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India

100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return: Govt focus on Africa

Modi at Madison Square
Plans are in the works for Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting South Africa next year, which marks 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return from that country to India to plunge into freedom movement.

BJP readies Modi blitz for Maharashtra, Haryana

BJP Delhi
After tasting success with the Narendra Modi wave during the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is once again making the PM its face for the electoral campaign in the coming assembly elections.

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Haryana byelections: Hung assembly likely

A multi cornered contest is in the offing for the 90 assembly seats in poll-bound Haryana with six parties — the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the BJP, the HJC-HJCP combine, the BSP and Haryana Lokhit Party battling it out.

India to seek America's help in hunt for Dawood Ibrahim

File photo of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim
Wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 250 people, Dawood is believed to be living in Pakistan under the patronage of the country’s dreaded spy agency the ISI.

Centre notifies life-long visa for PIOs

Narendra Modi

The Union home ministry notified changes to the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) scheme late on Tuesday evening to make the PIO cards valid for the duration of the card holder’s lifetime — instead of the existing 15 days.

Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts in Poonch

A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire after over a month-long lull and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in three sub-sectors along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian forces.

Narendra Modi push for UPA’s pet project

A cartoon of a government
The UPA may have conceived Aadhaar, but it is PM Modi who is giving the ambitious project to provide each Indian a biometric identification card its hardest push by setting a deadline for bringing everyone under its coverage.

Al Qaeda’s botched suicide op was against ‘Indian warships’

Ahemadabad: Reliance oil refinery pollution control ship
The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed that its primary motive in the September Karachi dockyard attack, which failed after gunfights with the Pakistan Naval forces, was destroying Indian warships with a Pakistani frigate - PNS Aslat.

Jaitley recovering well, clearing files

Arun Jaitley
Union finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley is showing “good recovery with normalisation of all vital organs”, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said in a medical bulletin released Wednesday.

Two Indian varsities in world’s top 300

Panjab University
The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

India to talk HFCs under Montreal pact

global warming

The government agreed to discuss the phasing out of refrigerant coolants under the Montreal Protocol, marking a change in its stand from earlier this month when the environment minister had refused to discuss the issue under the same norms.

Modi returns home after hectic US visit

Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the capital on Wednesday after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt.

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