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PMO defends Rajnath, denies allegations against his son

The PMO dismisses as 'plain lies' reports of 'misconduct' by home minister Rajnath Singh's son, who was on Tuesday denied a BJP ticket to contest a by-election in Noida.

SC puts onus on PM to oust ministers facing criminal charges

The SC dismissed on Wednesday a petition on appointment of ministers with criminal background in what many termed a split verdict. The court refused to disqualify tainted ministers, leaving it to 'PM's wisdom' to decide his cabinet.

Govt asks Pepsi to cut down sugar in soda drinks

Food processing ministry issues statement after PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi meets minister. Soft drinks giant has been replacing some of the sugar in its fizzy drinks with a natural sweetener.

Bank accounts for all Indians will be a challenge

PM Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge challenge.

SC asks real estate giant DLF to pay Rs. 630-cr fine

The Supreme Court directed on Wednesday real estate giant DLF to deposit Rs. 630-crore fine imposed by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for alleged unfair trade practices pending its appeal.

IMF chief Lagarde charged in corruption case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced on Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.

Govt sets ambitious target for toilets in every school

HRD minister Smriti Irani has asked states to build toilets for girls in every school by July 2015. Stakeholders have to move fast to measure up, but HT’s campaign to tackle this problem shows the solution is within reach.

Police spot ‘dead’ AAP activist in Bangalore, Nepal

Chandra Mohan Sharma, the RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car in Greater Noida three months ago, is now suspected of having staged his death.

India, Pakistan to hold flag meeting today

India and Pakistan will hold the first flag-level meeting on Wednesday after 45 days of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in the Jammu district, BSF said.

American suspected of fighting for ISIS killed

An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a US official said on Tuesday.

Thane: 3 schoolkids found dead near river

Three school children, who had gone missing on Monday, were found dead near a river shore in Virar, Thane, on Wednesday morning.

UP bypolls: Rajnath Singh's son denied Noida ticket

The BJP overlooked several high-profile claimants as they released a list of contestants for the September 13 bypolls in Uttar Pradesh. BJP pride at stake in UP bypolls

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire after talks with Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.

Z-security for UP riots accused triggers a row

The Centre’s decision to provide Z security cover to Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som has kicked up a political storm, with the Congress questioning whether a person “who is a threat to others” deserved the status.

Love jihad: Ranchi shooter's husband held

The husband of a national-level shooter who is facing charges of domestic abuse, deceit and exploitation was arrested in Delhi by a joint team of Ranchi and Delhi Police on Tuesday.
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