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Modi, R-Day guest Obama to hold summit-level talks

US President Barack Obama’s state visit to India in January to attend the Republic Day Parade will be spread over two days and include summit-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Centre mulls ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Sale of loose cigarettes is likely to be banned in India with the Centre accepting the recommendations of on expert panel on tobacco use and abuse, Union health minister JP Nadda told Parliament on Tuesday.

Six months at the helm, NDA govt evokes conflicting reactions in states

While some praise positives on the foreign policy front, the Jan Dhan and Swachh Bharat initiatives as well as the scheme to get MPs to adopt a village, others are concerned about the slow pace of reforms and rise in communal conflagrations.

7 naval officers found guilty in Sindhuratna mishap

Disciplinary action against these officers has been initiated at the Western Naval Command headquarters, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

Record polling, J-K votes for azadi from separatists

Defying separatists’ calls for a boycott, Jammu and Kashmir came out in record numbers to vote in the first phase of assembly elections on a bitterly cold Tuesday. Jharkhand defied a similar boycott threat by Maoists to log a 62% turnout.

Phil Hughes critical after emergency surgery

Australian batsman Phil Hughes was in critical condition following emergency surgery on Tuesday after he was knocked out by a bouncer in a freak incident which shocked cricket.

Coalgate: CBI rapped for not quizzing ex-PM

A special court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday why it did not examine former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was also the coal minister at the time, in connection with the coal block allocation scam.

Ferguson erupts in violence after grand jury verdict

Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson, with protests elsewhere in the country, after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer for fatally shooting an African American teenager.

Modinomics: Time for walking the talk on big bang reforms

The government will have to move on major issues such as land acquisition, the infrastructure deficit, investment in human capital, the lack of regulatory consistency across states and raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector from 25% to 49%.

'Defaulting large borrowers are like freeloaders'

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday warned of an uneven sharing of risks and returns in large Indian companies where promoters retain the upside in good times and have limited accountability in times of crisis.

Ball in India's court for resumption of talks: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan on Tuesday sought to put the ball in India's court for talks between the Prime Ministers of the two countries amidst strong indications of an interaction on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit.

Modi returns to Nepal riding on 'engine of trust'

Less than 100 days after his first visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was back in the country for SAARC. But the first day of his visit was devoted to ties with Nepal. Modi plays consensus chord for Nepal constitution

Cable operators relent, TV9 back on air

The Kannada news channel, TV9, that was taken off air by cable operators across the State on Monday evening, came back on air late on Tuesday after hectic parleys between the two parties mediated by the government.

Inside the Valley of votes

The record polling in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir has a clear message — that the people are willing to defy separatists to make their own political choices.

Meiyappan's role in IPL scam is like insider trading: SC

The SC said that Gurunath Meiyappan's role in IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal seemed like 'insider trading' and agreed to hear a plea for making public the names of cricketers, who were mentioned in the Justice Mudgal Committee report.

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