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Pune landslide: Woman survives, but 25 relatives still missing

Kalubai Lembhe
Even as rescuers had all but given up hope of finding many survivors, the wails of three-month-old Rudra had led them to the Lembhe family. Death toll hits 70, hopes fade

Publisher of Natwar's book receives 'threat calls'

natwar singh
After the official publisher of former external affairs minister Natwar Singh’s book ‘One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography’ complained about receiving threat calls, the police, on Friday, provided security cover to the staff.

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UPSC row: Activists protest outside Rajnath's house

UPSC protest
Scores of NSUI activists on Saturday staged a protest outside the residence of Union home minister Rajnath Singh, demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

Marital hiss: Catch snakes or the wedding is off!

Snake charmer
Even today, the sapera community in Akrabad, Gangiri, Atrouli, Khair, Sapera Bhanpur, Kasimpur and Morani villages in Aligarh, observes an ancient bizarre ritual of giving poisonous snakes in dowry to daughters in marriage.

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Nepal PM sees an opportunity in Modi's visit, stresses trust building

Sushil Koirala

Asserting that there had been 'gaps' on India's side in dealing with neighbours, Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal from Sunday offers an opportunity to 'rebuild trust'.

Tension in Kashmir over Kausar Nag yatra

A J&K police personnel dousing off fire from a tyre burnt in protest by lawyers in Jammu

Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists’ call for post-Friday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra, which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley.

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'Katju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt'

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former chief justice of India RC Lahoti has refuted ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s accusations that he gave in to pressure from the UPA 1 government to allow a 'tainted' Madras HC judge to continue in office.

Malin landslide: Toll hits 76, rescuers battle foul smell, incessant rain

Heavy machinery
Rescuers on Saturday found one more body under mud and debris in Pune district's Malin village, where a landslide swallowed up more than 100 people, taking the death toll to 76. At least 100 people are still feared to be trapped under the mountain of mud.

Sena leader in Nagpur murdered ; one held

A senior woman Shiv Sena activist was hacked to death near Lalganj area in north Nagpur this evening when she was on her way to a restaurant along with her husband.

Sheila govt did little for illegal colonies: CAG

Sheila Dixit

The Sheila Dikshit government spent Rs. 3,029.21 crore on regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi but failed to provide the most basic of amenities, such as sewer and water lines, roads and drainage, the CAG has said.

Congress names dead leader to screen poll nominees

A red-faced Congress had to revise its screening committee for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections after being informed about the recent death of Choudhary Mohammad Aslam, tasked with the onerous responsibility of selecting candidates.

Modi urges states to make provisions for self-certification

In a move to simplify processes and bridge governance deficit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday put his weight behind an initiative to encourage departments to accept self-certified documents rather than insisting that citizens file affidavits.

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