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India keeps world guessing before key trade deadline

India will firm up its position regarding a landmark trade pact shortly before a Thursday deadline, an official said, setting up a showdown over a deal it says should safeguard a $12 billion anti-poverty food scheme.

Fire breaks out in Delhi Police headquarters

A minor fire broke out in the fourth floor of the Delhi Police headquarters on Tuesday. The fire broke out in the battery panel which was doused.

India has 6th highest child marriages in the world: UN

Child marriage among girls is most common in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage,

Graft-tainted IAS couple dismissed from service

Both were placed under suspension in February 2010 after an income tax raid on their house led to detection of wealth in excess of Rs. 350 crore and recovery of Rs. 3 crore cash.

Togadia rakes up temple, says it’s on VHP agenda

The construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is still on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) agenda, said the Parishad’s international working president Pravin Togadia, while assuring supporters that the same would be constructed soon.

PMO lists projects to mark 100 days of Modi govt

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked several ministries, including the highways ministry, to draw up a list of projects that would get started or commissioned, to mark 100 successful days in office for Narendra Modi.

BJP will get a zero in Bengal state polls: Mamata

Addressing a rally on Monday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called for a movement against Narendra Modi government at the Centre in view of rising prices and said BJP would not be able to emerge a major political force in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.

Random checks catch 99 tipsy Indian pilots since 2011

Random Indian pre-flight safety checks have caught 99 tipsy pilots since 2011, the national aviation minister told parliament on Monday.

School student attacks senior with blade

A student was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly slashing his senior with a sharp blade in the premises of their school in suburban Malad, police said.

Russia under fire as train with MH17 bodies leaves rebel station

Western powers on Monday ratcheted up the pressure on Moscow over the MH17 disaster, as a train loaded with some 280 bodies was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held station four days after the jet crashed in east Ukraine.

Sailor dies on-board 'INS Kalinga' under suspicious state

A 25-year-old sailor died onvessel 'INS Kalinga' with Navy on Monday claiming that the death was caused by a bullet injury sustained while handling firearms even as police suspected it to be a case of suicide.

Focus in Gaza conflict must be on ceasefire: Obama


US President Barack Obama repeated on Monday that Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas militants but said he had serious concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties resulting from the conflict.

Being treated worse than animal in Tihar: Bhatkal

Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a court here that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan.

Gunman in doc's disguise kills 'wrong man' in hospital

An undertrial admitted in a hospital in Indore was shot dead from point blank range by a man dressed as a doctor on Monday. The killer entered the hospital around 4.15am and shot the prisoner in the presence of policemen.

Congress, JMM to part ways in poll-bound Jharkhand

A possible break-up between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress has set the stage for a political churning in Jharkhand ahead of the crucial assembly elections due in November this year.
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