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Nigeria blasts: Boko Haram's reply to top Muslim cleric's war cry against the militants?

The Nigeria mosque where the bombings took place is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano, a senior Muslim cleric. The emir last week said at the same mosque that northerners should take up arms against Boko Haram. 120 killed | Upsurge in violence

Majeed returns; families of other IS-recruits from Kalyan hopeful

After Areeb Majeed's return to Mumbai, the families of the other three missing Kalyan youth who had gone along with Areeb to join the IS are expecting that their children too would follow suit.

The 'plot' thickens: Taxmen find Rs. 10 crore in top Noida babu’s car

Income tax sleuths found Rs. 10 crore stashed inside a car belonging to Noida’s engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh during raids in connection with illegal sale of plots in the NCR town, officials said on Friday.

Broadcast blunder again at DD, courtesy iffy reporter

Doordarshan is no stranger to committing broadcasting blunders. But the glitch-prone public broadcaster saw some particularly disastrous anchoring and on-air flubs during the recent IFFI in Goa, which has now gone viral on social media.

In eye of churn, fear lurks among Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar’s Habbakadal, home to 16,000-odd Pandit voters, is one constituency where the BJP hopes to open its account — at least to make a psychological point that the party is not confined only to Jammu.

Niti Commission likely to be new plan panel

PM Modi has called a meeting of all CMs and chief secretaries on December 7 to discuss the framework of the proposed Policy Commission — a new body that could replace the scrapped planning commission.

Egypt: Three dead in attack and Islamist protests

Three people including an army general were killed and at least 28 wounded on Friday in militant attacks, some claimed by a group loyal to Islamic State, and clashes at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said.

GDP growth slows to 5.3% during July-Sept 2014

India's economy grew at a slower 5.3% during July to September, from the previous quarter's 5.7%, intensifying pressure on the RBI to cut interest rates and reinforcing the need for speedier reforms to arrest the slide.

Nursery relief at last, HC gives schools more say

Holding out hope that nursery admissions this time round won’t be the mess they were last year, the Delhi high court on Friday empowered private unaided schools in the Capital to fix their own criteria, quashing last year’s government-mandated points-based system.

Mulayam Singh, Lalu Yadav to forge new alliance

Days after Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav joined forces to revive the Janata Dal, they are now set to turn their political relationship into a personal one.

Vivek Srivastav appointed as chief of SPG

Gujarat cadre IPS Vivek Srivastav, currently posted in the central IB at Patna, Bihar, has been posted as chief of Special Protection Group (SPG), which provides proximate security to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their families.

Now Arvind Kejriwal's 'mann ki baat' on radio

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘mann ki baat’ address, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will also take to radio to interact with Delhiites, ahead of the assembly elections in the capital.

UP, Delhi top in BJP membership overdrive

Within a month of launching its membership drive, the BJP has added over 9.2 million people to its ranks. The drive was launched on November 1 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Arnia encounter over, 5 civilians among 12 dead

The encounter in Arnia sector of Jammu region close to Indo-Pak border ended on Friday morning after the remaining fourth militant was gunned down by security forces during the terror attack on an Army patrol that in all left 12 people dead including five civilians and three army personnel.

In Modi's 'Make in India' push, key lies in Jharkhand

Except for a few rickety trucks bouncing up and down the rutted roads, it is hard to tell that buried under the russet ground of this west Jharkhand region is some of the world’s largest, untouched deposits of high-grade coal and bauxite.

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