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Narendra Modi's homecoming in Gujarat dampened by reverses faced by BJP in bypolls

It was billed as Narendra Modi's big 'homecoming', the first time he would return to the state after taking over as Prime a Minister. The PM arrived, and rituals were followed, but reverses in the by polls had quite perceptibly dampened the mood.

Lesson for BJP from bypolls: think beyond 'Modi wave'

The BJP's third straight drubbing in the by-elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, after Uttarakhand and Bihar cannot be over-interpreted as a pointer to the national mood where the Narendra Modi phenomenon sustains broadly. Poll: Do the bypoll results show that the Modi magic is over?

Passengers eject Pakistani politicians out of plane for causing delay

Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

How PM Modi is reaching out to China via Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

A year after floods devastated Kedarnath, Union water resources minister Uma Bharti has revealed the 'underlying' cause of the disaster -- defecation near the shrine by non-believers.

Delhi: Acid thrown on Sikh man, hair forcibly cut

Around six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60-year-old sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south east Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

Army officials should get harsher sentence: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought to know as to why can’t top army officers, involved in illegal arms racket, be given harsher punishment, similar to a 'poor civilian' who is sentenced to three months of imprisonment for stealing just Rs. 10.

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.

Jabalpur: Mother kills baby girl to take care of ill son

A mother of two allegedly killed her six-month-old daughter so that she could take care of her three-and-half-year-old son, police said on Tuesday.

US closer to hitting ISIS in Syria

The US is moving closer to conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Syria with President Barack Obama set to review, and likely to approve, a plan put up to him by his military leaders.

No Garba-crashing in MP say BJP legislators

Close on the heels of the co-called ‘love jihad’ controversy in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, ‘no-entry’ curbs issued by two BJP legislators from Madhya Pradesh against Muslim men from gate-crashing Garba festivities has further stoked campaign against alleged conspiracy.

Residents of flood-hit Srinagar hit out at govt apathy

A banner on one of the tents in a relief camp in downtown Srinagar's Kani Mazaar that says 'We don't need Indian choppers' speaks of the anger at the grossly inadequate government rescue and relief measures after the floods hit Jammu and Kashmir.

US to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.

Iraq welcomes US air strike near Baghdad

The first strike south of Baghdad in a more than month-long US air campaign hit a jihadist target in Sadr al-Yusufiyah, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the capital, a security spokesperson said Tuesday.
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