A day before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir, three Indian Army jawans and four militants were reportedly killed in a fierce gun battle near the international border in Jammu district's Arnia area on Thursday.
We deserve to be told why the MGNREGA has been singled out for the axe, if for no other reason than to inform our views about future programmes, writes Abhijit Banerjee.
Mystery writer PD James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Publisher Faber and Faber said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco. Researchers in Japan found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid.
Sergio Aguero scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester City stunned 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday to reignite their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.
She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says 'it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' due to the prevailing 'gender inequality' and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change.
Rising for the second day, benchmark Sensex on Thursday closed up by 53 points at 28,438.91 and the Nifty rose over 18 points to settle at 8,494.20 on fag-end buying in select bluechips, amid expiry of monthly derivative contracts.
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