• Five defecting Haryana lawmakers disqualified
    6:25 PM

    Chandigarh, Oct 9 (IANS) Just six days before the next assembly elections in Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday disqualified five sitting legislators, including two ministers, from the outgoing state assembly under the anti-defection law. The high court ruled that these five, who had defected from the Haryana

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  • Assam orders probes into police atrocities
    6:10 PM

    Guwahati, Oct 9 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered two separate probes into the distribution of poor quality relief materials and alleged police atrocities on flood-hit people in the state’s Goalpara district. One probe will be conducted by a magistrate while the other probe will be carried out by a

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  • Delhi HC directs Chautala to appear before it Friday
    6:04 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court directed former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala to appear before it on Friday after the CBI moved the court charging him with violating the bail conditions. Justice Siddharth Mridul Thursday issued notice to Chautala, who is also the Indian National

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  • A philanthropist woos a posh Mumbai suburb
    5:48 PM

    Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Philanthropist Asif Bhamla, contesting the election to the Maharashtra assembly from Mumbai’s upscale Bandra, is determined to restore the jaded ‘Queen of Suburbs’ to its original glory. A self-made Mumbai entrepreneur, Asif Bhamla has spent his lifetime in philanthropic activities through his NGO, Bhamla Foundation, which

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  • Bengal blast: Political slugfest continues over NIA probe
    5:34 PM

    Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) The political blame game continued Thursday over the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal’s Burdwan district with the BJP taking out rallies demanding a NIA probe while the ruling Trinamool Congress accused the opposition of creating unrest. Two suspected militants were killed and another injured in

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  • PM asks states to grab $100 bn investment
    3:58 PM

    Indore, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday asked the states to grab the $100 billion worth of investments that have resulted from his summit-level interactions with Japan, China and the US. “(A total of) $100 billion investments from Japan, China and America have applied for visa. Now it

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  • Bengal blast: CID interrogates hideout owners
    3:36 PM

    Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Continuing the probe into the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal’s Burdwan district, the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths Thursday interrogated owners of the houses which the militants had rented. While four people, among them two women, have been arrested, the investigators are on the

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  • Yemen’s new PM resigns
    1:56 PM

    Sanaa, Oct 9 (IANS) Yemen’s new Prime Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak Thursday resigned amid threats of mass protests. President Abd-Rabbu Manour Hadi has agreed to accept the resignation, Xinhua reported. In his letter to Hadi, Mubarak apologised “for not being able to accept the position which has caused escalation

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  • PM doesn’t have to comment on truce violations: Rajnath
    1:34 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not have to comment on the ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. “The prime minister does not have to comment on whatever is happening at the border. The BSF and the

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  • Modi condoles journalist M.V. Kamath’s death
    12:50 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condoled the death of veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati M.V. Kamath, saying his demise is a “loss to the world of literature and journalism”. “A prolific writer and fine human being, M.V. Kamath’s demise is a loss

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  • Need to create more jobs: Modi
    12:24 PM

    Indore, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said creating job opportunities for the youth is one of India’s goals. “We have to create maximum jobs. This is a nation of the youth. The agriculture, industry and service (sectors) have to get equal importance,” the prime minister said while

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  • Everything will soon be fine: Modi on Kashmir truce violations
    6:50 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said “everything will be fine soon” on ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. “Everything will be fine soon,” Modi told reporters at the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Saha’s At Home here on the ocassion of the

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