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US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman
India on Friday said the US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue.

Haryana govt in rush to give licences before polls

A realty bill at last!

With assembly polls likely in a couple of months, the Haryana government seems to be in a hurry to issue licences to private-sector developers before the model code of conduct kicks in.

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Science is universal, tech must be local: Modi

Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon Indian Institutes of Technology to provide local technical solutions in order to reduce dependence on the West.

Rajnath rejects Qureshi's claim of being asked to step down

BJP Rajnath Singh
The government denied on Friday claims made by Uttrakhand governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an 'appropriate response' will be filed before the Supreme Court soon.

Cong should accept Speaker's decision on LoP issue: Rajnath

BJP Rajnath Singh
Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the Congress on Friday to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha.

Modi warms up Hooda with a cup of tea after Kaithal hooting

Modi INS Kolkata
In a move to bring down the political temperatures over the booing of non-BJP chief ministers at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM on Friday invited Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda for tea.

Prohibition plan: Cheers to jeers from opposite camps in Kerala

A day after Kerala announced its decision to impose total prohibition, a group of housewives marched into the room of chief minister Oommen Chandy and thanked him.

Two vaccines work better for polio eradication: Study

A volunteer administers polio drops to a child in Patiala
A study done in India by researchers of the WHO and published in international journal Science on Friday shows that polio vaccine would be most effective when both the oral and injectable doses are used simultaneously.

TN boy's hand chopped off for 'disrespecting' elder

Police said that the main accused, Krishnan, husband of the president of the village panchayat, was incensed by the boy’s alleged disrespect by sitting crossed legged in his presence.

‘Soft Hindutva’ plank for 2016 polls

Narendra Modi
The sizeable vote-share gains in the parliamentary polls have infused the BJP with optimism about its political fortunes in Kerala, a state where it is yet to open its account, both in the 140-member assembly and the 20 Lok Sabha seats.

Mulayam trying hard to recapture west UP

Samajwadi Party's election manifesto released.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, the canny king of twists and turns, is now trying to swim to the surface, without making any waves, of course, after the drubbing his party received in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: a city for everyone

Chennai Central railway station
Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.
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