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J-K govt formation: PDP says 'options open', Article 370 and AFSPA issues non-negotiable

The PDP sought assurance from the BJP Saturday over certain issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revoking the controversial AFSPA that form the 'core agenda' of the regional party.

Assam violence: Army chief visits state, border security stepped up

Army chief General Dalbir Singh arrived in Guwahati Saturday to assess the ongoing operation against militant outfit NDFB(S) that massacred nearly 80 people in Assam this week.

Sony hacking row: Now, North Korea compares US prez Obama to monkey

North Korea has compared US President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the United States for shutting down its internet amid the hacking row over the movie 'The Interview'.

Pakistan army kills 55 militants near Afghan border in fresh assault

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces have killed 55 militants near the Afghan border. Meanwhile, the UN is pressing the country to end capital punishment and restore a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases.

Sun TV network’s top official held for ‘harassment’

Chennai C Praveen, the chief operating officer of Sun TV Network, was arrested from his home in Chennai on Friday after a former colleague accused him of sexual harassment.

AI execs's daughter violated safety norms: Plaint

In an alleged violation of aviation safety norms, daughter of a senior Air India executive travelled in the bunk meant exclusively for flight crew members, during a flight to Newark recently.

Black cobra's bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo

A white tiger that was brought to the Indore zoo about a month ago from Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) succumbed to a snake bite on Saturday.

Hughes' bat to be taken to top of Mount Everest?

In a unique tribute to Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is planning to place a bat belonging to the late Australian cricketer on top of the Mount Everest.

Pak court says legal loopholes led to Lakhvi's bail

Legal loopholes in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case resulted in granting of bail to mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad said in a written order.

Maharashtra: 8 dead, 3 hurt in warehouse fire

At least eight people died and three others injured in a major fire that broke out at a warehouse in Thane district of Maharashtra early Saturday.

Pak Rangers resort to unprovoked firing in Jammu

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliatory fire from BSF.

Kerala: VHP to carry on with 'ghar-wapsi' drive

Announcing plans to continue with their 'ghar-wapsi' programme in Kerala, Vishwa Hindu Parishad asserted Saturday that no forcible conversions were taking place in the state and said it would help those who wanted to embrace Hinduism.

Delhi: Banned Uber seeks support through petition

Cab service provider Uber launched an online petition Friday, requesting people to support the return of its services that were banned in the Capital after a driver allegedly raped a 25-year-old executive in his cab earlier this month.

Delhi records second lowest temperature of season

Delhi on Saturday recorded its second lowest temperature of the season with the mercury dipping to 4.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

Many Trinamool leaders waiting to join us: BJP

Sensing a growing uneasiness within the Trinamool Congress, the BJP is hopeful about a major defection in its rival in West Bengal, where the saffron party is trying to find its foothold and expand base.
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