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Suspension of Indo-Pak talks have repercussions for Kashmir

Modi, Nawaz Sharif
Since the Indo-Pak talks have been suspended, and it is difficult to see how they can be resumed in the absence thus far of any back channel diplomacy, over a meeting between Basit and separatist leader Shabir Shah, there are consequences for Kashmir.

Tapas Pal suffers brain stroke, admitted to hospital

Tapas Pal
Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Tuesday was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic after he suffered a mild cerebral attack. He is currently under observation.

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Pak failed to walk the talk with India

Nawaz Sharif and Modi
Despite early indications of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif walking the talk on improving ties with India, there was hardly any forward movement in that direction, sources said on Tuesday.

Eye in the sky: Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

P1 aircraft
The aircraft, called P1, is commanded by a computer pilot on the ground. It can fly for more than 10 hours continuously at an altitude of up to 5,000ft and has a wide operating radius of 150km.

Coal stocks still low, Delhi-NCR face blackouts

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The Delhi-NCR region and large parts of India could be headed for another power crisis, unless the government can find a solution on a war footing.

Ghaziabad: 150 people booked for riots in Loni

The local administration was forced to call in para-military forces in Loni, which borders the national Capital, as hundreds of protesters clashed with the police after rumours of an alleged rape victim’s death and the accused being let off spread in the UP town.

Speaker dashes Cong hopes, won’t give it LoP status

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha Speaker on Tuesday rejected Congress' demand for LoP post in the House. The Speaker told the party that they don't have the mandatory 10% seats in LS required for the post.

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Centre to develop infrastructure along country’s northern border

Chinese troops
In the backdrop of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s frequent transgressions across the 4,088 km Line of Actual Control, the Narendra Modi-led government has decided to speed up infrastructure development on northern borders.

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What is so grand about the Bihar alliance!

Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar

People across the country are keenly watching the coming together of old rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Despite the hugs in public, I really doubt if the rivalry is finally over, writes Sunita Aron. Kurakani in Kathmandu

Amar Singh keeps mum on Samajwadi Party plans

 Amar Singh
Barely a fortnight after sharing the dais with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh called on the SP chief again at his residence on Tuesday, raising speculation about his comeback to the party.

Some netas get lucky, given lavishly redone bungalows

For some ministers in the Modi cabinet, the scramble for official Lutyens’ bungalows and a long wait may give way to some surprises. The reason: some of the ex-ministers in the UPA regime had done up their bungalows quite lavishly.

Indo-Pak derailed: For now, it’s advantage BJP

Manish Tewari
With separatists squarely blaming the Congress for the Modi government’s move to call off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, the BJP appears to have wrested the initial advantage in poll-bound J-K.
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