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Xi Jinping to arrive in India, set tone for future relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend his 64th birthday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping in Gujarat, as the Chinese president begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between the two countries.

Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.

Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, 35 held

About 35 students who were protesting outside the Jadavpur university campus against the molestation of a woman student were arrested by the police on Wednesday, TV reports said.

Hafiz Saeed uses floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives-India.

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for causing delay

Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Two militants killed in an encounter near LoC

Two militants were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. Two AK-47 rifles and one UBGL along with other war-like stores were recovered from the site.

Modi turns 64; meets mother to seek blessings

On his birthday on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.

Uma says ‘human excretion’ caused U'khand floods

A year after floods devastated Kedarnath, Union water resources minister Uma Bharti has revealed the 'underlying' cause of the disaster -- defecation near the shrine by non-believers.

Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control': Obama

President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and 'spiraling out of control,' threatening hundreds of thousands of people.

Teacher recruitment at 6 AIIMS under cloud

A central inquiry committee has found major lapses in the recruitment of teachers for the six new AIIMS set up in different parts of the country, holding the director of AIIMS Patna and a private firm responsible for the mess.

IIT-B is highest-ranked Indian varsity globally

The QS World University Ranking 2014, for the third consecutive year, is led by MIT. At number two is the University of Cambridge, followed by Imperial College, London, Harvard University and University of Oxford.

Attack on Ujjain University VC a 'Talibani act': Cong

Congress on Tuesday condemned the attack on Vikram University vice-chancellor (VC) Jawaharlal Kaul by a group of saffron activists and said their behaviour was similar to Taliban's actions.

Delhi: Acid thrown on Sikh man, hair forcibly cut

Around six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60-year-old sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south east Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

J-K floods: Search begins for the missing

Anger and despair normal in such adverse conditions, say psychiatrists visiting relief camps.

HC junks CBI probe plea against Vadra

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into alleged land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying the alleged "illegal transactions" have taken place beyond the court’s territorial jurisdiction.

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