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BJP's Gadkari emerges as contender for Maharashtra CM

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari may emerge as an eleventh hour contender for the Maharashtra chief minister’s job if Devendra Fadnavis fails to make it as a consensus candidate as the Shiv Sena inches closer to the BJP to form a government in the politically powerful western state.
BJP to form Maharashtra govt after Diwali

Disclosure of black money account holders will embarrass Cong: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress saying the party will be embarrassed once the names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public.

India braces for war on Ebola

India has identified 10 additional labs to test for the Ebola virus and a four-member rapid response team from each state to quickly spot, isolate and trace people suspected to have the deadly disease that has killed over 4,500 people worldwide.

Woman set on fire in Kerala train dies; sketch of suspect issued

A 45-year-old woman from north Kerala who suffered severe burn injuries after she was set on fire by an unidentified man inside an empty railway compartment succumbed to her injuries Monday night.

Faridabad: 230 shops gutted in cracker market fire

A massive fire broke out in a cracker market at the Dusshera Grounds in Faridabad on Tuesday evening. No one was hurt. The incident triggered protests in the area. Initial estimates suggest the fire caused a loss of over over Rs. 3 crore.

Haryana to get non-Jat CM, ML Khattar picked for top job

RSS activist and first-time BJP legislator Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday was selected as the leader of state legislature party in Haryana and will be the new chief minister.

Modi to spend Diwali in flood-hit Srinagar

Reaching out to people in flood-ravaged Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to spend Diwali in Srinagar in his second visit to the state since the Jhelum burst its banks last month leading to the state’s worst floods in a century.

Missing Sydney teen resurfaces in ISIS video

A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), vowing to “not stop fighting”, reports said on Tuesday.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

According to the Council website, the General Assembly takes into account the candidate states' contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard.

Oscar Pistorius' journey from blade runner to jailbird

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

JMM, party of poor tribals, inducts Ivy League man

JMM, a political party that associates itself largely with poor, illiterate and ignorant tribespeople, on Tuesday drafted in a Harvard educated, upper caste non-Jharkhandi to boost its profile ahead of the state assembly elections.

Hong Kong talks fail to resolve issue; dialogue open

The first round of talks between Hong Kong officials and Occupy Central movement representatives ended on Tuesday evening without any breakthrough but with the promise of more dialogue over the coming weeks, which could possibly resolve the impasse.

BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.

Mystery looms over death of Indian girl in UAE

A 12-year-old Indian girl has diedunder mysterious circumstances in the UAE after she fell from a building in Sharjah, a media report said on Tuesday.

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

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