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44 killed in Saudi airstrikes, clashes in Yemen

At least 44 people have been killed in Yemen as the crisis continues unabated in the impoverished country, which is being targeted by Saudi Arabian military strikes. According to medical and local sources on Sunday, 14 members of the popular committees, including Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi... read more »

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Maliki gives up Iraq PM job to rival

Nouri al-Maliki ends bid to hold on to power and endorses Haider al-Abadi’s appointment as his successor. Nouri al-Maliki has finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can... read more »

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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 »


Pandemonium in Delhi assembly, Kejriwal ‘exposes’ Congress-BJP ...

NEW DELHI: A chaotic situation prevailed in Delhi assembly on Thursday as BJP MLAs trooped into the well of the house demanding resignation of law minister #Somnath Bharti over the issue of midnight raid against African women, forcing the speaker to adjourn the proceedings twice. As the house met,... 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... 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... read more »


Telangana state in two weeks: K Chandrasekhara Rao to NDTV

Hyderabad:  A new Telangana state will come into being in two weeks come what may, K Chandrasekhara Rao or KCR, a key politician of the region said today as a majority in the Andhra Pradesh assembly rejected the plan, posing a moral dilemma for the Centre. “By... read more »


Cabinet accepts Rahul Gandhi’s LPG subsidy demand, increases cap from 9 to 12

Days after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi demanded an increase in the LPG cyclinder subsidy cap from 9 to 12, the Cabinet on Thursday approved the quota hike. Making the announcement, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily stated, “The Cabinet Committee on Political... read more »


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 »

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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 »


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

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... read more »


Amit Shah is questioned by CBI for 4 hours in Ishr...

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... 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... read more »

Asaram in fresh trouble: Godman, his son booked for rap...


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

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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

Mohammad Javad Zarif

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 »

EU foreign policy chief Ashton poses with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Sherman during a photo opportunity at start of nuclear talks in Geneva

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... 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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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad gets 5 years in jail, stands disqualified

The CBI court in Ranchi sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to five years’ imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case, making him the second member of Parliament to be disqualified in... read more »

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Narendra Modi’s new mantra: Pehle shauchalaya, phir devalay...

On a day when he shared a political stage with Telagu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu – who had parted with the BJP nine years back – the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate... read more »


Govt allows LPG portability, to sell small cylinders at petrol pu...

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 »

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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 »