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Ukraine truce threatened by pro-Russian rebels attacks

Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters on Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead.

Modi, Obama raise the bar for bilateral ties in joint oped

India and the US will broaden and deepen their ties by going beyond “modest and conventional goals”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in a joint oped. Full text: Indo-US statement

Will continue to meet Hurriyat: Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz

A day after he conceded that the timing of Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit’s meeting with Hurriyat leaders was 'perhaps not totally right,' Pakistan national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Monday said they would continue to meet the separatists.

Haryana assembly elections: All Khap leaders in poll fray are crorepatis

Contrary to the general perception that Khap leaders who hold sway on rural folks are grounded and belong to humble background, the disclosure of assets by Khap leaders contesting the Haryana assembly elections reveal that they all are 'crorepatis'.

Govt likely to repeal 987 outdated laws

Modi government has put in motion a plan to repeal as many as 987 obsolete laws. The law ministry will bring a new bill in the winter session of Parliament to repeal 287 obsolete laws and junk about 700 Appropriation Acts that have lost relevance.

Ahead of talks Modi, Obama say 'Chalein saath saath'

India and the US on Monday released a statement of their shared intent - called 'Chalein saath, saath' - to forge a partnership that will be a model for the rest of the world. US should not repeat Iraq-like mistake in Afghanistan: Modi | Full text: Indo-US statement

Will pull out of Modi govt: Uddhav Thackeray

After dilly-dallying on the issue, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced that party leader and Union minister Anant Geete, who looks after the heavy industries portfolio, will resign from the post.

Indian-origin Costa is Portugal’s next PM candidate

A new name is likely to be added to the list of Indian-origin people who hold or have held top political positions in various countries: Antonio Costa, of Goa origin, who on Sunday won the primary elections as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Socialist Party in Portugal.

Muzaffarnagar on terrorists’ radar

The riot-torn and communally volatile Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh is in jihadi crosshairs and has become a new reference point for motivating new recruits joining terror modules, multiple counter-terror sources told HT.

Kerala: 5-year-old student locked in kennel for 3 hrs

A five-year-old school boy was locked inside a dog’s cage for three hours allegedly for speaking in the class. The incident, which occurred on September 25, came to light after his parents approached the police with a complaint.

Govt begins work on controversial river-link project

The Modi government has started work on the first project to artificially connect two rivers, to be followed by two more, as it moves swiftly on a controversial programme first mooted during the Atal Behari Vajpayee-era, which the previous UPA regime had sidestepped.

200 held for Vadodara clashes, city still tense

Vadodara remained tense on Monday as police have arrested over 200 people following last week’s communal clashes sparked by a Facebook post that left several people injured while more than a dozen vehicles and shops were set afire.

Microsoft chief in India, Andhra vs Telangana contest on cards?

Microsoft Corporation chief Satya Nadella’s first trip to India since taking up the top job may trigger a tug of war between the chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, both eyeing investments from the software giant.

Obama greets Modi with 'kem cho', has 'wonderful meeting'

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi began their first meeting, in a rather informal setting of a quiet dinner at the White House, with Obama greeting Modi in Gujarati, 'Kem Cho?'

Mamata asks govt to amend JAC Bill

The law ministry is flummoxed at a strange request by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to amend the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, proposing replacement of the collegium system for appointment in higher judiciary with the commission.
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