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Lok Sabha polls from April 7 to May 12 in 9 phases, counting on May 16

The Lok Sabha elections will be held in nine phases from April 7 to May 12, the election commission announced on Wednesday. Counting of votes will take place on May 16. he code of conduct for parties and governments — Centre and states — has come into force with the poll watchdog’s... read more »



Delhi government on Tuesday (February 11, 2014) directed the Anti-Corruption Branch to register an FIR against the chairperson of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, union petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, former petroleum minister Murli Deora and former director general of Hydrocarbons... read more »


Supreme Court Uphold Wage Board for Journalists & Non- Journalist reco...

In a victory for working journalists and newspaper employees, Supreme Court Friday upheld the validity of the Majithia wage board, saying that its recommendation are based on genuine consideration. It also junks newspaper organisations’ challenge to the constitutional validity of the working... read more »

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Vijay Bahuguna ends speculations, quits as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Dehradun, Ending months of speculation about a change of guard, Vijay Bahuguna today resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister amidst indications that Union Minister Harish Rawat has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him. Shortly before going to the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation to... read more »


People happy with AAP’s one month in office: Kejriwal

As his government completed one month in power, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said controversies surrounding the AAP dispensation never affected its functioning and asserted that his team did a good job in addressing various challenges facing the city. In a press conference which... read more »

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Life term for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

A special CBI court sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar to life after they were held guilty of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj Banjade at their Noida home on the intervening night of May 15-16, 2008. Earlier, CBI... read more »


Parents Nupur, Rajesh killed Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj: Court

A Ghaziabad court on Monday held dentist couple,Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The dentist parents were convicted of murder and destruction of evidence among other offences, under Sections 302... read more »


Iran, six world powers seal breakthrough nuclear deal

GENEVA: Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff. The deal between the Islamic state... read more »


Madhya Pradesh temple stampede: At least 109 killed, over 100 injured

Bhopal: At least 109 people were killed and over 100 injured in a stampede at Ratangarh Temple in Madha Pradesh’s Datia district on Sunday.  Datia district’s Chief Medical Officer(CMO) R S Gupta said autopsies on 109 bodies were conducted till late... read more »


Amit Shah is questioned by CBI for 4 hours in Ishrat case

BJP leader and former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah was questioned on Saturday by the CBI in connection with the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Questioned for four hours in the presence of senior CBI officers, Shah denied any wrongdoing. The agency said it... read more »


Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in Gopalpur

The storm over east central Bay of Bengal moved westwards, slightly intensified further and lay centred about 590 km south-southeast of Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district and 600 km southeast of Gopalpur in Ganjam district, SC Sahu, director of Bhubaneswar... read more »

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Asian stocks still basking in optimistic China glow, yen down

Sydney: Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, on track to post their 10th straight day of gains, while investors gave the safe-haven yen a wide berth as optimism for the Chinese economy grew and worries... read more »


Railways earnings up by above 10%

New Delhi: Railways have earned Rs 54,462.79 crores during April-August this year as compared to Rs 49,382.94 crores during the same period last... read more »

Apple may launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C today


Apple is raring to go again with the much-anticipated launch just around the block — the top-endiPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C are set to be showcased... read more »

NMDC slapped with Rs. 1,631 crore tax notice: report


Hyderabad: The income tax department slapped a Rs. 1,631 crore demand notice on National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Ltd for assessment years... read more »

Companies to spend Rs 15,000-20,000 cr a year on CSR: P...

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Expecting an annual CSR spending of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore by India Inc, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has asked companies to see the new law as an... read more »


Goa Police quiz victim’s colleagues, Tarun Tejpal likely to...

A day after it grilled Tehelka’s managing editor Shoma Chaudhury, a three-member team of the Goa Police Crime Branch is likely to question on Sunday, the magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, accused... read more »


Asaram in fresh trouble: Godman, his son booked fo...

Fresh sexual assault complaints have been registered against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai here after two... read more »

Reports of Pak incursion into Indian territory baseless...

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Pakistan is ready for a “broad-ranging, sincere and clear sighted” dialogue with India to resolve all issues, its High Commissioner to India Salman... read more »

Assembly Elections: BJP, Congress desperate to defeat u...


New Delhi: Minutes after the Election Commission announced dates for the Assembly elections 2013 in five states, addressing a press conference on Friday, the... read more »

Delhi, Mizoram polls on Dec 4, Rajasthan Dec 1, MP Nov ...

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New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly Elections to be held in five states, namely Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,... read more »

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War drums over Syria silenced by US-Moscow deal

The arrival in Damascus of a chemical disarmament team on Tuesday is the result of an unprecedented, gruelling US-Russian deal that averted regional war. When a Syrian government delegation arrived... read more »

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U.S., Russia see glimmer of hope as Syria talks en...

Russia and the United States returned to the negotiating table Saturday as talks on Syria’s chemical weapons pushed into an extra day amid... read more »

Obama ‘could pause Syria attack plans’


US President Barack Obama has said he will put plans for a US military strike against Syria on hold if the country agrees to place its chemical weapons... read more »

Iran, Iraq Warn against Repercussions of Syria Strike

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Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif stressed that who will launch an aggression against Syria will not be able to set limits for it, noting that Obama... read more »

Hezbollah, Palestinian Factions Meet in Dahiyeh: Burj I...


A meeting was held late Sunday between Hezbollah and the Palestinian factions at the party’s office in Haret Hreik to discuss the incident that took... read more »

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Canadian MPs Call for Free and Fair Elections in Bangladesh

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canadian Members of Parliament Russ Hiebert, MP and Joe Daniel, MP released a pre-election observation report on the national political situation in Bangladesh, today. The MPs... read more »

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Car Chase, White House to Capitol, Has Fatal End

WASHINGTON — A woman with a young child was shot to death after turning her vehicle into a weapon on Thursday afternoon, ramming her way through... read more »

Barack Obama shortens Asia trip due to US shutdown


President Barack Obama has postponed two stops on his four-nation Asian tour because of the government shutdown. The White House said it was... read more »

Syria impact: Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace ...


Moscow: Heaping accolades on President Vladimir Putin for his role in moderating Syria crisis by averting US missile strikes, a Russian group has nominated the... read more »

US begins government shutdown as budget deadline passes


The US government has begun a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. The Republican-led House of Representatives... read more »

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Govt allows LPG portability, to sell small cylinders at petrol pumps

New Delhi: Cooking gas (LPG) will now be available at select petrol pumps in metro cities after the Oil Ministry has allowed sale of small 5-kg cylinders at retail outlets. It has also... read more »


PM meets Rahul Gandhi as govt hunts for a way out of ordinance me...

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to clear the air on a controversial ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers that he had trashed as... read more »

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Narendra Modi nominated for BJP,s Prime Ministerial candidate

New Delhi: Raj Nath Singh today announsed that Narendra Modi is projected as Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. read more »

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Syria resolution authorizing military force fails in U.N. Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council failed to reach an agreement Wednesday on a British-proposed resolution that would authorize the use of military... read more »