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Narendra Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, calls for an end to 'financial untouchability'

The major initiative, which is the PM's brainchild, plans to provide accounts to 7.5 crore identified households by January 2015, and will help the government to save billions of rupees on social spending.

Political storm in Karnataka after rail min Gowda's son booked for rape

An actress made the allegations before TV channels in Bangalore when Karthik Gowda was getting engaged to another woman at Kushalnagar. She claimed she got married to him in June this year.

TMC MLA's shocker: As long as the world exists, there will be rapes

'Rapes were committed earlier, rapes are being committed now. As long as the world exists, there will be rapes,' Trinamool legislator from Diamond Harbour, said at a public meeting in his constituency.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot secretly in France

The Hollywood A-listers got married on Saturday in Chateau Miraval, says a spokesman for the couple. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw petals while Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers.

Asseemanand gets bail in Samjhauta blast case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted bail to Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, one of the accused in the Samjhauta train blast case.

Pakistan government agrees to file FIR against Sharif

After dragging its feet for days, Pakistan government on Thursday accepted a key demand of Tahir-ul-Qadri by agreeing to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for their alleged role in the clashes that killed 14 supporters of the cleric.

Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties with BJP

Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress on Thursday snapped ties with BJP, putting an end to the prolonged tussle between the two parties which have been in an alliance for three years now.

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Love Jihad accused sent to 14-day police remand

Love jihad accused Ranjit Singh Kohli alias Raqibul Hassan Khan and his mother, Kausar Parveen alias Kaushal Rani have been sent on 14-day police remand by a court here on Thursday. Kohli was arrested at Dwarka in New Delhi.

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought'

Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.

Modi tweets in Japanese ahead of Tokyo visit

The Prime Minister recalled the warm reception he got when he visited Japan as the chief minister of Gujarat, adding that he admired the people of that country for their 'innovation and level of precision.'

Hours after flag meeting, Pak fires across border

Hours after India and Pakistan held battalion commander level talks, Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

US journo's mother pleads with IS for son's release

Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.
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