised to 152 feet: JayalalithaaBig News Network.com
Jayalalithaa to be honoured for legal victory on Mullaperiyar dam issueTimes of India

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US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman - Economic Times

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US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman
Economic Times
BHUBANESWAR: India today said US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue. "US is not entirely opposing India's stand, but it is interested to make others understand India's point ...
Contradictory winds?: Subramanian, who opposed India's WTO stance, to be ...C O U N T E R V I E W
FDI in E-Commerce: No Difference in Rules for Offline and Online Retailers ...iamWire

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Congress slams govt. policy on Pakistan - The Hindu

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Congress slams govt. policy on Pakistan
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The forrmer External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid slammed the Narendra Modi government for its “short-sighted” approach in dealing with Pakistan, calling off talks because they were “completely unprepared” and treating Kashmir as though it was a “law ...
Kashmir: Fragility on all frontsGreaterKashmir.com
We must not forget that India had suspended peace talks with Pakistan in the ...Indian Express
No more talks with separatists here, Delhi tells PakistanBusiness Standard
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Delhi: Live-In Partner Allegedly Rapes Woman From Northeast, Arrested - NDTV

Delhi: Live-In Partner Allegedly Rapes Woman From Northeast, Arrested
NDTV
New Delhi: A woman from Northeast has allegedly been raped by her live-in partner, belonging to same region, on the pretext of marrying her in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, police said on Friday. The accused has been arrested after the victim ...
Woman raped by 'live-in' partner in Vasant KunjHindustan Times
Live-in partner rapes woman from Northeast, arrestedABP News

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi condole Anathmurthy's passing away - Daily News & Analysis

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi condole Anathmurthy's passing away
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Condoling the death of Jnanpeeth awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social ...
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Anup Chetia willing to be repatriated to India: Report - Daily News & Analysis

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Anup Chetia willing to be repatriated to India: Report
Daily News & Analysis
ULFA leader Anup Chetia, currently in jail in Bangladesh, has expressed willingness to be repatriated to India -- where he is wanted for murder, abductions and extortion -- if there were no legal complications, a media report said on Friday. Indian High ...
ULFA's Anup Chetia wants to return to IndiaEconomic Times
ULFA leader Chetia wants to return to India: dailyDaijiworld.com

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Fast-track courts violate due process: A.P. Shah
Fast-track courts are not the solution to the problem of judicial backlog, Law Commission chairperson Justice A.P. Shah told The Hindu in an interview. The Commission recently submitted its...
Set up fee panel for self-financing arts colleges: HC
The Madras High Court has directed the government to form a committee in three months to fix fee for self-financing arts and science colleges.Justice V. Ramasubramanian passed the order on...
Producer of film on Indira’s killers sees political pressure
Satish Katyal, producer of the Punjabi film Kaum de Heere, has said that if did not get permission to release his film in the next few days, he will knock on the doors of the court. ...
Poetry dominates Sahitya Akademi Yuva awards
The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced its annual Yuva Puraskar for writings in 21 languages. Thirteen books of poetry, three of novel, four of short stories and one of essays have won t...
Bihar Minister’s son critical, ragging suspected
Bihar Cooperative Minister Jai Kumar Singh on Friday said that his son Adarsh Kumar Singh was battling for life at a hospital in Delhi after suspected ragging. Mr. Singh told PTI o...
Congress must accept Speaker’s decision: Rajnath
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of the Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. “As per the Cons...
Congress slams govt. policy on Pakistan
The forrmer External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid slammed the Narendra Modi government for its “short-sighted” approach in dealing with Pakistan, calling off talks because they were “completely...
Let’s have user-friendly innovations, IITs told
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to contribute to nation-building with user-friendly innovations.Both f...
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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi condole Anathmurthy`s passing away
Condoling the death of Jnanpeeth awardee UR Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being.
A series of actions by Pak not conducive for FS meet: India
Making it clear that the August 25 Foreign Secretary-level meeting with Pakistan was not a resumption of dialogue process, India on Friday said the decision to cancel it was taken after that country took a "series of actions" whic
HC grants time to Nitin Gadkari, Arvind Kejriwal to resolve issue
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were today granted more time by the Delhi High Court to resolve the issue between them in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against the Aam Aadmi
Decision on `Kaum De Heere` taken in larger interest: Prakash Javadekar
The decision not to allow the release of the controversial Punjabi film "Kaum De Heere" on former prime minister Indira Gandhi`s assassination was taken in the larger interest and within the legal framework, the government said.
Youth Congress hails move to ban Punjabi film, producer may move court
A day after the Centre barred the release of Punjabi film `Kaum De Heere`, Congress` youth wing on Friday hailed the move as "timely" claiming that it would have done "irreversible harm" to the state.
Calling off talks is a message to Pakistan: Amit Shah
By calling off the scheduled Foreign Secretary talks, the Modi Government has sent out a message to Pakistan that bilateral dialogue cannot be held if it continues to engage separatists in Kashmir vis-a-vis India, BJP President Am
Indonesian parliamentary delegation calls on Sumitra Mahajan
A parliamentary delegation from Indonesia called on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
No tension over Pakistan ceasefire violations; we are prepared: IAF chief
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said there was no tension as such in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan but "we are all prepared".
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The State of the Guru is the Highest
The wisdom and the position that the guru possesses is difficult even for the gods to attain

EU Deplores Russia's Humanitarian Convoy into Ukraine
The European Union (EU) Friday deplored as illegal Russia's decision to send humanitarian consignment into Ukrainian territory without escort of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or consent of the Ukrainian government.

64 Killed in Iraq Mosque Attack
At least 64 people were killed Friday when suspected Shia militiamen attacked a Sunni mosque in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a media report said.

PIL to Prohibit Girls Below 18 From Acting in Films Dismissed
The Madras High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to prohibit girls below 18 years of age to act as heroine and other adult characters in movies after the petitioner herself withdrew it.

Chargesheet Filed in Modi's Patna Rally Blasts Case
According to the chargesheet, the accused wanted to target Modi as they thought that it would be inimical to their interests if he became the Prime Minister, and in pursuance of this conspiracy, Ali and his associates had conducted reconnaissance of various rallies to take stock of the security arrangements and plan for attacks.

TN: 14 Injured After Van Falls into 100-foot Deep Gorge
Fourteen persons, including six women, were injured when the van in which they were travelling fell into a 100-foot gorge on Kallatti Road, about 30 km from here, Friday.

Activists of Fringe Hindu Groups Burst Crackers to 'Celebrate' Ananthamurthy's Death
The activists, many of whom covered their faces to mask their identities, also raised slogans against Ananthamurthy as they burst the crackers, police said.

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Lesson From Old India: When an Economy Just Doesn’t Get Better
The Industrial Revolution left an economic giant in the dust. Today, trade shocks could do the same to some Western countries.

Activist Rearrested in India After Resuming Hunger Strike
Irom Sharmila, who was force fed in custody during a long hunger strike, was freed but then resumed her protest against a law that gives impunity to soldiers.

In Praise of Hindu Gods, With Sharp Turns and Barefoot Rhythms
Seven classic forms of Indian dance were performed at the Erasing Borders Festival in Battery Park City Wednesday evening.

An Experiment With Socialism Finally Ends
The Planning Commission was once the heartbeat of India's planned economy, but it will now be replaced.

New Map Shows China's True Expanse, General Says
China has issued two new country maps this summer that are stirring debate across Asia.

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Teenage boy abused assaulted in govtrun home
A 13yearold boy was abused and assaulted in a governmentrun home in Bangalore for allegedly refusing to clean toilets and police have launched a manhunt for three persons including the head of the home in connection with the incid
Highstakes Maharashtra polls could break expense records
According to political leaders and experts more than Rs 2000 crore could be spent in the contest for 288 seats This raises the question Where is all the money coming from The answer is not clear
Highlevel panel seeks overhaul of family laws
Supporting uniformity in the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls 18 years the panel set up by the UPA government recommended the passing of a central enactment for registration of marriages that is applicable to all religi
Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls
With assembly polls likely in a couple of months the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to privatesector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in
Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP
Mulayam Singh Yadav the canny king of twists and turns is now trying to swim to the surface without making any waves of course after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls
Drunk passenger tied up midair for creating ruckus
A drunk Indian passenger who was tied up on board an Air India flight from Melbourne to Delhi after he created a midair ruckus was arrested by police after the plane landed
Govt puts on hold new CICs appointment in absence of LoP
The government put on hold the appointment of new chief of CIC on Fridaynbsp due to the absence of the Leader of the Opposition LoP in the selection committee leaving the transparency watchdog headless for the first time since its
Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque
Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadistled militants

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