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Kannada actress: I just want Sadananda Gowda to accept me as his daughter-in-law

A Kannada actor who created a sensation by filing a police complaint against railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda’s son, Karthik Gowda, accusing him of marrying and then deserting her, said on Thursday that all she wants is for the minister to accept her as his daughter-in-law.

Now, Najma Heptullah says Hindu is India’s national identity

Minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah has virtually endorsed the RSS’s view that all Indians were Hindus, saying she had no qualms about the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a label of “national identity”.

PM launches Jan Dhan Yojana, calls for 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.

J-K council resolution on Indo-Pak talks uncalled for: Venkaiah

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu termed as 'uncalled for and not in the national interest' a resolution passed on Thursday by the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council on resumption of talks with Pakistan.

Congress scoffs on name change from ‘Shikshak Diwas’ to ‘Gurutsav’

With the aim of bringing back respect for teachers, PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with students at the capital’s Maneckshaw Auditorium from 3PM to 4:45PM—an event which will be telecast live on national television.

India targets kala-azar elimination by 2015

Using a single-dose drug for treatment and independent experts to monitor implementation are part of the Centre’s new roadmap to eliminate kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis or black fever) by 2015.

Minor girl rescued from captivity in Bhopal

A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly held captive and forced to do household work in Katara Hills area, was rescued on Thursday. Police said the "traumatised" girl could not give much details of her ordeal.

Rats destroy bags on train; railways to compensate

Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum which directed it to pay Rs. 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train.

'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.

Political storm over Z security cover to Som

When the security cover of BJP MLA Sangeet Som, linked to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, was upgraded from Y to Z category, it kicked up a political storm.

Balloon is getting deflated; Mamata on Modi wave

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took a dig at BJP and the “Narendra Modi wave” stating that the balloon is fast getting deflated. Highlighting polls reverses for BJP in different states recently she stated that in Bengal the party will be handed a ‘Rossogolla’ (signifying zero).

Pak police file murder case against PM Sharif

Pakistani police on Thursday finally registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz, key cabinet members and senior officials for their role in the killing of 14 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri in Lahore, meeting a major demand of the fiery cleric.

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.

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.
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