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India cries shame, red-faced Pak keeps Lakhvi locked

Opposition and ruling parties joined the chorus of outrage in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over a Pakistani court’s relief to 26/11 plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, before the terrorist was detained again. Lakhvi detained for 3 more months 

BJP washes hands off conversion row, says 'nothing to do with it'

The BJP on Friday distanced itself from the conversion controversy saying the party has not been involved with the 'homecoming' of non-Hindus and has not contributed to such activities.

Pakistan hits back, kills 59 Talibans near Afghan border

The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since Tuesday's Taliban massacre of children at a school.

India's Johnson goading tactics backfires badly

The tourists lit the fuse with their sledging of Johnson and bowling short to him and two hours later were left lamenting a smoking knock from the ICC Cricketer of the Year.

8 kids dead in Australia in reported mass stabbing

Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.

President Mukherjee discharged after angioplasty

President Pranab Mukherjee was discharged on Friday from Army Research & Referral (R&R) hospital following a coronary angioplasty on December 13.

BJP suspends MLA for threat to ‘skin alive’ official

BJP on Friday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Prahalad Gunjal, who was allegedly caught on tape threatening and abusing a health official over the transfer of a male nurse.

Bihar cop kills Dalit colleague for taking front seat

A sub inspector of the Bihar police, who allegedly killed a fellow officer for 'occupying the front seat of a vehicle despite being a Dalit', is on the run and the state rights panel has ordered action against him.

Government tables GST bill in Lok Sabha

The government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect tax system by tabling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Of $5.4bn pledged for Gaza, only 2% delivered

Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely 2% of the money has been transferred.

Ex-BSP MP Dhananjay Singh acquitted in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Pages from Vadra-DLF deal files missing: Khemka

IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records.

Tihar jail security increased after terror attack threat

Security of Tihar jail has been increased after intelligence inputs were received that the high profile prison may be targeted by terror outfits to free jailed terrorists.

US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

Sonia Gandhi recovering well, say doctors

The condition of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the Capital, is stable and she is recovering well from a lung infection, doctors said on Friday.
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