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Four cubs born to white tigress at Nandankanan Zoo, one of them is black

Sneha with her cubs
The Nandankanan Zoo in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has welcomed the birth of four cubs to five-year-old white tigress Sneha.

New army chief has his work cut out for him

Lieutenant general Dalbir Singh

General Dalbir Singh will inherit on Thursday the leadership of the army from General Bikram Singh when the force is in the midst of a costly transformation to fill critical gaps in capabilities.

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DMK urges Prez to sack Katju as Press Council chairman

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju

Smarting under revelations that it backed a tainted judge in the Madras high court, the DMK hit back on Wednesday at Justice Markandey Katju by asking President Pranab Mukherjee to sack him as the chairman of the Press Council of India.

HC questions Centre on delay in deciding Kingfisher's plea

CEO of Kingfisher Airlines Limited Vijay Mallya.
The Delhi high court asked the Centre on Wednesday as to why it has not decided since March 2012 the plea of Kingfisher Airlines for security clearance to appoint advocate Lalit Bhasin as a director of the ailing carrier.

Kanpur industrialist 'got wife murdered' by girlfriend's driver

Piyush Dasani
Piyush Dasani first claimed bike-borne men had kidnapped his wife when they were on their way home after a dinner at a restaurant. CCTV gave him away, say police.

Maya Kodnani gets bail in Naroda Patiya riots case

Maya Kodnani
The Gujarat high court on Wednesday gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a former Gujarat minister who is serving a life sentence for her role in Naroda Patiya riots in which 97 people were killed during the 2002 communal clashes in the state.

50 Keralite nurses to be shifted from Libya to Tunisia

A girl waves a Libyan independence flag

In the first phase of evacuation of Kerala nurses from strife-torn Libya, 50 of them are expected to be moved to Tunisia by road tomorrow as per the plan worked out by the Ministry of External Affairs.

JD(U), RJD and Cong unite in Bihar to fight BJP in bypolls

Seeking to buck the trend of recent parliamentary elections in which the BJP decimated them, the JD(U), RJD and the Congress announced on Wednesday an alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll next year.

Sonia moves Delhi HC against summons

 Sonia Gandhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi moved the Delhi high court on Wednesday, seeking to quash a lower court order summoning her along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and four others in a case relating to acquisition of the now-defunct National Herald newspaper and its assets.

16 of UPA's ex-ministers served eviction notice

Pallam Raju
Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Chicken fed on antibiotics causing drug resistance, CSE finds

Bird flu
A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Govt doesn't give timeframe to resolve UPSC row

Government on Wednesday declined to give a timeframe in Rajya Sabha for resolving the row over UPSC examination pattern but promised to solve it soon even as the Opposition targeted BJP ministers for coming out with different statements on the issue.
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